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Join Our Team


Join the Team

Why Join the Aztec Adventures Outdoor Program Team?

  • Aztec Adventures Outings Leaders are extraordinary individuals.
  • Throughout our program’s history we have been fortunate to attract students that have thrived on serving others.
  • We offer an amazing opportunity for personal and professional growth.
  • Outdoor leadership requires hard physical and emotional work. Along with this comes great reward.
  • If you desire to make a positive difference in the lives of others and celebrate the wild outdoors, please join us.
Join the Team

We are looking for individuals who...

  • Have the ability to speak comfortably in groups of new acquaintances
  • Possess a friendly attitude towards others and outgoing personality traits
  • Take initiative and responsibility for their own learning and training
  • Maintain a cheerful attitude even when things don’t go according to plan
  • Can admit their mistakes and accept criticism
  • Follow the leadership of other Aztec Adventure Staff
  • Enjoy teaching others formally and informally

Certifications & Training Needed to Lead Outings:

  • Successfully complete both ENS 138 Beginning & Intermediate Adventure Leadership I & II Courses.
    • It is very important for all of our staff to possess the interpersonal skills to lead, facilitate and manage small groups.
  • Successfully complete any one or all of the following ENS 138 or 139 Courses: Backpacking; Camping & Outdoor Skills; River Canoeing & Camping; Beginning Rock Climbing
    • These courses will provide you with the minimum skill competencies needed to train for paid leadership positions.
  • Obtain a Standard First Aid, CPR and AED Certification to start
  • Complete all required Aztec Recreation and A.S. Employee Training
  • Successfully complete the Aztec Adventures Driver Training Program
  • Obtain a California Commercial Driver’s License (Class B) with Passenger Endorsement
  • Participate fully in bi-weekly staff trainings on Monday evenings 7:30-9:00pm
  • Participate fully in overnight-weekend staff training trips
  • Participate fully in weeklong or longer staff trainings during winter and summer breaks
    • Please note that there is a cost to nearly all of the trainings and certifications listed above. New leaders can expect to initially spend over $300.00 training and obtaining certifications. Once a staff member becomes a Primary Outings Leader (Paid) they are eligible for monetary reimbursement of 80% of their fees.

Certifications & Training Needed to Get Paid to Lead Outings (Primary Leader):

  • Successfully complete Outings Leader Training Requirements for each trip you desire to lead
  • Obtain, as a minimum, Wilderness First Aid Certification through a recognized provider.
  • Obtain above average endorsements and feedback from the Primary Leader of all trips you are assisting with (Secondary Leader).
  • Complete Aztec Adventures - Leave No Trace - Training
  • Take a leadership/instructor role in bi-weekly staff trainings on Monday evenings 7:30-9:00pm
  • Take a leadership/instructor role in weekend and winter/summer break trainings.
    • Please note that once a staff member becomes a Primary Outings Leader (Paid) they are eligible for monetary reimbursement of 80% of their certification and training fees.

Some Aztec Adventures Staff Benefits:

  • Free Aztec Recreation Membership
  • Professional Purchase Program for Outdoor Equipment & Clothing
  • Lifetime Network of Close Friends
  • Invaluable Life and Leadership Skill Development
  • Personal and Professional Growth
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