Outward Bound California screens and selects new applicants yearly for both our Bay Area and High Sierra programs. Bay Area programming hires in the late fall for training in February. The majority of High Sierra hiring takes place in November through January, and new staff join us for training in May. Occasionally we will hire staff and offer training in other seasons as needed. We will only accept applications for open positions.
Follow the steps below for all job applications.
Review open positions
Complete a Field Log, which will be attached in the application
Complete an application online, and upload Cover Letter and Resume.
As a leading organization in the field of experiential education, our instructors are accomplished outdoor educators, with extensive experience and training in technical and facilitation skills. Outward Bound California offers courses in both urban and remote wilderness areas demanding highly talented staff to work with individuals and groups in a variety of setting and environments.
Our goal is to employ a group of field staff who are representative of the populations with whom we work. We are seeking a diverse group of people who are invested in the growth and development of individuals, groups and communities.
Our Instructors have extensive experience and training in interpersonal, technical, risk management, and educational skills. What we do is no less than life-changing for many of our students, and our instructional staff is the driving force behind this experience.
Our Logistics Team supports expeditions and programs from behind the scenes. Without Logistics Coordinators, our courses would not be possible. LC’s contribute to the student experience with strong operational, organizational, and communication skills.
Our Interns are excited and eager to contribute to OBCA’s mission, and receive training and development as they begin their careers in outdoor education. Gaining both field, logistical and administrative experience, Interns train to become Outward Bound Instructors and Logistics Coordinators.
We’re not currently hiring. Please continue to check back.
A Field Log is required for all Assistant Instructor and Intern positions.
Outward Bound California is an equal opportunity employer and works to include diversity among its staff. Outward Bound California values the inclusion and collaboration among employees of diverse backgrounds and experiences. Outward Bound California prohibits discrimination against, and harassment of, any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, gender, pregnancy, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, military or veteran status, qualified individuals with a disability on the basis of the disability, or any other category which may be protected under applicable state or federal law. Outward Bound California also promotes respect for all people, and will not tolerate harassment based on any of these characteristics nor on differences based on gender identity or expression.
As we strive to reflect the communities we serve, people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.