Employment

Are you interested in becoming a professional canyoning instructor?

To join the Team of Canyoning Colorado as an instructor the first step is signing up to a professional ICOpro course. With these courses, we can train you up to be internationally certified and a valued member of the team. While personality and enthusiasm are key elements as an outdoor guide, we are looking for professional instructors that will lead our customers safely through the canyon; all while showing them a good time.

Canyoning Colorado is an Instructor Training Center
Photo courtesy of Gus Schiavon

Join the Team in 2018!

Positions Available

Canyoning Instructor (IN)

This position is available for the summer season, between the months of May – October 2018. We are a small team, so the role will likely be part time on an as and when needed basis. This position is ideal for someone living in the area, or looking to gain guiding experience and ICOpro training.

Job Description:

Have all the required skills to be an ICOpro Instructor (IN) before, during and after a canyoning trip, including the Canyoneer Initiation training course (CAI). The Instructor is in charge of the excursion; and must be skilled enough to supervise the group.

Job requirements:

  • Familiarity in a canyon environment, and/or experience working as an Assistant Instructor.
  • An Instructor IN1 or above training qualification from the International Canyoning Organization for Professionals (ICOpro)
  • Valid Wilderness First Responder certification
  • Current and valid drivers license for operating a vehicle in Colorado, USA
  • Leave No Trace ethics trained
  • Must be a US resident, or have a valid work permit
  • English speaking

Canyoning Assistant Instructor (AIN)

This position is available for the summer season, between the months of May – October 2018. We are a small team, so the role will likely be part time on an as and when needed basis. This position is ideal for someone living in the area, or looking to gain guiding experience and ICOpro training.

Job Description:

Have all the required skills to assist an ICOpro Instructor (IN) before, during and after a canyoning trip, including the Canyoneer Initiation training course (CAI). The Assistant Instructor (AIN) helps the Instructor who is in charge of the excursion; the Assistant Instructor must be skilled enough to supervise the group in the case of an emergency.

Job requirements:

  • Familiarity in a canyon environment, and/or experience working as an Assistant Instructor.
  • An Assistant Instructor canyoning training qualification from the International Canyoning Organization for Professionals (ICOpro)
  • Current and valid first aid certificate. Wilderness First Aid or above.
  • Current and valid drivers license for operating a vehicle in Colorado, USA
  • Leave No Trace ethics trained
  • Must be a US resident, or have a valid work permit
  • English speaking

Reservations Assistant

This position is available for the summer season, working 5 days on with 2 days off, between the months of June – September 2018. You’ll be a valued member of the team, and you will be welcome to join canyoning trips throughout the season! This position is ideal for someone living in Ouray, or for someone looking to spend the summer in Ouray.

Job Description:

As a Reservations Assistant you are responsible for selling and booking activities, checking availability online, processing payments and informing customers on how to prepare for the activity. Bookings can be received online, phone, email or walk-ins, all of which are managed by you, the Reservations Assistant.  Duties also include maintaining presentation of office space, administrative tasks, requests by management, cash-ups and daily sales.

Job requirements:

  • Customer service experience
  • Computer literate
  • Must be a US resident, or have a valid work permit
  • Available to work weekends and holidays
  • English speaking
  • Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent, OR student seeking paid work experience during their summer vacation.

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Canyoning Colorado Office

ICOpro Canyoning Instructors

ICOpro Canyoneer Photographer Course with Canyoning Colorado

Are you interested in becoming a Professional Outdoor Guide? The first step is signing up to a professional ICOpro course so you have the skills to join the team. After initial training and commitment from you, Canyoning Colorado provide on the job training as well as ICOpro Canyoning Courses helping you progress your career as a Professional Canyoning Instructor.   If you have questions about the job and/or training requirements get in touch now, we are happy to answer any questions you may have.

ICOpro Course Schedule

Canyoneer Level 1-2-3 (CA123)
May 27 – June 3, 2017
COURSE FULL

Assistant Instructor (AIN)
June 8 – 17, 2017
COURSE CONFIRMED

International Validation of Skills (IVS) / Assistant Instructor (AIN)
Contact us for 2018 course dates.