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Pack Trip Leader

Jackson, Wyoming 83001
United States

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Date Posted: 01/15/2019 | Last Updated: 01/15/2019

Categories: Instructor, Other, Rider - western, Summer Camp, Trail Ride Leader, Trainer - Western, Working Student, Wrangler
Positions Available: Contract
Annual Salary Range: $0 - $4,999
Minimum Education Level: High School
Horse Breeds Associated With This Job: Any Breed
Languages Required: Any Language
Drivers license required? Yes
Commercial drivers license required? No
Own car required? No
Pets allowed? No
Non-smokers required? No
Live on site? No
Will pay to relocate? No
Height/Weight Specifications
(For riding positions only)
Height:   ft    in
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About The Facility
Teton Valley Ranch Camp is a non-profit residential summer camp with an extensive backcountry trips program. 135 boy campers join us for the first half of the summer, followed by 135 girl campers, all between the ages of 11 and 16. The property is located an hour East of Grand Teton National Park and we run backcountry trips in Bridger-Teton, Shoshone, and Caribou-Targhee National Forests, as well as Grand Teton National Park. Campers participate in many traditional camp program activities (e.g. fly fishing, target sports, craft-shop, nature discovery), with special emphasis on western heritage, western adventure, and western horseback riding. All of our campers also participate in our backcountry trips program. We operate in the Bridger-Teton, Shoshone, and Caribou-Targhee National Forests, as well as Grand Teton National Park. Our western adventure based backcountry trips program includes day hikes, overnight trips, and multi-day backpacking treks lasting 3 to 6 days.

Our western heritage based backcountry trips program includes multiday horse pack trips with Wyoming outfitters lasting 4 to 5 days. Teton Valley Ranch Camp is steeped in 80 years of tradition, going back to 1939 when it was founded. Teton Valley Ranch Camp staff are educators, uniquely positioned to share their knowledge and passion for the outdoors with campers and staff alike. Working for Teton Valley Ranch Camp is such an amazing opportunity to make a significant impact on lives and future leaders through the outdoors and the unique and tight-knit community we create.
Job Description
Result Statement: Campers experience the mountains in traditional western fashion, learning to thrive in the backcountry on multi-day horse pack trips. Pack Trip Leaders are responsible for the following: creating fun and memorable wilderness experiences; inspiring stewardship for the environment through education and instruction; and managing the risks inherent in Wyoming backcountry and horseback travel.

• Trips Program – On Trail
o Manage the risks inherent in backcountry travel by following and enforcing camp rules, anticipating and identifying hazards, and making sensible decisions. Particular attention should be paid to managing the risks associated with livestock and horseback riding.
o Call camp via satellite phone when support is or may be needed.
o Inform campers of local and regional history, ecology, geology, etc.
o Educate campers using the TVRC Backcountry Curriculum. Themes include: camping techniques, leadership skills, local history, and environmental stewardship.
o Work effectively with other staff (trip leaders, counselors, trail cooks, etc.) on your trips: communicate expectations clearly, delegate responsibility as appropriate, and respectfully consider other opinions.
o Work effectively with the Outfitters on your pack trip.
o Follow all national forest and area-specific regulations and guidelines.
Job Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:
• At least 21 years old
• CPR Certification
• Wilderness First Aid Certification
• Trained as a TVRC Trip Leader
• Experience with horseback riding and livestock
Room and board provided
Pro Deals
Laundry facilities
Description of Housing Provided
Staff live on site in cabins with other seasonal staff. All cabins have access to bathrooms and showers; either in their cabins or just outside in a bathhouse.