Telluride Academy’s Boating Director (BD) is responsible for facilitating a safe and educational boating program for Academy students. The BD will work with the Program Director to hire an appropriate Assistant Boating Director and additional safety boaters when the Academy’s programming schedule should require additional staff. The BD will oversee all moving water experiences and acquire and manage the appropriate additional staff to safely facilitate such activities. The BD may also facilitate the Academy’s flat water boating when it does not conflict with a moving water experience. In the event that there are overlaps in flat water and moving water programs, the BD will coordinate with the Assistant BD to ensure that both programs are properly outfitted and staffed. Responsibilities also include maintaining boating gear inventory as well as working with the Program Director to order new and improved gear when needed. Telluride Academy’s Boating Policies and Procedures will be maintained and revised as needed annually in close collaboration between the BD and the Program Director. This is to include emergency procedures and site specific resources as they pertain to an emergency. The BD will also create an organizational boating curriculum and criteria that will be taught to all Academy instructors during the Academy’s annual staff training. The BD will coordinate with specific programs and program staff to facilitate daily boating activities and logistics. The BD will work with the Program Director to create a boating schedule that accommodates all upcoming programs. Once programming has begun, the BD will facilitate, instruct and participate with Academy students in a variety of flat water, moving water and dry-land workshops. The BD will also familiarize themselves with ALL Academy boating locations (flat water and moving water) and act as a point of contact for site mangers and Academy Field Instructors when applicable. The BD will also carry (at all times) the Academy’s river permits and submit timely and accurate usage logs for post use reporting. The BD will be responsible for managing trip/weekly budgets set by the Finance Director and given a company credit card. The BD must maintain an accurate record and submit a physical copy of all Academy expenses and receipts at the end of every river trip or end of session. The BD will also ensure that adequate boating gear inventory, equipment check-in and storage occurs at the end of the Academy’s programming week and the summer season. This includes the regular maintenance and cleanliness of all trailers and vehicles specifically used by the boating program staff (ie. Academy Suburban and F350).
*Must have a current (or willingness to obtain) a Nationally Recognized Swift Water Certification, WFR (or higher), and CPR/AED
* Technical Resume listing river sections/class, river miles and roles.
* Must pass a Federal Background Check
* Must display a clean driving record
* Ability to drive a 15 passenger van and a large trailer
* Must be physically capable of rigging and de-rigging river trips.
Hours required of this Position: 30hrs-50hrs/week.
Compensation: Salary is dependent on number of Flat Water, Moving Water and Expedition Programs that run each week. Entry Level: Daily Wage of $20/hour DOE and Certifications. Expedition Wages are competitive.
To apply, please submit an application along with a detailed resume and cover letter using the link below. All applications must be received byon . Qualified applicants will be contacted for in-depth interviews. Please forward any and all questions to Telluride Academy Program Director, Ashley Smith at email@example.com