Earn $3,000-$5,000 by leading 32 Canoeing/Kayaking trips this summer
Position: Trip Leader
Available: Immediately thru October
To Apply: Email your letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Trip Leader will be responsible for leading (and organizing) river trips for groups of 25-30 youth on Lady Bird Lake and Barton Creek. Trips are funded from a grant received from TPWD. Currently, we have funding for 32 river trips. This would be an ideal position for a college student or retired schoolteacher. Trips can also be team shared with another trip leader.
Responsibilities and Duties
- Manages all aspects of four river trip programs: River Sense, Discover the Source, Find and Capture, and Canoe Camping.
- Oversees river trips from start to finish.
- Works with the Assistant Executive Director in the planning and organizing of all trips.
- Flexible schedule preferred
- Enjoys working with youth
- Excellent references
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Demonstrates personal alignment with the mission of Texas River School
- Thrives in an outdoor environment
- Experienced paddler
- Certified in First Aid/CPR and basic water safety a plus
- Competitive shift pay (per trip)
- Fees for any training classes
- Stamina for paddling long distances, potentially in strong winds
- Able to lift/carry canoes or kayaks
About Texas River School
Texas River School teaches young people to love, protect, and safely enjoy Texas waterways through hands-on educational outings that include canoeing and camping.
We practice our motto – Helping to Keep Our Kids and Rivers Healthy – by continually working toward reducing the nature deficit in area youth through our river trip programs. Incorporated into these half-day, day-long, and overnight excursions are tools we use to inspire, educate, and nurture students’ experiences and imagination, such as environmental education, camping, canoeing, kayaking, orienteering/geocaching, nature photography, open-water swimming, and much more.