Employment with Adventure Programs

Thank you for your interest in learning more about employment with our programs.  Our philosophy is to hire people who are responsible, enthusiastic, hardworking, and willing to learn.  More important than technical experience in the activities we do, we want people who are “heads up” in terms of risk management, awareness, customer service and interested in professional development.  Many of the skills necessary for employment can be learned on the job or during the Leadership Training Course (LTC | see below)

Adventure Ropes Course

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Adventure Programs runs a teambuilding challenge course on campus where groups of all ages come to participate in teamwork games and high element personal challenges.  Staff are asked to lead games, manage groups, and belay climbers.

Check out the Ropes Staff FAQs and
Download the Ropes Employment Application.
For more information, please email Ropes@recreation.ucsb.edu

Adventure Climbing Center

With 3 crack features, a bouldering area, 7 auto-belay stations, and 30 feet tall, the Adventure Climbing Center is Entre Prises' "largest imprint wall on the west coast." Desk staff at the center assume the role of a “vertical lifeguard,” meaning they are responsible for supervising climbers for safety, checking in climbers, managing paperwork, and tending to the general upkeep of the wall. Essentially, wall staff perform similar duties a lifeguard would at the pool, except they work at a climbing wall. We also employ an number of indoor climbing instructors and route setters.

Check out the ACC Staff FAQs and
Download the ACC Employment Application
For more information, please email Adventure@recreation.ucsb.edu
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Leadership Training Course | Outdoor guides | Instructors

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Trip Leaders, Guides, Assistant Instructors- Adventure Programs is proud to offer a comprehensive development opportunity known as the Leadership Training Course (LTC). The coures is designed to train interested people in climbing, kayaking, canyoneering, group management, risk managment, outdoor leadership, outdoor cooking, wilderness first aid, wilderness survival/ primitive living skills and trip leadership/guiding. Additionally, you will go on a Colorado River Canoe and a backpacking trip. At the end of LTC, participants can apply to be on staff to work on a volunteer basis as kayak, canyoneering, and/or climbing class assistant and/or overnight trip leader.  LTC is a great way to gain important experience in a variety of outdoor skills as well as the “usual” way staff become paid kayak/climbing instructors, paid program coordinators, and paid guides.  LTC spans five-months and is offered annually every Fall through Winter quarters.

 Please attend one of the info meetings to get an application and sign up for an interview. You will also get a reminder if you join the "Adventure Programs" mailing list or our FB Page www.facebook.com/UCSBAdventure

LTC 2017 Info Nights:

Wed | Sept 27 | 7pm | Rec Cen

or

Tue | Oct 3 | 7pm | Rec Cen

Check out "An Insider's View of the Leadership Training Course," an interview with Jacob Staines.


Instructors- Instructors are individuals with extensive experience in either climbing or kayaking who are asked to lead classes. Many of our instructors begin with LTC and then train to instructor level.

More Info | Manager Contacts

If any of these positions sound like something for you, we would be happy to send you an application or let you know when training will be available. Please contact the program managers directly:

Ropes Course: (805) 893-4114 -- Ropes@recreation.ucsb.edu
Climbing Center: (805) 893-3737 -- mason.bouchet@recreation.ucsb.edu
Outdoor Leaders/ Instructors: (805) 893-3737 -- Donald.Wise@recreation.ucsb.edu
General Info and Questions: (805) 893-3737 -- Adventure@recreation.ucsb.edu

Thanks again for your interest!