In the December 2015 Issue of The Petroglyph…
Deer Hill is currently hiring for four great positions in 2016:
- Facility Manager, starts March 1
- Field Staff, programs throughout the spring and summer
- Internship Program, starts April 7
- Photography Internship, starts April 7 (flexible)
Deer Hill begins filling positions for Field Staff and Interns in in the fall of each year. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Administrative positions are announced as openings become available. Applications are submitted online. Follow the links below for more information and to apply for the position that interests you. If you have questions about working at Deer Hill, please contact the Staff Manager at [email protected]
Deer Hill’s Facility Manager keeps our basecamp running smoothly so as to support our programs in the field and when they come back to Basecamp. This position is an essential element of the Deer Hill community, both in spirit and in hard work. The Facility Manager works alongside the Basecamp Manager to supervise Interns and provide guidance with their daily responsibilities which include preparing equipment, packing supplies, repairing gear, maintaining facilities, resupplies, and interacting with field staff and participants at Basecamp and during transitions in the field. When not working with the Interns or the Basecamp Manager, the Facility Manager could find him or herself improving systems, preparing new work tasks, managing the irrigation of grounds, whistling a catchy tune, and working on vehicles and trailers.
Our field staff bring a wide range of backgrounds and training to their role. The one element that they all have in common is the desire to provide participants with the most meaningful, educational, and fun programs possible. Every day, Deer Hill field staff make an impact on the lives of our participants through their leadership and presence. Our field staff build a strong foundation of outdoor skills, service work experience, communication and interpersonal skills while leading in the mountains, deserts and rivers of the Southwest U.S. and Costa Rica. Field staff often find that their work with Deer Hill is deeply fulfilling because it is meaningful. They experience the daily richness of supporting participants as they take risks, build new skills, and ultimately learn to connect more fully with the wilderness, others and themselves.
Deer Hill’s Internship Program is an essential element of the Deer Hill community, both in spirit and in hard work. Interns live onsite and support Deer Hill programs and operations by preparing equipment, packing supplies, repairing gear, maintaining facilities, resupplies, and interacting with field staff and participants at Basecamp and during transitions in the field.
With hands-on experience and guidance from Deer Hill administrative staff, Interns learn about the logistics and systems that facilitate multi-element wilderness expeditions and cross-cultural service projects. While interns do not lead trips, they have several opportunities to go out into the field. Interns are invited to attend the field staff Spring River Training, and to join a section of a spring program and summer program, observing and supporting the role of an outdoor educator. All experiences in the field with Deer Hill are contingent upon administrative approval.
Photographs and participant testimonials comprise a significant part of Deer Hill’s marketing content. The Photography Intern helps collect and organize this material. Additionally, the Photography Intern maintains Deer Hill’s Instagram and Facebook accounts with daily posts. With guidance, collaboration and supervision from the Outreach Director, this program is designed to include the opportunity for special projects that align the intern’s skills and interests with Deer Hill’s outreach needs. One such project is the development and implementation of a digital photo archiving system. This internship provides an opportunity to gain valuable and highly marketable hands-on experience in a fun and truly inspiring outdoor education environment.