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Positions at the Boulder, CO office:

Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics seeks two dynamic, tech savvy, extroverted teams of educators for Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer positions for the contract period mid-April 2019 through mid-April 2020.

Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers must be passionate educators, skilled communicators and content creators, and ready to live, work, and thrive on the road. Only pre-paired teams of two will be considered. Teams must be available and make a commitment for the entire contract period from mid-April 2019 through mid-April 2020 (exact dates to be determined).

As Traveling Trainers, teams live on the road, camp 100-200 nights a year, and deliver Leave No Trace programs to children and adults of all experience levels and ages in both indoor and outdoor settings, in all seasons and conditions. Teams also produce videos, blogs, weekly social media content, and detailed program reporting.

Teams will work and travel in regions of the country as needed by the Center, with the majority of programs in frontcountry settings with first time visitors, both children and adults. They also work closely with land managers and park staff on programs such as Leave No Trace Hot Spots, which can include frontcountry, backcountry and urban/suburban settings. Teams are outfitted with a Subaru vehicle, basic equipment and supplies necessary for teaching and camping, and technology for communication needs. 

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers represent the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics as ambassadors and educators and should be prepared to do all of the following:

• Educate > Communicate > Camp > Drive > Educate > Communicate > Camp > REPEAT
• Prepare and present Leave No Trace trainings and programs for diverse groups of all ages and backgrounds including youth, land managers, park staff, college students, outdoor industry employees, hiking/paddling/climbing and other user groups and the general public.
• Generate social media content including photos, blogs and videos for the Center’s website, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter on a weekly and/or monthly basis.
• Lead discussions and facilitate meetings with land managers and other stakeholders at Leave No Trace Hot Spots. Produce written reports including analyses of recreational impacts, Leave No Trace solutions, and recommendations for Leave No Trace implementation strategies.
• Exhibit in boothing/expo areas at trade shows, conferences, outdoor festivals, races, trailheads, and other forward-facing events to promote our mission, membership and partnership programs.
• Communicate regularly with staff at the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and on-site event hosts regarding program logistics, details and reporting.
• Be high energy, open, positive, and ready to engage with whatever the day requires, representing the Center and program sponsors in a professional manner at all times.

Leadership and Interpersonal Requirements:
• High-level of motivation, energy, creativity, adaptability, and professionalism.
• Interpersonal skills to facilitate work with a wide range of people and groups from diverse backgrounds. 
• Must enjoy working with and educating both adults and children of all ages and all outdoor experience levels.
• A positive, flexible disposition as well as the ability to deal with an evolving, unpredictable, and demanding travel itinerary.
• Exceptional time-management and organizational skills, including strong problem-solving skills.
• Established interpersonal relationship and excellent dynamic between team members.

Education, Communication, and Technical Requirements:
• Exceptional communication skills, including charismatic and entertaining public speaking and writing.
• Experience teaching, training or delivering educational programs and activities in an indoor and outdoor environment.
• Research and analytical skills, such as writing or contributing to organizational reports, white papers or assessments.
• Savvy with creating social media content, video creation, and photography.
• Personal budgeting and expense tracking skills.
• Demonstrated passion for the environment, conservation, and participation in outdoor recreation.
• Current certifications in, or ability to obtain, CPR and Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder.
• Prior Leave No Trace experience/familiarity.
• Bachelor’s degree.
• Proficiency with Google Docs or MS Office Suite, social media platforms, Mac OS, Adobe photo and video editing software.

DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: mid-April, 2019 through mid-April, 2020 (exact dates to be determined)

SALARY/BENEFITS: Limited monthly salary, living stipend, health insurance stipend, travel expenses, a vehicle, and basic gear for life on the road.

CLOSING DATE: January 6, 2019 

1. Resumes for both team members
2. Joint cover letter – 2-page maximum
3. 1-minute innovative video introducing yourselves and stating why are you are interested in the position. This video should highlight the best of your videography and content creation skills.
4. Be prepared to provide 3 references upon request

EMAIL TO:  | Subject: Traveling Trainer Search - 2019

-No calls please
-Pre-paired teams only. We will not place individuals into a team
-Must pass background check and have a clean driving record
-Applicants must be able to legally work in the United States
-No pets

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Education Department Intern

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is looking for a general Education Department intern. The primary focus of this internship would be providing program assistance for the Leave No Trace in Every Park and Leave No Trace for Every Kid initiatives as well as other Ed Department programs including the volunteer State Advocate and Community Partner programs. The right person will be detail oriented, energetic, and have excellent writing and communication skills. This internship will start in January of 2019. 

This is a part-time, unpaid internship. 

Duration: 3- 6 months, starting in January 2019. 

Location: Boulder, CO 

For More Information: contact Education & Outreach Coordintor, Faith Overall,


General Leave No Trace Internship Information

Typically our internships follow the seasons, but there is great latitude allowed to accommodate school, work, and travel schedules. Please contact us directly at if you have specific questions. Keep in mind that internships are granted through a competitive process, and must be matched with our internal needs.

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics Internships are designed to give interns an opportunity to work on a variety of different projects and gain valuable experience in a number of areas, including:

  • Education and Training
  • General Outreach
  • Communications and Social Media
  • Development/Fund Raising
  • Membership/Partnership Programs
  • Database Management

If you are interested in an internship, please submit the online application and have two references complete the online reference forms.

Additional considerations:

  • Internships with the Center are typically unpaid.
  • Internships are typically 3-6 months.
  • Length of internship and daily hours are negotiable.
  • Internships are only available in Boulder, Colorado.
  • The Center is unable to provide housing.
  • The Center is an equal opportunity employer.