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Passionate about inspiring kids and families to be outdoors, make connections, and have too much fun? Love a great story and adventure, and have a penchant for entertaining? Want to make an irreplaceable impact with your colleagues and kids—seizing an opportunity to motivate a lifetime of being outdoors? If the answers to those questions are a resounding YES, then whether you are an emerging or seasoned educator, a subject matter enthusiast, or a behind-the-scenes operator, the Trackers Earth community is the place for you!

We're looking for fantastic Guides to teach with our 2021 Summer Camps.

We do more in one day than most camps do all summer!

This page is for our Seattle Programs. If you live in Portland, check out Portland jobs.

Available Positions

Assistant Guide Ready to learn
Lead Guide 1 year+ exp.
Team Coordinator Management exp.
Site Coordinator Management exp.
Overnight Guide 2 years+ expedition exp.
Overnight Director Manage & Expedition exp.

About Trackers

Since 2004, tens of thousands of families have journeyed outdoors with Trackers Guides. Through sharing fantastic skills and epic adventures, we seek to inspire kids, creating stories and memories connected to family, nature, and many generations.

You Could Teach

Wilderness Survival & Tracking
Farm Craft & Homesteading
Fishing & Canoeing
Role-Playing with Outdoors Skills
Climbing & Paddle Sports
Photo, Ceramics, Woodwork, or Blacksmith

Trackers Mission

From wilderness survival to fishing, from story camps to blacksmithing, the timeless Arts of Tracking define how we share these crafts. Tracking develops intensive observational skills in our environment. Tracking cultivates the ability to map complex connections. Tracking guides kids and adults to authentic wilderness experiences. Tracking tells the story of people stewarding the land. Through tracking, kids rediscover and remember their natural connection to family, what is wild, and multiple generations beyond their lifetime.

2021 Summer Camp Positions

Training Flexible with your schedule from the date of hire up to June 11, 2021.
Program Teaching Dates June - August

As a seasonal educator with Trackers, you are not assigned to an officially fixed work site.
Locations can include: Kirkland, Seattle, Lynnwood.

Use the tables below to determine the starting rate for each position.
Scroll to Weekly Bonus Add-Ons to determine what certifications increase your rate.
Training pays Oregon Minimum Wage and Bonus Add-Ons do not apply.

Summer Camp Positions

Assistant Guide

Assist Trackers Guides with a team of kids exploring nature and adventuring at our summer day camps.

Required Experience: 2 years or more general work history.
Teaching: June  - August, Mon - Fri
Pay: $16.00 per hour + bonus add-ons

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Lead Guide

Lead a team of kids exploring nature and adventuring at our summer day camps.

Required Experience: 1 year or more outdoor education.
Teaching: June  - August, Mon - Fri
$18.00 per hour + bonus add-ons

Apply Online

Required Experience, Attributes & Physical Demands

Maintain high professional standards

Punctual and timely for all scheduled shifts
Ability to set and communicate boundaries for youth in a positive way
Ability to think on your feet, be creative, and care for the safety of children even in challenging situations

CPR/First Aid certified (or ability to complete before position begins)

Anaphylaxis & Epinephrine Auto-Injector certified (or ability to complete before position begins)
Food handlers certified (or ability to complete before position begins)

State fishing license (if working with programs that fish)

Ability to continuously stand, hike backcountry terrain on and off-trail, bend, squat, climb stairs/hills, lift up to 50 lbs
Pre-employment checks: criminal background, reference, requirements in MVR Policy, Alcohol/Drug Test for drivers

Weekly Bonus
 Certification Add-Ons

Based on current certifications, you can receive a weekly pay bonus for every full-week of camp worked. They include general add-ons, which apply to every role, and position specific add-ons, which only apply to that role. Total weekly pay bonuses, general and specific, are limited to $100 per week for all staff.

General Certifications Weekly Pay Add-on Bonus
Returning Staff $10 per week
CDL Class B Large bus with passengers + Internal Skills Assesment $100 per week
Lifeguard Certification $12 per week
Wilderness First Responder $25 per week
Swiftwater Rescue (boating) $25 per week
Single pitch Certification/SAS (climbing) $25 per week
EDUCATION Only highest of the following applies
Teaching Certificate $35 per week
Masters in Education or Child Related Field $35 per week
Montessori Teacher Certification (AMI or AMS) $25 per week
Early Childhood Education Degree BA or higher $25 per week
Tracking Certification (CyberTracker or Equivalent) Level II - $4 per week, Level III - $8 per week
Approved Wilderness Skills Courses (see list) $4 - $8 per week

Please Note Pay rates for the initial staff training period differs for new staff. All weekly bonus add-ons do not apply during this training trial period for any staff. Once the training period is over, staff members graduate to their regular pay rate and weekly bonus add-ons apply.

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