Mountain Trail Staff

Join our team of environmental education instructors!


Mountain Trail Outdoor School is seeking highly educated individuals with experience working with youth outdoors to join our qualified team of instructors!



Who We Hire

Thank you for your interest in MTOS!

Qualified applicants are college graduates with experience working with children in the outdoors, particularly in experiential education. Applicants should feel comfortable teaching natural science topics with hands-on activities and facilitating cooperation and high adventure activities.

All of our instructors must have at minimum current first aid and CPR training. Many are certified in wilderness first aid or as wilderness first responders.

Living & Working at MTOS

Room and board is included with salary. More information on our staff housing accommodations, work hours, and class details can be found by clicking the button below.

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Application Process

The Mountain Trail Outdoor School hires seasonal instructors for each fall and spring.

  • We begin accepting applications for the fall season in late March/early April each year.
  • We begin accepting applications for the spring season in November of each year.

You will be asked to provide three references and upload a copy of your current resume. Please note: you cannot save your work on the online application; plan to complete all the information in one sitting. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted via email or phone soon after their application is submitted. Due to the number of applications we are unable to interview all candidates.

Our online application link will be active when we are accepting applications.

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Committed to the principles of equal opportunity, Kanuga accepts employment applications without regard to race, color, gender or national origin.

For more information, please contact MTOS Program Director Meghan Hull-DeWitt at 828-692-9136, ext. 2839, or