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Professional Outdoor Instructor Positions


Professional Outdoor Instructor

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Bradford Woods, Indiana University’s Outdoor Center, is located in the American Heartland in South Central Indiana. We are surrounded by rolling hills, limestone bluffs, deciduous forests and miles of waterways. Indiana is central to great outdoor adventures with over 25 state parks, World-renowned climbing in nearby Red River Gorge, amazing backpacking in The Hoosier National Forest and miles of mountain bike trails. Come visit Indiana and spend some time working in the great outdoors at Bradford Woods. We have a 2500 acre natural playground to be shared with youth and adults alike.

We are continuously hiring outdoor professionals who are eager to teach children about the outdoor environment and to facilitate team building programs. We have been offering  programs for over 60 years and specialize in state-based curriculum. We seek candidates who love the outdoors and have skills in teaching children, leading trips, and working at summer camps. We seek academic backgrounds such as recreation, environmental and adventure education, resource management, biology and much more.


Now hiring for SPRING March 6-May 28, 2016!

Our Professional Outdoor Instructors receive a unique opportunity to teach multiple different aspects of outdoor education: most days are spent teaching fifth graders about the environment, but other days may include leading a junior high or high school group through teambuilding activities on our low or high challenge courses. On our 2,500-acre campus we have been providing educational, recreational and professional service opportunities to youth and adults for over 60 years. For our instructors we seek dynamic and talented individuals with a passion for outdoor environmental and experiential education. This multi-faceted position entails teaching and facilitating a variety of programs with various populations through two of our program areas: Environmental Education and Adventure Education.


Griffith House

Most staff describe our staff housing as pretty nice! Griffith House offers rooms for 2-3 people with an adjoining full bathroom. Common areas include a great room with living, dining, and kitchen space. The kitchen has two full size refrigerators as well as a dishwasher, microwave, stovetop and oven. Please click here to see a complete list of amenities.

Bradford Woods is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate with regard to race, creed, color, age, gender, national origin, disability, or marital status.

How to apply

Visit the Employment Packet page for forms you’ll need to fill out. Please direct all correspondence including applications to:

Melanie Wills, Director of Outdoor Education and Professional Services, 765-342-2915, ext 5238