Telluride Academy staff members are the heart and soul of our organization! They are the creative engines behind every interaction, experience and outcome we strive to achieve with our students. They are educators, guides, adventurers of the highest order, and the architects of Telluride Academy’s highly reputable outdoor and enrichment programs. Our team of instructors, specialists and interns represent a diverse collection of passionate individuals that come together to contribute to a high-energy and dynamic youth program that explores the southwest and beyond. Our success relies on collaboration, problem-solving and a ton of enthusiasm! We believe in working hard and playing harder and that a good day on the job is filled with equal parts discovery and dirt. If you are an expert at finding the perfect balance between silliness and safety, free play and focused instruction, then we would love to meet you!


Intern (Full or Part- Time, Summer Seasonal)

Telluride Academy Interns play a vital role in the success of our summer programs. Interns may participate in our annual staff training in June with our entire Field Staff. Interns will then spend the summer season working in a variety of different arenas that make up the Academy’s day to day operations. These are, but are not limited to:

1. Assisting our Field Instructors on daily and overnight adventures in such activities as hiking, rock climbing, paddleboarding, field experiments, art projects and overnight campouts.

2. Coordinating parent drop-off/pick-up, student check-in and camp store.

3. Office administration duties such as on-line registrations, answering phone calls, data entry and uploading program photos.

4. Gear administration and repair, vehicle logs, patrolling parent parking during student drop off and pickup and handling program shuttles.

5. Working with the administrative team to plan and implement summer fundraising events and parties. The Telluride Academy provides a fun, casual, creative and engaging work environment.

Our staff are expected to be professional and outgoing communicators that can be proactive in general problem solving and work well in a team. Interns should be comfortable working with a variety of aged youth in numerous non-traditional environments as well as familiar with general computer programs. Interested applicants must be  18 yrs or older and are mature self-starters that display initiative and drive and have an appreciation for creating fun and positive experiences for others. *Must be 18 years old

•  Organized, dependable and professional
•  Knowledge and enthusiasm for outdoor/experiential education
•  Ability to be present and “cell phone” free while at work
•  Must be at least 18 years of age 

• $14.50 – $15.50 per hour DOQ