Coyote Trails’ curriculum is designed and implemented as the most advanced learning experience available. We do not compromise on innovation, performance, or appeal. Nor do we compromise our commitment to hiring and developing the best from around the world. We work in small, focused teams which, much like our teachings, are agile, efficient, and focused on excellence. We are driven by work that contributes to a global impact and are passionate about our future in the educational industry. The pace is fast, the work is stimulating, the structure is limited, and innovation is expected. Do you question tradition and constantly think of ways to improve the status quo? Do you thrive in environments where brilliance is common and a challenge is the norm? Do you have a strong passion to teach? Are you excited by challenge because you’re amongst the best in your field? If so, you’d be in good company at Coyote Trails School of Nature.

What does it take to become an instructor with Coyote Trails?

If you would like to work in a highly rewarding and positive atmosphere, please contact us.

Camp Headwaters

Head Cook/Nutritionist

Applications for a full-time summer head cook/nutritionist are due by February 1 of the present calendar year. If you want to work and live in a semi-remote wilderness camp, apply by contacting us. This is your chance to turn your outdoor passions into a career.

Responsibilities and Duties: The Cook/Nutritionist’s position is to facilitate with all meal preparations, order and organize all necessary food and supplies, and help serve meals. The nutritionist assists the staff and organizes the volunteers in clean-up, and ensures all kitchen related activities are carried out safely and in a sanitary manner.

Qualifications: The Cook/Nutritionist needs previous food preparation experience for groups of 45 or more and needs to obtain an Oregon Food Handlers permit. A current certification in CPR/WFR is a plus. To be considered, excellent organizational and communication skills and sanitary habits are key.


Full-time instructor position applications are due by March 1 of the present calendar year. To apply you need to have graduated from at least the clickFox Trail Adventure” class. Please contact us.

General Responsibilities: Instructors teach primitive skills, crafts and lead activities by example and personal experience. They are directly responsible for the well being and actions of the students under their care. The instructors monitor the health, learning environment and all key issues that the students are experiencing at any given time. Instructors maintain the ongoing role-modeling that is so crucial to the development of student’s abilities during their stay at Coyote Trails.

Qualifications: Previous experience working with ages 7-21 in a wilderness skills program and experience with the teaching of ecological principles and related philosophies; experience of living as a positive role model and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with the ability to supervise volunteers; basic knowledge of wilderness skills and crafts and the ability to demonstrate and hold a strong foundation of ethics and morals. Must be at least 18 years of age and have a current Wilderness First Responder or equivalent backcountry medical training.


Here you get to test your skills, be directly mentored by the instructors and staff, and really push your learning limits; all in a highly positive and rewarding wilderness camp environment. Position priority fills on a first come basis.

“Four Seasons – Year Long Caretaking”: Applications are due by February 1 of the present calendar year. The next open position begins the first of June. If you have always wanted to practice and live the Earth skills then contact us to arrange for a personal interview. Graduated students from clickThe Trails of Study” receive top priority.

* Coyote Trails accepts employees from all walks of life, of any gender, race, religion, sexual preference, or ethnic background. We accommodate those with disabilities to the best of our ability. Please consult with us and/or your physician if you have questions.