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Join Our Team

Are you looking for a dynamic, fun, outdoor work environment, where you can make a difference and have a positive impact on the lives of kids? Considering joining the OWL Team!


OWL IS NOT CURRENTLY HIRING but we are ALWAYS accepting resumes from qualified candidates for all positions. You never know when an opportunity becomes available! See descriptions below:

  • Administrative Specialist- Engage in complex secretarial, administrative, and public relation functions to ensure the smooth operations of the Outdoor Wilderness Lab; including managing and reporting the budget, developing grant proposals and other fundraising opportunities, and being the overall first point of contact for the public and staff interacting with OWL. Send resumes to

  • Cook- Prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner for groups of 30-50 people.

        Menu planning according to D51 standards, serving and cleaning are

       required. Monday- Friday during the seasons. Location: Gateway, CO.

  • CustodianMaintenance- Clean and maintain the beautiful campus at

        OWL/ Gateway School's. Monday- Friday. Year -round position.

  • Lead Instructor (year round)The Lead Instructor collaborates daily with

        the Lead Teacher and Administrator of OWL to manage day-to-day operations as well as shape the long-term growth          and vision of OWL. Lead a team of field instructors, teachers, High School OWL Counselors, volunteers, and others in             developing and instructing outstanding outdoor education experiences for youth. Send Resumes to Greg                                 Weckenbrock: and  CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

  • Field Instructor (seasonal)- Be a leader! A mentor! A hero! Make a difference in the lives of kids! As an OWL instructor, you'll teach outdoor education and environmental science to 6th grade and High School audiences at OWL's Gateway facility, in-school site visits, and through remote learning. Ensure health and wellbeing of visiting students. Monday- Friday during the seasons. *Seasonal* Fall season: August 21st - November 17th, 2023. Live on-site. Location: Gateway, CO. SEND RESUMES to Greg Weckenbrock: and CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

  • Interns- Assist in delivering high-quality instruction at OWL's Gateway facility, while supervising and maintaining the health and wellbeing of students during overnight trips to OWL. As an intern, you are an integral member of the OWL staff team, given real responsibility, gain valuable experience, earn D51 credit, college credit, AND a stipend upon completion of the internship. Monday- Friday during the seasons. Live on-site. Location: Gateway, CO. CLICK HERE TO APPLY

  • Nurse- Responsible for providing management of student health and well-being while at OWL. Responsible for communicating and coordinating vital health information with school nurses, families, OWL staff and all other pertinent parties. Manages Student Nursing Interns. Lives in staff housing during OWL seasons. Fall season: August 21st - November 17th, 2023. Spring season: February 26th - May 29th. Location: Gateway, CO. For more information, email Mark Allen at

  • Nursing Student Interns- Assist the OWL nurse in providing basic first aid and management of student health and well-being. TO APPLY: Colorado Mesa Nursing Students, please contact Lynn Duncan: All other interested parties, email Mark Allen: mark.allen@d51

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