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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 HIRING for the following positions: INTERNS & INSTRUCTORS (See Descriptions below). In addition, we are ALWAYS accepting resumes 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

  • AmeriCorps InstructorsWrite, instruct, and assess OWL lessons for

       6th grade and HS 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. Live on-site

       during seasons. Location: Gateway, CO. *Entire School Year*

       August 10th 2022- May 26th 2023. Send resumes to

       Greg Weckenbrock at

  • 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.

  • Instructors- 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* Spring season: February 13th- May 19th 2023. Live on-site. Location: Gateway, CO. CLICK HERE TO APPLY. For more information OR SEND RESUMES to Greg Weckenbrock:​​

  • 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: September 12th- November 18th 2022. Spring season: March 6th- May 19th 2023. 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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