Employment

We have many employment opportunities  at the Outdoor Learning and Retreat Center as well as our sister companies!

HLF Instructor Position (Hiring Winter/Spring 2021)

Horizons Learning Foundation (HLF) Instructors:

As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic our team stopped to think, how can we help? We had amazing facilities that we could share, a team of talented outdoor educators, and a community in need of an affordable and engaging place for students to get through this crazy time. Out of that, our Horizons Learning Foundation (HLF) Enrichment Program was born.

Our HLF instructors are a subset of instructors underneath the OLC team that focus specifically on the Horizons Learning Foundation Enrichment Program experience for a wide variety of students. We have taken our traditional OLC instructor position and tweaked it a bit to focus on supporting students though a dynamic day of virtual leaning mixed with a ton of outdoor education, sports, S.T.E.M., and traditional camp activities. The program takes place at our sister company, Horizons Edge, and will be serving nearly 80 kids from January 20th– through May 30th. 40 of our students will attend on a full ride scholarships in partnership with the local school system.

This work day is 7:00-3:30 Monday through Friday with occasional weekend and evening programing. Staff generally work in Co-teaching pairs to split up the work load and manage a POD of approximately 10-12 students. Onsite housing is available 15 minutes away at Camp Horizons, our home base. Lunch is provided. Move in is on Sunday, January 10th with training starting on Monday, January 11th and lasting until the program starts on January 20th.

This is our second season of running this program. We have our systems and policies practiced and in place. We have a full team of directors to support the program and a full customer service team as well. We are excited about the impact we had over the 2020 Fall and we are excited to fill our team with 16-18 instructors for the 2021 Winter/Spring Season.

If you are interested in applying please view the “Online Application,” or reach out to our Human Resource Manager, Katie Hanley, at hanleyk@horizonsva.com. She will be able to answer any questions you have about the position and get you started on the application process.

 


OLC Instructor Position (Hiring Fall 2021)

Horizons Outdoor Learning and Retreat Centers Instructors:

We are in the business of designing powerful outdoor educational programs, creating safe and memorable events, and providing the folks who stay with us an opportunity to enjoy the Shenandoah Valley in a number of different ways. With a year round team of professional staff to handle all the logistics and planning, we are pretty well setup to support or create whatever our client groups are looking for.

However, to make those plans a reality, we hire 14 to 16 OLC Instructors to work from approximately March 15th to November 15th each year. With the heart of our work centered around outdoor adventure and education, and our largest customers being K-12 school groups, we are looking for folks with a passion for the outdoors and a love of working with kids. Our ideal candidates have backgrounds in camp, outdoor recreation programs, classroom teaching, or environmental education programs. We also look for folks who see employment with us as a natural step towards a career in outdoor and environmental education or traditional classroom education.

As an OLC Instructor you will be part of a close-knit community of educators and instructors who strive to enrich the lives of our participants through outdoor adventure challenges, team-building facilitation, and environmental education. And with the goal of quality professional development at the core of our business, we are proud to offer top notch training and in-services to the folks who work with us. Competitive pay, on-site housing, meals during programming, and access to a network of outdoor businesses also add to the perks of working with us.

However, we are most proud of the culture that we create as a team here at the OLC. We work very hard to create an atmosphere between the managers and the instructors that is conducive to learning and growing as an outdoor professional. Additionally, we work really hard to make this feel like your home away from home. From monthly team dinners to weekend trips to go hiking together, we become a close-knit family over the course of the season. It makes for a good season and it is one of our favorite parts about the type of work that we do.

If you are interested in applying please view the “Online Application,” or reach out to our Human Resource Manager, Katie Hanley, at hanleyk@horizonsva.com. She will be able to answer any questions you have about the position and get you started on the application process.

 


NROCKS Climbing Guide

NROCKS Climbing Guides:

This position is out of Circleville, West Virginia at our sister company, NROCKS Outdoor Adventures. Please visit their website to learn more about this opportunity

If you are interested in applying please view the “Online Application,” or reach out to our Human Resource Manager, Katie Hanley, at hanleyk@horizonsva.com. She will be able to answer any questions you have about the position and get you started on the application process.


Food & Beverage Positions

 Cooks/Dining Service Staff
(Camp Horizons and Horizons Outdoor Learning and Retreat Center at Mountain Campus)

These positions are for both cooks and line staff.


Support Staff

Seasonal Bus Driver

This person need a CDL with Passenger Endorsements and Air-Brakes. This employee will likely get 15-20 hours per week and would need to be available for part-time/seasonal employment through the OLC spring season (March-  mid-June) and again during the fall season (August-November).


Online Application

Please view our online application and apply for your desired position.

For additional information, please email our Human Resource Manager, Katie Hanley, at hanleyk@horizonsva.com. She will be able to answer any questions you have about the position.

Online Application