Jobs

New Applications For All PE Programs - Due April 1st!

See below for Summer Positions


PE Programs is seeking talented folks for teaching positions during the school year. Working for PE Programs is a rewarding and challenging job full of opportunities for growth and giving. Highly motivated individuals who are interested in working with people and developing leadership and teaching skills are encouraged to apply online. Potentially qualified applicants typically have personal outdoor experience, leadership potential, teaching experience, and enthusiasm for the position.  Teaching jobs are available in many areas:

  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Backpacking
  • White Water Kayaking
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Caving
  • Tree Climbing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Telemark Skiing
  • Trail Running
  • Yoga
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding
     


Read more on our expectations and benefits, then go directly to our online application.  We will contact you one way or the other around a week after the above due date.  If you have questions, contact Mark at mh45@cornell.edu.

 

Summer 2017 Job Openings

We've got some really great job opportunities for this summer and we want you to join us! Below you will find multiple options for employment that will take place throughout the summer. Spend your summer in Ithaca when it's at its nicest. Please take a look below and see all of the great options available to you this summer. To apply, fill out our online application. Direct any questions to mh45@cornell.edu

  • Cornell Sports School Rock Climbing & Outdoor Adventure Camp Instructor

  • CAU Outdoor Adventure Camp Instructor

  • CAU Adult Biking Courses

  • Gorge Steward

 

Cornell Sports School Rock Climbing & Outdoor Adventure Camp (6 one week sessions)

Spend your day on a wide variety of outdoor adventures with kids ages 8-16.  Includes rock climbing, rappel, Tyrolean traverse, tree climbing, canoeing, and challenge course elements. Half of each day will be spend rock climbing.

  1. Monday, June 26 - Friday, June 30; 8:00am - 5:30pm

  2. Monday, July 3 - Friday, July 7; 8:00am - 5:30pm (note that camps run July 4th)

  3. Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 14; 8:00am - 5:30pm

  4. Monday, July 17 - Friday, July 21; 8:00am - 5:30pm

  5. Monday, July 24 - Friday, July 28; 8:00am - 5:30pm

  6. Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 4; 8:00am - 5:30pm

Required Skills/Training:

  • Well rounded in the activities listed above.

  • Belay certification at the Lindseth Climbing Center

  • Knowledge of and experience implementing COE climbing policies/procedures (at wall, rappel set-up, etc.)

  • Level 1 HCC High Element Facilitator (training is available April 29 & 30 OR June 7 & 8 free of charge)

  • A desire/willingness to work with kids (ages 8-16) for long days.

  • First Aid/CPR

  • 2 Full-day Summer Camp Trainings June 22 & 23 (paid)

  • COE van certification before the start of camp

Benefits:

  • Starting pay is $475/week

  • Monday-Friday lunch free on campus

  • Get to hang out with your friends from COE all week long

  • Spend the summer in beautiful Ithaca

  • Learn how to set-up and run various adventure activities

  • Great professional and skill development experience!

CAU Juniors and Teen Outdoor Adventure Camp (4 one week sessions, morning only)

Spend your mornings on a wide variety of outdoor adventures with kids ages 8-16.  Includes rock climbing, rappel, Tyrolean traverse, tree climbing, canoeing, and challenge course elements.

  1. Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 14; 8:45am - 12:00pm

  2. Monday, July 17 - Friday, July 21; 8:45am - 12:00pm

  3. Monday, July 24 - Friday, July 28; 8:45am - 12:00pm

  4. Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 4; 8:45am - 12:00pm

Required Skills:

  • Level 1 HCC High Elements Facilitator (training is available April 29 & 30 OR June 7 & 8 free of charge)

  • Belay certification at the Lindseth Climbing Center

  • Well rounded in the activities listed above.

  • A desire/willingness to work with kids (ages 8-12)

  • COE van certification before the start of camp

  • 2 Full-day Summer Camp Trainings June 22 & 23 (paid)

  • First Aid/CPR

Benefits:

  • Starting pay is $160/week

  • Monday-Friday lunch free on campus

  • Spend time with all of your COE friends

  • Spend the summer in beautiful Ithaca

  • Great professional development opportunity

  • Learn how to set-up and run a variety of adventure activities

 

Cornell Adult University Bike the Finger Lakes

A week long course that highlights the area's attractions by bike. Direct interest and questions to rjc288@cornell.edu.

July 23; 5-9pm

July 24-28; 8:30am-4:30pm (July 26 ends early at 1pm)

July 28; 6-9pm

Required skills:

  • Ability to ride 30 miles a day with 2000' of climbing.

  • COE van and trailer certification (training available)

  • Willingness to work with adults

  • First Aid/CPR

  • Bike repair skills preferred

  • Familiarity with road biking around Ithaca preferred

Benefits:

  • $500 for the course

  • Breakfast and lunch provided Monday-Friday

 

Cornell Adult University Bike the Finger Lakes-Advanced

A week long course that highlights the area's attractions by bike. Direct interest and questions to rjc288@cornell.edu.

July 30; 5-9pm

July 31-August 4; 8:30am-4:30pm (August 2 ends early at 1pm)

August 4; 6-9pm

Required skills:

  • Ability to ride 40 miles a day with 3000' of climbing.

  • COE van and trailer certification (training available)

  • Willingness to work with adults

  • First Aid/CPR

  • Bike repair skills preferred

  • Familiarity with road biking around Ithaca preferred

Benefits:

  • $500 for the course

  • Breakfast and lunch provided Monday-Friday

 

Gorge Steward

A major part for Cornell University's gorge safety plan involves having seasonal Gorge Stewards.  The Gorge Stewards walk the Cascadilla and Fall Creek gorges from late spring, through the summer to early fall.  Stewards inform gorge visitors about gorge use and safety.  They provide information about alternate locations for swimming and other outdoor recreational opportunities.  There are opportunities to lead natural history hikes, nature walks, or chat with visitors informally about the gorge environment.  Gorge Stewards also convey safety violations to Cornell Police, assist the university's ongoing impact study by recording the numbers of visitors and their types of interactions.   If you enjoy walking about in the summer, interacting with people, and taking lots of notes contact Mark Holton at mh45@cornell.edu to apply.

Pay is $10/ hour.  Shifts can be 8 hours, 4 hours.  Total hours per week is negotiable from 40 to 10.

Required skills:

  • Ability to hike 5-10 miles a day on moderate terrain

  • First Aid/CPR