Jobs

New Applications For All PE Programs - Due Oct 23th!

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.

See also the Lindseth Climbing Center Jobs Page

Summer 2018 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 or contact Rob at rjc288@cornell.edu if you are already a COE instructor. Direct any questions to rjc288@cornell.edu

  • Cornell Sports School Rock Climbing & Outdoor Adventure Camp Instructor

  • CAU Outdoor Adventure Camp Instructor

  • Summer Camp Super Lead

  • CAU Adult Biking Course

  • 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 25 - Friday, June 29; 8:00am - 5:30pm

  2. Monday, July 2 - Friday, July 6; 8:00am - 5:30pm (note that camps run July 4th)

  3. Monday, July 9 - Friday, July 13; 8:00am - 5:30pm

  4. Monday, July 16 - Friday, July 20; 8:00am - 5:30pm

  5. Monday, July 23 - Friday, July 27; 8:00am - 5:30pm

  6. Monday, July 30 - Friday, August 3; 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 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 21 & 22 (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 9 - Friday, July 13; 8:45am - 12:00pm

  2. Monday, July 16 - Friday, July 20; 8:45am - 12:00pm

  3. Monday, July 23 - Friday, July 27; 8:45am - 12:00pm

  4. Monday, July 30 - Friday, August 3; 8:45am - 12:00pm

Required Skills:

  • Level 1 HCC High Elements Facilitator (training is available 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 21 & 22 (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

 

 

Summer Camp Super Lead (6 one week sessions)

This position provides technical support to all COE summer camps. Primarily responsible for setting up and supervising the tyrolean traverse, rappel and Hoffman Challenge high elements. Other support duties as assigned. Training is available for the right candidate.

  1. Monday, June 25 - Friday, June 29; 7:30am - 5:30pm
  2. Monday, July 2 - Friday, July 6; 7:30am - 5:30pm (note that camps run July 4th)
  3. Monday, July 9 - Friday, July 13; 7:30am - 5:30pm
  4. Monday, July 16 - Friday, July 20; 7:30am - 5:30pm
  5. Monday, July 23 - Friday, July 27; 7:30am - 5:30pm
  6. Monday, July 30 - Friday, August 3; 7:30am - 5:30pm

Required Skills/Training:

  • Ability to set up and run tyrolean traverse, HCC high elements, rappel without any supervision.
  • Belay certification at the Lindseth Climbing Center
  • Familiarity with canoeing at Beebe Lake
  • Knowledge of and experience implementing COE climbing policies/procedures (at wall, rappel set-up, etc.)
  • Level 2 HCC High Element Facilitator
  • Assist with camp training June 21 & 22
  • First Aid/CPR
  • COE van certification before the start of camp

Benefits:

  • Starting pay is $600/week
  • Monday-Friday breakfast and lunch free on campus
  • Get to hang out with your friends from COE all week long
  • Spend the summer in beautiful Ithaca
  • Great professional and skill development experience
 

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 29; 5-9pm

July 30-August 3; 8:30am-4:30pm (August 1 ends early at 1pm)

August 3; 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

 

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