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Operations Manager, Adventure Program

Status:  Seasonal (Anticipated May - September)

Pay Rate: $18 / hour 

Hours: 32 hours a week. Hours may vary, based on Ed-Venture Program schedule.  Weekends, early mornings, evenings, nights and non-traditional work hours will be required.

Organization Overview

Canyon Country Discovery Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit located in Monticello, UT. The mission of CCDC is to create lifelong learning experiences about the Colorado Plateau through adventure, education, and stewardship.


Position Overview

The Operations Manager, Adventure Program will be responsible for overall physical inventory and assets of Canyon Country Discovery Center’s Ed-Venture Program.  This includes repairs, maintaining inventory logs, organizing the bay, and preparing equipment for trips (including food shopping). This position will also be responsible for purchasing new equipment as determined by need and as approved by the Ed-Venture Manager. This position also requires availability and relevant skill set to guide trips, based on need. 


  • Coordinate with the Ed-Venture Manager to oversee the development, implementation and management of the Ed-Venture programs:

    • River Tours

    • Land-based Tours

  • Manage camp/trip logistics, including:  assist in the administration of public lands permitting, insurance, maintaining equipment, logistical arrangements and all trip related paperwork to ensure a high quality guest experience.

  • Assist in the hiring, training, supervising and schedule of all field trip staff.

  • Be aware of and be able to implement CCDC’s risk management plan, including emergency management plan, management of field emergencies and use of field communication technologies and methods.

  • Maintain basecamp facility in conjunction with Ed-Venture Manager and Youth Corps staff.

  • Perform in the capacity of trip leader or guide as needed.

  • Manage the repair, maintenance and replacement of gear as needed, including the purchasing of new equipment within budget parameters and with prior approval.

  • Other duties to support the program, as determined by supervisor.




  • Excellent leadership, organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Flexible, adaptable and open to change.

  • Strong personal motivation, initiative, follow-through and commitment.

  • Ability to deliver excellent customer service and interact with a wide variety of clientele, including culturally diverse groups and VIP clients.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Utah Guide license, with current WFR and CPR certification, or willingness to acquire.

  • Familiarity with the Colorado Plateau bioregion and ability to interpret its landscape, natural, and cultural history on a basic level.

  • Ability and willingness to lead river, backpack, hiking, service, research and other trips as needed.

  • Abilities in general maintenance and gear repairs including field troubleshooting.

  • Mechanical ability with vehicles and trailers a plus.


The above is intended as an overview of the job responsibilities, but is not inclusive of all job requirements.


CCDC is fully committed to ensuring an environment in which non-discrimination and equal opportunity are fundamental values. CCDC prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, age, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, mental or physical disability, political belief or affiliation, veteran status, sexual orientation, sexual preference, gender expression, gender identity, medical condition, ancestry, citizenship and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law.

For questions, additional information, or to apply please send a cover letter and resume to


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