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Adventure Program Manager

Title: Adventure Program Manager

Reports To:  Executive Director

Status: Full-Time (March-October), Part-Time (November-February)

Compensation: $38,000-$45,000 (DOE) with Benefits

Location:  Monticello, UT


Organization Overview:

Canyon Country Discovery Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit located in Monticello, UT.  Our vision is to build a diverse community of people who support, foster and cherish the natural and cultural treasures of the Colorado Plateau.  The mission of CCDC is to create lifelong learning experiences about the Colorado Plateau through adventure, education and stewardship.

Position Overview:

The Adventure Program Manager will be responsible for the development, management, and 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 organizational ability. This position also requires availability and relevant skill set to guide trips, based on need. 



  • Develop/coordinate and implement Adventure Trips to support the mission of CCDC

    • River Tours​

    • Land-based Tours

  • Hire, train and supervise Trip Leaders and Guide Staff

  • Develop and maintain relationships with outdoor industry representatives

  • Manage all Adventure Trip logistics including:  management of public lands permitting, insurance, maintenance of equipment, and all trip-related paperwork to ensure a high quality guest experience

  • Modify/Implement CCDC’s Risk Management and/or Emergency Management plans, manage field emergencies and use field communication technologies and methods

  • Perform in capacity of Trip Leader and deliver Educational Programs, as needed

  • Manage budget for the Adventure Program

  • Oversee the maintenance of basecamp in partnership with other programs

  • Attend trade shows & events, as instructed by the Executive Director

  • Other duties, as assigned by the Executive Director


  • 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.


Physical Abilities:

  • Ability to camp outdoors in varying temperatures and conditions

  • Ability to day hike or backpack with a pack up to 50 lbs., up to 12 miles per day

  • Ability to push/pull heavy equipment (i.e. rafts, trailers, tires, etc.) and perform repetitive motions such as rowing and/or paddling


The above job description is intended as an overview of the position requirements and qualifications and is not meant to be all-inclusive of job responsibilities.


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, 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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