Wilderness Inquiry

Wilderness Inquiry’s mission is to connect people from all walks of life to the natural world through shared outdoor adventures.

Overview

We’re biased, of course, but some of the best people on earth work and volunteer for Wilderness Inquiry. We look for natural servant leaders, people who are interested in enriching the lives of individuals, building better organizations and creating a more just and caring world.

Our shared values include:

  • A passion for WI’s mission of social integration through adventure. Working at WI is more than just a job for full-time staff.
  • A vision, belief and ethic built on the ideals of Servant Leadership. We do prefer “we” thinking rather than “me” thinking.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit of continuous improvement, both in systems and in one’s self. This can be challenging, but also a tremendous growth opportunity.
  • A “whatever it takes” attitude toward every job. While we believe in applying people to their highest and best ability, we cannot afford to hire people who are highly selective in what they are willing to do.

Before you begin your application, we encourage you to gather your work history, your resume, relevant training and the names and contact information of three references.

If you are applying for a trail guide or intern position, consider which stage you are at in your development. We suggest you download and read: An Introduction to the Outdoor Leader Career Development Model.

  • Part-time and Seasonal Jobs: Trail guides come from a variety of backgrounds. In addition to the life experiences they bring, guides receive extensive training in leadership, wilderness skills, and natural history. What really sets WI guides apart is the energy and care they put into making every trip a fantastic experience for every participant.
  • Full-time Career Staff: If you are interested in a dynamic, entrepreneurial, high-tech working environment with a dedicated team of professionals, a career at Wilderness Inquiry may be for you. We are especially interested in versatile people who seek to better themselves and the world.

About Wilderness Inquiry

Wilderness Inquiry’s mission is to connect people from all walks of life to the natural world through shared outdoor adventures. Through the medium of outdoor adventure travel, we inspire personal growth, enhanced awareness of the environment and community integration. Our adventures encourage people to open themselves to new possibilities and opportunities.