Are you a student at WCU? Want to work in the outdoors? Want to get paid to go rock climbing, kayaking, caving, etc? Well here is your chance! Come work for Base Camp. Under the leadership and training of Josh Whitmore and Jennifer Bennett, all programs at Base Camp are student run. First and foremost, this is a people oriented job and the majority of your time will be spent giving specific instruction to participants and helping people with information. Be prepared to work hard and have an extra responsible attitude (our participants' safety relies on it). If you like working with people, teaching, and being in the outdoors, this job is for you.
Work During the Academic Year
All academic year postitions at BCC are currently full. Summer employees have first choice to work here during the rest of the year but we're always looking for highly motivated employees that are ready to join a high quality program and take pride in a job well done! Come by Base Camp, introduce yourself and learn what we are all about. There are essentially three job functions at Base Camp:
- All Employees spend time working at the Base Camp store front on campus. In this capacity, you will help people with gear rentals, local information, and signing them up for trips. You will also help with gear cleaning, repair, and inventory.
- Employees also have the opportunity to work the various trips that Base Camp offers. You will plan and design the trip, advertise and market the trip, run and instruct the trip, and complete paperwork and clean up after the trip. Some trips are as short as a few hours, some are as long as 10 days.
- Work at the climbing wall helping maintain safety standards and instructing beginner belay clinics.
Base Camp Cullowhee is permitted to operate on National Forest Service Land.
USDA- Forest Service Nondiscrimination Statement
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in it's programs on the basis of race, color national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.