Application & Hiring Process
Application & Hiring Process
Our multi-step application and hiring process is designed to help us identify the very best trip leaders and instructors for our programs.
Our instructor return rate is 40% to 60% each year, which makes our positions highly competitive. The hiring season for our summer positions generally runs from December to May. Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received. It is recommended that you submit your application early to improve your chances of being selected as we fill positions on a rolling basis. The chances of receiving a placement are greatly increased if you have open availability from late May to early August without additional obligations.
If you wish to apply for a Broadreach Instructor position, please use the “Apply Now” button to submit your initial inquiry, resume and photo. If you meet the necessary requirements for an instructor position and we have an appropriate opening, we will then send you a formal application for employment.
We select the strongest candidates for a Skype video interview with our Hiring Coordinator. These interviews typically last between 45 minutes to an hour. If selected for a Skype interview, we will likely ask you to do a phone call with one of our Program Coordinators that will last around 20-30 minutes.
We do our best to notify applicants of our decision within two to three weeks from the final interview. We may not be able to guarantee program assignments for instructors until as late as April as we work to create the best instructor teams possible.
Training & Program Assignments
All instructors are required to attend our staff training that takes place every year in late May to early June at Broadreach HQ in North Carolina. Training covers topics such as group dynamics and facilitation, risk management, leadership training, academics, community development and what it means to be a Broadreach instructor. It is also an opportunity for everyone to acquaint themselves with their co-leaders, Broadreach veteran instructors, and meet our entire HQ team. Instructors who receive a Caribbean placement will likely start training the first week of June in St. Martin.
From training in North Carolina, instructors either go directly to program (depending on the program start date); will have the opportunity to travel personally in the program location; or return home for a short time before program. Employment contracts vary from 3 to 12 weeks in duration depending upon the location and program. Our staff may lead one, two, or possibly three sessions of a program over the course of the summer. We make every effort to provide you with the length of employment you desire; however, Broadreach instructors have to remain flexible with trip assignments and dates due to various program offerings and requirements.
Applicants will have an opportunity to request specific programs during the interview process and we do our best to place instructors on the trips they are most excited to lead. Please understand that as we organize our instructor teams, we take all factors into consideration including previous experience, language proficiency, medical training and availability.
Beyond training and leading trips, some instructors may have the opportunity to scout or debrief a program. For scouting, instructors head to their program location 1-4 days in advance of the program start date to confirm reservations, set up cell phones and other technology, meet local outfitters, among other pre-trip preparation duties. Instructors who debrief return to the Raleigh office post program to turn in program materials, gear, and paperwork. Debrief normally lasts between three and five days. Instructors who work in the Caribbean will debrief at our Caribbean base in St. Martin for about two to three days.
Compensation, Expenses & Benefits
Compensation is calculated based on the position, previous experience, education level, length of contract, specific responsibilities and additional certifications. Our compensation is fair and competitive within the outdoor and experiential education industry.
In addition to the stipend, compensation includes room and board along with round trip transportation to Raleigh, NC for training (from within the United States; a travel stipend is provided to international instructors). Round trip travel to your program locations is included as well (from within the U.S.) and possibly back to Raleigh, NC for debrief if applicable. Instructors who work in the Caribbean will receive a stipend towards their flight costs to St. Martin. All meals and accommodations are covered by Broadreach throughout training and during program. Instructors who scout or debrief will also receive accommodation and meal stipends.
Beyond having the opportunity to mentor students and lead highly organized programs in amazing places, Broadreach instructors receive access to leading outdoor industry discounts through our network of Pro Deals. Our instructors view our comprehensive training program as a fantastic professional development opportunity for both new and veteran professionals of the experiential and outdoor education field. Additionally, Broadreach offers a discounted Wilderness First Responder course for our staff and we will purchase a comprehensive international travel insurance policy for your time on program.
Instructors must expect long hours with limited time off and should be comfortable sharing rooms with other staff. It is important for us to point out that a workday for a Broadreach instructor is rarely typical. While leading trips in the field, instructors are often up early in the morning before their students and are often still working until late at night. A Broadreach instructor is pretty much always on call while in the field with students.
Beyond the Summer
Instructors who do an excellent job in the field during the summer will be the first to be considered for winter and spring programs and other opportunities at Broadreach. If we are hiring for a short term trip leader opportunity outside of our existing instructor network, we will post the job with dates under our summer or seasonal employment section.
Click here to apply now for a seasonal instructor position.