How to Apply

Application window

We will begin accepting applications for 2022 in October 2021. We encourage candidates to submit their resumes and applications promptly.

The thing I like most about my AT experience is feeling cared for by the community, and that the job is purposeful and impactful on people’s lives. I am most proud of saying “yes” to joining AT. – Jordan Carr, 3-season AT instructor

How to apply

Middle and high school summer programs

If you meet our qualifications, please email a brief introduction with your resume to

Leadership Adventure Semester gap programs

If you meet our qualifications, please email a brief introduction, your resume, and answers to the questions below to

  1. Why do you want to be a part of Adventure Treks’ Leadership Adventure Semester gap program?
  2. How will you teach and build community with college-aged students? Please incorporate any relevant experience.

Application process

Once we receive your resume, we will email qualified candidates a link to our staff application. After we have received your completed application, we can begin our thorough interview process, which includes two to three interviews to ensure that we are a good match for each other. We will also check three to four professional references and perform a background check.

This hiring process is time-intensive, but we have found it to be the best way to create the best instructor teams possible. Most instructor applicants are impressed with the thoroughness of our interview process.

Important dates

  • The summer season begins with our mandatory staff orientation on June 9, 2022, in Battle Ground, WA, and summer contracts end August 15, 2022, also in Battle Ground.*
  • Spring LAS employment dates: February 20, 2022, to May 17, 2022
  • Summer LAS employment dates: June 2, 2022, to August 15, 2022
  • Fall LAS employment dates: August 29, 2022, to November 24, 2022

*There are limited spots available for shorter contracts; please let us know if you have scheduling constraints. 

6 tips for preparing for your interview

  1. Review our job description and your strengths. You not only want to be informed about what we’re looking for, but also how you meet our requirements.
  2. Research us to understand our mission, culture, and what we do.
  3. Think through and rehearse your responses to common interview questions.
  4. Prepare a few questions to show your interest and engagement in being an instructor.
  5. Be on time and communicate. Let us know as soon as possible if there is a conflict in your schedule, if you’re running late, or if are no longer interested in interviewing.
  6. Look and sound professional. One to two interviews are over the phone, and one is over Skype.


If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at

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