Instructor Apprentice

Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School

About the organization

The Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School is part of an international education movement dedicated to the idea that people are capable of far more than they know. Our leadership programs and character curriculum empower individuals in local schools, community organizations, and the police department to effect positive change in Baltimore. Instructors are the heart and soul of our organization. Whether leading military veterans on wilderness expeditions, working to influence positive relationships between police officers and youth, or creating a sense of adventure in the classroom, Outward Bound instructors create supportive environments in which participants are challenged to discover their potential. The Instructor Apprenticeship is a ten-week training program that is rooted in the same values we teach our students: compassion, excellence, integrity, inclusion and diversity. Apprentices develop the skills and heart required to build a better Baltimore and become instructors.


The apprenticeship is a 10-week training program intended to prepare apprentices to become successful Instructors for Baltimore Outward Bound's expeditions and/or Day Programs.
An Instructor Apprentice:
* Participates in staff training as appropriate
* Works towards clear, effective and timely communication and feedback with their supervisors, instructors, and other staff members
* Helps Outward Bound staff and students succeed by encouraging teamwork, cooperation, and individual effort
*Is a positive role model for staff/board members/clients/students by maintaining an appropriate appearance, a positive attitude, and professional demeanor
* Assists with field evacuations, student supervision and other various program tasks as needed
* Assists with logistical functions such as food packing, course transports, equipment resupply, gear repair and cleaning
* Performs base site tasks as assigned, such as building and maintenance of program facilities, sites and equipment
* Assists with administrative functions such as development of marketing materials, school briefings, event planning, and data entry
* Adheres to all local operating procedures, safety policies and emergency procedures outlined in the staff handbook
*Takes personal ownership to initiate, seek out, and commit to professional development through training and additional work experience
* Completes other duties as assigned


Knowledge and Skills:
* Basic knowledge of the Outward Bound mission
* Demonstrates multi-cultural competence and awareness
* Demonstrates sustained ability to work with underserved populations
* Background in Coaching, Mentoring, Education, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Experiential Education, Non-Profit Management or other related discipline
* Strong communication skills
* Proficient with computers
* Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments
* Creative and flexible
Physical Requirements:
* 21 years or older
* Complete a federal and state background investigation and a motor vehicle record screen
* On feet most days, sometimes for long hours (e.g. extended wilderness expeditions and occasional support days that run from early morning to late evening)
* Ability to carry, lift and move a minimum of 40 pounds



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Spring: March 18 – May 26, 2019
Summer: June 11 – August 31, 2019
Fall: September 4 – November 3, 2019

*the listed deadline is for our Fall Apprenticeship. Please apply no later than two months before the start of your preferred session.

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