PMOEC Employment

Pok-O-MacCready seeks dynamic instructors to maintain our Center’s high level of excellence and professionalism in teaching and guiding children in all aspects of our outdoor education program. All instructors receive onsite training in our entire curriculum and are therefore expected to teach in all program areas. Work projects, including cleaning and manual labor, curriculum design, and staff enrichment are an important part of the instructor position.

Pok-O-MacCready offers employment opportunities of 3-month positions for the Outdoor Education program. Continuous year-round employment is possible for qualified candidates.

Breakdown of an Instructor’s Responsibilities

65% – Teach various classes
20% – Participate in work projects (may include maintenance, cleaning, splitting fire wood)
15% – Assist in the kitchen (may include preparing food and washing dishes)

Recommended Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Education, Outdoor Recreation or related fields (However, those with college degrees in other fields and high marks should not hesitate to apply).
  • Experience teaching young people is a must for all except internship applicants.
  • Candidates must be personable, energetic, flexible, hard workers, team players, able to have fun at work, and have a strong desire to share their love of the outdoors.
  • Basic first aid and CPR training required. WFR certification, Wilderness First Aid, or a comparable course is highly desired.
  • Hiking, backpacking, canoeing, climbing, and wilderness trip leader skills preferred.
  • Applicants must be physically fit, able to lead strenuous hikes and work long days in challenging weather conditions.
  • All applicants must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Instructor applicants must be at least 21 years of age (18 or older for interns) and legally able to work in the U.S.
  • Job offers are contingent on the results of a nation-wide criminal background check.


  • Room and board, free laundry, and internet access
  • Fun environment in which to work, play, and socialize
  • Staff enrichment days and professional development
  • Use of facilities and equipment during free time (e.g. rock climbing, canoes, bikes, etc.)
  • Four and one-half days paid vacation (for year-round staff)
  • Two sick days per season (for all staff)
  • Eligibility for professional discount purchase programs including (but not limited to):
    • Black Diamond
    • Asolo
    • Prana
    • Ibex
    • Outdoor Prolink
    • Liberty Mountain Sports


Click the link above to download and review the job description.

Please include the following items when applying:

Please send these items to:

Jon McDonald
Director of Outdoor Education
fax:  518.963.4165
e-mail:  [email protected]

Contact Us

To find out more about The Outdoor Education Center, contact us directly:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (518) 963-7967
Fax: (518) 963-4165

Where to Find Us


Pok-O-MacCready Camps
1391 Reber Road, Willsboro, NY 12996

Located in New York’s Adirondack Mountains

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The Outdoor Education Center is located on over 400 acres of land with a beautiful Adirondack lake surrounded by forests, trails and wilderness.

The Center is within an hours drive of the High Peaks Adirondack Region, three miles from Lake Champlain and across the lake from Burlington, VT.

For the past 50 years our mission at the Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center has been to create and encourage a sense of awe in the presence of nature, to build self confidence, to nurture self worth and to promote teamwork, communication and tolerance for students of all ages.

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