There’s a great deal of magic that happens while students are in the field on a HIOBS course. To get students there, we have a strong team of professionals carrying out all the behind-the-scenes work.
Our administrative staff is passionate about our mission in every aspect of the work they do to support our programs. Our goal is to employ staff who are representative of the populations with whom we work. We are seeking a diverse group of people who are invested in the growth and development of individuals, groups, and communities. Individuals who join our team should have a deep commitment to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in experiential education.
Hurricane Island Outward Bound School’s administrative office is located in Camden, Maine. Many of our administrative staff work out of this location, but also have the opportunity to visit and work occasionally out of our Maine base camps. In addition, we hire leadership staff for our field locations on this page as well.
Individuals interested in working for HIOBS for the 2023 season are encouraged to submit an application at any time. If you are interested in applying for a field staff position or learning more, please download and complete this form, HIOBS Field Staff Application and email it to our Staffing Coordinator, Suzanne Pierce at [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all the positions are filled, typically by the end of March.
Sea Courses (Maine Coast)
Land Courses (Western Maine Mountains and Maine Northwoods)
Our Instructors are teachers, climbers, mentors, paddlers, social activists, sea-faring captains, naturalists, community builders, and are - above all - compassionate. They bring passion and intentionality to their outdoor classroom, inspiring the next generation of explorers and adventurers. They share their extensive experience and skills in interpersonal, technical elements, risk management, wilderness, and experiential education to create the magic that is Outward Bound. What they do is no less than life-changing for our students and our community.
Our Logistics team members are professional jugglers. Creative and organized, they love problem-solving, creating systems, and moving seamlessly and discreetly behind the scenes. Logisticians serve as the backbone of our operations. They bring energy and life to our bases, cultivating a sense of community and filling in all the details for smooth and successful programming.
OUR COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
Hurricane Island Outward Bound School is committed to equity, inclusion, and social justice. We actively work to maintain a collaborative culture that is inclusive of employees from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences. Hurricane Island Outward Bound School’s strategic plan involves participation from all staff members (from the field all the way to the Board) in incorporating these values into every aspect of our work. Hurricane Island Outward Bound School also promotes an organizational culture that supports all employees to engage in personal and professional development around equity and justice.
Hurricane Island Outward Bound School prohibits discrimination against, and harassment of, any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, gender, pregnancy, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, military or veteran status, qualified individuals with a disability on the basis of the disability, or any other category which may be protected under applicable state or federal law. Hurricane Island Outward Bound School also promotes respect for all people and will not tolerate harassment based on any of these characteristics nor on differences based on gender identity or expression.
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