Wilderness Field Instructor with blueFire Wilderness Therapy

Location: Southern Idaho

Requirements to Apply:

  • Love of the outdoors in all seasons!
  • Passionate about changing lives and inspiring personal growth.
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. 
  • Able to pass a drug screen and pre-employment physical.
  • Able to pass an enhanced-criminal background check.


Field Instructors work a 2 week on, 2 week off shift. Our instructors live in the field and work directly with a group of clients during their two-week shift. They are responsible for the group’s medication distribution, overseeing meal preparation, leading daily group rituals, and the overall well-being of our clients. They also assist with teaching our clients primitive living skills, how to use their gear and equipment, completing their curriculum, and how they can be a contributing group member in order for successful growth in the program.   

Compensation & Benefits

Our Field Instructor professional growth model is unique and inspires employees to grow as a Field Instructor and an overall person. Instructors start off at base pay. As they go through their first shift, they are mentored by the group’s Head Instructor. After completing a Professional Development Workbook and being evaluated by fellow staff, Instructors can advance to the next level. There are several different levels of Field Instructors ranging from “Assistant” to “Sage”.  Apart from certain time frames, instructors have a lot of autonomy in their professional growth and in turn, their salary. 

Field Instructors are also offered the following benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance 
  • Life insurance with EAP Benefits
  • Gear Lending Inventory
  • Pro Deals
  • WFR or other relevant trainings
  • PTO (Once eligible)
  • 401k (Once eligible)

To apply please fill out an application at the following link https://bluefirewilderness.com/application/