Rock Climbing/Outdoor Instructor

Middlebury, CT

Rock Climbing/Outdoor Instructor Job Description

School Information:

Westover School is an all-girls' boarding and day school, grades 9-12 where smart, motivated girls become confident, connected women. We are committed to providing a college preparatory education in a small community atmosphere that emphasizes student-adult interaction. Westover, through program and faculty, endeavors to develop in each student the confidence and strength to shape their own life.

We are EMPOWERING students to be themselves, to make their own choices, and to appreciate diversity, resulting in young adults who find lives of purpose and meaning, who understand they can make a difference and who understand the power of relationships.

  • Do you find joy and passion in working with adolescents?

  • Do you put students at the center of their personal development and planning for the future?

  • Does your leadership demonstrate engagement in and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion?


Westover School is looking for an enthusiastic, and dedicated rock climbing and outdoor instructor for the remainder of 2021/2022 Winter season which will run from the beginning of January and extends through the end of February, with the opportunity to continue until mid-May.

Westover School is seeking an individual who possesses the skills and motivation to lead our Rock Climbing and Outdoor program. We are looking for a coach who has extensive experience with indoor or outdoor climbing, instructing belaying and is able to accommodate a variety of students at different climbing levels. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge in rock climbing, but would also benefit from experience with Winter camping, hiking and orienteering. They should have the ability to lead and motivate team members and provide an atmosphere that instills respect and trust through group development. Prior experience teaching at the high school, college, camp, or other outdoor program is preferred. Rock climbing certifications are a plus. Relocation and housing are not offered as part of this position. 

If this describes your coaching and leadership philosophy, we encourage you to apply. We celebrate diversity of all kinds and are committed to creating an inclusive culture built on a foundation of respect for all individuals. We seek to hire, develop and retain talented people from all backgrounds. Individuals from non-traditional backgrounds, historically marginalized or underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Westover School is located in Middlebury, CT; 45 minutes from New Haven, 1 1/2 hours from New York City, and 2 hours from Boston. For more information, please visit our website at

Application Notes:

Interested candidates should address these aforementioned qualifications and skills in their cover letter in addition to providing a résumé. Westover School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.