At BOSS, we recognize that the quality of your experience with us depends on the quality of your instructors. Please use the links to the right to learn more about our current staff and how one can possibly work for BOSS.
Working for BOSS
The Boulder Outdoor Survival School is run by approximately 25 hardy souls who handle field operations (instructors, apprentices, backup/support, logistics, etc.) and customer service (course registration, brochure requests, general inquiries, etc.). Lean and strong, the BOSS team know each other well and enjoy spending time together, on the trail and off.
BOSS instructors bring to their courses a diverse background of personal experiences with traditional cultures. Malaysia, Borneo and Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Africa, Israel, Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, Europe, and the Arctic are just a few of the places BOSS staff have lived and learned from the native peoples, not to mention the knowledge gained from North America’s heritage of native tribes and nations.
Interested in possibly working at BOSS? All field staff members are required to be students at BOSS first, completing a 14 or 28-day Field Course, and then successfully completing the BOSS Apprenticeship program. Instructors are selected for their sound judgement; strong leadership, interpersonal and communicative skills; and their broad knowledge of traditional living crafts and arts. Wilderness medical training is required as well, and all instructors are offered a series of refresher-courses to help keep all relevant skills in top form.
It is our commitment to excellent staff (and the staff’s passion for and dedication to the BOSS mission) that has given our students, time and time again, courses of unequalled caliber with instructors who make every BOSS course the best it can be.