Position Announcement

JOB TITLE: NOLS Teton Valley Winter Equipment Manager

REPORTS TO: NOLS Teton Valley Program Manager

JOB OBJECTIVE: Facilitate all gear preparation and needs for students and instructors for all courses out of NOLS Teton Valley. Oversee all aspects of the equipment management including: inventory, budget, purchasing, issue and de-issue of field courses, repair. Ensure training in equipment use and maintenance for NOLS Teton Valley staff and students.


  • Self-motivated individual with organizational skills.
  • Knowledge (or willingness to learn) about technical gear for backcountry skiing courses.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills, including ability to supervise assistants.
  • Familiarity with point-of-sales systems, managing budgets.
  • Physically able to bend, stoop, crouch, frequently traverse the work area, and be in a stationary position for extended periods of time.
  • Able to lift and carry 60 lbs. Examples include but are not limited to: duffels of gear, merchandise, racks.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule, including long days, weekends and holidays, long days.
  • Desire to live and work in a small, rural community setting.


  • Collaborate with program manager on program needs, long-term planning, and student services specific to gear.
  • Supervise instructors, students, and staff on best gear practices and maintenance.

FUNDS AND/OR PROPERTY: Budgetary oversight of approximately for equipment expenses and revenues.


  • Maintain accurate records of NOLS Teton Valley equipment issue and de-issue, sales, inventory, equipment maintenance and safety logbooks.
  • Participate as a member of the NOLS Teton Valley leadership team.
  • Oversee the outfitting, including issue and de-issue for all land-based NOLS Teton Valley courses.
  • Provide training and supervision for equipment staff in maintenance, issuing, inventory and sales.
  • Order and maintain an inventory of outdoor equipment.
  • Create a long-term purchasing strategy that includes equipment rotation.
  • Supervise the equipment briefing preparations for instructor teams.
  • Supervise data entry and financial reports for cash register point-of-sales system.
  • Perform special projects and other duties, as assigned by NOLS Teton Valley program manager.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: NOLS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetics information, disability unrelated to job or admission requirements, or status as a protected veteran. The school’s nondiscrimination policy applies to all phases of its employment process, its admission and financial aid programs, and to all other aspects of its educational programs and activities. Retaliation directed to any person who pursues a discrimination complaint or grievance, participates in a discrimination investigation, or otherwise opposes unlawful discrimination is prohibited.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK: A criminal background check is required from all NOLS employees.

E-VERIFY: NOLS participates in E-Verify.

MOTOR VEHICLE RECORD: Applicants must be at least 21 years of age by the position start date and possess a valid driver’s license. Must have a clean driving history and be able to meet the criteria for NOLS vehicle insurance coverage.

WORK LOCATION AND CONDITIONS: This is a two month position at NOLS Teton Valley in Driggs, Idaho, at the foot of the western side of the Teton Range (40 minutes from Jackson Hole, WY). On-campus, yurt housing available for a small fee. Staff eat at no charge with students; there are no meals provided outside of student meals. On-campus, yurt housing available for a small fee.

HOW TO APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to NOLS Teton Valley Program Manager, Sarah Martin.
Email: sarah_martin@nols.edu
Phone: 804-690-8658
Contact: Sarah Martin with questions.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Open until filled, interviews will be held on a rolling basis.

STARTING DATE: Pre-Season part-time work for organizing and preparing. Full time starting December 28th.  

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