Outdoor Action Jobs
On Campus Jobs during the Semester
These jobs are open only to students at Princeton University. Jobs with Outdoor Action are eligible for students on Federal Work Study.
All Student Workers need to apply for academic year positions through the Student Employment Web site (Information for Student Employees for details.
OA Office Positions:
OA has openings for positions in the OA Office. The time range is 5-10 hours a week and the specific days and hours are flexible. This is a fun job helping keep OA running smoothly. Responsibilities: Work includes preparing for outgoing OA trips, maintaining office records and databases, handling trip billing, researching equipment and trip areas, and other projects. Apply Online at the Student Employment Website. Salary: Code C.
Climbing Wall Staff:
Outdoor Action is looking for experienced rock climbers to work at the OA Climbing Wall. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. and Monday 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. There are also hours for Alcohol Initiative Events Qualifications: Applicants must have good basic climbing skills and be competent to teach belaying. Responsibilities: Wall staff check in climbers, distribute climbing gear, teach basic belaying, coach beginners on climbing skills, maintain equipment inventory. PCIA Climbing Wall Instructor certification required. Salary: Code Code F PCIA certified. Apply Online at the Student Employment Website and complete the Climbing Skills Application
Equipment Room Staff:
OA has openings for Equipment Room Staff. Hours are weekday afternoons from 4:30 - 6:30 PM. Qualifications: Staff must have completed or be in the process of completing OA Leader Training. Staff must be comfortable working with outdoor equipment and with basic equipment repair skills. Responsibilities: Staff check out gear for rental purposes, maintain equipment inventory, repair broken items, prepare group equipment for OA Trips, and manage the Equipment Room. Salary: Code C. Apply Online at the Student Employment Website.
OA needs students to teach CPR. Qualifications: Staff must be currently certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) and then take an American Heart Association CPR Instructor's course. Responsibilities: teach classes, prepare materials, grade exams. Salary: Code I. Apply Online at the Student Employment Website.
First Aid Instructors:
OA needs students to teach the Wilderness First Aid Courses: Staff must be currently certified as Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness EMT or EMT and must take a Wilderness First Aid Instructors Course. Responsibilities: teach classes, prepare materials, grade exams. Salary: Code I. Apply Online at the Student Employment Website.
Rock Climbing Instructors:
OA needs experienced rock climbers and kayakers to teach courses. Qualifications: Staff must be have extensive experience in the skill area and excellent teaching ability. Responsibilities: teach classes, maintain equipment. Salary: Code I if ACA certified. Apply Online at the Student Employment Website.
Leave No Trace Instructors:
OA need students to teach Leave No Trace skills. Qualifications: Staff must be have solid outdoor skills and take an Leave No Trace Master Educator's course. Responsibilities: teach classes, prepare materials, grade exams. Salary: Code I for LNT Master Educator Code F for LNT Trainers. Apply Online at the Student Employment Website.
Kayaking Course Instructors:
OA needs experienced kayakers to teach courses. Qualifications: Staff must be have extensive experience in the skill area and excellent teaching ability. Responsibilities: teach classes, maintain equipment. Salary: Code F, Code I if ACA certified. Apply Online at the Student Employment Website.
OA Reunions Staff :
This is the best Reunions job - running OA activities for alumni and their families. We are hiring leaders to work Thursday, May 29 - Sunday, June 1. Unlike other Reunions Jobs the OA work is during the day so your evenings are free. We are running canoeing and kayaking trips on Lake Carnegie and the climbing wall. We'll have leaders staffing our sign-up table and driving people around campus in mini-vans. Everyone who has worked Reunions has really enjoyed meeting alumni and kids. Applying takes just a minute complete the online Reunions Application. I'll also be looking for someone to take on the role of Reunions Captain to manage this years OA Reunions activities. Applications will be available online starting in February 2015.
University Pay Rates 2014 - 2015
|Job||Classification Code||Starting Hourly Rate|
|OA Office Staff||C||$11.20|
|Climbing Wall Staff||I||$14.80 if you are PCIA (Climbing) certified|
|Equipment Room Staff||C||$11.20|
|HEART Wilderness First Aid or CPR Instructors||I||$14.80|
|Rock Climbing Instructors||F or
|Kayaking Instructors||F or
$14.80 if you are ACA (Kayaking) certified
|Leave No Trace Trainers||I||$14.80 if you are a Leave No Trace Master Educator|
University Time Collection System
To get paid you need to enter your hours worked. This is down through the University Time Collection Process. You should have already been set up by Outdoor Action. You will need to go into the system to establish yourself for the first payroll. After that you should see the correct payroll options the next time you log in. If you are working more than one job for OA you may have different pay rates. Also your pay is charged to different OA accounts depending on what you are doing. All HEART instructors are paid from one account and Climbing Wall staff paid from another. Make sure that you are putting down hours for the correct pay rate and to be charged to the proper OA Account.
- To Log in go to http://www.princeton.edu/timecollection
- For Help on setting up the payroll system jump to http://web.princeton.edu/sites/hrms/nav/185/187/190/tc520204_1/index.htm
These jobs are open only to students at Princeton University.
Frosh Trip Coordinators
Don't want to be at home, not interested in being a corporate tool? How about working for OA. We are hiring a team of committed leaders who want to take charge of Frosh Trip 2008. Here's some of what previous coordinators had to say about their great summer.
- It was an ideal summer job. You learn a ton about OA, get to meet leaders and frosh, and are responsible for planning a trip that will affect more than 800 people.
- Low key atmosphere, fun working conditions, meeting lots of people = excellent summer.
- This is the most rewarding summer job I've ever had.
- The last week before the trip was one of the most exciting of my life.
You get to be responsible for putting togther the largest wilderness orientation program in the country working with a budget of over $250,000. It takes a lot of preparation to send over 750 people backpacking for one week in September. OA is hiring four leaders to work full-time next summer from the beginning of June through the Frosh Trip. Each coordinator is in charge of 2-4 major trip locations like the Catskills, Shenandoah's or Vermont. You will be responsible for all aspects of trip planning for those locations including route, equipment, and transportation. It's a great opportunity to learn how OA works behind the scenes, develop your trip planning skills, spend time in the outdoors, and contribute something really important to OA and to the Class of 2015.
Coordinators will spend up to ten days of the summer hiking the areas that they are responsible for to gain in-depth knowledge for planning and briefing purposes. This is a challenging and extremely rewarding job that requires you to learn and implement many skills including logistics planning, route planning, menu planning, equipment inventory and ordering, trip assignments, researching new areas, etc. At the end of the summer it is incredibly gratifying to see the end result of all your efforts come together, the smiling faces of hundreds of frosh on another successful Frosh Trip! It's a great learning opportunity for anyone interested management and leadership as well as outdoor education.
Qualifications: You must have completed all of the leader training requirements, have lead at least one multi-day OA trip and become an authorized van driver. In addition, you need to be well-organized and a self-starter to take on this position of significant responsibility.
Salary: Approximately $4,000 for the summer plus an ~$2,000 housing allowance. For more information, contact Rick Curtis at the OA office.
Applications: If you are interested in working with OA over the summer, please fill out an online Frosh Trip Coordinator Job Application. Applications are taken on a first come, first served basis.