Careers At CRMS
Working at CRMS is a powerful and rewarding opportunity. Current faculty, teaching fellow, and staff openings are posted on this page as they occur, but applicants are encouraged to submit a resumé and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org at any time. When applying for a job at CRMS, the CRMS Application for Employment is required in addition to submitting your resumé.
If we have an opening, the job description will be posted below. Click on the job titles below for a full description and how to apply.
This senior administrator is responsible for the school’s programs in the Active Curriculum, which include sports, work crews, interim, and the outdoor program. The Director of Active Curriculum assists the school in its overall mission to educate and develop the character of students. This position oversees the Teaching Fellow Program. The Director of Active Curriculum reports directly to the Head of School and attends CRMS Trustee meetings when available.
General Administrative Duties Include:
- Communicate active curriculum philosophy, policies, and procedures to school community;
- Chair the Active Program Committee
- Meet weekly, managing agenda and ensuring that minutes are posted.
- Member of the Risk Management Committee
- Serve along with Head of School and Chief Finance & Operations Officer as one of the school’s safety officers, helping to monitor active program compliance and faculty compliance with the school’s safety as it relates to the active curriculum;
- Ensure industry best practices are in place with regard to risk management within the active curriculum including compliance and coordination with insurance carriers;
- Meet as needed.
- Member of the Buildings and Grounds Committee
- Meet as needed.
- Member of the Executive Team and Education Team to ensure transference and an interdisciplinary approach across programs
- Both committees meet weekly.
- Act as the administrative representative for the school’s active curriculum
- Meet as needed with individuals from the development office, maintenance, parent-relations, admissions, and registrar to help respond to day to day challenges with programs.
- Respond to parents, outside agencies, faculty, contracted help, and the public in general as it relates to the active curriculum at CRMS;
- Meet with the Head of School on a weekly basis to plan and communicate essentials.
As Director of the Active Curriculum, Administrative Duties Include:
- With the approval of the Head of School, hire, staff, supervise, assist, and evaluate all instructors for active curriculum programs (including sub-contracted employees);
- Oversee the supervision, assistance, and evaluation of all faculty, including program managers who share responsibilities in the active curriculum;
- Oversee the Director of Outdoor Program;
- Oversee the ten-day CRMS Wilderness Session, fall and spring trips, and interim.
- Oversee on-call protocols for Wilderness, Fall and Spring trips.
- Work with the Outdoor Program Director to coordinate
- Faculty and staff orientation sessions
- First-aid training, and
- Professional development in relevant areas;
- Ensure appropriate med-kits for outdoor trips, workcrews, and any school related excursions.
- Principally lead the design, implementation, and evaluation of the work and sport programs within the active curriculum;
- Oversee the hiring, supervising, assisting and evaluating of Teaching Fellows;
- Oversee budget and finance for all aspects of the active curriculum, including outdoor program, many seasonal sports programs, and Interim;
- Manage land-use agreements and recreation permits with land management agencies with the support of the Director of Outdoor Programs;
- Coordinate with outside agencies regarding projects, public relations, and payment for use on public lands;
- File annual reports with each of the land management agencies;
- Implement a registration process for each of the 4 quarters that the Active Curriculum operates.
- Schedule and coordinate active curriculum programs in conjunction with the mission of the school.
- Assign faculty and manage their individualized commitments to individual programs;
- Work with the school registrar to register students for active participation at outset of each of 4 quarters.
- Oversee the drop/add of each individual student for each of their active commitments for each of 4 quarters.
- Resolve individual internal and external conflicts for staff and students participating in the active curriculum as it relates to their individualized agreements with the institution.
- Maintain relationships, working agreements, and financial obligations to all outside agencies involved in the active curriculum (i.e., Aspen Ski Company, rock guides, river guides, coaches, blacksmiths, etc.)
- Monitor student participation in active curriculum and assist in arbitrating disagreements and cases of objection;
- Coordinate with the Chief Finance & Operations Officer and Maintenance Department to determine work projects for work crews;
- Coordinate with the facilities crew to ensure that vehicles are assigned to active programs in an appropriate way;
- Coordinate and schedule the annual Work Day and the Scholarship Work Day;
- Oversee the communication plan for crisis support during Wilderness Fall and Spring Trips;
- Rent satellite phones for Wilderness, Fall Trip, and Spring Trip; purchase and maintain in-reach devices
- Assist in managing the Active Curriculum Office’s communication channels: AV-tech, bulletin boards, newsletter highlights, and the like..
Instructional Duties Include:
- Based on background and experience; will likely be in the classroom, supporting the college counseling office or another similar duty.
- Participation in the active program on trips and interim, and in the weekday program as deemed necessary based on availability.
Community-Oriented Duties Include:
- Serve as an advisor to approximately 5-7 students;
- Meet weekly with advisee-group;
- Contact each advisee parent no less than 8 times a year.
- HHJ and All-School Clean programs
- Formal Dinner set-up
Residential Duties Include: [if position resides on campus]
- Serve on a Weekend Duty Team throughout the year as the administrator on duty, providing supervision to the dorms throughout periodic weekends during the year;
- Serve on a residential program team during the week as designated by the Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life.
As the School Athletic Director:
- Schedule all competitive athletic events.
- Hire and coordinate compensation for athletic trainers;
- Order and pay for equipment and clothing and gear in each of the programs as needed;
- Assist in ensuring the maintenance of the athletic fields and playing areas and related equipment;
- Oversee school’s participation and general requirements as a member of Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA);
- Serve the welfare of the students by enforcing Colorado State High School Athletics Association’s ethical codes;
- Hire coaches and assistant coaches as needed;
- Serve as public relations contact for local newspapers;
(HS)2 Summer Program
- Due to the nature of this summer program, be available prior to the start of the summer to review active staffing with the director and ensure appropriate skill levels.
Professional Duties Include:
- Maintain professional status and continue to stay current by attending trainings, conferences, and symposium
CRMS is a college-preparatory independent boarding school located in the mountains of western Colorado. We provide students with a transformative education through an inclusive community on our campus, a rigorous academic program in our classrooms, and experiential learning on our public lands.
CRMS seeks to be a learning environment where diverse students and faculty can challenge their intellect, hone life skills, share a respect for the outdoors, and develop character. We are a community that welcomes and values differences so that we may understand, grow, and support each other in our quest for a culture of inclusion, equity, and belonging. Faculty dedicated to promoting these values, and those from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, are strongly encouraged to apply.
Report To: Head of School
Classification: Full-Time, Exempt from overtime requirement of the Fair Labor Standards Act
Salary: $60,000 with housing + full benefits
For more information, please contact the school at 970-963-2562.
Position open until filled.
Colorado Rocky Mountain School (CRMS) is a college-preparatory independent boarding school located in the mountains of western Colorado. CRMS’s average enrollment is 175 students in grades 9-12 from a variety of countries around the world. We provide students with a transformative education through an inclusive community on our 300-acre campus, a rigorous academic program in our classrooms, and experiential learning on our public lands.
CRMS seeks to be a learning environment where students and faculty with diverse lived experiences and backgrounds and a respect for the outdoors can challenge their intellect, hone life skills, while developing skills and character. It is our goal to provide access to all youth to the transformative powers of the outdoors. We are a community that welcomes and values differences so that we may understand, grow, and support each other in our quest for a culture of inclusivity, equity, and belonging.
The CRMS Fellow Program offers recent college graduates the opportunity to gain teaching skills in our Active and Residential programs while sharing their unique gifts with CRMS students. Additionally, Fellows assist as substitute teachers, provide study support in the Learning Center, and may opt-in to classroom observation and participation in coordination with CRMS faculty members.
Residential: Living and working in a residential dormitory, Fellows gain practical training in residential education. Fellows serve on a weekend duty team nine weekends per year, facilitate a weekly restriction work crew, and participate in evening dorm duties averaging two to three nights a week. Fellows also assist with several Weekend Rendezvous, which provide overnight weekend adventures for our students.
Active: Involvement in our Active program including:
- The Sports Program (kayaking, climbing, mountain biking, horseback riding, numerous types of skiing and snowboarding activities, running, soccer etc.);
- The Service Program (ex. ceramics, bike shop, recycling and sustainability, outdoor trip logistics, etc.);
- The Outdoor Program, including Outdoor Orientation, Fall Trip, and Spring Trip, which include backpacking as well as expeditions linked to our Sports Program.
- Interim, a two-week immersive course of study
Academic: Diverse experiential teaching opportunities available through the Active and Residential programs as well as self-motivated classroom observation and participation in coordination with CRMS faculty members in a specific subject area (History, Math, Literature, Modern Languages, Science, Art, Technology, College Counseling).
The Fellow Program is a one-year appointment. Employment begins early August 2024, and extends through early June 2025. While at CRMS, fellows will receive room and board, a season ski pass to the four areas of Aspen, a $18,000 stipend, and benefits.
Who Should Apply: Individuals with a college degree who are interested in experiential education, working with teenagers, and gaining firsthand experience working with students from across the globe in an inclusive independent board school setting. Individuals who work well collaboratively as well as independently. Candidates dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and individuals from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, are strongly encouraged to apply. Strong personal experience in kayaking, rock climbing, horseback riding and/or skiing/snowboarding preferred.
For more information, please contact the school at 970-963-2562.
Position open until filled.
Location: Colorado Rocky Mountain School, an independent day and boarding high school,
has an organic garden program with vegetable gardens, a young orchard, a small nursery, a large scale composting system, and a water efficient public demonstration garden. CRMS is located on a 350 acre ranch in Carbondale in western Colorado between Glenwood Springs and Aspen at an elevation of 6200 feet.
Job Responsibilities: The Garden Interns participate in all activities of the garden as needed.
This includes soil preparation, planting, watering, weeding, fertilizing, planning, harvesting, cleaning produce, preparing produce for storage, maintaining tools, minor repairs on buildings and equipment and cleaning of the buildings and work areas. There also exist opportunities to tour other farms, operate machinery, participate in construction projects, and dabble in flower arranging. At times, the Intern may be called upon to work in/on the campus landscape. In addition, interns may be given responsibility over a specific project or ongoing task.
Housing: On campus (most likely a dorm room).
Stipend: $200/week paid every two weeks
Meals: Three meals daily provided when school kitchen is open. The kitchen will be open for most of the term of the internship apart from a few intermittent weeks. The interns will also have access to produce from the school garden and dry goods from the kitchen.
Time commitment: Duration and dates are flexible. 10-12 weeks at 35-40 hours a week from Early June until Mid to late August, depending on the CRMS school calendar and the intern’s availability. The interns will be required to work some weekends (on a rotating schedule with other interns and assistant- expect 1-2 weekends per month- mostly watering and light work). Due to the nature of agricultural work, typical holidays (such as Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day) will be regularly scheduled work days. Expect a heavy work load (35-40 hours/week) most weeks.
- The Garden Interns should have the ability to thrive under challenging environmental conditions.
- An ability to be flexible and respond to changes that arise because of the school calendar, weather and other logistics
- A strong interest in organic agriculture and a strong work ethic are required
- An ability to work and live together cooperatively is essential.
- The internship is an experiential ‘learning while doing’ opportunity and applicants must express a desire to engage in the work at hand every day.
- A well-developed, efficient, and energetic work ethic
- The ability to use observance to initiate tasks
- At least 18 years of age
- Due to the presence of students on campus, all employees are required to pass a background check. This requirement poses a barrier for international applicants.
- Must provide own transportation to and from CRMS in Carbondale, Colorado
- Ability to work in an efficient and thorough manner
- Due to the housing available to interns/assistant, no pets are allowed.