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Work for Venture Out

Venture Out staff pose with their arms up at Venture OutVenture Out employs current Mizzou students as challenge course facilitators. Facilitators lead groups through our high and low ropes teambuilding programs. Our staff are trained in technical high ropes and climbing skills, as well as in experiential education theory, group facilitation, and debrief skills. No previous climbing or experiential education experience is necessary to apply.

We’re looking for people who are eager to learn and love to have fun. We’re looking for people who love the outdoors, who love working with diverse groups of people, who are confident, and who care about leadership development. Venture Out is committed to hiring a diverse staff. No previous high ropes experience is necessary. First and second year students are encouraged to apply.

Employment Interest Form: Fill out this form for more information, and a reminder when applications open in the fall.

Our staff learn: 

  • Extraordinary public speaking skills
  • How to calmly and confidently manage high-stress situations
  • Effective communication, conflict resolution, and teamwork strategies
  • How to facilitate high-quality programs for groups ranging from elementary school students to corporate professionals
  • Experiential education and leadership development theory

We hire staff during fall semester, and train during spring semester.  Working over the summer is preferable, but not necessary. Venture Out facilitators work 0-10 hours each week. Hours vary greatly week to week, and by season.

Want to join our team? Complete the interest form at the link above to get started. Applications will open in late September. After we review online applications, selected applicants will participate in an in-person interview. All new employees will complete a semester-long paid training program before they’re hired on as facilitators.

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