The Best Jobs For Outdoorsy People Right Now

The Best Jobs For Outdoorsy People Right Now

Summer is just around the corner and, if you’re anything like us, you’re itching to go outside. Connecting with nature is a proven productivity hack that benefits your overall wellness and improves focus. Scoring one of these outdoor gigs means spending a good part of your days basking in the sun and ~being one~ with Mother Earth. Prepare to be productive AF.

Outdoor Sports Guide, Canyon Ranch

You’ll be joining the famous Canyon Ranch’s outdoor sports department to accommodate guests seeking a little R & R. This retreat requires that you have experience leading group sport activities — think hiking, biking, and more. Safety requirements such as CPR, Wilderness First Aid, and a valid Massachusetts driver’s license are required for his Lenox, MA-based role.

Raft Guide, Wyndham Vacation Ownership

Leading whitewater raft trips will keep you busy outdoors all summer long. This Oregon vacation spot is looking for a tour guide who’s willing to teach adventure-seekers about the natural history of the area while taking them through choppy waters. If you’re CPR certified and have experience in recreation leadership, this part-time position may be a fit.

Wildfire Ranger, Government of Alberta

You’ll be investigating wildfires and working on fire-smart community projects. Although this seasonal gig only lasts though the end of the year, this entry-level role is a great place to start and grow your career. The Alberta, Canada-based role requires a two-year degree in forestry or a related natural resource management field.

Zipstream Adventure Guide, The Adventure Guild

Public speaking and heights are amongst humans’ biggest fears — and both are required for this Chattanooga-based role 😉 The Aerial Adventure Park in Ruby Falls is looking for a fearless guide to engage guests and share knowledge of its ecology and history. You’ll get the chance to show off one of the Southeast’s must-see attractions with an amazing view.

Cartography Technician, Garmin International

Are you the type to give directions using words like east and west? First, remind me never to ask you how to get anywhere. Then, go and apply for this job to start your career as professional mapmaker. Full disclosure: this position isn’t 100% outdoors, but this entry-level role is a great start to your career as a cartographer and you’ll be surrounded by those who appreciate outdoor recreation in a company that is known for its killer benefits package. Either a degree in cartography/geography or four years of experience is required for this Yarmouth, Maine-based role.

Summer Camp Sail Instructor, Kamaaina Kids

Here’s a digital detox you’ll get paid for, as you won’t have much time to browse IG while teaching camp kids ages 6-12 the ins and outs of water sports. Your days will be spent kayaking and sailing in Heeia State Park and taking kids on waterfront excursions. Proper health and safety certifications are required for this Hawaii-based role.

Cannabis Assistant Grower, Cannabis At Work

Here is your chance to get in on the green rush. Cannabis is shaping up to  be a billion dollar industry and this role will  use your agriculture/horticulture background to ensure quality cannabis is being produced. Knowledge of irrigation systems and prior greenhouse experience is necessary for this Toronto-based role.

Wine Production Quality Control Worker, Willamette Valley Vineyards

Here’s an entry-level role in one of the best industries around: VINO! If you have at least a 2-year degree in viticulture or enology, think about starting your career in this entry-level role with Willamette Valley Vineyards. You’ll work with the head winemaker, lab technician, and a team of cellar employees to make high-quality “grape juice” in the Turner, Oregon-based role.

Junior-Level Geologist, Woodard & Curran

This entry level job is an outdoors woman’s dream! Here’s an awesome opportunity to get your foot in the door if your career interests include environmental consulting. As an entry-level geologist, you’ll be expected to work in the field in some rough terrain. A master’s degree in a related field is preferred for this East Windsor, New Jersey-based role.