Join us as a facilitator at the High Desert Center Gap Year.


Program Overview

Our seven month program is divided into two semesters, one in Colorado and the other in Guatemala.

In Colorado we focus on community living, organic farming, and outdoor adventure. Our instructors love the challenges and rewards that come from facilitating learning adventures and group living while participants and staff alike engage with the question how to live a meaningful life that feels inspiring.

During the Guatemala section of our program we travel overland through Mexico and instructors facilitate small group travel by bus, creating an educational experience along the way. During our time in Guatemala instructors are in a support role as participants execute their travel plans that they create during the fall semester.



Qualified candidates MUST have conversational Spanish skills and at least two of the four following skill areas:

Outdoor leadership experience and WFR certification
Facilitating kitchen crews in creating meals for large groups
Facilitating building crews (especially if you have experience with natural building)
Communication skills and the ability to support the emotional well being of participants

Priority will be given to those with experience knowledge of any of the following:

group leadership and facilitation
farming, preserving local foods, and food systems


facilitating lessons on any of the following or your own area of expertise--history, social justice, politics, immigration, partner dance, podcast development, art, or tell us what you are passionate about!

The average age of our instructors is 29 with a range of 24-50 years old.


Starting salary for first semester is $2,500, with all expenses covered, including a travel stipend. Salary may be more for applicants with more experience.

Second semester salary will be negotiated.

Ready to apply?
Send your resume and a letter telling us why you are interested in working with us as well as the ways which you would contribute to