The UVM ARC hires and trains UVM students, staff, and surrounding community members to facilitate our programs. For those interested in the UVM ARC, new to facilitation, or looking to refresh their skills, we offer free facilitator workshop. While no previous experience on a course is necessary it helps if you have a been to a ropes course before, shadowed on our course, and/or have some experience working with groups in various capacities. Facilitators must be able to walk a mile (to the course and back), lift 40lbs, and stand for up to 9 hours.
Prospective facilitators are required to pass a skills assessment prior to working at the course. Once hired new facilitators becoming acquainted with our course through shadowing and/or co-facilitating one to three programs. During this time, you will have the opportunity to learn our Local Operating procedures, watch a variety of facilitators and programs, and receive feedback from a lead facilitator. After a discussion with the coordinator, you will be ready to facilitate on your own.
If that all sounds great...
Please send Megan your cover letter, resume and facilitation log and we will figure out a training plan that is right for you! All applicants are required to submit and application and pass a skills assessment and background check.
Don't have past facilitation skills? That's okay! Join us for the 4-day facilitator workshop to gain the skills you need to facilitate on the challenge course.