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Cornell University

PE Program Instructors

Canoeing on a lake

PE Programs is seeking excellent individuals for teaching positions during the school year. Working for PE Programs is a rewarding and challenging job full of opportunities for growth and giving. You are invited to apply online if you are interested in working with people and developing leadership and teaching skills. Potentially qualified applicants typically have some combination of leadership potential, teaching experience, outdoor experience, and enthusiasm for the position. 
Here are some documents that might be helpful for you to review as you consider applying:

Teaching jobs are available in many areas:

  • Hiking and Backpacking
  • Paddling: Canoeing, Sea Kayaking, White Water Kayaking, Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • Rock and Ice Climbing
  • Biking: Touring, Mountain Biking
  • Skiing: Cross Country and Telemark
  • Caving
  • Tree Climbing
  • Trail Running
  • Ropes Course

Now accepting applications for the Fall 2024 Semester. (We will start to review applications on April 22, 2024, but the application will REMAIN OPEN until all available positions are filled!)

Online Application

Read more about our expectations and benefits, then go directly to our online application. We will contact you one way or the other around a week after the above due date.

If you have questions, contact Andrew McLaughlin at or 607-254-1357.