As the leader in experiential education in Central America, our team is what drives our mission and inspires leadership and character development in our students. Our organization is comprised of a unique mix of both local Costa Rican and foreign national staff who are not only knowledgeable outdoor educators but also exemplify the culturally competent, global leaders that the Outward Bound educational model strives to instill in its students.

Available employment opportunities will be posted on this page– Please check back regularly to learn about new openings.



We seek qualified, culturally-sensitive outdoor educators to join our team here in Costa Rica. The majority of our full-time foreign national field instructors are alumni of our Outward Leader Semester, which trains students in seven internationally-recognized outdoor certifications as well as in Outward Bound’s holistic approach to experiential education. Visit the program’s course page for more information on how to participate in this training program.


The Communications Office is a small, collaborative team responsible for all communications, sales, marketing and customer service tasks organization-wide. Staffers are charged with increasing course participation across all target audiences and ensuring excellent customer service with regard to stakeholder communication from prospective students, to families of students currently on course, to alumni and partners. Positions within the Communications Office are contract-based and range in duration.


We hire summer interns for positions both in our Programming and Communications Offices as well as in the field to support our organization’s high season (June-August).

Alumni of our Outdoor Leader Semester who best exemplify what it takes to become and Outward Bound educator are typically offered a paid internship as a field instructor for Outward Bound Costa Rica’s high season, with the possibility of staying on as a year-round instructor.

Hear the story of three Outdoor Leader Semester alumni who reflect on their course experience and how it led to instructor experience in the field:

There are currently no open positions.

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