2021 Retreat Leader Application

Thank you for your interest in working for Run Wild Retreats!

As we look ahead to the 2021 retreat season, we’re optimistic that we’ll be able to proceed with domestic and international retreats, most of which are scheduled between March and November. Of course, there is still a great deal of uncertainty surrounding travel anywhere in the world, and so our schedule may change as a result. However, the health and safety of our staff and clients is always our top priority.¬†We successfully ran four retreats in the U.S. in the fall of 2020, and will continue to adapt our health and safety protocols as needed.

With that in mind, we’re proceeding with hiring new retreat leaders for the 2021 season and invite you to apply for what many runners would consider a dream job!

About us: Run Wild Retreats Inc, is an award-winning, IATA-accredited travel company that specializes in running and wellness retreat for women. We operate in six countries and are offering 10+ different itineraries. We won Runner’s World¬†magazine’s 2020 Travel Award for “Best Women-Only Trips” and Shape magazine’s 2019 Healthy Travel Award for “Best Active Outfitter.” We are 100% women-owned, a member of Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, the Adventure Travel Trade Association and Transformational Travel Council. We are passionate about sustainable, responsible, inclusive transformational travel experiences.

If you want to join our team, please read the following information thoroughly.

Hiring Timeline:

December 2020: We begin accepting applications for the 2021 season.

January 2021: We begin reaching out to short-listed candidates to schedule video interviews.

February 2021: A hiring decision will made and selected candidates will be notified.

March 2021: New and returning retreat leaders attend the training event in Carbondale, Colorado (in compliance with any state and local safety protocols and travel restrictions that may be in place at this time). 

March – early November 2021: Retreat season takes place

Hiring and Training Process

Step 1: Record a video response to the interview questions. Since being a retreat leader makes you the face and voice of the brand, it’s important for us to get a sense of your public speaking and personal presentation style. While your answers shouldn’t be scripted per se (no reading off a page!), your answers should be thoughtful, clear, organized and represent who you are.

Step 2: Fill out the online application form. This form includes a spot for you to share the link to your video.

Step 3: If you’ve been shortlisted, we will reach out to schedule a video interview with you.

If you’re Hired: Attend the Retreat Leader Training in March 2021

This two-day event is required for all new retreat leaders before working at a retreat. The program focuses on all the essential skills required to be a successful retreat leader: public speaking, managing run pace groups, working with guides, itinerary logistics, internal communications systems, reporting, problem solving, emergency response, guest service, mindful running coaching and other essential skills.

This training also includes key leadership training that not only helps you embody the Run Wild Retreats brand ethos around the world, but also translates to any leadership position. This includes things like emotional intelligence, mindful leadership, holding space, authentic communication, taking responsibility and acting decisively when under pressure. As you’ll discover, doing this type of work is an opportunity for both personal and professional growth.

Our retreats are designed to deliver a transformational travel experience, and your role as retreat leader has a huge impact on this experience. Be prepared to go deep and commit to examine your motivations, values and desires so that you have the tools to lead our guests through this potentially life-changing inner and outer journey.

Please note: travel to the in-person training program is paid by you, however all further work-related travel is paid by Run Wild Retreats, including all flights to retreat destinations where you are scheduled to work. During the training program, lodging will be provided to you and you’ll be compensated for your time.

The Application

Applications are now closed for this season. Check back next December!