Vocational Gap Year

Open Positions


  Part-time Instructors

    1. Auto Mechanics

    2. Welding

    3. Culinary Arts

Needed two to four days per week, flexible schedules. We are a residential, gap year vocational education post-secondary school on a working cattle ranch. Students learn vocational/technical as well as social/emotional and career readiness skills. We can provide instructors with meals and lodging for consecutive days to make it feasible for longer commutes.  


Bill VanLente





Mentors foster and guide the development of healthy relationships, provide a positive role model, and are integral to students’ support system, helping to facilitate personal and academic growth. A mentor’s most important responsibility is to build rapport and beneficial relationships with our students. Characteristics of successful mentors include flexibility, curiosity, openness to self-improvement, and a genuine desire to work with our young people as they embrace adulthood. A typical day may include encouraging a student working on welding, auto repair or carpentry project, feeding cattle, preparing a grocery list and meal, coordinating a volunteer project, soaking in a local hot spring, organizing a multi-day hike and camp trip, a skiing or golf outing, exploring near-by Idaho history sites, and any number of other possibilities. Your experience with the vocational skills we teach is less important than your ability and desire to work with and mentor our students. Mentors live with students in our spacious log-constructed lodge.  Mentors work rotating schedules that allow for schedule flexibility and paid time off. Salary is negotiable and depends on experience, training, and education. Solid references are required.