Employment Opportunities

At Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions, we always look for the absolute best leaders for our teen backpacking and fly fishing adventures. Leading backpacking and fly fishing trips for teens is a fun, exciting, and rewarding summer job, but it is hard work and takes various skill sets. When considering candidates for our Base Camp Crew, Co-leaders, and Trip Director positions, we look much deeper than their ability to help put students on fish. 

At a minimum, qualified applicants will have experience teaching fly fishing, enjoy working with teens, and be knowledgeable about backcountry safety. All applicants for base camp crew must be 18+ and have graduated high school. Co-leaders must be 19 before June 1st and have successfully passed a wilderness first aid course. Trip directors must be 21+ and possess a Wilderness First Responder Certification. All trip leaders and directors must have a clean driving record.

Preference is given to applicants available from staff training (6/10-6/13) through mid-August, but we occasionally need leaders for short-term (one or two trips) contracts. Our limited number of trips each summer allows us to be very selective with our small summer staff. Qualified applicants will set themselves apart with their ability to serve as role models to our teenage participants. Leadership experience, a hard work ethic, and the ability to work in a dynamic environment with ever-changing variables are necessary. 

Great trip leaders are one of the most essential ingredients to the success of our trips, and guides will be one of the participant's most memorable parts of their experience. If you are interested in working for LFFE this summer, please fill out an application. 

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Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions was started in 2010 as a graduate thesis for my Master's Degree in Environmental Conservation Education at NYU. The operating premise was simple - by coupling amazing wilderness fly fishing camps for teens with environmental education and service learning we can help inspire future generations of fly fishing conservationists. We have been growing our unique list of trips and experiences ever since.

When it comes to choosing a summer program for your teen the options are endless. For the teen who loves to fish, be outside, and has a strong sense of adventure we have made the choice easy. We are the leader in teen fly fishing adventures and are dedicated to providing the best backcountry fly fishing experience with opportunities for teens to engage in leadership training, community service, and backcountry camping.


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Will Lillard, Founder/Director/Guide

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Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions
2540 King Road
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

(828) 577-8204