Eleven and Irwin Guides are proud to offer an 18-month Associate Guide Program designed to
develop outstanding long-term staff and guides by offering diverse training and on the job learning
opportunities through three six-month placements in Colorado and potentially abroad. The ideal
candidate is looking to make a difference in people’s lives through impactful outdoor experiences in
a luxury travel environment. Job duties include supporting the guide team while shadowing and
learning all of the intricacies of working for a high end, complex guide service and hospitality
Hard skills development will be a major part of the program. These skills may include, but are not
limited to, rock climbing, hiking, alpine mountaineering, mountain biking, rafting, fishing,
backcountry skiing and snowcat operations. In addition, on the job training will greatly focus on
bolstering one’s skills in leadership, communication and outdoor education. Emphasis will also be
placed on working alongside other aspects of the operation including administration, sales,
logistics, hospitality and lodge management.
During the duration of the program, associates will receive a salary, housing assistance, mentorship
and training and travel opportunities. Upon completion of the program, participants will have the
opportunity to apply for a permanent position within the company.


Current WFR certification
Clean and current driver’s license


Must be able to lift 50+ pounds
Flexible work schedule
Travel to Eleven locations as needed for extended periods of time
Flexible team player willing to do anything to complete the Eleven and Irwin Guide team goals
Previous experience with a solid foundation in outdoor skills and education


Diverse summer outdoor skill set including river guiding, rock climbing and mountain biking
Diverse winter outdoor skill set including backcountry skiing experience and proficiency in
technical terrain
Completion of an avalanche course through accredited institution
Ability to deliver high quality work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment


BICP Level 1