Assistant Guide and Outfitter

 

Application Deadline: January 15th, 2019 for positions starting February 10th or February 24th, 2019.

We are currently accepting applications for 2019 positions.

 

Position Description:
Many dream of working in the outdoor industry, but few find opportunities for real-world training like this. Being an assistant guide at ZAC is demanding, rewarding, and extremely educational. ZAC Assistant Guides spend about 1/2 of their season working in the shop as an outfitter, and the other 1/2 out in the field on trips. Towards the end of the season, some Assistant Guides feel ready to lead trips on their own and stay on staff as Lead Guides the following season.  We invite our applicants to view working with us as multi-year opportunity.

Position Qualifications:
Required:

  • Minimum of 23 years of age
  • An enduring commitment to learning, and the ability to do so quickly  
  • Ability to work well with all types people, especially children
  • Patience
  • Strong ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Strong attention to detail
Preferred:
  • Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder Certification
  • Experience with technical rope systems/skills
  • Experience riding technical mountain bike terrain
  • Experience climbing in single pitch terrain
  • Commitment to serving others
  • Ability to create order in chaotic environments??
Outfitter:
  • Checking in, cleaning, and repairing gear
  • Answering questions and facilitating meaningful, helpful, intelligent, and pleasant conversations with customers
  • Outfitting customers for the Narrows and other hikes
  • Answering the phone and replying to e-mails
  • Booking guided trips and shuttle reservations
  • Offering expertise on local recreation opportunities and logistics
  • Managing product inventory on our retail floor

Assistant Guide:
  • Participate in professional training opportunities regularly
  • Work collaboratively with fellow guides and guide management
  • Facilitate half- and full-day canyoneering, hiking, rock climbing, and mountain biking trips
  • Create a safe, fun, and educational atmosphere
  • Build, evaluate, and manage a wide variety of anchor and rope systems
  • Wash, repair, and maintain guide equipment
  • Build a comprehensive knowledge base of the roads, hikes, canyons, and hidden secrets of Zion National Park and the surrounding areas

Dates of Employments:
February 24th - November 24th
Schedule is determined by client demand and trip bookings. As a result, you may work 3 days during some weeks, but will most often work 5 days. Our aim is to create a regular work schedule for you where you have the same 2 consecutive days off.

Year-Round Potential
Each year, there are some year-round staff positions available.