The Evergreen Lodge & Rush Creek Lodge is looking for fun, talented Outdoor Recreation Guides with broad experience leading outdoor guided trips and an area of expertise that fits one of our major guided recreation programs. We are seeking a guide, who possesses strong people skills as well as strong outdoor skills and experience, and who is excited to share his/her experiences and passion for the outdoors with the 2-300 guests that stay with us each night.
The Evergreen & Rush Creeks professional Recreation Guides work with our Recreation Manager to promote, coordinate and lead all of the Lodge’s on-site and off-site recreation programs and activities. While our guided adventures include hiking, biking, sightseeing, fly-fishing and snowshoeing trips, the Evergreen & Rush Creeks Recreation & Guide Service provides a variety of additional services, including expert advice, trip planning and coordinating nightly Lodge activities (e.g., campfires, naturalist slideshows, movies, etc.). While guides may specialize in one area, they cross-train, support and execute various recreational programs and activities (including assisting at our Rec. Desk).
The ideal individual is excited to support the development of an exceptional, professionally run, friendly and fun recreation program and embraces working in a rustic environment in a relationship-oriented business.
Ideal qualifications include:
Education: BA/BS preferred, outdoor recreation, naturalist or related focus a plus
Wilderness First Responder preferred; First Aid and CPR certification minimum required.
Extensive outdoor experience including previous guiding experience as well as personal trips
Knowledge of “Leave No Trace” ethics and wilderness regulations
Strong general outdoor knowledge including flora, fauna, navigation, and safety
Exceptional people skills and group leadership skills
Extensive knowledge of Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada is ideal but not required
1-2 years minimum of trip leadership experience
Excellent communication skills
Interest in living on-site or in nearby housing
Strong interest in training/coaching and in supporting our Intern mission
Independent thinker with strong initiative, but comfortable working within a defined framework
Key personality traits:
Leading a healthy, drug-free lifestyle
Guest service oriented
Self-motivated (takes initiative) with high standards
Mature and personable with a relaxed nature
Hands-on and variety-seeking
Dynamic and fun, yet responsible and professional
Flexible with a “whatever it takes” attitude
Full-time position available immediately
Position can be year-round or seasonal
Room and board available for fixed weekly cost both Onsite and Offsite
Hours variable, including nights and weekends as well as situational/crisis availability; a regular schedule with specific days off will be established
Healthcare benefits available after 90 days
401K eligible with company match after 1 year