Rock Iguana Ltd. (Cayman Brac – Cayman Islands) is looking for a Rock Climbing Guide to join our team from December 2021. We are ideally looking for someone for a long term contract but are hiring seasonal candidates who we deem to be a good fit for our company (3 month minimum). The current position is available from December 2021.
The prospective applicant will be expected to lead group and private rock climbing and rappelling tours as well as teach sport climbing skills courses at various grades. Our guests have historically been international travelers but with the border closures our clientele has shifted to local tourists including families rediscovering the Islands. As a result of this we have been very busy. Our typical tour/private guiding lasts 3-4 hours on a half day tour and 6-8 hours on a full day tour – please visit our website for more information on all our offerings. www.climb.ky. Strong climbing and safety skills will be required for any prospective applicant and great people skills is a prerequisite. Prior to applying for this position, candidates should ensure that they meet the requirements below.
Applicant should hold at least an AMGA SPI certification or equivalent or higher. A minimum of WFA (wilderness first aid) and CPR or higher.
Prospective applicants who are also yoga instructors will be very well regarded as we have a Yoga business aswell.
4 years of personal climbing experience and a minimum of 2 years working in the outdoor adventure industry. Prospective applicants should have at least one full year experience in guiding outdoor rock climbing. If the applicant is a seasonal worker (i.e., on 6 month contract) they should have at least 2 seasons of guiding experience. A prospective applicant should be a very safe lead climber and be comfortable leading up to 5.10+ and leading in approach shoes up to 5.8 with an inexperienced belayer.
Be able to live and work in hot and humid conditions
Strong sense of self
Comfortable with your own company (as it is a very small and remote island)
Solid interpersonal skills & ability to coach students in a positive manner
Able to be a good salesperson
Outstanding organizational skills
Willing to take initiative
Effective time management
Bonus Attributes (not required but sought after):
Experience in marketing
Knowledge of Wildlife and Nature
About Rock Iguana Ltd.
Rock Iguana Ltd. is the first rock climbing and adventure tourism company in the Cayman Islands. Formed by a group of close friends and family with a passion for the rugged beauty of Cayman Brac, our mission is to develop the climbing community of the Cayman Islands and to provide a unique and educational experience to locals and tourists alike.
Cayman Brac (Cayman Islands) is situated in the heart of the Caribbean Sea. Cayman Brac boasts a 140 foot Bluff of exquisite limestone cliff-face overlooking turquoise waters. The Island is a very popular diving destination and in recent years has emerged as an equally popular climbing/adventure destination. Over 120 sport climbing routes have been bolted around the Bluff and Rock Iguana offers guided climbing, rappelling and nature tours around the island.