Outdoor Adventures Guide assists with the daily operations of the Youth & Outdoor Adventures Department including but not limited to Youth Programs and Events, Club Activities, and Mountain Activities.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Facilitate Outdoor Adventure Activities & Events for participants of all ages, ability level and background
Maintain high standards for safety and risk management both front and back country
Be able to operate independently with minimal supervision in high-risk situations
Be able to effectively guide backcountry programs in the Montana wilderness
Maintain a high level of knowledge on outdoor technical skills, safety practices and local ecology to elevate member experiences on trips & tours
Be able to create positive member experiences through effective communication, confidence in programming and approachability
Provide basic instruction for Outdoor Technical Skills ranging from lessons, static archery courses, backcountry trips, Yellowstone National Park Tours and more.
Assist in rental program and ensure proper maintenance of program equipment. This includes fly fishing equipment, winter nordic and snowshoe equipment and maintaining a fleet of mountain bikes for summer use
Must be able to work outside normal operating hours for early morning and late evening tours
Maintain industry standards for safety, risk management and emergency action specific to outdoor activities.
Ability to coordinate with other departments..
Support in trail maintenance and sign installation for our on-site trail system
This includes handling power tools such as chainsaws, drills and various hand tools
This also includes driving snowmobiles, side by sides, dirt bikes and ATV’s as needed to remote areas of the property
High Diploma or equivalent; Bachelor’s degree preferred
Experience working as a guide for naturalist excursions and/or technical adventures preferred
Knowledge of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, Custer & Gallatin National Forest, Beaverhead National Forest (natural history of the area, local flora and fauna) preferred
Willingness to develop technical and soft skills in Outdoor Adventures required.
Current First Aid/AED/CPR certification or willingness to obtain
Current WFA/WFR a plus
Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Fluency in English.
Highly organized and flexible
Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to communicate and relate to people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Self-starter; able to carry out diverse duties with minimal supervision.
Ability to create new Outdoor Adventure Programming and standards.
Knowledge of hotel, resort and/or club operations preferred
Valid Driver’s License
Able to work a flexible schedule including weekend, evenings, and holidays
Computer literate in Microsoft Office and Google applications
While performing the duties of the job, the Outdoor Adventure Guide is required to be physically active for up to 8 hours
Guide Experience in Winter Activities prefered
About Spanish Peaks Mountain Club
Spanish Peaks Mountain Club - Big Sky Montana