Interested in continuing or growing your career as an outdoor industry professional? Want to cultivate a lifestyle that helps others get outside, be active, and create lasting memories using the outdoors as your backdrop?
Wildland Trekking is seeking guides to facilitate multi day backpacking trips and lodge based trips starting spring 2024 in the Great Smoky Mountain region. Operating Areas include: Great Smoky Mountains, Blue Ridge Mountains.
Must have significant personal and professional multi-day guiding experience in the backcountry. Wildland Trekkking’s multi-day trips range from 3-7 days. Mileage ranges from 5-12 per day. Guides prepare 3 meals a day for guests in the field, teaching outdoor living skills, manage all aspects of the trip, and are responsible for interpretive information, risk management, and guest satisfaction.
-Efficient and effective organizational skills, strong work ethic, excellent written and verbal communication and able to hike heavy loads 5-12 miles per day over varying terrain. Guides walk all day in beautiful locations carrying a heavy backpack, cook in the backcountry, manage risk in varied environments and weather, provide excellent customer service, interpretive information, and manage social dynamics in mixed groups.
-Area and interpretive knowledge is a HUGE plus.
-Must be available to attend staff
-Training and professional experience in guiding and/or outdoor education (i.e. NOLS, Outward Bound, degree in Outdoor Education or related field, Wilderness Therapy, other Adventure Travel companies, etc).
-Leave No Trace certification.
-Expertise in at least one of our program locations.
-Speak and write English fluently. Fluent in French and/or German, Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese a plus.
-Two years of commercial driving experience (any job where you had to at least occasionally transport passengers).
About The Wildland Trekking Company
Wildland Trekking takes adults and families hiking into the world’s most beautiful and wild landscapes, and making sure every detail is carefully orchestrated to make our guest’s experience unforgettable. Guides bring our destinations to life through dialed-in logistics, wonderful meals, fascinating interpretation. Our backcountry and basecamp trips include off the beaten path itineraries, top-of-the-line gear and fantastic backcountry cooking; our inn-based tours feature hand-picked inns, hotels and lodges that put you right in the action; and our stock and porter supported trips offer a rare opportunity to explore the backcountry with light day packs.