Interested in 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 2022 in the Great Smoky Mountain region. Operating Areas include: Great Smoky Mountains, Blue Ridge Mountains.
Pay: guide pay varies by state. Wildland pays by the hour in accordance with all state and overtime laws. Entry Level guide pay ranges from $152-$225 per day not including gratuities which can make up a significant part of overall compensation. We are happy to discuss this in more detail with anyone who is selected for an interview.
Must have significant personal and professional multi-day guiding experience in the backcountry. 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.
-Previous guiding experience strongly preferred
-Area and interpretive knowledge is a HUGE plus
-Must be available to attend staff training: March 3-7, 2022
-Must be able to pass a background, motor vehicle record check, and a drug test.
-Must be able to obtain backcountry food handlers certification.
-Must provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination, be willing to get a Covid-19 vaccination before start of employment, or qualify for a religious or medical exemption.
-Must hold a current WFR certification or EMT
-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.