Many dream of working in the outdoor industry, but few find opportunities for real-world training like this. Being an assistant guide at Zion Adventures is demanding, rewarding, and extremely educational. ZA Assistant Guides spend about 2/3rds of their season working in the shop as an outfitter, and the other third out in the field on trips. Towards the end of the season, some Assistant Guides feel ready to lead trips on their own and stay on staff as Lead Guides the following season. We invite our applicants to view working with us as a multi-year opportunity.

Starting Date
February 19th, 2024

Starting wage
$16 hourly for outfitting
Per diem based on experience for guide days.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Climbing Skills, Conservation, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Mountaineering Skills, Teaching/Education


Minimum of 23 years of age
Clean driving record
Current First Aid and CPR certification, or Wilderness First Responder

Required Skills:

An enduring commitment to learning, and the ability to do so quickly
Ability to work well with all types of people, especially children
Strong ability to communicate clearly and effectively
Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
Strong attention to detail​
A high level of social grace
The ability to form meaningful connections with others quickly
An outstanding work ethic

Preferred Skills:

Experience with technical rope systems/skills
Experience climbing in single pitch terrain
Experience riding technical mountain bike terrain
Experience with presenting interpretive hikes

About Zion Adventure Company

Since 1996 Zion Adventure Company has been the premier outfitter and guide company serving Zion National Park and Southern Utah. ZAC offers equipment and bike rentals, trailhead shuttle services, and guiding in canyoneering, rock climbing, biking, and hiking.

Application Instructions

Please send cover letter, resume, and outdoor adventure log to [email protected] . Interviewing will begin December 1st.