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. ZAC 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 wage: $15/hour

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Counselors, Climbing Skills, Development, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Medical, Mountaineering Skills, Sales and Marketing, Teaching/Education


Checking in, cleaning, and repairing gear
Answering questions and facilitating meaningful, helpful, intelligent, and pleasant conversations with customers
Outfitting customers for the Narrows and other hikes
Answering the phone and replying to e-mails
Booking guided trips and shuttle reservations
Offering expertise on local recreation opportunities and logistics
Managing product inventory on our retail floor

Assistant Guide:
Participate in professional training opportunities regularl

Required Skills:

Minimum of 23 years of age
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

Preferred Skills:

Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder Certification
Experience with technical rope systems/skills
Experience climbing in single pitch terrain
Commitment to serving others
Ability to create order in chaotic environments​​

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]