Guides at Zion Adventures are canyoneers, climbers, hikers, and/or mountain bikers, we are also educators and leaders. We thrive on sharing our passion for the outdoors with others and by giving them the skills and autonomy to do so on their own. A Zion Adventures guide is a powerful mixture of character, empathy, integrity, curiosity, and humility. You will be joining a diverse group of individuals from a variety of backgrounds all united by a common mission and a passion for experiential learning, education, and the outdoors. We are in a constant pursuit to better ourselves and the organization. Many of those who have moved here to be guides with us have found this chapter of their lives to be much longer than they expected, and are happy for it. If working with and being challenged by these types of people excites and inspires you, we encourage you to apply. All qualified candidates will be given thorough consideration and evaluation.
-Facilitate half- and full-day canyoneering, hiking, rock climbing, and/or mountain biking trips.
-Create a safe, fun, and educational atmosphere for clients
-Build, evaluate, and manage a wide variety of anchor and rope systems
-Teach students basic to advanced technical skills
-Wash, repair, and maintain guide equipment
-Build a comprehensive knowledge base of the roads, hikes, canyons, and hidden secrets of Zion National Park and the surrounding areas
Dates of Employment
-March 4, 2024 – October 31, 2024
-Schedule is determined by client demand and trip bookings. As a result, you may work 3 days during some weeks and 5 days other weeks. Our aim is to create a regular work schedule for you where you have the same 2 consecutive days off.
-There is year-round guiding available for a few staff members. Guides who have stayed throughout the winter months (slower season) have found most work through completing projects around the shop.
-Minimum of 23 years of age
-Wilderness First Responder Certification
-Clean driving record
-An enduring commitment to learning, and the ability to do so quickly
-Ability to work well with all types of people, especially children
-An appreciation for working with beginners and experts alike
-Strong ability to communicate clearly and effectively
-Sound judgment and risk management
-A high level of social grace
-The ability to form meaningful connections with others quickly
-Previous guiding or leadership experience (Strongly preferred)
-Experience with technical rope systems/skills
-Experience climbing in single pitch terrain
-Skills and knowledge within the realm of your guide specialty (canyoneering, rock climbing, mountain biking, backpacking)
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.