Assistant Guide & Outfitter

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Deadline to Apply:

Saturday, February 12, 2022, 8:30pm



Springdale, UT
United States


Zion Adventures


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Job Description:

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. 

Starting Wage: $15/hour



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


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​​



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 regularly

Work collaboratively with fellow guides and guide management

Facilitate half- and full-day canyoneering, hiking, rock climbing, and mountain biking trips

Create a safe, fun, and educational atmosphere

Build, evaluate, and manage a wide variety of anchor and rope systems

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 1st- November 28th

Schedule is determined by client demand and trip bookings. As a result, you may work 3 days during some weeks, but will most often work 5 days. Our aim is to create a regular work schedule for you where you have the same 2 consecutive days off.

Each year, there are some year-round staff positions available.

Position Start Date:

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Job Duration:


How to Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to