Lead Guide

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Deadline to Apply:

Saturday, February 12, 2022, 8:45pm



Springdale, UT
United States


Zion Adventures

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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 education, 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 or inspires you, we encourage you to apply. All qualified candidates will be given thorough consideration and evaluation.



Minimum of 23 years of age

Wilderness First Responder Certification & CPR Certification

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

Ability to clearly demonstrate specific skills

Strong and sound judgment​

Leadership Presence

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

Helpful Characteristics:

Skills and knowledge within the realm of your guide specialty (canyoneering, rock climbing, mountain biking, backpacking)

Additional credentials such as AMGA or PCGI training/certifications, Search and Rescue experience, WEA Outdoor Leadership Training Course, LNT Master Educator, etc.


Participate in the initial 7-day, paid, guide development training curriculum

Progress through the guide development sequence, from assistant to leading your own trips by June 1

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 as well as courses

Create a safe, fun, and educational atmosphere

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 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. 

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.

Position Start Date:

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

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How to Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to hiring@zionadventures.com

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