Adventure People is currently accepting resumes from all US locations, but specifically for guides in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, and Utah to join our team as a Tour Guide/Driver in 2021.
Our Adventure Guides manage all aspects of the trip including the driving and are responsible for interpretive information, risk management, food preparation and planning, and guest satisfaction. We are looking for experienced, professional, career-focused guides to lead vacation trips of a lifetime.
Please read all of the descriptions, requirements, and instructions below before submitting the questionnaire along with your SKILLS BASED resume and cover letter.
MUST have a minimum 2-years guiding or outdoor leadership experience and meet the following requirements:
- Must be at least 25 years of age
- At a minimum and current: Adult First Aid/CPR Certification and Wilderness First Responder Certification (WFR)
- Provide a completed Leave No Trace Certification
- Love working with people and love the outdoors
- Competency in at least two of the following: Hiking, Camping, Kayaking/SUP, Backpacking, and Biking
- Able to handle stressful situations and advanced problem solving
- Legal to work in the United States
- Own a computer/tablet and smartphone
- Clean driving record with no more than 1 point and no DUI incident(s)
Clean background check
Minimum Class C-Commercial Driver’s License with Passenger Endorsement
Typical Pre-Trip Responsibilities:
- Read and learn travelers details (allergies, medical needs, etc.)
- Confirm all third party bookings (Lodging, excursions, etc.)
- Plan meals throughout the trip. Create shopping lists and purchase groceries.
- Communicate with travelers pre-trip with introductions and last-minute need to know details.
- Camp set-up. Purchase any additional and necessary camp supplies.
- Plan route (driving, hiking, etc.) including stops and timing for each.
- Research the destination learning about culture, history, environment, folklore, fauna, flora, etc.
- Familiarize yourself with the area including emergency services, ATM location, grocery stores, coffee, optional excursions, etc.
- Pickup passenger van.
- Assemble and check the necessary gear and pack supplies.
Typical On-Trip Responsibilities:
- Welcome Adventure People to their adventure with a speech and introduction to educating the group on their upcoming adventure, our mission, and our brand.
- Collect liability waivers, as needed.
- Manage group dynamics, especially when there is a diverse group from different cultural backgrounds and generations.
- Understand when it is appropriate to pull a traveler aside for a private talk, give them some personal space, quiet time, or even dismiss an individual from the trip.
- Keep your group on schedule without making the group feel rushed and communicate and enforce departure times effectively.
- Make and/or confirm reservations for dining, optional excursions, transportation, etc.
- Meal plan, shop, and prepare meals for your group when applicable.
- Maintain the integrity of sensitive data or information.
- Reading groups and adjusting guiding style to fit different needs, desires, and expectations.
- Collaborate with our third-party vendors to ensure Adventure People have an exceptional experience.
- Driving safely and professionally at all times.
- Maintain vehicle appearance & cleanliness throughout the trip.
- Maintain trip budget, manage funds, and retain receipts.
- Log detailed notes in the trip report including changes, weather, the performance of vendors, arising issues, and any other pertinent information.
- Work efficiently and effectively with a co-guide, when applicable.
- Get to know and engage with travelers on an individual basis. Learn their story, their passion, their talent through authentic conversation. It’s incredibly rewarding!
- Be decisive on itinerary and plan changes. You must be able to make decisions that benefit and are fair to the group independent of management and support.
- Post quality content to social media and Instagram.
Typical Post-Trip Tasks:
- Clean camp and gear.
- Inventory gear and properly store for use on the next adventure.
- Complete all trip reports and paperwork in a timely manner.
- Debriefing call with the office.
- Return passenger van.
- Report any issues to the Director of Operations.