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Outdoor Recreation Guide

Evergreen Lodge at Yosemite

Yosemite Valley, California

The Evergreen Lodge is looking for a fun, talented Outdoor Recreation Guide with broad experience leading outdoor guided trips and an area of expertise that fits one of our major guided recreation programs. We are seeking a guide who possesses strong people skills as well as strong outdoor skills and experience, and who is excited to share his/her experiences and passion for the outdoors with the 2-300 guests that stay with us each night.

Evergreen's professional Recreation Guides work with our Recreation Manager to promote, coordinate and lead all of the Lodge's on-site and off-site recreation programs and activities. While our guided adventures include hiking, biking, sightseeing, fly-fishing and snowshoeing trips, the Evergreen's Recreation & Guide Service provides a variety of additional services, including expert advice, trip planning and coordinating nightly Lodge activities (e.g., campfires, naturalist slideshows, movies, etc.). While guides may specialize in one area, they cross-train, support and execute various recreational programs and activities (including assisting at our Rec Desk).


The ideal individual is excited to support the development of an exceptional, professionally run, friendly and fun recreation program and embraces working in a rustic environment in a relationship-oriented business. Ideal qualifications include:

  • Education: Outdoor recreation, naturalist or related focus a plus
  • Extensive experience leading guided fly fishing and other trips
  • Extensive outdoor experience including previous guiding experience as well as personal trips
  • Knowledge of "Leave No Trace" ethics and wilderness regulations
  • Strong general outdoor knowledge including flora, fauna, navigation and safety
  • Exceptional people skills and group leadership skills
  • Knowledge of Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada is ideal but not required
  • Minimum First Aid and CPR certified; Wilderness First Responder a plus
  • 1-2 years minimum trip leadership experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Interest in living on-site or in nearby housing
  • Strong interest in training/coaching and in supporting our Intern mission
  • Independent thinker with strong initiative, but comfortable working within a defined framework

Key personality traits

  • Leading a healthy, drug-free lifestyle
  • High integrity
  • Guest service oriented
  • Self-motivated (takes initiative) with high standards
  • Mature and personable with a relaxed nature
  • Hands-on and variety seeking
  • Dynamic and fun, yet responsible and professional
  • Flexible with a "whatever it takes" attitude


  • Position available immediately
  • Position can be seasonal or year-round
  • Room and board are included for fixed weekly cost
  • Compensation based on experience
  • Hours variable, including nights and weekends as well as situational availability; a regular schedule with specific days off will be established

ABOUT THE EVERGREEN LODGE The Evergreen Lodge is a recently expanded historic tourist lodge and resort idyllically located on 22 acres bordering Yosemite National Park. The lodge is highly recommended by Fodor's, called a 'Hidden Gem' by Sunset Magazine, and described by Frommer's as "the classic Yosemite experience." The 90 year-old lodge had always featured cabins in the woods, a retail store, an excellent restaurant and a classic tavern. In 2002, the lodge was purchased and underwent a major expansion and modernization, reopening in 2004 with 50 new guest cabins, new guest facilities, new recreation programs and new on-site staff and manager housing. The lodge again expanded in 2009, adding 24 additional guest cabins (for a total of 90) and completing a variety of facilities and public space upgrades. The expanded Evergreen retains its original warmth, character and personal touch while providing the best all-around lodging and recreational facilities in the Yosemite area. The Evergreen provides great career opportunities for talented staff and managers. Since the lodge has a significant recreational focus, we seek staff and managers who are excited about the outdoors and lead a healthy, active lifestyle.

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Evergreen Lodge at Yosemite