Work for Evergreen Lodge at Yosemite

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).

Requirements:

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 **DETAILS** * 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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Industry:

Outdoors

Category:

Guide

Position Type:

Seasonal

Remote ok?

No

Added:

over 1 year ago

Evergreen Lodge at Yosemite

www.evergreenlodge.com/