Evergreen Lodge

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Hiring: Outdoor Recreation Guide

Job Description:

The Evergreen Lodge & Rush Creek Lodge is looking for fun, talented Outdoor Recreation Guides 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.

The Evergreen & Rush Creeks 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 & Rush Creeks 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.

  • Education: BA/BS preferred, outdoor recreation, naturalist or related focus a plus

  • Willderness First Responder preferred; First Aid and CPR certification minimum required.

  • 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

  • Extensive knowledge of Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada is ideal but not required

  • 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


  • Full time position available immediately

  • Position can be year-round or seasonal

  • Room and board available for fixed weekly cost both Onsite and Offsite

  • Hours variable, including nights and weekends as well as situational/crisis availability; a regular schedule with specific days off will be established

  • Healthcare benefits available after 90 days

  • 401K eligible with company match after 1 year