Yosemite Mountaineering School/Nordic Ski Center
The Yosemite Mountaineering School and Guide Service has been a tradition in Yosemite since 1969. We want to help clients find themselves in nature. Our mountaineering school's certified guides talk with clients about the flora, fauna and the natural history of this incredible place while teaching wilderness ethics, improving clients knowledge and skill base and increasing clients awareness for the safety of themselves and others. We are a Leave No Trace Partner, and we practice and teach Leave No Trace to all of our clients. Whether clients are looking for a one-on-one guided adventure, a group clinic or a team-building experience, The Yosemite Mountaineering School can help.
During the warmer months, we offer rock climbing lessons and guided climbs based out of Yosemite Valley and Tuolumne Meadows, as well as guided day hikes and overnight backpacking trips. During the winter we move up to the Cross Country Ski Center at Badger Pass, where we offer XC ski lessons, Telemark lessons, rentals and overnight trips to our beautiful Glacier Point hut which overlooks the High Sierra in Yosemite National Park.
An Associate degree is required. A field such as park management, education, or natural resources is preferred.
PSIA and Avalanche Certifications preferred
Wilderness First Responder and CPR Certification required.
Certified Interpretive Guide preferred.
Leave No Trace course attendance preferred.
Experience in recreation programming preferred.
Must have experience teaching outdoor skills.
Must obtain food handlers certification. Serv-safe certification preferred.
Must have strong leadership, verbal, written, and interpersonal skills with a high level of concentration and attention to detail.
Must have paid, professional experience as a guide, trip leader, facilitator and educator.
Must work well with the public and enjoy guest contact.
Must maintain an enthusiastic attitude and be willing to learn and work as necessary.
Professional appearance required.
Must have a desire for extensive Yosemite skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and backpacking experience.
Must be familiar with many aspects of Yosemite, and able to provide accurate information and interpretation to guests.
Must be familiar with all mountaineering school programs and rental procedures.
Requires the following physical demands: Sitting, walking, bending, stooping, reaching, seeing, hearing and speaking. Must be able to hike with a fifty (50) pound backpack at least 10 miles at high elevation. Must be able to lift and carry fifty (50) pounds on a regular basis.
We are looking for motivated individuals who want to work.
Outdoor leadership: group management, meteorological awareness, map and compass use, route choice and location.
Guide, teach, and entertain clients while safely leading hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and backpacking outings.
Provide guest education and National Park protection through Interpretation.
Responsible for group first aid.
Organize and lead backcountry trips, plan and prepare backcountry meals.
Guides responsible for logistics, planning, safety, and client communication.
Other duties as required by management.
Dec. 14 ,2012- April 1st, 2013
Salary is dependent upon experience and qualifications. Benefits include: low rent housing, pro deal discounts, professional development opportunities.
Please submit resume, cover letter, and references (we prefer email) to:
Close Date is when Position is filled.