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Zion Adventure Company

  • 36 Lion Boulevard, Springdale, UT
  • https://www.zionadventures.com/
  • limitedcompany
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4×4 Overland Driver & Guide

Year after year, high performing staff have many of the same things in common. They are happy, improving & growing in helpful ways, like working hard, showing care for those around them, and feeling connected to people, and with the ZAC mission. Life here is an adventure as we explore the world outside and seek greater understanding of the human experience. Our staff come to Zion from all over the country. For many of us, our co-workers are an essential part of our community. We support each other, and we want to be supported. Getting to know each other is part of the adventure. Our lives overlap. We laugh with each other if the lid falls off the salt-shaker. We feel your pain when you run out of coffee. Often our coffee runs are expedited by the fact that we have each others' drinks memorized. Springdale is a small town. Some staff easily make connections with people outside the staff. Others find their best friends within our staff. There is no requirement from Zion Adventure Company nor its management that you spend your personal time with your co-workers. As you look for recreation outing partners, some may naturally come from the staff, and others from the townspeople. Some staff members have mentioned we are like a family. This is true to a degree. We care about you, want you to be happy, and to succeed. At the same time, we want to cautiously encourage you to think of the term “family” in helpful ways. Co-workers can help you, but won’t do everything for you and can't manage your life for you. We need you to do your job well and consistently. No amount of being close to co-workers alleviates this need to perform. We expect staff to be responsible and accountable. You need to take responsibility for your success and happiness. Help is almost always available and we encourage you to ask for help when you need it. Just a few of the ways we have helped each other are ride to the airport, technical assistance changing flat tires, and support meeting self-improvement goals at work. The Zion Adventure Company staff is an incredible team of connected individuals. Each of us wants to work with great people. Our hiring team does its best to find you and hire you. We pursue a high quality of life for ourselves, our guests and want the same for you. Staff members want each other to be great, and to pursue excellence in all they do. They also laugh a lot at the the funny and ironic moments we share. Sincerely, ZAC Hiring Team

Industry

min experience

salary range

$15 - $18 / hour

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
No
Work Visa Sponsoring Available
No

Job Overview

We are seeking gregarious, entertaining, and intellectually-strong historian and geologist type characters, who are savvy vehicle drivers with some off-road driving experience. This combination of diverse skills is used as you navigate our 2012 Mitsubishi Fuso 4 wheel drive vehicle on dirt roads, mesas and drainages of the southwest Zion Plateau, offering interpretation on flora, fauna, human history, and geology along the way.

Starting Wage: 

$15/hour

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Minimum of 23 years of age by April 1st 
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification, or Wilderness First Responder
  • Utah Department of Transportation Med Card (may be obtained in Utah)

Preferred:

  • Familiarity with the area
  • Ability to be engaging and polite
  • Desire to learn and share that knowledge with others
  • Experience leading a tour

Responsibilities:

  • Driving courteously, avoiding risks which could harm passengers, vehicles, or the environment
  • Enhancing the Overland experience by further developing and improving the tours
  • Building an impressive knowledge base of the recreation opportunities, roads, hikes, canyons, and hidden secrets of Zion National Park and the surrounding area on personal time
  • Helping connect clients with other ZAC guided events, outfitting for the Narrows, or other Zion activities
  • Maintaining the tour vehicle for cleanliness, fueling, fluid checking, and communicating maintenance needs to the vehicle fleet manager
  • Solving problems with grace and efficiency
  • Educating clients in the principles of Leave No Trace travel
  • Offering knowledge, anecdotal stories, and interactive communication with clients on flora, fauna, geology, local history, and natural history during tour routes
  • Facilitating meaningful, helpful, informative, and pleasant conversations with customers

 

Freedoms:

  • An astounding clientele, from all ages, places, and walks of life
  • Free use of company rental gear for personal recreation days
  • Free tuition for ZAC guided trips and courses in canyoneering, climbing, mountain biking, hiking, and road biking
  • Work with an incredible team connected individuals dedicated to a high quality of life for themselves and our guests. We want the same for you. Unlike cubicle neighbors, we get to know each other. Our staff want each other to be great, to pursue excellence in all we do, to support each other, be supported and deliver a high level of performance every day.
  • Pro-purchase opportunities from many outdoor equipment manufacturers
  • Live within the towering walls of Zion National Park
  • Opportunity to work outside

 

Dates of Employment:

  • March 1st-November 28th
  • Overland drivers work about 5 days a week. The work schedule depends on demand for the tours. We offer one tour each day in the evening near the sunset. An average tour is about 3 – 3.5 hours.
  • Off season work may be available to extend the work season into year round work.

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