Do you love Zion? Would you like to share it with others? Do you enjoy working with motivated, hard-working, friendly people? Well, we might have just the thing for you! Zion Adventure Company is gearing up for another amazing year, and we’re beginning our search for talented, energetic individuals to be part of our 2011 ZAC Team.
For me, the experience of working at Zion Adventure Company is, in itself, a reason for applying!
Combine an incredible location, with an amazing team environment and incredible customers, and what do you get? Zion Adventure Company. My experience here has strengthened my character, expanded my comfort zones, and has offered me many lasting memories and friendships. I think Nick says it best here:
“If you have ever spent time with us, you know there is something special going on at Zion Adventure Company. Since 1996, over one hundred staff members have invested their time, talents, passions, and love in our business in pursuit of something much larger than ourselves, a business that not only offers unparalleled help to Zion visitors, but also sustains, enriches, and evolves its staff members. We come from all walks of life, bonded by a shared passion for Zion and a dedication towards excellence in all we do.” – Nick Wilkes, ZAC team member
Each summer, the ZAC ranks swell with talented seasonal staff members. In 2010, we had 32 staff members at the peak of the season. Here are some of the main roles we aim to fill in 2011:
Outfitter – The Outfitting Staff of Zion Adventure Company forms the backbone of our business operations. Hundreds of hikers, climbers, canyoneers, and general Park visitors stop by each day seeking assistance in making the most of their time in Zion. Our Outfitters are experts at helping visitors find the right equipment and information to feel comfortable and knowledgeable in their adventures. Whether preparing visitors to hike the Zion Narrows, informing intrigued questioners about our guided trips, or maintaining the vast amounts of equipment we send out each day, Outfitters perform the crucial tasks that help people make their Zion dreams come true.
Lead Guide – Southwest Utah is a mecca for canyoneering and rock climbing, and ZAC instructors introduce these high-angle sports to aspiring adventurers from all over the world. However, introducing new sports and terrain to clients is a minor part of any given guided event. Relationship-building is the primary responsibility of a ZAC guide, and we focus on helping our clients develop strong relationships with their environment, our curriculum, risk, and Zion Adventure Company itself.
Tubing Staff - The Tubing Staff are an essential part of our summer team. As the primary tubing outfitters in Springdale, our tubing team helps visitors make informed decisions about floating the 2-hour run down the Virgin River, educating and empowering them in preparation for safe and fun tubing experiences. Spending most of their time outdoors, tubing staff must love being active as they orient tubers, drive the tubing shuttle, and organize, clean, and distribute up to 150 tubes each day.
How to Apply – Thanks to our incredibly talented web-guru Nick Wilkes, we now have our 2011 Application online. Just visit our Career Opportunities page to get started. Hope to see you on our list of applicants!