Southwest Utah is a North American mecca of 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
• objective and subjective risk
• Zion Adventure Company’s mission
The first and most important quality we look for in a guide staff is a highly-developed sense of selfworth (self-esteem), embodied in a gregarious, loving, humble personality. Teaching ability is the second-most important quality in a ZAC instructor. We seek not canyoneers, climbers, or bikers with long and impressive resumes, but rather impassioned teachers who love exploring the natural and human experiences of desert canyons.
A Zion Adventure Company guide teaches in a way that helps clients:
• See themselve as humans interacting with fears, hopes, and passions
• Learn how to solve problems as an authenticated explorer
• Understand the value and poignancy of learning through experience
• Take greater responsibility for self and the outcome of any given moment
• See themselves as a defining character in their unfolding life story
Interested in applying for a Lead Guide position? See the full position description or apply online now.