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Job opportunities with the Outdoor Adventure Club

Guiding Positions:

Do you love sharing your passion for the outdoors and meeting new people in a professional, fun environment? We are always interested in meeting awesome, experienced trip leaders who want to work in and around the San Francisco Bay area, Yosemite, Lassen, Pt. Reyes, Pinnacles and more.

Scheduling can be flexible. Almost all our trips take place on weekends. The number of guiding opportunities can range from once a month to every weekend, depending on the experience, skills, training, desires, and abilities of the applicant. Applicants who have a variety of skills and experience and want to work almost every weekend, year-round are ideal for our program. Appropriate technical skills and experience with the trails, crags, peaks, and parks where we offer trips are required, but most importantly is a passion for sharing the outdoors with others and an ability to deliver great experiences to Outdoor Adventure Club guests.

Day Hiking Guide (Weekends, 1-2 weekend days/month)

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience leading hiking trips for adults
  • Knowledge of hikes in the Bay Area
  • Valid Wilderness First Aid training required
  • Be available at least one or two weekends days per month in Spring through Fall, occasionally in Winter
Rock Climbing Guide (Weekends, 1-2 weekends/month)

The ideal candidate will have rock climbing guiding experience, and:

  • AMGA SPI or similar training
  • Experience leading rock climbing outings
  • Wilderness First Responder preferred, Wilderness First Aid mandatory
  • Knowledge of local climbing areas, including Cragmont, Castle Rock, Pinnacles, Consumnes
Backpacking Guide (Weekends, 1-2 weekend trips/month)

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience leading backpacking trips for adults
  • Knowledge of backpacking trips in Yosemite, Kings Canyon, Sequoia, Lassen and Pt Reyes National Parks
  • Valid Wilderness First Aid training required
  • Be available one to two weekends each month, Spring through Fall
  • Must be able to get to trailheads in advance of trip (if a trip officially starts on Saturday morning, our guests arrive on Friday evening, and our guides need to be there Friday afternoon)
    Multi-Sport Guide (Weekends, 3-4 weekends/month, year round)

    Rock climbing, hiking and backpacking guides needed. The ideal candidate will have guiding experience in:

    • Rock climbing
    • Hiking
    • Backpacking
    • Mountain biking
    • Backcountry skiing/splitboarding
    • Valid Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder training required

    To apply for any of these positions, send your resume to

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