Employment with Get In The Wild

A leader in the canyoneering, mountaineering and adventure travel industry since 2010, Get In The Wild (GITW) is a first-generation family-owned outfitter whose primary mission is connecting people with unique and off-the-beaten-path destinations through powerful adventure experiences.

We are dedicated to having an exceptional, first-class outdoor adventure team that combines a diverse range of soft and hard skill sets to create a collective culture defined by excellence, professionalism and personal responsibility.

Our team is comprised of adventure enthusiasts who are passionate about their careers, love what GITW stands for and are committed to facilitating the very best experiences possible for our guests.

GITW offers career exploration opportunities for team members through the different activities that we offer and locations in which we guide. Team members can work within one specific adventure discipline, or cross-train among multiple disciplines which include hiking, canyoneering, backpacking, mountaineering, yoga, photography and more. With two primary facets to our company which include guided adventure trips and wilderness education courses, opportunities are available for those that want to guide, instruct, or both. With operations in both the Desert Southwest and Pacific Northwest, our team members have the opportunity to work at two of America’s most spectacular and unique landscapes.

We offer competitive pay, personalized training, pro deals and supportive mentorship. Join our team and experience one of the best jobs on the planet at some of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring wilderness landscapes in America.

Job Opportunities

LOCATIONS: Utah, Washington, Oregon

Get In The Wild (GITW) hires qualified Lead Canyoneering Guides and Instructors as part of our Southern Utah and Pacific Northwest canyoneering teams.   These positions assist in all aspects of our wilderness education and guiding programs including trip planning, logistics, route reconnaissance, guiding, instructing and administration.

We hire wilderness guides and instructors that are proficient in all disciplines of wilderness travel.  Alpine Mountaineering, Canyoneering, Rock Climbing, Backpacking, Scrambling, Winter Mountaineering and Wilderness Leadership round out our primary areas of instruction.  Staff with diverse skill-sets have the opportunity to work in multiple technical disciplines.

Professional wilderness guiding and instruction is a very exciting and rewarding career.  The great relationships we develop, the variety of guests that we work with, the incredible wilderness areas that we work in and the unique challenges of our outdoor office environment all contribute in making our profession one of the most exciting and rewarding in the world.

Our profession requires not only a passion for the outdoors, but an equally great passion for our guests.  To be successful, guides must be able to share their wilderness knowledge and skills in a safe, supportive and professional manner.  To be a lead guide or instructor for GITW, you must be exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable, patient, be a good team player and be in excellent physical condition.

 

ORGANIZATION:  Get In The Wild Adventures

We are an outdoor adventure/guiding organization based in Western Washington and Southern Utah. There are two primary facets to our adventure program offerings—guided adventure trips and wilderness education courses.  From exciting backpacking, scrambling, canyoneering and snowshoe classes to family adventure vacations, vehicle basecamp adventuress and hard core wilderness expeditions, we have trips and programs for adventure enthusiasts of all ages, interests and skill levels.

One of our primary company missions is that we like to have fun. For us there is nothing more exciting than exploring a majestic and awe-inspiring alpine wonderland, an undiscovered, intricately sculpted, twisting turning red-rock canyon, the breath-taking experience of exploring pristine glacial carved lakes, rugged and remote mountain ranges, or the tranquil serenity of a cool, refreshing stream.

Next to fun, we were founded on the belief that paramount in sharing our experiences with others is the inherent need to train and empower individuals to make safer decisions as they explore the wilderness on their own. We make no compromises on safety. Our courses are carefully designed to help students master and retain the essential skills necessary to travel safely in wilderness environments. We don’t simply lead guests to a specific destination as many guide services do; we teach them all of the essential leadership, safety and environmental stewardship skills necessary to ensure that their future wilderness experiences are as safe and rewarding as possible.

 

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:

The foremost quality that we look for in a guide/instructor is overall competence as a wilderness leader.  We look for guides that possess a highly developed sense of self-worth combined with a gregarious and humble personality.  Equally important is the ability to be a team player capable of motivating and inspiring your team towards a common set of objectives.

Teaching ability is an essential requirement for GITW instructors.  You must thrive on helping others learn the essential skills of our trade and be able to do so in an approachable and easily understood manner.

 

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

    1. Must have current Wilderness First Responder and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Certifications. 
    2. Must have ACA Canyon Leader Certification, and have led a minimum of 24 technical canyoneering trips in the last two years, or have equivalent canyoneering experience.
    3. Must be able to demonstrate exceptional teaching and leading skills.
    4. Must be competent with route finding, navigation and map & compass skills.
    5. Must be competent in all aspects of hazard recognition and avoidance.
    6. Must have a broad understanding of the geography, geology and natural history of Southern Utah.
    7. Must have an exceptional level of physical fitness.
    8. Must have Leave No Trace Certification, or demonstrate competence in low impact techniques and philosophy.
    9. Must be drug-free and able to prove it at any time upon our request.

 

COMPENSATION:

Salary is commensurate with level of experience and familiarity with GITW specific route locations.

 

BENEFITS & INCENTIVES:

  • Participate as member of a team of professional and dedicated employees and volunteers working for a leading outdoor education and guiding company. 
  • Develop skills vitally important in today’s fast-paced work environment including analytical skills, leadership, team-based interaction, goal setting and strategic planning.
  • Establish new contacts in the media, advertising and marketing industry, nonprofit sector and outdoor recreation industry. 
  • Free tuition and meals for most GITW trips & courses.
  • Pro-purchase opportunities from most major outdoor gear and clothing companies.

 

LOCATIONS: Utah, Washington, Oregon

Get In The Wild (GITW) hires qualified Assistant Canyoneering Guides and Instructors as part of our Southern Utah and Pacific Northwest canyoneering teams. These positions assist in all aspects of our wilderness education and guiding programs including trip planning, logistics, route reconnaissance, guiding, instructing and administration.

We hire wilderness guides and instructors that are proficient in all disciplines of wilderness travel. Alpine Mountaineering, Canyoneering, Rock Climbing, Backpacking, Scrambling, Winter Mountaineering and Wilderness Leadership round out our primary areas of instruction.

Professional wilderness guiding and instruction is a very exciting and rewarding career. The great relationships we develop, the variety of guests that we work with, the incredible wilderness areas we work in and the unique challenges of our outdoor office environment all contribute in making our profession one of the most exciting and rewarding in the world.

Our profession requires not only a passion for the outdoors, but an equally great passion for our guests. To be successful, guides must be able to share their wilderness knowledge and skills in a safe, supportive and professional manner. To be an assistant guide/instructor for GITW, you must be exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable and patient as well as be in excellent physical condition.

 

ORGANIZATION: Get In The Wild Adventures

We are an outdoor adventure/guiding organization based in Western Washington and Southern Utah. We offer a wide range of wilderness trips and courses for adventurers of all ages and skill levels. From exciting backpacking, scrambling, canyoneering and snowshoe classes to family adventure vacations, vehicle basecamp adventuress and hard core wilderness expeditions, we have trips and programs for adventure enthusiasts of all ages, interests and skill levels.

One of our primary company missions is that we like to have fun. For us there is nothing more exciting than exploring a majestic and awe-inspiring alpine wonderland, an undiscovered, intricately sculpted, twisting turning red-rock canyon, the breath-taking experience of exploring pristine glacial carved lakes, rugged and remote mountain ranges, or the tranquil serenity of a cool, refreshing stream.

Next to fun, we were founded on the belief that paramount in sharing our experiences with others is the inherent need to train and empower individuals to make safer decisions as they explore the wilderness on their own. We make no compromises on safety. Our courses are carefully designed to help students master and retain the essential skills necessary to travel safely in wilderness environments. We don’t simply lead clients to a specific destination as many guide services do; we teach them all of the essential leadership, safety and environmental stewardship skills necessary to ensure that their future wilderness experiences are as safe and rewarding as possible.

 

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:

The foremost quality that we look for in a guide/instructor is overall competence as a wilderness leader. We look for guides that possess a highly developed sense of self-worth combined with a gregarious and humble personality. Equally important is the ability to be a team player capable of motivating and inspiring your team towards a common set of objectives.

Teaching ability is an equally important requirement for GITW instructors. You must thrive on helping others learn the essential skills of our trade and be able to do so in an approachable and easily understood manner.

 

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

(Required)

  • Must have current Wilderness First Aid and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Certifications or show ability to obtain within six months of employment.
  • Must have moderate experience with hiking, scrambling, backpacking, technical rock climbing and/or canyoneering.
  • Must have good communication skills and be comfortable in group settings.
  • Must be physically fit with strong hiking/backpacking ability and experience.
  • Must be drug-free and able to prove it at any time upon our request.

(Desirable)

  • Experience with route finding, navigation, and map & compass.
  • Experience with hazard recognition and avoidance.
  • General knowledge of the geography, geology and natural history of Southern Utah.

 

COMPENSATION: Salary is commensurate with level of experience and familiarity with GITW specific route locations.

 

BENEFITS & INCENTIVES:

  • Participate as member of a team of professional and dedicated employees and volunteers working for a leading outdoor education and guiding company.
  • Develop skills vitally important in today’s fast-paced work environment including analytical skills, leadership, team-based interaction, goal setting and strategic planning.
  • Establish new contacts in the media, advertising and marketing industry, nonprofit sector and outdoor recreation industry.
  • Free tuition and meals for most GITW trips & courses.
  • Pro-purchase opportunities from most major outdoor gear and clothing companies.

 

LOCATIONS: Utah, Washington, Oregon

Get In The Wild (GITW) hires qualified interns as part of our Southern Utah and Pacific Northwest canyoneering teams.   Interns assist in all aspects of our wilderness education and guiding programs including trip planning, logistics, route reconnaissance, guiding and administration.

 

ORGANIZATION:  Get In The Wild Adventures

We are an outdoor adventure/guiding organization based in Western Washington and Southern Utah. There are two primary facets to our adventure program offerings—guided adventure trips and wilderness education courses.  From exciting backpacking, scrambling, canyoneering and snowshoe classes to family adventure vacations, vehicle basecamp adventuress and hard core wilderness expeditions, we have trips and programs for adventure enthusiasts of all ages, interests and skill levels.

One of our primary company missions is that we like to have fun. For us there is nothing more exciting than exploring a majestic and awe-inspiring alpine wonderland, an undiscovered, intricately sculpted, twisting turning red-rock canyon, the breath-taking experience of exploring pristine glacial carved lakes, rugged and remote mountain ranges, or the tranquil serenity of a cool, refreshing stream.

Next to fun, we were founded on the belief that paramount in sharing our experiences with others is the inherent need to train and empower individuals to make safer decisions as they explore the wilderness on their own. We make no compromises on safety. Our courses are carefully designed to help students master and retain the essential skills necessary to travel safely in wilderness environments. We don’t simply lead guests to a specific destination as many guide services do; we teach them all of the essential leadership, safety and environmental stewardship skills necessary to ensure that their future wilderness experiences are as safe and rewarding as possible.

 

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Some experience in outdoor recreation preferred such as hiking, climbing, backpacking, kayaking or canyoneering.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Professionalism, candor, grace and a sense of humor under pressure 
  • Self-starter; able to work well without constant supervision
  • Good research and problem-solving skills 
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and systems-minded

 

COMPENSATION:

This is a volunteer position.  Compensation is in the form of free professional development opportunities and training plus additional benefits as listed below.

 

BENEFITS & INCENTIVES:

  • Participate as member of a team of professional and dedicated employees and volunteers working for a leading outdoor education and guiding company. 
  • Develop skills vitally important in today’s fast-paced work environment including analytical skills, leadership, team-based interaction, goal setting and strategic planning.
  • One-on-one coaching and mentoring sessions.
  • Establish new contacts in the media, advertising and marketing industry, nonprofit sector and outdoor recreation industry. 
  • Free tuition and meals for most GITW trips & courses.
  • Pro-purchase opportunities from most major outdoor gear and clothing companies.

 

DATES/TIME:

Ongoing and flexible, 10 – 30 hours per week

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How to Apply

Please click the button below and complete the following application form by completing all required fields.  At the end of the form please upload a copy of your resume, cover letter and technical climbing/canyoneering log or resume if applicable to the position for which you are applying.  This application is intended to serve as a preliminary interview so please be sure to answer all questions accordingly.  

GITW is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or disabling condition.  We can only accept applicants who can legally work in the United States.

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