Tour Guide Positions
The main things we look for in hiring new staff for our guiding team is previous guiding experience, excellent interpersonal skills, a Wilderness First Responder certification, extensive regional knowledge of the areas in which we operate—the national parks and forests of the western U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, New England and Canada, basic bike mechanics, outdoor skills and a genuine love for the outdoors, a service mentality, patience and flexibility.
Our guides work very hard under demanding conditions and need to perform at the highest standards for several weeks at a time. This position is not for people new to the industry who just want to do something fun for the summer. The Tour Guide position is geared toward individuals interested in pursuing a career as a professional guide and who could commit to working at least two seasons as a guide within our organization.
The application packet contains more information and will give you an idea of what we're looking for in Tour Leaders. Please download and email or mail the packet back along with a photo of yourself traveling in one of your favorite places.
If this sounds like you, we hope to hear from you soon.
Director of Operations
An internship with The World Outdoors is an outstanding way to gain practical experience in the various aspects of operating a company in the exciting field of adventure travel. lnterns have the opportunity to become involved in a wide variety of tasks critical to our business including sales, marketing, administration, accounting, operations, trip preparation, and new tour development while gaining valuable industry contacts and references.
We do our best to get every intern on one of our adventure vacations during their internship and you can take advantage of our Pro Deal programs for great discounts on outdoor clothes and gear from companies like Patagonia, Northface, Montbell, Sierra Design, Camelbak, Chaco and more. Plus you get to enjoy gorgeous Boulder, Colorado and its unmatched Rocky Mountain lifestyle with world-class hiking, biking, climbing, camping, skiing and snowboarding along with an outstanding social scene centered around the beautiful campus of the University of Colorado.
Our program is open to all people interested in this experience and applications are always welcome. It is best suited, however, for students majoring in Recreation, Sports Managment or a related field who are interested in an internship to fulfill their degree requirements. Our internships are unpaid positions focused on office activities and do not involve guiding tours. We require a minimum three-month commitment.
If this sounds right for you, email Eric Wagner and ask for an appliciation.
You can also call, fax or contact us by regular mail.
Phone: 800-488-8483/ 303-413-0938
Address: The World Outdoors, 2840 Wilderness Place, Suite D, Boulder CO 80301