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Tour Guide Positions

If you're looking for a fun and challenging summer job, keep reading. We're looking to add several outstanding individuals to our guide team for the 2016 season! Things we look for when hiring guides are 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. The reward for all this hard work is a summer on the road, travelling through the most beautiful places in North America with groups of diverse and fantastic people. This position is not for those 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.

If this sounds like you, we hope to hear from you soon!

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. We'll be reviewing applications and contacting candidates in March and April.

For further information please contact us at or 303-413-0938.


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.  Interns have the opportunity to become involved in a wide variety of tasks critical to our business including sales, marketing, administration, 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 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 Management 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, contact us for an application.

Phone: 303-413-0938
Fax: 303-413-0926
Address: The World Outdoors, 2840 Wilderness Place, Suite D, Boulder CO 80301

Backroads | 801 Cedar St. | Berkeley, CA 94710 |
800-462-2848 or 510-527-1555 | Fax: 510-527-1444 | Office Hours: Daily, 6:00 am to 6:00 pm Pacific Standard Time
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