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To apply, please complete this employment application form. All fields are required for applications to be reviewed. All applications are reviewed and responded to within a week. If you don’t hear from us after that time, feel free to call and confirm we received your application. The Wildland Trekking Company is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected class.

Please note: It’s best to complete this application on a reliable computer with solid internet access to avoid losing data and having to redo the form. It is also a good idea to periodically save your progress by checking the box above to save the form. For assistance email hiring@wildlandtrekking.com

Wildland Trekking insurance provider requires verification of being 21 years of age or older.

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List your last 3 employers and positions held, the dates you worked for them, and (if no longer employed) why you left.

List your highest level of education, earned degrees, and relevant certifications.

Outline in detail your professional experience in guiding and/or outdoor education. Include any trips/routes that you have done that Wildland Trekking offers.

Outline in detail your personal backpacking, hiking, and expedition experience. Include any trips/routes that you have done that Wildland Trekking offers.

Why do you want to work for The Wildland Trekking Company?

Please specify your desired work area(s). We work in the Grand Canyon, Havasu Falls, Sedona, Southern Utah, Smoky Mountains, The Sierras, Greater Yellowstone, Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountain National Park, and internationally (Iceland, Ecuador, Peru, Patagonia, Tanzania, Nepal, and the Alps). See our website for details.

What personality traits or qualities do you possess that would make you an exceptional guide?

Give at least one example in which as a leader of others in a backcountry setting, you assessed and managed a potentially hazardous situation?

What do you think will be the most challenging aspect of being a guide?

For those interested in a guiding job: Are you able to lift and carry for several hours a day and multiple days in a row a backpack weighing 40-75 pounds? Are you able to manage loads of the same weight?

List all gear you own/use that is pertinent to being a guide.

What is your professional plan for the next 5 years?

TWO-PART QUESTION: How long can you commit to guiding for Wildland Trekking? When during the year would you be available to guide and how often?

Have you been a guest on a guided trip and if so what company/activity?

Does your phone have texting capability?

Please describe your professional driving experience (a job in which you drove passengers, not just cargo). How many years and months have you driven professionally? What types of commercial vehicles have you driven? Did you tow a trailer? Do you have a CDL?

Tell us about your driving record including any DUI’s, tickets, accidents, etc.

Do you own a reliable vehicle? Do you have experience driving a 12-15 passenger van and driving with a trailer?

What languages do you speak either fluently or conversationally?

Who do you know that works or has worked for The Wildland Trekking Company?

How did you find out about The Wildland Trekking Company?

From our website, which trips, trip styles, and destinations most interest you as a guide?

Please describe the menu you would serve to a group of 5 clients on day 3 of a 4-day backpacking trip.

Name 5 species (common and Latin names) of trees, plants, or animals commonly found in one or more of Wildland Trekking’s program areas…Colorado Plateau, High Sierra, Rocky Mountains, Southern Appalachians.

Describe in detail the influence and significance of one of the following historical figures: Teddy Roosevelt, Sacajawea, John Muir, John Wesley Powell, Mary Jane Colter, Nathaniel Langford, Enos Mills, Horace Kephart, or Howard Zahniser.

List name, address, and phone numbers of three references, not related to you. List at least one professional reference and two references who have known you for at least three years.

Anything else you would like to add?

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By clicking the “Submit” button below I attest to the truthfulness and completeness of the information provided above. I understand that The Wildland Trekking Company may take disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment, at any time should any of the information provided prove to be false or misleading.