General Guide Application

General Guide Job Description

General Guide is an ‘on the ground’ position at 4Points Expeditions. Guide will provide delivery of services for specific summer programs. Guides with special knowledge and experience at Summer Camps, or with Youth Groups will be given priority over contract guides who do not. All other Back-country experience is welcome.

Backpacking Guides are tasked with the professional, safe, conscientious leadership of 4Points client groups in a camp setting. Guides will be leading groups of youth on various day trips and overnight camping experiences. Our expectation is that qualified staff will provide the best possible client experience and responsible leadership at all times. Success on our trips is not measured in reaching a specific campground or viewpoint; rather in the safe delivery of clients to their end location. Guides must be capable of making leadership decisions based on sound judgment, problem-solving and decisiveness. 

The individual providing these services will interact closely with support staff in the event of an emergency or change to itinerary, Logistics Coordinator, assistant guides, administrative personnel etc.

Other essential services needed:

  1. Experience working with or guiding Youth Essential
  2. In depth knowledge of the locations we guide
  3. Knowledge of use and maintenance of all trip equipment
  4. Understanding of all permit requirements and regulations
  5. Knowledge of our menu, meal preparation and food safety
  6. Ability to think on your feet and problem-solve in extreme conditions

Guides understand and accept the risks inherent in the services they will be providing. Guides further understand the salary and work hours associated with Guide trip leadership. This may entail long hours without breaks; no guarantee of time off for meals (breakfast, lunch or dinner) based on circumstances; No guarantee of adequate sleep or rest during programs; and the guide may be placed in situations of personal danger including rescue of clients, exposure to elements, dangerous flora and fauna, dangerous terrain and natural disasters.

The salary for Guides during the 2019 season will be dependent experience. Guide jobs are hourly and vary between full time and part time positions.


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