Standard Guide Application

Standard Guide Job Description

4Points Standard 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 guides who do not. All other Back-country experience is welcome.

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 with the assistance of 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. Experience working with outdoor education
  4. Experience working with Camps or Schools
  5. Knowledge of use and maintenance of all trip equipment
  6. Understanding of all permit requirements and regulations
  7. Knowledge of our menu, meal preparation and food safety
  8. 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 base salary for Standard Guides in 2020 is $15.75 per hour. Overtime and On-call overnight rates will apply. Overnight On-Call assignments pay minimum wage at $12.00 per hour. Other guiding categories may be offered to Standard Guides based on specific qualifications.  These may pay different hourly wages depending on type of work.

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