Interpretive Hiking Guide/ Activities Worker
ARAMARK Parks and Destinations - Port Angeles, WA

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Our Parks and Destinations group specializes in serving consumers; recreational and entertainment needs in national and state parks, zoos, aquariums, science centers, museums and other day-use cultural attractions.

The scope of our operations includes operating lodging, conference and meeting space, houseboats and other marine activities, retail merchandise shops, fine dining restaurants, and interpretive tours in some of this countrys most pristine protected lands and national parks.

We have been active partners with the National Park Service and various zoos, aquariums, and other cultural attractions for over 20 years, providing high-quality visitor services in numerous locations across the United States in over 12 states. We are considered a premier provider of professional services by clients and competition alike, committed to providing high-quality recreation, hospitality and authentic experiences to clients and visitors from all over the world.

Some of the national and state parks in which we operate include:

Asilomar Conference Center, California

Denali National Park, Alaska

Glacier Bay, Alaska

Lake Powell Resorts and Marina, Arizona

Zephyr Cove Resort & Marinas, Nevada

Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Olympic Peninsula, Washington

Togwotee Mountain Lodge, Wyoming

Position Summary:
The Interpretive Hiking Guide/ Boat Activity Staff position offers the guests who visit Olympic National Park & Forest an opportunity to experience the surroundings of the area in a more intimate manner than many of the larger group activities offered. The guide will act as a personal interpreter on the Olympic areas' cultural, historical and natural resources while providing support to guests eager to experience the outdoor environment.

Essential Functions:
The Interpretive Hiking Guide will be assigned with the responsibility of leading guests of all ages on an organized and informative excursion.

The Guide will be responsible for educating themselves on the local ecology, geology, history and culture so that they are well-prepared to interpretive these aspects of the Olympic area to the guest

The Guide will typically get their assignment on the day before the hike is scheduled. They will report for their work shift ready for the hike with the essential gear outlined in the Safety and Operations manual. They will make sure that all gear is in good condition and depart for their pick-up/meeting assignments.

The Guide will double check to make sure that both the First Aid kit and the emergency radio are on their person.

The Guide will greet each guest, brief them on the plans for the activity, present them with the Acknowledgement of Risk form and collect the necessary vouchers or tickets from each participant.

The Guide will give a detailed safety briefing and assess each guest on their ability to participate in the activity.

The Guide will conduct the activity, maintaining control and leadership, and provide valuable interpretive knowledge for the guests.

The Guide will also be prepared to perform the duties of Support Staff when hikes or other interpretive activities are not scheduled.

Know and comply with all company policies and procedures regarding safety, security, emergencies and energy

Report to work on time and in complete uniform

Other duties as assigned

Status and Scope:
Reports to Activities Manager

Qualifications:
High School Diploma or equivalent.

Can read, understand and clearly speak English.

Must possess a minimum current certification in Adult First Aid/CPR and a valid U.S. Drivers License.

The Hiking Guide should have a strong desire to excel in the recreation and tourism field and demonstrate comfort in an outdoor environment. A history of outdoor recreation experience is preferred along with some form of interpretive training.

Equipment Used:
Phone, Calculator, Photocopier

Travel Requirements: Little or No Travel ( >10%)

Lifting Requirements:
MEDIUM - Lifting 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

Physical Requirements: BENDING CONSTANT

KEYING/FINGERING OCCASIONAL

HEARING CONSTANT

REACHING CONSTANT

SEEING CONSTANT

SPEAKING CONSTANT

STANDING CONSTANT

WALKING CONSTANT

LIFTING CONSTANT

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