miraval desert tightrope

Program Positions


Job Summary

The Outdoor Adventure Guide will be required to ensure safety, to elicit teachable moments, to encourage and inspire, and to be a leader who takes the learning process a step beyond to a place of discovery and growth.  Assist in inspections of all high and low ropes course elements and equipment, and assist in maintaining all hiking, mountain biking, and climbing equipment. The Outdoor Adventure Guide (OAG) will be required to be a team leader, assist in training and team development, curriculum development, handle/report all guest services issues and decision making in the absence of the OAM/Supervisor.   

Job Responsibilities

  • Approximately 40% Facilitating Programs/Maintain Equipment – Hiking, Mountain Biking, Climbing Wall, and Off-site Climbing Programs.
  • Provide leadership and assume lead on all hiking, mountain biking, and climbing programs.
  • Lead client/groups of 1-8 on daily instructional mountain biking activities.
  • Lead client/groups of 1-12 on daily hiking activities.
  • Facilitate programs for corporate and social groups in hiking, mountain biking, and climbing. 
  • Oversee bike usage log.  
  • Maintain all hiking, mountain biking, and climbing equipment.
  • Provide guests with 1:1 hiking, mountain biking, and climbing programs. 
  • Approximately 40% Facilitating Programs/Maintain Equipment – Challenge Course High and Low Ropes Elements  
  • Provide leadership and facilitation of all Challenge Course programs. 
  • Facilitate client/groups of 1-8 on daily Challenge Course High Ropes programs. 
  • Facilitate client/groups of 1-12+ on Challenge Course Low Ropes programs.
  • Facilitate corporate/social groups in all Challenge Course programs. 
  • Maintain all Challenge Course High and Low Ropes elements and equipment.
  • Provide guests with 1:1 Challenge Course programs.
  • Approximately 15% Training and Team Development/Curriculum Development
  • Conduct/participate in briefings and debriefings with outdoor adventure team on a daily basis.
  • Assist OAM/Lead Facilitator/Lead Guide in interviewing (on Trail and Challenge Course programs only) potential team members.
  • Assist team members with all aspects of training and development.
  • Assist team members with technical (hard) and facilitation (soft) skills and keep team informed of requirements and changes.
  • Assist OAM/Supervisor in the development of new outdoor adventure programs.
  • Assist OAM/Supervisor in curriculum changes and improvements to existing programs.
  • Assist OAM/Supervisor with Risk Management reporting to enhance safety operations and develop standards for the department.
  • Provide agenda items to OAM/Supervisor for safety committee meetings. 
  • Attend safety committee meetings in the absence of OAM/Supervisor. 
  • Approximately 5% Administrative
  • Track and maintain weekly and daily guide duty logs. 
  • Report guest 1:1 requests and assist to set up appointments.
  • Assist OAM/Supervisor with monitoring and reporting departmental needs.
  • Assist OAM/Supervisor in reviewing and updating Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Assist OAM/Supervisor in monitoring first aid supplies and reporting needs.
  • Perform any duties as assigned by the OAM/Supervisor. 

Job Requirements  

  • Facilitation and problem solving skills vital.
  • Detail oriented, creative, and flexible.
  • Strong supervision abilities.
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work as a team player.
  • Excellent presentation and teaching skills. 
  • Computer skills in Excel, Windows, and Microsoft Word.
  • Climbing ability and comfortable working at heights of 35-50ft to include traversing cables.
  • Regional knowledge of outdoor venues and resources.
  • Technical rock climbing experience required, comfortable climbing up to 5.9 on top rope and familiar with Mount Lemmon Climbing Sites (Windy Point, Ridge Line, and Prison Camp).
  • Hike 3-4 mile/hour pace, miles ranging from 2-14 miles traveled.
  • Mountain biking, 10-15 mile/hour pace, miles ranging from 5-20 miles traveled.
  • Bachelor degree encouraged.
  • Proficient knowledge of Miraval Philosophy and Mindfulness Applications.
  • ACCT Facilitator Level l.   
  • ACCT Facilitator Level ll preferred. 
  • 5+ years experience in facilitation and/or guiding outdoor adventure programs.
  • 2+ years experience in facilitation of High and Low Ropes Elements.
  • 2 years technical rock climbing and/or guiding experience (top rope up to 5.9)
  • 2 years guiding experience hiking and mountain biking.