Legacy Outdoor Adventures is now hiring Field Guides who will supervise and facilitate safe, fun and meaningful adventures for struggling young adults in spectacular Utah.

Field Guides with Legacy Outdoor Adventures are passionate about wilderness, adventure, and supporting others on a journey of self-discovery & growth!

Through a unique blend of treatment center programming, adventure therapy, and wilderness strategies, Legacy Outdoor Adventures guides young adults (ages 18-35) on a journey of self-discovery, healthy recovery, and personal growth. With a mission to provide the most effective wilderness therapy by creating the most engaged team of professionals in the field, the Legacy culture is characterized by the core values of integrity, excellence, personal growth, wilderness, and heart at peace. Legacy’s small size allows a high degree of responsiveness to client and family needs as well as personal oversight of quality of care and safety.

At Legacy, we pride ourselves on creating a healthy culture and community. We are committed to supporting each Guides professional growth and capacity to make valuable contributions that help advance our mission.

What You'll Be Doing

Working at Legacy can become one of the most rewarding and powerful experiences of your life.

Now Hiring Field Guides!
Field Guides will supervise and facilitate safe, fun and meaningful adventures for young adults, teach and insure effective learning in specific areas such as adventure, cooking, navigation and medical skills, and provide individual mentoring and documentation for 3 to 4 clients. Guides must communicate in a way of being consistent with their belief system and Legacy's core values, possess the human skills required to connect with, teach, and manage Legacy clients in a wilderness environment, and have the characteristics of maturity, flexibility and the ability to work as a team with management and co-guides.

This is the most amazing job you will ever have; it changed my life 18 years ago. Helping people cultivate purpose in their lives often helps us find our own. —Derek, Co-founder

Base Camp

Want to work in one of the most beautiful places on the planet?

Want to work in one of the most beautiful places on the planet? Located between Zion and Canyonlands National Parks in Southern Utah, the Legacy base camp provides easy access to inspiring and meaningful adventures in every direction!

Working at Legacy has been one of the most rewarding and powerful experiences of my life. Every shift I left feeling I had made a positive impact on someone’s life. —Chris, Field Guide

Work Schedule

Guides will lead young adults on adventures that may include backpacking, canyoneering, rock climbing, fishing, mountain biking, skiing and/or river rafting.

Guides arrive on Wednesday for the week and leave the following Wednesday, working an 8-day-on, 8-day-off schedule. Typically Guides will spend 3 days a week at the adventure lodge where they will plan and prepare for each adventure, including meal and gear prep. Guides and clients will also shower and debrief after each adventure at the lodge. Guides will then spend 4 days on adventures that may include backpacking, canyoneering, rock climbing, fishing, mountain biking, skiing and/or river rafting.

We are always looking for passionate Guides to run trips. We have individuals who work winters and take summers off and we have those who work summers and take winters off. We also have Guides who chose to work all year long. If you are a good fit with our culture and program, we can be flexible with your schedule!

Compensation & Perks

Legacy Field Guide and man’s best friend paw bumping!

Legacy Guides have a better schedule then school teachers! They don't just get summers off, they spend half of their time off, and yet the pay is competitive if not better than most teaching jobs. Starting pay is around $33k, and goes up to $47k with experience. Guides also receive support in attending and obtaining adventure trainings and certifications.

My job is to facilitate safe, fun and meaningful adventures while supporting clients on a journey of self-discovery and growth. What I didn’t realize is how much I would grow in the process. —Jason, Field Guide

The Essentials

Your time at Legacy will challenge and inspire you in ways that you cannot foresee!

Male and female applicants must be at least 21, and helpful qualifications include current safety certifications (WFR, EMT, etc.), related college degree, previous Field Guide or related experience, recovery and mental health work experience, professional experience in canyoneering, rock climbing, backpacking, biking, leading trips, and these key attributes:

Connection to Core
Legacy’s culture is based on a clearly defined set of practices called core Ideology. This requires anyone desiring to join and support the team to embrace these practices.

Passion
You must be passionate about wilderness and adventure, and are able to role model that passion and inspire those around them.

Anyone desiring to join Legacy will support the team by embracing the core ideology practices.Humility
Passion and drive need to be balanced with a welcoming attitude and an openness to embrace new ideas and challenges.

Leadership
You must be able to role model, lead by example, and have the ability to provide leadership that influences others in positive directions.

Healthy Communication
The Legacy culture is based on appropriately assertive, direct, respectful, honest, and sincere communication.

Integrity
Integrity is defined as being who we say we are and doing what we say we do.

Genuine Caring
Caring for others supports an atmosphere of compassion and concern that is conducive to maintaining a healthy work environment for all employees. The Legacy team sees every client as an inherently good person, and will treat her/him with dignity and respect.

Ability to Learn
The ability to receive feedback and learn from each experience is essential to become an effective Guide.

My time at Legacy went far beyond what I had expected; it challenged and inspired me in ways I could not foresee. Inspiring me to return to school and pursue a Master’s degree in counseling. I will forever be grateful for time at Legacy. —Dave, Field Guide

Your First Move & Connections

If you’re passionate about wilderness and adventure and want to support others on a journey of self-discovery and growth, email your cover letter and resume to Mike Hinkle.

Through a unique blend of treatment center programming, adventure therapy, and wilderness strategies, Legacy Outdoor Adventures guides young adults on a journey of self-discovery, healthy recovery, and personal growth.

Mike Hinkle
Program Director
Legacy Outdoor Adventures
1764 Aspen Ln.
Loa, UT 84747
(435) 491-0451
mikeh@legacyoutdooradventures.com
LegacyOutdoorAdventures.com

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