The Evergreen Escapes guides lead small group, public and private, nature day tours that depart from Seattle, WA. Evergreen Escapes seeks guides for the 2023 peak season with the possibility of long-term positions for the right candidate(s). We operate tours year-round; tour volume is highest May through October, during which time we need Full Time Hourly, Part Time Hourly, and On-Call Hourly guides to join our existing veteran staff.
Skills and Qualifications
Desired – Not Required
Before your trip you are responsible for looking up weather conditions, traffic alerts and possible road closures, checking your manifest and getting familiar with guest’s names and any relevant medical information. With this information you’ll come up with your itinerary for the day.
•You will pick up the vehicle and equipment from our warehouse. Most gear will be packed, and you’ll have to load the vehicle with your drink cooler, food cooler, lunch kit, breakfast kit, extra clothing, sunscreen, etc
•Pick up all guests from their downtown hotels at a predetermined location and time
•You will fulfill your itinerary for the day providing interpretation and sharing your knowledge of the flora, fauna, and park history, and stop for a picnic lunch along the way
•You will then bring your group back to their hotel or car and drive back to the hub.
•After the trip you will head to the office and fill up the tank on the way.
•Once at the hub you will unload the van, load the dishwasher and washing machine, and clear out any trash in the van.
•Your final task is to fill out some administrative paperwork for your tour and then clock out!
Expectations throughout the day
•Promotes safety on all aspects of the tour
•Facilitates a worry-free experience for guests • The ability to provide 5-star guest service for individuals from various backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures • Maintain high energy levels throughout a 12–14-hour work day
•Responsive to and anticipate guests’ needs, strives to exceed expectations
•Completes tour administration tasks in a timely manner
•Drives smoothly and incredibly safely
This position is flexible and requires a unique knowledge of the National Parks and Outdoor areas you are working in. We give guides a lot of autonomy to alter the itinerary based on client interests and ability level as we may not know these beforehand!