4x4 Overland Tour Driver
4x4 Overland Tour Driver
Application Deadline: January 16, 2017 for positions starting February 27, 2017.
We are currently accepting applications for 2017 positions.
We are seeking gregarious, entertaining, and intellectually-strong historian and geologist type characters, who are savvy vehicle drivers with some off-road driving experience. This combination of diverse skills is used as you navigate our 2012 Mitsubishi Fuso 4 wheel drive vehicle on dirt roads, mesas and drainages of the southwest Zion Plateau, offering interpretation on flora, fauna, human history, and geology along the way.
- Age Requirements: Minimum of 23 years of age by March (vehicle insurance requirement)
- Minimum Required Certifications: Current First Aid and CPR certification, or Wilderness First Responder; Taxi Endorsement for Driver’s License (requires a written test at DMV)
- Must acquire Utah Department of Transportation Med Card (requires physical with doctor who does UDOT Med Card Exams)
- Desired Skills & Experiences:
- ability to be engaging and polite
- desire to learn and share that knowledge with others
- experience leading a tour
- Some familiarity with the area preferred but not required
- Season: Beginning March 2, ending October 31
- Schedule: Overland drivers work about 4-5 days a week. The work schedule depends on demand for the tours. We offer two tours each day (9 am and afternoon). On a scheduled work day a driver may run zero, one, or two tours depending on what clients book.
- Compensation: Starting pay is $12/hour.
- An average tour is about 3.5 hours of paid driver time
- Upon completion of twenty tours as a solo Tour driver, a $5 per person commission is earned by the driver when delivering tours to 3 or more clients
- Year-Round Work: Past staff have found part-time work through projects at the shop but the Overland Tour season ends in October
- Driving courteously, avoiding risks which could harm passengers, vehicles, or the environment
- Facilitating meaningful, helpful, informative, and pleasant conversations with customers
- Offering knowledge, anecdotal stories, and interactive communication with clients on flora, fauna, geology, local history, and natural history during tour routes
- Educating clients in the principles of Leave No Trace travel
- Solving problems with grace and efficiency
- Maintaining the tour vehicle for cleanliness, fueling, fluid checking, and communicating maintenance needs to the vehicle fleet manager
- Helping connect clients with other ZAC guided events, outfitting for the Narrows, or other Zion activities
- Building an impressive knowledge base of the recreation opportunities, roads, hikes, canyons, and hidden secrets of Zion National Park and the surrounding area on personal time
- Enhancing the Overland experience by further developing and improving the tours
- An astounding clientele, from all ages, places, and walks of life
- Opportunity to work outside
- Live within the towering walls of Zion National Park
- Pro-purchase opportunities from many outdoor equipment manufacturers
- Work with an incredible team connected individuals dedicated to a high quality of life for themselves and our guests. We want the same for you. Unlike cubicle neighbors, we get to know each other. Our staff want each other to be great, to pursue excellence in all we do, to support each other, be supported and deliver a high level of performance every day.
- Free tuition for ZAC guided trips and courses in canyoneering, climbing, mountain biking, hiking, and road biking
- Free use of company rental gear for personal recreation days