Deadline: Rolling


Position Title: Guide
Position Type: Seasonal (April – September)
Location: Monticello, Utah
Salary: Depends on experience
Reports To: Adventure Education Director


Canyon Country Discovery Center is seeking passionate outdoor guides to contribute to our team. Our organization has a 35-year history of inspiring participants of all ages to enjoy, appreciate, and learn about the unique history and natural wonders of the Colorado Plateau. This position will provide quality experiences to our guests running the San Juan River; guiding day hikes in the Bears Ears Region, and outfitting trips for both river and land-based trips.



  • Assist with adventure education trip preparation including rigging rafts, materials prep, food planning

  • Assist with post-trip cleanup and debrief.

  • Assist with ongoing gear maintenance.

  • Develop personal knowledge of Colorado Plateau to enhance ability to deliver quality .programming on adventure education trips.

  • Available for Guide Training in early May.



  • Positive attitude and ability to work in a challenging environment

  • Familiar with Leave No Trace principles

  • Available from May through September

  • Utah Whitewater Guide License

  • Experience working with a variety of participants in outdoor setting

  • Familiar with natural systems on the Colorado Plateau

  • Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder (to be complete by first trip)

  • Preferred 21+ years old

  • Clean driving record

  • Proof of legal status


College degree in related field or experience in related field (environmental studies, recreation, outdoor education, natural resources, education, etc.)
Experience rowing or paddle guiding Class III


Guides will be paid per diem at a rate based on experience and trip length (range: $80-$150/day). For those needing Wilderness First Aid training we will be hosting training in spring and upon completion of 8 days guiding we will waive the training cost. Pro Deals are available for up to 50% off outdoor gear needs.


For questions, additional information, or to apply please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for references along with a brief summary of your experience hiking, backpacking, and whitewater rafting to info@ccdiscovery.org.