Wildlife Expeditions Guide, Teton Science Schools

Jackson, WY

Job Title: Wildlife Expeditions Guide

Organization: Teton Science Schools

Type of opportunity: Wildlife Expeditions Guides lead educational single day and multi-day tours in Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park for visitors from around the world. Guides also assist in maintaining operational systems at Wildlife Expeditions through support work at the warehouse, in the office, and in the field.

Duties:

78% Guiding

• Lead half-day (4 hours), full-day (8 hours), full-day (12+ hours), custom, & multi-day vehicle-based wildlife tours in Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park

• Educate guests about the flora, fauna, geology, cultural history, natural history, and current events of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem during every tour

• Engage all guests in hands-on, experiential, place-based activities during tours by using animal specimens, binoculars, spotting scopes, and other teaching tools

• Provide exceptional customer service on every expedition

• Practice conservative decision-making and exercise sound judgment in order to maintain the safety of self and all guests during every expedition

20% Supporting Wildlife Expeditions & other program areas of Teton Science Schools

• Clean and organize the Wildlife Expeditions warehouse and shared resources (i.e. optics, teaching tools)

• Uphold expectation of thoroughly cleaning the exterior and interior of vehicles after every tour

• Code all receipts from purchases made during tours in a timely manner

• Provide luggage shuttle support, vehicle shuttle support, meal support, and scouting support on multi-day tours

• Participate in all Wildlife Expeditions training and periodic staff meetings

• Upload photos taken during tours to be used for marketing Wildlife Expeditions & Teton Science Schools

• Distribute business cards and promote Wildlife Expeditions TripAdvisor to guests on every tour

2% One TSS Responsibilities

• Proactively and positively shares the TSS mission and program structure with external stakeholders

• Cross markets TSS programs when opportunities arise

• Engage and collaborate across TSS program areas when possible

• Further development of practice and implementation of place-based education pedagogies

• Embody and exemplify all Teton Science Schools values during programming

• Deliver and solicit feedback to/from yourself, peers, and participants

• Contribute to inclusive work and learning environments through continually developing cultural competency. Cultural Competence is one’s ability to interact effectively across various dimensions of diversity. It lies at the intersection of awareness of others, self-awareness, and applying skills & knowledge to promote inclusion and equity

Desired qualifications:

• Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in education and in the workplace

• Bachelor’s degree preferred

• Previous guiding experience or teaching experience in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is preferred

• Able to manage risk and make leadership decisions in the front country and backcountry settings

• Able to effectively communicate the missions of Teton Science Schools and the National Park Service to guests

• Familiarity with Google Apps and Microsoft Office products

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:

• Expected to work very early mornings, very late evenings, weekends, all holidays, multiple long days in a row, and double shifts that can all equate to a total beyond 40 hours per week

• Expected to work multiple days in a row

• Primarily vehicle-based work in Jackson, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park

• Ability to participate in multi-day travel

• Able to drive 15 passenger vans for extended periods (up to 10+ hours per day)

• Stretches of time outdoors in all weather, including extreme temperatures and arid conditions

• Able to bend/stoop/reach and lift up to 50 pounds

• Have a normal range of vision/hearing/speech

• Work is primarily independent though you are part of a larger team of guides

Start and end dates: May 4 – October 9, 2020

How to apply: Find more information and apply here.