ARAMARK Hiking Guide - Half Dome Village Mountaineering School - (Yosemite) in Fresno, California


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Position Summary: The Hiking Guide position offers the guests who visit Yosemite an opportunity to experience the surroundings of the area in a more intimate manner. The guide will act as a personal guide on Yosemite’s cultural, historical and natural resources while providing support to guests eager to experience the outdoor environment.

Essential Functions:

• The Hiking Guide will be assigned with the responsibility of leading guests of all ages on an organized and informative excursion.

• Plan and lead backpacking trips into the Backcountry of Yosemite

• Responsible for the safety of the party

• Must know how to administer first aid and be prepared to handle emergencies.

• Responsible for educating yourself on the local ecology, geology, history and culture so that you are well-prepared to provide the informational aspects of the Yosemite area to the guests

• Receive assignment on the day before the hike is scheduled and report to work ready for the hike with the essential gear outlined in the Safety and Operations manual.

• Ensure that all gear is in good condition and depart for pick-up/meeting assignments.

• Double check to make sure that both the First Aid kit and the emergency cell phone are on your person.

• Ensure the safety of all the guests climbing and hiking

• Provide food and snacks for guests

• Greet each guest, brief them on the plans for the activity, present them with the Acknowledgement of Risk form, and collect the necessary vouchers or tickets from each participant.

• Provide a detailed safety briefing and assess each guest on their ability to participate in the activity.

• Conduct the activity maintaining control and leadership and provide valuable interpretive knowledge for the guests.

• Capable of safely operating a 15 passenger van on local roads and highways and will be trained in the proper procedures for filling out required training and operational paperwork.

• Know and comply with all company policies and procedures regarding safety, security, emergencies and energy

• Report to work on time and in complete uniform

• Other duties as assigned

Status and Scope: Reports to Mountain School Manager



• High School Diploma or equivalent.

• Read, understand, and clearly speak English.

• Must possess a minimum current certification in Adult First Aid/CPR, Wilderness First Responder, and a valid U.S. Driver’s License.

• Must be able to hike long distances (10+miles) in the Backcountry

• 2 years of experience hiking/ backpacking in the Backcountry of Yosemite

• Strong desire to excel in the recreation and tourism field and demonstrate comfort in an outdoor environment.

• A history of outdoor recreation experience is preferred along with some form of interpretive training.

Equipment Used: Phone, Calculator, Photocopier, backpack, tent, stove

Travel Requirements: Little or No Travel (>10%)

Lifting Requirements: MEDIUM - Lifting 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds.


Aramark is an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran