• Mesa Verde Interpretive Guide (ZZFB) - SNE

    Location US-CO-Mancos
    Posted Date 2 months ago(2/12/2018 9:49 AM)
    Hotel - Lodging - Recreation
    Employment Type
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    Position Summary: The candidate chosen for this position offers visitors to Mesa Verde National Park an opportunity to experience the surroundings of the area in a more intimate manner. The guide will act as a personal interpreter of cultural, historical, and natural resources while providing support to guests eager to experience the park’s archaeological sites.


    Essential Functions and Responsibilities: 

    • Guides will be responsible for educating self on the local ecology, geology, history and culture to be well-prepared to provide information and answer questions about Mesa Verde National Park. (Training materials provided)
    • Acquire in depth knowledge of the historical and cultural world of Ancestral Pueblo people. (training materials provided)
    • Acquire certification from the National Association for Interpretation, Certified Interpretive Guide. (training provided).
    • Utilize radio for appropriate internal communications
    • Ability to provide interpretation in a variety of settings: escorting a walking tour, escorting guests being transported via motorcoach (Aramark or other commercial client), escorting private family groups in family-style vehicle (Aramark or other), providing interpretation to seated guests via multi-media presentation followed by question/answer period, etc.
    • Ability to choreograph your tour to educate and engage visitors of all ages and cultures and to effectively utilize park facilities if/when crowded to provide guests with high quality experience.
    • Ability to walk at 7,000 foot elevation for up to four 4 miles / day and to withstand air temperatures up to 90-100 degrees during tours of 4 hours each
    • Ability to begin each tour with safety brief and assess each guest’s ability to participate in the activity
    • Ability to communicate with tour guests, Aramark employees, and National Park Service in a positive and professional manner.
    • Ability to remain calm and provide First Aid in the event of a minor injury
    • Employee is responsible for general knowledge of corporate environmental policies and procedures and how they relate to their job functions.
    • Complete any/all Aramark assigned online training as may be required.
    • Perform all work in accordance with established safety procedures.
    • Work a flexible and rotational schedule based upon business needs: primarily part-time, including possible split shifts with off the clock downtime, evenings, weekends, holidays and occasional overtime. (This position will rarely result in more than 20-25 hours weekly.)

    Nonessential Functions: 

    • Responsible for other duties as assigned by management.
    • Employee is responsible for knowing the environmental aspects and associated impacts of position. Job specific Environmental Aspects and Impacts will be communicated by manager during training.
    • Environmental objectives and targets will be communicated by managers for each department during training.



    • High School Diploma or equivalent.
    • Can read, understand and clearly speak English.
    • Valid U.S. Driver’s License required.
    • Desirable: current certification in Adult First Aid/CPR. 
    • The Interpretive Guide should have a 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.

    Desired Qualifications: 

    • Associates Degree in Hospitality, Business or related field
    • Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder preferred
    • Previous experience as an interpreter with demonstrated knowledge and practice of having met National Park Service guidelines with respect to interpretive standards
    • Proven ability as an interpretive guide/interpretive planner and program development


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