Hyatt Outdoor Adventure Guide in AUSTIN, Texas
Miraval Austin (formally Travaasa Experiential Resort) sits nestled in 210 acres of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve overlooking beautiful Lake Travis and just 30 minutes from downtown Austin. Our property is currently undergoing extensive renovations, and will soon include 117 guest rooms, conference facilities, a beautifully-appointed restaurant with an exhibition kitchen and outdoor patio, full-service spa with infinity edge pool, fitness center, horse stables and covered arena, farm, a challenge course, and many other facilities and amenities available to our guests at this all-inclusive resort.
During our time of growth and expansion, we are seeking an Outdoor Adventure Guide to join our growing team. Under the general direction of the Outdoor Adventure Lead, the primary goal of this position is to facilitate safe, meaningful and fun outdoor experiences. The guide should be competent in leading hikes ranging in difficulty and distance, guiding and instructing mountain bike rides and classes, facilitating high and low ropes challenge course activities, as well as instructing climbing wall, archery, hatchet throwing classes and other Outdoor Adventure Programs.
As part of the Hyatt and Miraval family, we offer a complete benefits package, including Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance; 401(k); ESPP, and complementary and discount Hyatt nights.
Miraval associates work in an environment that demands exceptional performance yet reaps great rewards. Whether it is career opportunities, job enrichment or a supportive work environment, if you are ready for this challenge, then we are ready for you.
The Outdoor Adventure Guide must have an interest in and knowledge about the natural world, including the Texas Hill Country, or a curiosity to learn about our natural habitat. This person must have strong interpersonal skills, strong customer service skills, strong group management skills, and strong critical thinking and problem solving skills. They also need to have the ability to be flexible in regards to scheduling and daily duties. Personal interest in outdoor adventure pursuits, including extensive hiking experience, mountain biking experience, climbing experience and a knowledge of rope systems. * Facilitation and problem solving skills * Detail oriented, creative, and flexible * Strong leadership skills * Ability to communicate effectively and work as a team player * Excellent presentation and teaching skills * Climbing ability and comfortable working at heights of 30-50ft to include traversing cables * Must be technically proficient with ropes, helmets, harnesses, hardware and several belay techniques * Regional knowledge of outdoor venues and resources * Ability to perform and facilitate all activities related to outdoor adventure * Hike 3-4 mile/hour pace, miles ranging from 2-14 miles traveled * Mountain biking, 10-15 mile/hour pace, miles ranging from 5-20 miles traveled * Must be able to work a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays * Must be able to work outside in all types of weather conditions Education and/or Experience * Proficient knowledge of Miraval Philosophy and Mindfulness Applications preferred * Five years of experience in facilitation and/or guiding outdoor adventure programs preferred * Five years guiding experience hiking and mountain biking preferred * Five years of experience in facilitation of High and Low Ropes Elements preferred * ACCT Facilitator Level II preferred * First Aid/CPR * Wilderness First Aid and Wilderness First Responder Preferred * Lifeguard certification training required for facilitating water activities * Training in facilitating SUP and kayaking required for facilitating water activities
Primary Location: US-TX-Austin
Organization: Miraval Austin Resort and Spa
Pay Basis: Hourly
Job Level: Full-time
Job: Golf and Recreation
Req ID: AUS004260
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