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Outdoor Adventure Guide On-call

Posted September 3, 2021

Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa
Tucson, AZ
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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 rock climbing. 


Essential Functions:

  • Lead hikes of 3-12 miles with elevation gains ranging from 200-3000ft while carrying a 35 lbs. pack.
  • Lead mountain bike rides for 2hrs covering distances from 2-15 miles over varying levels of technical terrain.
  • Teach basic mountain biking skills.
  • Facilitate high ropes challenge course experiences for 2-6 hours per day, including long periods of time standing while belaying and facilitating. Must be comfortable climbing telephone poles and being at heights of 25-50 feet. 
  • Instruct climbing wall activity, including teaching belaying, tying-in and climbing techniques.
  • Safely fit guests with harnesses and helmets.
  • Knowledgeably conduct inspections of all safety equipment.  Including ropes, harnesses, helmets, hardware and challenge course structures
  • In all activities (especially challenge course) being willing and able to interact with guests on an emotional level.
  • In all activities having risk management as number one priority



To perform this job successfully, an individual must have an interest in and knowledge about the natural world, including the Sonoran desert, 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 regard to scheduling and daily duties. Personal interest in outdoor adventure pursuits, including extensive hiking experience, mountain biking experience, rock climbing experience and a knowledge of rope systems.



Previous professional/educational experience as an Outdoor Adventure guide or educator. First Aid and CPR certification



Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 

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Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa

5000 East Vía Estancia Miraval
Tucson, AZ 85739

(855) 234-1672

117 Room Hotel

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Situated in the warm shade of the Santa Catalina Mountains in northern Tucson, AZ, on 400 acres of idyllic land, Miraval is a top-rated all-inclusive destination resort and spa dedicated to helping guests live life in the moment. Since 1995 the property has been consistently ranked as one of the world’s top destination spas by Travel + Leisure, SpaFinder and Condé Nast Traveler.Offering an array of dynamic growth and development programs, one-of-a-kind, luxurious spa treatments, authentic, flavorful and healthful cuisine as well as an expert staff of renowned wellbeing specialists, Miraval helps to open eyes, minds and hearts. In 2012, the resort unveiled the Miraval Life in Balance Spa, a state-of-the-art oasis designed to transform guests both physically and emotionally.


Miraval began in 1995 with a powerfully simple vision: life is more meaningful and enjoyable when physical, emotional, social, spiritual and intellectual components are in balance. Guided by this philosophy, Miraval Resort & Spa was born in Tucson, set against the Santa Catalina Mountains in the High Sonoran Desert. Guests came to Miraval individually or with family and friends to relax, refresh, and learn to live and feel better. There were no strict regimens. Instead, choice was the guiding principle, with a wide range of programs and experiences designed to create overall well-being and help guests become more aware of themselves and their surroundings – live in the moment through the means that works best for them.

Miraval’s pioneering approach to activities, experiences and personal treatments – enveloped in a high-touch, personalized experience for each of its guests – helped to define the destination spa industry that has flourished worldwide in recent decades and led to Miraval’s top ranking by the most respected voices in luxury travel, including Condé Nast TravelerTravel+Leisure and SpaFinder, just to name a few.