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Miyar Adventures is an equal opportunity employer and insists on an environment of fairness and openness in our work place. Miyar was founded and continues to be guided by unbridled passion for the outdoors and climbing. We would expect a generous sprinkling of the same passion in all our employees and for almost all positions, this would be the primary consideration. And if you satisfy this condition, in addition to industry standard pay, generous exposure to different aspects of climbing and outdoor adventures would be a great takeaway as you work with us.

Positions Available

Lead Guide for Mountaineering and Climbing Activities

Miyar Adventures is looking for lead guides to run trips in Washington State during the 2019 summer season from June 1st to September 1st.

Location: Woodinville, Washington

Company Description:

Miyar Adventures is a Woodinville, Washington based alpine guide company with a small staff and family-like work atmosphere. Miyar runs glacier mountaineering, rock climbing, ice climbing, backpacking, and snowshoeing trips as well as instructional courses in the Pacific Northwest. Miyar also operates overseas in South America, Africa, and Asia.

Lead guide responsibilities

  • Lead guide responsibilities include client communication before and after trips, packing-out group climbing and camping equipment, trip planning and coordination, route selection and navigation, group management, leading and instructing field-based courses and climbs on snow, ice, and rock, conflict resolution, course debriefs, and mentoring assistant guides.
  • Lead guides will work closely with the Climbing Programs Director, Company Owner, and Store Manager to plan, pack-out, and debrief trips. Lead guides oversee assistant guides in the delivery of field courses and climbs.

Minimum qualifications and job requirements:

  • At least five years of professional mountain guiding or similar experience.
  • Completion of guide-track courses and exams through the American Mountain Guides Association or other IFMGA affiliates (ski, rock, and/or alpine disciplines)..
  • Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness EMT certification
  • AIARE Avalanche Level 2/Pro 1 Training or similar certification.
  • Ability to perform crevasse rescue as a solo rescuer.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent group management skills.
  • Must enjoy working with beginners on basic-level courses and climbs as well as in more complex terrain.
  • A personality that is well-liked by clients from a variety of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds..
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Preferred: Leave-No-Trace Trainer or Master Educator.
  • Preferred: AMGA certified alpine, rock, and ski guides.

Compensation:

Compensation for lead guides ranges between $200 and $310 per day (plus tips) depending on certification level and experience. For lead guides who work fifteen or more days per season, and who make a commitment to work for Miyar for at least two years, additional compensation for professional training- such as AMGA courses and exams- is made available following an end-of-season performance review.

Interested applicants can contact Sandeep Nain, owner of Miyar Adventures, and provide the following:

  • Evidence of pertinent certifications or training (AMGA, medical, avalanche) or evidence of course registration.
  • Professional outdoor industry and guiding resume.
  • Personal climbing and mountaineering resume.
  • Sandeep Nain: Sandeep@miyaradventures.com
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Assistant Guide for Mountaineering and Climbing Activities

Miyar Adventures is looking for assistant mountain guides to run trips in Washington State during the 2019 summer season from June 1st to September 1st.

Location: Woodinville, Washington

Company Description:

Miyar Adventures is a Woodinville, Washington based alpine guide company with a small staff and family-like work atmosphere. Miyar runs glacier mountaineering, rock climbing, ice climbing, backpacking, and snowshoeing trips as well as instructional courses in the Pacific Northwest. Miyar also operates overseas in South America, Africa, and Asia.

Assistant guide responsibilities

  • Assistant guide responsibilities include working with lead guides to pack-out trips, check client gear, and plan routes. Assistant guides work under lead guides on climbs and courses in mountaineering, rock climbing, ice climbing, rescue, and on custom course offerings. Following trips assistant guides will work with lead guides to collect group gear and debrief the trip.
  • Assistant guides work closely with the Climbing Programs Director in developing a work schedule, determining responsibilities, and debriefing trips. Assistant guides report directly to Lead Guides in the delivery of courses and climbs

Minimum qualifications and job requirements:

  • Previous experience leading overnight mountaineering and/or climbing trips. This experience can be for guide companies, educational institutions, or non-profits.
  • Extensive personal glacier mountaineering and climbing experience.
  • Wilderness First Responder or WEMT certification
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent group management skills.
  • Must enjoy working with beginners on basic-level courses and climbs as well as in more complex terrain
  • A personality that is well-liked by clients from a variety of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • A personality that is well-liked by clients from a variety of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • The ability to handle the physical, mental, and emotional challenges of working with clients and fellow guides in difficult terrain, poor weather, and for extended periods of time..
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • AAA accredited level 1 avalanche certification or higher (such as AIARE Level 1).
  • Preferred: AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, AMGA Alpine Skills Course graduate, or higher level of certification through an IFMGA affiliate.
  • Preferred: Leave-No-Trace Trainer or Master Educator certification.
  • Preferred: Previous professional mountain guiding experience .

Compensation:

Compensation for assistant guides ranges between $160 and $180 per day (plus tips) depending on certification level and experience. In addition to daily guide rates, compensation for professional training- such as AMGA courses and exams- is made available to guides who work fifteen or more days per season and commit to working for Miyar for at least two years.

Interested applicants should contact Sandeep Nain, owner of Miyar Adventures, and provide the following:

  • Evidence of pertinent certifications or training (AMGA, medical, avalanche) or evidence of course registration.
  • Professional outdoor industry and guiding resume.
  • Personal climbing and mountaineering resume.
  • Sandeep Nain: Sandeep@miyaradventures.com
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Internship with Miyar Adventures

Location: Woodinville, Washington

Company Description:

Miyar Adventures is a small privately owned adventure travel company located in Woodinville, Washington not far from Seattle. Miyar runs backpacking, rock and ice climbing, mountaineering, and instructional courses in the Pacific Northwest and overseas in Nepal, India, and Tanzania. The bulk of programs run by Miyar are mountaineering trips on glaciated peaks of the Pacific Northwest such as Mt. Baker, Mt. Shuksan, Glacier Peak, Mt. Olympus, and Sahale Peak. Miyar also runs fundraising climbs for the non-profit ASHA on Mt. Rainier. The company has been growing rapidly since its creation three years ago, which has resulted in an expansion of the number and type of programs offered, and the opening of a retail store in Woodinville which also offers rentals of mountaineering and backpacking equipment.

Internship Duties:

  • Coordinate client registration and preparation for programs via email, phone, and Skype.
  • Process client registrations and oversee payment schedules.
  • Work with Sandeep and Climbing Director to manage local climbs and programs.
  • Assist in organizing events and presentations at the retail store and in other locations in the Seattle Area.
  • Assist in the creation of marketing materials and strategies.
  • Maintain inventory in our retail store, rentals department, and office:
    • Course equipment rental requests and returns
    • Food, clothing, and gear in the retail store
    • Group climbing and camping gear used by guides
    • Organize food and manage food request inventory.  
    • General cleaning, drying, and upkeep of equipment.

Minimum qualifications and job requirements:

  • Personal and/or professional experience with outdoor recreation such as backpacking, mountaineering, and rock and ice climbing.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products including: Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Lync
  • Experience using the Google Docs/Drive sweet
  • Ability to manage a variable schedule with a multitude of deadlines.
  • Must own a personal laptop or computer with Microsoft Office 2011 or later edition that can be used for work purposes.
  • Must have personal transport to and from the working location at 17311 135th Ave NE, Ste. #C-500, Woodinville, WA 98072, United States.
  • Must own a cell phone that can be used for work purposes.

Commitment:

This is an eight to twelve-week commitment. The timing of this commitment is somewhat flexible, but the summer months are strongly preferred.

Compensation:

Work trade credit toward Miyar Adventures guided trips is available at the rate of $11/hour. Personal climbing technique or rescue instruction may be available when the work schedules and locations of guides overlap with the work schedule and location of the internee.

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