Eco-Tourism Guide – Portland – Now Hiring

Open Position: Tourism Guide
Location: Portland, OR

Our guides direct small (generally 10 guests or fewer) public and private nature adventures that depart from Portland, OR.  Evergreen Escapes seeks guides for the 2020 season with the possibility of long-term positions for the right candidate(s).  We operate tours year-round; tour volume is highest May through October, during which time we need Full-Time Hourly, Part-Time Hourly, and On-Call Hourly guides to join our existing veteran staff.  While most of our trips are single day trips, we regularly lead private multi-day trips.

We have a lovely team of guides/educators and a few administrators. We enjoy spending our time outside in the great Pacific Northwest and we genuinely care about the travelers that choose to spend their relaxed moments with our team. We work hard to serve travelers and to ensure we’re happy & fulfilled in our shared work lives. We’re looking for teammates that are curious, kind, and open!

Position Specifics

• Lead half- to full-day, small-group outdoor or wine tours (depending on your interests) in the Greater Portland area as a solo guide. Training provided.

• Maintain a professional appearance and conduct with all clients, colleagues, and partner organizations.

• Provide interpretive commentary about the Pacific Northwest, wine & wine making, local history, ecology, sustainability, and travel.

• Within first two weeks of hire, must have completed First Aid & CPR certification, in-house driver training, WA Food Handlers permit, and alcohol handling “mixologist” permit (all reimbursed by Evergreen Escapes).

• Safely transport clients in Mercedes vans or SUVs and ensure that clients are picked up on time.


• 4-year degree or higher.

• Minimum 1 year of experience as an educator and/or interpretive guide.

• Experience in leadership development, team building, and/or group facilitation.

• Knowledge of naturalist specialties which may include: anthropology, birding, botany, geology, glaciology, or volcanology.

• Pertinent adventure certifications, including: WFR, Leave No Trace, etc.

• PNW region-specific knowledge of geography, culture, natural & human history, and ecology.

• Multilingual.


• Our base pay is $14-$17 per hour with opportunities for advancement and raises on these rates. Higher starting rates apply to those with appropriate certifications and experience.  Bonuses for leading many of our trips, customer gratuities, corporate gratuities, and potential reimbursements for training completed while on staff (i.e. WFR recertification, etc).

•  On-the-job training and education.

•  Friends-and-family discounts on tours.

•  Opportunities for training, networking, & professional development in industries of: adventure travel, outdoor/environmental education, travel/leisure, food and wine, and meetings/event management.

•  Industry discounts on services, equipment, and clothing.

Please send us an email detailing your background & interest, a CV or resume, and 3 professional references to the link below.  Email:  jeff@evergreenescapes.com

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Evergreen Escapes mission is the need to embrace and value

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