Join the Wanderlust Tours staff for an unforgetable season.

TITLE: Naturalist Guide

POSITION: Full-time, seasonal

SCHEDULE: Five days per week. Hours will vary.

WAGE: Hourly $12-$17 per hour

JOB SUMMARY: Guides will provide an exceptional outdoor or cultural guided experience for all guests in a fun and vibrant manner. A guide shall perform interpretive services for guests while on tour. They are also responsible for self-initiated study of natural and cultural history, customer relations, van/gear care and minor paperwork in closing out each tour. The guide must be able to perform all physical tasks related to operating a tour.


  • Passion and knowledge in Bend’s natural and cultural history

  • Team player, leadership skills

  • Physical strength for the tasks required of the job

  • Outdoor and safety awareness

  • Availability during all peak vacation periods


  • Engage guests through amazing breadth of knowledge, body language, eye contact, light-hearted nature, etc.

  • Communicate thoughtfully and respectfully with guests and other staff.

  • Carry, load, and unload canoes and kayaks, lift other heavy objects such as cave gate assemblies.

  • Get along with others: sharing knowledge, camaraderie with all staff, stepping in to help all staff along the way.

  • Lead guests in an affable manner.

  • Display confidence in the setting you find yourself outdoors with a learned or innate sense of what to do in any given circumstance, whether involving interpretation or safety.