Land Sports Employment FAQs

What are the steps to employment within the Land Sports Team?
Do I need prior experience to work in Land Sports?
Do I need to be certified in First Aid and CPR prior to obtaining a job in Land Sports?
What responsibilities does the Land Sports team share?
Who do I contact if I have questions during the interview and hiring process?

What are the steps to employment within the Land Sports Team?

  • Step 1 – Online application with resume submission
  • Step 2 – Phone interview
  • Step 3 – Hire document completion and human resources onboarding
  • Step 4 – Field orientation and on-the-job training

Do I need experience to work in Land Sports?
It is not necessary but recommended that applicants have experience in one or more of the following areas:  climbing wall facilitation, canopy tour guiding, ropes course facilitation, zip touring, aerial adventure park guiding, outdoor adventure leadership, and/or bike maintenance and mechanics. Regardless of previous experience, we have a comprehensive, on-the-job guide training process that all selected applicants must complete successfully. Hired applicants are considered probationary until they have been “checked out”.

Do I need to be certified in First Aid and CPR prior to obtaining a job in Land Sports?
Most Land Sports employees, Land Sports Guides and Bike Technicians, are not required to have a certification in First Aid and CPR. Our leadership and experiential positions, Team Development Facilitators and Canopy Tour Guides, do require a current First Aid and CPR certification. If you are not currently certified and would like to take the course through the USNWC, please visit our First Aid, CPR & AED Certification page.

What responsibilities does the Land Sports team share?
As a whole, the Land Sports team is responsible for the following:

  • Welcome guests and provide orientations
  • Safety check each guest for proper gear and fit
  • Clip guests into ropes and zip activity systems
  • Inspect gear and activities for proper function
  • Assist and rescue guests having difficulty
  • Repair bikes
  • Operate our point-of-sale systems
  • Facilitate team development experiences
  • Guide canopy tours
  • Clean and maintain equipment
  • Program events
  • Teach outdoor skills clinics
  • Provide limited first-aid
  • Participate in trainings and professional development
  • Focus on our three primary goals:  safety, quality and efficiency.

Who do I contact if I have questions during the interview and hiring process?

Brittany Gregor (Land Sports Hiring Manager) at bgregor@usnwc.org

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