Activities Guide (Summer 2021)

Moonlight Basin Big Sky, MT

There’s a side of Big Sky, Montana that speaks to those seeking something special. A vast 8,000 acre landscape where stunning natural beauty and an endless array of alpine adventures blend together to create a private club and mountain living experience like no other.

Whether it’s winter or summer, Moonlight Basin is something you won’t soon forget. The mountain scenery, the direct access to some of the finest skiing at Big Sky Resort, the hiking, the golf and so much more all add up to the perfect place to work and enjoy Montana.

Moonlight Basin is located right in the middle of the best things to see and do in Montana. You can visit Yellowstone National Park. Explore the national forest and wilderness lands. Come down to the town of Big Sky and shop, eat, and catch some music. Bozeman is a short drive and easily accessible by Skyline Bus.



The Activities Guide is a Moonlight Outfitters position requiring extensive outdoor activity experience and the personality and ability to relate to and build trust with Moonlight Basin members, families, and guests in a safe and fun learning environment. Activities guides facilitate member activities such as archery, mountain biking, hiking, floating, park tours and high ropes course instruction.  Safety and fun within a unique outdoor experience are the ultimate goals of the Moonlight Outfitters.


JOB DUTIES:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each job function satisfactorily, which includes:


·         Plan, organize, and facilitate safe, fun, and professional instruction/guiding within group and private setting in accordance with the guidelines of the Moonlight Outfitters.

·         Assess member/guest skills and needs and tailor session appropriately for ability, goals, and environmental conditions.

·         Maintain rental equipment and help keep all facilitation areas neat and clean.

·         Sign out for days’ activities and determine the next day’s schedule with Supervisor or Director.

·         Always carry charged cell phone and radio to be in communication with supervisors on property.

·         Communicate all concerns, questions, potential problems, and scheduling issues with Director/Manager.

·         Participate in all required training, safety, and educational clinics.

·         Follow safety protocols. Make sound decisions regarding safety issues related to weather, changing conditions, animals, and client behaviors.

·         Assist in special events as needed.

·         Performs other related duties as required and assigned.




·         Resourcefulness, good judgment, and self-confidence.

·         A professional, positive, and courteous demeanor.

·         The desire and ability to work in a cooperative, team-oriented atmosphere.

·         Effective verbal and written communication skills with a variety of ages and skill levels.

·         Ability to interact comfortably and seamlessly with an affluent group of members and their guests.

·         Excellent interpersonal skills

·         Ability to initiate work activities, seeks responsibility, and makes efforts to improve knowledge and skills.

·         Experience guiding or facilitating client-based winter and summer recreational programs in terrain like that found in SW Montana.

·         Familiarity with flora and fauna, geography, and geology of SW Montana

·         Resourcefulness, good judgement, self confidence

·         Knowledge of summer and winter hazards and ways to minimize risks for yourself and clients.

·         CPR/AED Adult, infant and child certified.

·         Wilderness first aid preferred.

·         Valid driver’s license.

·         Similar combination of education and experience



  • Ability to stand, sit, walk, hike, bike, for six to ten hours a day as required.
  • Ability to use various tools and equipment as required.
  • Work outside in all temperatures and conditions six to ten hours a day as required.
  • Bend at the waist, twist upper body, kneel, crawl, climb, reach above shoulders, flex and extend ankle, knee, and hip joints.
  • Lift and carry up to 75 lbs., push and pull 10-20 lbs.
  • Ability to work as many as 14 days consecutively during peak periods. 




This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of this position and should not serve as an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all the possible duties, tasks and responsibilities for this specific job.  The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of this position might differ from those outlined above and other duties may be assigned as necessary.


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