Santa Barbara Adventure Company (SBACo) is a dynamic and fun place to work for people who love to be outside and share our region’s natural beauty with others.
As the premier adventure travel outfitter on the Central Coast since 1998, we operate three companies under one roof: (1) Santa Barbara Adventure Company, (2) Channel Islands Adventure Company and (3) Santa Barbara Wine Country Tours. We offer a vast variety of activities in and around Santa Barbara — imagine sea cave kayaking at the Channel Islands one day, biking down the Santa Ynez Mountains the next and then hosting a group through wine country after that… Needless to say, our guides never get bored!
SBACo company culture is second to none. We find strength in diversity and welcome professionals of all generations, genders, ethnicities, backgrounds, and lifestyles. We care about the environment and it’s our mission to help expose others to the great outdoors & the importance of conservation.
Seasonal with opportunities to be year-round
Our busy season stretches from February – November. Scheduling preference is given to those with a flexible schedule and full-time availability for the duration of the full season. Attendance at required training for new hires is required for employment. New hires unavailable to start prior to the Spring are considered on a rolling basis for Memorial Day – Mid-October. The ability to camp overnight in remote settings and work consecutive days is required.
Guides will spend long hours in the field lifting heavy equipment and exerting energy during activities. Office work involves sitting and using office equipment and computers for long periods, which can cause muscle strain.
Field locations vary and may include hot, sunny, windy, wet and otherwise wild and remote locations. The incumbent is also located in a busy, open area office. The incumbent is faced with constant interruptions and must meet with others on a regular basis.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent(s) of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of the position.
$14-19 hourly, based on years of commercial experience & certifications
Please see our 2022 New Hire Payscale that is included in our FAQs for more details on pay.
We offer competitive pay, tour discounts for friends and family, end-of-season bonuses, career & training development opportunities for personal & industry growth, seasonal company-wide celebrations, and a fun work environment. Plus, our staff gets access to industry pro deals at many amazing outdoor outfitters!
3 days of paid sick leave per year. Unused sick days do not carry over into the next year.
Eligible for enrollment in the company’s 401k plan with 4% match starting after 1 year of employment and 1,000 hours worked.
Employment FAQ Page: https://www.sbadventureco.com/employment-faqs/