Join Our Team

Thank you for your interest in serving with us at Journey Quest! We seek staff who have a passion to know and serve Jesus Christ, a heart to minister to youth and families, and a desire to serve in an outdoors-based wilderness ministry.

Each season we hire a small guide team to serve our guests. We also hire a few additional weekend and on-call staff-members. The benefits of working with Journey Quest include: lots of time on the river and in the mountains, opportunities for community, spiritual growth and discipleship, excellent training, time for outdoor pursuits, discounts on gear, most Sundays off, and being a part of a family atmosphere.

The selection process occurs as follows:

  1. Download and complete a Staff Application Form and mail or email it back to Journey Quest.
  2. Request recommendations to be sent directly to Journey Quest from at least three references. These can be other employers, pastors, ministry leaders, and close friends who know you well.
    1. Online Version of Staff Reference Form — You can copy and paste the following URL into an email you send each reference:
    2. Printable Version of Staff Reference Form — Download and print this version if your reference would rather fill out the form and mail it to us.
  3. Journey Quest will evaluate each applicant based on qualifications and alignment with our mission, statement of faith, and core values. In addition, we will review and/or contact your references.
  4. Journey Quest will contact you to set up an interview.
  5. Job offers will be made to the best applicants.
  6. New guides will be required to be part of our intensive training which starts in mid-May and can take 3-4 weeks.
  7. Experienced guides may be asked to participate in an on-river interview before a formal offer is made. All river experience should be documented and included with the application.
  8. Upon accepting the job offer, Journey Quest will discuss starting dates and other details regarding the ministry season.

Thanks again for your inquiry and we wish you the best in your pursuit of employment this summer. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.