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A Career as A Wilderness Guide

Be a Wilderness Guide in Ireland

Would you like to join the Wilderness Ireland guiding team?


Do you have a passion for outstanding service and hospitality with a love of adventure?


Do you currently guide in the outdoors? 


If the answer to these questions is a YES then keep on reading.

Wilderness Ireland’s guiding team play a pivotal role in the company, ensuring that our clients experience outstanding adventures throughout Ireland.

What We're Looking For

Wilderness Ireland is always keen to hear from people who can demonstrate great knowledge and passion for Ireland. Our guiding team have all been active in the outdoors for many years. Some of them hold multiple qualifications while others specialise in a single activity. However, we view paper qualifications as only the first step in towards becoming a Wilderness Ireland guide.

More important is the ability to demonstrate great familiarity with many areas of Ireland. Wilderness Ireland Guides have: 

  • Knowledge of Irish history, culture & folklore
  • Understanding of Irish environment, geology & geography
  • A love of the outdoors
  • Experience as a hiking/walking or cycling/biking guide
  • A natural flair for customer care and hospitality
  • A passion to showcase Ireland to visitors from around the world

If you have the knowledge, character and experience to work for Wilderness Ireland, we would love to hear from you and can offer you an excellent wage, good working conditions and the opportunity to lead superb trips in some of the most beautiful wilderness regions of Ireland.

While we have a lot of fun at Wilderness Ireland, our team is 100% focused on delivering 5 Star world-class client experiences. As such, the successful guide will bring a professional and high-energy approach with an unwavering focus on all aspects of the client travel experience.

What You Can Expect

Wilderness Ireland, alongside its sister company Wilderness Scotland, is a company whose aim is to break new ground and set the worldwide standard for what adventure travel should be. We commit with passion to providing our customers with the most inspiring experiences of their lives, ensuring our guided experiences are delivered sustainably, promoting the value of wild places, setting new standards for tourism experiences and creating a rewarding, meaningful and truly fun place to work.

We have steadily grown over the past six years and plan to continue this growth path, which in turn, will offer a wide range of guiding opportunities from those that are activity focused to those which take on more of a cultural or family focus.

Being a guide for Wilderness Ireland is more than just another freelance job. It means being part of a dynamic team that are always seeking new ways in which we can improve with guide feedback highly valued and acted upon. The successful guide will thrive in this fast-paced environment and within the wider Wilderness team but will be encouraged to bring new ideas and enthusiasm to the role and the company as a whole.

The freelance benefits of guiding with Wilderness Ireland are as follows:

  • Guiding opportunities on a freelance basis
  • Competitive daily guiding rates
  • Meaningful and rewarding work
  • Working with quality outdoor equipment
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Support from our dedicated operations team whilst guiding in the field
  • Opportunity to be part of an industry leading adventure travel company

How To Apply

Please send a CV detailing relevant qualifications, work experience and a summary of areas of Ireland where you have worked as a guide. Please note that we get many applications for guiding work and if your application does not cover the below, it will not be considered or responded to.

Please also include a 1 page cover letter and send together with your CV to [email protected]The cover letter should detail the following:

1/ Why you wish to work for Wilderness Ireland in a guiding capacity

2/ What motivates you to guide in Ireland

3/ Your interpretation of what is meant by outstanding customer care and hospitality when guiding on week long adventure holiday

If you wish to join us as a guide, then you will be required to progress through our in-depth Guide Selection Process, details of which can be requested by email. Our aim is to take on guides who are looking to guide with us for many years to come and this should be your intention if you are keen to join our guiding team.

Our vacations reviewed
in your own words

I did a trip the following week, and decided to wait til the end to say..
I will definitely book with Wilderness Ireland again and recommend it to friends!

Mary Kay Thomas
Hiking - The Causeway Coastal Route & Donegal
Reviewed on 07/10/2018

Rated 4.93 out of 5 based on 169 reviews

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