We Love Going on Adventures!

The people who help make Overhang are like family to us. Everyone that's a part of the team has gone through a pretty intense vetting system and has been hand-selected because they are amazing individuals. We take a lot of time to pick our guides and so we are so happy to have each and every one of these spectacular people as part of our family. Read through their bio's to get a good idea of the folks that'll take you on your trip, and the people who help put your trip together on the back-end.

Wanna join us and be a part of this awesome project? We're always happy to have a conversation about how we can help each other play outside, even if we don't have anything specifically posted. Of course, we also have job listings, so feel free to take a look at those.  

How we choose our guides

Alright... we know that when you go on a trip, regardless of how amazing the set-up was, if you have a not-so-fantastic guide, you'll have a not-so-fantastic experience. Because of that, we go through a really intense hiring process. Check it out:

Step 1 - the resume

Like most places, we put out a posting for jobs, and we accept resumes, cover letters, references, and if people really want to showcase themselves, some pictures and videos of themselves doing amazing things. We read through all this information and decide which folks to send out to step 2

Step 2 - The call

If the paperwork gets our attention, we'll give the applicant a call, or arrange to have a call. We'll then just have a 30-minute to 1-hour chat with the person. There are no set questions, and it's very much not like a typical interview. Obviously we'll talk about their experiences and all that sort of thing, but what we're looking for is to see how well the applicant can have a conversation with a total stranger. It's so important for our guides to be personable and charismatic, because that translates to a more comfortable and enjoyable trip for you.

Step 3 - The trip

If there are no red flags during Step 1 or Step 2, we invite the applicant to join us on a 3 or 4-day canoe trip during mid-June (the buggiest, most mosquito and black fly ridden time of the year) with all the other applicants and some current staff members. On this trip, we give each applicant the opportunity to run the show for half a day or so (depending on the number of applicants). At the end of each person's moment in the sun, everyone on the trip writes out some anonymous feedback for the applicant so that they can become a better leader in the future. At the end of the trip, everyone fills out a form where we're able to gauge the overall impression each applicant left with the rest of the group. We then pull aside each applicant, go over the feedback with them, and then using the end-of-trip forms, as well as looking over their log book, we decide whether or not to offer them the opportunity to guide trips for us. Yes, it's intense, and yes, it's a lot of steps, but so far, I stand behind our guides 100%, have not yet had a single issue with any of the guides, and the feedback we've been getting from clients almost always lists "The guide" as one of the strongest parts of the trip. 

Available positions

Wanna join us and be a part of this awesome project? We're always happy to have a conversation about how we can help each other play outside, even if we don't have anything specifically posted. Of course, we also have job listings, so feel free to take a look at those.