OARS, one of the most respected outfitters in adventure travel, is seeking a full-time, seasonal Regional Manager for our Oregon operation in Grants Pass, OR. The Oregon Regional Manager is responsible for the orderly operation of all trips originating from the Oregon operation, while maintaining the highest standards for safe trips and guest satisfaction. The Regional Manager, as a member of the management team, is responsible for maintaining effective communication between upper management, and the Angels Camp office in general, and the guides and other operational staff.
The Regional Manager reports to the OARS President and will work on-site at the Grants Pass warehouse and rivers for put-in and take-out days. The Regional Manager is the direct supervisor for supporting managers and all guides, drivers and food packers, overseeing the scheduling for all staff performing duties related to the operation of trips originating from the warehouse and is responsible for overseeing maintenance and management of the warehouse facilities, including all basic property management.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Backcountry Skills, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Water Skills


Strong operational experience in the industry
Exceptional communication skills
Broad knowledge about outfitting multi-day river trips
Capability for strategic decision-making
Experience managing a team of employees of various levels of experience and background, driving culture through those employees and departments
Experience in time management and seasonal planning
A visible, proactive, personally involved leader with organizational management

Required Skills:

Physical Demands
Ability to work long days performing all duties of a professional river guide.
Long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers, which can cause muscle strain.
Heavy lifting of boating equipment and warehouse supplies.
Extreme weather, ranging from winter-like conditions, to very hot temperatures during the summer months

About OARS

A leader in the whitewater rafting and adventure travel industry, in 1969 OARS became the first exclusively oar-powered rafting company permitted to run trips on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. Now the largest and most geographically diverse rafting company in North America, OARS offers first-class rafting and multi-sport vacations, with destinations and unparalleled experiences on over 35 rivers and coastlines of the world. OARS caters to active travelers of all ages and abilities with more than 75 unique itineraries worldwide, including one-day and weekend escapes. Our year-round office staff has more than 100 years of collective experience in the adventure travel industry and we have guides and operations staff who have been with us almost since the company’s inception.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates may submit a resume and cover letter detailing their interest in this position, as well as personal and employer references by email to: [email protected] with a subject line of “Oregon Regional Manager.” No phone calls please.