OARS Whitewater Rafting now hiring! The season varies based on location (April – October). Combine your passion for the outdoors with an opportunity to build your professional skills and experience – apply for a job at OARS and join the OARS team! Whether you’re looking for a new career path, a summer job or a side gig, we have something for everyone.

On the many rivers OARS runs throughout the West, we create opportunities for both new and returning staff to build skills that will last a lifetime, including customer service, leadership, risk management, public speaking and more. For those new to the outdoor industry, working at OARS is a great way to get connected and join an amazing community of passionate, diverse and fun people. Whether on or off the river, we love sharing our passion for wild rivers and the special places we visit along the way with our whole team. As the found of OARS, George Wendt believed, “We protect what we love and we love what we know.” If you want to be a part of the mission he started over 50 years ago, come join our team!

Why should you want to work for OARS:

Competitive pay

401(k) with company match

Sick pay and insurance perks

Healthy meals & housing included (in most locations)

Opportunities to work at a variety of rivers

Amazing staff gear package and access to pro deals

Discounted trips for friends and family

Use of OARS equipment for personal trips

Full-time, part-time and flexible schedules available

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Crew, Instruction and Guiding, Water Skills

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

To apply: https://www.oars.com/employment/