OARS, one of the most respected outfitters in adventure travel, is seeking a River Operations Manager for our Angels Camp, California operation. This is a full-time seasonal position with a competitive compensation package, company-sponsored health care, 401k with company match, cell phone or reimbursement provided, access to discounts on OARS trips and more.

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


The Angels Camp River Operations Manager works in coordination with the Base Operations Manager to oversee the orderly operation of all trips originating from the Angels Camp operation, while maintaining the highest standards for safe trips and guest satisfaction. The targeted focus of the River Operations manager is operations that occur on-river. The River Operations Manager and the Base Operations Manager work in cooperation to make up the Angels Camp Regional Management Team. As members

Required Skills:

Strong operational experience in the industry
Exceptional communication skills
Broad knowledge of outfitting multi-day river trips
Critical attention to detail
Capability for strategic decision-making
Ability to drive company culture prioritizing justice, equality, diversity and inclusion
Self-starter who can prioritize and organize tasks to meet deadlines based on trip schedule, staff needs, departmental needs and seasonal schedule
A visible, proactive, personally involved leader with management background

Preferred Skills:

Ability to drive company trucks and trailers, Commercial Drivers License with passenger endorsement a plus

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 email a resume and cover letter detailing their interest in this position to: [email protected] with a subject line of “River Operations Manager.”