Overview

OARS is HIRING experienced river guides & career-minded outdoor professionals at all of our locations in the West. One-day and multi-day guiding opportunities available, including full time, part time, and weekends in California, Idaho, Oregon, and Utah. OARS is a second generation family-owned and operated company that strives to foster a respectful workplace where all employees feel valued and supported on and off the river. OARS is an equal opportunity employer. For new or aspiring river guides, we offer multiple guide schools with tuition reimbursement and full scholarships available to qualified applicants.

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

Qualifications:

Minimum of CPR, Swiftwater training (for whitewater guides), WAT, First-Aid level as follows:
Wilderness First Responder or greater is required for multi-day guides
Wilderness First Aid or greater is required for one-day guides
Communication, Customer service, and People skills
Understanding of natural history
Leadership qualities
Ability to work with a wide array of demographics including varieties in age, race, culture, etc.

Required Skills:

Safely navigate rivers, lakes, trails, or roads in watercraft, vehicles and on foot.
Be familiar with OARS menus, prepare delicious meals, practice safe food-handling including attention to dietary restrictions, and artfully present food.
Care for and maintain OARS equipment and personal equipment; mark and set aside broken equipment when it cannot be fixed.

Preferred Skills:

Whitewater rescue of persons and equipment, give care and facilitate evacuation when needed.
Securely and safely rig all boats and vehicles for whitewater or road travel.
Set-up and break-down camps; load and unload trips at the warehouse; pack, unpack and clean-up.
Give effective and demonstrative safety and intro talks.

About OARS Whitewater Rafting

OARS is HIRING experienced river guides & career-minded outdoor professionals at all of our locations in the West. One-day and multi-day guiding opportunities available, including full time, part time, and weekends in California, Idaho, Oregon, and Utah. OARS is a second generation family-owned and operated company that strives to foster a respectful workplace where all employees feel valued and supported on and off the river. OARS is an equal opportunity employer. For new or aspiring river guides, we offer multiple guide schools with tuition reimbursement and full scholarships available to qualified applicants.

Application Instructions

Complete application online at: www.oars.com/employment/experienced-guides-employment/