Overview

Founded in 1978, Oregon River Experiences runs half day to nine day whitewater raft trips on ten rivers in Oregon and Idaho. One of the Northwest’s premier outfitters, we employ guides who possess the maturity, warmth, integrity, leadership skills, and whitewater boating skills necessary to conduct top-notch river trips.

We typically have openings for both full-time and part-time multiday trip guides, and also for full-time and part-time day trip guides, and we accept applications from January through May to fill these vacancies.
We think that river guiding is one of the best jobs you can imagine. You get to be outside in beautiful natural settings and share fun and adventure with a variety of interesting people. But river guiding also involves plenty of hard work and long hours. The work is fun and rewarding, but it can be physically and mentally demanding as well.
If you do not have prior experience we offer a guide school in May for aspiring guides.

Tagged as: Instruction and Guiding, Water Skills

Qualifications:

• At least 18 years of age

• Either one season of prior commercial river rafting experience, or completion of both a guide training workshop and subsequent on the job training

• Current First Aid and CPR certifications (or more advanced certifications)

• Personable and friendly demeanor, and an enthusiasm for sharing the outdoors with guests

• Strong work ethic and the willingness to be a team player

• Good health is a must: position involves long hours and occasional heavy lifting

Required Skills:

• Engage guests in friendly conversation both on and off the river
• Cook all the meals on the O.R.E. menu, taking the lead in the kitchen as appropriate
• Rig and de-rig an oar and paddle rafts in a safe and timely manner
• Pack equipment carefully, and unpack, clean and put away all trip gear after trip
• Participate in any on-river guide meetings, as well as post-trip guide debriefings
• On multiday trips, lead hikes/talks and/or other activities to enrich our guests’ time with us

Preferred Skills:

• Experience rowing rafts 14-18 ft in length (multiday trips)
• Experience in paddle rafts 13 ft in length (day trips)
• Familiarity with NW rivers
• Ability to give educational talks to guests with provided information

About Oregon River Experiences

Oregon River Experiences runs half day to nine day whitewater raft trips on ten rivers in Oregon and Idaho. We employ guides who possess the maturity, warmth, integrity, leadership skills, work ethic and whitewater boating skills necessary to conduct top-notch river trips.

We think that river guiding is one of the best jobs you can imagine. You get to be outside in beautiful natural settings and share fun and adventure with a variety of interesting people. But river guiding also involves plenty of hard work and long hours. The work is fun and rewarding, but it can be physically and mentally demanding as well.

Application Instructions

Please visit our website, first. Then send a resume and outdoor resume/river log [email protected]