Dates Needed: May 1 – Sept. 30

Location: Buena Vista, CO

Job Type: Seasonal/summer

Compensation: $85-$100/day, depending on experience

Whitewater Kayak Instructors teach fundamental skills and rolling on flatwater and Class II venues. They may also lead inflatable kayak trips in rapids up to Class III or provide safety boat support for raft trips on Class IV sections of the Arkansas River (Browns Canyon, The Numbers). Courses include youth camp groups, adult group classes of all ability levels, and private lessons.

Tagged as: Instruction and Guiding


Basic First-Aid/CPR and American Canoe Association certification required, preferably ACA Level 4: Whitewater Kayaking.

Required Skills:

Will train the right candidate with Class IV kayaking skills. Instructor certification, raft guide certification, swiftwater rescue, and First-Aid/CPR courses are available in the spring — check the course schedule at rmoc.com.

Preferred Skills:

Class IV boating skills and swiftwater rescue experience preferred. Class III raft guiding experience is also a plus. At least one year experience in the outdoor industry preferred but not required. For applicants with no professional experience, please see our Internships posting.

About Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center

The Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center has been a leader in adventure education since 1983. We offer kayak, raft, stand-up paddleboard, climbing, biking, and backcountry snow trips for the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts. Courses include camp groups, adults of all ability levels, and professional certifications.

Application Instructions

If interested, please send resume and commercial river log to: [email protected]

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