The Whitewater Operations Assistant Manager is a key leadership position with a critical role in the delivery of high-quality whitewater paddling experiences. The primary responsibility of the Whitewater Operations Assistant Manager is the oversight of all rafting and kayak activities on the Whitewater Center’s Class II-IV whitewater river. This position is also responsible for staff training and recruiting, emergency response, winter programming, and other special projects as assigned. This position is a full-time, salaried position that reports to the Whitewater Operations Manager.


Develop, implement and maintain quality assurance and safety protocols for whitewater paddling experiences.
Maintain a logistical framework for both weekly scheduling and capacity planning for rafting operations.
Lead a large team in the management of daily whitewater operations, including but not limited to, guest interactions, staff communications, emergency response calls, training, and assessing paddling equipment.
Work with the management team to create operational efficiencies for all paddle sport activities.
Work with the broader Activities team to deliver high-quality recreational experiences to our customers.


A degree in Operations Management, Recreation Management, or a similar field
Prior management experience required
Prior experience guiding rafts in up to class IV whitewater
Familiarity with recreational whitewater kayaking
Prior experience teaching, coaching, and developing a curriculum in a professional setting
Current First Aid and CPR certification

Physical Demands:

Must be able to safely self-transport over uneven terrain or in a confined space
Must be able to stand for sustained periods of time
Must be able to lift and move at least 75 pounds

Preferred Qualifications:

ACA Whitewater Instructor Certification
Advanced Medical Certifications
Swiftwater Rescue Certifications

Tagged as: Full Time, Water Skills

About U.S. National Whitewater Center

Working at Whitewater

Whitewater’s mission is rooted in the belief that we all share a genetic code that compels us to play outside and share these experiences with others. This mission is accomplished through promoting access and opportunities to play outside and bring people together. Our approach is simple: Make it compelling and easy to engage with nature and invite others to join.

Legal Disclosures

The Whitewater Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the Whitewater Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Application Instructions

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