Outdoor Activities Guides are the core delivery vehicle for experiences at the Whitewater Center. They serve to promote positive interactions and experiences in a variety of outdoor activities. Positions vary from seasonal to year-round with hours ranging based upon availability and interest. New guides are provided paid training and shadowing opportunities to build skills to operate competently and confidently, previous experience is not required.
Guiding specialties are divided into 5 categories. Guides can develop skills to work in multiple disciplines or focus in a single activity area. The specialties include Whitewater Rafting, Flatwater Paddling, Deep Water Solo, Mountain Biking, and Ziplines/Ropes Courses. Guides report to the Operations Manager for each specialty.
• Serve as the resident expert of the facility and the products/services offered
• Interact with guests in a positive manner at all times
• Maintain a high level of professionalism while interacting with the public and staff
• Provide guests with instruction on equipment and any necessary briefings
• Answer questions and troubleshoot guest needs
• Effectively communicate and enforce regulations and policies
• Respond appropriately to all emergencies
• Perform safety inspections on activities and equipment daily
• Identify safety issues and communicate to management
• Engage the chain-of-command as appropriate for assistance
• The minimum age requirement is 17 for most specialties
• Excellent verbal communication skills
• Ability to use sound judgment with safety as a top priority
• Ability to take direction and work without immediate supervision
• Disposition toward continued learning and improvement
• First Aid, CPR & AED, or Lifeguarding Certification may be required
• Participation in training and skills development as scheduled
• Weekend availability is preferred
-Applicants must have the physical, visual, and auditory ability to perform the essential functions of the job
-Ability to work outdoors for sustained periods of time in all weather conditions
-Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative, team environment
-Ability to lift and carry at least 50 pounds
-Bending, standing, leaning, and kneeling on a regular basis
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.
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 recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.