2017 Senior Trip Leader - Nahatlatch River (Class 4+)

Posting Date: 
December 8, 2016
Company: 
REO Rafting Resort
Location: 
Nahatlatch River
Description: 
Senior Trip Leader: Nahatlatch River (Class 4+) Location - REO Rafting Resort, Nahatlatch Valley. Seasonal Full-time, approx May 15 – August 15, 2017 Applicants must have: 1. Min 2 years raft guide instructor training experience (important for this position) 2. Min 5 years raft guiding & trip leading experience on technical Class 3-4 rivers (provide list of rivers/trips) 3. Rescue 3 Whitewater Rescue Technician certification or Class 4-5 safety kayak experience 4. Wilderness First Aid OR comparable training (min 40 hours) 5. Cell phone with plan that works in our area (Fraser Canyon BC); inexpensive waterproof watch 6. Speak and write fluently in English. Compensation: STL - 1 $23.00 per hour (have 6 requirements) STL - 2 $25.00 per hour (have 6 requirements + BC Class 2 bus license) Major Responsibilities: 1. Train and mentor junior guides and assist with fam trips, sign-off trips and river exams 2. Prepare and implement training of basic swiftwater rescue techniques 3. Organize and trip lead rafting trips on Class 2, 3, 4 and 5 whitewater 4. Greet guests and oversee guest care, assess medical issues, client needs 5. Ensure guest safety while adhering to REO risk management protocols on-river & off-river 6. Prepare weekly work schedules for Bryan’s approval (guides, drivers and safety support); Manage and approve all river guide and staff timesheets for bi-monthly payroll 7. Organize the repair and maintenance of all rafting and river equipment 8. Other duties as assigned by Bryan, the Kitchen Manager or the Resort Manager Please email bryanfogelman@gmail.com outlining how you meet each of the 6 major requirements for the job and your direct experience in handling the 8 responsibilities listed above.

Myth-Buster

Myth: Rafting is only for risk takers Busted: Everyone from little kids to 95 year olds, the meekest of men, and even people who are wheelchair bound have been on rafting trips in B.C. Most operators offer one or two float trips, which are little more than a drift with the current on a moving lake. All you need is an interest in nature and being outdoors. Call the company you plan to go with to find out what they recommend for a mellow option.

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