2018 Whitewater Raft Guide / Trip Leader

Posting Date: 
February 9, 2018
Company: 
ROAM Adventures
Location: 
Chilko River (Nelson, BC office)
Description: 
Job Posting: Raft Guide / Trip-Leader (Whitewater Rafting) ROAM Adventures Inc. Contact: Ashley@iroamtheworld.com Chilko Lake, BC $23 an hour paid as $180 Daily Full time, seasonal position (June-September) ROAM Adventures is seeking experienced rafting guides/trip-leaders to join our 2018 team! Our rafting trips take place on the famous Chilko-Chilcotin-Fraser rivers between Bella Coola and Williams Lake. We offer 3-8 day off-the-grid adventures that also include multi-sport activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking and horseback riding. Our standards for guest services are very high; guides must have a positive attitude, work well as a team player in various group dynamics and adapt to changing environments. In addition to steering watercraft guides need to be able to interact with guests in a professional and courteous manner and be prepared to go that extra mile to provide unforgettable experiences. We have many international clients so a second (or multiple) language(s) is a strong asset. Job duties include: -Guiding rafts down remote class III-V whitewater rapids -Instructing other less-experienced river guides on professional development -Instructing guests about local history and culture, flora, fauna and geology. -Gear preparation, maintenance, repair -Providing safety briefings and demos, managing large groups of clients, following emergency and safety protocols, supporting and training guides, providing first aid, CPR and river rescue when necessary, completing required paperwork -Expedition style cooking, cleaning, teamwork and hospitality. A minimum of 3 years guiding class IV whitewater is required (or 4 years to work as a trip leader), as well as first aid certification and Swift Water Rescue certification. Salary: $23.00 /hour paid as a day rate of $180 Required experience: Guide class IV-V whitewater: 3 years Required license or certification: Swift Water Rescue, CPR, First Aid Required education: High school or equivalent

Fast Fact

While the United States was opened up by covered wagon, Canada, and B.C. in particular, was opened up by river. Big rivers like the Columbia and Fraser and small ones like the Kicking Horse and Nimpkish were the highways for First Nations people, European explorers and traders and later loggers and miners. Almost every river has a historic story to tell.

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