2020 Raft Guides

Posting Date: 
January 29, 2020
Location: 
Revelstoke
Description: 
RAFT GUIDES: Direct and care for 4 to 6 guests in 15’ rafts with a stern-mount oar rig, on class 1/2 and 2/3 rivers while providing engaging and witty dialogue. Additional duties include pre and post-trip set up, safety boating, shuttles, facility maintenance and other operation-related tasks. QUALIFICATIONS: - Minimum one season of personal or commercial paddling experience on class 3+ rivers (rafting, canoeing or kayaking), or a raft guide training program from a recognized institution. - Swiftwater Rescue Level 2. - Standard First Aid / CPR, but Wilderness First Aid preferred. - BCROA, PROAOA or other recognized oar-endorsement Guide Certificate - A willingness to work hard and be professional. - Be eager to learn as a junior guide. - A positive, outgoing personality. TRAINING: 
All guides must demonstrate 35 industry-standard competencies and learn company policies and procedures over a 7 to 10-day training program. You’ll join an international staff of guides, office staff and managers. Shared staff housing is available. Complete details are provided to applicants. MORE INFORMATION: Wild Blue Yonder Rafting has been operating trips on class 2 to class 4+ rivers in Grande Cache, Alberta since 1998, and in Revelstoke since 2016. Between our two locations, we run six rivers with half-day, full-day, overnight and themed rafting programs. We belong to the British Columbia River Outfitters Association and the Professional River Outfitters Association of Alberta. We have a highly-structured, task-oriented environment, with a primary focus on systems and organization because attention to detail and organization is key in minimizing risk. Our guiding principles are risk management, safe operation and producing authentic, extraordinary guest experiences. Start Date: May 22 to September 8, 2020. HOW TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, your resume and a detailed list of paddling experience via email. The posting closes when suitable applicants are found.

Fast Fact

Rafting trips are one of the best places to spot wildlife. Valley bottoms have some of the best habitat and are the easiest travel routes, especially in mountainous areas. Plus, the river’s currents, rapids and twists and turns disperse human sounds and smells and keep people out of view. So, it’s no surprise that you’re more likely to see wildlife on a rafting trip than on a hiking trail.

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