2020 Raft Trip Leader

Posting Date: 
January 29, 2020
TRIP LEADERS: While providing engaging and witty dialogue, you direct and care for guests on class 2/3 and 3/4 rivers using 15’ rafts with a stern-mount oar rig. Trip leaders assist with pre-trip and post-trip tasks, navigate the river, supervise junior guides, and manage rescues should they occur. Additional duties: Pre and post-trip set up, safety boating, shuttles and other operation related tasks. QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of 2 seasons guiding on class 3+ rivers. We prefer applicants with experience in stern-mount, oar-driven rafts, but training and certification can be provided. Trip leaders must have the following certification, which we can provide. There is a fee for certification: - Swiftwater Rescue Level II - Wilderness First Aid - BCROA, PROAOA or other recognized oar-endorsement current Guide Certificate OTHER 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. You’ll join an international staff of guides, office staff and managers. Shared staff housing is provided. Complete work details are provided to applicants. DATES (flexible): May 22 - Sep 8/2020. Trip leaders start the season in Grande Cache, Alberta, then move to Revelstoke mid-June for the rest of the season. 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.


Myth: Rafting is roughing it Busted: Rafts have virtually unlimited capacity, which means almost all the comforts of home, yes, including the kitchen sink, come along on multi-day trips. There are chairs to sit on, stoves to cook on, roomy tents and tons of fresh food. And don’t be surprised to see a few bottles of wine, perfectly paired to the meal, at dinner.

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