2020 Senior Whitewater Rafting Instructor & Trip Leader

Posting Date: 
December 5, 2019
Whistler, BC
Located in beautiful Whistler, BC, Wedge Rafting is part of The Adventure Group (TAG). Wedge Rafting’s mission is to create spectacular experiences for people that lead to moments of personal growth. The Senior Whitewater Rafting Instructor provides a safe, professional and memorable experience for our guests. Responsibilities and Deliverables: • Trip lead groups on class 3-4 whitewater rivers in both Whistler and Squamish, British Columbia • Enforce safety rules and regulations on and off river • Provide a high level of guest service to clients • Instruct, coach and provide feedback to junior rafting instructors • Plan and lead training sessions (first aid, river running skills etc) • Organize and inspect equipment for each trip • Maintain trip reports and records • May assist in raft and equipment maintenance Key Qualifications and Attributes: • 3 - 5 years experience as a whitewater rafting instructor (must present river log, trip leader experience a strong asset) • Swift water Rescue Technician Certification (recertification offered through company) • BC River Outfitters Association guide licence or equivalent required • Must hold current first aid certification, minimum 16 hours (80 hr preferred) • Must be able to assess river conditions and lead groups • Strong whitewater kayaking experience a strong asset • Class 4 commercial drivers licence a strong asset • Candidates must be compentent in English. Knowledge of other languages is considered an asset Additional Information: • Role is seasonal full time - 30hrs per week, running from April to September • Starting wage $23.98 (paid per trip equivalent), 4% vacation pay, increases based on experience • Wellness package offered after completion of 4 seasons with TAG How to Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to Freya@tagwhistler.com. Please indicate in the subject line the role(s) you are applying for. We thank all applicants for your interest however we will only contact those chosen for an interview. Wedge Rafting Ltd 208-4433 Sundial Place, Whistler, BC, V8E 1G7 Phone: 604.932.7171 Fax: 604.648.8529 Website: www.tagwhistler.com Facebook: TAGWhistler & SuperflyZiplines & Wedge Whitewater Rafting Twitter: @TAGWhistler & @SuperflyZipline Instagram: @TAGWhistler & @SuperflyZiplines


“I am a 53 year old bank manager, with two artificial hips, who had never been rafting before going out with Skeena Valley Expeditions. I quickly got over my apprehension because safety was obviously number one. I was so confident with the expertise of the guides that I even jumped into the river on purpose. The guides were hilarious. This trip and the subsequent one I took a few weeks later were the highlights of my summer.” - Rich Toomey

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