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


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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