2021 Raft Guide Instructor/ Expedition Leader

Posting Date: 
December 8, 2020
Company: 
ROAM Adventures
Location: 
Chilko River
Description: 
Job Posting: Raft Guide Instructor / Trip-Leader ROAM Adventures Inc. Contact: Ashley@iroamtheworld.com Chilko Lake, BC $25 an hour* *paid as $180 day rate ** Plus gratuities ***Commissions paid for new client bookings from referrals ROAM Adventures is seeking experienced rafting guide instructors/trip-leaders to join our team! Our rafting trips take place on the famous Chilko-Chilcotin-Fraser rivers and include the “lava Canyon” section (longest stretch of commercial whitewater in North America). 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 leader and a team player in various group dynamics and adapt to frequently changing environments. Job duties include leading by example and training the following techniques to other guides: -Guide rafts down remote class III-V whitewater rapids -Instruction about local history and culture, flora, fauna and geology. -Gear preparation, maintenance, repair, sustained physical work -Providing safety briefings and demos, managing large groups of clients, following emergency and safety protocols, providing first aid 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, expedition experience is preferred and first aid and whitewater rescue certification and/or experience Additional opportunities: -Some on-site training for qualified Canadian applicants -Subsidized training available for First Nations -Apprenticeships and co-op placements available

Myth-Buster

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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