2021 Senior White Water Rafting Instructor

Posting Date: 
December 17, 2020
12825 Squamish Valley Rd, Squamish
Canadian Outback first established its rafting operation in the beautiful Squamish Valley of British Columbia in 1995 on the Elaho, Squamish and Cheakamus Rivers, and most recently expanded to world-class expeditions in Northern BC, the Yukon, and Alaska on the Babine, Skeena, Tatshenshini and Alsek Rivers. Our trips vary from Class 1 and a couple of hours up to Class 4 and up to ten days. As an active member of the British Columbia River Outfitters Association (BCROA), and of tourism associations in Vancouver, Squamish, Whistler and the Yukon, Canadian Outback has established itself as a trusted name in adventure tourism in Western Canada. Now one of the highest volume rafting companies, CORC strives to be a leader both as an operator and employer in the rafting industry and tourism community. With the company’s busy pace and growth, our rafting guides get the opportunity to work on multiple varied trips and rivers, and receive ongoing training and growth opportunities, all in a fun and rewarding work environment. CORC is looking for senior white-water rafting instructors Roles and Responsibilities: Organize and assemble equipment required for each trip Technical instruction of lower-level raft guides Trip lead commercial tour groups on class 3-4 white water rivers Enforce safety rules and regulations on and off the river Provide expert level of raft maintenance Provide high level of service to clients on and off the river The Right Fit: We are a small, fast growing company looking for someone who shares our core values and displays passion to accomplish our vision. Our success is derived from a commitment to always be improving both in our professional careers and our personal development. The white-water rafting instructors will report directly to the River Operations Manager and work with the Owner, Reservations Manager, as well as the reservations team to ensure the best possible client experience. Requirements: Must have 3-5 years of experience instructing white water rafting (river log required to verify experience) Must hold current Swift-water Rescue certification (recertification available through the company) Must hold current First Aid certification Must hold BC River Outfitters Association Guiding License or equivalent for white water rafting Must be able to assess river conditions Must be able to lead groups White water kayak experience is a bonus Commercial Drivers licence a bonus (company can assist with this for those interested) This is a full-time seasonal (April – September) position paid at $23.00 per hour. Additional compensation available based on experience. Start date of April or May, 2021. Salary: $23.98 per hour paid as a day rate.


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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