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 **** Room and board is provided for work duration 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 expensive Busted: There aren’t many guided outdoor activities that are as affordable as rafting – trips start at $30 for a half day. And the value is unmatched: excellent food, gear included, professional guides, shuttles and sometimes free photos from your adventure. Even multi-day expeditions are good value when you include the costs of charter flights and how much you save by not being able to spend a cent for two weeks.

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