Raft Guide Instructor / Trip Leader

Posting Date: 
November 8, 2021
Company: 
ROAM Adventures
Location: 
Chilko, BC
Description: 
Job Posting (2022 Summer season June-September) Raft Guide Instructor / Trip Leader ROAM Adventures Inc Contact: ashley@iroamtheworld.com Location: Chilko Lake, BC Wage: starting at $25/hr* (depends on experience) Benefits: Gratuities Room and board provided for work duration Commission paid for new client bookings/referrals Commuter benefits ROAM Adventures Inc is seeking experienced raft 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 professionally 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 -Provide safety briefings and demos, manage large groups of clients, follow emergency and safety protocols, provide first aid and river rescue when necessary, complete 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 required. Additional opportunities: -Some on-site training for qualified Canadian applicants

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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