Senior Rafting Guide & Trip Leader

Posting Date: 
January 14, 2019
Company: 
REO Rafting Resort
Location: 
Nahatlatch River (near Boston Bar BC)
Description: 
Senior Rafting Guide & Trip Leader: Nahatlatch River (Class 4+) Location - REO Rafting Resort, Nahatlatch Valley. Seasonal Full-time, approx May 8 – September 8, 2019 Applicants must have: 1. Min 5 years raft guiding & trip leading experience on technical Class 3-4 rivers (provide list of rivers/trips) 2. Rescue 3 Whitewater Rescue Technician certification; Class 4-5 safety kayak experience; or NZ Class 4/5 guide endorsement 3. Wilderness First Aid OR comparable training (min 40 hours) 4. Raft guide instructor training experience 5. BC Class 2 bus license or equivalent 6. Cell phone with plan that works in our area (Fraser Canyon BC) & waterproof watch 7. Speak and write fluently in English. Compensation: $25.00 per hour (with all 7 requirements); 32 hours per week Major Responsibilities: 1. Organize and trip lead rafting trips on Class 2, 3, 4 and 5 whitewater 2. Greet guests and oversee guest care, assess medical issues, client needs 3. Ensure guest safety while adhering to REO risk management protocols on-river & off-river 4. Train and mentor junior guides and assist with fam trips, sign-off trips and river exams 5. Prepare and implement training of basic swiftwater rescue techniques 6. Prepare weekly work schedules for approval (guides, drivers and safety support) 7. Manage and approve all river guide and staff timesheets for bi-monthly payroll 8. Organize the repair and maintenance of all rafting and river equipment 9. Other duties as assigned by resort managers Please email bryanfogelman@gmail.com outlining how you meet each of the 7 major requirements for the job and your direct experience in handling the 9 responsibilities listed above.

Testimonial

“I am a 53 year old bank manager, with two artificial hips, who had never been rafting before going out with Skeena Valley Expeditions. I quickly got over my apprehension because safety was obviously number one. I was so confident with the expertise of the guides that I even jumped into the river on purpose. The guides were hilarious. This trip and the subsequent one I took a few weeks later were the highlights of my summer.” - Rich Toomey

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