Whitewater Rafting Instructor

Posting Date: 
January 10, 2019
Description: 
Job Description: Interior Whitewater Expeditions Ltd. is looking to hire experienced and qualified Whitewater Rafting Instructors for the 2019 rafting season. Duties: Applicants must have 3 to 5 years’ experience instructing Whitewater rafting (river log to verify experience). To lead groups on outdoor sport and recreational trips. Advise on safety and regulations, plan trips, prepare meals, practice low impact outdoor wilderness and wildlife instruction. Handle complaints and prevent legislation violations. Involved in the leading and training of guides (inexperienced) on a daily basis. Job Qualifications Skills and Requirements: Must have previous trip leading experience on big volume class IV Rivers. Strong Class IV and V Whitewater kayaking skills an asset. Experience on the Clearwater River is preferred or the equivalent of. First aid, CPR and SRT certification required. Applicants will be considered for their leadership style, personality, and customer service, experience and reference checks. Must be able to operate communication (including emergency devices) and maintain equipment. Must have Class IV and V big volume rafting experience and must have strong Class IV and V big volume kayaking experience and safety kayaking skills. The position is full time, seasonal approximately May 15-Sept 30. The compensation is $23.00 hourly plus 4% vacation pay. Contact information: Doug Trotter Owner/Operator email: rafting@interiorwhitewater.com. Phone: 250 674-3727 office, 250 674-3701 fax. Work address is 73 Old North Thompson Highway, Clearwater, BC. Mailing address is Box 393, Clearwater, BC V0E 1N0.

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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