Water Raft Guide
NCOAE is seeking energetic, positive and ambitious individuals to join our team. We are currently hiring both experienced and first year guides for our upcoming rafting season on the Deschutes River, with our sister organization Cascadia Expeditions.
We focus on providing the highest level of safety, professionalism and customer satisfaction. Guides with previous commercial rafting experience are given preference for hiring.
All first year guides must complete training runs on each section of the Deschutes River as well as pass a check ride and flip trip with senior staff who may at that time approve or disapprove of their skills proficiency. All training time is unpaid. Skills proficiency on the Deschutes River must be demonstrated before guides may take clients down the river.
River guides are expected to have up to date certifications in first aid & CPR. Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder and Swiftwater Rescue Training certifications are a plus.
Typical river guide duties include:
Guide clients safely down (Class II, III & IV) sections of the Deschutes River.
Fit clients with gear and PFDs and assist as needed.
Conduct a safety orientation talk for clients about to embark on a raft trip.
Rig boats with appropriate gear for the trip type.
Converse with clients about the climate, history, wildlife, geology, and plants of the area.
Treat all clients with courtesy.
Maintain friendly, positive attitude towards clients and coworkers.
Assist in the maintenance of equipment, e.g, wash equipments, etc.
Lift and stack heavy boats onto trailers; unload and launch boats.
Safely drive shuttle vans pulling trailers loaded with rafts.
Be a team player. Display good judgment. Be dependable, punctual.
Be willing to assist management with the repair and maintenance of all equipment.
Other duties as assigned.
How to ApplyInterested individuals can apply by submitting a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
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