Thanks for your interest in becoming part of our guiding staff here at Whitewater Excitement! We are a close knit group of friends from a varying degree of backgrounds that love to play on the river
We are always on the lookout for motivated, team players who prove themselves dedicated to the overall picture of providing the best customer service possible. If you are looking to share the outdoors with our guests, play on the river (while making money), and make new adventure friends, then you have come to the right spot!
For those with no experience who are looking to learn how to become a whitewater rafting guide, then Whitewater Excitements Guide School is the place to start. We offer a 7 day guide school training during which you will be trained on all aspects of becoming a whitewater rafting guide. Our Senior Guide Instructors will teach you many aspects about commercial guiding, including reading river currents, proper paddles strokes, river terminology and safety procedures. Our guide school is tailored for those specifically looking to work for Whitewater Excitement, however we do accept individuals looking to further their whitewater skills. Additionally, this guide school is the main pipeline towards hiring new guides.
2024 GUIDE SCHOOL DATES
Spring Guide School: TBD; Apply or email for more information
Summer Guide School: TBD
RIVER GUIDE QUALIFICATIONS
- Completion of Whitewater Excitement or equivalent guide school
- Minimum of CPR, Wilderness First Aid Certification, and Swift water Rescue
- Passion for Rivers and the outdoors
- Willingness to be a team player
- Leadership qualities
- Capable of working long hours outside
- Basic Outdoor Skills
- Communication and Customer Service Skills
- Ability to work with others
RIVER GUIDE BENEFITS
- Wages rage from $100 and up for half day trips to $120 and up for one day trips (wages based on guide experience)
- First Aid and Swift water Classes held for staff at reduced rates
- 401(k) with company match for eligible employees
- Lunches on all day trips, and opportunities for Breakfasts and Dinners
- Bi-Weekly pay with Direct Deposit
- Free guide housing with access to kitchen and bathroom/shower facilities
- Discounted trips for friends and family
COME RAFT WITH US FOR DAY
Are you interested in Whitewater Excitements guide school, but havent rafted before? Dont worry! We offer you the chance to come join us for a day of rafting, free of charge! We spend this day having fun on the river, meeting our staff, and talking about our guide school and what becoming a river guide entails. After this trip, you will have a better understanding of whitewater rafting and can make a better decision.
If you are interested in a day of rafting with us, please email [email protected].