Employment Opportunities

Thanks for your interest in rafting with Whitewater Excitement! We are excited that you are looking to join our rafting family and pursue working in the outdoors! Below you will find some information about us and the opportunities to join our team. We raft on 4 awesome rivers in the spring and 2 in the summer. From the class 4+ Big Water Merced River to the tight, steep, and technical Class 4 North Fork American – to our dam controlled summertime class 3/4 Middle Fork American and class 3 South Fork American. We have something for everyone. We offer platforms for the summer to tent camp on, guide lounge with air conditioning and games, shower and bathroom facilities, ability to help out in the Kitchen and receive free meals, pro deal program for most all your outdoor gear you would ever want, and one of the best pay scales of all the companies. Our Campground on the South Fork of the American river is one of the best and centrally located only 5 min from Coloma/Lotus and places to eat.

About Us

Our team at Whitewater Excitement has been providing customer oriented, exciting river rafting adventures since 1978. We are a family owned company that consider ourselves a leader in California Whitewater rafting and have the leadership and commitment remain the premier river outfitter certainly for years to come. Our staff come from a variety of backgrounds, and share the same love of the river that keeps bringing them back.

Current Work Opportunities

Whitewater Rafting Guides


New and Experienced River Guides – We are now hiring river guides for the 2023 season. To view more information please visit our River Guide Information Page. Full and part time positions available from April – September

River Manager

New for 2023- This Manager will play a vital role in the success of our rafting operation. The River Manager will oversee aspects related to the daily functioning of river trips and guide performance. You must be extremely detail-oriented, a team player, personable, able to instill confidence in our staff, have excellent customer service skills, and have the ability to interact in a friendly and comfortable manner with supervisors and employees via phone and in person. Our River Managers split their time between guiding on the river and office and logistical duties.

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Van and Bus Drivers – We are looking for experienced drivers to help with shuttles to and from the river. CDL with endorsements such as the passenger endorsement and/or air breaks are recommended, but not required. Full and part-time positions available from April – September

Marketing and Sales Staff

Reservation Specialist – To provide detailed guest service in helping guests make online and phone reservations. Help maintain organization and quality guest care between reservations process and river trips. Should have strong attention to detail, friendly demeanor, good communication skills, office experience and enjoy good guest service. Full time or part-time position available April-September


Whitewater Excitement is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or disabling condition.

We can only accept applicants who can legally work in the United States.

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