Whitewater River Guiding and Staff Employment

Thanks for your interest in being a whitewater river guide, bus driver, camp host 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 are looking for whitewater river guides and camp staff members who are energetic, self-motivated, team players, love the outdoors, and above all else, are willing to provide exceptional guest services. We believe that the best way to run unique, professional, and exciting rafting trips begin with our staff.

In a typical year, hiring begins in December through April. For experienced river guides, please provide a resume and include a photocopy of certifications (WFR, WFS, Swiftwater Rescue, etc.) Commercial Bus drivers must have a CDL Class B with a passenger endorsement.

Current Work Opportunities

Now Hiring for the 2024 Season

Whitewater River Guides

Become a whitewater river guide on the American River! Guides will spend their season rafting different sections on the South, Middle, and North fork of the American River. Full and part time positions available.

Base Staff Operations

Our Whitewater River Guides are not the only important staff to run a successful rafting trip. Each trip begins with a phone call to our reservations staff and includes our trained drivers shuttling people and gear to and from the river. And who could forget our delicious meals cooked by our camp Chef and private riverside campground managed by our Campground Host? It takes a team to deliver an unforgettable experince for our guests. Full and part time positions available.

  • Commercial & Non Commercial Drivers
  • Office Reservations Staff
  • Camp Chef
  • Camp Host

Whitewater Excitement provides an exciting, safe, and enjoyable environment, one of the main reasons many of our guides and staff return each year. We trust our staff to provide the same environment to each one of our guests, and to help continuously improve our trips and provide what we believe is the best rafting experience in California.

Why Work for Whitewater Excitement?

  • Competitive Pay
  • Free Camping on Platforms at our own Camp right on the River
  • Free Company Clothing
  • Meals when Working or Helping
  • Active and Healthy Lifestyle
  • 401(k) with Company Match
  • Adventure Brand Pro Deals
  • Discounted Trips for Friends and Family
  • Part time – Full Time Schedule Flexibility

Join Our Team

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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