Whitewater Guide


Glacier Raft Company
Seasonal
whitewater-guide
Job Overview

If interested apply through our website, you can do that here; http://www.glacierraftco.com/employment/

Each year Glacier Raft Company seeks to hire a few exceptional individuals seeking positions as whitewater guides. No whitewater guiding experience is necessary to apply, but all new hires must successfully complete GRC’s 6 Day Guide School and other required training’s before guiding commercial trips.  New hires join a highly experienced staff of fun-loving, thoughtful and talented outdoor professionals with a tremendous passion for the natural world. As much as we love boating, we love sharing the splendor and natural history of the Flathead River, Glacier National Park and the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. GRC hires individuals committed to excellence in hospitality and safety, who desire to provide meaningful interpretation to guests, desire to grow and learn in their professional and personal lives. Looking for a great place to get started or grow as a whitewater guide? Head over to our website and applyhttp://www.glacierraftco.com/employment/

Guide Duties and Responsibilities

Duties, responsibilities, and qualifications are taught and can be acquired through Glacier Raft Companies 6-Day River School and training program in the spring.

  • Safely navigate Oar / paddle rafts down Class I – III rivers
  • Work positively with other team members to implement all aspects of a GRC trip in order to provide guests with a safe, meaningful and memorable experience
  • Excellent risk management capability in remote/backcountry settings
  • Give effective and demonstrative safety talks
  • Engage and respond to guests in a positive, friendly and supportive manner, including meeting their expressed and unexpressed needs
  • Provide meaningful interpretation to our guests on natural and cultural history topics pertinent to each trip, such as geology, Wild and Scenic Rivers, Flora and Fauna, Ecology
  • Prepare delicious, appealing riverside meals
  • Upkeep of GRC equipment and facilities
  • Professionally represent GRC’s Mission, Vision and Values
  • Follow all policies and procedures as outlined in GRC’s Guide Handbook
  • Know and comply with National Forest Service Regulations
  • Know GRC’s Emergency Action Plan in the event of unforeseen circumstances

 

Guide Qualifications

  • Legally allowed to work in the United States
  • Successful completion of GRC’s 6-Day guide school or approved equivalent required prior to first commercial trip.
  • Swiftwater Rescue Certification (can be obtained through GRC’s 6-Day Guide School)
  • CPR and First Aid Certification or Advanced First Aid Certification WFR, WEMT, EMT, Or OEC preferred along with current CPR. GRC hosts 2 different dates for CPR/FA Training during the spring that can be completed prior or during spring training
  • A positive, supportive team player
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, Customer Service and People Skills
  • Physically fit, able to work long hours in the field and lift and carry heavy objects over awkward terrain
  • Willing and eager to interact positively with a range of age groups, from small children to seniors
  • Experience in guest services or group leadership preferred
  • Understanding of natural history in and around Glacier National Park
  • Fluent English
  • Willingness to work all aspects of the Job both on and off river