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Glacier Raft Company

  • 106 Going-to-the-Sun Road, West Glacier, MT

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Whitewater Raft Guide!


min experience

salary range

$40 - $180 / day

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
Work Visa Sponsoring Available

Job Overview

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

Minimum Requirements

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

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