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Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center

  • 23850 US Highway 285, Buena Vista, CO
  • rmoc.com
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Experienced Raft Guide/Rowing Instructor

RMOC is guide-owned and operated. Enjoy a long season, competitive pay, and free camping for full time guides in sunshine-laden Buena Vista, CO. Join a team of outdoor professionals with top-notch training and many certifications available in-house (including American Red Cross, American Mountain Guides Association, and American Canoe Association). Take your guiding skills to the next level with many recreational opportunities available outside work.


min experience

salary range

$15 - $18 / hour

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International Applicants Allowed?
Work Visa Sponsoring Available

Job Overview

The RMOC offers guided paddle raft trips on Class III or IV sections of the Arkansas River as well as family floats (Browns Canyon, The Numbers, Salida Town Run). Opportunities to row include some guided trips and the occasional overnight. 

Raft Rowing Instructors teach fundamental skills on flatwater and Class II-III venues. They introduce gear, rigging, and other topics and teach proper biomechanics of rowing and basic raft rescue. Must be a competent rower, experience instructing in another activity (skiing/snowboarding, kayaking, SUP) is preferred but not required. Courses include adult beginner group classes and private lessons. 

Will train the right candidate with advanced raft rowing skills. Instructor certification, raft guide certification, swiftwater rescue, and First-Aid/CPR courses are available in the spring — check the course schedule at rmoc.com. At least one year experience in the outdoor industry preferred but not required.

If interested, please send resume and commercial river log to: [email protected].

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