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Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center

  • 23850 US Highway 285, Buena Vista, CO
  • rmoc.com
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Stand-Up Paddleboard Instructor/Raft Guide

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?
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Job Overview

SUP Instructors teach fundamental skills on flatwater and Class II venues. They may teach basic surfing in a world class river park and must be able to rescue students on guided river runs. Courses include youth camp groups, adult group classes of all ability levels, and private lessons. 

Basic First-Aid/CPR and American Canoe Association certification required, preferably Level 3-4: Whitewater SUP. Class II SUP skills and swiftwater rescue experience preferred. Ability to guide raft trips on Class III or IV sections of the Arkansas River (Browns Canyon, The Numbers) a plus.

Will train the right candidate with advanced river SUP 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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