Employment with Red River Adventures

Red River is hiring for the following positions for the 2021 season: boatyard manager, CDL driver, van driver, kitchen staff, river guide. See below for job descriptions and how to apply. For questions, email Jason: jason@redriveradventures.com

Boatyard Manager

Job duties: The boatyard manager organizes and coordinates all tasks involving rafts, gear, and the Red River boatyard, and ensures that our rafting trips run smoothly. This is a full-time, seasonal position from March through early October. Tasks include:

  • gear inventory and organization
  • gear cleaning and repair
  • raft repair and maintenance
  • coordinating with Trip Leaders to resolve trip-related issues
  • organizing trip debriefings with raft guides to make trips run smoothly
  • resolving disciplinary issues and disputes
  • guiding rafting trips when necessary due to employee illness or absence

Requirements and skills:

  • strong organizational skills and work ethic
  • strong interpersonal communication and multi-tasking skills
  • experience with inflatable raft repair
  • at least one year of management experience in outdoor recreation
  • at least two years of commercial raft-guiding experience
  • full-time availability from March through early October

Wages: This is a full-time, seasonal, salaried position. Salary depends on skills and experience.

CDL Driver

Job duties: CDL drivers transport rafting guests and guides in 32-passenger buses (similar in size to school buses). Drivers must navigate a winding, narrow highway while towing a long flatbed trailer loaded with rafts. CDL drivers will also occasionally drive Red River vans for CDL wages. Drivers routinely work 40 to 50 hours a week during the peak season (late May through mid-August). This is a full-time, seasonal position from March through early October.

Requirements and skills:

  • Utah CDL, Class B, with passenger endorsement and air-brakes endorsement
  • clean driving record

Wages: starting at $22/hour

Van Driver

Job duties: Van drivers transport rafting and canyoneering guests and guides in 15-passenger vans. Drivers must navigate a winding, narrow highway while towing a trailer. Full-time and part-time positions are available.

Requirements and skills:

  • valid driver’s license
  • at least 19 years of age
  • clean driving record

Wages: $16/hour

Kitchen Staff

Job duties: The kitchen staff purchases and packs food and meals for our 2-day (overnight) rafting trips from May through September. This is a part-time position (20-25 hours per week). Tasks include:

  • cleaning and organizing the Red River kitchen
  • coordinating and organizing orders from a commercial food distributor
  • packing, unpacking, and cleaning coolers before and after rafting trips
  • coordinating with Trip Leaders about trip menus and preferences
  • NOTE: applicants must be available Wednesday through Friday of each week

Wages: $18/hour

River Guide

Job duties: River guides navigate 13-foot and 14-foot inflatable paddle rafts on a Class 2 section of the Colorado River known as the Moab “Daily.” Trips range in length from half-day to two days. Guides work 5-6 days per week during the peak season (late May through mid-August). All training is provided by Red River and no prior experience is necessary. Guides are expected to be outgoing and personable, with strong communication skills, and will interact with guests of all ages. This is a full-time, seasonal position. Red River is also hiring Trip Leaders with a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification.

Requirements and skills:

  • First Aid and CPR certifications (can be completed online)
  • physically fit and able to work in the heat (90+ degrees)
  • strong interpersonal communication skills and work ethic
  • full-time availability from late May through mid-August
  • FOR TRIP LEADERS ONLY: Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification

Wages: Depends on certifications and experience.

Apply or Inquire

To apply or inquire about these positions, call or email Jason: (402) 670-6490 / jason@redriveradventures.com

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