Employment with Wildwater as a River Guide

Now hiring raft guides and experienced kayak instructors for the 2016 season!

Wildwater hires river guides with leadership abilities, positive attitudes, and good work ethic along with possessing competent river skills and the ability to communicate effectively with all types of people. Our river season starts at the beginning of April and runs through the end of September, with peak season being Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. We go through our first round of interviews in February-March to be ready for the start of the season when April rolls around. We do a second round of interviews in March-April as we get closer to peak season to fill any open positions.

If you are new to the whitewater industry you will need to participate in a guide training course to become a river guide. If you have interest in working at Wildwater, we highly recommend attending one of our guide training courses to be considered for hire for the season. If you have already taken a guide training course and are interested in becoming part of Team Wildwater, please send over a resume (with references) and list of what rivers you've commercially guided along with how many commercial trips you have worked. You can email this information to [email protected]


Internship Opportunities with Wildwater

Each year we offer internship opportunities for college students interested in a career in the outdoor industry. We accept applicants majoring in outdoor education, outdoor recreation, marketing, and other relevant fields. Contact us for more information.

  • Guide Training

    • Season June

    • Trip Length7-10 Days

    • Age 18+

    $375-$449/Person View More/Book