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River Guide Jobs with Northwest Rafting Company

We recognize that guides are the most important factor in providing safe, professional and fun river trips. Our trips are a social event as much as they are a wilderness or whitewater adventure, and guides are the catalysts. Guides set the tone. We want the best.

You must truly enjoy sharing rivers and wild places with others.

Applying to work for Northwest Rafting Company

We are looking for responsible, fun, and professional* guides.

Step 1: Read our job description for multi-day river guides.

Adobe PDFRiver Guide Job Description

Step 2: Fill out our employment application and email it to info@nwrafting.com. If you have any questions about us or what it’s like to work for us, please give us a call.

Adobe PDFNWRC Employment Application

Step 3: After receiving your application, we’ll set up a 30-40 minute telephone interview. If you live near our office in Hood River, Oregon we can meet in person.

Step 4: Finally, we’ll set up an in person meeting with one of our past or present guides who live near you. This is an opportunity for you to learn more about what it’s like to work for us.

* For advice about how to apply for a job in a professional manner, please consult the end of chapter 3 in David Ogilvy’s book Ogilvy On Advertising.

Join a Trip First!

Many prospective guides will join us on a trip the summer before they work with us as a full time guide. This initial trip is a great way for you to get to know us and for us to get to know you. If you are patient and this sounds interesting to you, please let us know and we’ll find an upcoming trip you can join.