Looking for an exciting summer job?

Chinook Rafting prides itself on its industry-leading risk management strategies and its reputation for fun and informative rafting trips in Canada. The quality of our trips and the enthusiastic, knowledgeable and adaptable staff we employ are what make many of our guests return year after year.

Positions Available!

If you are looking for something a little different this summer, would like to work in the outdoors for a rafting company focused on providing outstanding guest service, are a team player with an outgoing personality, and have a sense of adventure then we would like to hear from you.

We are currently taking applications for the following positions to join our exciting and experienced team and company rafting on a variety of rivers including the Horseshoe Canyon (Bow River) and Kananaskis.

  • Raft Guides, Senior Raft Guides, Trip Leaders and Senior Trip Leaders
  • Professional Drivers (Trip Assistants)
  • RiverBase Managers

More information on each position can be found below. Please submit your resume and cover letter indicating which position you are applying for to chris@chinookrafting.com. Unfortunately, only those applicants successful for an interview will be contacted.

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Raft Guides, Senior Raft Guides, Trip Leaders and Senior Trip Leaders

The job of a professional Raft Guide has many duties and it’s this variety that many of us enjoy. During a typical day at Chinook Rafting we expect you to do anything and everything within your level of training to ensure your own safety, the safety of your fellow guides and the safety of your guests while both on and off the river.

Having a cool job on the river is a lot of fun but with it comes much responsibility. Whether you are giving a safety briefing, guiding guests down the river, fitting the guests out with a lifejacket, or just driving the guests to the river, we expect you to be friendly, professional and courteous at all times, consistently exceeding industry standards.

There are also many tasks we expect you to help out with behind the scenes to ensure the smooth operation of our trips, such as daily vehicle inspections, raft repair, and base preparation & tidying to name but a few.

 

Prerequisites for employment

  • Previous raft guide experience and certification in paddle boats
  • Minimum standard first aid (16hr course) and CPR certification
  • Rescue 3 Swift Water Rescue Technician Level I or equivalent
  • Alberta Class 5 Driving License (or equivalent license) with a clean driving record

 

Assets

  • Competent Class IV paddler / raft guide
  • Wilderness first aid (40hr-80hr course)
  • Alberta Class 2 or 4 Driving License with a clean driving record
  • Excellent hospitality, public relations and customer service skills
  • Enthusiastic, reliable and outgoing person that loves the outdoors

 

During staff training we familiarize and train all of our guides on the rivers which we run. We also hold one or two training days at the start of the season to refresh on emergency response, first aid scenarios and river rescue situations.

Chinook Rafting employs both full time and part time raft guides, senior raft guides, trip leaders and senior trip leaders in order to cover our slower and busier periods.

Our full time guides usually work an average of 5 days a week, (this could be 3-4 days per week at the start of the season but then 6 days a week work during the peak time).

Our part time guides are also essential to the smooth operation of the business as they can be called upon to cover busy corporate groups or just our busier weekends, so if you already have a different full time job and would like something to do on your days off then this may work for you.

Professional Drivers (Trip Assistants)

The job of a Professional Driver has many duties and it’s this variety that many of us enjoy. During a typical day at Chinook Rafting we expect you to do anything and everything within your level of training to ensure your own safety, the safety of your fellow teammates and the safety of your guests while transporting them.

Having a cool job working for a rafting company is a lot of fun but with it comes much responsibility. Whether you are picking guests up from their hotel and giving them a guided tour out to the Riverbase, driving our guests safely to and from the river, answering questions on the area, taking memorable rafting photographs or just handing guests their wetsuits, we expect you to be friendly, professional and courteous at all times, consistently exceeding industry standards.

There are also many tasks we expect you to help out with behind the scenes to ensure the smooth operation of our trips, such as daily vehicle inspections, cleaning of company vehicles, and base preparation & tidying to name but a few. Our Professional Drivers at Chinook Rafting are an integral part of our operation.

 

Prerequisites for employment

  • Alberta Class 2 or Class 4 Driving License (we will pay for your upgrade to Class 2 License if required)
  • Clean driving record
  • Minimum standard first aid (16hr course) and CPR certification

 

Assets

  • Wilderness first aid (40hr course)
  • MPHIA certified
  • Interest in photography & tour guiding
  • Problem solver
  • Excellent hospitality, public relations and customer service skills
  • Enthusiastic, reliable and outgoing person that loves the outdoors

 

During staff training we will familiarize and train all of our drivers with the respective hotel pickup locations, the route to the rivers we use and any emergency evacuations spots. We also hold one or two training days at the start of the season to refresh on emergency response, first aid scenarios and river rescue situations. The drivers will be involved in these days from an off river perspective.

 

Chinook Rafting employs full time professional drivers (trip assistants) who usually work an average of 40 hours a week, (this could be made up of only half days at the start of the season but then 5 long days every week during the peak time).

RiverBase Managers

The job of a RiverBase Manager has many duties and it’s this variety that many of us enjoy. During a typical day at Chinook Rafting we expect you to do anything and everything within your level of training to ensure the smooth day to day operations of our riverbase site.

Having a cool job working for a rafting company is a lot of fun but with it comes much responsibility. Whether you are checking guests in for their trip, explaining the waiver form, selling souvenirs or photos in the retail shop, cleaning the changing areas, or taking memorable photographs of the rafting trips, we expect you to be friendly, professional and courteous at all times, consistently exceeding industry standards.

Our RiverBase Managers will have interaction with almost every guest before and after they hit the water, so they must be self motivated, able to work alone as well as in a team environment. They are an integral part of the success of Chinook Rafting, often holding all the pieces of the operation together and therefore must be keen to help out with almost anything and everything that gets thrown at them.

 

Prerequisites for employment

  • Alberta Class 5 Driving License (or equivalent license) with a clean driving record
  • Minimum standard first aid (16hr course) and CPR certification.

 

Assets

  • Alberta Class 2 or Class 4 Driving License (we will pay for your upgrade to Class 2 License if required)
  • Wilderness first aid (40hr course)
  • Interest in photography & simple vehicle maintenance
  • Problem solver
  • Excellent hospitality, public relations and customer service skills
  • Enthusiastic, reliable and outgoing person that loves the outdoors

 

During staff training we will familiarize and train our RiverBase Managers with their daily tasks along with the surrounding area so that they know the route to the rivers we use, the photo spots and also our emergency evacuations spots. We also hold one or two training days at the start of the season to refresh on emergency response, first aid scenarios and river rescue situations. Often the RiverBase Managers will be involved in these days from an off river perspective.

Chinook Rafting employs full time RiverBase Managers who usually work an average of 40 hours a week, (this could be made up of only half days at the start of the season but then 5 long days every week during the peak time).

 

Work Load

At Chinook Rafting we do expect all of our staff to give 110% effort at all times. We want our guests to receive the very best experience possible, one that they will remember for years to come. We therefore do try and schedule all of our staff for 1-2 days off a week in order to rest and have some personal time. In return we expect you to come in ready for work on your scheduled days, fresh, and full of energy and enthusiasm.

We will expect you to work hard and complete every task to the best of your ability; however we want you to have fun too, as the guests will see this and without them returning or telling their friends and family of their awesome rafting trip, it would be a very quiet summer for all of us.

On a final note, we hope that this may have wetted your appetite. If you are a team player with a positive attitude and are looking for a job in the outdoors this summer, working for a rafting company which provides exceptional guest service while running fun and informative trips, or just wish to learn from some of the most experienced and knowledgeable staff in the Adventure Tourism Industry then we would love to hear from you.

See you on the river!

Apply Now!

Please submit your resume and cover letter indicating which position you are applying for to chris@chinookrafting.com. Unfortunately, only those applicants successful for an interview will be contacted.