Employment Opportunities!

We're always interested in adding team members that share our passion for paddling and the Rio Grande; if you're interested in a fun and rewarding part-time position with the potential for long-term growth, we'd like to talk to you!

River Guides (Experienced): Great opportunity for current whitewater guides looking for supplemental employment, or former whitewater guides looking for a a more relaxed, Class I/II river experience.

River Guides must be able to demonstrate a high level of proficiency in solo canoe on Class II water or above, and demonstrable knowledge of river dynamics and rescue capabilities. Must be extremely competent in reading shallow-water flats. Current CPR and First Aid certification is required, swiftwater and/or wilderness first aid training is a plus. 

Responsibilities will include providing clear and engaging safety and instructional orientation and guiding guests on local or extended canoe and kayak tours. A working understanding of middle Rio Grande history, ecology, biology or geology are all helpful.

Responsibilities will also include fitting customers with life jackets and paddles, loading and unloading boats and trailers, physically transporting canoes and kayaks to and from the river, properly outfitting watercraft prior to launch, and cleaning and maintaining boats and equipment. Must have flexible schedule and sufficient fitness level to repeatedly carry 50 -- 75 lb. loads 100 yards or more.

Compensation is piecework, and typically averages $15.00 an hour per trip guided. An hourly rate will apply for additional time not involving actual guide duties.

Note: This posting applies to experienced guides only.

Those with interest, but without prior river guiding experience are encouraged to contact us regarding our Guide Training Course.

Shuttle Drivers:

Must be 25 years of age with an excellent driving record. CDL is a plus, but not required. Primary responsibilities will include operating fifteen passenger vans, loading and unloading boats and trailers, physically transporting canoes and kayaks to and from the river, properly outfitting watercraft prior to launch, and cleaning and maintaining boats and equipment.

Additional responsibilities may involve handling telephone inquiries and making reservations, operating cash register and credit card transactions, tracking and maintaining inventory. A familiarity with computers, software and social media are all advantageous.

Must have flexible schedule and sufficient fitness level to repeatedly carry 50 – 75 lb. loads 100 yards or more.

Compensation of $10.00 - $15.00 an hour, depending upon qualifications and experience.

Retail/Customer Service/Labor Associates:

Excellent opportunities for high school or college students. Responsibilities will include loading and unloading boats and trailers, physically transporting canoes and kayaks to and from the river, properly outfitting watercraft prior to launch, and cleaning and maintaining boats and equipment.

Responding to telephone inquiries, making reservations, operating cash register and credit card transactions, tracking and maintaining inventory may all be involved. A familiarity with computers, software and social media are all advantageous.

Must have flexible schedule and sufficient fitness level to repeatedly carry 50 – 75 lb. loads 100 yards or more.

Starts at $8.50 - $10.00 an hour depending upon qualifications and experience.

Please copy and paste cover letter and resume ((no attachments) and submit via email to:

employment(AT)quietwaterspaddling.com

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