We are Hiring: How to Become a Raft Guide
February 19th, 2015
What could be better than spending your days in the sun on the river? How about getting paid to not only work in an outdoor environment, but to provide people an ever lasting memory! AVA Rafting is currently hiring raft guides!
Arkansas Valley Adventures, or AVA Rafting is one the premier rafting outfitters in the state of Colorado. Known for rafting the big water, AVA is Colorado’s number one choice for adventure!
If you are a dynamic individual who enjoys the outdoors and is looking for a unique summer experience you should consider becoming a raft guide! Located on three major Colorado rivers, you have the opportunity to work outside everyday! AVA is currently seeking both inexperienced and experienced guides to raft on the Arkansas, Colorado, and Clear Creek Rivers for the 2015 summer season! The average guide at AVA has eight years of experience, but every now and then we need to hire some rookies and our guide school trains them to be the best in the business.
If you have none or limited paddling experience don’t worry. Our guiding course is all inclusive and teaches you how to read the river, choose a line, various rescue techniques, and prepare s you for commercial paddling. Our intensive three week school trains guides with all the critical information to be safe on the river and to provide guests with a great experience that will not be soon forgotten. Our rookie guides are required to log three times more training hours than required by the state of Colorado. With that in mind, when you raft with AVA you can rest easy knowing your guide is one of the best in the business.
If you’ve ever dreamed of being a raft guide or just always wished that free rafting trips were a job perk, now’s the time to apply. If interested in becoming a raft guide simply go to coloradorafting.net and click on the ABOUT tab and find the employment section. With winter seasonal employment coming to an end, we’re hoping to meet some awesome new staff members over the next month, hope you’ll be one of them!