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Southwest Raft & Jeep

So you need a job? We could use your help!

Thank you for your interest in the employment opportunities at Southwest Raft and Jeep, Inc. We believe the outdoor industry to be one of the most rewarding jobs out there. Really, who doesn’t want to work outdoors all day? We are seeking motivated and energetic employees who fit in with our business model and goals for future expansion. This means that not only are there opportunities during the late spring and summer months, but there are other opportunities that could present themselves as well. While we look for employees to do a great job for us, we like to help them achieve their dreams too. Let’s see where we can both help each other excel. All employees are eligible for our Pro Purchase Program. You receive 20% off most items we have access to (there are some exclusions). You will have access to inflatable kayaks and paddle boards in your off time in order to enjoy the outdoors. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a few of the private raft trips that we do for fun on our own time. These trips are on a few other rivers within a few hour radius; some are Class II/III, and some are Class IV/V!

Upcoming Openings

Office Staff Things can be hectic in the office and we need someone who can handle the pace while providing great customer service. You may be the first person our clients see when they walk in the door and you need to have a positive attitude, be presentable, have an outgoing personality, and be knowledgeable about what we do (don’t worry, you will get great training)! You will be responsible for booking trips, assisting with water rentals, and helping sell whitewater gear and equipment. Pays $12 – $14 an hour to start and includes advancement opportunities.

Whitewater Guide – We employ guides who love what they do, whether you are a first year guide or have 20 years in the industry. Our guides come from all walks of life and geographic locations. You must be respectful to your fellow guides or you just won’t make it here. Another important aspect of being a guide is a willingness to learn. We like guides who have sought out additional training on their own and we encourage you to do so (ask us how we can help). You also must enjoy people and be great with kids! Every day as a guide is a new experience and we ask that you be able to embrace that. Something else we look for is the desire within yourself to better the quality of life of those around you, whether they are our clients or your fellow staff members.

Rookie Guides earn $67.50 – $90.00 per day before tips

Experienced Guides earn $75.00 – $100.00 per day before bonuses and tips. We have an excellent bonus program for experienced guides willing to sign a seasonal contract. Coming in from out of state? Ask us about transferring your Raft Guide credentials over to the State of Colorado.

Need training to be a Raft Guide? Check out our Guide School.

Bus Drivers / Photographers – Driving a bus with new people every day is a great experience. What a way to mix things up! You will need a CDL license with school bus endorsement, a positive attitude, and a willingness to laugh every day! Duties include daily vehicle inspection, refueling raft vehicles, dropping off and picking up guests at the river put in / takeout, assisting guides with unloading and loading rafts and gear, and taking pictures down at the whitewater park. Pay starts at $14.00 – $16.00 per hour before bonuses and tips!

For more information, please call us at 970-259-8313 or send your resume to southwestraftandjeep@gmail.com