Jobs

At River Drifters, we have developed an amazing collaboration of individuals who all share their love for the outdoors. Each person brings unique and valuable traits to the table that will ensure success towards specified tasks. Together everyone contributes toward achieving a common goal. We are blessed with many wonderful people from all walks of life and many of them have been working with River Drifters for several seasons.

River Drifters is always looking for energetic, positive and ambitious individuals to join our professional team. We invite you to consider joining our team. Whether your interest is on the water, working in the office, shuttle driving, logistical support or simply help meal prep & cook, we would love to hear from you! We are confident that you will find an equally rewarding experience that many our valued guests have.

The Operations Manager runs all aspects of trip operations, including managing seasonal guides and drivers, maintaining a repairing equipment, vehicles, trailers, equipment shop and facility. The Ops Manager is in charge of scheduling resources to manage multiple day trips and multi-day trips departing daily. This person should have experience in the operations of a whitewater rafting or adventure travel company.

Qualifications

  • Basic computer skills: MS Word, MS Excel and quick learning skills to learn other computer applications
  • Clean driving record
  • Handy; possess general vehicle maintenance knowledge
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Focused & Driven
  • Detail-oriented
  • Task-oriented
  • Hard working for long hours during the busiest and hottest of summer days
  • Able to live in a small community in a remote area
  • Good human relations skills
  • Ability to motivate people
  • Previous experience with outfitter, cooking knowledge including meal prep and planning and as always a CDL is huge a plus

Job Duties

  • Manage and evaluate guides, drivers, and any part-time shop employees.
  • Ensure high quality trips.
  • Repair, maintain, and organize rafting, camping, and shop equipment and gear.
  • Operate within budget guidelines.
  • Purchase and manage trip gear and plan its distribution among many coinciding trips during the course of the summer.
  • Schedule all vehicle shuttles and drivers and maintain vehicles.
  • Supervise guide packing and clean-up.
  • Participate in training guides to plan, pack, use, and clean-up trip food and gear.
  • Manage partnerships & professional relations with other outfitters.

Compensation:

Salary will depend on experience, housing and several job perks

Work Locations:

1. Maupin, Oregon 2. Estacada, Oregon

Season Duration:

Mid-May through Mid-September

Application Process

Resume, cover letter, all contact information, 3 work related references and 3 non-work related references and a photo of yourself doing your favorite outdoor activity. Regular mail or fax is the preferred method of receiving resumes!

River Drifters
PO Box 40
Maupin, OR. 97037

The Office staff is the truly the lifeblood for communications with the company, they the link that clearly brings clients and trips together. One must be able to work in a very busy atmosphere while dealing with several tasks at once.

Qualifications

  • Basic computer & office equipment skills: MS Word, MS Excel and quick learning skills to learn other computer applications
  • Clean driving record
  • Ability to be, look and act professional at all times!
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Focused & Driven
  • Detail-oriented & Ability to multi-task a MUST
  • Hard working for long hours during the busiest and hottest of summer days
  • Good human relation & communication skills
  • Ability to motivate people

Job Duties

  • Manage, schedule and assign tasks to employees.
  • Complete reservation process (via phone, web or walk-in), collect from customers and sell retail items.
  • Planning & implementing employee schedules, meal schedules, retail purchasing and daily data entry.
  • Willingness to complete other assigned tasks.
  • Manage partnerships with other outfitters.

Compensation:

Salary will depend on experience, possible summer housing and several job perks

Work Location:

1. Maupin, Oregon

Season Duration:

Mid-May through Mid-September

Application Process

Resume, cover letter, all contact information, 3 work related references and 3 non-work related references and a photo of yourself doing your favorite outdoor activity. Regular mail or fax is the preferred method of receiving resumes!

River Drifters
PO Box 40
Maupin, OR. 97037

Our internships offer an excellent opportunity for hands-on business experience as you are included in every aspect of the company. Unlike the typical corporate internship where you only see one narrow aspect of the business, our entrepreneurial internships offer the opportunity to see all aspects of what it takes to run your own business. These internship positions are excellent for a large variety or degrees. We can work with your college to provide an internship that will work for you.

Applicants should be highly motivated self-starters, who are able to see the big picture, yet still pay close attention to some of the smallest details. Owning your own business is a proactive and reactive exercise, so interns must be able to go with the flow while anticipating problems and being able to respond quickly to the unforeseen events.

Skills Needed

  • Creative & critical thinking skills
  • Good writing and communication skills
  • Ability to organize multiple, complex tasks
  • Ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Proficient with MS Office programs
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment

Benefits

  • Excellent outdoor industry references
  • Summer Housing
  • Friends & Family Rafting discount
  • At least one multi-day river taken during the internship
  • Relationships and contacts for a lifetime
  • Stipend upon successful & satisfactory completion of program

River Drifters
PO Box 40
Maupin, OR. 97037

River Guide Opportunities: For Experienced and First-Year Guides!

River Drifters is in the process of hiring both experienced and first year guides for our upcoming season. If you have experience guiding with another outfitter, please mail us a copy of your resume.

At River Drifters, we focus on providing the highest level of safety, professionalism and customer satisfaction.  We tend to focus more on those who work well with others  & who are highly personable allowing them to offer excellent customer service rather than a long river log.  We can teach you the technical guiding skills whereas customer service skills you either have or you don’t.   If you have interest working a fast growing & professional company, then we would like to hear from you!

Guide Training

Our training will be taking place during a few weekends in May and possibly early June. The cost of training is $30-$50 per day and helps cover the cost of the boater pass fees and some of the instructors. Each applicant is required to provide his or her own life jacket, sleeping bag, sleeping pad and tent – both for training and if hired by River Drifters. We will provide any other equipment needed during training.

Participating in our guide training course should not be construed as an offer or guarantee of employment. We typically only hire some of the participants and may offer full-time or part-time employment. However, anyone completing this training course will be able to apply to the with any of the other numerous companies in the area.

River Drifters
PO Box 40
Maupin, OR. 97037

There are many other very important positions with River Drifters that just being a river guide. Often times these positions are excellent for those who just like to be out in the sun, are too young to guide or are retired and just would like a part-time job. We would love to hear from you!

Lunch Cooks:

River Drifters will be hiring a small number of people to help prepare an cook our lunches. Also these people will assist in meal planning, purchasing, forecasting and multi-day trip packing. This position is an excellent job for people who want their foot in the door to later guide for River Drifters.

Drivers:

Both licensed CDL drivers and non-CDL drivers are needed. A clean driving record is a must! We can provide you with work that fits your schedule.

Compensation:

Salary will depend on experience, possible housing and several job perks

Work Location:

1. Maupin, Oregon

Season Duration:

Mid-May through Mid-September

Application Process

Resume, cover letter, all contact information, 3 work related references and 3 non-work related references and a photo of yourself doing your favorite outdoor activity. Regular mail or fax is the preferred method of receiving resumes!

River Drifters
PO Box 40
Maupin, OR. 97037

Whether it is simply weekends or you would like a full time position, River Drifters would like to hear from you!

Please only send resumes the old way through the regular mail!

Since we receive hundreds of email applications and resumes, please send River Drifters a resume including the following items:

  • any and all related experience
  • requested days off
  • days or dates available
  • 3 work related references
  • 3 non-work related references
  • a photo of yourself enjoying one of your favorite activities

Mail all correspondence to:
River Drifters
PO Box 40
Maupin, OR. 97037