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    Posted: 18 Jan 2021 at 10:48am
Dates Needed: May 1 - Sept. 30, 2021
Location: Buena Vista, CO
Job Type: Seasonal/summer
Compensation: $85-$100/day, depending on experience

The Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center provides professional guiding and instruction in kayaking, rafting, stand-up paddling, rock climbing, and mountain biking in the picturesque Arkansas Valley, one of Colorado’s premier adventure hubs.

Whitewater Kayak Instructors teach fundamental skills and rolling on flatwater and Class II venues. They may also lead inflatable kayak trips in rapids up to Class III or provide safety boat support for raft trips on Class IV sections of the Arkansas River (Browns Canyon, The Numbers). Courses include youth camp groups, adult group classes of all ability levels, and private lessons.

Basic First-Aid/CPR and American Canoe Association certification required, preferably Level 4: Whitewater Kayaking. Class IV boating skills and swiftwater rescue experience preferred. Class III raft guiding experience is also a plus.

Will train the right candidate with Class IV kayaking skills. Instructor certification, raft guide certification, swiftwater rescue, and First-Aid/CPR courses are available in the spring — check the course schedule at At least one year experience in the outdoor industry preferred but not required. For applicants with no professional experience, please see our Internships posting.

If interested, please send resume and commercial river log to:

Edited by RMOC - 18 Jan 2021 at 10:49am
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