Available Positions

Guide School “Rookies”
(Beginner Raft Guides)

4×4 Guides/Mesa Verde Guides/Shuttle Drivers

FLC INTERNSHIP – Marketing Director/Social Media/Event Coordinator

Experienced Raft Guides

CDL Bus Drivers

Van and Trailer Drivers

Sales Staff

2017 Guide Schools- Become a Raft Guide!

If you are looking for an adventurous, exciting and fast paced way to make money this summer then look no further.  Working as a professional raft guide is a highly rewarding job where you get to be outside, stay in shape, work with awesome people and gain important customer service and leadership skills.  Benefits include the use of company gear, the end of season raft trip down West Water Canyon on the Colorado River and pro-deals with over 400 brands, including NRS. Go through one of our 2017 Guide Schools to become certified as a professional raft guide and join our team of fun-loving, friendly, and hardworking guides this summer!

*First-Aid and CPR are required

We offer two different guide schools so that you can pick the one that works best with your schedule.

Cancellation policy:  If the need arises and you need to cancel then please do so 14 days prior for a full refund.  No refund will be available within 14 days from when your class is scheduled to start. Call (970)259-0289 for more information.

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Guide School

Start Date

End Date

Price

Class 1

May 22, 2017

May 28, 2017

$400

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Class 2

June 5, 2017

June 11, 2017

$400

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*Each class includes over fifty hours of training and official commercial raft guide certification will be achieved with the completion of the class

Guide School-Rookie Raft Guide

Job Description:

You will be trained as a raft guide to include the following:

  • White water swimming
  • Commercial Rafting/Rigging
  • Paddle boats/Oar Rigs
  • Flip training
  • Self Rescue

Requirements:

  • Great Attitude/Punctual
  • Payment of $400 for Guide School
  • First Aide/CPR current and will NOT expire in 2017 (we can help you find a class)

Class Outline:

Day 1 9:00-5:00-Meet at our Boat Barn for gear check/Rigging/Throw bag Training/Rafting

Day 2 9:00-5:00-Flip Training/Rafting

Day 3 9:00-5:00-White Water Swimming/Self Rescue

Day 4 9:00-5:00-Rafting

Day 5 9:00-5:00-Rafting

Day 6 9:00-5:00-Rafting

Day  7 9:00-5:00-Rafting-Check Out Runs/Graduation/Class Completion

 

 

Experienced Raft Guides

Job Description:

As a raft guide you will be responsible for taking clients down the lower Animas River in company rafts while providing an interactive tour of the river and Durango.  You will be expected to help prepare for each trip and clean up after each trip, which means showing up 15-30 minutes before the trip starts.  The raft guide schedule is constantly fluctuating.  Rafting season goes from April until September or October, depending on the water levels, and we make sure to pack as much adventure into that time frame as possible.  You will also be expected to keep track of your hours and miles in a river log as the season progresses and you make your way up to Trip Leader (a guide with over 500 recorded river miles.

 

Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Must have your current river log
  • Must have a valid, current First-Aid and CPR certification (Please bring certificate to guide school)
  • Lift heavy objects
  • Must be able to sit, stand, and be outside for extended periods of time
  • Demonstrate a professional attitude while interacting with clients
  • Able to work well with others as a team
  • Demonstrate the ability to handle high stress situations
  • Show up on time consistently

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Qualified Trip Leader and/or Guide Instructor preferred but not necessary
  • Able to make quick decisions while maintaining the customer’s safety
  • Able to demonstrate taking responsibility and leadership

4×4 Guides/Mesa Verde Guides/Shuttle Drivers

Job Description:

Guiding/Driving guests to Mesa Verde, Silverton, and to La Plata Canyon. You will be driving, Jeeps, Large Open Air 4×4, Vans and more.

Requirements:

  • Must be 25 years old or older
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a perfect driving record
  • Must have good customer service skills
  • Must be able to sit, stand, and be outside for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to maintain a professional attitude while interacting with clients
  • Must be able to work well with others as a team
  • Must be able to handle high stress situations
  • Must be able to show up on time consistently

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • 1 year or more experience as a 4×4 driver, tour guide, or commercial driver preferred but not necessary
  • Able to make quick decisions while maintaining the customer’s safety
  • Be willing to take responsibility and willing to lead

CDL Bus Drivers

Job Description:

Driving a School Bus pulling a trailer to an from the river access points in Durango.

Requirements:

  • Must be 25 years old or older
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a perfect driving record
  • Must have good customer service skills
  • Must be able to sit, stand, and be outside for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to maintain a professional attitude while interacting with clients
  • Must be able to work well with others as a team
  • Must be able to handle high stress situations
  • Must be able to show up on time consistently

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • 2 year or more experience as a a CDL driver with School Bus experience.
  • Able to make quick decisions while maintaining the customer’s safety
  • Be willing to take responsibility and willing to lead

FLC INTERNSHIP-Marketing Director/Social Media/Event Coordinator

Job Description:

To manage and run social media campaigns, local events and work directly with business owners to joint market business.

Requirements:

Must be a current FLC student with a emphasis on Marketing or Business. 3 Credits will be given once internship is completed.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

Word, Excel, All Social Media platforms.

Sales Staff

Job Description:

To work front line with visiting guests, taking reservations.

Requirements:

PC skills, Word, Excel,

Preferred Skills/Experience:

Sales experience is a must.

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