Full-time and part-time river guide work is available. All guide work is dependent on the varying river conditions and the status of the California rafting season which usually starts in April and can run into late October. Full-time guide work typically begins on Memorial Day weekend and lasts through at least Labor Day weekend but on a good water year it will last until early October. Guides may work on any or all of the rivers on which AO operates as determined by their skill, knowledge, and experience. There are ample training opportunities for qualified guides.
Actively participate on the AO Operations Team; Assist managers and other co-workers in building and maintaining a positive and productive work environment in which running trips to the standards of quality and safety as set by AO policy is paramount.
Establish and grow a thorough understanding of AO philosophy toward trip quality and guest experience; Work to provide the best possible guest experience.
Learn and stay current on AO policies and best practices both on and off river, including logistics, care of equipment, vehicles, facilities, and paperwork.
Perform with care and professionalism all the duties associated with the role of river guide; be a steward of nature, learn and grow your interpretive skills, and adhere to the Leave No Trace principle.
Learn and develop methods to respond to guest concerns or issues, according to AO policy and best practices.
Be a positive role model and represent AO on the river and in the communities in which we operate.