River Guide (Middle Fork Salmon River)

Salary: $225-$285 / day
Job Type: Seasonal
Location: Bozeman / Big Sky, MT
Publish Date: Posted November 21, 2022

JOB DESCRIPTION 

Boundary Expeditions is seeking top-tier, outdoor professionals to join our team dedicated to providing best-in-class wilderness experiences on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. 

Our multi-day guide team is composed of river professionals who safely and competently guide our guests on 5-6 day wilderness excursions along the famous Middle Fork of the Salmon River. The Boundary Expeditions River Guide provides unparalleled guest experiences while maintaining a professional level of hospitality, safety, and fun.  BE guides are passionate about the river, maintaining a safe and professional workplace, and bring years of rowing, paddling, and whitewater safety skills to the table.

THE BOUNDARY DIFFERENCE

  • Earn top-of-industry wages and gratuities
  • Join a professional team that works hard and plays hard 
  • Engage with amazing clientele on high-end charter trips
  • Excel as an outdoor professional – training and career growth opportunities
  • Champion healthy rivers and wild spaces

 

MIDDLE FORK OF THE SALMON RIVER

World renown for its wilderness beauty, class III-IV whitewater and world-class fishing, the Middle Fork Salmon River is a career-goal destination for rafting guides from around the world. 

PASSIONATE ABOUT RIVERS? WE ARE TOO!

This is your opportunity to work on a world class river with a top-tier team that interacts with change-makers. We’ve hosted political figures, partnered with top river conservation groups, and there’s always room for campfire chats about impacting positive change in our world. 

AVAILABILITY / SEASON

Seeking guides who are available for approximately 8-10 trips May through September, starting with the 2023 summer season.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Guiding remote, wilderness whitewater trips (5-7 days)
  • Guiding oar boats and paddle boats
  • Providing exceptional guest experiences
  • Working closely as a team to safely and professional execute trips
  • Daily set-up and break-down of camp
  • Preparing and serving camp meals
  • Leading hikes, sharing significant historical and cultural points, leading camp activities, fostering a fun & engaging

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Respectful, team-oriented attitude
  • Strong whitewater rafting experience (Class III-IV)
  • Prior commercial guiding experience  
  • Middle Fork Salmon River experience a plus
  • Wilderness First Responder certified (or equivalent)
  • Swiftwater Rescue Technician certified (or equivalent)
  • Must enjoy providing unforgettable guest experiences 

COMPENSATION

Daily comp range: $225-$285 based on experience (+ gratuities)

Benefits: seasonal accommodation at our boathouse in Salmon, ID including free wifi, shower, laundry…

 

 

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