TOGETHER AT KOOTENAY RAFT CO.

– LAUGH HARD, PLAY HARD –

Kootenay Raft Co. celebrates 22 years of rich community built together through a common love of adventure, sustainability and hearty outdoors experiences.

Why you’ll love working with KRC.


Free Family & Friends Rafting Trip
Access to World Class Mountain Bike Trails
Work in Natural Environments
Free Rental of Rafts, Kayaks, SUPS and more!
Individualized Mentorship
Subsidized Camping Accommodation
Training with Certification Reimbursements

The places you’ll love.


Journey & Discover.


Worth ‘wild’ favourites.  


Discover the best of the Kootenays. Plan unforgettable half-day to multi-day adventures right in our backyard!

Bootleg Bike Trails

Bootleg Bike Trails

World class bike trails, only a 5 minute ride away. Join our team for a post-work pre-bevi ride.

The Platzl

The Platzl

Kick back in Kimberley’s core. A pedestrian only hub of restaurants, pubs and eclectic shops.

Lake of the Hanging Glacier

Lake of the Hanging Glacier

The heat wave QUENCH. Backpack in a SUP for a spectacular afternoon.

ELK Canyon

ELK Canyon

Paddle the confluence in this majestic Class IV canyon.

Kimberley Nature Park

Kimberley Nature Park

Live the good Kootenay life biking, hiking, and trail running.

Welsh Lakes

Welsh Lakes

Hike your way into 3 pristine aqua blue lakes – all in one day!

St. Mary's Lake

St. Mary's Lake

The local favourite. A 15 minute drive to a peaceful afternoon swimming and fishing.

Dewer Creek Hot Springs

Dewer Creek Hot Springs

A presine and remote hot spring only a days hike away. A top fav for 22 years.

Fisher Peak

Fisher Peak

Tallest peak and it’s a feat, worthy of an adventure guides proposal. Of course she said yes!

Adventure Job Opportunities

Laugh Hard. Play Hard.

A Summer To Discover

KOOTENAY RAFT CO.

POSITION:OFFICE MANAGER 
STATUS:Full Time, Seasonal (30-40 hours)
BASE PAY:Base $18-24/hr. Negotiable based on certifications and experience
REPORTS TO:Reports to Operations Managers
START DATE:May, 2020   END DATE: Sept, 2020

 

JOB SUMMARY

The Office Manager is responsible for maintaining all aspects of KRC’s office procedures. Primary duties include; daily open and close activities, sales, client management, leadership, community marketing, and active contribution as field staff (river guide and/or driver).

CORE DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Control correspondence. Promptly respond to emails, phone and walk-in inquires
  • Coordinate with River Manager on client-to-guide ratios, transportation and RM
  • Monitor bookings and implement yield management for tours & rentals
  • Manage Pre-Trip Activities; trip reports, administer waivers, and process payments
  • Manage Rentals; bookings, clients, waivers, checklists, and inventory equipment.
  • Efficiently demonstrate basic SUP, Canoe and Kayak activities
  • Manage Photo Program; prepare, file, edit and back-up trip photo’s
  • Facilitate purchases, expenses and deposits. Arrange daily receipts, bills, and invoices
  • Maintain shop’s appearance; front merchandising, organization and cleanliness
  • Oversees marketing and advertising initiatives with KRC’s Community Curator.
  • Execute additional duties as required to ensure successful operation of all KRC needs
  • Prioritize office duties and promote efficient workflow by effectively delegating tasks

QUALIFICATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Must have a minimum 1 year of management, leadership and/or post-secondary education
  • Must understand river activities. Ability to run class III-IV white-water (asset)
  • Must have computer competency; word, excel, basic design software
  • Must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 100 lbs
  • Proof of valid Class 5 (Class 2 preferred) BC drivers licence or out of province equivalent
  • Proof of valid Swift Water Rescue Technician (SRT) Level 3
  • Proof of valid First Aid & CPR (Wilderness First Responder is preferred)

DESIRED SKILL SETS

A KRC Office Manager demonstrates excellent communication and administrative skills as well as high quality customer service. The Office Manager is approachable, professional, motivated, flexible, and creative and displays cooperative and engaging attitude.

EMPLOYEE AVAILABILITY:

Must be available to work varying shifts May to mid Sept; including weekends and holidays.

HOW TO APPLY:

Submit resume to info@kootenayrafting.ca. Note only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

POSITION:RIVER MANAGER/TRIP LEADER
STATUS:Full Time, Seasonal (30-40 hours)
BASE PAY:Base $20-24/hr. Negotiable based on certifications and experience
REPORTS TO:Reports to Operations Managers
START DATE:May, 2020   END DATE: Sept, 2020

JOB SUMMARY 

The River Manager is responsible for managing all river procedures for KRC field staff and clients and is highly trained and certified. Primary responsibility is to facilitate white-water rafting, kayak, and stand-up paddleboard tours. The River Manager operates at an exceptional level of professionalism, technical skill, trip-logistics, risk-management, and customer service.

CORE DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Facilitate all river training activities for new and existing field staff at BCROA standards
  • Monitor KRC booking platform daily to determine and coordinate equipment needs to staff
  • Collaborate with Office Manager to ensure daily trip reports are complete and accurate
  • Manage trip logistics to ensure all river operations and field staff follow KRC policies and procedures outlined in the Guide Staff Manual
  • Organize field staff on daily duties, including but not limited to; KRC packaged tours, rental program duties, equipment maintenance, and community marketing strategies
  • Motivate field staff in high quality guest experiences, professionalism and safety 
  • Initiates pre-trip and post-trip checklists as well as scheduling daily debriefs 
  • Monitor KRC equipment and facilities and initiate timely repairs 
  • Acts as the primary emergency responder; professional mitigation of scene, control the incident and conduct accurate incident reporting. 

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age and provide proof of BCROA certification or equivalent
  • Must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 100 lbs
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years of management/leadership experience  
  • Proof of valid Class 5 (Class 2 preferred) BC drivers licence or out of province equivalent
  • Proof of valid Swift Water Rescue Technician (SRT) Level 3
  • Proof of valid Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or equivalent
  • Fully equipped with PPE (Personal Protection Equipment); PFD, river knife, whistle, helmet, throw bag, and flip line

DESIRED SKILL SETS

A KRC River Manager demonstrates excellent communication, situational awareness, sound judgement and conflict resolution. The River Manager also displays unwavering professionalism, motivation toward mentorship, and efficiently initiates major and minor decision-making all while contributing to a positive work environment. 

EMPLOYEE AVAILABILITY: 

Must be available to work varying shifts May to mid Sept; including weekends and holidays.

HOW TO APPLY:

Submit resume to info@kootenayrafting.ca. Note only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

KOOTENAY RAFT CO.

POSITION:RIVER GUIDE AND COMMUNITY CURATOR
STATUS:Full Time, Seasonal (30-40 hours)
BASE PAY:Base $15-19/hr. Negotiable based on certifications and experience
REPORTS TO:Reports to River Manager & Operations Managers
START DATE:May, 2020   END DATE: Sept, 2020

JOB SUMMARY

A KRC River Guide/Community Curator is someone who shapes KRC’s online presence by crafting compelling content for online marketing. The Community Curator serves as KRC liaison with new and existing community organizations to increase advertising, marketing and sales opportunities. River guiding may include rafting, float trips, inflatable kayaking, SUP, Kayak and or Canoe instruction.

CORE DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Acts as the primary emergency responder; professional mitigation of scene, control the incident and conduct accurate incident reporting. 
  • Ability to craft and distribute multi-media (photo, video, audio and text)
  • Generate appealing and competitive content (newsletters, campaigns, promotions)
  • Lead social media content on KRC’s website, Instagram, Facebook, and blog
  • Meet with prospective business clients and negotiate opportunities for collaboration
  • Configure, consolidate and analyse market research
  • Set a calculated marketing, advertising and sales plan to maximize exposure & budget
  • Utilizing staff incentives to initiate achievable content collateral goals
  • Develops personally and builds personal community by active exploration of the Kootenay region and participation in local events.
  • Perform ½-day to full-day rafting, kayak, and stand-up paddleboard tours.
  • Assists with pre and post trip duties; complete necessary checklists, engage in debriefs, perform vehicle inspections, appropriate client outfitting, rig boats, de-rig boats, food purchases and equipment repairs
  • On-trip duties; inform clients of itinerary, properly fit clients personal protection

equipment (wetsuits, lifejackets, booties, helmets, etc.), conduct safety duties (perform safety debrief, act as lead and/or sweep boat)

  • Light office administrative duties (process waivers, bookings, correspondence, etc.)
  • Express excellent knowledge of natural environment and history of guided area (provided)
  • Follow KRC policies and procedures specified in the ‘Guide Staff Manual’
  • Responds to pressure sensitive situations in an efficient and professional manner
  • Completes other duties as required set by the River Manager and/or Office Manager

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and provide proof of BCROA certification or equivalent
  • Must have computer competency; word, excel, basic design software
  • Must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 100 lbs
  • Proof of valid Class 5 (Class 2 preferred) BC drivers licence or out of province equivalent
  • Proof of valid Swift Water Rescue Technician (SRT) Level 3
  • Proof of valid Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
  • Fully equipped with PPE (Personal Protection Equipment); PFD, river knife, whistle, helmet, throw bag, and flip line

DESIRED SKILL SETS

A KRC Community Curator exhibits genuine enthusiasm in KRC’s success and growth, and is highly motivated to build community and online presence. Demonstrates excellent writing ability and comprehensive knowledge of marketing, advertising, consumer behaviour, market research, social media, and public relations. Knowledge of the adventure tourism industry in British Columbia is an asset. A KRC River Guide exhibits excellent customer service and teamwork. They display a cooperative and engaging attitude that is outgoing, self-motivated, punctual, and reliable. They also take initiative, advocate sound-judgment and performs well under pressure.

EMPLOYEE AVAILABILITY:

Must be available to work varying shifts May to mid Sept; including weekends and holidays.

HOW TO APPLY:

Submit resume to info@kootenayrafting.ca. Note only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

KOOTENAY RAFT CO.

POSITION:RIVER GUIDE/DRIVER & SUPPORT STAFF
STATUS:Part Time & Full Time, Seasonal (2-40 hours)
BASE PAY:Base $15-19/hr. Negotiable based on certifications and experience
REPORTS TO:Reports to River Manager & Operations Managers
START DATE:June, 2020   END DATE: Sept, 2020

JOB SUMMARY

A River Guide is highly trained on both paddle and oar rafts in class I-IV white water. A River Guides’ primary responsibility is to provide high quality river experiences that are safe, professional and entertaining in a remote and dynamic work environment. Secondary duties may include shuttle driver, office support and the development of yurt/accommodation/farm plan.

CORE DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform ½-day to full-day rafting, kayak, and stand-up paddleboard tours.
  • Assists with pre and post trip duties; complete necessary checklists, engage in debriefs, perform vehicle inspections, appropriate client outfitting, rig boats, de-rig boats, food purchases and equipment repairs On-trip duties; inform clients of itinerary, properly fit clients personal protection equipment (wetsuits, lifejackets, booties, helmets, etc.), conduct safety duties (perform safety debrief, act as lead and/or sweep boat)
  • Light office administrative duties (process waivers, bookings, correspondence, etc.)
  • Express excellent knowledge of natural environment and history of guided area (provided)
  • Follow KRC policies and procedures specified in the ‘Guide Staff Manual’
  • Help generate appealing and competitive content (newsletters, campaigns, promotions) on media such as KRC’s website, Instagram, Facebook, and blog
  • Responds to pressure sensitive situations in a efficient and professional manner
  • Completes other duties as required set by the River Manager and/or Office Manager

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS:

    • Must be at least 18 years of age and provide proof of BCROA certification or equivalent
    • Must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 100 lbs
    • Proof of valid Class 5 (Class 2 preferred) BC drivers license or out of province equivalent
    • Proof of valid Swift Water Rescue Technician (SRT) Level 3
    • Proof of valid Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
    • Fully equipped with PPE (Personal Protection Equipment); PFD, river knife, whistle, helmet, throw bag, carabineers, and flip line.

DESIRED SKILL SETS

A KRC River Guide exhibits excellence in customer service. They exhibit a cooperative and engaging attitude that is outgoing, self-motivated, punctual, and reliable. They also take initiative, advocate sound-judgment and performs well under pressure.

EMPLOYEE AVAILABILITY: 

Must be available to work varying shifts June to mid Sept; including weekends and holidays.

HOW TO APPLY:

Submit resume to info@kootenayrafting.ca. Note only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

KOOTENAY RAFT CO.

POSITION:OFFICE SUPPORT STAFF
STATUS:Part Time, Seasonal (2-15 hours)
BASE PAY:Base $14.60-17/hr. Negotiable based on certifications and experience
REPORTS TO:Reports to Office Manager & Operations Managers
START DATE:July, 2020   END DATE: Sept, 2020

JOB SUMMARY

Office Support Staff is responsible for assisting the Office Manager in maintaining all aspects of KRC’s office procedures. Duties may include; daily open and close activities, sales, client management, community marketing, and active contribution as field staff (driver).

CORE DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Control correspondence. Promptly respond to emails, phone and walk-in inquires
  • Coordinate with River Manager on client-to-guide ratios, transportation and RM
  • Monitor bookings and implement yield management for tours & rentals
  • Manage Pre-Trip Activities; trip reports, administer waivers, and process payments
  • Manage Rentals; bookings, clients, waivers, checklists, and inventory equipment.
  • Efficiently demonstrate basic SUP, Canoe and Kayak activities
  • Manage Photo Program; prepare, file, edit and back-up trip photo’s
  • Help generate appealing and competitive content (newsletters, campaigns, promotions) on media such as KRC’s website, Instagram, Facebook, and blogMaintain shop’s appearance; front merchandising, organization and cleanliness
  • Execute additional duties as required to ensure successful operation of all KRC needs
  • Responds to pressure sensitive situations in a efficient and professional manner
  • May assists with pre and post trip duties; complete necessary checklists, engage in debriefs, perform vehicle inspections, appropriate client outfitting, rig boats, de-rig boats, food purchases and equipment repairs
  • May completes other duties as required set by the River Manager and/or Office Manager

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 100 lbs
  • Must have an understanding of river activities. Ability to run class III-IV white-water (asset)
  • Proof of valid Class 5 (Class 2 preferred) BC drivers licence or out of province equivalent
  • Proof of valid First Aid & CPR Certification

DESIRED SKILL SETS

A KRC Office Support Staff demonstrates excellent communication and administrative skills. They have a fun, approachable and helpful demeanor; as well as professional, motivated, flexible, and creative. 

EMPLOYEE AVAILABILITY: 

Must be available to work varying shifts June to mid Sept; including weekends and holidays.

HOW TO APPLY:

Submit resume to info@kootenayrafting.ca. Note only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

KOOTENAY RAFT CO.

POSITION:LEAD MOUNTAIN BIKE INSTRUCTOR & CLASS I-IV WHITE WATER RIVER GUIDE
STATUS:Full Time, Seasonal (30-40 hours)
BASE PAY:Base $20-24/hr. Negotiable based on certifications and experience
REPORTS TO:Reports to Office Manager & Operations Managers
START DATE:June, 2020   END DATE: Sept, 2020

JOB SUMMARY

The LEAD MOUNTAIN BIKE INSTRUCTOR & CLASS I-IV WHITE WATER RIVER GUIDE is highly trained and certified in mountain biking and white-water rafting. The primary responsibility is to manage and lead all mountain bike clients and trip logistics as well as facilitate white-water rafting, kayak, stand-up paddleboard, and canoe tours in class I-IV white-water. Position requires knowledgeable and experienced in bike & raft repairs/maintenance. He/she is also someone who assists with KRC’s online presence by capturing compelling field content for online marketing. He/she operates at an exceptional level of professionalism, technical skill, trip-logistics, risk management, and customer service.

CORE DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Facilitate all mountain bike tours and river activities at PMBI and BCROA standards.
  • Perform ½-day to full-day mountain bike, rafting, kayak, canoe and stand-up paddleboard tours.
  • Monitor KRC equipment and facilities and initiate weekly repairs.
  • Monitor KRC booking platform daily to determine and coordinate equipment needs
  • Collaborate with Office Manager to ensure daily trip reports are complete and accurate.
  • Coordinate and assists with pre-and-post trip duties; complete necessary checklists, engage in debriefs, perform vehicle inspections, prepare appropriate client outfitting, rig boats/bikes, de-rig boats/bikes, food purchases and equipment repairs
  • On-trip duties; inform clients of the itinerary, properly fit clients personal protection

equipment (bikes, wetsuits, lifejackets, booties, helmets, etc.), conduct safety duties (perform safety debrief, act as lead and/or sweep)

  • Light office administrative duties (process waivers, bookings, client and correspondence, etc.)
  • Express excellent knowledge of the natural environment and history of the guided area (provided)
  • Follow KRC policies and procedures specified in the ‘Guide Staff Manual’
  • Responds to pressure sensitive situations in an efficient and professional manner
  • Completes other duties as required set by the Owner, Office Manager and River Manager. 
  • Creates high quality guest experiences, professionalism and safety 
  • Acts as primary emergency responder; professional mitigation of scene, control the incident and conduct accurate and timely incident reporting. 
  • Ability to craft and distribute multi-media (photo, video, audio and text)

REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Proof of valid PMBI Instructor Certification 
  • Proof of valid BCROA River Raft Guide Certification
  • Proof of valid Class 5 (Class 2 preferred) BC drivers licence or out of province equivalent
  • Proof of valid Swift Water Rescue Technician (SRT) Level 3
  • Proof of valid Wilderness First Responder, First Aid & CPR Certification

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have a minimum 5 years ‘industry’ experience in white rafting and mountain bike guide instruction 
  • Must have a minimum of 1 year Mountain Bike Instructor experience
  • Must have a minimum of 1 year River Manager experience
  • Must have computer competency; word, excel, basic design software
  • Must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 100 lbs
  • Fully equipped with PPE (Personal Protection Equipment); bike helmet, bike, PFD, river knife, whistle, white water helmet, throw bag, carabiners, and flip line.

DESIRED SKILL SETS

The KRC LEAD MOUNTAIN BIKE INSTRUCTOR & CLASS I-IV WHITE WATER RIVER GUIDE exhibits genuine enthusiasm in KRC’s success and growth. He/she demonstrates excellent technical skills, communication, situational awareness, sound judgement and conflict resolution. He/she also display unwavering professionalism, takes initiative, and efficiently initiates major and minor decision-making all while contributing to a positive work environment. This guide exhibits a cooperative and engaging attitude that is outgoing/easygoing, self-motivated, punctual, and reliable. 

EMPLOYEE AVAILABILITY: 

Must be available to work varying shifts May to mid Sept; including weekends and holidays.

HOW TO APPLY:

Submit resume to

 info@kootenayrafting.ca. Note only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

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