Buena Vista River Guide III

Location Buena Vista, CO
Date Posted February 12, 2019
Category Sports, Fitness & Recreation
Job Type Full-time


AVA Rafting & Zipline: River Guide lll

Location: AVA Rafting & Zipline has three outposts located throughout the state of Colorado. Those three locations are Buena Vista, Idaho Springs and Kremmling
Pay Rate: According to pay scale of river mileage and sections checked out on, + 7% end-of-season bonus upon completion of contract
Schedule: Seasonal full-time and part-time available

Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 Summer Season!

Are you someone who loves adventure? Do you enjoy meeting new people from around the world? Do you want to get paid doing something you love? Do you prefer to spend your time outdoors? Guiding with AVA is the opportunity to spend your days on the river surrounded by Colorado's natural beauty and introducing our guests to the thrill of whitewater. Every day you'll be giving someone a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Job Description:

  • Must meet all Guide I and II requirements (see below).
  • Be highly competent on all sections of the river at which you are based.
  • Maintain the highest level of professionalism and guest service at all times.
  • Possess strong leadership skills in all areas of operations.
  • Be adept in problem solving and conflict resolution.
  • Know, adhere to and be a role model for all employees in AVA's mission, vision, values and management system.
  • Be willing and able to train and supervise staff members.
  • Communicate well and often with upper management.
  • Assist Operations Managers with all aspects of operations as requested.
  • Influence staff morale in a positive way.

Guide II Description:

  • Possess competent Class III to IV raft guiding ability at all water levels
  • Demonstrate outstanding guest service and professionalism at all times to surpass guest expectations
  • Acts as role model to less experienced staff by adhering to AVA policies and procedures and demonstrating AVA core values and mission
  • Perform essential AVA functions as assigned by management; work with managers to effectively solve and problems that may arise in daily schedule
  • Be capable of performing all aspects of AVA's operations

Guide I Description:

  • Successfully complete AHRA approved guide training program, AVA's Guide School or have completed certified guide school elsewhere
  • Demonstrate outstanding guest service and professionalism at all times to surpass guest expectations
  • Maintain distinct understanding of the guide's integral role in creating the very best guest experience, and take responsibility for this role at all times
  • Possess current First Aid and CPR certifications
  • Commit to work for entire season, including all weekends and holidays
  • Able to work as productive and positive member of team
  • Able to work outdoors for long days in diverse weather conditions
  • Have a high physical fitness level
  • Over 18 years of age
  • Be involved in at least one department (transportation, safety, training, property, equipment) at your outpost
  • Help maintain quality and cleanliness of outpost, including picking up trash
  • Enjoy working with a variety of people in an active environment
  • Have a well groomed presentation
  • Work positively and effectively as part of a team environment
  • Adheres to AVA policies and procedures and understands AVA core values and mission

If you are interested in joining the AVA Team this summer, apply today! AVA strives to deliver the very highest level of guest service while bringing awareness and understanding of the surrounding wilderness to our guests. As leaders in our industry, we set examples in safety, professionalism, outdoor skills and guest service, while providing low-impact environmental recreation. Apply Today!

AVA Rafting & Zipline is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

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