Lead Raft Guide

Job Description:

Working under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Lead Raft Guide oversees Peak 7 Adventures rafting trips on the Spokane River. The Lead Raft Guide is expected to manage all trip elements, including other guides and volunteers, paperwork, gear, vehicles, and participants, according to the standards of Peak 7 Adventures. This is a seasonal position from March 29-June 10 (end time flexible)

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Have a thorough knowledge of Peak 7 rafting programs.
  • Responsible for making decisions to uphold safety standards and for managing any emergencies, including performing advanced rescues.
  • Ensure that all gear, equipment, and procedures are maintained in accordance with Peak 7 standards.
  • Maintain good public relations with news media, parents, legal guardians, and outdoor industry representatives.
  • Facilitate or assist in training of seasonal staff and volunteers
  • Coordinate and manage all Peak 7 paperwork pertaining to the rafting program.
  • Accomplish all other duties assigned by the Program Manager and/or Management team.

Preferred education and work experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Completed a 50 hour raft training complying with the requirements of Washington State RCW 79A.60.430
  • Valid certification in CPR or willingness to complete.
  • First Aid Certification or willingness to complete.
  • Substantial knowledge and experience in whitewater rafting on class 3 rivers and experience on class IV white water.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with team members, seasonal team, volunteers, and public.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Flexibility to adapt to a wide variety of duties, working conditions, and priorities.

The incumbent must be a person who embodies the following:

  • Commitment to Jesus Christ which reflects in every aspect of his/her vocation and personal life.
  • An understanding of and commitment to the Mission and Vision of Peak 7 Adventures.
  • An understanding of and ability to work with others and an appropriate sense of behavior when working with youth.
  • A good work ethic with sufficient physical and emotional energy to work long hours.
  • A self-starter who initiates tasks and finds solution with little need for input or direction from a manager, but knows when and how to ask for assistance and counsel.


$3000 For the period from March 29-June 10

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