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Lead and guide weekend multi-days trips to remote whitewater rivers in NC, TN and WV. You are in charge of the trip from start to finish including guiding on whitewater rivers, set up camps, cook camp meals, accommodate guests throughout trips, leading hikes, sightseeing, and providing other recreational activities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design and organize 3-day trips for weekend getaways
  • Research and make arrangements for permits and camping accommodations as needed
  • Guide on rivers with up to class IV rapids in a raft, kayaks or canoes (vessel choice depends on venue)
  • Set up camps
  • Cook camp meals
  • Ensure customer safety and comfort level at every activity
  • Lead hikes or other recreational activities
  • Train and educate participant as needed
  • Perform other responsibilities as needed


  • Proven outdoors man or woman
  • Over 40 commercial whitewater trips on rivers class III or above
  • Trip leading skills (NOLS certifications or similar is a huge plus)
  • Superior communication and leadership skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and public speaking skills are a must
  • Highly organized, with ability to prioritize and delegate
  • Must be a team player, willing to learn and develop themselves and others
  • Must be in excellent physical shape and able to spend long hours outdoors

Compensation and benefits:

  • Great place to work!
  • 401k with employer matching
  • Free kayak/canoe rental
  • Retail store discounts
  • Paid team outings and cookouts
  • Company sponsored Employee End of Season Trip (EOST)
  • Pay is based on experience

Apply with your resume, cover letter, and pay expectations by emailing to

Cape Fear River Adventures - canoe and kayak outfitter hires part-time and full-time assistants for summer months to help with daily operations. We all work as one team and have a great time doing it! Our employees enjoy staying busy and serving customers. We do team river trips, cookouts, and at the end of the summer we take an employee rafting/camping trip where we hit some big waters! But let’s be honest… you will be tired, sweaty, muddy, wet, serving thousands of customers, running around all day long in a NC summer heatwave while carrying heavy boats and muddy tubes and of course we ask you to smile while doing all of that! If you are enthusiastic, enjoy being outside, and like working hard this job might be for you!

This is mostly weekend position with some weekdays hours possible. Expect to work up to 25 hours in a weekend.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing amazing customer service all day long, every time!
  • Carrying heavy boats
  • Driving large passenger van with trailer
  • Talking to customers ALL day long (phone, in person, doing safety briefings in front of large groups)
  • Washing equipment (boats, life jackets, paddles, tubes, etc.)
  • Running a register and check-in process, which involves standing at the register for hours, non-stop!
  • Help with other miscellaneous tasks as needed


  • Outgoing and friendly personality
  • Weekend/Holiday availability (must be available a vast majority of Saturdays and Sundays throughout the entire Spring/Summer/Fall season up to late fall, including Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day).
  • Ability to spend a lot of time outside during hot summer in very undesirable conditions (see first paragraph)
  • Ability to lift 40lb; push/drag 80lb
  • Clean driving record with at least several years of experience. Driver license check will be performed.
  • Experience backing up a trailer is desired, but not mandatory
  • CDL with passenger endorsement is a plus

Compensation and benefits:

  • Great place to work!
  • Free kayak/canoe rental
  • Paid team outings and cookouts
  • Company sponsored Employee End of Season Trip (EOST)
  • Pay is based on experience

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