Smoky Mountain Outdoors

Whitewater Rafting Guides Needed for the 2015 Summer

Looking for a fun, challenging, physically demanding, addictive and extremely rewarding summer job? Your new job as a whitewater river guide is just around the corner. Spend the summer working as a whitewater raft guide in beautiful East Tennessee. Located just outside the Smoky Mountain National Park, the Big Pigeon River is a Class III-IV river that runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Come join the team at Smoky Mountain Outdoors.

Summer rafting guide jobs in the Smoky Mountains

Our Jobs

Whitewater River Guides!

No experience is necessary. Training is held in spring and summer. Housing is provided for employees. Working only four days a week, employees have ample time to explore the surrounding areas. 

Fill out an online application at the link provided.

We are always looking for experienced guides too. If you have guiding experience, please send your resume, references and contact info to:

Jobs in the Spotlight

Whitewater Raft Guides - No Experience Necessary - In house Training

Smoky Mountain Outdoors Unlimited Inc. - Located in beautiful East Tennessee just outside the Smoky Mountain National Park

Help Wanted Now - Whitewater Raft Guides

Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidates are adventurous, fun loving people who love interacting with the public and working in the great outdoors. Must be able to work in a high energy, drug free, positive attitude environment.

Room and Board

Housing is provided for guides. Staff dinner parties are held weekly.

Employee Perks

Tips are always a great perk to the job. We only work four days a week which gives plenty of time to relax and play.

Summer jobs in great smoky mountains national park!

Getting Here and Getting Around

Most of our employees arrive in their own vehicles. However, if you are planning on flying in from abroad or another state, Tyson McGhee Airport in Knoxville, TN will be the closest airport.

If you plan on arriving by bus, we recommend Megabus also in Knoxville, TN.

Airport and bus station pick ups can be arranged.

Once you arrive here getting around is a breeze. Most of our employees have their own vehicles and carpooling seems to be the most popular way. The friendships you create here will most likely result in plenty of options to get around.

For Fun

Want to get away for the weekend? Several major cities in the area are within a one to four hour drive. They include Gatlinburg TN, Asheville NC, Knoxville TN, Pigeon Forge TN, Nashville, TN and Atlanta GA.

If cities aren't  your thing, the Smoky Mountain National Park, Pisgah National Forest, and the Blue Ridge Parkway are in our backyard. 
Weekend retreats to other rivers are great team building we all enjoy. Come join the largest growing outfitter on the Big Pigeon River!

How to Apply

Fill out our online application, and we'll be in touch!

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Season: Spring, Summer, and Fall

Housing: Cabin

Staff Size: 76

Age Requirement: 18

Location: Tennessee