River / Outdoor Guide
Far Flung Adventures

Powerline, Taos Box Class IV Section

Raft the Rivers of the Land Of Enchantment

Taos is a beautiful area with great people and tons to explore!

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River / Outdoor Guide

Far Flung Adventures
Taos, New Mexico
unknown / hour + tips
No experience required
Start Date:
Starts in 3 months. (May 20, 2023)

Join a team of experienced professionals and enthusiastic “rookies” at a long established outdoor adventure business. Learn the ins and outs of river guiding and have the opportunity to work in many different sections of several different rivers. Explore beautiful New Mexico in your downtime and find the magic of the “land of enchantment”.

Guides will be expected to be friendly and professional individuals with a good work ethic and the ability to show up at work on time at 7am. Potential guides must also have the ability to handle a physical outdoor job and provide top notch customer service.

While our season last from March-October, our busiest time is from May 1 to September 1.

Beginner guides will be required to take our guide training program: https://farflung.com/guide-training-program/

About Us:

Take a look at our Job Openings and Company Values Page: http://farflung.com/employment/

 We are well-known and respected within the outdoor community, having invested a lot of time throughout the years not only into our commercial endeavors but into decades of river and environmental activism. New Mexico is a great destination for outdoor recreation, especially on rivers. Right in our backyard we boast many different class II-IV sections of river and canyon wilderness on the Rio Grande, while just down the road on Rio Chama we have wonderful western float trips on a beautiful multi-day river. For experienced guides, you should know we are a family owned business who has a long history of people working with us for over 20 years. The management are all boaters and guides who know the river, the industry and the details and requirements of what it means to work long term as an outdoor guide. We have lots of work and a professional and easy working environment, plus high quality equipment and vehicles. We have a nice amount of new staff to keep things interesting and enough senior staff to keep things smooth! For people new to the industry, we have a top notch training program that will get you up to speed to start working shortly after arrival and will grant you the tools to take your outdoor guiding towards whatever future you can dream of.

Info and Special Benefits:

  • Half-days, Full-days, and Multi-days on many different sections and rivers. We have class II, Class III and Class IV sections.
  • Opportunity to travel for a variety of different multi-day river trips.
  • Free Rv park/campground living areas at two different locations. One in the town of Taos and the other on the banks of the Rio Grande. Kitchen, bathroom, shower, electricity, wifi, etc... (we have a few apartments and Rvs available for rent)
  • Competitive pay, long season, and lots of work. Season lasts March-October. Guides can expect 5-7 days/week May-August, with time off available.
  • A good community. A healthy roster of younger folks to keep things interesting, plus lots of senior staff to keep things smooth. We have a long history of guides working with us over 15-20 years.
  • We have guide schools in April and May. $275 for a week-long or multi-weekend intensive course that includes a multi-day trip and basic gear if needed.
  • We have been in in the river business since 1976. Family business, owned and operated by boaters and guides.

Training and Certifications:

Experienced guides looking to trip lead our Class IV section or our multi-days will need to have current Swiftwater training and at minimum a 40 hour WFA certification.

Beginner guides will be required to have basic first aid and CPR training and will be required to take our guide training course:

April Weekend Course: 15-16, 22-23, 28-30

April Course: 24-30

May Course: May 13-19

Learn more here: https://farflung.com/guide-training-program/

How to Apply

If interested, please email willblackstock@farflung.com  with your resume to schedule a time to discuss working with us this coming year! Or, you may also call us at 575-758-2628.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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