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Glacier Raft Company's season starts in May and runs through September for most departments. 

We have employment opportunities in various departments for the upcoming 2023 Summer Season;

  • Fishing Guide 
  • Whitewater Guide
  • Glacier Outdoor Center Assistant Manager
  • Fly Shop Staff
  • Glacier Outdoor Center Retail Staff
  • Rafting Office Staff
  • Rafting Operations Support
  • Reservations
  • Kitchen Assistant
  • Grounds and Maintenance
  • Bus Drivers (must have valid Class B CDL)
  • Housekeeping Manager
  • Housekeeping
  • Bus Driver CDL Class B

    Operations
    West Glacier

    Full Time and Part-Time Summer Seasonal Drivers. We’re looking to fill CDL Driving positions to help us get our Clients and Guides up river to the put ins.  Drivers primary run an 8-mile section of US Hwy 2 between West Glacier and Moccasin Creek.  Drivers work in coordination with our managers and guide staff to setup trips launches and safely transport our clients and boats up to our half day and full day put in’s.       

    Drivers must have Current CDL Class B with Air Brake Endorsement

    • Safety Consciences  
    • Current DOT medical cards
    • Drivers must pass a DOT Drug Screen
    • Clean Driving Record
    • Drivers must demonstrate proper pre-trip inspections
    • Drivers must maintain and complete vehicle inspection forms daily
    • Drivers should be proficient in trailer backing
    • Drivers should be mechanically inclined


    We offer a flexible schedule in both Full Time and Part Time positions as well as a ton of company perks to go along with it.  If you’re looking for a fun opportunity to work along side a lively group of folks this could be a great fit.

    Pay is based on experience.            

  • Fishing Guide

    Operations
    West Glacier
    unknown / hour + tips

    We are an Orivs Endorsed Outfitter Located in West Glacier, MT.  We fish the rivers that border Glacier National Park.  We're permitted to fish the Upper Middle Fork Wilderness Section in the Great Bear, Lower Middle Fork, and North Fork of the Flathead Rivers.   

    Fishing Guides need to be proficient in rowing Class II, III whitewater.  We prefer guides to come from a whitewater background due to the nature of our rivers as well as our proximity to emergency services and cell coverage.  Guides are expected to have an extensive knowledge of fishing on freestone rivers of the West. 

    All Fishing Guides must be 18 years or older, Obtain or possess a Montana Guides Licence through the Montana Board of Outfitters, Valid CPR and First Aid or Advanced Medical Certification, and have a savvy sense for customer service on and off the water.  

    Fishing Guides are required to have the following gear:

    1. 3 fly rods and reels.
    2. Net
    3. Tippet and leader.
    4. Flies.
    5. Montana Guides License
    6. Guide Tags need to be displayed and visible from both sides of the boat
    7. First Aid Card.
    8. CPR card
    9. Swiftwater Rescue Certified (can be obtained through GRC's Spring Training)
    10. Knowledge of fishing regulations, etiquette, fish, and proper fish handling.

     

  • Grounds and Maintenance

    Operations
    West Glacier
    $16.00 - $20.00 / hour

    We’re looking for self-motivated individuals to help us keep our property looking top notch this summer.   

    Duties include, but are not limited to;

    • Mowing and Weed Whacking
    • Watering lawns
    • Cleaning Operation Buildings
    • Washing Vehicles
    • Running River Shuttles (must be 18 with clean/valid DL)
    • Assist with setup and take down at our wedding pavilion
    • Painting
    • Invasive weed control


    Duties under this title are diverse and everyday will be a little different from the next based on the needs of the Operations that day.  Our G&M Team are self-motivated individuals working with a fair bit of autonomy throughout the work week.  If you’re looking for a rewarding outdoor work experience with a diverse set of duties that vary from day to day this could be a great fit for you.

    We prefer candidates to be at least 18 years of age or older.    

  • Housekeeper

    Housekeeping
    West Glacier
    $12.00 / hour

    Primary Job Description:  As a housekeeper you will be part of a team that is responsible for cleaning cabins, lodge rooms, hostels, communal bathrooms, employee housing and laundry.

    Reports to:  Housekeeping Manager

    Primary Responsibilities:

    - Deliver excellent hospitality and clean crisp cabins/rooms to our guests.

    - Complete assigned tasks competently and efficiently.

    - Be a reliable member of Glacier Raft Company by reporting on time, showing initiative and working without direct supervision

    - Understand and maintain the proper use of equipment (vacuums, ladders, washing machines, dryers, etc.)

    - Understand stocking and restocking of inventory

    - Promote and enforce work place safety at all times

    - Foster and maintain a peaceful and productive work environment

    - Augment other Glacier Raft Company departments when needed

    Qualifications: 

    - Valid driver’s license

    - Must possess a good attention to detail

    - Must have good communications skills

    - Basic organizational skills

    Education & Experience:

    - Previous housekeeping duties (desired)

    References:  Provide three references  

    Physical Ability:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, stand, walk, sit, bend, kneel, and lift, push or pull up 50 –75 pounds.   

  • Housekeeping Manager

    Housekeeping
    West Glacier

    Full-time/year-round opportunity with Glacier Raft Company!

    We are hiring a year-round manager to lead a mid-size team of hardworking and fun-loving seasonal adventurers. This position will manage all aspects of the Glacier Outdoor Center Housekeeping department. Our team is made up of locals and seasonal adventurers from around the US and the world. 

    Responsibilities include:

    • Supply ordering

    • Budget management

    • Cleaning short-term stay cabins and hotel rooms

    • Staff training 

    • Monitor safety conditions in the cabins during the cleaning process to make sure employees are working in a safe manner and wearing proper safety equipment. Safety is a top priority for all staff

    • Staff scheduling

    • Arrange weekly trips to town for J1 students

    • Oversee laundry facility

    • Inspire and facilitate your team to experience the Glacier area

    Our team is primarily made up of people looking to spend their summer exploring Glacier Country. Enabling and encouraging that exploration and passion for this area is a key part of our management team’s mission. Candidates for this job should not only consider this a housekeeping position but also that of an area ambassador and team captain. 

    Please apply online here: https://glacierraftco.com/employment 

  • Rafting Depot Assistant

    Operations
    West Glacier
    $12.00 / hour

    Looking for a fast paced, dynamic, and fun outdoor position this summer, look no further.  As a Rafting Depot Assistant (RDA) you’ll assist/support Guides and the Operation Managers with the flow of our operation at our busy Rafting Depot located at the West Entrance of Glacier National Park in the Village of West Glacier, MT.   

    The ideal candidate for this position is someone that thrives in fast paced work environment, likes working and interacting with the general public, likes working outside, being hands on, and has a fun-loving attitude.

    Job Qualifications and Duties are as follows;

    • Legally work in the United States
    • Applicant Must be 16 Years Old
    • Fluent in English
    • Self-Starter with attention to Detail
    • Exceptional Customer Service and Client Interface
    • Depot Setup (A.M.) and Depot Clean Up (P.M.) 
    • Parking attendant
    • River gear cleaning, sanitizing
    • Proficient at multitasking and Time Management
    • General Cleaning (Sweeping, Mopping, Sanitization)
    • Physically fit able to lift 50LBs
    • Candidate must be able to stand long hours

    Compensation for the RDA Position is $12.00 – $15.00

  • Reservations Staff

    Reservations
    West Glacier
    $12.00 / hour

    Front-Desk Office Staff will work in both our Reservations office and our Rafting office. Our Reservations office is responsible for checking in our daily fishing trips, cabin and wedding guests (for two properties), and our overnight rafting and fishing trips. They also handle all inbound calls taking reservations, making trip recommendations, and email correspondence.

    Our Rafting office is responsible for checking in all daily rafting trips. They also assist customers with retail and photo purchases, and booking reservations.

    Both offices require you to be knowledgeable about Glacier Raft Company trips, cabins and area information. We are looking for friendly, self-motivated, detail oriented individuals who strive to provide excellent customer service.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Print daily check-in reports
    • Check-in all trips and cabins
    • Communicate with Lead Guides over radio with updated trip numbers
    • Assist customers with finding specific size/color merchandise
    • Assist customers with photo purchases
    • Clean and re-stock store daily
    • Record daily rafting, fishing totals and river levels
    • Ring up customer retail purchases
    • Balance the cash register at the end of each shift
    • Answer all incoming phone calls & emails
    • Meet company's requirements for appearance, attendance, and punctuality
    • Familiarize yourself with Glacier Raft Company services and pricing
    • Become knowledgeable and assist guests in local area information
    • Job requires working weekends, holidays, and evenings during peak demand times (typically four 10-hour shifts)


    Job Skill Specifications:

    • Must advocate exceptional customer service
    • Must be able to multi-task and stay focused
    • Must be self-motivated during times of increased or decreased work load
    • Must be detail oriented when accepting and recording customer trip information
    • Must be able to learn new information and systems at a fast pace
    • Must be able to sit at a computer for extended periods of time
    • Must be skilled or have the ability to learn how to operate basic office equipment including copy machine, printer, cash register, digital camera, radios, and multi-line telephone system
    • Must possess the ability to function effectively during times of high stress and high business demands, while dealing courteously and effectively with customers and staff
    • Must have a positive attitude and the ability to work in a team environment
  • Retail Associate

    Glacier Outdoor Center
    West Glacier
    $12.00 / hour

    Glacier Outdoor Center is currently accepting applications for enthusiastic, sales oriented and customer focused Retail Store Associates for the 2023 summer season at our store in West Glacier, Montana. The Glacier Outdoor Center store provides its guest a broad range of outdoor retail items, outdoor rentals and full outfitting services.  Glacier Raft and Outdoor Center is a family owned and operated company established in 1976. 

      Duties and Responsibilities

    • Welcome and acknowledge guests into the store, ensuring each guest receives excellent service in a friendly environment.
    • Ensure high levels of customer satisfaction through excellent sales service.
    • Provide a proven awareness of all product information, merchandise promotions and advertisements.
    • Assist in daily store recovery before, during and after store hours by maintaining product stock levels and visual displays
    • Complete sales transactions and maintain proper accountability at registers.
    • Ability to balance competing demands and multiple customers in a dynamic retail environment.
    • Candidate must have excellent communication skills

    Qualifications

    • Previous outdoor retail experience preferred.
    • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
    • Ability to work 40-50 hours per week, including night and weekend shifts
    • Ability to stand/walk for extended periods of time, necessary to provide sales floor coverage related to customer service and loss prevention.
    • Ability to reach overhead, bend, squat, kneel and carry product, necessary for customer service, inventory re-stock and store merchandising.
    • Ability to walk up and down staircase, carrying boxes, products and other necessary store related items.
    • Ability to perform store maintenance items: sweep, vacuum, empty trash, clean, lift boxes up to 55 lbs.

    Full-Time Seasonal Position June - September  

  • Whitewater Guide

    Operations
    West Glacier
    unknown / hour + tips

    Duties, responsibilities, and qualifications are taught and can be acquired through Glacier Raft Companies 6-Day River School and training program in the spring.

    • Safely navigate Oar / paddle rafts down Class I – III rivers
    • Work positively with other team members to implement all aspects of a GRC trip in order to provide guests with a safe, meaningful and memorable experience
    • Excellent risk management capability in remote/backcountry settings
    • Give effective and demonstrative safety talks
    • Engage and respond to guests in a positive, friendly and supportive manner, including meeting their expressed and unexpressed needs
    • Provide meaningful interpretation to our guests on natural and cultural history topics pertinent to each trip, such as geology, Wild and Scenic Rivers, Flora and Fauna, Ecology
    • Prepare delicious, appealing riverside meals
    • Upkeep of GRC equipment and facilities
    • Professionally represent GRC’s Mission, Vision and Values
    • Follow all policies and procedures as outlined in GRC’s Guide Handbook
    • Know and comply with National Forest Service Regulations
    • Know GRC’s Emergency Action Plan in the event of unforeseen circumstances

    Guide Qualifications

    • Legally allowed to work in the United States
    • Successful completion of GRC’s 6-Day guide school or approved equivalent required prior to first commercial trip.
    • Swiftwater Rescue Certification (can be obtained through GRC’s 6-Day Guide School)
    • CPR and First Aid Certification or Advanced First Aid Certification WFR, WEMT, EMT, Or OEC preferred along with current CPR. GRC hosts 2 different dates for CPR/FA Training during the spring that can be completed prior or during spring training
    • A positive, supportive team player
    • Excellent verbal communication skills, Customer Service and People Skills
    • Physically fit, able to work long hours in the field and lift and carry heavy objects over awkward terrain
    • Willing and eager to interact positively with a range of age groups, from small children to seniors
    • Experience in guest services or group leadership preferred
    • Understanding of natural history in and around Glacier National Park
    • Fluent English
    • Willingness to work all aspects of the Job both on and off river
  • Glacier Outdoor Center Assistant Manager

    Retail
    West Glacier

    Primary Job Description

    There will be two Assistant Managers for GOC.  The Assistant Managers will report directly to the Outdoor Store manager and help hire, train, and manage Outdoor Store Staff, as well as help oversee day to day operations of the store to maximize profitability, productivity and customer satisfaction.

    Responsibilities

    • Help hire, train and schedule employees for GOC
    • Be proficient in point-of-sale and reservation software
    • Oversee opening and closing procedures for GOC
    • Keep staff busy and productive during shifts
    • Answer phones and take reservations for rental and shuttle questions
    • Take charge of customer complaints/concerns and handle them in a professional manner
    • Help staff keep GOC clean, organized and stocked
    • Keep Boat House clean, organized, and presentable
    • Work with manager to keep store and boathouse inventory in check, and help determine re-order needs throughout summer
    • Work with lead guides to utilize GOC employees in running shuttles/helping with operations of Glacier Raft Co
    • Work with manager to help settle any issues/disagreements, etc. between staff
    • Have a good handle on rental/shuttle needs by looking several days ahead in schedule, and identifying any areas of concern
    • Make sure that rentals are booked properly, have the required notes, and are staged and ready for use the night before
    • Oversee discounts, large sales, etc.
    • Help manager with end of year inventory

    Preferences

    • Available April through October
    • Can commit to at least 3 seasons at GOC
    • Previous retail experience
    • Previous management experience

How to Apply

Glacier Raft Company and the Glacier Park Collection are equal opportunity employers. We make selections based on availability, skills, and previous experience in the Outdoor Industry. Guide applicants must be 18 or older.  All employees must be legally allowed to work in the US.

Our summer season gets going in May and runs through September.  Please give careful consideration to the dates of availability that you list on the application. Your indicated dates will be instrumental in our decision making process. All applicants will be contacted either by email or phone.

Please visit our website to apply via the link below.  


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