We hire office/customer service, CDL bus drivers, River Guides and Shuttle Van Drivers and an operation manager. Our operating season is from mid-May through Mid September. In addition to competitive hourly wages we offer an end of season bonus to every employee that stays through the end of the season (exceptions made for academic commitments).
We require all staff to be fully vaccinated and boosted for Covid 19.
This position is for someone with confident driving skills who want to spend the entire day outdoors at the river. Arrive early each morning and help the guides gather gear for the day and secure the rafts to their trailer. Drive your crew 25 miles to the river put in and get set up for the first trip.
When guests arrive help outfit them with life jackets, paddles etc and get them launched on the river. While they are on the river you have some down time to take a little hike or fish. When it's time you'll drive the van/trailer down to the ramp to collect the rafts and gear & guides. You'll head back to the put in and start the process again.
This job is physical at times, helping lift and move rafts, loading the trailer, running safety during high water, and generally being on your feet.
The ideal candidate has a valid drivers license, is a careful conscientious driver without moving violations in the last two years, who is comfortable driving a larger (15 passenger type) van with a trailer. No experience is required, we will train you for the skills necessary.
Our Commercial Drivers must posses a valid CDL with both passenger and airbrake endorsement. This is a customer forward position with guest interaction. You will drive guests to and from the river multiple times each day. While guest are on the river you have free time to take a hike or read etc.
As a DOT employer we conduct a pre-employment drug screening as well as reference checks.
Friendly helpful bus drivers are often tipped by guests. Free boondocking available in our lot. Free housing in camper may be available. Driver needed May 15 through Sept. 15. A bonus is paid for completion of a full season.
This position is never dull...you are the lifeblood of the company facilitating everything that happens at the main office. Duties include, answering the phone, making reservations, checking in guests, renting gear, selling/stocking merchandise, light housekeeping, washing gear, end of day reporting, cash management and opening and closing procedures.
Typically our office staff work four, ten hour shifts for full time work. The position is paid hourly with multiple bonuses for performance and commitment. This is a position that often requires multi-tasking and the ability to stay calm in busy stressful periods when guests are checking in for trips.
We have 3-4 staffers working together to accomplish our common goal which is great customer service. You will work closely with others and share the work load. We laugh and cry daily but always have a great time with each other. You will develop lifelong friendships with our ready made family.
We work hard but we also play hard with company sponsored parties, bowling, raft trips, BBQ's and local free concerts.
Lewis & Clark only hires river guides with previous professional guiding experience. Our guides row or paddle both "Scenic" Float Trips and Class III whitewater raft trips. On whitewater days you'll run from 1-4 8-mile whitewater trips. On scenic float days you'll guide 1-3 13-mile trips. Must have current CPR and 1st Aid certifications. Swiftwater rescue and WFR's are encouraged, but not required. When working a full season from mid-May to mid-September a guide may run 150-200 trips or more in the summer. We operate with a small staff of only 10-12 full-time guides each summer. Great emphasis is placed on safety and customer service. The on-river experience via natural history and interpretation is key to guiding at Lewis & Clark. Guides may choose to work 3-6 days per week. If you lack either paddle-guiding or rowing skills, training will be provided. Pay is based on experience.
How to Apply
Send an email with a basic resume including job experience and pertinent skills to: email@example.com
Feel free to call with questions at 307-733-4022 (landline no messaging)
You may call either of the owners, James Peck (307) 730-4022, or Karen Youngblood (307) 730-4023 on their cell phones to ask questions if you fail to reach the office number.