ROW Adventures - Guide and Lodge Jobs

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What started in 1979 as a small whitewater rafting company in northern Idaho has grown into an award-winning worldwide adventure travel company. Today ROW Adventures offers guided whitewater rafting, canoeing, hiking, biking, stand-up paddleboard instruction, kayaking and fly fishing adventures!

ROW Adventures is headquartered in beautiful Coeur d'Alene, ID. We have outposts in various locations around the USA, Canada, and Mexico.

About ROW Adventures - Guide and Lodge Jobs

If you’d like to work for a leader in the adventure travel industry, a company that prides itself on professionalism, commitment to guest services, conservation, and interpretation, then apply to join our team!

ROW Adventures runs more Idaho whitewater rivers than any other outfitter. From single-day journeys to six-day wilderness expeditions, our variety is unmatched. ROW offers trips on the Lochsa, St Joe, Moyie, Clark Fork, Middle Fork of the Salmon, Salmon River Canyons, Rogue, Missouri, Snake River through Hells Canyon, Bruneau, Owyhee, and the Grande Ronde rivers. If you'd like to work for an outfitter that allows you the opportunity to see many of the great rivers of the Northwest, ROW is your choice.

COVID-19 Information: As an employer and outfitter, ROW Adventures takes its responsibility for the health of everyone seriously. We have put in place practices and procedures to protect staff and guests on our trips and at our lodge. We operated many trips in summer 2020 and 2021 with no known transmission or sickness. For the 2022 season, we will be requiring all adventure staff to be fully vaccinated against Covid - 19 (SARS - CoV - 2). 

The Employee Experience

ROW Adventures works hard to create an inclusive, healthy, and supportive environment where everyone on our team is treated with respect. Our team is our most valuable asset and our success is the direct result of our outstanding, quality-driven Team Members who enjoy working and playing together. We enjoy a high return rate among our staff, yet still, hire many new people each year.

When applying for a position with us, know that we demand a lot from our staff because we provide a level of service that is well above the standard in the rafting, adventure travel, and outdoor resort arena. We look for people seeking to set the high watermark in their personal and professional lives.

Ideal Candidate

If you are a friendly, self-starting, energetic, creative and hard-working person with a love for people and life, and are interested in a long-term relationship with ROW, we want to hear from you.

Room and Board

Our rafting outposts offer the ability to camp on property with access to communal facilities like kitchens and a shower/bathroom. Lunch is included during any day trips and all meals are included on our multi-day expeditions. 

Our administrative offices are in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.  The main whitewater rafting warehouse for our trips on the Snake and Salmon rivers is in Clarkston, Washington. We have outposts at most of the rivers we run including in Southern Oregon near the Rogue River, Maupin, Oregon on the Deschutes River, and Salmon, Idaho for our Middle Fork of the Salmon Operations. 

Employee Perks

Besides doing what you love in some of the most remote places in Idaho, we offer the following with all jobs:

  • competitive pay and benefits
  • housing or camping at all outposts
  • free trips
  • training opportunities in many different areas
  • numerous leadership opportunities
  • numerous deals and discounts on a variety of outdoor gear brands

How to Apply

Our outdoor adventure season starts in late April or early May and continues through mid-to-late September. Our greatest need for Adventure Staff is June through August and the dates you are available to work are an important part of your application. Please follow the links below to our application form. Detailed, thorough, and complete applications are more likely to be considered. Please upload a resume and a cover letter. 


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