Whitewater Raft Guide
Smoky Mountain Outdoors

Whitewater Raft Guides Needed! Join our training program today!

We are located in beautiful Hartford, Tennessee - just outside the Smoky Mountain National Park.


Whitewater Raft Guide

Smoky Mountain Outdoors
Hartford, Tennessee
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No experience required
Start Date:
Job starts immediately! (Mar 01, 2018)

Smoky Mountain Outdoors (SMO) has a long-standing record of training great river guides. Over the past two decades, we have trained hundreds of guides, many of whom have continued on to other rivers both in the states and internationally. Several guide schools are held each spring. In order to provide a low trainer/trainee ratio, each class has limited space, so apply early!

Our guide program teaches rafting fundamentals as well as international professional standards. While our program has a high completion rate, not all guide school participants are guaranteed a raft guide position at SMO. This is to ensure the quality of our staff and safety of our guest. At the end of the guide training program, trainees will be tested on their knowledge of the information taught, guiding skills and overall performance. Only those who pass will be eligible for hire. Keep in mind that we are not here to waste your time or money. If invited to a training program, we intend to hire you. Passing the course is completely up to you. 

Once accepted into our guide program, we will ask for a non-refundable payment of $150. The remaining $150 will be paid on the first day of training. This payment is to cover for the cost of your guide gear, and must be paid in full to reserve your space the program. More information on this can be found in the guide packet that will be sent to you after completion of your application. 

Training Courses 2018:

March 12-16
May 7-11
May 14-19
June 4-8
June 11-15

*Our June course is only for overflow. We suggest earlier dates if possible.

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How to Apply

First complete an application.
Next read the information below before contacting us with any questions. https://www.smokymountainrafting.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Guide-Training-Program-2018.pdf