Smoky Mountain Outdoors
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Our Jobs

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

  •   Raft Guides
  •   RV Campground Host
  •   Reservations
  •   Retail
  •   Bus Driver
  •   Outpost Assistants

If applying for a position other than raft guide, please let us know on the application. Staff housing is only offered to raft guides. 


Guides are paid per trip. During the summer guides can expect between three to four trips a day. We run two sections of the river. The Upper Section is our Class III-IV section, this section takes around an hour and a half, and most guides average between two to three runs on this section a day. The Lower Section is our Class I-II section, it takes around 45 minutes, and most guides average at least one run a day on this section a day, along with the Upper. We only raft four days a week, and all guides rotate evenly on all sections of whitewater. A first year guide will start at $25 per upper and $20 per lower. Tips are optional, but we suggest around $5 per customer.

How to Apply

Applicants are suggested to follow up with a resume and cover letter. We would also like a few photos of you. Showing your personality and interest. This is up to you, but we find it helps to put a face to the name during the hiring process. Applications are answered in the order they are received with our hiring process beginning in March. We look forward to hearing from you!