Wildman Adventure Resort

Premier Outdoor Adventure Resort with 9 different Outdoor Adventures - Hiring Guides!

Wildman Adventure Resort is the only premier outdoor adventure center with 9 adventures and includes some of the best whitewater rafting in all of the Midwest. While we're known for offering exciting whitewater rafting trips down the scenic Peshtigo and Menominee Rivers, we also provide our guests with a full array of outdoor adventure activities.

Overlooking the rapids, and nestled within the old growth forest of the North Woods, the Wildman Adventure Resort offers many outdoor adventures ranging from mild to wild.

About Wildman Adventure Resort

We have 9 different outdoor adventures (two resort locations; one along the rapids of the Peshtigo River, and the other along the nearby Menominee River. Both offer breathtaking scenery and the most challenging whitewater in the Midwest.)

Primary activities at the Resort include half day whitewater rafting and inflatable kayak trips on the class III Peshtigo and class IV Menominee Rivers. Wildman also offers half day challenge course activities, kayak lake tours, zip-lining, rock climbing, paintball and stand up paddle boarding. 

Wildman Adventure Resort has a river front campground as well as cabins that range from rustic to deluxe. Our facilities also includes a small retail store, bar, restaurant, and golf course. Activities are available from April through October with peak season being Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

The Employee Experience

We support a fulfilling experience by challenging each team member to a variety of responsibilities. Many life skills are strengthened at Wildman and many strong lasting relationships built.

No experience required. We are excited to train the right people!

Ideal Candidate

A cheerful, supportive, and flexible disposition is required to join our team.

Room and Board

Onsite housing is available and is traded for various tasks around the facility. There is an employee common area in addition to the living quarters.  It is equipped with refrigerator, microwave, satellite TV, DVD player, and wireless internet access. Occasional meals provided.

Employee Perks

You will live and work in one of the most spectacular areas in the midwest while being surrounded by interesting, enthusiastic and motivated people who love being outdoors. You will have the opportunity to learn new skills and work together as a team while you facilitate outdoor adventures for our guests, providing them with some of the best experiences of their lives.  As you work with the guests, you will witness them change as they are re-energized during a weekend getaway.

We offer a competitive wage as well as tips. During the season, employees are encouraged to explore the local area in their downtime.  We offer discounted trips for friends and family and an experience you will never forget. 

Getting Here and Getting Around

Many of our employees have personal vehicles for transportation around the local area. A bike is a good idea for transportation around our properties.

The closest major airport is Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB) in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  The airport is located approximately 1.5 hours from the Wildman Adventure Resort.  We can help arrange transportation to/from the airport.

For Fun

  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Kayaking
  • Paintballing
  • Climbing Tower
  • Zip- Lining
  • Mud-Obstacle Course
  • Golf
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding
  • Hiking
  • Fishing/Swimmimg
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Horseshoes
  • Nearby beaches
  • Team activities
  • Mountain Biking

Our Jobs

We're looking for flexible, energetic people who love the outdoors and want to engage in a variety of outdoor multi-sport activities. You'll need to love being around people and be passionate about creating an exceptional experience for our guests.  Your attitude and communication skills as well as a willingness to learn new things are the most important qualities.  We can teach you what you will need to know about these trips.  

We are accepting applications for the summer of 2018 and encourage applicants to explore and engage in many aspects of the business. As a guide, you will be involved in as many activities as you feel comfortable. More opportunities are available to those who are more versatile. No experience required.

Various certifications including First Responder, Swiftwater Rescue, AMGA affiliate and top rope experience, and C.D.L are a plus but not required for guide positions. CPR and First Aid certifications are required and can easily be obtained.

Preference is also given to those that are available from mid May through the beginning of September.

Applicants must be 18 years old at date of hire.

Applicants must be drug free.

Customer Service

Adventure Consultant

Guest Services: It's not your typical desk job! Think about the adventure of working and living in the outdoors this summer. Surrounding yourself with other high energy, upbeat, fun loving people who love the outdoors.  Work this summer in in the middle of a pine tree forest in rustic housing with a team of people who have a desire to create lasting memories for our guests. We work hard planning vacations and providing our guests unforgettable experiences.

Specific Skills: Exceptional personal, written, and phone communication skills. Attention to detail, accuracy, and deadlines. Ability and desire to contribute to the company's growth. Ability to adapt and work in a fast pace environment.

The Personality That Fits: A person who is passionate about outdoor adventure and can verbally express this passion to potential customers and onsite guests. Someone who is upbeat, personable, and gets along well with customers and co-workers. Comfortable picking up the phone, talking to a stranger, helping someone out, or setting someone straight in a firm, yet professional way. A flexible person who adapts well in an ever changing environment. Able to switch projects and focus with ease on an as needed basis. Someone who naturally greets customers in a warm, welcoming and pleasant fashion. Strives to provide our guests information that can enhance their visit. Someone who is self motivated and can work independently. Someone who appreciates beauty, a simple lifestyle, and a scenic 20 minute ride to the nearest grocery store in a rural community. Someone excited about the rustic employee housing and smiles when random wildlife pays you a visit. Someone who wants to work as a team and set their peers and management up for success. Someone who is truly invested in the success of the company and wants our guests to have the time of their life.

Who We Are: We’re a small, independent and innovative outdoor adventure company with a 25+year track record of success. We work with guests from across the Midwest, throughout the United States, Canada, and other parts of the world offering vacation experiences that are unique and adventurous. We have two locations and entertain and lead groups of guests in activities from both locations like whitewater rafting, stand-up paddle boarding, high ropes course,rock climbing,lake kayak tours, zip-lining, paintball and golf. We also offer a bar, restaurant, variety of lodging, meal packages and a small retail store. As a team, we have lots of fun! “The work hard, play hard mentality.” We strive to provide our guests with the best possible experience from the time they make their first phone call to the moment they leave our resort.

Where You'll Be Working: We have a professional, yet fun and casual office environment in the wilderness of northern Wisconsin. We are located in the towns of Silver Cliff and Niagara. Our two river locations are 40 miles apart and our offices and activities are split between the two locations. We often gather as a team for dinner and various team building activities such as ultimate frisbee, volleyball or a pie eating contest.

When Your Here: This is a full time summer position. Our peak season lies between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend. You will be expected to be here for as much of that time as possible. Actual work hours can be somewhat flexible as arranged in advance and you will start averaging around 30-40 hours per week, then increasing to a consistent 40 hours per week.  We are the busiest on the weekends, therefore you should plan to be interacting with our guests mostly every weekend.

What You Can Expect From Us: We are very focused on creating an extraordinary guest experience and to do this we must be able to think quickly and problem solve without the guests ever knowing about any problems that may arise. You must be able to stay composed and positive at all times when dealing with guests, which means we'll be expecting a lot from you. We offer an open line of communication. We have high expectations of our staff, and will place a lot of responsibility in your hands. Salary for this position will start at $9/hour plus incentives. There is a 30-day trial/training period, and compensation is based on how one demonstrates value to the organization and invests in the company’s success. Offering many opportunities to build your skills, expand your resume, and manage projects specific to your own interests and goals.

The Wildman Team: Has the opportunity to partake in all of the activities that we offer as well as invite family and friends along at a discounted price. We strongly encourage our employees to become active in all the activities that we offer. 

Think This Job is for You? Loving the outdoors and living and working in the outdoors for a summer are two very different things. We hope this gives you a full understanding of what it’s like to be a member of our team. If you’re intrigued by what you’ve read, our company has a lot to offer. Our staff is treated with great respect, presented with an opportunity to work in the outdoor adventure/travel industry, and offered a position with great variety and you’ll gain character, knowledge and experience that will help you in all parts of your life.

Guide

Adventure Guide

Wildman Adventure Resort

Outdoor Adventure Guide: Visualize yourself on a team of high energy, upbeat, fun loving people who love the outdoors and our picturesque properties in northern Wisconsin. You would live in rustic housing and work in the middle of a pine tree forest with a team of people (some unexpected wildlife too) who have a desire to create lasting memories for our customers. Each day, we work hard providing our guests with unforgettable experiences.

Specific Skills: Exceptional personal communication skills. First aid and CPR training is required. Experience in outdoor adventure activities and First responder/EMT certifications a plus. No experience necessary. On the job training (related to each activity) is available for all of the outdoor adventures we offer.

The Personality That Fits:  A hard working person who is passionate about outdoor adventure and can verbally express that passion to our guests. Someone who is upbeat, personable, and gets along well with guests, and co-workers; someone who is comfortable talking to a stranger, helping someone out or setting someone straight in a firm, yet professional way. Someone who is excited about the rustic employee housing and smiles when random wildlife pays them a visit. A flexible person who adapts well in an ever changing environment. Has the willingness to learn and naturally greets customers in a warm, welcoming and pleasant fashion. Strives to provide our guests with information that can enhance their visit. The ability to entertain in his/her own way, and to adjust your style appropriately for the group. Someone who is self-motivating and can work independently. Someone who can take on a project and "get it done." Someone who appreciates beauty, a simple lifestyle, and a scenic 20 minute ride to the nearest grocery store in a very rural community. Someone who wants to work as a team and set their peers and management up for success. Someone who is truly invested in the success of the company and wants our guests to have the time of their life.

Who We Are: We’re an independent, and innovative outdoor adventure company with a 20+ year track record of success. We work with guests from the Midwest and throughout the United States, Canada, and other parts of the world offering vacation experiences that are unique and adventurous. We have two locations and entertain and lead groups in activities from both locations like whitewater rafting, stand up paddle boarding, high ropes course, rock climbing, kayaking, zip - lining, paintball, and golf. We also offer a bar, restaurant, a variety of lodging, meal packages and a small retail store. As a team, we have lots of fun! “The work hard, play hard mentality.” We have a great return customer base and strive to provide our guests with the best possible experience from the time they make their first phone call to the moment they leave our resort.

Where you'll be working: In the great Wisconsin Wilderness! You will spend very little time indoors and instead you'll be on the river, on the trail, or in the forest. We have two locations from which we run trips, Silver Cliff, WI. and our second location is in Niagara, WI (40 miles apart.) Guides will be required to work at both locations, so be prepared to travel. Many of our guides don’t feel like this is work. They love their jobs and the guests see it. We often gather as a team for dinner and various team building activities such as Ultimate Frisbee, sand volleyball or a pie eating contest.

When Your Here: This is a full-time position, but there is a definite opportunity for side jobs and increased hours over time for the right person. Our peak season lies between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend. You will be expected to be here for as much of that time as possible. Actual work hours can be somewhat flexible and will start averaging around 20-40 hours per week. Because we are the busiest on the weekends, you can plan to be guiding almost every weekend.

What You Can Expect From Us: We are very focused on creating an exceptional guest experience, and to do this we must be able to think quickly and to problem solve without the guests ever knowing about any problems that may arise. You must be able to stay composed and positive at all times when dealing with guests, which means we'll be expecting a lot from you. We have high expectations of ourselves and our staff, and will place a lot of responsibility in your hands. Starting pay for this position will range from $8/hr-$14/hr, depending on experience and averaging approximately 20 – 40 hours per week to start, plus tips. There is a 30-day trial/training period and compensation is based entirely on the person’s demonstrated value to the organization and investment in the company’s success. As an employee of Wildman Adventure Resort, you will have the opportunity to partake in all of the activities that we offer as well as have the opportunity to invite family and friends at a discounted rate to join you during these fun adventures. We strongly encourage all of our employees to become fluent in all of the activities that we offer, which in turn will provide you more opportunities for work.

If You Think This is You. We hope this gives you a full understanding of what it’s like to be a member of our team. If you’re intrigued by what you’ve read, our company has a lot to offer. Our staff is treated with great respect, presented with an opportunity to work in the outdoor adventure/travel industry and offered a position with great variety. You’ll gain character, knowledge, leadership skills and experience that will help you in all parts of your life.

Food and Beverage

Bartender

Bartender / Event Organizer: On the Wildman Adventure Resort property we have a 9 hole golf course, bar and restaurant. Guests gather here in-between adventure trips viewing photos of their trips and playing a round of golf. We cater to our adventure guests, the local community and our golf members. As a bartender, you would be responsible for:

• Creating a connection with customers and providing timely service and an excellent experience to our guests. • Taking orders, mixing and serving drinks and collecting money.

• Prepare light food and assist kitchen staff while delivering food in a fast paced environment.

• Maintaining a clean bar, bathroom, work area and tables. • Inventorying stock and ordering supplies as needed. • Greeting and checking golfers in and out.

• Organizing special events such as golf outing or golf tournaments.

The right person is an honest, high energy, friendly and professional with a desire to connect well with others. We are looking for someone self motivated and able to work independently with good communication skills. Experience is preferred but we will train the right person. Golf knowledge is a plus. An ideal candidate, loves to work with people, show our guests a good time and wants to have fun on the job. You are empowered to get creative and mix and name your own drinks. Have your very own adventure signature cocktail! When our adventure trips are over, the crowd heads to the bar to view photos and talk about the highlights of their trip. When our guests are out on trips the bar is much quieter. Many times you will need to take charge to make good use of your time. Starting salary is $7.25 per hour plus tips. The position is full time or can be a great way to mix things up and maximize your income potential if you are a guide or reservationist by day. If this interests you, or if you have questions about a position as a bartender and event organizer, please submit your application.

Housekeeping

Housekeeping

For the success of our business, it is critical we have a strong housekeeping team. Clean cabins make for happy guests and excellent reviews. Attention to detail and taking pride in your job makes this job a rewarding one. This 20-30 hour/week position can be shared with another job within the company to maximize your summer experience at Wildman and your income potential. With this job comes great responsibility and leadership opportunities. We hope you will consider joining the housekeeping team. No experience necessary, starting salary is $7.50/hour. Rustic staff housing included.
Photography Sales

Photographer/Action

Wildman Adventure Resort is all about action and we want you to capture it. You will interact with our guests before and after their trips. Group photos will get the energy started. Then, from the banks of the river you will photograph each boat of 8 people as they experience class 3 and 4 rapids from a 16 foot whitewater raft. Later, you will display your photos from the bar while each person relives that incredible moment. Your pay includes a flat rate for every rafting trip you photograph plus a commission for each USB you sell from that trip. These sales are typically quite easy to obtain. This is a full time position and very rewarding. An adequate camera is required. Sales experience a plus however, we are happy to train.

How to Apply

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