River Guide and Support Staff Employment

Chugach Outdoor Center is currently accepting applications for the next summer season.
To apply for any of the following positions, please send a cover letter and resume to info@chugachoutdoorcenter.com.

Looking for solid Class IV/V raft guides with paddle boating and rowing experience. We run paddle assisted oar rafts at high water levels and paddle boats at all other water levels. All guides must hold current Swiftwater Rescue certification and have Wilderness First Responder or equivalent first aid certification. These classes will be offered in early May, at the expense of the guide, for those needing certification.


Our shuttle driver is responsible for driving loaded 15 passenger vans with trailers, helping guests get dressed before the trip, running shore safety in each of the three canyons, and basic vehicle maintenance. Must be comfortable driving and backing a trailer. Should be familiar with whitewater rafting and any swiftwater rescue training and/or medical training would be beneficial for employment.


The office assistant duties include taking phone reservations, checking guests in and out for rafting trips, merchandise sales, and general office tasks. Must have a basic knowledge of Microsoft Office software. Ideal candidate is friendly and personable, detail oriented, able to adapt to a fast moving environment and has a good sense of adventure. Organizational skills and ability to work unsupervised are a must.


Experience in action photography helpful but not required. Will be responsible for taking pictures of the whitewater trip from shore from various road-side trails. Must be comfortable hiking steep trails in all weather conditions while carrying camera equipment. All necessary photography equipment is provided.

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