Friday, January 17, 2014

Become a White Water Raft Guide in Maine

Become a white water raft guide in Maine with Northeast Whitewater.
 

Northeast Whitewater is looking for both experienced guides and individuals interested in becoming Registered Maine Raft Guide's to join our outdoor adventure staff.  Whether you are looking for seasonal employment or the best outdoor adventure job, Northeast Whitewater can help you with your outdoor pursuits.  We are a commercial whitewater rafting company that operates on the Kennebec and Penobscot rivers. The Kennebec River (Level I License) is a high volume river with whitewater river classification up to class IV in technicality.  Whereas, the West Branch of the Penobscot River (Level II License) is one of the most technical rivers in the Northeast and has a river classification of class V. 

Northeast Whitewater is looking for energetic, athletic, positive, hardworking individuals with an eternal passion for the outdoors and willingness to share it with our guests (check out our guide profiles).  No whitewater experience is necessary, but it can be helpful.  Since we provide the best training in the State of Maine and have the best instructors, we can teach anyone whitewater skills to be successful in our training courses.  Whitewater Guide Training includes River Hydrology, Safety Techniques, River Etiquette, Day-to-Day Procedures, River Rescue and Daily Whitewater Rafting (lots of it)!  

We are located on the southern tip of Moosehead Lake at the gateway to the North Maine Woods and can offer you a summer job in a great place!  Our pristine location makes it an ideal place for staff to enjoy hiking, fishing, swimming, lake paddles and whitewater boating on days off.  We are also the only company that can raft both rivers from 1 location!

Requirements:
• 18 Years of old
• Basic CPR/First Aid (Wilderness First Aid or higher preferred)
• Ability to lift over fifty pounds
• Good physical condition
• Ability to complete 9-day guide training course
• Pay the State of Maine fees of $189.00
• Valid driver’s license  

Below is a summary of Northeast Whitewater 2014 Maine Guide Training & Outdoor Leadership Courses:
·       Registered Maine GuideCourse Recreation - May 10 - 12, 2014
·       Wilderness First Aid and CPR - May 17 & May 18, 2014
·       Whitewater Raft GuideTraining (Level I) - May 23 - June 1, 2014
·       American Canoe AssociationSwiftwater Rescue Course - June 7 - 8, 2014
·       Advanced Whitewater GuideTraining (Level II) - June 22-25, 2014  

* In order to register for Wilderness First Aid, CPR, and Level II Whitewater Training Courses, you must be registered in our Whitewater Raft Guide Training (Level I) course.  We are the only company that includes Swiftwater Rescue Training into our Whitewater Raft Guide Training Program!!!

Space is limited in all of our whitewater leadership courses. Call today 207-695-0151 to register for our upcoming 2014 Whitewater Guide Training Programs.  

Northeast Whitewater is also accepting applications for: 
·       Registered Maine Recreational Guides
·       Reservationists
·       Housekeeping
·       Transportation (CDL Bus Drivers)
·       Video Boater

What is a Video Boater? 

A video boater is an experienced kayaker confident in class III+ whitewater, catching eddies, not swimming and that grills lunch for daily rafting guests.  Knowledge of Final Cut Pro is preferred.  What paddler doesn't mind getting paid to paddle?!?! 

Seasonal work is not just a job, it's a lifestyle and we think that our whitewater outdoor leadership positions are a cool way to work in the outdoor industry.  You'll learn a lot, have fun and meet people from around the world.  Get started by calling our reservationists to talk about working in an exciting field, get a great tan and enjoy what Maine and Northeast Whitewater can offer you!


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