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Tributary Whitewater Tours offers customer service, full time and seasonal jobs. Our season ramps up in April and tapers off by October. Interested in learning how to be a whitewater raft guide? We have options for that too! See what other positions we currently have available.

  • Commissary Assistant

    Commissary
    $15.00 / hour

    The purpose of this role is to assist the Commissary Manager with inventory, preparing, transporting and serving of meals for Tributary Whitewater Tours guests.


    Requirements:

    • Current Food Handler’s Permit.
    • Current driver’s license.
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets.
    • Previous food preparation experience.
    • Strong organizational skills.
    • The ability to lift heavy boxes and coolers.
    • The ability to maintain a professional appearance and demeanor.
    • Knowing, understanding, implementation, and compliance with all applicable health codes in kitchen and food work spaces.
    • Must be responsible and make a full commitment to the job for the season.
       

    Job Responsibilities Include:

    • Reporting to the Commissary Manager.
    • Helping with all meal packing, preparation, serving, and cleaning.
    • Safety conscious practices in the kitchen and food work spaces.
    • Being familiar with day to day meal logistics.
    • Being able to adapt to changes in daily logistics.
    • Working outdoors in all types of weather conditions for extended periods of time.
    • Good time management.
    • Janitorial and grounds duties as needed.
    • Patience, creativity, and communication skills.
    • Having outstanding communication and rapport building skills with a variety of people.
    • Possessing the desire and ability to interact with guests in a friendly and professional manner.
    • Being on time and prepared for all scheduled shifts.
    • Maintaining a good attitude and keeping morale high throughout the season.
    • Practicing environmentally sound processes.
  • Raft Guide in Training

    $75.00 / trip + tips

    Our whitewater guide school will teach you the skills to become a commercial river guide.

    Guide School is ideal for college students or winter recreation workers interested in summer employment. To be eligible for employment, participants must be at least 18.

    We are looking for people who are safety conscious, team oriented, hard working, responsible, personable, fit, environmentally conscious, and ready for challenges! Rafting instruction is in paddle boats. Completion of our guide school does not guarantee employment.

    First-Aid and CPR certification are mandatory for commercial river guides. These are not included with our guide school training, in order to maximize on-river time. We highly recommend obtaining these certifications prior to the guide school.

    • 7 days.
    • See a variety of whitewater rivers.
    • Lunch included each day.
    • Camp at our campground on the South Fork American River.
    • Experienced instructors: skilled and ready to provide a safe, fun and informative outdoor adventure.

    Price: $750 + 8% state/county river access fee. 

    Click here to fill out an application for our Guide School.

  • Experienced Whitewater Raft Guide

    $85.00 / day + tips

    The purpose of this role is to guide our guests down our rivers safely,  enthusiastically, and professionally.

     

    Pay - Depending on experience: hourly work starting at $15/hour and river trip base rates starting at $85/day.

     

    Duration - Full Time Seasonal from May 28th 2022 - September 4th 2022. 

     

    Responsibilities include -  

    • Safely boating stretches of river

    • Providing a historical and environmental interpretive experience to our guests

    • Preparing delicious and appetizing meals

    • Ability to work outdoors for long days in diverse weather conditions

    • Gaining familiarity with and utilizing our reservations, scheduling and payroll systems daily 

    • Following all Tributary company policies and standard operating procedures

    • Making a full commitment to the job for the entire season

    • Being on time and prepared for all scheduled shifts 

    • Participating in pre and post trip packing, cleaning and debriefing

    • Being able to adapt to changes in daily logistics 

    • The ability to make critical decisions in a fast-paced environment

    • Possessing efficient time management  

    • Being receptive to constructive criticism about job performance

    • Communicating clearly and speaking to large groups

    • The ability to maintain a professional appearance and demeanor 

    • Possessing the desire and ability to interact with all guests and staff in a friendly and professional manner 

    • Maintaining a good attitude and keeping morale high throughout the season  

    • Helping with janitorial, grounds, camp work and additional duties as needed 

    • Displaying safety conscious practices on and off the river

    • Practicing environmentally sound processes such as Leave No Trace 

     

    Mandatory Skills and Qualifications -  

    • Must be 18+ years of age

    • Successfully complete Tributary Whitewater Tours’ Guide School or have completed whitewater guide school elsewhere

    • Valid I-9 documentation verifying the ability to work legally in the US

    • Current CPR certification - online course not accepted

    • Current Wilderness First Aid certification or above - online course not accepted

    • Current food handlers certification

    • Physical fitness at a level required to safely accomplish job responsibilities

     

    Desired Skills and Qualifications - 

     

    • Full Covid-19 Vaccination

    • Current Swiftwater Rescue certification (mandatory for trip leaders)

    • Current driver’s license - preferably a commercial driver’s license with passenger endorsement

    • Previous experience in the customer service industry

  • Shuttle Driver

    $120.00 / day + tips

    The purpose of this role is to drive passenger shuttles for our river trips safely, enthusiastically, and professionally.

    Requirements:

    • Possess a current California commercial drivers license with passenger endorsement and preferably an air brake endorsement.
    • Reporting to the Operations Manager regarding scheduling.
    • Reporting to the Vehicle Manager regarding vehicle needs and repairs.
    • Gaining familiarity with and utilizing Arctic to check work schedule daily.  
    • Completing thorough inspections of assigned vehicle(s) daily.
    • Filling out a driver log for each shuttle and filing as directed.  
    • Following gas card protocols as directed.
    • Being familiar with and responsible for take-out drink and travel lunch procedures.
    • Managing the cleanliness and general upkeep of the assigned vehicle.  
    • Being able to adapt to changes in daily logistics.
    • Must be responsible and make a full commitment to the job.
    • Possessing good time management.
    • Being on time and prepared for all scheduled shifts.
    • Safety conscious practices on and off the road.
    • Janitorial, grounds, camp work and additional duties as needed.
    • Working outdoors in all types of weather conditions for extended periods of time.
    • The ability to maintain a professional appearance and demeanor.
    • Possessing the desire and ability to interact with guests and staff in a friendly and professional manner.
    • Maintaining a good attitude and keeping morale high throughout the season.
    • Practicing environmentally sound processes.
  • Photographer & Shuttle Driver

    $160.00 / day + tips

    The purposes of this role are to photograph & drive passenger shuttles for our Truckee River trips.

    Location - Truckee, CA

    Pay - Depending on Experience - Starting at $ 80 /trip - multiple trips per day

    Duration - Full Time Seasonal from May 5th 2022 - approximately September 4th 2022

    Responsibilities Include -  

    • Gaining familiarity with and utilizing our reservations, scheduling and payroll systems

    • Completing thorough inspections of assigned vehicle 

    • Filling out a driver log for each shuttle and filing as directed

    • Following gas card protocols as directed

    • Managing the cleanliness and general upkeep of the assigned vehicle

    • Displaying safety conscious practices on and off the road

    • Working outdoors in all types of weather conditions for extended periods of time 

    • Gaining familiarity with and utilizing our camera, photo uploading and photography sales systems

    • Traveling to and from photography locations by foot on uneven terrain

    • Making a full commitment to the job

    • Being on time and prepared for all scheduled shifts 

    • Being able to adapt to changes in daily logistics

    • Possessing efficient time management  

    • The ability to maintain a professional appearance and demeanor 

    • Possessing the desire and ability to interact with guests and staff in a friendly and professional manner 

    • Maintaining a good attitude and keeping morale high throughout the season 

    • Being receptive to constructive criticism about job performance 

    • Helping with janitorial, grounds, camp work and additional duties as needed 

    • Practicing environmentally sound processes

     

    Mandatory Skills and Qualifications - 

    • Must be 18+ years of age

    • Valid I-9 documentation verifying the ability to work legally in the US

    • Current commercial drivers license with a passenger endorsement 

    • Physical fitness at a level required to safely accomplish job responsibilities

     

    Desired Skills and Qualifications - 

    • Full Covid-19 Vaccination

    • Previous experience in the customer service industry

    • Prior photography experience 

How to Apply

Please visit our hiring page and click 'Apply Now'. Be sure to have your resume and cover letter ready to upload. We look forward to hearing from you! Note - we are currently unable to hire anyone unable to legally work in the United States. Thanks for understanding. 


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