Wildwater Employment Opportunities

Join The Wildwater Team

Imagine getting paid to spend marvelous summer days splashing down whitewater rapids as a Raft Guide, or zipping through the trees as a Canopy Ranger. Wildwater was the first commercial rafting company in the Southeast and the first zipline canopy tour outfitter. We started in 1971 as a family-run business and have 3 generations involved today. We have grown year over year and now have more adventure centers in the Southeast than any other company. What's that mean for you? More opportunities for cool jobs and leadership development! Locations you can choose from, and move between, as you advance in our company, are:

  1. The Chattooga Adventure Center, based in Long Creek SC
    -Raft Guide positions, Canopy Rangers, Kayak Guides/Instructors, Food Service, CDL drivers, Housekeeping, Reservations, Front Desk, and Trip Leaders needed
  2. The Ocoee Adventure Center, based in Ducktown TN
    -Raft Guide positions, Canopy Rangers, Food Service, CDL drivers, Front Desk, and Trip Leaders needed
  3. The Nantahala Adventure Center, based in Bryson City NC
    -Raft Guide positions, Canopy Rangers, Jeep Tour Drivers, CDL drivers, Housekeeping, Front Desk, and Trip Leaders needed

    We are looking for friendly, outgoing team players to join us for the 2024 season! Wildwater is an inclusive company, with 3 Adventure Center locations in the Southern Appalachian mountains of rafting, ziplining, and other guided adventure experiences. We can offer you more guiding and leadership opportunities to develop into an accomplished outdoor professional than many other adventure companies.

Explore 2024 Open Positions

We are now accepting applications for the 2024 season for Raft Guides, Canopy Rangers, Food Service, CDL drivers, Housekeeping, Reservationists, and more. Once we receive your application, it will be forwarded to the manager at the location where you are interested in working. They will contact you with further information and/or an interview.


    more than A Summer Job - Outdoor careers start here!

    Wildwater's Southeastern adventure season traditionally begins in March and operates until November. Each adventure center location has open dates between March and May and close dates between September and November. Wildwater offers competitive wages and benefits to our team including housing!

    Wildwater provides all training and experience is not necessary for entry positions (guiding, canopy rangers, reservationists). You'll get thorough training and the opportunity to move up each season in responsibilities, skills, and leadership. With 5 different adventure center locations, you get to experience different parts of the southeast and different rivers and canopy courses, too. What you learn during your adventure seasons with Wildwater will give you lifetime skills confidence, strength, and the ability to work well with the public.  Join the Wildwater Team today!