Wildwater Employment Opportunities
Raft GUIDE & RANGER SCHOOL/TEAM TRAINING
Training, First Aid Classes, Other Events
Training dates are provided to staff on a per location basis. Please contact the Location Manager to discuss specific dates.
Raft Guide School Info
4 days of raft guide training on the Chattooga, Nantahala, Pigeon and Ocoee Rivers for accepted applicants only. The course cost covers meals, boarding, classroom materials, PFD, plus transportation to the rivers where we will be training. While we do not guarantee employment upon completion of the course, we will endeavor to place everyone with Wildwater or will assist each Guide School candidate in placement with another rafting company. Individuals interested in attending Guide School must first fill out an employment application and receive an invitation to participate.
We start each day with classroom instruction, followed by on-water training. After dinner there is additional classroom training, so expect long days. Along with meeting new people, this dynamic learning experience will give you basic whitewater and rescue skills, communication skills and an understanding of Guest services in the whitewater industry.
Topics covered: Understanding whitewater, paddling strokes, raft maneuvering, river signals, communication with crews, Guest services, minimizing risks, emergency procedures and river rescue.
Wildwater & NGCT Open Jobs
We are now accepting applications for the 2022 season for raft guides, canopy rangers, food service, CDL drivers, housekeeping and reservationists. Once we receive your application it will be forwarded on to the manager at the location where you are interested in working. They should contact you with further information and/or an interview.