Morrison’s Rogue Wilderness Adventures (MRWA) is seeking professional guides in helping us deliver exceptional experiences on the Rogue River for our guests. We offer a multitude of different kinds of rafting trips. Raft supported hiking trips, raft camping trips, lodge based rafting trips, and camp lodge combo rafting trips. MRWA is looking for qualified individuals who have solid class 3 & 4 whitewater skills (multi-day experience preferred), and are willing to bring the right attitude and personality to the table. We also have extremely competitive industry pay rates.
As we have over 45 years of experience on the Rogue River, MRWA is looking to only hire the best.
If you love the Outdoors and want to share that love with others and If you think you have the unique skill set that can embody our company’s mission, vision, and values, please apply today!
Our season is June-September with a training trip in May
Guide Duties and Responsibilities:
- Safely navigate oar and/or paddle rafts down the Wild and Scenic section (Grave Creek to Foster Bar) of the Rogue River
- Excellent risk management capability in remote settings
- Work positively with other team members to implement all aspects of a MRWA trip from pack-up to clean-up in order to provide guests with a safe, meaningful and memorable experience
- Engage and respond to guests in a positive, friendly and supportive manner, including meeting their expressed and unexpressed needs
- Provide meaningful interpretation to our guests on natural and cultural history topics pertinent to the trip, such as geology, Wild and Scenic Rivers, early homesteaders, Pacific salmon etc.
- Host guests at lodges and lead guest activities, such as hikes, games, storytelling or campfire music
- Prepare tasty, appealing riverside lunches, and breakfast and dinner on occasional camping trips
- Take care of MRWA’s equipment and facilities
- Professionally represent MRWA and its Mission, Vision and Values
- Follow all policies and procedures as outlined in MRWA Guide Manual
- Act as a good steward of the natural world and follow Leave No Trace practices
- Perform other duties, including a minimum of 15 hours of off-river warehouse work each season, as needed or assigned
- Legally allowed to work in the United States
- At least four year of previous commercial whitewater guiding experience; multi-day experience and experience with both oar and paddle rafts preferred
- A current 36 hour minimum or higher advanced First Aid certification (WEC, WAFA, WFR, WEMT, EMT preferred) along with current CPR
- Certified Swiftwater Rescue Technician 1 or higher at some point in professional career
- A positive, supportive team player
- Excellent verbal communication skills
- Physically fit, able to work long hours in the field and lift and carry heavy objects over awkward terrain
- Willing and eager to interact positively with a range of age groups, from small children to seniors
- Experience in guest services or group leadership preferred
- Academic or professional background or equivalent experience in natural science, western American history, environmental education or conservation related field preferred