Guiding for Kern River Outfitters

We’re looking to hire additional guides for the 2017 rafting season. With a larger schedule of available trips, we anticipate being busier than usual.

Application Information

Our guides are fun, intellectual, and family friendly. They work hard, are safety oriented, and love big adventures. If those last two sentences describe who you are, then we would love to hear from you.

If you are an experienced river guide, then please send us an email with your resume, and river log. Please also include a list of prior outfitters and their contact information.

If you are looking to become a guide, then please send us an email with your resume and a short paragraph on why you think you would make a great guide. Once interviewed, we will have you attend our Whitewater School.

Why guide for Kern River Outfitters?

  • We have competitive pay.
  • We offer guide housing for just $1 / day.
  • We have plenty of work available.
  • Our company culture rocks. We’re fun, intelligent, safe, adventurers.
  • With solid class III, IV and V whitewater, your whitewater skills will grow and stay sharp.
  • We have the longest whitewater season in Southern California, with some years extending to Labor Day.
  • We want you to have the best skill sets: Pay bonuses for WFR, EMT and higher certifications.

Whitewater School

Our Kern River Guide School is a six-day course designed to give newcomers to the sport of whitewater rafting the basic skills necessary to run whitewater rivers confidently and safely. This course is the first step in becoming a guide for Kern River Outfitters, but we also cater to the private boater who is interested in perfecting their rafting skills.

Our Guide School is limited to a small number of students and is taught by expert instructors noted for their experience and teaching ability. This limited class size allows our instructors to provide the individual attention necessary to produce top quality guide candidates. For additional questions or to sign up for our Whitewater School, call Matt Volpert at 1-760-376-3370.

Additional Employment

We are also hiring commercial drivers, photographers, office staff, and operations staff. Please call us directly to inquire about these openings, 1-760-376-3370.