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Hiring river guides, photographers, drivers, and more for the 2023 rafting season.

2023 job openings

Employment at Kern River Outfitters

Open Positions

We are now accepting applications for the 2023 rafting season. Positions include river guide, drivers, and retail staff / photographers.

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.

Why guide for us?

  • We have competitive pay.
  • We offer highly subsidized guide housing.
  • 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.

How to apply: Complete this form.

We are hiring drivers for the 2023 rafting season. Our fleet includes vans, buses and trucks. Most of what you’ll drive will have a trailer on it. A CDL with a passenger endorsement is required. Please email us to apply and learn more:

Working at our Rafting Center and as a photographer means you will check in guests for the whitewater trip and then shoot photos of them. This is one of the best jobs at our company because you are independent and get to go hiking and shoot photos of the exciting rapids. No professional photographer background is required, we’ll train you on our equipment.

  • Must have a drivers license
  • Requires intermediate computer skills and excellent organization
  • Full-time and part-time available

How to apply: Complete this form.

This is a fast-paced position working in our office answering calls and helping with logistics. You should be knowledgeable of the area, comfortable on the phone, and able to navigate a computer with ease.

How to apply: Complete this form.