Employment at Kern River Outfitters

Position: River Guide

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 or are looking to become a guide, then please complete this form. If you are a new guide, then you will be required to attend our Whitewater School. We discount the cost of the program to guide applicants down to $400 / person and covers a week of on-water training. *Meals and a place to stay are included in that rate*

Why guide for Kern River Outfitters?

  • 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.

Position: Wilderness Photographer

Shoot photos of our Forks of the Kern wilderness, Class-V rafting trips.

These are remote and wild rafting trips. Outings are two to three days length. Your job is to capture the rapids, camp life, and anything else that makes the trip special. You should have your own gear for this position, be comfortable in whitewater, and be digitally organized.

How to apply: Email Matt Volpert at matt@kernrafting.com

Position: Bus Driver

Class A or B licensed required with passenger endorsement. Our buses are stick. Airbrake endorsement is NOT required.

How to apply: Please call 760-376-3370 or email office@kernrafting.com