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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:

Help meet, launch, and catch rafting trips. Take photos of our trips and manage our photo sales. Please email us to apply and learn more: