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 $500 / 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: Photographer

Shoot photos of our Class III and IV whitewater rafting trips. Explore the Kern, develop or enhance your photography skills, support guests upon arrival and departure, help maintain our rafting center, and be exposed to world-class whitewater!

How to apply: Email office@kernrafting.com

Position: Reservations

Work with a fun group of people to provide awesome customer service. Engage potential customers and help our guests feel comfortable, prepared, and pumped for an adventure on the water that can be life-changing. Sell a premier experience with a focus on quality and professionalism.

How to apply: Email office@kernrafting.com

Position: Bus Driver

Class A or B licensed required with passenger endorsement. Our equipment is a mix of stick and automatic as well as one bus with airbrakes.

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