Join the Raft California Team!

Summer employment opportunities for river guides, commercial drivers and outdoor enthusiasts!

Raft California holds more unique river permits than any other whitewater rafting  outfitter in California. Working for us doesn’t mean you will be stuck on the same river trip all summer long! Our guides are lucky enough to experience trips on the North Yuba, Truckee, Kaweah, East Carson and more

Our primary location is on the South Fork American River in Lotus, CA and our private campground is one of the best places on the river! We also have an outpost located at the Truckee River RV park for our Truckee River operations. 

We believe that rafting trips bring out the best in people. We feel that people respond to the beauty and challenge of the river, and in doing so, discover the best in themselves. In this hectic world, it becomes even more important to “get away from it all”. Our trips can take you deep into the splendor of the forests and mountains, just like the tributaries of rivers.

We are looking for people who are fun, safety conscious, team oriented, hard working, responsible, personable, fit, environmentally conscious, and ready for challenges!

Why work for Raft California?

  • Best gear and equipment in the industry
  • More unique river permits in California than any other company
  • Most advanced digital scheduling, time card, and reservation portal
  • Family owned and operated for 40+ years
  • Spacious guide living and accommodations
  • Competitive pay and advancement opportunities 
  • Most competent, mature, and friendly staff
  • Variety – one day and multi day excursions
  • Advanced Guide Training
  • Cool swag

 Still have questions?

Available Positions for the 2020 Rafting Season

We are currently seeking ideal candidates for the following positions. To apply please email info@raftcalifornia.com, please be sure to include resume and references.

    River Guide

    If you do not have prior river guiding experience then please sign up for our River Guide School! First year guides start guiding river trips once they are “checked off” on that run by a senior river guide or manager. 

    Reservation Staff

    Class B Shuttle Drivers

    Hospitality Coordinator

     

    Grounds Keeper

    Basic Requirements for ALL employees:

    • Legal status to work in the United States
    • Signed application and all forms (Including W4 and I9)

    Basic Requirements For Guides:

    Basic Requirements For Drivers:

    • Current California Class B License
    • Understand and agree to the required Drug/Alcohol tests (paid for by Raft California)

    Check out some of our amazing employees!

    Interview with Anna Weber, Operations Manager for Raft California (Featured on the Travel Wine Chick Blog October 19, 2018)

    Video of Jake Baker, Guide and River Manager for Raft California:

    Non-Discrimination:

    Raft California is an Equal Opportunity Service Provider.

    In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information is also available in languages other than English.

    To file a complaint alleging discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provided in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.