Summer employment opportunities!

Calling all college students, experienced river guides, commercial drivers & outdoor enthusiasts!

Raft California is part of the Tributary family of outfitters and holds more unique river permits than any other white water rafting outfitter in California.  Working for us doesn’t mean you will be stuck on the same river trip all summer long! 

We endeavor to bring happiness and life changing opportunities to our guests as well as our staff.
We aim to continue our legacy of sustainability for future generations.
We value human kindness and spiritual growth.
We believe rivers are the thread that hold all of these things together.

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

  • Competitive pay and advancement opportunities

  • Most competent, mature, and friendly staff

  • Variety – one day and multi day excursions

  • Advanced Guide Training

  • Cool swag

Available Positions for the 2023 Rafting Season

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.

White Water Raft Guide Job Description

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.

White Water Raft Guide Job Description

Requirements

  • Must possess a valid Commercial Drivers License with passenger endorsement at a minimum
  • Understand and agree to the required Drug/Alcohol tests (paid for by Tributary Whitewater Tours)
  • We will train you to take photos
  • Applicant must be physically able to walk around on unstable terrain

Photographer & Shuttle Driver Job Description

Requirements

  • Must possess a valid Commercial Drivers License with passenger endorsement at a minimum
  • Understand and agree to the required Drug/Alcohol tests (paid for by Tributary Whitewater Tours)
  • We will train you to take photos
  • Applicant must be physically able to walk around on unstable terrain

Photographer & Shuttle Driver Job Description

Requirements

  • Must possess a valid Commercial Drivers License with passenger endorsement at a minimum
  • Understand and agree to the required Drug/Alcohol tests (paid for by Tributary Whitewater Tours)

Shuttle Driver Job Description

Assistant to our commissary manager, must have Food Handlers Certification.

Commissary Assistant Job Description

Admin/Commissary/Shuttle Assistant – Must possess a valid Commercial Drivers License with passenger endorsement at a minimum.

Oregon Operations Assistant Job Description

Employee Benefits at Raft California?

We make sure our wages are at the high end of our industry.

New for 2022 – we are still nailing down the final details of our employee match program for retirement plan savings. 

Our reservations system is also the same tool we use to schedule employees. It is easy to check your schedule online, see who is working with you & more. 

We use ADP for our payroll. Time/jobs are logged via your phone or any other device. Any certs or necessary documents are uploaded for manager approval & stored in your profile. 

We know that times can get rough. Our staff has full access to the resources provided by Canopy.  This is a 3rd party affiliate for confidential assistance in almost anything including; financial guidance, emotional support, substance abuse support, family planning etc. This is a free program to everyone on our staff.  

Still have questions?

Basic Requirements for ALL employees:

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

Tributary Whitewater (dba: raftcalifornia.com) 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.

Basic Requirements For Guides:

Basic Requirements For Drivers:

  • Must possess a valid Commercial Drivers License with passenger endorsement at a minimum.
  • Understand and agree to the required Drug/Alcohol tests (paid for by Raft California)