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We’re Hiring – Join the Tributary Team in 2022

Outdoor Adventure Jobs

Entry Level Outdoor Adventure Jobs & Admin Positions Available in California & Oregon

As our company continues to grow, we are actively recruiting new employees for many positions in California ( and Oregon ( We run white water rafting trips on many rivers in in the Northwest. We run trips on many challenging, unique & sought after rivers, making river guide employment with us competitive. Operations are located in many locations including Lotus, CA, Truckee, CA, Happy Camp, CA and Maupin, OR

Positions are available for a wide range of applicants including:

  • New & Experienced River Guides
  • Commercial Shuttle Drivers
  • Commissary Staff
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Reservationists
  • Maintenance/Grounds keeping

Do you already have experience working for an outdoor adventure company?

For experienced river guides, drivers, customer service reps, food packers & more.

Apply Online – You will need

  • The ability to legally work in the United States (US resident or International Work Visa already acquired)
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • 2 References

How do you become a Raft Guide?

Apply for our White Water Raft Guide School

If you are interested in an outdoor adventure job as a river guide you will need to gain some basic skills. We offer a 7 day Guide School Training Program that will immerse you in learning how to guide commercial rafting trips. 

Other Entry Level Outdoor Jobs

We will train or bring your skills up to speed 

We want to hire career seeking outdoor enthusiasts. Individuals who are passionate about rivers, unique experiences, sharing knowledge, and being a steward of nature. Many of our rivers and areas hold historical importance, and we want our employees to share that information with our guests as much as possible. We offer so many different river trips, including a Wine/Rafting Vacation Package and a Ropes/Rafting Family Adventure

Who are we?

We are a family of adventure seekers, river lovers, and story tellers. We look forward to the experiences that are yet to come. 

2021 End of Season Staff Photo 

2021 End of Season Staff Rafting trip on the Deschutes River 


Rafting Trip Update

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