Employment with OARS

A leader in the whitewater rafting and adventure travel industry since 1969, OARS is a second generation family-owned outfitter that seeks to match the best staff with our first-class rafting, hiking, and multi-sport guided adventures. Our year-round office staff averages more than 15 years of experience in the adventure travel industry and we have guides and operations staff who have been with us for decades.

OARS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or disabling condition.

We can only accept applicants who can legally work in the United States.


Current Employment Opportunities



We are currently accepting applications for experienced and inexperienced river guides for the 2020 season. Though applications may be submitted at any time, most hiring will be done prior to April 1st.

OARS Jobs for Experienced Guides (and those with limited experience)

OARS Jobs for New Guides (If you have not worked as a guide yet but want to)


There are no management positions open at this time.


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