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.
We offer competitive pay, per diem pay, subsidized training, health insurance reimbursement, 401k with company match, pro deals, annual gear package, top-notch equipment, caring and experienced management team and growth opportunities. Guides also have opportunities to experienced a variety of rivers in our locations.
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
Oregon Assistant Manager (full time-seasonal) – Grants Pass, OR
Oregon Operations Assistant (full time-seasonal) – Grants Pass, OR
WHITEWATER RIVER GUIDES
Now hiring for the 2021 season. Though applications may be submitted at any time, most hiring will occur between January and April.
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)
BASE OPERATIONS SUPPORT STAFF
Oregon Office/Food Packer/Warehouse Worker – Grants Pass, OR
Seasonal Outdoor Retail Sales and Camp Associate – Coloma, CA
Commercial Drivers – Multiple Locations
“An industry leader who does things the right way”
“A family company that cares…for the guests, for the environment and for the employees”
“OARS is a family owned and operated business and when you work for OARS you are part of the family.”
“Beautiful rivers, top notch equipment, really good management and just a great way to live.”
“One of my favorite things about being an OARS raft guide is working the Pam and George Wendt Foundation Trips, and giving youth in the surrounding communities a chance to get outside and experience the fun that is whitewater rafting.”