OARS, one of the most respected outfitters in adventure travel, is seeking a Full-Time Seasonal Assistant Manager to support and help run the Oregon base of our operations. This is a non-exempt position that would be eligible for health benefits and participation in the 401(k) retirement plan.


The Oregon Assistant Manager works with the Regional Manager in Grants Pass, Oregon to facilitate all aspects of OARS Rogue and Lower Klamath trips.




  • Critical attention to detail
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, helping ensure positive communications with co-workers
  • Proactive work demeanor with good problem-solving skills
  • Highly organized in outdoor settings and in office requiring paperwork management
  • Effective time management; proficient at multitasking
  • Self-starter, good follow-through
  • Computer skills: Excel, Word, Google Drive
  • Ability to repair items; mechanically inclined





  • Be onsite May 1-September 30 for pre-season set-up and post-season close-down
  • Assists Regional Manager with scheduling, trip and vehicle logistics
  • Address scheduling changes as needed
  • Take initiative to ask questions and address concerns with scheduling, logistics and organization
  • Shop, organize and stock food and supplies
  • Knowledge of resources and contents of warehouse
  • Be available by phone and address needed schedule changes while manager is unavailable

Trip Leader (TL) Support

  • Assemble and sort paperwork
  • Stock Trip Leader box
  • Monitor and record pre/post crew meeting when scheduled
  • Order and prepare De-rig dinner when scheduled
  • Be on-site on load days when scheduled for load support and perform required tasks
  • Confirm shuttle numbers with Trip Leader
  • Confirm all De-rig next-day jobs complete


  • Verification of certifications and hiring paperwork
  • Knowledge of monetary record keeping
  • Scanning and filing of employee documents and receipts
  • Monitoring of vehicle logs, maintenance and training
  • Prepare and distribute weekly newsletters
  • Coordinate meeting times and vehicle inspections

Repair and Maintenance 

  • Repair equipment as needed
  • Facilitate daily upkeep of housing and laundry tasks
  • Upkeep of buildings and grounds as needed

Additional Responsibilities Based on Skills and Abilities

  • Shuttle driving
  • Guiding



Hourly wages (based on 40 hours per week)
$15.00 – $17.00 per hour depending on experience

Merit increases, dependent on individual and company performance, considered on an annual basis


  • 12 months of company-provided health insurance
  • Company-matching ($.50 for every $1.00 contributed up to 6% of gross pay) 401(k) plan after 1 year
  • Friends + Family discounts on OARS trips


This position is seasonal; approximately May 1 – September 30.

Probationary Period
The first 60 days of employment are considered probationary.



Interested candidates may submit a resume and cover letter detailing their interest in this position, as well as personal and employer references by email to: katew@oars.com with a subject line of “Oregon Assistant Manager .” No phone calls please.