Employment

Thank you for your interest in working with Osprey Rafting! Please know that your willingness to wear different hats makes you a valuable canditate, when filling your application please don't forget to mention what other qualifications you have. Good examples are: construction experience, mechanic skills, computer skill's, electrician, first aid, etc.

Chef: Osprey Rafting can feed up to 10,000 people in a summer this includes our BBQ's at three different locations, and river lunches, We need a professional to help us develop a menu, and take on the logistics of managing our locations,  inventory, and food cost.. We have plenty of Guides with food handlers cards that can flip burgers. (Not all burgers are created equal)

Raft Guides: Two to three years experience preferred. 2016 is looking to be a big water year, if you have the experience, motivation, and are ready to hit the water, please apply below. If you are a first year guide please apply and inquire about a check off trip with our river manager.

Drivers: Do you have experience driving a school bus and have a valid CDL? If yes please apply ( a driver that could handle oil changes, and basic maintenace would be seriously considered for this position ).

Photographers/Social Media Coordinator:  We are looking for individuals to follow our trips down the river to capture the action! We manage thousands of images throughout the season. The ideal candidate needs to posess strong organizational skills, be athletic to keep up with the river trips, and have a good understanding of computeers/social media. Please apply and attach examples of your work.

Office Staff: Must have great customer service skills, be able to answer phones and take reservations. Retail experience is a bonus. Please apply with us below. 

River Tube Rental supervisor: Tubing starts in late june or july, if you are looking for a challenging position managing up to 200 rentals a day, including coordinating sun block application, shuttles, and food. Please apply. This is not a job for slackers, a great way to get introduced to the business side of a rafting company.

Everyone who applies for a job with this company is subject to a Criminal History Background Check.. No Exceptions!!

 

Guide Training:

Raft guides are some of the most interesting charasmatic people you will ever be around, The one common theme found amongst Raft guides is a unwillingness to follow conventional society's line of thinking, If you have the desire to become a white water expert.  Then raft guiding is for you. Pushing rubber for a living can take you all over the world to experience different cultures and have the amazing oppurtunity of being on rivers and sharing mother nature's wonders with people from all walks of life. All this while making a living. If you are ready to experience a life changing adventure then sign up!

 

 

One class available:

Weekends starting April 1st to May 7th.  Class will be 8 days of intensive training followed by 4 additional  days of shadowing (minimum class size is 6 people hurry up and sign up) 

Price $500 -If needed a Payment plan can be arranged by calling 509-548-6800 and ask for Susan. 50% deposit required to secure your spot.

Completion of course guarantees the opportunity to work for Osprey Rafting Co.

Osprey Rafting is the premier company for rafting excursions on the Wenatchee river. As the only rafting company located in Leavenworth, we are able to give guests experiences that no other company in the valley can offer. Our exclusive put-in location gives us the opportunity to run the only Class IV rapids above the commercial section of the Wenatchee: Triple Shot and Tinley Falls. Osprey's trips end at a private beach take out with live music on Saturdays and a barbeque lunch for guests and guides.

As the local guide company in the valley we have developed a deep knowledge and understanding of the river as well as deep roots in the community, something that we can share with every new guide. With our training, we can help you become a top caliber guide while getting to experience the thrill of running the state’s most sought after whitewater. Osprey guide trainees also have access to leading industry discounts on all of your river gear. Each year we open our doors to newcomers who would like to learn the art of river running. We promise to teach you the safest way to enjoy one of nature’s most exhilarating challenges, a skill that can take you all over the globe in search of adventure.

Osprey River Guide training teaches the necssary skills to navigate class III, IV, and V whitewater rapids, River Rescue techniques, and invaluable life skills with employment opportunities upon completion. This intense 5 weekend course contains above and beyond state requirements to become a professional river guide. Students will achieve first aid and CPR certification prior to Check-off and becoming eligable for employment. Our guide orientation begins onApril and ends sometime in May, concluding with a “Check-Off Run” where you will take your first crew down the river as a competent guide.

Whitewater raft guiding is a fun, challenging way to experience nature, meet people from around the world and develope lifelong friendships all while earning a paycheck. 

Come explore the river with us and experience the life-changing world of whitewater,  

Please Contact our office for further details.  509-548-6800 

 

 
 

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