Job summary

JOB OVERVIEW This role will require you to safely guided river trips on up to Grade III & IV whitewater. Under limited supervision, you must be able to work independently using your own initiative.

This person must have strong interpersonal skills, be able to deliver high levels of customer service, have great group management skills, be a strong critical thinker and have the ability to problem solve. You will need to flexible and adaptable in tailoring trips to suit individual needs, abilities and expectations.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: First and foremost, uphold our mission "Create great memories for our guests"

Ensure trips are run in a safe and timely manner Reliable, self-motivated and enthusiastic with strong communication skills and the ability to talk with people from different cultures and backgrounds Physically fit and enjoy being outdoors in all weathers Must be able to lift, load and unload rafts/kayaks from a trailer (if a car roof will be in two persons) Cleaning and drying of client paddling gear (wetsuits, PFD's, splash jackets and neoprene booties) Ensure that vehicles are cleaned and fuelled as required after the tours Maintain a clean and organised work space at base and storage room Engage with guests and be attentive to their needs Must be able to lift, load and unload rafts/kayaks from a trailer or to a car roof (the raft will be lifted by two persons, at time) Must be able to work on team environment To deliver informative trips educating guests about the local culture and history Conduct tour talks while driving to locations and at viewing points along tour route Be aware of weather forecast and monitor weather conditions: river levels, wind, rain and air temperature More infos about our river activities ⇔ click here

QUALIFICATION REQUIRED: High school diploma in 'Outdoor Recreation' or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities Degree in Outdoor Recreation or related field preferred River Guide Grade IV certification preferred Three years of experience in facilitation and/or guiding outdoor adventure programs Current first-aid/CPR certification (3 years old) or Wilderness First Aid & Wilderness First Responder Preferred Excellent spoken and written English; Norwegian language is a strong advantage as well as any additional language skills * Experienced and capable whitewater kayaking skills are a strong asset.

* Mountain Bike Guide certification or relevant work experience are a strong asset.

HOW TO APPLY Please email your resume and cover letter to the attention of the General Manager at: with the title "River Guide Position"

Please include the following info:

CV must contain at least:

Your full name; ID number & Passport number; Date of birth; Address & contact info; Work history with task description, job duration and the company Manager phone number and e-mail for reference; Education & Certification; Language skills and level of proficiency; Courses & training qualifications; PDF Copy of Valid 1st Aid certificate. (minimum 16 hours certification)

PDF Copy of certificate with qualifications you may have. At least two out of four requirements from the list below:

Sea Kayak certification or relevant work experience River guide certification or relevant work experience with whitewater kayaking, river standup-paddling or rafting Mountain Bike Guide certification or relevant work experience Copy of Driver's License and details about your driving experience Note: You must have guided two seasons commercially at least to be considered a relevant work experience.

Let us know about any other interesting skills or any hobbies you may have.

We strong recommend Norwegians to apply. Applications can be submitted in English or Norwegian.

Deadline for application: Soon as possible.

We are looking forward to hearing from you. >> APPLY NOW >>

Krav til kompetanse | Qualification requirements Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder or similar Whitewater Rescue Technician Certification A degree or equivalent in Outdoor Recreation At least three years experience working in the outdoors and adventure tourism industries Have experience guiding/leading other outdoor activities such as mountain biking, hiking an stand up SUP boarding Conversational Norwegian language skillsas well as any other additional languages spoken Ønsket kompetanse | Desired competence Rafting Guide Certification on rivers grade III and above or at least three years previous experience on Grade III & IV Whitewater kayak qualification or at least three years previous experience guiding on up to Grade III & IV whitewater Current first-aid certification including CPR (minimum 16 hours course) Driver license category BE (with the ability to drive a car up to 8 passengers and with a trailer) Must have excellent spoken and written English skills Personlige egenskaper


Must be flexible and able to work weekends and public holidays Be organised and well presented Have the ability to manage risk and keep people safe when challenging clients to get a little out of their comfort zone and push their limits You must have strong communication skills and the ability to talk with people from different cultures and backgrounds You must be reliable, self-motivated and enthusiastic Physically fit and enjoy being outdoors all day in all weather conditions You need to love what you do

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Work experience is required
Duration of work experience:
Up to 1 year
Language skills:
  • English
  • Very good
  • Norwegian
  • Good
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About company

We are a small close-knit team who are extremely passionate about delivering unforgettable experiences in the outdoors for our clients as well as being extremely committed in continuing to develop our own personal skills in the process.We strive to employ individuals with a personal commitment to professionalism, safety and delivering exceptional levels of customer service. Outdoor Norway employees enjoy working in a team environment, leading and coaching a variety of outdoor activities and creating memorable... Read more

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