Employment at Sedona Adventure Tours @ the Verde River Adventure Center
Now Accepting Job Applications for the 2016 River Season
There are varied seasonal job opportunities at Verde River Adventure Center. The company was founded in 2007 and features guided rafting and kayaking trips, wine tours, hiking and an outdoor specialty store with sportswear, raft and kayak gear and a rental program with rafts, kayaks and canoes. Our river season runs from March through October, with mid-May through August being the busiest months. Guided river trips are conducted mainly on the Verde River in Camp Verde, Cottonwood and in Clarkdale sections (class I & II rapids).
Guides are responsible for safely guiding guests in oar and paddle rafts and providing professional meals, area interpretation and entertainment during the course of their trip. A guide rigs and de-rigs trips, maintains equipment and general warehouse upkeep. You will need a current CPR and First Aid certification (WFR or Emergency Responder). If you do not currently retain these or they have expired no worries classes will be held after you are signed up.
Applicants must have a sincere interest in working with people, be in good physical condition, and become knowledgeable in river safety techniques, area history, culture, geology and biology. Foreign language skills (particularly German, French and Italian) are a plus. Minimum age is 18 years old.
River Guide Subcontractor: Certain positions are available for those who have their own boat, gear and insurance. We would supply training, transportation of customers, customer boats, gear and snacks. This would be a weekly settlement, with safety, on time performance and customer satisfaction incentives. Must have own commercial insurances.
Drivers are responsible for safely transporting Verde River Adventure Center. guests, guides and trailered boats and gear to and from river access points, and for keeping vehicles serviced and clean.
Minimum age is 25, and all drivers must have a ‘clean’ (no tickets or accidents in the last three years) driving record, a DMV report will be requested prior to employment. Drivers must demonstrate proficiency driving a 15-passenger and in backing fully loaded trailers. Basic knowledge of vehicle maintenance is required. Applicants with current Commercial Drivers License (CDL) are preferred, but Verde River Adventure Center will train qualified individuals. Good communication skills and a pleasant attitude are essential.
Shuttle Driver Subcontractor: Positions are available for those who have their own van, insurances and would like a regular schedule and still be independent.
RAFT/KAYAK RENTAL STAFF:
This position involves handling reservations and information requests for raft, kayak and canoe rentals, as well as retail sales of boating equipment and accessories. This position may also require occasional shuttle driving (vans only) to transport renters and equipment to the river access point.
Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, possess excellent organizational skills and have experience in cash register operation. Experience and knowledge in rafting, kayaking and/or canoeing is highly desirable. Knowledge of the Verde River Valley area (attractions, activities, etc.) is a plus.
RESERVATIONS SALES STAFF:
Individuals can work from home and schedule your own days and hours. This is a commission based position and the responsibilities are making accurate reservations, handling information and reservation requests for river trips and boat and gear rentals. Additional responsibilities include answering customers questions and attending periodic sales and instructional meetings.
Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, possess an acceptable up to date computer to work from and good phone service. Knowledge of Arizona along with our outdoor activities of rafting, kayaking, wine tasting, hiking and the Verde River Valley area (attraction, activities, etc.) is a plus.