River Jester (Guide Assistant)

Vacancy Details
Job Category: 
Guide Jobs
Location: 
Idaho
Contract Duration: 
Seasonal Full Time

Each year ROW seeks to hire a motivated individual interested in sharing the wonders of nature with children and families in an outdoor adventure setting. The River Jester assists ROW's guide staff on all "Family Magic™" trips on the Salmon River Canyons, four and five day trips designed for families with children ages five to 14.  Like Swampers (see Swamper Job Description for more information), the Jester helps pack up camp each morning, rides on the cargo raft down a beautiful, remote whitewater-filled canyon during the day and helps the cargoboater set up an attractive river village.  While in camp each afternoon and evening, the Jester leads a range of nature-focused activities and games for children and families.  River Jesters join an experienced staff of fun-loving, thoughtful and talented outdoor professionals with a tremendous passion for the natural world. Being a River Jester can be hard, physically demanding work, full of long hours. Yet it is also immensely rewarding as you share the wonder of nature with children in a remote river canyon.  Does this sound like your kind of adventure? Then apply to join our team!

Jester Duties:

  • Ride on the cargo raft and assist cargo boatman in daily set-up and take down of on river camp and other camp logistics
  • Work positively with all team members to implement logistical aspects of ROW trips, including pack-up and clean-up in order to provide guests with a safe, meaningful and memorable experience
  • Lead fun, engaging and educational activities focused on the natural world for children of varying ages and their families while in camp
  • Engage and respond to guests in a positive, friendly and supportive manner, including meeting their expressed and unexpressed needs
  • Take care of ROW equipment and facilities
  • Professionally represent ROW and its Mission, Vision and Values
  • Follow all policies and procedures as outlined in ROW's Guide Manual
  • Act as a good steward of the natural world and follow Leave No Trace practices

Jester Qualifications:

  • Legally allowed to work in the United States
  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • Physically fit, able to work long hours in the field and lift and carry heavy objects over awkward terrain
  • Solid communication skills with a young children and parent-age adults
  • Willing and eager to interact positively with a range of age groups, from small children to seniors
  • A positive, supportive team player
  • Ability to follow ROW's drug-free and tobacco free workplace policy
  • Experience with children in educational or summer camp-like settings preferred
  • Academic or professional background in natural sciences, environmental studies or related field preferred
  • First Aid and CPR training preferred

How To Apply:

Application Form



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