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Employment Opportunities

Join the Wet Planet Team!

Interested in being a part of the Wet Planet team? Check out the Wet Planet employment opportunities below for the 2019 season and join our professional, experienced, and stellar crew, also referred to as the “Wet Planet Family”. Each year, many of our staff return, appreciating the abundance of beautiful rivers to boat, the spectacular Columbia River Gorge area we get to live in, and the high quality, professional yet informal family atmosphere we have created at Wet Planet.

Please fill out this online application. Be sure to also submit a cover letter, resume, and any other pertinent information as needed for the position(s) to which you are applying (certifications, river log, etc.).

Note that you may indicate on your application if you are interested in working part time on the river, and part time in a different job ‘at Base’, such as working as a server or cook at the Cafe & Grill, marketing & reservations in the office, driving shuttle, or slinging espresso or taking photos as part of the base team.

Our season of operations: Our season starts April 1st through September 30, 2019.  Depending on position, you will be invited to start either in April, May or June. All full time positions for listed employment opportunities require full availability during July and August, through Labor Day weekend.

FOOD SERVICES – Full-time and part-time positions available at the Farm-to-Table themed Wet Planet Café & Grill. We feed a lot of people at Wet Planet. High quality food, working with the best locally sourced ingredients is very important to us, and we take pride in what we create! Responsibilities can include food preparation and/or serving, assisting with catered group events, preparing river meals for rafting and kayaking trips. Must be courteous, friendly, and enjoy working in an fun outdoor environment! Required: Washington Food Handler’s permit, Washington Alcohol Server’s permit. Typical shift hours are great: 11 AM to 7 PM.

  • Cafe & Grill –  Front-of-House Supervisor, Front of the House servers (possibly combined with Base Support Staff) (full time / May – through September)
  • Cook (cafe & events) (full time / May – through September)

BASE OPERATIONS:

  • Support StaffThe spill of the operation, and the crew that does a little bit of everything! Welcome our guests, provide top-notch guest service before/after trips in the shop, selling photos, and serving espresso drinks; take rafting trip photos; make reservations; drive shuttle to/from the river. It is the central hub at Wet Planet, and at times hectic, but where we create a warm, comfortable ambience for our guests. Must be friendly, energetic, outgoing, enjoy good guest service and pay attention to detail. Required: Current Drivers License, Washington Food Handler’s permit. (Full time and part time positions available, from April 1st thru September.)
  • Photographer – With experience in using a DSLR camera combined with a creative eye, our photographers extend our guests experience to where they relive their river experience at home.  Photo’s are taken on each White Salmon day trip, and sold at the base upon return of the trip. (Full time and part time positions available, from April 1st thru September.)

MARKETING & SALES OFFICE: 

  • Reservations Specialist – Provide detailed guest service in helping guests make online and phone reservations. Help maintain organization and quality guest care between reservations process and river trips. Assist with administrative support. Should have strong attention to detail, friendly demeanor, good communication skills, office experience and enjoy good guest service. (full time, or part time split position with other department / April thru September)
  • Marketing Assistant – Are you good with words? Are you a skilled and experienced writer? Do you see a good picture before you take it? Does social media get you excited beyond posting your own updates? Please join our team. (full time, or part time split position with other department / April thru September)

DRIVING & MAINTENANCE: 

  • Full Time Driver – for river shuttles and to help with daily vehicle and facilities maintenance. Required: Current CDL license with air break endorsement. (Full time and Part time from April through September)

RAFT GUIDES – DAY TRIPS / MULTI-DAY TRIPS:

  • Day trips – Paddle Raft Guide: Experienced part-time, and on-call raft guides.  Previous experience guiding on class III-IV whitewater necessary. Must be available July and August. Required: CPR and First Aid certifications. Preferred and recommended: swiftwater rescue certifications, WFR.  (FULL TIME RAFT GUIDE POSITIONS 2019 FOR DAY TRIPS HAVE BEEN FILLED, PLEASE APPLY FOR PART TIME POSITIONS, POTENTIALLY SUPPLEMENTED WITH BASE OR OFFICE WORK – SEE ABOVE)
  • Multi-day trips – Rowing Guide: You love multi-day trips and sharing that passion enthusiastically & professionally with your guests. Previous experience guiding multi-day trips on class III-IV whitewater necessary. Must be available July and August. Required: CPR and First Aid certifications. Preferred and recommended: swiftwater rescue certifications, WFR.

KAYAK INSTRUCTORS:

  • Lead Instructors and Assistants  for beginner, intermediate, and private kayak instruction.  Required: CPR and First Aid certifications. Preferred: swiftwater certifications, WFR, ACA certified. Lead kayak instructor positions require RRC, WFR, and ACA certifications ( Full time and Part time / May thru September).
  • Marketing Assistant Kayak School – love kayaking and sharing that stoke with the rest of the world? We are looking for passionate instructors who’d enjoy joining the marketing team when not on the river. (Part time / May thru September)

RIVER RESCUE INSTRUCTORS:  Certified and experienced instructor for teaching Rescue3 certifying SRT classes, and Sierra Rescue certifying RRC/RRC Pro classes.  Please email for more information.

INTERNSHIPS:  For 2019, we are looking for an intern, with – or in school for – a degree in the field of Sustainable Business Management.  If interested, please submit a proposal for your intended internship and desired duties/work.

For questions, comments, would like to hear more information about our employment opportunities in 2019,  a specific job and talk with someone directly, email us at employment@wetplanetwhitewater.com or call us at 1.877.390.9445. We look forward to hearing from you.