Employment Information

Each year we invite a wide variety of seasonal staff to join our team of returning members.  Most of our positions are entry level, and do not require any previous experience.  Please read below about the positions available, and keep in mind that if invited to join our team we will do our best to find the best fit for you.  Often times during training or the first couple weeks of work, new team members find their strengths are better suited for a different role than initially thought.  Many of our team members guide multiple activities, work in the office, or drive our shuttles as well.

At the bottom of this page, you will find the application.  Please let us know which position(s) you are interested in, and a little about yourself.

Our Season

Our season runs from May through October, with the busy season between early June and early September, peaking around 4th of July Week.  We offer flexible starting dates between April and June, and most staff finish up in September or October.  Many of our employees are students, teachers and ski area employees who work with us during the summer months.

Due to the nature of seasonal employment, it is difficult to guarantee full-time work to anyone, especially in the early and latter parts of our season.  For the first couple weeks there may not be as much work, but during the peak season there is typically as much work as you would like.

Benefits

Our positions require professionalism and commitment, but offer fun and recreation, working with people with similar interests, lifetime friendships, personal achievements, and a valuable work experience.  Our team is a tight knit group, and is often hanging out and going on adventures in the evening or on their days off.

Some of our benefits include:

  • Complimentary trips for immediate family members, based on availability
  • Free Staff Shirts
  • Opportunities for pro-purchases on outdoor equipment and clothing
  • Free CPR and First Aid Training
  • CDL training for qualified individuals

Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace

We are committed to a safe environment for our Team Members and Guests.  Pre-employment and random drug/alcohol testing is required for CDL drivers.  Post-accident drug/alcohol testing is required of all employees filing a workman’s compensation claim.  Any employee allowing drugs or alcohol to effect their work will be terminated.

Personal Appearance

A professional appearance is an essential ingredient to our success.  We rely on your good judgement, as a basic condition of employment, that you will keep your appearance in line with company standards. Your conduct on the job, after hours, and in the community is a reflection of you and our company. Please plan to respect yourself, your peers, and our company.

Pet Policy

In consideration of and safety for our Guests, employees, and your pets, pets are NOT allowed to come to work.

Documents Needed

Upon arrival for employment, be prepared to produce valid identification and one of the following documents to complete the employment process: Passport, U.S. Social Security Card, Birth Certificate.

Non U.S. citizens must have a valid U.S. work permit.

 

Job Descriptions, Qualifications, and Training

River Guide & Whitewater Raft Guide Training

Our guides have the largest impact on our Guests’ experience. While being a river guide is both fun and rewarding, it is also both physically and mentally demanding.

A two week river guide training course is required.  Guide School for 2019 will be held May 20 thru May 31 with weekends off. The cost is $350 for the course. Swiftwater Rescue Training is an extra ($150) but only necessary if employed by Lakota. We offer a FREE First Aid & CPR Course for anyone employed by Lakota but we encourage guides to attain a higher level of medical training. Participation in our guide school does not guarantee employment with Lakota Guides, but you will finish the course meeting Colorado State Standards, which will prepare you to work anywhere in the State. For more information about becoming a raft guide for Lakota, please fill out our application and then we’ll set up a phone or in-person interview to ensure that this is the right fit for you.

The training is a state certification which is yours to keep and take with you in the future.  Colorado has very high standards and the certification can easily be transferred to most other states.  If you are already a trained river guide in Colorado, this course would not be necessary, but you would still need to “Check Out” on each section of the river.

Once training is complete, you will also be required to have a PFD (lifejacket), Helmet, Whistle, and River Knife.  By this time you will have access to pro-deals, which will allow you to purchase these items at a significant discount.

  • Safety awareness is essential
  • Capacity to work outdoors in all types of weather
  • Outgoing personality, friendly, and able to assist all types of guests
  • Ability to work well under pressure and think quickly in emergencies
  • Must have First Aid and CPR (courses are available)

**If you are an experienced guide from another state, click here, for a form that can be used to transfer your training to Colorado.

Guide (ATV –  Jeep – Horseback – Segway)

Our guides have the largest impact on our Guests’ experience. While guiding our land activities is both fun and rewarding, it is also both physically and mentally demanding.  We hire guides for both specific activities and also multiple activities  When applying, let us know which activity(ies) you are interested in.

All of our land activities do require in house training.  This training is free of charge, and has flexible dates.

  • Safety awareness is essential
  • Capacity to work outdoors in all types of weather
  • Outgoing personality, friendly, and able to assist all types of guests
  • Ability to work well under pressure and think quickly in emergencies
  • Must have First Aid and CPR (courses are available)

If you are interested in joining our team for Land Based activities please follow this link: Glenwood Adventure Company.

CDL Driver

Our drivers shuttle our guests, guides, and equipment to and from the river and other destinations.  Our vehicles include both Vans and Buses, both often times pulling trailers.  Our drivers also maintain the vehicles in a neat and clean manner.  To operate our buses, a CDL with passenger endorsement is required, but air-brakes are typically not needed.

CDL training may be available, please inquire if you do not already hold a valid CDL.

  • DOT regulations require a physical exam & drug testing of all qualified applicants
  • Outgoing personality, friendly, and enjoy talking with all types of Guests

Office Staff

Our Office Staff are the first person with whom our Guests speak, either over the phone or in person, and are key to our guests having a great experience from the beginning.  A positive attitude is a must! This is a fun and often fast-paced job requiring someone who is detail-oriented and works well under pressure.

  • A genuine smile, outgoing and friendly personality with good communications skills
  • Fielding general information calls and inquiries, guiding the guests in their activity choices
  • Selling of all our activities
  • Management of online reservations and emails
  • Must maintain a professional manner and work well under pressure, remain calm, enthusiastic, and be flexible
  • Must be organized, detail-oriented, and possess good communication skills.
  • Use computers to check availability and record reservations accurately
  • Possible post office runs, bank runs, and other errands as needed

Application

Please let us know which position(s) you are interested in, and a little about yourself.