River Guide Resume Samples

Rafting and kayaking are considered the most popular and exciting adventure sports today, and the River Guide is the person who can provide such experience to the participants. The most common daily activities associated to this post are listed on the River Guide Resume as – maneuvering safely through the difficult rivers, providing guidelines and tips to the travelers, meeting and greeting the members, loading and preparing rafts, executing crash courses in rafting, staffing the rafting shop, helping guests and handling reservations. These guides are also shouldered with the duty of leading a safe and fun rafting trip to the guests.

To make a career in this quintessential outdoor job, the following skills are needed wilderness skills; knowledge of the terrains of the area, river experience, rafting knowledge credibility; knot tying, and river signals proficiency, complete first aid training, and the ability to read rapid and dangerous rivers. Most of these guides attend the instructional school to gain their rafting knowledge.

River Guide Resume example

River Guide Resume

Headline : To obtain a position as a River Guide. Positive and encouraging attitude in every situation, with excellent communication skills. Holds safety as a value more than just a priority. 

Skills : Communication, Self-Management, Research, Critical Thinking.

Description :

    1. Taught other new guides about the river and at different river levels.
    2. Taught new guides about outpost and what duties required.
    3. Created a safe environment for customers through instruction prior to rafting.
    4. Overcame any fears of the customers during the trip, correctly handle.
    5. Provided geological, archeological, ecological, and historical interpretation of river systems overnight river trips.
    6. Responsible for Swiftwater operations and wilderness medicine. 
    7. Responsible for scheduling trips and selling merchandise.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
EMT


River Guide Resume

Objective : Seeking to attain a rewarding position that provides a challenging, but friendly work environment and utilizes education and past working experiences to promote growth and advancement. An opportunity to use skills attained in conjunction with attention to detail, writing, proofreading, and research abilities to work independently, multi-tasking, and organizing to achieve great results.

Skills : CPR Certified, First Aid, Typing 50 Wpm, Leadership.

Description :

    1. Describe tour points of interest to group members, and responded to questions.
    2. Provided directions and other pertinent information to visitors.
    3. Researched various topics, including site history, environmental conditions, and clients' skills and abilities to plan appropriate expeditions, instruction, and commentary.
    4. Drove motor vehicles to transport visitors to establishments and tour site locations.
    5. Trained other guides and volunteers.
    6. Taught skills, such as proper climbing methods, and demonstrate and advise on the use of equipment. 
    7. Guided groups of up to 18 customers down challenging class IV whitewater on the Snake and Salmon Rivers.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Paralegal Studies


River Guide Resume

Objective : Seeking a competitive and challenging environment where one can serve your organization and establish an enjoyable career. Strong ability to organize work processes to more efficiently complete work tasks. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment.

Skills : Customer Service, Risk Assessment and Situation Management, Class IV Boater, Expert Skier.

Description :

    1. Guided customers down the River.
    2. Instructed customers on proper safety practices.
    3. Organized and ran the Boat Yard.
    4. Assisted in transactions and collections.
    5. Transported guests from company headquarters to the top of the river.
    6. Transported guests from the end of the river back to the company headquarters.
    7. Arranged for tour or expedition details such as accommodations, transportation, equipment, and the availability of medical personnel.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BS in Psychology

River Guide Resume

Objective : Highly qualified River Guide with experience in the industry. Enjoy creative problem solving and getting exposure on multiple projects, and I would excel in the collaborative environment on which your company prides itself.

Skills : Detail-Oriented, People Skills, Communication Skills.

Description :

    1. Responsible for ensuring the safety of guests.
    2. Responsible for taking guests down Class III - V whitewater.
    3. Assisted and aid guests, patrons and departments by paying out jackpots, filling hoppers, using money pouches, making minor repairs on slot machines, .
    4. Assisted guests and patrons by being their single source of communication, information, and assistance during their on-premise experience, primarily in.
    5. Led groups of people in rafts down class I, II, & III rapids.
    6. Gave first-aid and emergency assistance to various customers.
    7. Mediated negative cross-customer interactions.
Years of Experience
Experience
0-2 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
BA in Wilderness Leadership

River Guide Resume

Objective : Accomplished and energetic River Guide with a solid history of achievement in Rafting. Motivated leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities. Areas of expertise include coordination, safety, and hand signals.

Skills : Planning, Agility, Customer Service.

Description :

    1. Led individuals or groups to tour site locations and describe points of interest.
    2. Planned tour itineraries, applying knowledge of travel routes and destination sites.
    3. Explained hunting and fishing laws to groups in order to ensure compliance.
    4. Sold or rent equipment, clothing, and supplies related to expeditions.
    5. Resolved any problems with itineraries, service, or accommodations.
    6. Guided clients per diem in the art of fly-fishing for trout on public and private waters. 
    7. Organized food and equipment for 3-5 day river trips, cooking for and entertaining guests. 
Years of Experience
Experience
0-2 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
Diploma

River Guide Resume

Summary : Accomplished and energetic worker with a solid history of achievement in customer service. Motivated leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities.

Skills : Time Management Skills, Social Perceptinvecesss, Able to communicate well with others.

Description :

    1. Guide various groups of people down the river including youth groups such as G.O.A.L.S.
    2. Gave intern on the surrounding wilderness areas and the river itself.
    3. Set up sanitary campsites and cooking meals.
    4. Made sure everyone has a fun and safe white water experience.
    5. Had several four and five-star ratings on trip adviser.
    6. Managed the tube yard and worked in office scheduling and coordinating trips. 
    7. Set up camps, and prepared meals for tour group members.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
GED

River Guide Resume

Summary : A creative, critical, and curious young professional with the ability to energize individuals and organizations to be the best they can possibly be. Seeking to obtain and hold a stable position to be able to support through college.

Skills : Positive Attitude, Ensure Safety, Powerpoint.

Description :

    1. Row a boat for 7+ hours a day for 5 days. 
    2. Served as Trip Leader, managing up to 6 guides for trips lasting 5 days or longer.
    3. Coordinated meals, camps, and activities while ensuring the safety, enjoyment, and comfort of guests.
    4. Responsible for taking people out on the river, and start campfires to keep warm.
    5. Worked for middle and lower river and zip line during the summer months. 
    6. Made sure customers have a good time and that they make it through the rapids safely.
    7. Conducted all duties associated with navigating whitewater rivers safely with clients.
    Years of Experience
    Experience
    7-10 Years
    Experience Level
    Level
    Management
    Education
    Education
    BA in Mass Communication

    River Guide Resume

    Headline : Seeking to obtain a long-term career opportunity where my vast experience can be applied to the fields of education, communications, environmental conservation, human resources, multi-media, or publishing.

    Skills : Communication Skills, Risk Management, Guest Service.

    Description :

      1. Organized training, safety, and guidance of 15+ novice paddlers per trip on scenic guided tours along the River.
      2. Analyzed customer data using excel spreadsheets to personalize emails.
      3. Guided whitewater rafting trips on the River, prepared food and gear for clients, drove shuttle.
      4. Guide Whitewater Rafting Train/License guides through Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association Drive. 
      5. Provided safe outdoor enjoyment for people of all ages.
      6. Guided river tours in the trip leader position daily for 120-200 guests at one time. 
      7. Engaged and responded to guests in a positive, friendly, and supportive manner, including meeting their expressed and unexpressed needs.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      5-7 Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Executive
      Education
      Education
      BA in English and Comparative Literature

      River Guide Resume

      Objective : Demonstrated track record of success working with diverse client populations in one-on-one and group settings. Seeking to better serve the world with the IT skills have gained from respectable companies.

      Skills : Organizational, Time Management, Team Player, Customer Service, Detail Oriented.

      Description :

        1. Co-led canoeing, and stand-up paddleboarding trips along rivers and lakes.
        2. Enforced safety and health regulations and emergency procedures.
        3. Completed all paperwork including camper evaluations, parent letters and trip reports, etc. in a timely, high-quality manner.
        4. Participated in routine camp maintenance, facility upkeep, and other duties as assigned. 
        5. Safely navigated oar and/or paddle rafts down Class I - IV+ rivers.
        6. Excellent risk management capability in remote settings.
        7. Worked positively with other team members to implement all aspects of a trip from pack-up to clean-up in order to provide guests with a safe, meaningful, and memorable experience.
        Years of Experience
        Experience
        0-2 Years
        Experience Level
        Level
        Entry Level
        Education
        Education
        BS in Outdoor Recreation

        River Guide Resume

        Objective : Service-driven Social Work graduate with a passion for helping seniors maintain independence and quality of life through person-centered activities.

        Skills : CPR, Cooperative Attitude, Ensure Safety.

        Description :

          1. Took people on rafting trips down the River.  
          2. Provided professional leadership and instruction to all campers
          3. Provided instruction in the wilderness camping, canoeing, and backpacking, during overnight trips
          4. Participated in camp programs, such as campfires, group singing, and games
          5. Guided and influenced the trail group's social interaction and personal growth
          6. Observed camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, and apply the necessary behavior-management techniques
          7. Promoted the core values - Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility
          Years of Experience
          Experience
          2-5 Years
          Experience Level
          Level
          Junior
          Education
          Education
          GED