Colorado Whitewater Paddle Specialist

March 22, 2024

Job Description

  • Denver
  • $19.65/hour 

Avid4 Adventure

We are hiring Whitewater Specialists for the following Colorado locations: Boulder, Denver (Wash Park location) and Golden.

In this role you will:

  • Co-lead groups of up to 13 campers in age and developmentally appropriate instruction with outdoor activities including white water kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, Leave No Trace principles, and teambuilding.

  • Scout our whitewater site and assess for safety and run-ability. 

  • Standing in moving water or on riverbank to assist campers in putting in/taking out from the river. Employing basic moving water rescue techniques when appropriate such as the use of throw ropes.

  • You may also spend a couple days leading our multisport programming in mountain biking, climbing, and hiking (training is provided!) 

  • Serve as a role model and guide campers by exhibiting appropriate behavior, attitudes, and activities.

  • Follow and educate campers on safety protocols to ensure the safety and wellbeing of participants.

  • Provide exceptional customer service to parents and all participants in our programs.

  • If you are a trained Driver, transport up to 13 campers to and from program areas with company passenger vans

Important Details

  • Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 35-40  hours/week

  • Position Duration: Training begins May 18 -June 1, program depending. Camps run May 28 – June 10 through August 4 – 18, program depending.

  • Specialists: $19.65/hour 

  • Certification Bonuses: $125 – $400 per certification (up to $1,000) 

Your Background:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age by the start of camp

  • Must be at least 21 years of age to be eligible for a Driver position

  • Personal and/or professional whitewater experience is required. Must have familiarity with the following moving water safety protocols: reading class I-III rapids assessing and avoiding hazards, throwing ropes, foot entrapment, safety briefings, etc. 

  • +1 years of experience working with kids in a professional or volunteer setting preferred

  • Minimum of Basic First Aid & CPR certification by the start of camp (and we can point you in the right direction to get this done)

 Our Interview Process

You can apply for this position directly here:

After you submit an application, here is what you can expect next: 

  • Step 1: Complete a one-way video interview

  • Step 2: 20-minute live virtual interview and submit three references (personal and/or professional)

  • Final decision!!


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