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Rafting Guide & Kayaker


As a rafting guide and kayaker at Outdoor Norway

You will guide safe river trips on up to Grade III & IV whitewater.  

This person must have strong interpersonal skills, be able to deliver high levels of customer service, have great group management skills, be a strong critical thinker and have the ability to problem solve. You will need to be flexible and adaptable in tailoring trips to suit individual needs, abilities and expectations.


Apply before: 15th January 2024

Compensation: Hourly wage based on experience.

Contract period: 

One position from 3rd May to 20th October, 2024
One position from 1st June to 16th September, 2024
One position from 9th June to 23rd August, 2024

Start and end dates are flexible.

Available Positions: 3

Main duties and responsibilities

  • First and foremost, uphold our mission “Create great memories for our guests”
  • Ensure trips are run in a safe and timely manner
  • Reliable, self-motivated and enthusiastic with strong communication skills and the ability to talk with people from different cultures and backgrounds
  • Physically fit and enjoy being outdoors in all weathers
  • Cleaning and drying of client paddling gear (wetsuits, PFD’s, splash jackets and neoprene booties)
  • Ensure that vehicles are cleaned and fuelled as required after the tours
  • Maintain a clean and organised work space at base and storage room
  • Engage with guests and be attentive to their needs
  • Must be able to lift, load and unload rafts/kayaks from a trailer or to a car roof (the raft will be lifted by two persons, at time)
  • Must be able to work on team environment
  • To deliver informative trips educating guests about the local culture and history
  • Conduct tour talks while driving to locations and at viewing points along tour route
  • Be aware of weather forecast and monitor weather conditions:  river levels, wind, rain and air temperature

More infos about our river activities ⇔ click here


Key attributes

  • Must be flexible and able to work weekends and public holidays
  • Be organised and well presented
  • Have the ability to manage risk and keep people safe when challenging clients to get out of their comfort zone and push their limits
  • You must have strong communication skills and the ability to talk with people from different cultures and backgrounds
  • You must be reliable, self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • Physically fit and enjoy being outdoors all day in all weather conditions
  • You need to love what you do

Qualifications required:

  • Rafting Guide Certification on rivers grade III and above or at least three years previous experience on Grade III & IV
  • Whitewater kayak qualification or at least three years previous experience guiding on up to Grade III & IV whitewater
  • Current first-aid certification including CPR  (minimum 16 hours course within the last 3 years)
  • Driver license category BE  (with the ability to drive a car up to 8 passengers and with a trailer)
  • Must have excellent spoken and written English skills

Preference will be given to candidates with the following

  • Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder (8 to 10 days course)
  • Whitewater Rescue Technician Certification
  • A degree or equivalent in Outdoor Recreation
  • At least three years experience working in the outdoors and adventure tourism industries
  • Have experience guiding/leading other outdoor activities such as mountain biking, hiking an stand up SUP boarding
  • Norwegian language skills as well as any other additional languages spoken

How to apply

Apply by sending your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and resume with the form below.

Please, make sure all of the information listed below is included in your Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume, click here if you not sure what this means.

  • Your full name
  • Date of birth
  • Address and contact information
  • Work history with the task description, job duration and the company Manager's phone number and e-mail for reference (preferably the three last employers for reference)
  • Copies of any relevant qualifications
  • A copy of your current First Aid Certificate
  • A copy of your driver's license