working at river riders

Thank you for your interest in joining the professional staff at River Riders. We are always looking to add high energy, qualified, customer service oriented folks to our operation in Harpers Ferry! Each job position has specific qualifications, but all positions require working with our guests in a fast paced environment. We require all of our staff to be motivated, friendly, professional, timely, and enthused about the outdoors. Weekends and holidays are a must. The outfitting industry is a wonderful, exciting profession for the right people. There are many different types of people who work at River Riders in a variety of positions. We have roughly 230 seasonal employees. 


River Riders is a drug-free workplace. Pre-employment and random drug screening is mandatory. You must be at least 18 years of age to apply, with the exception of support staff and Snow Tubing Attendant roles, which is 16.

Current Openings

Click HERE to view all current positions on Indeed or click on the position below.

Entry Level Positions at River Riders include:

  • CDL Driver (Must be 21 or older) 
  • Non CDL Van Driver (Must be 21 or older) 
  • Sales Guide 
  • Aerial Adventure Park Monitor 
  • River Guide  
  • Zip Line/Canopy Tour Guide 
  • Support Staff 
  • Outdoor Photographer (Please email employment@riverriders.com for more information)
  • Line Cook/Prep Cook (Please email employment@riverriders.com for more information)
  • Bartender  (Please email employment@riverriders.com for more information)
  • Food Runner (Please email employment@riverriders.com for more information)
  • Summer Camp Staff (Please email employment@riverriders.com for more information)
  • Lodging (Please email employment@riverriders.com for more information)
  • Snow Tubing Attendant (Please email employment@riverriders.com for more information)
UPDATE: As of 2/21/2024, we are beginning the hiring process for our 2024 spring and summer season! I am happy to work with you on a start/end date that fits your schedule regarding school, other seasonal jobs, or other prior commitments.
Please reach out to discuss your employment here at River Riders!
Hope to talk to you soon. -Kayla

If you having any difficulty applying, please contact us at employment@riverriders.com or call 304-535-2663 and ask for our Hiring Manager, Kayla.

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About our Staff

Our guides separate us from the competition. With experience on world-class Whitewater Runs in North, Central, and South America, our staff leaders have the seasoned skills and know-how to provide you with the most enjoyable trip possible. The guides pride themselves on your positive experience. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources certifies all guides at River Riders.


We train our staff on customer service skills, river ecology, wildlife, flora and fauna. In addition to learning how to skillfully maneuver river craft, new staff are trained in First Aid, Professional Rescuer CPR, and Basic Swift water Rescue. Among our senior staff, we have in house First Aid and CPR instructors, Swift Water and Whitewater Rescue Technicians and Instructors, EMT’s, and First Responders. Jefferson County Emergency Services calls River Riders to assist with river related rescues in the Harpers Ferry area.