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Hello and THANK YOU for your interest in joining our team at Montana Whitewater, Yellowstone ZipLine and Madison River Tubing! 

Work and play in Big Sky Country, and join our team for the 2022 season and beyond!

Seasonal positions available for CDL DRIVERS, ZIPLINE GUIDES, RAFT GUIDES & OFFICE STAFF at various locations.

About Montana Whitewater 

Montana Whitewater is a family-owned outfitter based in Bozeman, MT and the Greater Yellowstone area. Started in 1992 by Bill Zell, Montana Whitewater has grown into more than just a rafting company. We are group of people that believe in world betterment through outdoor recreation, and we take pride in sharing that with our clients.

From a small shop that started on the Gallatin River, we have grown our operation across three rivers and four offices that offer rafting, zipline tours, tubing, fly fishing and rental equipment. 2022 marks our 30th Anniversary!

Working for Montana Whitewater

Montana Whitewater works hard to provide a healthy, supportive, and inclusive workplace where everyone on our team is treated with respect. We cannot provide a high-quality service without high-quality staff that enjoys working and playing together season after season. We are so grateful that a significant portion of our staff returns each season, but we also love bringing in new people every year.

Our Ideal Candidate

Whether you are a seasoned guide/driver/office member or new into the seasonal outdoor industry, we expect and demand a lot from our staff to provide the level of service our clients deserve. We want professional, dependable, and responsible folks to join our family.

We look for hard-working, enthusiastic, friendly, go-getters that share our stoke on life and the outdoors. We show preference to those wanting to start a long-term partnership with Mdub, who can commit to multiple seasons and/or roles. Our season runs from Mid-May through Mid/End September weather and water level dependent.

Why Mdub?

Besides finding a job you love in the beautiful wilderness of Montana, with any position, you can expect:

  • competitive pay (hourly/per trip)
  • housing/camping — see below for location-specific details
  • free trips
  • training on multiple rivers
  • leadership/management opportunities
  • pro deals and discounts

Positions Available: See the information TABS below for each location.

The Gallatin Location is on Highway 191 in between the towns of Bozeman and Big Sky (about a 30 minute drive from each). We provide limited employee housing spots at this location, and it is not guaranteed to all employees. Preference is given to returning staff first then opened up to new incoming staff for a parking/camping spot.  Staff is responsible for transportation to and from work. Positions available for 2022: raft guides, zipline guides, CDL drivers, office staff, photographers.

Gallatin Location Positions

Position Description
Food Truck Cook Daily Responsibilities: Cook to-order lunch for hungry rafting and zip line customers, food inventory and ordering, daily cleaning and maintenance, being friendly and accommodating to customers.
Training & Position Duration: on-the-job individual training. Food truck is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Mostly day time lunch shifts, a few custom group dinners.
Preferred Skills: commercial cooking experience, exemplary customer service, organized, self motivated and ability to multitask.
Fly Fishing Guide Teach customers of all ages to fly fish, from no fishing experience to years of fly fishing knowledge.
Maintenance An all around handy person. If this is you, give us a call!
Photographer Must have reliable transportation.
Daily Responsibilities:
taking and selling photos of trips, rafting or zipline, organizing photo files and keeping the facilities clean.
Training & Position Duration: on-the-job individual training, June through August.
Preferred Skills: exemplary customer service, organized, self motivated and proficient with Apple computers and Cannon cameras.
Shuttle Drivers
(Drug Test Required)
Daily Responsibilities: shuttling customers in vans and buses, preparing vehicles, trailers and equipment for trips, assisting with trip logistics, maintaining customer rafting gear and customer support.
Requirements: CDL w/ passenger endorsement.
Training & Position Duration: on-the-job individual training, late-May through mid-September.
Preferred Skills: exemplary customer service, organized, self motivated and energetic.
Office Staff Daily Responsibilities: answering phones, making reservations, collecting trip payments, performing end of day reconciliations, selling retail items and keeping the facilities clean.
Training & Position Duration: on-the-job individual training, mid-May through August.
Preferred Skills: exemplary customer service, organized, self motivated and proficient with computers.
Raft Guide Daily Responsibilities: gearing up guests, keeping trips timely and organized, offering low risk, fun and memorable river trips, maintaining/cleaning gear, being a helpful member of the guide team.
Required Certifications (proof of current or enrollment with us): First Aid, Adult & Child CPR, Swiftwater Rescue.
Trainings and Duration: certification courses are May 21-22, raft guide training is May 23-28 and individual on-river training follows for up to 6 weeks. River guide positions typically finish up between Sept 1 and Sept 30th.
Preferred Skills: exemplary customer service, upbeat attitude, understanding of risk mitigation, a strong work ethic and comfortable in the water. NOTE: Having previous experience rafting, whitewater canoeing or kayaking, even just personal experience, is strongly preferred, but not required.
Zip Line Guide Daily Responsibilities: gearing up guests, keeping trips timely and organized, offering low risk, fun and memorable zip line tours, maintaining and organizing gear, being a helpful member of the guide team.
Required Certifications (proof of current or enrollment with us): First Aid and Adult & Child CPR.
Trainings and Duration: Zip guide training is May 11-16 and individual on-tour training follows for a couple days. Zip guide positions typically finish up between Sept 20th and October 15th.
Preferred Skills: exemplary customer service, upbeat attitude, understanding of risk mitigation, coaching abilities, a strong work ethic and comfortable with heights.

The Bozeman Location is our Madison River Tubing and rental shop. It is located on Main St. in Bozeman. We do not provide employee housing at this location and staff are responsible for their own transportation to and from work; if you live in Bozeman, you can bike to work!  Not your standard office or driving job!!! Throw tubes, drive different vehicles/trailers, corral people at the river for tube trips, send out rentals, take reservations, ensure paperwork is correct, take payments, inflate/clean/store equipment, organize returns and provide a fun and efficient environment for the community of Bozeman to come to. 2022 positions available: CDL drivers, drivers, office staff, and shop/river helpers.

Position Description
Office/Rental Staff Daily Responsibilities: answering phones, making reservations, collecting trip/rental payments, performing end of day reconciliations, checking out rental equipment, cleaning and inspecting rental returns and keeping the facilities clean.
Training & Position Duration: on-the-job individual training, early-June through August.
Preferred Skills: exemplary customer service, organized, self motivated and proficient with computers.
Shuttle Drivers
(Drug Test Required)
Daily Responsibilities: shuttling customers in vans and buses, preparing vehicles, trailers and equipment for trips, inspecting and cleaning customer rentals, entertaining and informing guests of trip details and offering customer support (you are the guide!).
Requirements: CDL w/ passenger endorsement.
Training & Position Duration: on-the-job individual training, early June through mid-September. We will help you get a CDL if you are interested, but do not have one.
Preferred Skills: exemplary customer service, organized, self motivated and energetic.

The Gardiner Location is located right in the middle of the small town of Gardiner, at the North Entrance to Yellowstone Park, just under a 1.5 hour drive from Bozeman. We do provide employee housing for all full time staff and only for a reasonable fee for the season. This includes a tent/car camping spot, communal kitchen and communal facilities only a short walk from our office. 2022 positions available: office staff, raft guides, CDL drivers, photographers.

Position Description
Office Staff Daily Responsibilities: answering phones, making reservations, collecting trip payments, performing end of day reconciliations, selling retail items and keeping the facilities clean.
Training & Position Duration: on-the-job individual training, mid-May through August.
Preferred Skills: exemplary customer service, organized, self motivated and proficient with computers.
Raft Guide Daily Responsibilities: gearing up guests, keeping trips timely and organized, offering low risk, fun and memorable river trips, maintaining/cleaning gear, being a helpful member of the guide team.
Required Certifications (proof of current or enrollment with us): First Aid, Adult & Child CPR, Swiftwater Rescue.
Trainings and Duration: certification courses are May 19-21, raft guide training is May 22-26 and individual on-river training follows for up to 5 weeks. River guide positions typically finish up between August 20th and Sept 15th. Preferred Skills: exemplary customer service, upbeat attitude, understanding of risk mitigation, a strong work ethic and comfortable in the water.
Zip Line Guide Daily Responsibilities: gearing up guests, keeping trips timely and organized, offering low risk, fun and memorable zip line tours, maintaining and organizing gear, being a helpful member of the guide team.
Required Certifications (proof of current or enrollment with us): First Aid and Adult & Child CPR.
Trainings and Duration: certification courses are May 21st, zip guide training is May 22-29 and individual on-tour training follows for a couple days. Zip guide positions typically finish up between August 20th and September 15th.
Preferred Skills: exemplary customer service, upbeat attitude, understanding of risk mitigation, coaching abilities, a strong work ethic and comfortable with heights.
Photographer Must have reliable transportation.
Daily Responsibilities:
taking and selling photos of trips, rafting or zipline, organizing photo files and keeping the facilities clean.
Training & Position Duration: on-the-job individual training, June through August.
Preferred Skills: exemplary customer service, organized, self motivated and proficient with Apple computers and Cannon cameras.
Shuttle Drivers
(Drug Test Required)
Daily Responsibilities: shuttling customers in vans and buses, preparing vehicles, trailers and equipment for trips, assisting with trip logistics, maintaining customer rafting gear and customer support.
Requirements: CDL w/ passenger endorsement. Training & Position Duration: on-the-job individual training, late-May through mid-September.
Preferred Skills: exemplary customer service, organized, self motivated and energetic.

Be aware that our season is fairly short and we expect our staff to be available throughout the entirety of the summer. We do our best to work around requested time off or sometimes other prior commitments like summer school on a limited basis. If you already booked tickets to Europe for the month of July, maybe get back to us next summer. For all guiding positions, we require, at the very least, up-to-date Basic FirstAid and CPR. EMTs and WFRs are a plus.

Check out more information about our Swiftwater Rescue course and rafting Guide School. We are seeking both brand new and experienced guides. We look forward to hearing from you!

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