Employment Opportunities

Current Positions Open: 

Photography Internship (click here)

Guiding Internship (click here)

Entry Level Whitewater Guides send resume to triadraft@gmail.com

Experienced/Veteran Guides please email us at triadraft@gmail.com or give us a call at (360) 510-1243

More details about guiding for Triad click here.

River Guides are Outdoor Hospitality Professionals

If you desire a career in the whitewater industry while working in a dynamic and creative team environment and think that our company could be a great fit, we encourage you to apply to work for us. We hire, on average 2-3 new guides per year, and hire and train 2-4 whitewater and photography interns. We conduct a guide training session which is quite different than the brief introductions that are out there. As a result, typically, we hire guides who have previous experience. First year guides can sign on to Triad as interns for their first season and learn as they go. Eventually we work out first year guides into the rotation on our easier sections of river and eventually into the more challenging runs. We work with multi-day expedition companies to find the best guides available, and can offer you a future in the industry that will grow with you as you progress as a professional guide. If you are interested in working for Triad River Tours or its affiliate outfitter, Mountain River Outfitters, please send a resume and statement of purpose to us through the contact us form on this website. We will return your message as soon as those documents have been reviewed. 

Equal Opportunity Policy

This institution (Triad River Tours) is an equal opportunity provider. We are committed to providing a work environment that is both accepting and in compliance with all applicable laws regarding employment discrimination.  Triad’s policy is not to discriminate by reason of race, color, religion, disability, sex/gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, national origin, age, or veteran status.  In addition, we promise to comply with all applicable laws prohibiting employment discrimination based on any other factor.

Triad River Tours will make a reasonable accommodation for all individuals with a disability, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for our company.  We want the most cohesive workplace possible, and are prepared to make compromises for those with disabilities in order to keep our company as diverse in personnel as we are in innovation.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination: write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Hiring Practices and Human Resources Responsibility

Triad River Tours fully accepts its responsibilities to the laws regarding equal opportunity when it comes to our hiring practices.  We insist that all individuals be treated with respect and dignity.   We specifically aim to increase diversity in our workplace through encouraging minorities and protected groups.  We absolutely encourage people of these protected groups to apply with our company.

Work Environment/Harassment

Triad River Tours has a difficult work environment which causes incredible strain and difficulty for many of its employees.  Our jobs require that we work in stressful situations in close proximity to each other.  Conduct that is considered harassment is clearly dictated in Title 7, and can be found at the following URL:  http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/index.cfm.  If you do not have access to a computer or need additional assistance with these laws, or feel that you may have been harassed or otherwise mistreated while working for our company, we will be happy to provide you with a paper copy of the equal opportunity laws which apply to your situation.  We absolutely want you to come forward with any complaints you may have so that we can deal with them appropriately and swiftly.  Triad River Tours takes allegations of harassment very seriously.  Triad River Tours expressly forbids any kind of harassment or discrimination on the job, by its direct employees, contractors, managers, customers, and anyone who we do business with.  We will not allow illegal harassment to take place at our company.  If you at any time feel that you may have been harassed or discriminated against, immediately call (360) 510-1243 to speak with Luke E. Baugh, who is in charge of informal EEO complaints. 

Statement of purpose regarding employee conduct and professionalism

Even though we are not a large corporation, we believe that the behavior and professionalism of our guides pervades into the industry; we believe in leading by example.  All guides are required to respect their peers and ensure a safe and positive work environment for all employees.  We are all professionals creating a professional workplace atmosphere, sometimes far away from home.  Triad River Tours is truly dedicated to ensuring a positive workforce, and we feel that one of the ways to do that is to remain committed to a diverse workplace. This is a workplace that relies heavily on teamwork, and interpersonal communication, it is critical that all employees who work for Triad or wish to work for Triad, also respect all people.