Raft Guide - Grand Teton National Park - Free Housing Provided

Date:  Mar 21, 2024

Jackson Hole, WY, US

Company:  Grand Teton Lodge Company
Shift Type:  Summer Seasonal 2024


Create Your Experience of a Lifetime!


Come work and play in the mountains!  Whether it's your first time seeing the mountains, or you already call them home, joining our team means discovering (or re-discovering!) a passion for the outdoors while building lifelong connections with teammates and guests from around the world.


Join the Grand Teton Lodge Company for a season, or stay for a career at one/many of our 40+ resorts. From day one, you'll receive some of the highest compensation rates in the industry, free access to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, Employee housing, free activities, 40% retail discounts, the chance to grow through Epic Service - our leading training and development program, and wellness benefits to fuel your success.​


Do you love spending time on the water? Are you interested in working and living in Grand Teton National Park, while additionally enjoying a multi-cultural work environment? Are you looking for an Experience of a Lifetime? If you answered, “Yes” to these questions, this position is great for you!


Raft Guides for the Grand Teton Lodge Company are responsible for the safety of passengers, interpretive narration, and correct navigation of float trips on the Snake River. Our guides are required to have a minimum of three years of commercial rafting experience and must be able to demonstrate the required skills before starting work.  


Job Specifications:

  • Outlet:  Jackson Lake Lodge
  • Expected Pay Range: $95.00 / trip
  • Shift & Schedule Availability:  Full Time


Job Responsibilities:

  • Safely navigate 10 mile stretches of the Snake River with up to 12 guests on board.
  • Conduct thorough safety talks and completed required documentation prior to each trip.
  • Provide interpretive trips, engaging our guests on the history of the Grand Teton National Park, while safely navigating the Snake River.
  • Complete pre-trip safety inspections on all equipment (life jackets, rafts, trailers, ect)
  • Ensure that all rafting equipment is well-maintained and in good working condition.  Perform routing checks to identify and address any safety concerns. 
  • Be prepared to handle emergency situations calmly and efficiently.  Familiarize yourself with emergency procedures and be capable of executing swift and effective responses. 
  • Complete Swift Water Rescue Training annually. 
  • Other duties as assigned


Job requirements:

  • Minimum of three years of commercial raft guiding experience
  • Adult/Child CPR Certification
  • Wilderness First Aid Certification
  • Successful completion of MVR
  • Must be in good physical condition.
  • Must be able to accept responsibility and be able to make good "snap" decisions in an emergency


What’s In It For You?

  • FREE Housing (including linens and all utilities) or Full Hook-Up RV Sites
  • FREE National Park Pass to Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
  • FREE Participation in guest activities: Horseback rides, kayak and boat rentals, lake cruises & scenic raft tours, 200 miles of hiking trails and THE greatest perk ever – living in one of the most picturesque national parks!
  • FREE WiFi
  • $98/week OR FREE Meal Plan (this depending on hourly or salaried position) Meal Plan covers 3 meals/day in the employee cafeteria
  • Recreation Program and complimentary use of Rec Halls and Employee Gym at JLL (w/ Climbing Wall)


Before you apply, visit http://www.TetonEmployee.com for detailed information about housing and other information you will find helpful.


 We are committed to environmental stewardship and sustainability through zero waste, energy and water conservation, green dining and retail, volunteerism, and education. Grand Teton Lodge Company offers an amazing place to live and work, as well as staff housing. www.vailresortscareers.com 


The expected pay range is $95.00. This is the pay range we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Individual compensation decisions are based on a variety of factors.


Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.


Requisition ID  499808
Reference Date: 01/22/2024 
Job Code Function: Water Sports