Employment at The River Company

River Guide

The River Company is looking for a few amazing river guides to work day trips on the Upper Main Salmon River. We are located in beautiful Stanley, Idaho. We work together, play together, and are a family for three to four months a summer. We strive to hire outstanding people recognizing that guides are the most important factor in providing the excellent river trips that The River Company is known for.

Good guides are social creatures. We can teach you how to run a boat. We can't teach you how to calm a frightened mother and child, understand how to handle unique groups with style, or just be plain fun. We look for guides who can engage strangers, can make nervous families laugh, and who can enable people to let go and enjoy the beauty of a day messing around in boats. Good guides understand the value of a job that allows them to be on a river every day. Good guides are humbled by rivers, draw energy from them, and share it with lucky people that for the most part have never floated them before.


  • Row and paddle rafts down the Upper Main Salmon
  • Help our chef with our fully catered meals
  • Educate our guests about the natural and social histories of the Salmon River Canyon, Anadromous Fish, and the Stanley area


  • Graduates of our Swiftwater Rescue Course
  • Hands down we are looking for people with superb people skills who can engage others and know how to have fun
  • Ability to work with small children and teens
  • Strong work ethic
  • Honesty and Respect
  • Physical ability and stamina
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Non-smoker
  • Current First Aid and CPR

To apply, please submit a letter of interest

Part-time Bus Driver Position

The River Company is looking for a part-time bus driver for the 2016 river season. The position requires a Class B CDL and work goes from June 15-Aug. 15. Driver will shuttle rafters from our headquarters in Stanley, ID to the river launch site and pick up rafters at the take-out and shuttle them back to headquarters. Work is on either a morning or afternoon launch. Morning trips require helping the cook with lunch at our riverside lunch camp. Pay is based on experience. Driver must also:

  • Provide safe and comfortable bus transportation for our guests.
  • Maintain all necessary and required compliance documentation as required by DOT and other local, state and federal agencies as may be required.
  • Provide friendly customer service to all guests.
  • Maintain a professional appearance and adhere to River Co. uniform and grooming standards.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest