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The eNRG Kayaking Family.

Job Positions

Flatwater Guides
Whitewater Guides
Camp Counselors
Shuttle Drivers

Assistance

Housing/camping option available for a limited number of seasonal staff

Training and certificaiton programs

Hourly Pay

$14 – $19/hour + Tips

Logistics

Oregon City (Main)
Mill City (Rafting)

Seasonal Work
May – September

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CERTIFICATION SUPPORT
Working for eNRG Kayaking is a great opportunity for paddling enthusiasts or those who want to learn more. So whether you want to learn how to paddle, how to teach, or become swift water rescue certified we will connect you with the opportunity to learn.
COMPETITIVE PAY
The river is your office. Our flexible scheduling allows for part time and full time work. eNRG Kayaking gives you the opportunity to rise to the occasion within the paddling community. Pay is between $14 - $19 + Tips depending on your position.
EQUIPMENT USAGE
eNRG has a fleet of kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, canoes, paddles, PFDs, and rescue equipment. We look to buy, sell, and trade new and used gear at a discounted rate to ensure our instructors are set up for what they want personally. Perks such as equipment usage may be granted to dedicated employees.

EMPLOYMENT OVERVIEW

Join the eNRG Kayaking team! eNRG Kayaking has been in business for over 20 years in Oregon, located in Oregon City below Willamette Falls on the Willamette River.  We teach / guide on the Willamette, Clackamas, Santiam rivers.  Our busy season is June through August and we run programs for youth and adults on flatwater, moving water and whitewater.

With outdoor recreation (and water recreation specifically) booming during COVID we are busier than ever, and our paddling youth camps have tripled in the last two years. We expect next season to be even busier and we are looking for recruits now; drivers, camp counselors, instructors and office support. We provide excellent instructor training programs and focus on individual skill development and growing as a team.

The below noted job descriptions are not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned but rather to provide a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of these positions. As the nature of business demands change, so too may the essential functions of these positions. Summer positions fill quickly.

OUR POSITIONS

Paddling Program Guide

This position will split time between guiding tours and working with our rental program. The candidate will lead Historic Tours, help in the shop with our kayak and paddleboard rentals, answering phones and assisting with reservations. They will also help with special programs including, Full Moon Paddle, Music on the Water, Piyo and Paddle morning workout.

A Strong Candidate will have: Strong interpersonal and communication skills, experience with flatwater kayaking and or paddleboarding. First Aid and CPR required (WAFA / WFR preferred), experience on whitewater is a plus, but not required, working towards ACA Certification is expected, eNRG Kayaking can help you gain certification.

Benefits Include : Competitive pay $14-16/hr + tips (which can add an additional $2-5/hr), support in gaining training / certifications, personal use of company gear.

Rental Staff & Reservationalist

This position will spend most of their time working at the Oregon City rental shop, answering phones, making reservations, helping with the kayak and paddleboard rentals. There are opportunities for additional training to take on guide work, but the main focus is shop based. Must be able to lift kayaks/SUPs/50 lbs.

A strong candidate will have: Strong people and communication skills, attentive to work responsibilities, willing to cheerfully contribute during busy times, accepts supervision well.

Benefits Include: Competitive pay $14-$15/hr + tips (which can add additional $2-5/hr), support in gaining certifications, personal use of company gear.

Summer Camp Lead Instructor

eNRG Kayaking Youth Camp leader can expect to help coordinate check in/out process, regular on/off water activities, the overall safety and risk management of campers and end of clean-up. This position will be working with youth mostly ages 9-13, from June-August.

A strong candidate will have: Experience working with children in the outdoors / on water space, be a responsible river leader, reliable, and punctual. First Aid CPR required (prefer WAFA or WFR), prefer ACA Certification, eNRG Kayaking can help you gain training/certification.

Benefits Include: Competitive pay $14-$19/hr + tips, support in gaining certifications, personal use of company gear.

Summer Camp Assistant

eNRG Kayaking guides spend most of the season on the water and have a background in instruction / outdoor education. Job duties include guiding Historic Tours, youth camps assistant, instructing kayaking along with helping out with our special events such as Music on the Water and Full Moon Paddles.

A strong candidate will have: Experience with flatwater and whitewater kayaking/rafting, work well with youth, be a responsible river leader. First Aid and CPR required (prefer WAFA/WFR), prefer ACA Certification, eNRG Kayaking can help you gain certification.

Benefits Include: Competitive pay $14-$19/hr + tips, support in gaining certifications, personal use of company gear.

Shuttle Driver

This position will be spent supporting our Willamette and Clackamas River operations. Driving includes operating our vans, and 14 passenger busses with trailers & general knowledge of put in and take out points. Drivers are typically involved in the unloading and prepping of equipment (including lifting up to 50 lbs. and inflation of boats).

A strong candidate will have: Strong Customer Service skills, clean driving record, experience driving trailers preferred CDL (or previous experience as a CDL driver) is a plus.

Benefits Include: Competitive pay $16-$18/hr, personal use of company gear.

Santiam Manager / Rafting Guide

This position is in Mill City OR, located in the N.Santiam Canyon. Responsibilities include coordinating and running rafting and inflatable kayak trips and rentals on class II-III whitewater. The Santiam River is dam controlled and has year round whitewater. Strong community engagement promoting river recreation is needed due to the recent forest fires. With 4-5 sections of river, there is something for all paddlers / rafters. It is an ideal inflatable kayak river run and we regularly run 12-14’ rafts on the section with 2-6 paddlers. Season runs May-Sept.

A strong candidate will have: Great opportunity for couple / partners, comfort living in small rural river community setting, strong communication / customer service skills, solid practical judgement / problem solving skills (familiar with N Santiam ideal). First Aid and CPR required (prefer WAFA/WFR), class III+ rafting experience and or kayak skills, Swiftwater and ACA certifications are preferred. Experience driving trailers preferred. Photo skills a plus.

Benefits Include: Free Room in our building/warehouse, free Wifi, competitive Pay $16-$20 + tips, personal use of company gear

Junior Intern

Junior interns are responsible for supporting camp instructors before,during and after camp. This includes camper supervision and preparing / cleaning equipment. This is an unpaid internship and is a great primer for improving the skills learned through our youth program.

A strong candidate will have: Previous paddling experience or past enrollment in discovery, adventure camp, and/or the kayak team, displays good paddling, leadership, and risk management skills, at least 15 years of age.

Benefits Include: Gain work experience (leadership, teamwork, paddling, and risk management) for potential future employment opportunities.

Senior Intern

Senior interns hold greater responsibility. They are responsible for the same duties as a junior intern while also providing instruction / leadership. This is a paid internship and gives them the ability to have a part time summer job and could lead to future employment.

A strong candidate will have: At least 16 years of age, leadership skills, completed at least 1 season as a Junior Intern, preferre. Completed First Aid and CPR, has strong paddling skills.

Benefits Include: $200/week starting. Gain work experience (leadership, teamwork, paddling, and risk management) for potential future employment opportunities.

What's Next?

Research

Check out our programs on our website.

Ask us questions

Reach out to us via phone or email! Even if it's just to ask us a few questions.

Submit your application

Fill our the application form. Make sure you include a cover letter and a resume. We will get back to you.

Interview

Potential employees will be called back for a phone or in person interview.

Get Certified & Trained

If you still need some certifications, we can help! Staff training will occur prior to work & while on the job.

Welcome to the family!

Thanks for applying! We look forward to working with you this summer.

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Job Positions
Flatwater & Whitewater Guides
Camp Counselors & Shuttle Drivers
Assistance
Limited housing/camping option available
Training and certificaiton programs
Competitive Pay
$14 - $19/hour + Tips
Logistics
Oregon City (Main) & Mill City (Rafting)
May - September
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CERTIFICATION SUPPORT
Working for eNRG Kayaking is a great opportunity for paddling enthusiasts or those who want to learn more. So whether you want to learn how to paddle, how to teach, or become swift water rescue certified we will connect you with the opportunity to learn.
COMPETITIVE PAY
The river is your office. Our flexible scheduling allows for part time and full time work. eNRG Kayaking gives you the opportunity to rise to the occasion within the paddling community. Pay is between $11 - $19 + Tips depending on your position.
EQUIPMENT USAGE
eNRG has a fleet of kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, canoes, paddles, PFDs, and rescue equipment. We look to buy, sell, and trade new and used gear at a discounted rate to ensure our instructors are set up for what they want personally. Perks such as equipment usage may be granted to dedicated employees.

EMPLOYMENT OVERVIEW

Join the eNRG Kayaking team! eNRG Kayaking has been in business for over 20 years in Oregon, located in Oregon City below Willamette Falls on the Willamette River.  We teach / guide on the Willamette, Clackamas, Santiam rivers.  Our busy season is June through August and we run programs for youth and adults on flatwater, moving water and whitewater.

With outdoor recreation (and water recreation specifically) booming during COVID we are busier than ever, and our paddling youth camps have tripled in the last two years. We expect next season to be even busier and we are looking for recruits now; drivers, camp counselors, instructors and office support. We provide excellent instructor training programs and focus on individual skill development and growing as a team.

The below noted job descriptions are not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned but rather to provide a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of these positions. As the nature of business demands change, so too may the essential functions of these positions.

Paddling Program Guide
This position will split time between guiding tours and working with our rental program. The candidate will lead Historic Tours, help in the shop with our kayak and paddleboard rentals, answering phones and assisting with reservations. They will also help with special programs including, Full Moon Paddle, Music on the Water, Piyo and Paddle morning workout.

A Strong Candidate will have: Strong interpersonal and communication skills, experience with flatwater kayaking and or paddleboarding. First Aid and CPR required (WAFA / WFR preferred), experience on whitewater is a plus, but not required, working towards ACA Certification is expected, eNRG Kayaking can help you gain certification.

Benefits Include : Competitive pay $14-16/hr + tips (which can add an additional $2-5/hr), support in gaining training / certifications, personal use of company gear.
Rental Staff & Reservationalist
This position will spend most of their time working at the Oregon City rental shop, answering phones, making reservations, helping with the kayak and paddleboard rentals. There are opportunities for additional training to take on guide work, but the main focus is shop based. Must be able to lift kayaks/SUPs/50 lbs.

A strong candidate will have: Strong people and communication skills, attentive to work responsibilities, willing to cheerfully contribute during busy times, accepts supervision well.

Benefits Include: Competitive pay $14-$15/hr + tips (which can add additional $2-5/hr), support in gaining certifications, personal use of company gear.
Summer Camp Lead Instructor
eNRG Kayaking Youth Camp leader can expect to help coordinate check in/out process, regular on/off water activities, the overall safety and risk management of campers and end of clean-up. This position will be working with youth mostly ages 9-13, from June-August.

A strong candidate will have: Experience working with children in the outdoors / on water space, be a responsible river leader, reliable, and punctual. First Aid CPR required (prefer WAFA or WFR), prefer ACA Certification, eNRG Kayaking can help you gain training/certification.

Benefits Include: Competitive pay $14-$19/hr + tips, support in gaining certifications, personal use of company gear.
Summer Camp Assistant
eNRG Kayaking guides spend most of the season on the water and have a background in instruction / outdoor education. Job duties include guiding Historic Tours, youth camps assistant, instructing kayaking along with helping out with our special events such as Music on the Water and Full Moon Paddles.

A strong candidate will have: Experience with flatwater and whitewater kayaking/rafting, work well with youth, be a responsible river leader. First Aid and CPR required (prefer WAFA/WFR), prefer ACA Certification, eNRG Kayaking can help you gain certification.

Benefits Include: Competitive pay $14-$19/hr + tips, support in gaining certifications, personal use of company gear.
Shuttle Driver
This position will be spent supporting our Willamette and Clackamas River operations. Driving includes operating our vans, and 14 passenger busses with trailers & general knowledge of put in and take out points. Drivers are typically involved in the unloading and prepping of equipment (including lifting up to 50 lbs. and inflation of boats).

A strong candidate will have: Strong Customer Service skills, clean driving record, experience driving trailers preferred CDL (or previous experience as a CDL driver) is a plus.

Benefits Include: Competitive pay $16-$18/hr, personal use of company gear.
Santiam Manager / Raft Guide
This position is in Mill City OR, located in the N.Santiam Canyon. Responsibilities include coordinating and running rafting and inflatable kayak trips and rentals on class II-III whitewater. The Santiam River is dam controlled and has year round whitewater. Strong community engagement promoting river recreation is needed due to the recent forest fires. With 4-5 sections of river, there is something for all paddlers / rafters. It is an ideal inflatable kayak river run and we regularly run 12-14’ rafts on the section with 2-6 paddlers. Season runs May-Sept.

A strong candidate will have: Great opportunity for couple / partners, comfort living in small rural river community setting, strong communication / customer service skills, solid practical judgement / problem solving skills (familiar with N Santiam ideal). First Aid and CPR required (prefer WAFA/WFR), class III+ rafting experience and or kayak skills, Swiftwater and ACA certifications are preferred. Experience driving trailers preferred. Photo skills a plus.

Benefits Include: Free Room in our building/warehouse, free Wifi, competitive Pay $16-$20 + tips, personal use of company gear
Junior Intern
Junior interns are responsible for supporting camp instructors before,during and after camp. This includes camper supervision and preparing / cleaning equipment. This is an unpaid internship and is a great primer for improving the skills learned through our youth program.

A strong candidate will have: Previous paddling experience or past enrollment in discovery, adventure camp, and/or the kayak team, displays good paddling, leadership, and risk management skills, at least 15 years of age.

Benefits Include: Gain work experience (leadership, teamwork, paddling, and risk management) for potential future employment opportunities.
Senior Intern
Senior interns hold greater responsibility. They are responsible for the same duties as a junior intern while also providing instruction / leadership. This is a paid internship and gives them the ability to have a part time summer job and could lead to future employment.

A strong candidate will have: At least 16 years of age, leadership skills, completed at least 1 season as a Junior Intern, preferre. Completed First Aid and CPR, has strong paddling skills.

Benefits Include: $200/week starting. Gain work experience (leadership, teamwork, paddling, and risk management) for potential future employment opportunities.
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Check out our programs on our website. Then feel free to reach out to us by phone or email to ask any questions. When you’re ready, fill out the application form – making sure to include a cover letter and your resume. Potential employees will have a phone or in-person interview. Those accepted will undergo training and certification courses, if needed. Summer positions fill quickly. Thanks for applying!

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