WHO HAS THE BEST JOBS IN THE USA?
We have the Best Jobs in the Country?
Not everyone goes to work in shorts, t-shirts and sandals
in the most beautiful Gorge in the United States. The climate in the Nantahala
River Gorge is the best anywhere in the USA. As you enter the Nantahala
River Gorge, you begin to feel the cool breeze of the River relaxing everything
Your customers and clients are on Vacation! They just came from Florida,
Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana and other areas for a "Beat the Heat
Vacation". They are just about as relaxed as they can get, and they
are here to have a great time. You never know who you are going to meet
here, nor where they are coming from, but every one of them who come here
are ready for adventure and they are heck bent on having some "REAL
Showing enthusiasm and having a love of the river is just the ticket you'll
need to have them wishing that they were as lucky as you! You wake up,
listen to the "call of the river", smell the coffee roasting
on the campfires across the street where you have just been invited to
attend breakfast with the group that you shuttled to the river put-in
yesterday. As you begin to have your breakfast, everyone is focused on
you, asking questions about everything related to having fun that you
can imagine. You trade phone numbers and make plans for the next trip,
and even make a few plans for the winter together.
Now it's time to get to work, the get serious part of the day! Your job
is to make sure that everyone's experience is safe and enjoyable. To assist
where ever you can, and make sure that when the customer leaves, he makes
plans to come right back to Paddle Inn!
We are a family owned and operated company. The owner (Mark) is a former
Master Certified Netware Engineer (Computer guy), and Mom is a retired
School Teacher with a long set of credentials. Dad went to be with the
Lord January 2011 after an 18 year fight with Alzheimer's disease.
He was a retired college professor with a Doctorate in Botany and plant physiology.
They spent the last 35 years of their marriage as Minister's together.
They had a happy successful marriage of 52 years.
Combined, we have enough river trips under our belt alone to equal most
other outfitters complete staff. We are here because we love the river,
and we love to help others enjoy our passion too.
If you enjoy sports, and you love life, and you like to see other people
having fun, this is a great place to spend your Summer. We have openings
for "Safe" Drivers, Office Staff, Yard Hands and qualified River
Guides. If you are energetic, we can train you on the particulars
of guiding on the Nantahala River. You are required to have current
and up to date CPR and First Aid training by a nationally recognized
program, and we'll give you the river experience that you will need to
be certified by the USDA Forestry Department. We will also see that
CPR and First Aid training classes are available to you.
We also need commercial CDL drivers. You must posess at least a Class
C-CDL, with Air Brakes, and Passenger endorcements. You will also be required
to have an up to date CDL physical card. Driving our busses is really
fun. You load up the passengers, and take them to the top. Drop the rafts
off of the top of the bus, and then back to the Outpost. At the bottom,
we have 5 mini busses and trailers that we can really move the customers
back to the outpost with. It really depends on the days traffic.
If you are one of our CDL drivers, and like to guide on
the river, you have priority on the scheduled trips during the week, because
you will miss a few now and then on the weekends. You will also get some
extra perks being a CDL driver, that only our CDL drivers get, so let
us know if you are interested. We can help get you certed too, but we
usually do 3 or 4 drivers at a time.. I love driving the busses,, and
I have a ball with the customers.
We encourage our employees to bring their families and friends for a trip
down the river with you. What a better way to show "Mom" how
hard you are working this Summer. Well, how smart you are for not working
so hard anyway!
Don't get me wrong, we hustle when it is time to hustle, but we play when
it's time to play too! You will have access to all of the equipment that
the company has during your off time. You'll get in plenty of river time
during the Summer.
Did I forget to mention that the girls love "River Guides!".
I have not quite figured it out yet, but there is some kind of Aura about
River Guides. The girls all seem to love them.
Our Season begins April 1, and runs through the end of October.
The peak of the season begins near the second week of June and runs through
the Second week of August. The last big weekend is Labor Day (1st Weekend
in September). If your new love of the river has bitten you with
the desire for a boat of your own, you will not want to miss the last
weekend in October where boaters from all over attend the GAF (Guest Appreciation
Festival). It is a giant yard sale with new and used equipment that covers
more than just water sports.
Our employee needs commensurate with the river traffic, so if you are
interested in being first on the list, get your application in now so
you can be included in our first interviews.
COLLEGE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
If you are in Parks and Recreation, Marketing, Accounting or some other
program at school, and have an Internship program that you are interested
in to gain future credits, I will personally work with you and make your
internship a success. We are very open minded, and are always looking
to try new techniques in our business. If you are creative, and want a
chance to prove your theories, lets see if we can brainstorm a bit and
put your program together.
You can fill out your Employment
Application now, and fax it to 877-265-7253.
Hmm... This could be easier than this.. Most of you guys have Computers,
but might not have a printer and fax machine... Here is an easier way
for you guys to get an application in.. One day,, some ingenious person
is going to take this Word Document, and make it into a form,, so the
rest of you guys can use it.. I tried,, it gave me a headache.. So,, just
type and delete the spaces while you are typing, and it should work for
you.. Save it,, and email it to me at Info (AT) PaddleInnRafting.com,,
with the Subject "Employment Application" and I'll get it.
Get the Word Document Application here:
Maybe that will save you guys some time and a trip to some local fax Company.
Afterall,, you won't need to be able to fax when you get here.. Ha..Ha..
We do have employee housing on the premises on a first come, first serve
basis. If you have a camper or tent and want to spend the Summer with
us, we can also accommodate you. We are looking for individuals who don't
mind getting their hands dirty, and getting their feet wet. Give us a
call today! 828-488-9651
Paddle Inn Rafting
Company is permitted by the United States Forest Service and is an equal
opportunity employer and recreation provider.