Highside Adventure Tours is a fast-growing, guide-owned and operated outfitter. Offering fun and exciting river rafting and outfitting services, HAT offers a lot of opportunities for fun-loving, hardworking and dedicated people. John Cantamessa started Highside Adventure Tours after working for some of the largest adventure tour companies in Colorado. After working for these companies for many years, he became frustrated with the quality of service they provided guests as well as the lack of fun and fulfillment in the workplace. That’s when he decided to start a company with emphasis on caring about guests and employees and showing them the many wonders of this very special place we call home.
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We are looking for cheerful, intelligent, outgoing team players who enjoy talking on the phone with people from around the world. Responsibilities include telephone reservations, filing, data entry, responding to e-mail inquiries, inventory control, checking in guests, handling money and cleaning office space. These positions are available at all three of our offices: Summit County, Idaho Springs, and Buena Vista.
Requirements for position:
Position dates: Job starts in Mid May to early June and goes through Labor Day.
Highside Adventure Tours is looking for a responsible, outgoing reservations manager to train and manage reservations staff at the Summit County location. Responsibilities include training and scheduling of staff to answer telephones and take reservations. Additional responsibilities include group sales, entering data into the reservations system, checking in guests, taking payments from guests, etc. This person will understand and know how the entire office should run and will act as assistant office manager when needed.
Requirements for position:
Position dates: Job starts in early May and goes through Labor Day weekend
We are looking for experienced full- and part-time drivers for our fleet of buses and vans. Our drivers are required to have excellent safety and driving records as well as be in good health. You must have a current DOT physical, Colorado CDL and be able to pass a pre-employment and possible random drug screenings. We will need a copy of your driving records. You will need to have a class B license with passenger and air brakes endorsements. Driving of buses does include the use a trailer. Minimum age 25.
We are always looking for guides with commercial experience. Our experienced guides will be required to run both oar and paddle rafts. You must have accurate and up-to-date guide logs (including training and certification) to be eligible for employment. By Colorado law you will be required to have a minimum of Basic First Aid and CPR, but higher levels of medical skills and swiftwater rescue will improve your job prospects and daily pay. We hire only professionals and we expect the highest level of professionalism from our staff. You will be working for a guide-owned and operated company whose owner often gets on the river.
You must be available to work from mid-May until September to be considered for employment. HAT runs three different rivers and we expect our more qualified guides to train and be certified on all three rivers. Our more experienced guides must be willing to travel from river to river. We have a very close-knit staff and most of our guides return year after year, so we are primarily looking for new guides who are interested in more than just one season’s work; this will be taken into consideration during hiring.
HAT is looking for photographers with experience in digital photography to set up and run the photo program for HAT. Responsibilities include picture taking, processing, sales and organization of the entire photo program.
Employees needing visas to work in the US need to contact us at 970-668-1228 or e-mail us your information at email@example.com. Visa space is limited. If you are not an American citizen and already have a work visa please contact us for more information.
The primary responsibility of this job is to properly instruct and safely lead the guest through the zipline, rock climbing wall and challenge course elements.
ACCT high element facilitator training with ACCT certification class offered by the Colorado Adventure Center early May and early June.
(Cost for certification class is $350.00)
Guides must provide their own equipment, including approved climbing helmet, harness and sturdy boots. Guides are also required to wear company uniforms: shirts will be provided, but guide must purchase required uniform shorts.