Great place! Everything is within 15 minutes but still feels secluded. Great staff and reasonable prices. - Deanna

Fanfreakintastic time on the upper Taylor! Yummy food at The Smokehouse! Best day in Colorado I've had! Loved it! - Sissy

Stop searching......just stay here. Awesome cabins with exceptional staff. - Michael

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3 Rivers Raft Guide Job Opportunities

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Gunnison, Taylor Rivers, Willowfly Anglers

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Three Rivers Resort is one of the largest summer employers in the Gunnison Valley and we are always looking to fill our positions with excellent staff. We offer internships, raft guide training courses, fly fishing guide school and a slew of positions in guest services, guiding, and food and beverage. If you see something below that interests you, please send us a cover letter stating your interests along with a resume and our application (see below). We will review applications as we receive them. Most positions start in late May and end around Labor Day weekend. We do bring some staff on early and keep some through October, depending on position and performance. We are interested in people who are committed first to giving the guest a great experience. A clean professional appearance is also required.

We hire the following positions each summer season:


  • Kayaking Instructors/Guides: We prefer ACA certified instructors for teaching all levels of whitewater kayaking from roll clinics to rodeo moves. These guides also lead our popular Duckie (inflatable kayak) trips and we have a real opportunity for qualified candidates this year to obtain plenty of work in this area.
  • Raft Guides: Experienced guides are always a plus or take our 10 day certification course to begin guiding with us. First year guides will get trips and valuable experience, accumulating river mileage needed to progress as a guide.
  • Fly Fishing Guides: Most years we hire new fishing guides. Fly fishing experience is a must but just as important is being able to patiently teach clients in fly fishing techniques. Clients pay a lot of money for trips and they expect a successful, professional experience. For professional training to become a guide, attend our Fly Fishing Guide School (not mandatory to be hired as a guide). Float guides must be certified to guide on rivers in Colorado or can go through our Raft Guide Course, which offers the minimum qualifications for new guides. Float guides with their own boats are preferred but we do have one “shop” boat for guides to use.
  • Spin Fishing Guides: For those who don’t fly fish, we offer lure fishing trips from a raft. Guides must be river certified and preferably trip leaders. Must have adequate lure fishing experience with guide experience a plus.
  • Housekeepers: You got it – it’s all about cleaning! It’s a dirty job but someone’s got to do it and our housekeepers generally have a fun time working in teams together moving from cabin to cabin. We require hard workers with great attitudes. Housekeepers clean cabins, rooms, vacation homes, resort public areas and do laundry. This is usually a tight-knit staff that makes life-long friendships. This is also a job with the longest potential season from April through October. Some housekeepers work just in the spring as we prepare the cabins for peak summer. For summer workers, we would require a minimum commitment of late May through Labor Day weekend (possibly late August if back to school is a factor). We may also bring some housekeeping staff on just for Sept/Oct/Nov to help us fill the gaps.
  • Restaurant Cooks: Cooks assist with cooking, dish washing, food prep, cleaning and pulling lots of pork! We are in need of experienced line cooks plus prep cooks. Experienced line cooks enjoy a higher starting wage than most seasonal jobs at the resort. Late May – Labor Day weekend and preferably through September 30th.
  • Fly Shop Sales Associates: Typically, this is part time work in our fly shop. We seek anglers who are able to help customers in our retail shop. We are an Orvis dealer with a full line of gear and tackle. Associates must be sales oriented and are responsible for keeping the shop in great shape, helping customers with advice, booking fishing trips, preparing trip paperwork and lining out guides, selling fishing licenses, etc.
  • Activities Desk Supervisor: Oversees our very busy concierge desk where all of the rafting reservations and check-ins occur. This desk is responsible for selling rafting, kayaking and a myriad of partner vendor activities such as horseback riding, zip line tours and more. The desk also arranges private shuttles, and handles all rental gear. Additionally, the supervisor will coordinate guides, shuttle drivers and photographers along with the Outfitting Manager. A fair amount of administrative work is also required such as spreadsheets in Excel, reservation administration through software, data entry. The best person for this job will ideally be extremely detail-oriented, efficient, able to multi-task (in an extreme way), be good with numbers, have management experience, Microsoft Office skills and be able to effectively handle conflict situations.
  • Activities Desk Associates: This desk is responsible for selling rafting, lure fishing, lake fishing, and a myriad of partner vendor activities such as horseback riding, zip line tours and more. The desk also arranges private shuttles, and handles all rental gear. Associates must have good sales skills and be able to handle a wide variety of situations in a high pressure environment.
  • Front Desk Associates: Our front desk staff serve as the “hub” of the resort. It’s the first point of contact for customers and the only place they can check out to pay for their purchases. The primary function of the front desk is to make cabin reservations efficiently and accurately, check guests in and out and perform cashier duties at the main resort cash registers. They are also responsible for maintaining retail inventory – stocking, pricing, straightening.
  • Restaurant Management: Our general manager has been hired but we will need assistants to back him up. We will be looking for lead supervisory staff in the kitchen as well as front of the house and someone to share in administrative tasks.
  • Restaurant Servers/Cashiers: Our restaurant offers full table service for lunch and dinner. Servers stay very busy during our peak summer time and they make excellent tips. We have primarily outdoor seating along with an outdoor beer and wine bar. Late May – Labor Day weekend (or through September 30 preferably).
  • Maintenance and Grounds Staff: Our maintenance crew stays busy with a variety of chores around the resort from landscaping, raking, digging, sprinkling to hot tub, water system, vehicle and cabin maintenance. We hire a few in staff just for spring work to help us get the resort ready for summer and then offer a few summer jobs. These jobs are filled quickly each year.
  • Business/Recreation Internship: If you qualify for a summer job and are hired, we will tailor that job to your specific internship requirements.
  • Accounting Staff/Internship: We are seeking seasonal accounting office staff responsible for processing daily deposits for 6 cash drawers, doing some work in accounts receivable and payable, setting up new employees and helping with payroll preparation. Experience with Quickbooks is preferred. Must have excellent references. This is a busy job that interacts with every department in the resort. The office does bookkeeping for over 7 different companies. This job offers excellent experience to those interested in going into the accounting field. Internships are customized per requirements.

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