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Paddling Guide / Shuttle Driver

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 Part-Time Seasonal or Full Time Seasonal

Umiak Outdoor Outfitters, South Main Street, Stowe, VT, USA

Job description

Come spend the summer on the rivers with Umiak Outdoor Outfitters! We are looking for hardworking individuals who have a passion for boating and people. This position is ideal for someone with experience in canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding. Umiak runs 7 days a week on multiple rivers all summer long. Training starts beginning of May and the season runs through September. We are looking for a season-long commitment. Trailer experience is not necessary but helpful!

Job Responsibilities:

Shuttle Driver

  • Shuttle clients with bus and trailer to drop off and pick-up locations

  • Load/unload trailers of boats safely and efficiently

  • Teach clients how to read rivers, boater safety, and use of equipment

  • Organize and maintain equipment

  • Communicate with management

  • Maintain safety by following procedures and outlining days for clients

Guided Tours/Instructor

  • Instruct customers about proper boating techniques, river safety, and skills

  • Help clients navigate rivers, rapids, and obstructions

  • Uphold safety on the river and make judgment calls as needed

  • Educate clients of the surrounding area

Work Hours & Benefits The shuttle driver position is from 8:30-6 and varies based on time of year and holidays.


  • Outdoor industry pro deals and in-store discounts

  • Access to ACA Certification Courses

  • Personal use of rental equipment

  • Industry Clinics

Qualifications / Skills:

  • ACA Certification (Can be trained through Umiak course.)

  • First Aid/CPR

  • Must be able to lift 70lbs overhead

  • Clean driving record

  • Customer Focus

  • Attention to detail

  • Good judgment

  • Handles pressure

  • Trailer/large vehicle experience is welcome but not needed

About Umiak Outdoor Outfitters

Umiak Outdoor Outfitters is Vermont's year-round top outdoor adventure destination offering a full-service shop with retail sales, safety instruction, tours, rentals, and custom programs.

Our retail stores stock over 100 models of kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards from the world's top manufacturers. Our quality equipment and expert guidance enhance experiences on the water.

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