Join our fun team and put your talents to work connecting people with great experiences on the river. We are hiring for part-time seasonal positions starting as early as mid-April. To apply for a position, please click the link below to fill out an application as soon as possible. Interviews will be conducted as applications are received. 

 Email Sonya Silver at [email protected] if you have questions or would like to submit a resume in addition to your application (not required). 

Click Here to Complete and Submit an Application Form

 See below for job descriptions for currently available positions. 

Position: Bus & Trailer Driver

  • Weekly schedule for this position will vary depending on candidate availability. We encourage anyone qualified to apply. We will have shifts available for anywhere from 16 to 40 hours per week.
  • Availability for work on Saturdays and Sundays is an essential part of the position.
  • Candidate must:
    • Be over the age of 24,
    • Have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record,
    • Be able to lift 85 lbs.
    • Ideally will have experience towing trailers (some training will be provided)
    • Have a friendly demeanor and a genuine interest in customer happiness.
  • Responsibilities include:
    • Driving a 14-passenger bus with a kayak trailer in tow.
    • Backing up the trailers at various river access sites
    • Helping to load and unload kayaks, canoes, SUPs and tubes onto vehicles and trailers, and bringing them to and from the river. 
    • Most drivers will learn to give trip safety briefings to customers, and help launch them on river. 
  • Starting compensation is $16-$20 per hour (commensurate with applicable experience), plus free use of RRC boats and equipment, and access to discount purchasing of outdoor products.
  • The person who will thrive in this role….
    • Can lift 85 lbs and enjoys physically demanding work (ie not afraid to sweat)
    • Can drive a small bus towing a trailer (in forward and reverse)
    • Likes interacting with and helping people from all walks of life
    • Has the presence of mind to independently exercise good judgment in a variety of situations
    • Has an easy-going nature that will help them approach the challenges and stress with grace and humor
    • Prior experience with customer service, outdoor recreation, wildlife and nature appreciation, or large vehicle operation will be helpful.

Position: River Hand

  • River Hands are generally high school and college students spending their summer as a core part of our team. They work hard, gain new skills and knowledge, and have a lot of fun working together.
  • Availability for work on Saturdays and Sundays is an essential part of the position.
  • Weekly hours will vary depending on staffing and candidate preference, usually between 16 and 40 hours per week.
  • Employees must:
    • Be able to lift 85 lbs.
    • Be 15 yrs or older
    • Be comfortable working outdoors all day in the heat of the summer
    • Have a friendly demeanor and a genuine interest in customer happiness.
  • Responsibilities include:
    • Loading and unloading kayaks, canoes, SUPS and tubes onto vehicles and trailers, and bringing them to and from the river. This is physically demanding work
    • Staying engaged during moments of downtime by self-starting on tasks such as cleaning vehicles, cleaning and repairing boats, running business-related errands, etc.
    • Giving trip safety briefings to customers, and helping launch them on river.
  • For candidates with little to no prior work experience, starting compensation is $10/hr for a training period of the first 90 days of employment. After this period, compensation goes to $12/hour. For candidates with some significant work experience, starting pay is $12/hr. Team members also enjoy free use of RRC boats and equipment, and access to discount purchasing of outdoor products.
  • Employees who will thrive in this role will identify with the following qualities:
    • Likes interacting with and helping people from all walks of life.
    • Can lift 85 lbs and enjoys physically demanding work (ie not afraid to sweat)
    • Has the presence of mind to independently exercise good judgment in a variety of situations
    • Has an easy-going nature that will help them approach challenges and stress with grace and humor
    • Prior experience with customer service, outdoor recreation, and/or wildlife and nature appreciation will be helpful

Rivanna River Co. Internship. (Click here to apply)

  • Who: This 2-week experience is for 13 and 14-year olds with an interest in the field of Outdoor Recreation. Participants will gain an understanding of the equipment, techniques, and customer service methods used in river outfitting. This is a great program for young adults who might be interested working in paid positions for RRC after turning 15. This is an unpaid internship with a focus on the intern learning and practicing skills that will set them up for future success in various places of work.
  • When: Interns will work 8 hour days for 2 consecutive 4-day weeks, typically Wednesday-Saturday. The dates of these sessions are shown in the Internship Application Form.
  • Potential Interns must:
    • Be able to lift 50 lbs.
    • Be 13 or 14 years old in the summer of the internship
    • Be comfortable working outdoors all day in the heat of the summer
    • Have a friendly demeanor and a genuine interest in customer service, outdoor recreation, and being part of a team.
  • Experiences may include:
    • Learning about what it means to work and be a part of a staff team.
    • Learning how to provide good customer service.
    • Learning how to help launch and land customers on their trips.
    • Learning about how to properly load and secure recreational equipment on trailers and vehicles.
    • Learning other skills relating to vehicle and gear maintenance, landscaping, and business development as opportunities to do so arise.