Join Our Team!

The Guides Holiday WayThank you for your interest in working for Holiday River Expeditions. We are accepting applications and are ready for you to join our team as a river guide, driver, or warehouse staffer. Holiday has been running backcountry trips in Utah since 1966. Holiday is noted for its friendly, efficient, and professional employees. We are committed to providing our guests an enjoyable wilderness experience with an opportunity to learn about the natural world. We accomplish this through: diligent training, meaningful interpretation, innovative equipment and facilities, and responsible stewardship of the land.

Our goal is to always meet or exceed industry standards in providing our guests a quality wilderness experience with minimal impacts to other groups, the land, the water, the air, and our cultural treasures. At the same time, this gives our employees the opportunity to learn about and experience the natural world, meet some wonderful and interesting people, and have some of the best times of their life.


We select our employees based on their people skills, ability and willingness to learn, clean appearance, and responsible wilderness values. It is important that you are in good health and physically fit. You need to be responsible, have good work habits, and the ability to get the job done. Guides are responsible for providing interpretive backcountry trips varying in length from 1–7 days. The majority of our trips are rafting vacations, complemented by a smaller offering of mountain bike trips.

You will need to possess or acquire the required guide license, first aid, CPR, and food handler’s permit. These qualifications can be met following the hiring process through Holiday’s training program. Holiday is a drug-free workplace. Employees will need to pass a pre-employment drug test prior to final hiring.

When filling out the application it needs to be downloaded first and then opened using a PDF reader…if you open it in a web browser window – it looks like it is fillable but when you save it – nothing is saved…once completed using the PDF reader-  save it and email back to me…if all else fails you can always print it out – fill it in, scan and send.

To learn more about the hiring process Click here for the employment application.

Please send completed applications to [email protected]


Go with the flow,

Tim Gaylord
Director of Operations