Employment at River Riders

We are now accepting applications for 2017 season for the following positions:

Friendly Sales and Service Representatives, Shop Staff, Van Drivers, CDL Drivers, Adventure Park Monitors, Zipline Guides, and River Guides are all available positions.

Thank you for your interest in joining the professional staff at River Riders. We are always looking to add high energy, qualified, customer service oriented folks to our operation in Harpers Ferry! Each job position has specific qualifications, but all positions require working with our guests in a fast paced environment. We require all of our staff to be motivated, friendly, professional, timely, and enthused about the outdoors. Weekends and holidays are a must. The outfitting industry is a wonderful, exciting profession for the right people. There are many different types of people who work at River Riders in a variety of positions. We have roughly 200 seasonal employees.

River Riders is a drug-free workplace. Pre-employment and random drug screening is mandatory


(YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE TO APPLY, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SUPPORT STAFF POSITIONS)

Entry Level Positions at River Riders include:

  • Sales and Service Representatives
  • CDL Drivers (Must be 25 or older)
  • Non CDL Drivers (Must be 25 or older)
  • Aerial Adventure Park Monitors
  • River Guides
  • Zip Line/Canopy Tour Guides
  • Summer Camp Staff
  • Food and Beverage
  • Support Staff (May be 15 years of age or older)
  • Groundskeeping and Maintenance

Management Positions available, Please inquire.


Onsite Camping Available for Out-of-Towners

For those of you from out of town who are interested in lodging, we have on site primitive camping available. Staff members that take advantage of this lodging must be over 18 years old and be available for full time summer seasonal work. Each year many of our staff members camp here throughout the summer for a small fee. You are welcome to do this as well! Other lodging may be available in the Harpers Ferry area.

If you are a citizen of a foreign country, you must have all work permits, passports and visas BEFORE applying to River Riders.


On-line Guide and Camp Staff Application for river and canopy tour guides and aerial adventure park monitors.

Guide and Staff Application

On-line Staff Application for drivers, sales reps, food and beverage, shop/maintenance, interns, and managers/directors.

Staff Application


If you need assistance filling out this application, please call (800)326-7238.

If you do not provide at least 3 references for us to contact (Complete with accurate contact information), We will not consider your application. We will contact your references prior to interviewing.