We are currently accepting applications for field staff and guides. Though applications may be submitted at any time, most hiring will be done prior to December 1st. Thank you for your interest in joining the crew at Berber Rafting Adventures. We look forward to hearing from you!
Dear Potential BBRA Guide:
Whether you are a seasoned professional river runner or a complete novice, there are guiding opportunities at Berber Rafting Adventures that can open up a whole new world of adventure. From the rush of spring snowmelt on rivers starting in March until June, our guides lead the way deep into the most magnificent rivers in Morocco. Guiding for Berber Rafting Adventures is not an easy job. It is the rare, dynamic individual who can really do it well. Berber Rafting Adventures guides combine a passion for the outdoors with compassion for our guests, a desire to learn with the talent to teach and a flexible attitude with a steadfast commitment to conservation. Berber Rafting Adventures guides deliver the highest levels of service because we love what we do, we love the undeniably special places we visit and we love having a positive impact on the lives of others.
BBRA is always looking for staff that fit the below profile:
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Must have excellent problem solving skills.
Must enjoy working as a member of a team.
Must be able to think quickly and be flexible.
Must have excellent customer service/ communication skills (Public speaking to large groups).
Must have knowledge of outdoor and work place health and safety.
Must have first aid knowledge and/or certificate (not required for non-guiding/instructing positions).
Must have international drivers license (preferably manual).
Must have IRF Rafting guide, Kayak Instructing, other outdoor guiding qualifications relating to the job applied for, or relevant experience. If you are not sure contact BBRA.
Must be willing to work varying hours and on different tasks.
Most important must be able to support oneself financially during training periods, be well presented, friendly and loyal.
When people see you- they see BBRA.The above should be reflected in a full resume, with several contactable personal and work references from former employers, which is submitted to BBRA.
BBRA Requirements & Conditions:
All travel expenses from ones place of residence to BBRA, Morocco, and back are paid by the applicant. Successful applicants are asked to cover themselves with appropriate travel insurance against possible injury during work and whilst in Morocco.
All staff must possess a current drivers licence and be able to drive manual vehicles.
An International drivers licence.
Requirements for specific jobs:
Trainee guides: Should possess a basic first aid qualification, Wilderness first aid, or MFA(Medical firstAid), or EHBO, or equivalent qualification. Some Spoken French ability.
River Guides: IRF guide, trip leader and/or safety craft qualifications and at least 3 year’s River guiding experience.
Basic First Aid, or Wilderness first aid, or MFA(Medical first Aid), or EHBO, or equivalent qualification. Rescue 3 – Swiftwater technician 1 qualification at least a current log book, of their experience, which BBRA is able to confirm the contents of their log book to be true and correct.
Some spoken French ability.
New applicants must be available to work during the european summer.
Duties and Responsibilities
Safely navigate paddle rafts.
Seek to provide our guests with the best outdoor experience of their lives.
Present facts about the region’s natural and human history.
Provide a positive role model for children and facilitate kid-friendly activities.
Prepare delicious meals.
Care for BBRA ’ equipment.
Lead interpretive walks and hikes.
Adhere to Seven Principles of Leave No Trace at all times.
Be a steward of the natural areas in which we travel.
IRF guide, trip leader and/or safety craft qualifications and at least 3 year’s River guiding experience.
CPR and First-Aid Certified (WFR/SWR are a plus)
Customer service experience or superb people skills
Background in natural history or leading groups, preferred
Experience or willingness to work with young children and adolescents
Capable of working long hours
Excellent communication skills
Creative approach to problem solving
Basic computer knowledge
Period of employment:
Summer work normally March to May (approx. 3 months). Summer season guides/Instructors MUST be at BBRA from approximately March through until the end of May. New Rafting guides whom are not current members of the International Rafting Federation (IRF) will need to arrive in Morocco and pass a basic guides test before being able to guide on commerical trips. Please enquire to BBRA for the IRF guide test schedule. Guides are asked to arrive at BBRA so one can sit the IRF guide test, learn the Safety talk, and be ready to guide commerically before April. Staff are required to familiarize themselves with rivers, courses, activity locations and BBRA’s operations before the start of each activity’s season. BBRA’s Rafting operation is open for bookings from the 1st of March, or when water levels permit rating.
After reading the above, confirming your eligibility, and wishing to continue with your application, you are asked to contact BBRA, as soon as possible.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact BBRA staff.