Employment at KUMSHEEN



We are always on the lookout for friendly folks to join our team and help make the Kumsheen experience even more memorable for our guests. Kumsheen Rafting Resort employees have that something extra that makes them reliable, knowledgeable, interesting, fun people to be with – and they are prepared to work hard.

We operate seasonally from April to October, and we generally do our hiring between January and March. Occasionally, we post available positions throughout the year so if you’re interested in being part of the Kumsheen team, feel free to reach out to us at any time to see what is available.

If you think you’d be a great fit we would love to hear from you! Send us an email to employment@kumsheen.com with your resume, cover letter, and references.


  • Friendly, positive, and customer-service oriented attitude
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Team oriented, but capable of working independently
  • Professional and hardworking demeanor
  • Self-motivators who demonstrate initiative and creative problem solving
  • Loves the outdoors and wants to work in one of the most beautiful regions in BC!



  • Access to outdoor recreation in one of the most beautiful regions in BC (including free rafting!)
  • Steady 5-day on/2-day off work schedule
  • Paid training and overtime
  • Access to subsidized resort-based staff accommodation
  • Access to the Kumsheen Resort facilities (including pool and hot tub!)
  • Professional workplace and equipment
  • Opportunity to grow your career in the outdoor industry
  • Restaurant and retail discounts, family/friend rafting passes, family accommodation discounts, and more!


We’ve listed a quick summary of the different Kumsheen departments below, as well as listed different positions within those departments. Open positions are hyperlinked to the full job descriptions where you will find the full description of that position along with specific job requirements and qualifications.

View all current job opportunities here


River Manager, Trip Leader, Senior Guide, Raft Guide

Kumsheen River Guides share a love for safety, good work ethic, and fun times on the Thompson River. Our criteria for selecting guides is based as much on personality, amiability, and people skills as on whitewater skills and experience. We are always looking for bright and honest guides and trip leaders to work both full time and part-time.

Interested in becoming a guide but have little or no experience? Our Raft Guide School is the perfect way to learn about guiding and earn your certificate of competency.



Campground Manager, Campground Attendant

Campground staff are not only responsible for keeping the campground orderly and clean for all of our guests, but are also an ambassador for Kumsheen as a whole. Guest experiences are strongly influenced by the service they receive from our exceptional staff, and campground staff are often the first staff-member our guests meet. Campground positions require friendly and outgoing self-motivators who like working outside and meeting new people.


Housekeeping Manager, Housekeeper

Our Housekeeping Department is responsible for maintaining the clean and professional appearance of the Kumsheen Resort. The Housekeeping department works very closely with the Office and Campground departments to ensure an orderly Resort and high health and safety standards for our guests, staff, and community.

Housekeeping staff demonstrate organizational skills, time management and strong attention to detail. This department is great for self-motivated individuals who enjoy working independently and outdoors.



Head Server/Front of House Manage, Server, Bartender/Cocktail Creator; Head Chef, Sous Chef, Prep Cook, Dishwasher

The Kumsheen Cutting Board Restaurant seats over 100 guests between indoor dining and the outdoor patio. It is a full-service restaurant catering to both resort guests and the general public for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Restaurant Staff are responsible for all aspects of the Cutting Board Restaurant operation following direction of the Head Chef and Head Server. Front of House staff act as ambassadors of Kumsheen as a whole and strongly influence guest experience from the service and atmosphere of the restaurant.


Office Manager, Customer Service and Front Desk Representative, Barista / Retail Store Representative

Kumsheen Office Staff are the main point of contact for our guests, so a genuine desire to provide outstanding customer service and a pleasant atmosphere is essential. These team members work at the heart of all resort operations, ensuring clear communication to every department. They are the “information centre” for staff and guests alike.

All Office Staff are required to demonstrate organization and communication skills to keep an approachable and efficient office. This social and dynamic department is perfect for those who love organization and attention to detail, and enjoy meeting new people.


Marketing Manager, Social Media Coordinator, Head Photographer

The marketing department and photographer work to provide photo and visuals to complete the guest experience and convey the Kumsheen experience through media. This position allows creative professionals the opportunity to demonstrate their passion for the outdoor industry and provide an important element to customer’s experiences.

The successful candidate should be a hard worker, possess a pleasant, calm and friendly manner; display initiative; exhibit innovation, creativity, and flexibility.


Maintenance Manager, River Trip Assistant, Bus/Shuttle Driver

Enjoy working with your hands? Our maintenance and river assistant positions require attention to detail and innovative skills to ensure the Resort and equipment are all in top working order.


Become a Kumsheen Team Member

Not sure which department you want to work in but still interested in joining the Kumsheen Team? Send us an email with your resume, cover letter, and some references to employment@kumsheen.com OR fill out the employment questionnaire here.