Employment Options - Sheri Griffith Expeditions


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Thank you for your interest in employment at Sheri Griffith Expeditions. Our team has been providing outstanding journeys for people from all over the world since 1971. We have the privilege to be able to provide all types of River Experiences, from serene flat water to exciting whitewater.  This gives both our guests and our staff unique opportunities to explore and learn about the world we live in.

At Sheri Griffith Expeditions, we strive to be the very best at what we do, both in the eyes of our customers and our teammates.  Promoting teamwork to get the job done, no matter what your role in teh company is, we work together towards a common goal.  By joining our team, you are joining us in our mission "To enhance and enrich people's lives throug outstanding outdoor adventure."

The SGE family strives to develop a top-quality experience in a comfortable environment that allow our crew to discover themselves and their relationship with nature and the environment.  It takes many talented people to creat outstanding experiences for our guests.  We cannot do that without each and every person on our team's collective energy and input.   We are looking for employees who are willing to learn, have great people skills, a strong work ethic andn their own unique personality and skills.


Our current job opportunities include: 

  • River Guides 

  • Apprentice River Guides/Warehouse Crew 

  • Drivers 

  •  Warehouse Assistan

COVID-19 Mitigation Plan. It is important for you to know that we have a COVID mitigation plan that includes practices and procedures to help protect our staff and guests. Please be advised, that for the 2022 we may require all staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. 

Sheri Griffith Expeditions is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our company policy to comply with all laws concerning discrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, age, national origin or disabling condition. 

  • Note: We can only accept applicants who can legally work in the United States. 

  • If you need an accommodation to complete the application and/or interview process, please notify us in advance so we can make appropriate arrangements. 

Drug Free Workplace. Although Marijuana is legal in some states, it is NOT legal in Utah or on any federal lands. 

Notification of Physical Lifting Requirements: Many of our jobs require lifting 0 to 50lbs routinely and up to 80 lbs. occasionally. Some jobs may require lifting 100 lbs. or more. 



Sheri Griffith Expeditions is looking for guides to join our team who are passionate for the outdoors and want to share that passion with others.  We are looking for people who will embrace our mission statement: "To Enhance and Enrich people's lives through outstanding outdoor adventure."  Together we can only accomplish this high level of service when we truly love what we do and work hard at both our personal and company goals.  River and canyons have a special energy that benefits all in both mental and physical ways.

We have an amazing opportunity to facilitate great experiences and influence the lives of our guests and our co-workers.  The sustainability of our environment and our community is a critical component to our business.  As stewards of the land, we share the beauty, history and excitement of the Canyons and Rivers with all those we come in contact with.  Guides have a huge impact on our guests' view of how we protect wild places.

Whether you are intereste in guiding for a summer or two, or making guiding your lifelong journey, there are many opportunities to master new skills and build meaningful relationships.  Although not required, we recommend that you consider working as a Sheri Griffith Expeditions guide for multiple seasons.  We run a variety of river stretches with varied levels of skill and necessary training, which requires ongoing training for both new and experienced guides.  The more we both put in, the better we both become.

Ultimately, our buisiness is running rivers, and we cannot accomplish that without top quality guides.  We want you to thriveat Sheri Griffith Expeditions and carry your skills, friendships and experiences throughout your life. 

Please see the Guide Job Description for more information on requirements, qualifications and skills needed to be a successful river guide. 

SGRE requires all guides be at least l8 years old and have a minimum of Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and CPR certification (or equivalent).  Initiative is highly valued. 

Click here for a full job description 

Click here to complete our online Guide Application.

Assistant Warehouse Staff

The job of working in the warehouse is a critical component to our trips. The Assistant Warehouse staff position is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door and really learn about all aspects of our River Trips. This position will allow you to learn about preparing for a river trip, including packing camp equipment and repairing and maintaining equipment. You will also begin to learn all of the other many facets: Customer Service, Safety Procedures, maneuvering a variety of boats, completing paperwork and abiding by all company and government agency policies and regulations. You may also be assigned work in the commissary or in the front office. On some trips you may be assigned the “Crew” position, where you will help with setting up camp, tents and cooking. 

This job may at times require you to be able to be on the river and take care of yourself. As you work toward the Guide position, it is important to note, all guides are required to be at least 18 years of age and maintain current first aid and CPR certifications. (The minimum of WFR is strongly encouraged and required in some cases) 

If hired you will be required to attend the SGE Training which includes; Risk Management, Food Sanitation, River Skills, Customer Service and Interpretive Training. 

Click here to fill out an application. (This Application will be added to the website soon.  Please call for more information.)

We will begin collecting applications for the 2022 season in January. In February we will proceed with interviews for prospective staff. We strive to have most hiring complete by mid-March. 


SGE is looking for quality drivers. You are not required to have a CDL but will be required to have a current UDOT medical certification as well as an MVR. This job includes shuttling guests, gear and staff to and from the river. Drivers are responsible for the safety of the rig, trailers and on the road. Potential drivers must have a professional attitude, be willing to learn and willing to help out to the best of their physical capabilities. 

Click here for the Driver Application.

We will begin collecting applications for the 2022 season in February. In March we will proceed with interviews for prospective staff. We strive to have most hiring complete by mid-April 



 Application and Job Description Downloads

River Guide Job Description

River Guide Job Application

Driver Application



If you are interested in becoming a part of the Sheri Griffith Expeditions team, please complete our application online.




Brenda Milligan
Operations Manager
Sheri Griffith River Expeditions is an authorized concessionaire in Canyonlands National Park and Dinosaur National Monument.  We are an equal opportunity employer.

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