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 are very proud of the quality of services we provide, our commitment to excellence and protecting our outdoor resources. We strive to provide an environment where people feel comfortable, where they can relax, enjoy the outdoors and be themselves. 

We are fortunate to be able to provide all types of back country river experiences from flat water kayaking to class V whitewater. This gives both our guests and staff unique opportunities to explore and learn about the world we live in. All of our employees are carefully selected based on their willingness to learn, people skills, work ethic, and their own unique skills they can bring to the SGE family. 

It is important to note that the position you are applying for includes many facets. Customer service is the most obvious and very important; however your duties will also include: safety procedures, rigging and de-rigging, maneuvering boats in flat water and whitewater, loading and unloading equipment, cleaning and repairing boats and equipment, completing paperwork, conforming to all government agency regulations, following company policies, risk management and providing first aid, cooking and related food services, recycling, managing garbage and trash, river rescue, entertaining guests, interpretation of the geology, history, flora and fauna, teaching our low impact camping and use of the outdoors philosophy, working outdoors in various weather conditions and supporting the entire Sheri Griffith Expeditions organization.

Our current job opportunities include: 

  • River Guides 

  • Apprentice River Guides/Warehouse Crew 

  • Drivers 

  • Warehouse Manager 

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. 

 

Guides

Being hired as a Sheri Griffith River Guide is one of the most rewarding jobs you’ll find. It does require a compassion for people, love of the outdoors, stamina, willingness to do the “dirty” jobs and the desire to have fun.

We base our training on our top 5 priorities: Safety, Customer Service, Trip Quality, Efficiency and Having Fun. We have a unique opportunity to provide positive impacts in peoples' lives. (Not just our customers, but ourselves as well). 

We value quality in our employees and invest in you. Our thorough pre-season training and on-going training are critical for us to maintain our high level of service. 

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.

Apprentice River Guides/Warehouse Staff

The job of working in the warehouse is a critical component to our trips. The Apprentice Guide/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. 

Drivers

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 

Warehouse Manager

This position is responsible for assisting in overseeing Warehouse Operations. This work includes a variety of different tasks, including managing warehouse staff schedules, packing, cleaning, equipment maintenance, yard maintenance and overseeing general vehicle needs. This job may include driving SGE vehicles, so a current MVR is required. Applicants must have a profession attitude, a good work ethic and be willing to learn and accept new ideas. 

Click here for the Warehouse Manager Application.
Click here for a Warehouse Manager Job Description.

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 early April. 

 Application and Job Description Downloads

River Guide Job Description

River Guide Job Application

Driver Application

Warehouse Supervisor Job Description

Warehouse Supervisor Application

 

 

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

 

 

 

Sincerely,
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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