Employment Opportunities

on the Kern River with Team MRA!

Mountain & River Adventures (MRA) is an equal opportunity employer which hires approximately 60-70 seasonal employees during each adventure season on the Kern River. These positions are mostly seasonal, and can be full-time, during our season. We also have several positions that are full-time, year round.

If you are a person who enjoys working with people and being active in the outdoors, we may have the ideal outdoor recreation job for you. Many of our staff have previous experience as river guides on the Kern River, other rivers, or have been a rock climbing or mountain biking guide elsewhere in Southern California. MRA is located about one hour East of Bakersfield, CA in Kern County and just three hours northeast of Los Angeles, thus making us a perfect spot for folks who want to work part-time, but happen to live in Los Angeles, Bakersfield, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, or other areas in central and southern California.

We also offer internships for students that are currently majoring in Recreation and Park Management, Recreation & Leisure, and those seeking jobs in outdoor education.

Potential Available Positions

Raft Guide

MRA is looking for seasonal guides with or without previous experience. Experienced guides must have outstanding customer service skills combined with knowledge of the area including local history, flora, and fauna (or willingness to learn if you are new to the area). First aid/CPR certification is a must; and wilderness first aid training is desired. If you are interested in becoming a Class I-III or Class IV-V whitewater raft guide and do not have the experience, check out our Guide School.

Photographer

MRA is looking for a customer service oriented individual with outdoor/action photography experience. This person will photograph our customers while they are enjoying outdoor adventures with us. Responsible for great customer service, learning our photo programs, printers, and process for printing photo orders.

Bike Guide

MRA is looking for seasonal guides who have experience with guiding mountain bike trips and providing instruction. Outstanding customer service skills combined with knowledge of the area including local history, flora and fauna are preferred. First aid/CPR certification is required. Ability to guide multiple outdoor activities is preferred. For more information about our company and this position.

Cook/Food Prep

MRA is looking for a motivated individual to run our catering program. We offer meals with many of our rafting, biking, climbing trips and provide catering for large groups at our campground (10-200 people). This person would be responsible for food ordering, preparation, service, clean-up and inventory. A creative eye for food display is appreciated.

Bus/Van Drivers

MRA is looking for seasonal Class B drivers with passenger and airbrake endorsements or Class A license. Applicants must have an excellent driving record and customer service skills. Driver duties include driving our customers to and from adventures, assisting the guides with loading and unloading of gear, vehicle inspections, reports and other duties as required. For more information about our company and this position.

Climbing Instructor

MRA is looking for seasonal guides who have experience with guiding climbing excursions. Outstanding customer service skills combined with knowledge of the area including local history, flora and fauna are preferred. First aid/CPR certification is required. Ability to guide multiple outdoor activities is preferred.

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Maintenance

MRA is looking for a responsible and reliable individual to assist our Camp Host with general labor and upkeep at our campground. Responsibilities include routine cleaning of campground restrooms and grounds, minor construction projects, tree and shrub pruning, landscape waterline maintenance and inspection and trash collection. Excellent customer service skills and knowledge of the area are necessary.

Office Staff

MRA is looking for reliable and enthusiastic individuals to assist in our retail and reservations departments. Applicants should be outgoing and customer service oriented. Some retail duties include answering phones, cleaning the office, completing sales transactions, checking customers in and out of trips, and sales. Some reservations duties include taking reservations over the phone, working online, formulating trip reports, and adventure and retail sales. Must be computer literate.

Phone: 760-376-6553

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15775 Sierra Way
Kernville, 
CA 93238

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Mountain And River Adventures is operated under a Special Use Permit with the Sequoia National Forest.  Mountain and River Adventures is an equal opportunity provider, and operates on a non-discriminatory basis.