Wilderness Voyageurs- providing the best summer job since 1964! (and now days, year round jobs)

Do you enjoy whitewater, biking, and working outside? If you answered YES,  working in Ohiopyle State Park on the Youghiogheny River for Wilderness Voyageurs will be one of the most memorable jobs you’ll have in your lifetime. You’ll enjoy Pennsylvania’s largest state park paddling the river, hiking the trails, fishing and hanging out with a great group of folks as part of your job. It’s an excellent opportunity to share your love for the outdoors with others. There are more opportunities than raft guiding as well. Please see your opportunities below.  Working for Wilderness Voyageurs, you’ll learn new skills and have an experience that will be with you for the rest of your life. Some of our staff have been working for us since 1977!


Although our river season does not kick off until April, our hiring process is happening all winter long. If you are interested in working for us in any of the departments, contact us ASAP.  We hire more than 30 people every season, jobs are available that are full time seasonal as well as part-time seasonal (weekend warriors).  Our offices are open every day all winter long (Ok we take Christmas and New Year’s Day off) – so get a head start on the summer now!  The details on how to apply are at the bottom of the page below the job descriptions.

A Day in Ohiopyle

“Wilderness Voyageurs has to be the best summer job I have ever had! Being able to go kayaking everyday and run waterfalls, I couldn’t have been happier! Can’t wait for this summer!” Anna B. (the 11th member & in the second generation of her family to work for Wilderness Voyageurs!)

Immediate Job Openings

May 25, 2020

Retail Operations Manager- Year Round – : Oversee all aspects of the retail operations at 3 brick & mortar locations and all digital sales channels. Buying of all merchandise, managing and scheduling of retail staff, and responsibility for day to day operations of the retail division.  Do you live and breathe for the latest greatest gear and the opportunity to wear it out? This might just be the right job for you.  Our toy store is located in Ohiopyle, PA, steps from the Youghiogheny River, a stones throw from the Great Allegheny Passage and at the southern trailhead for the Laurel Highlands trail.  This position is open now.


Hiring is ongoing for the 2020 season, see below for current seasonal positions available.


Hiring for the 2020 season is ongoing.  For river guides, reservation and sales, Falls City Restaurant & Pub, retail, CDL drivers and photographers, click here to  apply online.

For all bike tour positions, click here to begin the application process.



If you want to be a river guide – this is the place to learn! No experience is necessary.
We’ll teach you all the skills you need to become an accomplished guide and be able to guide on a variety of rivers. Complete a summer job application to get the process started! Click here for the Guide Candidate Letter which will help answer some of your questions and give you an idea of what to expect and how training is operated. Click here to apply online.



Do you want to get paid to travel the US, and stay in awesome lodging, and connect people with really cool places? Around here, we call that a bike tour guide. Learn about the hiring process for becoming a bike tour guide. If you are ready to apply, click here.


Fly Fishing Lead  A full time seasonal job managing the fishing department.  Duties will include scheduling guides, guiding trips, assisting the Retail Director with fly shop inventory, and in shop customer reations. Click here to apply online


Fly Fishing Guides  A fly-fishing guide/instructor’s job, at its core, is to give people a successful fly fishing experience. This does not automatically mean catching boat loads of fish. It means that the overall guest experience is overwhelmingly positive, and that the guide/instructor has a high level of professionalism, and attention to detail. Wade trips and float trips are usually with guests who have some, if not a lot of experience, whereas our instructional programs are all about getting beginners the skills and knowledge to appreciate the sport and hopefully create in them a life long passion. If you think you have what it takes, Click here to apply online


Photographers    Do you enjoy taking photographs and being outside all day? Ohiopyle State Park makes taking a bad picture nearly impossible. Being a Wilderness Voyageurs photographer keeps you busy, but also has it’s perks on hot summer days when you get to soak your feet along the river as raft trips await your camera lens at Cucumber Rapid. Click here to apply online


Reservations & Guest Services    Enjoy helping people?  Join our super fun reservations and check in team! You’ll get to enjoy interacting with guests every step of the way -from the first time they call to when they arrive for their adventure. It’s fun, social and a very important position in the company. Tough decisions include where to eat lunch, on the bike trial or sitting next to the river. Full time year round and seasonal positions available. Click here to apply online


Outdoor Retail Sales    Wilderness Voyageurs store is a gear junkies paradise, from paddling to peddling gear, Wilderness Voyageurs provides top notch gear carrying big name outdoor brands like Prana, Astral, Keen, Mountain Hardware, Endura, Zoic, Giro and Immersion Research. The Wilderness Voyageurs store also carries Cannondale bikes for daily rentals in addition to a large assortment of demo kayaks. Click here to apply online


Drivers  Do you have a CDL with a passenger endorsement? Come work in a low stress, fun environment, where your passengers are happy and thankful for you getting them to the fun.  We operate 40 passenger buses and 15 passenger vans. Both full time seasonal and part time seasonal positions available. Click here to apply online


Bike Mechanics   Shifters and Derailleurs are your cup of tea?  Be a part of the team that keeps our fleet of bikes happy and humming along.  Previous experience required. Click here to apply online


Restaurant Staff    Falls City Restaurant & Pub is our on site full service restaurant serving up yummy food and more than 50 craft beers.  Work at the heart of the Ohiopyle social scene.  Waitstaff and kitchen staff positions are available. Click here to apply online


If you have questions, please call us (or click the supervisors name below to email) at 800-272-4141 ask to speak with:
Ben: River guiding & instruction, Bus drivers
Brian: Falls City Restaurant & Pub
Amelia: Retail and bike mechanics
Kasia: Bike tour guides
Chelsea: Reservations and Guest Services and Photographers


Click here to apply for Wilderness Voyageurs Jobs