Outdoor Recreation Office and Business Management Assistants

Outdoor Recreation Office Assistant (June-August)

(Excellent office/customer service and socially strong personality needed)

2 positions available seasonally, Full or Part Time

The Outdoor Recreation Office Assistant position will provide valuable work experience for a student pursuing a degree in Outdoor Recreation Management or Business in the Outdoor Recreation field. Operating since 1976, Adventure Missoula is the oldest rafting company and tourist outlet for the infamous Alberton Gorge Rafting area on the Clark Fork River. CDA Adventures books trips for locals and tourists April – October for the Coeur d’Alene, Spokane, and Missoula, Montana areas. Adventure Missoula is situated on the beautiful Clark Fork River in Cyr, MT and focuses on whitewater rafting, fly fishing, and combination trips for outdoor enthusiasts and families. Please review our employment page here: Adventure Missoula Employment

The Outdoor Recreation Office Assistant each summer at CDA Adventures and Adventure Missoula works with a team of staff, guides, and owners on a variety of projects throughout the three summer months of June, July, and August. Both companies are eco-friendly and paperless. Knowledge of basic management processes, customer booking, computer software, computer hardware, customer service experience, smart phone, and data constructs are necessary to carry out a handful of office and business projects. 

Desired Candidates

Motivated by happiness in the outdoors

Tech savvy

Forward thinking and creative

Highly dependable and excellent communication skills

Willing to do what is physically and mentally asked of you

Personally healthy 

Team/group motivated, inclusive

Takes responsibilities for mistakes

Honest and genuine with customer service

Strong work/life balance 

Inspirational and positive attitude

General Job Duties

– Scheduling guides and customer trips using software provided

– Operating our Instagram, Facebook, Google, and Mailchimp platforms

– Tracking populations of persons served, participants on trips, and helping staff use our reservation system to better track the flow of trips. 

– Optimizing the use of our subscriptions and access to web exposure

– Checking in customers when needed

– Some mailings and basic marketing as needed

– Driving company vans when needed, shuttles

– Basic cleaning

– Opening and Closing duties as trained

These sister outdoor recreation companies are young, vibrant, and steadily growing businesses. 

Both businesses are busy and bustling seven days a week during the summer. The office fields calls and inquiries from both.


The schedule is flexible for a student or for someone who may have other employment. Shifts: 8 – 2pm and 1pm – 7pm,  4 to 5 days a week, six hour shifts

Starting Position pays hourly plus 1% of sale commissions via phone – ability to grow and fill niches in company as it adjusts with it’s talent/personnel  and move between roles.

Requirements and Benefits

Guide experience a plus and option to learn available 

Flexible schedule as available

Must include resume, cover letter, and three references with application

Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record

Must have a cell phone and computer skills

Some knowledge about area fishing, river, basics of white water and river safety, outdoor activities, etc.

Access to all activities offered as available

Freedom for professional growth as opportunities arise