Originally Posted by dasoutdoorsmen
Specifically do you have anything? Google turns up a bunch of crappy sites and it's hard to find anything.
Look, I'm not trying to be a smart-ass about this, but google searches are like anything else: garbage in, garbage out.
-Searching "Whitewater Rafting near Cincinnati" gives at least 3 rafting companies just on the first page of results. If you click a couple of them, you'll learn that West VA has some great rafting.
-You could then search again for "whitewater rafting West Virginia" and in the first 10 results, there are at least 8 companies listed. Now you're on track.
Most raft companies don't have online applications, or even necessarily list openings. If you really want to work in whitewater, you've got to seek that out.
Lmeyers is steering you the right direction. The last time I looked for a whitewater job I narrowed it down to where I wanted to work. I learned what agency licenses outfitters on that river. Then I searched that agency for a list of licensed outfitters. I visited every outfitter's website, then I contacted every single one of them (minus the 3 or 4 that I could tell wouldn't be a cultural fit with me from their website). Out of about 18 companies I contacted, I got several responses, and a job offer. Out of all the outfitter sites I visited at that time, I think maybe 3 had a section about employment. Thanks to google, this was all possible.
Do some research, some legwork, and it'll pay off. If you're waiting for a classified ad saying "Whitewater boater needed. Starts tomorrow. 40K/year plus benefits" to come to your inbox, you'll be waiting a long time.