Outfitting Operations Assistant - Gunnison Gorge
Operations Assistant (Wilderness)

RIGS Fly Shop & Guide Service is now seeking experienced outdoors people to join our Gunnison Gorge Operations Team.

The Outfitting Operations Assistant plays a critical role in supporting all elements associated with outfitting our multi-day Gunnison Gorge wilderness trips, overnight float fishing and walk-wade outfitting related to trip logistics, handling of gear and safe transportation. Work collaboratively to support a highly organized product in a timely and respectful manner. Be a part of our successful team known for quality in the industry and high standards of professionalism, courtesy and quality control.

  • Support: All support needs related to multi-day Gunnison Gorge wilderness trips, overnight float fishing and walk wade offerings including gear-ins, pack-outs and gear management.
  • Hike in/out of the Gunnison Gorge NCA at Chukar Trail to assist with scheduled horse packs, and the setup of river outfitter equipment.
  • Equipment & Vehicle Maintenance:  Oversight, maintenance assessment, cleaning and proper care of all outfitting gear and vehicles.
  • Driving & Transportation: Safe transport of clients, guides and equipment utilizing company vehicles (15 pax vans, heavy duty trucks and trailers). *Clean driving record.
  • Presentation: Must have a professional presentation, courteous, timely and informative about our services and region.


  • Enjoy working outdoors and working independently. Able to collaborate with team members to ensure quality control and oversight of critical logistics and systems.
  • Able to represent the business in a positive manner and work within a small team setting. Organized and open communicator of related issues and improvements. 
  • Active outdoor enthusiast, capable of hiking into remote areas. Able to lift heavy loads. 
  • Willingness to learn and participate in the evolution of critical systems to improve outfiting efficiencies and product quality.  
  • *Experience with overnight river gear, rafting and fly fishing industry are a plus.
Job Benefits
  • Job Type - Seasonal - Full-Time or Part-Time (available annually).
  • Pay Rate - $20 to $25 per hour, depending on experience.
  • Work outdoors with an independent and set schedule. 
  • Industry Pro Deals and shop discounts available.
  • Affordable Seasonal Housing available depending on availability.
  • Some Guide Work during slow times available to the right candidate.
Employment Type
Full-time, Part-time
Beginning of employment
The ideal candidate would be available to work from April 25th - October 15th
Duration of employment
April 25th - October 15th
Fly Fishing
Job Location
1075 Sherman St unit 101, Ridgway, Colorado, 81432, USA
Working Hours
From half-day, full-day, and multi-day trips
Base Salary
$20-$25 Per hour
Date posted
February 2, 2024
Valid through
April 13, 2024
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