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Employment with Big Bear Rafting

Big Bear Rafting is a leader in the whitewater rafting and adventure travel industry in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains since 2013. Big Bear offers an unparalleled whitewater rafting experience on the Big Pigeon River and caters to active travelers of all ages and abilities around the Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville area. Our year-round office staff has more than 60 years of collective experience in the Smoky Mountain travel industry and we have guides and operations staff that have been with us since the company’s inception.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Sutton Expedition, LLC dba Big Bear Rafting is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or disabling condition.

Drug-Free Work Place

To help ensure a safe, healthy and productive work environment for our staff and others, to protect our property, and to ensure efficient operations, Sutton Expedition, LLC dba Big Bear Rafting has adopted a policy of maintaining a drug-free workplace. New applicants and returning employees with a break in service of ninety days or more may be subject to a pre-employment drug test. Drug and/or alcohol testing may also be performed in instances of reasonable suspicion.

Current Employment Opportunities

  • Whitewater Raft Guides (No experience required)
  • Trip Leaders
  • Bus Drivers (Current Valid CDL over 26,00lbs & Passenger endorsement required)
  • Office Personnel

Guides & Operations Support Staff Employment Opportunities with Big Bear Rafting

We are currently accepting applications for guides and operations support staff.
Though applications may be submitted at any time, most hiring will be done prior to May 1st.
Thank you for your interest in joining the team at Big Bear Rafting
We look forward to hearing from you!