Fishing Guide

Knightsbridge Capital Corporation
 Bonner, MT

About The Resort at Paws Up

The Resort at Paws Up is America's premier luxury ranch resort. Set on a 37,000-acre ranch, Paws Up embodies the spirit of the American West. It's a family owned and award-winning destination that truly inspires.


The role of the Fishing Guide is to lead and conduct fly fishing expeditions for resort guest in a variety of settings.

The Primary Functions are:

  • Teach fly fishing fundamentals, including fly casting and fly-fishing, to a wide range of ages and abilities while adhere to the rules and regulations of the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department, and the Montana Board of Outfitters.
  • Instruct guests in the art of fly fishing, river etiquette and wildlife of the area.
  • Conduct fly fishing excursions in a variety of settings, including in a floating raft.
  • Preform safety and instruction of each guided activity to participants.
  • Navigate and row a drift boat or raft efficiently and safely.; Pilot a river raft down Class II and (very limited) Class III whitewater.
  • Understand river morphology, whitewater rescue techniques, and proper river etiquette.
  • Share passion for the outdoors and Western Montana with guests.
  • Operate company vehicles properly.
  • Perform physical and administrative duties for the preparation and end of each activity expedition.; Assist in lunch presentation and preparation.
  • Keep attention to guests in relation to health-related matters such as physical exertion, sunstroke, and reminding guest to hydrate and to apply sunscreen.
  • Work with a variety of personalities and ages to make clients feel safe and comfortable, while delivering information in an understandable manner with respect to individual learning preferences.
  • Remain calm under pressure; handle crisis management as it unfolds and remain flexible to change as events happen.
  • Be organized and detail oriented, utilizing checklists or other systems to ensure no task is left undone; anticipate events and plan; prepare for the unexpected; remain focused on the result.
  • Be helpful, respectful, approachable and team oriented, building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
  • Assist guests in filling out appropriate departmental forms.
  • Possess strong customer service focus striving for high guest satisfaction and going out of the way to be helpful and pleasant.
  • Assist in managing inventory of Activities Department equipment and supplies.
  • Assist with on-site set up and clean up for activities.
  • Maintain equipment.
  • Work closely with Activities management, co-workers and other departments on providing effective communication, planning, and organization to ensure all activity needs are met.
  • Promote resort activities to guests.
  • Maintain up-to-date awareness of Resort information and amenities.
  • Perform department opening and closing duties.
  • Answer phones in a timely and courteous manner while following the company’s phone etiquette standards.
  • Converse with the guests at a high level, being aware of their needs and fulfill special guest requests as instructed by management or the guest directly.
  • Ensure confidentiality of guests before and throughout their stay.
  • Assist with guest activities issues accurately and promptly.
  • Follow and complete daily department checklists.
  • Maintain clean and clear work environment while staying organized and efficient.
  • Assist in other activity assignments and duties as assigned.

Looking for Team Members with:

  • High school diploma, GED or vocational training or job-related course work; Education in Outdoor Recreation preferred, not required
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in fly fishing and instruction
  • Experience in navigation of a raft and/or drift boat
  • Proficient ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment while remaining organized and prioritizing workload throughout the day
  • Has a friendly and professional manner under periods of high demands and with guest, team members, and management
  • Valid Montana Fishing and Conservation License
  • Valid State Driver’s License with two years driving experience

Team members can look forward to:

  • Carpool Reimbursement $5-$20/Day
  • Housing assistance available
  • Employee lunch provided
  • Employee discounts on merchandise

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