Nantahala Outdoor Center

  • Deck Reservationist

    Job Locations US-NC-Bryson City
    Job ID
    Customer Service/Support
    Job Classification
  • Overview

    For 40+ years NOC has led the outdoor industry, taking more guests whitewater rafting and teaching more paddlers than any other outdoor recreation company. NOC also provides top-quality aerial and trail-based adventures, wilderness medicine as well as providing unmatched retail service, foodservice, lodging, and trip planning services. Behind NOC's rapid growth are our staff’s commitment to our five core values: lead by example, service before self, do the right thing, work hard/play hard and make it happen. These core values unite a community of leaders and pioneers in an exciting, fun and always changing work environment.


    NOC career opportunities offer prospects rare opportunities to work in beautiful locations, to grow their skills and to share a passion for active outdoor recreation. Ideal candidates are leaders in the work place that wish to join a unique, values-driven organization. They aspire to excellence in their fields and disciplines and they demonstrate a commitment to the service of others. Above all, they want to provide visitors with unforgettable experiences in the great outdoors. If this sounds like you, we hope you'll apply to join the NOC team.



    Job Summary: 


    Nantahala Outdoor Center Front Desk Reservationists work primarily in the Adventure Center, located along the banks of the beautiful Nantahala River. In this role, as a Deck Reservationist you will be greeting guests as they arrive for their adventure, taking day-of reservations, checking guests in, accepting payment, and answering questions on the area and all NOC adventure activities.  Ideal dates of employment would be from mid-May until mid-August.


    • Provide information and answer questions regarding NOC activities, lodging, retail and restaurant hours and any other guest inquiries
    • Create and modify guest reservations for rafting or other adventure trips and/or lodging
    • Maintain a high level of guest service and quality control
    • Accept and process payments; running a cash register in accordance with NOC policies
    • Assist with stocking and rotating products that are for sale on the Adventure Deck
    • Other Adventure Center tasks, as qualified and as assigned


    • Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism with superb communication skills
    • Proven written and verbal communication skills
    • Decision-making and troubleshooting ability
    • Strong interpersonal, leadership and team-building skills
    • Organized and able to multitask while remaining calm in a dynamic and fast paced environment
    • Must be able to stand for long period of time
    • Must speak clearly and concisely 


    Preferred Education and Experience:

    • High School Diploma or equivalent


    The above noted job description is not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned but rather to provide a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of this position. As the nature of business demands change, so too may the essential functions of this position.

    The Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any and all terms, conditions or privileges of employment including hiring, promotions, termination, training and compensation. The NOC does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic condition or any other status protected by federal, state or local law, where applicable. Furthermore, the NOC is committed to a work environment free of discrimination and harassment through respecting and valuing the diversity among employees and all those with whom the NOC does business.


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