Nantahala Outdoor Center

Deck Reservations Supervisor

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


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.





The Deck Reservation Supervisor is a seasonal position and in this position you will primarily work in the Adventure Center, located along the banks of the beautiful Nantahala River. In this role, the Deck Reservations Supervisor will engage in and oversee the process of 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. This position is responsible for the daily scheduling and operations of Deck Reservationists and diffusing any issues that may arise. 



Preferred availability of this position is from early May until late August. Must be available on weekdays / weekends and morning / evening shifts not to exceed 40-45 hours a week.


  • Manage a team of up to 10 employees including (but not limited to) training, scheduling, performance evaluation and support
  • Be proficient with the Resmark reservation system
  • Be knowledgeable about all NOC products and services and use that knowledge to guide guests during the reservation experience
  • Communicate with the Director of Nantahala Adventures regarding reservation updates and needs
  • Supervise daily workflow of the Adventure Deck
  • Serve as an information resource and coach for staff
  • Maintain high level of guest service and quality control throughout the Adventure Center, including handling guests concerns and praise
  • Keep accurate daily documentation
  • Complete opening and closing tasks as shift dictates, including monitoring of schedule, communication with accounting
  • Serve as a Deck Reservationist as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Superior job performance as a Guest Relations Office Reservationist OR equivalent sales, hospitality, or related experience
  • Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism with superb communication skills and minimal supervision
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Decision-making and troubleshooting ability
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership and team building skills
  • Able to direct others and give positive and constructive feedback in a timely, supportive manner
  • Organized and able to multi-task while remaining calm in a fast paced environment
  • Understanding of and commitment to the confidentiality required by this position
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to speak clearly and concisely


Preferred Education and Experience: 

  • Previous experience in a guest relations office, call center, or in pursuit of sales, hospitality or management career
  • High School Diploma


Tools, Equipment & Conditions: 

  • Open air office position on the bank of the Nantahala River
  • Daily use of computer, phone and other office equipment



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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