Full-time Kayak Day Guides for Spring/Summer Season
If you are thinking of joining our team as a kayak guide that’s great! The types of guides we love to hire have these qualifications and attributes:
Certified as a level one guide with SKGABC or an equal or higher certification
Certified CPR-C, VHF Radio, and Wilderness First Aid
Works well with other guides
Stoked to take clients out daily on Harbour Tours
Can drive a vehicle – bonus if you can drive with a kayak trailer
Willing to work hard for a short busy season
Reliable, dependable, and shows up for work on time
Able to do the “on call” guiding life
Wants to get comfortable in a job you love for many seasons
Our usual season can look a little like this:
May is ramping up with training and school trips, tons of fun and a nice calm pace to get the season going
June is a consistent pace and builds over the month. If the weather is good, it is busy!
July the tourism tap turns on full blast and you are full on! Day/multi-day tours are in full bloom, you will work!
August is crazy non-stop! This is the peak of the season we usually do not have enough guides or boats to satisfy demand.
September starts to slow back down. We have a couple more school trips to wind down the season. It can stay really busy if the weather stays nice.
HOURS: Kayak Day guides work 5-6 days/week in peak season. You will put out 1-2 tours a day usually in May, June and September. In July and August, you will work beyond full time, working 3-4 tours a day. When it rains, it pours so we work as hard as we can in the peak season. Our season is short so we “get while the getting is good!”
Closing Date: 2020-04-15
Guiding Area: Salt Spring Island
Work Term: May - October