We are looking to train and hire guides to work from May through October in 2023 and future seasons. Guides that have met our minimum standard for lead guiding can expect to lead our half, full, and multi-day trips. We provide training to help you get acquainted with the routes and history as well as foundation safety and rescue training. Guides in training prior to meeting the lead guide standard can assist lead guides and will be paid for portions of this training.
Lead guides are expected to lead professional, informative tours in a variety of environments in potentially challenging conditions. Guides are involved in all trip logistics including route planning, equipment selection, and educating participants about local flora/fauna, geology, and natural and cultural history. Guides must be outgoing, with excellent communication skills, solid decision-making skills, sound risk management decisions, the ability to thrive in group environments, and exhibit a positive attitude.
Assistant guides are expected to support lead guides in all of the above activities.
- Training April-May
- There are over 300 program days in the 2023 season on weekends and weekdays. Our expectation is guiding at least once a week, most likely more often
- Blackout days are taken into account at least a month out
Character & Skills
- Education background: outdoor education, environmental education, recreation, biology, natural resource management, earth sciences or related field
- Experience driving fifteen passenger van with trailer
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to participants and co-workers
- Good physical fitness: ability to lift 50lbs comfortably and walk on uneven terrain
- Leadership experience
- Lead informative and fun kayak tours
- Plan routes based on group skill levels and preferences, tides, and weather
- Effectively manage groups while on the water, assessing guest safety and wellbeing
- Follow Leave No Trace Principles
- Communicate directly with participants about trip goals and expectations, safety issues, weather, equipment usage, and the natural environment
- Clean all equipment and vehicles at the end of each trip
Compensation and Perks
Assistant guide pay is hourly and DOE