Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures - Kwakwaka’wakw Kayak Guides

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Employment Opportunities – Kwakwaka’wakw Kayak Guides


Share your love and knowledge of the north island working with Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures. Kingfisher will support suitable candidates to get the basic entry level training needed to begin working as a Level 1 kayak guide. This includes kayak skills, plus leadership, first aid, marine radio, and marine naturalist training.

Please review the position below and  submit resumes along with a cover letter indicating the position you are applying for to, attention Andrew Jones.

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Level 1 Kayak Guide

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assisting or leading  Alder Bay Kayak day trips  or assisting Kingfisher’s lead and assistant guides with service delivery of base camp kayak tours on Hanson Island (Yukusam).
  • Delivering an exceptional wilderness experience to all of Kingfisher’s guests
  • Kayak instruction and on-water safety of guests
  • Providing natural and cultural interpretation
  • At base camp; organizing on-shore activities, meal preparation and campsite safety
  • Conducting pre-trip orientation meetings with guests
  • Pre-trip gear and supply preparation
  • Post-trip gear cleaning and maintenance

Required Qualifications:

  • Certified as a Level 1 |Kayak Guide with the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC
  • Minimum of Basic first aid (16 hr minimum) 
  • CPR-C Certificate
  • VHF Radio operators’ certificate (ROC-M)

For Kwakwaka’wakw applicants who do not possess all the above skills and certifications, Kingfisher may pay for the cost of training.

Additional Skills and Qualifications:

  • Natural history interpretive skills
  • Outgoing and personable; must be able to effectively communicate with varied groups of individuals
  • Ability to work as a member of a team, take directions, and provide direction


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