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Job Type: part-time permanent position
Location: British Columbia
Posting Date: 31 Jan 14
Closing Date: 31 Mar 14
Preference will be given to individuals able to commit for the full season (late-May to mid-October) and that have the following qualifications.
• Current Wilderness First Aid with Level C CPR certification
• Small Vessel Operator's Proficiency certificate (SVOP)
• Marine Emergency Duties A3 (MED A3)
• Restricted Operators Certificate (ROC)
• Sea Kayak Day Guide and/or Instructor Certification
Note: Candidates with some of the above noted and or other relevant qualifications as well as the appropriate wilderness leadership and interpersonal skills who are willing to get the required certification will be considered.
Our Ideal Candidates:
• Are energetic, dedicated, and highly motivated individuals.
• Have well-developed outdoor leadership, and wilderness risk management skills.
• Are well versed in local wildlife ecology and viewing practices.
• Have experience with operating small vessels, sea kayaks and leading hiking tours.
• Have good interpersonal, verbal communication, organizational, and record keeping skills.
• Have the ability to work in a team environment with considerable interaction with lodge guests.
• Take pride in providing exceptional wildlife viewing and outdoor experiences for our guests.
• A background in natural history interpretation.
• Are comfortable in delivering a 30-minute natural history presentation to lodge guests.
• Employment term is June 01 to mid October, 2014, and begins with up to 7 days of training, interpretation skill development, program content familiarization, bear guide training, on-site familiarization, and naturalist presentation rehearsals.
• Once the guiding season starts, guides are scheduled for 10 days on, 4 days off rotations.
Compensation and Benefits:
• Wages and benefits will be based upon experience /certifications and discussed with candidates selected for interviews.
• Gratuity sharing plan.
• Bear guide training course.
• Prepared meals and accommodation while at the lodge.
• Transportation to and from Campbell River.
• Spectacular world-class wildlife viewing opportunities.
• Unique working environment.
• Work in a positive, fun-loving, supportive and professional environment.
Contact Information:Interested candidates are invited to send a resume and cover letter. Your application should clearly outline related experience, certifications, relevant knowledge, and any experience giving presentations to adult groups, as a naturalist or in another capacity. Please note we will only be contacting those applicants that are selected for the interview process. Resumes and cover letters should be sent to Brian Collen, Lodge Operations Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Knight Inlet Lodge, please visit our website at www.grizzlytours.com
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