EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Kingfisher has a limited number of job openings each year. Please click on each job opening to review the responsibilities for each position plus the skills and qualification we are looking for. Kingfisher provides competitive wages, staff housing, in-house and external training opportunities, pro-deals on gear, and other perks.

Please submit resumes along with a cover letter indicating the position you are applying for to info@kingfisher.ca, attention Andrew Jones.

Term of position: May 1 to September 30*
Hours: Approximately 40 hours a week
*possibility of a part time position during the off-season
Location: Port McNeill, BC
Wage: Based on experience
Accommodation: Staff housing is available

Working closely with and reporting directly to Kingfisher owner Andrew Jones the Operations Coordinator is responsible for the smooth running of the day to day operations that ensure all tours run smoothly allowing the guides to provide our guests with a trip of a lifetime.

Please note that this is a hands-on job. You will be working alongside and directing Kingfisher’s diverse team of kayak guides and food preparation staff, plus supervising gear cleaning/maintenance to staff to fulfill the following key responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain an inventory of kayaks, kayak equipment, camping gear, and supplies
  • Ensure cleanliness, maintenance, and repair of kayaks, kayak equipment, and camping gear
  • Ensure cleanliness, maintenance, and repair of company vehicles and trailer – hiring local licensed mechanics as necessary
  • Ensure cleanliness, maintenance, and repair of company facilities, tools, and equipment
  • Shuttling vehicles, trailers, and equipment to launch sites and water taxis as required
  • Ensuring the efficient scheduling of kayaks, kayak equipment, camping gear, vehicles, and trailers
  • Maintaining, and adjusting as necessary, the water taxi and van and trailer transportation schedules for guides and guests
  • Working with kayak guides and food preparation team to ensure equipment and supplies required for each tour are prepared and packed
  • Coordinate start of season base camps set ups and end of season base camp tear downs
  • Printing, filing, and organizing pre and post tour paperwork
  • Visiting Kingfisher’s wilderness base camps to ensure everything is in order and conducting minor repairs and maintenance as required
  • Supply ordering from multiple vendors
  • Coordinate the end of season cleaning and winterizing of kayaks, kayak equipment, camping gear, supplies, and facilities

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Exemplary organizational skills
  • Able to work as a member of a team, take directions, and provide direction
  • Adaptable, problem solving skills, good communicator, and independent decision maker
  • Familiarity with Word, Excel spreadsheets, Google Calendar, Outlook and Dropbox folders
  • Access to internet/email, and reliable telephone and text communication on northern Vancouver Island (check with your service provider)
  • Able to lift 23 Kilograms (50 pounds)
  • Class 4 or 5 drivers license is required
  • Previous experience in an operations or coordinator role is an asset
  • Previous experience in the outdoor adventure tourism industry is beneficial

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist Kingfisher lead and assistant guides with service delivery of base camp kayak tours on Hanson Island. This includes:
  • Pre-tour preparation
  • Assist with loading of vehicles and trailers
  • Transporting guests and/or gear to water taxi pick up point
  • Loading and unloading of water taxis
  • Kitchen duties
  • Camp cleanliness/maintenance
  • Customer service
  • Under the supervision of the lead and assistant kayak guides, provide:
    • Assistance with getting guests in and out of kayaks
    • Providing interpretive information to guests
    • Provide kayak instruction and ensure guest safety
  • Trip clean up

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Certified as a Level 1 or Assistant Overnight Kayak Guide with the SKGABC (other certifications will be considered)
  • Minimum of Basic first aid (16 hr minimum) and CPR C
  • Foodsafe
  • VHF Radio operators certificate (ROC-M)
  • Class 4 drivers license (unrestricted)
  • Outgoing and personable; must be able to entertain varied groups of individuals
  • Ability to work as a member of a team, take directions, and provide direction

Key Guiding Responsibilities:

  • Assisting primarily on base camp kayak tours and possibly some expedition style kayak tours
  • 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 campsite; organizing on-shore activities, meal preparation and campsite safety
  • Conducting pre-trip orientation meetings with guests
  • Pre-trip gear and meal preparation. Purchasing of necessary food and supplies
  • Post-trip gear cleaning and maintenance

Non-Guiding Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of gear and kayaks for kayak tours
  • Assist with base camp set ups in early June
  • Participate in guide training and orientation in early June
  • Gear maintenance and repairs

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Certified as an Assistant Overnight Guide (AOG) with the SKGABC (other certifications will be considered)
  • Advanced Wilderness First Aid Certification (minimum 40 hour course)
  • VHF Radio operators certificate (ROC-M)
  • Class 4 drivers license (unrestricted)
  • Natural history interpretive skills
  • Multilingual skills an asset
  • Culinary skills
  • Outgoing and personable; must be able to entertain varied groups of individuals
  • Exemplary organizational skills
  • Ability to work as a member of a team, take directions, and provide direction
  • Reliable voice and text communication on the north island (i.e your own Telus cell phone)
  • Primarily leading and/or assisting base camp kayak tours and assisting on expedition style kayak tours
  • 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 campsite; organizing on-shore activities, meal preparation and campsite safety
  • Conducting pre-trip orientation meetings with guests
  • Pre-trip gear and meal preparation. Purchasing of necessary food and supplies
  • Post-trip gear cleaning and maintenance

Non-Guiding Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of gear and kayaks for kayak tours
  • Assist with base camp set ups in early June
  • Participate in guide training and orientation in early June
  • Gear maintenance and repairs

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Certified as a Level 2 kayak guide with the SKGABC (other certifications will be considered)
  • Advanced Wilderness First Aid Certification (minimum 80 hour course)
  • VHF Radio operators certificate (ROC-M)
  • Class 4 drivers license (unrestricted)
  • Natural history interpretive skills
  • Multilingual skills an asset
  • Culinary skills
  • Outgoing and personable; must be able to entertain varied groups of individuals
  • Exemplary organizational skills
  • Ability to work as a member of a team, take directions, and provide direction
  • Reliable voice and text communication on the north island (i.e your own Telus cell phone)
Kingfisher has a rare opening for a level 3 kayak guide to join our team this year. The successful applicant will be considered to lead our 5 to 15 day tours of northern Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii, and the Great Bear Rainforest.

Preference will be given to applicants who can commit to leading a minimum of 30 days this season.

Key Guiding Responsibilities:

  • Leading expedition style kayak tours
  • 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 campsite; organizing on-shore activities, meal preparation and campsite safety
  • Conducting pre-trip orientation meetings with guests
  • Pre-trip gear and meal preparation. Purchasing of necessary food and supplies
  • Post-trip gear cleaning and maintenance

Non-Guiding Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of gear and kayaks for kayak tours
  • Participate in guide training and orientation in late May
  • Gear maintenance and repairs

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Certified as a Level 3 kayak guide with the SKGABC (other certifications will be considered)
  • Advanced Wilderness First Aid Certification (minimum 80 hour course)
  • VHF Radio operators certificate (ROC-M)
  • Class 4 or 5 drivers license (class 4 unrestricted is preferred)
  • Natural history interpretive skills
  • Multilingual skills an asset
  • Culinary skills
  • Outgoing and personable; must be able to entertain varied groups of individuals
  • Exemplary organizational skills
  • Ability to work as a member of a team, take directions, and provide direction
  • Reliable voice and text communication on the north island (i.e your own Telus cell phone)