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.

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)

Key Guiding Responsibilities:

  • 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)
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