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23 Apr 2018

Water Kayak Guide

Point Reyes Outdoors – Posted by PROkayak Point Reyes Station, California, United States

Job Description

Kayaking Guide
Lead & Assistant positions available
Guides are needed for our 2018 season, May-September. Dependent on schedule and desire, guides work 1-8 tours per week, sometimes two per day if desired.

Assistant Kayak Guide
Assistant Guide Qualifications:

– Current First Aid and Adult & Child CPR
– Beginning knowledge of natural history (wildlife, geology, marine environment)
– Experience leading groups, preferably in an outdoor setting
– Knowledge of or willingness to learn about local cultural history, natural history, and conservation issues
– Experience in sea kayaking, rescues and navigation.

Assistant Guide Responsibilities:

– Utilize outdoor leadership, group management, and people skills to facilitate a positive experience.
– Help clients adjust gear & boats and provide basic paddling tips
– Help lead guide with rescues, tour route, and keeping the group together on the water
– Be Familiar with local waterways, tides, currents, weather patterns
– Help with clean up of kayaks and gear.Help with clean up of kayaks and gear.

Trip Pay: is based on tour length, (3-6 hrs) and guide level: $85-$115 per tour. Overnight tours also available.

Lead Kayak Guide
Lead Guide Qualifications:

– Current Wilderness First Aid and Adult & Child CPR
– Weekend or midweek availability.
– Basic knowledge of natural history (wildlife, geology, marine environment, tidepools, wetlands)
– Experience leading groups, preferably in an outdoor setting
– Training and experience in sea kayaking, rescues and navigation.
– Experience performing rescues, teaching basic paddling techniques and leading commercial kayak tours.
– Excellent outdoor leadership, group management, and people skills.
– Able to be flexible, well organized and pay attention to all details while keeping the larger picture in focus.
– Lead kayak guides must have a CA drivers license and drive with a trailer.
– Familiar with local waterways, tides, currents, weather patterns

In addition to our public tours, we offer customized private tours, teambuilding tours, and environmental education tours for school groups, scout troops, corporate groups, and other private groups. Experience in these areas is a plus.

Pay Scale: is on a per tour basis and based on guide level: $85-$145

How to Apply

To Apply: Please send your schedule and desired amount of hours along with your resume and cover letter detailing your kayaking and leadership experience to: info@pointreyesoutdoors.com

Job Categories: Seasonal. Job Types: Water. Job Tags: guide and kayak.

Job expires in 26 days.

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