STATUS: Seasonal. Part-time and full-time positions available April – mid-October. Required training in March.
SALARY: Competitive hourly rate
Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours seeks Skilled Wildlife & Indigenous Cultural Guides to safely lead guests on marine wildlife, grizzly bear, and cultural excursions from Campbell River through the Discovery Islands and Bute Inlet, BC. We look for passionate people who can deliver the ultimate west coast marine experience for our guests, while maintaining professionalism and sharing local knowledge.
You possess outstanding communication and guest service skills, in-depth knowledge of local wildlife and familiarity with significant cultural sites. Whales, marine wildlife, bears, First Nation culture, and natural history are a key part of your language for you to deliver a world-class interpretive experience as an ambassador of the Homalco First Nation and Coast Salish People.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Your primary objectives are to provide guests with safe wildlife and cultural interpretation by boat and land while acting as deckhand to the skipper onboard boats.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Enthusiastically deliver legendary guest experiences
• Ensure safety of guests on land and boat
• Perform duties as deckhand to skipper
• On-going preparation, sanitization and cleaning of vessels and office areas
• Support retail sales
• Continuous learning of new material on local marine, land and avian wildlife to become an expert in your field
• Support other staff in performing their duties
• Reporting and record keeping
• Uphold agreed upon Codes of Conduct and Operations Procedures
Required skills and certifications (training provided):
• Current certificates: First Aid Level 1 Certificate & basic Marine First Aid; Marine Emergency Dutires (MED A3). OFA 3 or wilderness first aid an asset
• Marine Wildlife Naturalist certification
• Commercial Bear Viewing Level 1 (CBVA)
• Valid driver’s license an asset
• Able to work under pressure and make safe decisions in remote areas
• Well-groomed, courteous, and reliable
• Flexible and accommodating with others
• Excited to work with diverse people from various backgrounds
• Available holidays and weekends
What makes working for us different?
As an Indigenous Social Enterprise, we focus on more than just profit. Our team of Indigenous and non-Indigenous staff are committed to First Nation cultural & language reclamation, opportunity development and environmental stewardship.
Please email [email protected] with cover letter and resume. Deadline to apply: February 12th, 2024