Glacier Country Kayaks run a variety of short guided trips, and stand up paddleboards on Lake Mapourika, just 10 minutes from Franz Josef Glacier. We’re a small, owner-operated company looking to find the right person to lead our small team through next summer’s busy season and continue on with us as a permanent part of our team.
There will be 6 guides in total, included the Team Leader who will also be guiding tours. Lake Mapourika offers mirror-like water in the mornings, and at times a swift sea breeze in the afternoons. Free photos are part of the service we provide so all guides are expected to be able to confidently guide groups and take high quality images of the groups while guiding.
The job will involve:
*Leading safe kayak tours on Lake Mapourika, supervising other guides on the lake and training seasonal guides
*Driving courtesy shuttles to and from the lake, driving with a trailer
*Kayak cleaning/maintenance and other maintenance jobs as required
* Maintaining and implementing the company’s health and safety systems.
*Organizing day to day operations, including staffing, liaising and supervising the reservations to assist with bookings and availability. The position will involve reception duties at times.
*Liaising with company owners on a daily basis, as you will be working most days alongside the owners
*The ability to motivate and lead a small team of guides and reservations staff
*Applicants must be available to work over the holiday period, on all public holidays except for Christmas Day
Applicants must have:
>Confidence and personality to speak and entertain large groups as well as the ability to work under pressure
> Kayak qualifications ***if no kayak qualifications held than the applicant must have significant tourism and guiding experience as well as an extensive background of personal kayaking experience
> A full clean driver’s license (P endorsement not required, but certainly an asset)
> A valid first aid certificate
Successful applicants must also pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.