Overview

Glacier Country Kayaks run a variety of short guided trips on Lake Mapourika, just 10 minutes from Franz Josef Glacier. We’re looking to fill guide positions for the upcoming summer season starting from October onwards.

The job will involve:

*Leading safe kayak tours on Lake Mapourika (2-3 tours per/day)

*Providing quality interpretation to the groups and quality pictures of everyone in the group

*Driving courtesy shuttles to and from the lake

*Driving with a trailer

*Lifting double sea kayaks on and off the trailers daily

*Communicating effectively with clients with little to no English and to large groups of people

*Kayak cleaning/maintenance and other maintenance jobs as required

*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

> A valid first aid certificate

> NZ working visa (valid through until 30th of April 2019)

> Knowledge of NZ flora and fauna is an asset

Most successful applicants will be expected to work until the 30th of April 2019 (season end) although there are a couple of shorter-term positions available. Successful applicants must also pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.

Tagged as: kayak guide, stand up paddle, tour guide