Glacier Country Kayaks is a fun family owned and operated company in Franz Josef Glacier, a remote town in Southwestland.  We run a variety of guided trips on Lake Mapourika.

Lake Mapourika is a scenic gem on the west coast with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers, often reflected in mirror-like calm water.

We’re looking to fill guide positions for the upcoming summer season.  Positions start from October.  We have a few seasonal positions on offer.  We always have a couple of permanent positions available for the right people.

Come and join us and live the dream on the Best Coast!

The job involves:

*Leading safe kayak tours on Lake Mapourika

*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 ***OR 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

> Knowledge of NZ flora and fauna is an asset


Successful applicants must also pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.

Staff accommodation available.

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