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.