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Base Camp Assistant

Listing Number: 5005
City/Town: Port McNeill / Hanson Island
Start Date: June 1, 2018
Wage: $15.00 / hr
Hours: Expected to be 80 hours every two weeks. 9 days on, 5 days off. During core guiding season, working eight days at camp plus one day in town

Assist with service delivery of base camp kayak tours on Hanson Island. This includes:
• Pre-tour preparation
• Assist with loading of vehicles and trailers
• Transporting guests and/or gear to water taxi pick up point
• Loading and unloading of water taxis
• Kitchen duties
• Camp cleanliness/maintenance
• Customer service
• Under the direction of the lead guides, provide:
- Assistance with getting guests in and out of kayaks
- Providing interpretive information to guests
- Provide kayak instruction and ensure guest safety
• Trip clean up


Kingfisher will work with successful candidates in acquiring the below training and certifications:
• Level One kayak guide training to be completed in June, 2018 (or earlier)
• Basic first aid course (16 hr minimum) and CPR C course to be completed in June, 2018 (or earlier)
• Food safe to be completed in June, 2018 (or earlier)
• Radio Operators Certificate (Maritime) to be completed in June, 2018 (or earlier)
• Marine Naturalist training June 1-3, 2018

Additional knowledge, skills, and certifications that would be considered an asset to the position:
• Wilderness First Aid
• Worldhost
• Class 4 Drivers Licence
• Kayaking experience
• Local area history, knowledge about marine wildlife.

Desired skills and traits:
• Punctuality, motivation, willingness to learn are all valued assets, teamwork.
• Able to self direct/ self motivate when working alone in camp
• Must be able to lift at least 50lbs
• Upbeat personality in various weather conditions
• Enjoy working with people
- Understanding of internal and external customer service
- Ability to work in a team environment
• Ability to take direction
• Desire to learn new skills

Company Name: Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures
Contact: Andrew Jones
Address: PO Box 1318, Port McNeill, BC, V0N 2R0
Notes: No phone call please. Please apply by emailing your resume to