Adventure Tour Guide 2019 (Full-time)
Who we are:
We believe in restorative tourism. Located on the west coast of Vancouver Island in the village of Tofino, we are committed to preserving the ecology of Clayoquot Sound through our various initiatives and support of local organizations providing education, monitoring, and restoration of Clayoquot Sound. Our fun and educational programs are designed to cultivate and to imbue appreciation for the ecological value of our coastal ecosystems. We are a green business committed to connecting visitors with nature and inspiring conservancy.
What is this position about?
Our adventure tour guides primary goal is to ensure the safety of our each of our guests meanwhile providing a memorable and educational Clayoquot Sound experience. Successful candidates have to be familiar with the local shoreline, its hazards, and will know how to safely operate a vessel in variable weather and sea conditions. The captains are also expected to have a thorough knowledge of local ecology, indigenous and migratory wildlife common to our region, a grasp of local First Nation’s history, and the ability to share their knowledge passionately with our guests.
Who are you:
Are you an individual who works well in a team environment, creates energy and excitement around shared goals and values, contributes to an environment of trust and respect, thrives in a fast-paced environment and can easily shift priorities as needed, acts with urgency and integrity and demonstrates flexibility? If you welcome new challenges, have a drive for success, and embrace the responsibility of leadership, then we are happy to consider you for our Ocean Outfitters Team!
Overall responsibility for our Adventure Tour program:
Safety of: passengers, the vessel, wildlife & the environment: Perform ethical & responsible wildlife viewing practices
Deliver the highest possible quality tour in an educational manner adhering to Ocean Outfitters standards
Upkeep and minor vessel maintenance
Maintain safety equipment and following safety practices set by Ocean Outfitters
Safe operation of the vessel in a punctual manner
Maintain positive relationships with staff
Skills and Knowledge:
Guiding experience in the marine environment (local experience is an asset)
Ability to problem-solve and maintain considerable poise and composure in various situations
Familiarity with company ethics and willingness to be an ambassador of our company values
Strong work ethic & the ability to take initiative
Knowledge of local history, marine wildlife, and basic vessel mechanics
Excellent communication and time management skills
Exceptional customer service skills
Well organized, personable and reliable
Given a large number of foreign customers, fluency in English and the addition of a second or third language preferable
Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the business, including mornings, evenings and weekends
There are 2 full-time positions available from April 1 to November 12, 2019
Please apply with resume, references and certifications to General Manager: Ocean Shine firstname.lastname@example.org.