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Sea Kayak Lead Instructor (full or part time)

Job Summary

Lead Instructor on all Paddle Canada courses, lessons and clinics and will be able to lead tours and other operations at East Coast Outfitters (ECO) if time permits. They will be responsible for the organization and delivery of all skills programs and oversee other instructors they will be working with. They are the front line of ECO and must serve customers by providing quality product and service information, safety, and customer care.


Provide quality customer service while interacting with all ECO clients.

Prepare for and lead all assigned sea kayak courses and lesson conducive to all ECO guidelines.

Provide support for all Sea Kayaking courses and lessons.

Maintain customer care and professionalism throughout all course.

Maintain all ECO equipment in a clean and professional way.

Assist all clients in preparing for their course.

Ensure that courses events operate safely and are successful.

Represent ECO in a way that adheres to the mission, vision and values of the business.

Have knowledge of all ECO programs and products so as to provide customers with options and recommendations to best suit their needs.

Assist with any other ECO events.

Job Type: Contact

Required Education, Skills or Certification

We require the following:

Minimum: Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Level 2 Skills or SKGABC, BCU, ACA, equivalents.
Appropriate First Aid certification –

Minimum WRFA (3-day course- 24 hours total with overnight trip). Must include CPR & CPR-C.

Marine VHF Restricted Operators Certificate recommended

Appropriate experience for the position.

Minimum: Paddle Canada Level 1 Instructor/Instructor trainer certifications

Progressively increasing depth of knowledge of the Atlantic Ocean, its flora, fauna, early history and geological features.

Appropriate personal equipment, e.g. PFD, Marine VHF, immersion clothing, etc.

Contract length: May-October (negotiable)
Salary: negotiable depending upon past experience and level of certification
Additional pay: Tips

Experience Required

Paddle Canada instructor and/or instructor trainer certification or equivalent. Leading people on the water, leading sea kayak/paddling tours


$170 daily

Accommodation Provided?


How to Apply

To apply for a position with East Coast Outfitters please review the following requirements. Please clearly identify the position applied for and include the following information.

A cover letter detailing why you are interested in the position.

A current resume.

Contact details for at least two work references.

Details of relevant certifications, achievement dates and renewal dates for PC certifications or equivalent.

Availability dates.

Company Information

East Coast Outfitters
2017 Lower Prospect road
Lower Prospect , Nova Scotia

Company Description

Our Mission
East Coast Outfitters provides customers with world-class outdoor experiences in a safe and fun fashion that is socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable.

East Coast Outfitters strives to provide employees with a great place to work by offering an environment that is fun, challenging, promotes teamwork and mutual respect.

Our Vision

East Coast Outfitters strives to be a leader in the paddling industry, and to do it in a way that promotes safe, healthy, and sustainable outdoor endeavours and is a positive influence on the lives of our clients, our employees and the members of our community.

Our Values

Safety, Integrity, Respect, Skilled staff, Fun, Teamwork, Friendliness and Service.

ECO is the premier sea kayaking outfitter in Nova Scotia. We have one of the largest fleet in the Atlantic provinces and we employ the most skilled guides that are passionate and enthusiastic about sharing paddling experiences with our clients.