Stand Up Paddleboard Guide

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Job Summary

You will be responsible for teaching or guiding Stand Up Paddleboarding at the Beginner or Intermediate level. You will possess the ability to teach in a relaxed, clear and confident manner to a variety of participants and demographics. As well as having strong communication, decision making, logistical, and organizational skills, you have the ability to remain calm, think clearly and act quickly in case of an emergency.

This is a casual position and flexibility is required. Program times vary and may be on days and evenings during the week, weekends and holidays. Hours of work per week are dependent on the waterfront program schedule and registration numbers.

In this role, you will have extensive on-water time to further develop and grow your SUP skill set, receive on-going coaching and feedback from other SUP leaders, opportunities to participate in photoshoots and/or attend additional trips, and develop your leadership and interpretive skills as well as support our community projects like Girls on Boards.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
– Support and lead 90 min -6 hour paddleboard tours in the Sidney, BC area.
– Create a safe and inclusive environment for all participants
– Teach guests the basics of SUP and water safety, assist guests when entering/exiting and moving paddleboards, adhere to all safety protocols, preparation of equipment,
routine maintenance, etc.
– Lead interesting and informative discussions on natural history, marine environment, flora and fauna, conservation issues, etc.
– Understand and consistently perform all responsibilities associated with our safety protocols and program procedures
– Confirm all equipment used is in appropriate working condition
– Lead and motivate participants with a high level of enthusiasm and a positive attitude
– Manage time well
– Work with Adventure Coordinator and Owner to ensure the smooth delivery of all BJF SUP programs

Blue Jellyfish SUP Adventures will be hiring on a preferential basis aiming to employ a youth who self-identifies as being part of groups that are underrepresented or have additional barriers to the labour market.

WE MIGHT BE A GOOD FIT IF YOU…
– Wake up every morning eager to serve and support
– Are flexible and open to learning new things
– Can work alone and do not need to be told what to do every step of the way
– Embrace challenges and love to troubleshoot / problem solve
– Have a clear and concise communication style
– Are not afraid to ask when something is unclear

Job Type: Full Time

Required Education, Skills or Certification

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
– We are looking to work with a positive, upbeat person who is excited to share the paddleboarding experience with anyone. You may be a fit if you….
– Have experience leading and teaching individuals and groups of a wide variety of ages in outdoor or recreational programs
– You are a Paddle Canada Flatwater Instructor (preferred) or equivalent. Paddle Canada Flatwater SUP skills will be considered and certification fees paid for candidates
with suitable guiding experience (example: former sea kayak/canoe guides)
– Have a current Emergency First Aid, CPR Level C & AED (certifications may be obtained or fees paid for candidates with suitable experience)
– Demonstrate extensive paddling experience and navigational skills, especially in an ocean environment
– Enjoy working in a collaborative team environment.
– Possess the ability and willingness to lead interesting and informative discussions on natural history, marine environment, flora and fauna, conservation issues, etc.
– Demonstrate strong leadership abilities in a variety of situations, excellent interpersonal and communication skills with particular focus on guest interactions, neat
presence including presentable clothing and personal grooming.
– Someone who is comfortable with flexible scheduling (due to weather) and okay working evenings, weekends and holidays vs. a standard mon-fri, 9-5

Experience Required

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
– We are looking to work with a positive, upbeat person who is excited to share the paddleboarding experience with anyone. You may be a fit if you….
– Have experience leading and teaching individuals and groups of a wide variety of ages in outdoor or recreational programs
– You are a Paddle Canada Flatwater Instructor (preferred) or equivalent. Paddle Canada Flatwater SUP skills will be considered and certification fees paid for candidates
with suitable guiding experience (example: former sea kayak/canoe guides)
– Have a current Emergency First Aid, CPR Level C & AED (certifications may be obtained or fees paid for candidates with suitable experience)
– Demonstrate extensive paddling experience and navigational skills, especially in an ocean environment
– Enjoy working in a collaborative team environment.
– Possess the ability and willingness to lead interesting and informative discussions on natural history, marine environment, flora and fauna, conservation issues, etc.
– Demonstrate strong leadership abilities in a variety of situations, excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a particular focus on guest interactions, and neat
presence including presentable clothing and personal grooming.
– Someone who is comfortable with flexible scheduling (due to weather) and okay working evenings, weekends and holidays vs. a standard Mon-Fri, 9-5

Salary

$20-23 hourly

Accommodation Provided?

No

How to Apply

Please visit Blue Jellyfish SUP Work with Us page to apply

Company Information

Blue Jellyfish SUP Adventures
72300 Canoe Cove Road
North Saanich, British Columbia
V8L 3X9

Company Description

Looking to explore the ocean and learn all about paddleboarding? Blue Jellyfish SUP Adventures is here to help! Our experienced guides will teach you everything you need to know, from proper techniques to reading the currents and winds. Not to mention, you will also learn a thing or two about local marine biology! So come join us for an adventure you won’t forget.

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