Whitewater Rafting Guide / Trip Leader in Banff, May - Sep 2021
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At Chinook Rafting, based in Banff - Alberta, Canada, we take great care in our risk management strategies and our reputation for fun and informative rafting trips on the Horseshoe Canyon (Bow River) and Kananaskis river in Western Canada.
We are currently looking for experienced "whitewater raft guides/trip leaders" for the upcoming season with contracts running from May 1st through until September 30th 2021.
Job Duties – Specific Skills: Lead small groups on outdoor sport and recreational trips/programs, advise on safety, plan trips, practice low impact/no trace land use, attend to persons with special needs, provide outdoor, wilderness and wildlife instruction, enforce safety rules and regulations, and handle complaints.
Additional Skills: Operate and maintain rafts, operate photographic and video equipment, operate communication (including emergency) devices, provide emergency or first aid assistance, maintain and repair equipment, train and supervise junior staff, keep logs and maintain records.
Prerequisites for employment: * Minimum 3 – 5 years raft guide experience in paddle boats * Professional River Outfitters Association of Alberta River Rafting Guides certificate or International/Provincial equivalent * Completion of high school * Minimum standard first aid (16hr course) and CPR certification * Rescue 3 Swift Water Rescue Technician Level I or equivalent
Assets: * Competent Class IV paddler / raft guide * Trip Leading experience with small rafting groups is beneficial * Raft Guide Instructor training experience would be beneficial * Wilderness first aid (40hr-80hr course) * Excellent hospitality, public relations and customer service skills * Enthusiastic, reliable and outgoing person that loves the outdoors
Terms of Employment: Seasonal position, Full Time, On Call, Weekend, Day Salary: $18.50 to $21.00 hourly depending on experience plus overtime, 30 – 60 Hours per week, Bonus, Gratuities Languages: English Anticipated Start Date: 1st May 2021 Anticipated End Date: 30th September 2021 Location: Banff / Canmore / Kananaskis area, Kananaskis & Bow rivers, Alberta, Canada Work Site Environment: Outdoors, Wet/damp, In/on water
Employer: Chinook River Sports Ltd operating as Chinook Rafting. Box 308, 215 Banff Ave, Sundance Mall, Banff, Alberta, T1L 1E3, Canada.
COVID-19 considerations: We have had a great time on the water during the 2020 summer and rafted safely with our COVID-19 protocols. New protocols for the 2021 summer season will be released closer to the time to make sure we are up-to-date and conform to the latest regulations.