Employment

We are seeking outgoing people who enjoy entertaining and educating a diverse audience, have a passion for nature and natural history, and have a love for kayaking, paddleboarding and just being on the water. Some experience is required for certain positions, but we will also train staff. We prefer people who have a commitment to our Whidbey community and who wish to work with us multiple years. Applicants for all positions must be physically fit and able to lift 50 pounds. Applicants must want to be part of a collaborative team to create an outstanding customer experience and must be comfortable working with people of varying abilities and ages.  Expect to be constantly mindful of your surroundings and a keen observer of both nature and people. Current CPR and Standard First Aid required by hire date. Please submit a cover letter that explains why you are a fit for our team, your resume and your contact information via email: info@whidbeyislandkayaking.com

GUIDES

Brief Job Description: Guides are responsible for all aspects of our tour operations including but not limited to: trip planning, gear and equipment set-up, customer preparation, on-water safety and experience, and tour clean-up.

Job Qualifications

  • Strong leadership skills in outdoor activities; at least 1 year guiding experience.

  • Strong kayaking experience including self and assisted rescue, navigation and trip planning skills. Certifications are a plus.

  • Strong communication and public speaking skills and excellent interpersonal skills are essential.

  • A degree in one of the natural sciences or outdoor recreation is appreciated but not required.

  • Driver’s license and clean record with no moving violations in past 3 years.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

BEACH MANAGER

Brief Job Description: Beach managers handle the logistics of our operation including, but not limited to: supervising staff, supporting tours, managing the rental shop, taking reservations, handling client payments, transporting equipment, and answering the phone.  
 

Job Qualifications

  • Excellent customer interaction skills are a must and at least 2 years of retail/working with the public experience is required.

  • Computer skills with knowledge of Google, social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook, and ability to easily learn new POS software programs is required.

  • Basic knowledge of kayaking and SUPing is required.

  • Driver’s license and clean record with no moving violations in past 3 years.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

CRABS

Brief Job Description: Our crabs support our tours and rentals by moving equipment to and from the beach, helping to load our trailer, cleaning and organizing our gear, and by keeping our facility safe and clean.

Job Qualifications

  • Interest in kayaks, SUPs, and paddling is required.

  • Interest in developing customer service skills and experience.

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.