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. Applicants for all positions must be physically fit and able to lift 50 pounds. Applications must want to be part of a collaborative team effort to create a outstanding customer experience and comfortable working with clients 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 resume and 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: 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 experience.
  • Strong kayaking experience including self and assisted rescue, navigation and trip planning skills.
  • 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: support for our tours, managing our rental shop, taking reservations, handling client payments, and answering the phone.  
 

Job Qualifications

  • Excellent customer interaction skills are a must and at least 1 year of retail/working with the public experience is required.
  • Computer skills with knowledge of Google, social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook, and able easily learn new POS software programs is required.
  • Some kayak and SUP knowledge and paddling experience is a plus.
  • 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 clean.

Job Qualifications

  • Interest in kayaks, SUPs, and paddling is required.
  • Interest in developing customer service skills and experience.
  • Must be at least 15 years of age.