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2023 Seasonal Positions

 

 

Lower Mainland

Lead Guides - Click for position details

Contract Length:

  • Start date: April 3rd.
  • End date: June 23rd, with the possibility of an extension until September 22nd.

 

Pay:

  • $22-$25 starting wage, based on position and experience.

 

Locations:

  • potential candidates must reside within the Lower Mainland, have personal transportation, and be willing to travel occasionally throughout their contract to Vancouver Island and the Interior. Travel pay included.

 

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • LEAD GUIDE –
    • Lead a team of guides during day and overnight trips
    • General paperwork for trips including Incident reports, Regular checks related to vehicles, trailers and canoes prior to your trips, Weather Logs relating to water levels, fire bans etc for the lakes/areas you will be paddling as well as collecting properly filled out waiver forms from the clients upon their arrival
    • Maintain quality, efficiency, and professionalism for your team of guides + the program itself
    • Stick to provided itineraries as best as possible, while still being able to problem solve and adapt where needed
    • Ensure the safety of both the staff and clients while on trip
    • Lead activities during day and overnight trips that include (but are not limited to): Historical, Geographical and Environmental Information for paddling locations, Basic First Aid, Map and compass reading, plant identification, Wilderness Code of conduct, Shelter building, tarp use and knots, camp cooking etc. (all programming provided by us and included in our training)
    • Communication with the office before, during and after your trips
    • Packing/Prepping and clean-up of trips/courses

 

Paid training included: 

    • Small and Big Canoe Training
    • Wilderness First Aid Training
    • Duke of Edinburgh Program Training
    • Floating Classroom Training

 

Certificates included:

    • Paddle Canada Intro Tandem Canoe Certificate
    • Paddle Canada Big Canoe Certificate
    • Remote (and/or Wilderness) First Aid Certificate with CPR C + AED (The Red Cross)
    • Some candidates may also be offered to obtain their canoe instructorship by Paddle Canada for lake level intro tandem/intro solo canoeing, as well as lake level big canoe instructor

 

Perks:  

    • Paid training
    • if interested in teaching FA more training and work available for the right candidates
    • canoe instructorship available
    • Summer + Fall work available for DOE Trips, Bowron Trips and Canoe Courses.
    • access to our gear and equipment for personal use
    • Travel pay for any out of town work
    • Working with the best team, possibly, ever 🙂

 

Additional Requirements:

    • Must be able to provide a clean driving record and valid drivers license
    • Must be able to provide a Criminal Record Check and a Vulnerable Record Check prior to receiving a contract
    • Must have a basic food safe certificate
    • Canoe Guiding experience is an asset, but not necessary. If you have love for being on the water and in the outdoors recreationally, we still want to hear from you! We are happy invest the time to train the right candidates and bring their skills up to par.
Secondary Guides - Click for position details

Contract Length:

  • Start date: April 3rd.
  • End date: June 23rd, with the possibility of an extension until September 22nd.

 

Pay:

  • $22-$25 starting wage, based on position and experience.

 

Locations:

  • potential candidates must reside within the Lower Mainland, have personal transportation, and be willing to travel occasionally throughout their contract to Vancouver Island and the Interior. Travel pay included.

 

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • GUIDES –
    • Steer canoes of varies sizes during day and overnight trips
    • Assist your lead guide with unloading/loading of canoes and gear
    • Assist your lead guide with programming delegated to you before or during trips
    • Maintain quality, efficiency and professionalism while guiding a program
    • Ensure the safety of your fellow staff members and our clients
    • Packing/Prepping and Clean up of trips/courses

 

Paid training included: 

    • Small and Big Canoe Training
    • Wilderness First Aid Training
    • Duke of Edinburgh Program Training
    • Floating Classroom Training

 

Certificates included:

    • Paddle Canada Intro Tandem Canoe Certificate
    • Paddle Canada Big Canoe Certificate
    • Remote (and/or Wilderness) First Aid Certificate with CPR C + AED (The Red Cross)
    • Some candidates may also be offered to obtain their canoe instructorship by Paddle Canada for lake level intro tandem/intro solo canoeing, as well as lake level big canoe instructor

 

Perks:  

    • Paid training
    • if interested in teaching FA more training and work available for the right candidates
    • canoe instructorship available
    • Summer + Fall work available for DOE Trips, Bowron Trips and Canoe Courses.
    • access to our gear and equipment for personal use
    • Travel pay for any out of town work
    • Working with the best team, possibly, ever 🙂

 

Additional Requirements:

    • Must be able to provide a clean driving record and valid drivers license
    • Must be able to provide a Criminal Record Check and a Vulnerable Record Check prior to receiving a contract
    • Must have a basic food safe certificate
    • Canoe Guiding experience is an asset, but not necessary. If you have love for being on the water and in the outdoors recreationally, we still want to hear from you! We are happy invest the time to train the right candidates and bring their skills up to par.

Bowron Lake Chain

Lead Guide - Click for position details

Contract Length:

  • Start date: June 3rd, 2023
  • End date: September 11th, 2023

 

Pay:

  • $2000-$2800 + tips per trip with an additional hourly rate of $22 for all prepping/packing/cleaning shifts.
  • Glamping Style Accommodations included on Bowron Lake for the Lead Guide.

 

Trip Information:

  • There will be approximately 6 Bowron Lake Circuit trips between June and September Touring your way through the Bowron Lake Circuit. Each trip will have anywhere from 6-12 participants. We include all gear, canoes and food during our trips. Each trip runs for 7 nights.

 

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • LEAD GUIDE –
    • Lead a group of 6-12 participants through the Bowron Lake Circuit
    • Occasionally managing and delegating tasks to a secondary guide (for trips with more than 10 participants)
    • Maintain the equipment and canoes on site
    • Meeting with each group the night before their trip begins to run over the schedule of events and what to expect
    • Ensuring the safety of both yourself, your secondary guide and the clients
    • Maintaining the quality, efficiency and professionalism of the program and staff
    • Order, prepping and packaging gear, food and equipment for the trip (Separate hourly pay for prepping, packing and cleaning shifts)
    • Monitoring water levels, forest fires, weather changes etc. that may impact your trip
    • Sticking to an itinerary provided to you, while also having the confidence to problem solve on the spot and adapt where necessary
    • Daily check ins before, during and after with the office
    • Small amount of paperwork which would need to be submitted to the office at the end of the trip or end of the season, depending. (bi-weekly maintenance reports, questionnaires, client forms, incident reports etc.)

Training: 

  • First trip you will be accompanied by your trainer.
Secondary Guide - Click for position details

Contract Length:

  • Start date: June 3rd, 2023
  • End date: September 11th, 2023

 

Pay:

  • $2000-$2800 + tips per trip with an additional hourly rate of $22 for all prepping/packing/cleaning shifts.
  • Glamping Style Accommodations included on Bowron Lake for the Lead Guide.

 

Trip Information:

  • There will be approximately 6 Bowron Lake Circuit trips between June and September Touring your way through the Bowron Lake Circuit. Each trip will have anywhere from 6-12 participants. We include all gear, canoes and food during our trips. Each trip runs for 7 nights.

 

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • SECONDARY GUIDE –
    • Responsible for supporting the Lead Guide during trips
    • Adapt to different roles and programming changes as needed
    • Maintaining the quality, efficiency and professionalism of the program
    • Food preparation for clients

Training: 

  • First trip you will be accompanied by your trainer.

Why work for Ridge?

We aren’t just another outdoor company; we are a family! We take great pride in providing our team with the tools they need and industry leading training. Life is beautiful on this side of the Ridge! 

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