Employment

Alki Kayak Tours is looking to hire the best people to help our organization succeed and grow. We are locally oriented and offer some of the best customer service in the industry.

In order to apply for any of these positions, you must be available April-October, and understand that we are slow early season. You must be an enthusiast for our sports, bring expertise to the table, and be able to learn the ropes quickly.

Apply by sending a resume to kayakalki@gmail.com, with the subject attn: Applications.

 

Sea Kayak Guide Position

Requirements:

  • At Least 18 Years of age
  • Cell phone and reliable transportation
  • Current First Aid and CPR
  • Possess knowledge of sea kayaks and ability to lead a group on a 3 hour tour
  • Ability to lift 65 pounds
  • Able to provide a safe tour and class environment and able to perform open water rescues
  • Know or be able to learn local, human, and natural history of Alki
  • Reliable and punctual team player
  • Must be able to attend mandatory training (April 12th 2014)

Job Description:

You will be representing Alki Kayak Tours in a profession manner at all times. In order to fill this position you must truly love working with people and be passionate about kayaking, and educating our guests about our local region. You will be a part of our team of guides who guide at least 3 tours each day with as many as 50 guests. The sea kayak guide position includes managing and taking care of equipment, communicating with other staff and clients, and setting up and putting away all gear for your tour. This involves cleaning all kayaks, PFDs and Paddles. You will be required to plan ahead, work hard, and be detail oriented in taking care of clients and equipment.

You are expected to be responsible to do whatever is necessary to get your tour ready including pulling out all the kayaks, paddles, PFDs, safety gear, and . We seek applicants who show us they will go above and beyond, taking the initiative to do what is needed to be done without being asked. No kayak guiding experience in required for this position, as all selected candidates will go through our comprehensive, in-house training, but you must be proficient in the sport. You will be spending multiple hours a day in the sun and in the water, observing weather, winds, and tides to ensure clients are staying safe and helping them with paddle technique and maneuvers. Explicit details regarding our tour procedures will be provided to you in your employment packet upon hiring.

Desired Traits:

  • Energetic with a positive attitude
  • Strong communication, decision making, logistical, and organizational skills
  • Ability to accept and give constructive criticism
  • Ability to remain calm, thing clearly and act quickly in case of an emergency
  • Comfortable and effective in public speaking
  • Must be available weekends Memorial Day to Labor Day
  • Comfortable and effective in public speaking

About Alki Kayak Tours:

Alki Kayak Tours is committed to the conservation and preservation of Puget Sound as a working marine ecosystem that supports the industries of Seattle as well as the spawning salmon headed up the Duwamish River. Our guides provide an additional set of eyes on the Sound looking over its well-being for preventable ecological harm. We utilize the best management practices and focus on leaving the smallest possible ecological footprint when operating tours. Our tours are a forum where the Puget Sound community and tourists alike can discuss and learn about the history and ecosystems of the Sound. AKT offers meaningful commentary with a goal of having every paddler leave with a greater understanding and appreciation for our unique corner of the world.

  • We have a couple openings now, and hiring for positions starting in late April
  • Salary: ($15 – $20 / hour) depending on experience plus tips
    • Please send resume and cover letter to tours@kayakalki.com

 

Stand Up Paddle Board Instructor / Guide Position

Requirements:

  • At Least 18 Years of age
  • Cell phone and reliable transportation
  • Current First Aid and CPR
  • Possess knowledge of SUP and ability to instruct a 2 hour class
  • Ability to lift 65 pounds
  • Able to provide a safe tour and class environment and able to perform open water rescues
  • Know or be able to learn local, human, and natural history of Alki
  • Reliable and punctual team player
  • Must be able to attend mandatory training¬†(April 12th 2014)

Job Description:

You will be representing Alki Kayak Tours in a profession manner at all times. In order to fill this position you must truly love working with people and be passionate about SUP, and educating our guests about our local region. Your basic schedule will alternate between public, and private SUP lessons and tours. The SUP instructor/guide job includes managing and taking care of equipment, communicating with other staff and clients, and setting up and putting away all gear for classes and tours. This involves cleaning all boards, PFDs and Paddles. You will be required to plan ahead, work hard, and be detail oriented in taking care of clients and equipment.

You are expected to be solely responsible to do whatever is necessary to get your class/tour ready including pulling out all the boards, paddles, PFDs, leashes, and instruction tools. We seek applicants who show us they will go above and beyond, taking the initiative to do what is needed to be done without being asked. No SUP instruction experience in required for this position, as all selected candidates will go through our comprehensive, in-house training, but you must be proficient in the sport. You will be spending multiple hours a day in the sun and in the water, observing weather, winds, and tides to ensure clients are staying safe and helping them with paddle technique and maneuvers. Explicit details regarding our tours and lesson procedures will be provided to you in your employment packet upon hiring.

Desired Traits:

  • Energetic, morning person with a positive attitude
  • Strong communication, decision making, logistical, and organizational skills
  • Ability to accept and give constructive criticism
  • Ability to remain calm, thing clearly and act quickly in case of an emergency
  • Comfortable and effective in public speaking
  • Comfortable and effective in public speaking
  • Must be available weekends Memorial Day to Labor Day

About Alki Kayak Tours:

Alki Kayak Tours is committed to the conservation and preservation of Puget Sound as a working marine ecosystem that supports the industries of Seattle as well as the spawning salmon headed up the Duwamish River. Our guides provide an additional set of eyes on the Sound looking over its well-being for preventable ecological harm. We utilize the best management practices and focus on leaving the smallest possible ecological footprint when operating tours. Our tours are a forum where the Puget Sound community and tourists alike can discuss and learn about the history and ecosystems of the Sound. AKT offers meaningful commentary with a goal of having every paddler leave with a greater understanding and appreciation for our unique corner of the world.

  • We have a couple openings now, and hiring for positions starting in late April
  • Salary: ($15 – $20 / hour) depending on experience plus tips
    • Please send resume and cover letter to tours@kayakalki.com

 

 

 

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