Algonquin Park Wilderness Canoe Trip Tour Guide & Naturalist

Website Algonquin Adventure Tours

With Algonquin Adventure Tours celebrating its 27th anniversary in 2023, we require additional outdoor education & adventure specialists, who desire a career position (4.5 month annual season), with an industry leader. Founded in 1996, Algonquin Adventure Tours specializes in providing guided Algonquin Provincial Park educational adventures to travelers from around the world.

We are the #1 rated Algonquin Park tour company since 2013. As such, our clients expect the most skilled, organized & knowledgeable guides in Canada. If you are self-motivated to perform at the highest level, and seek compensation to match, we want to hear from you.

Please read the list of required qualifications carefully. If you don’t already have paddling credentials, or documented paddling work, please advise the dates/provider of any paddling/tripping courses (i.e. ORCKA 1-4, PC or ORCKA Instructors (preferred), ORCKA Tripping 1-3, etc.) you will complete prior to your May 23 start date, in your cover letter.

?Compensation: $18,000-$22,000 for first year full season guides

  • $190-$240/day ($19/h for non guiding days) +
  • generous bonuses
  • Serious tips
  • Full ESA contributions – 4% vacation pay
  • Meals on trips, extensive training/study resources and the latest trade tools
  • Awesome free private guest room at our farm in Dwight
  • Great guide gear to use for the season
  • Useful training and study resources
  • Memories for life
  • Being one of the best wilderness guides in Canada

Work Schedule:

  • May 23 – October 9, 2023; Student reduced season – May 23 – September 4, 2023; full time.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced knowledge, and the drive to keep learning, about the history, flora and fauna of Algonquin Park.
  • Advanced canoe & wilderness survival skills (solo paddle/portage 15+km/3+km)
  • Paddling (ORCKA Basic Canoe Instructor preferred)/tripping certifications and related college/university are a huge plus
  • Employ the highest personal safety standards at all times
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Adaptable, flexible, reliable and proactive work habits
  • Strong work ethic (hard work in possibly extreme weather, with many insects, is not for all)
  • Friendly and outgoing – must be effective at educating & entertaining clients from different backgrounds.
  • Ability to lift/carry 75+ pounds and portage/flip boats like a master.
  • Outdoors card, Ontario fishing permit, pleasure craft operators card, food handler certification & WAFA or WFR – must obtain before May 23
  • Good paddling & camping gear/clothing for 3 seasons; steel toe boots/shoes are required for property maintenance work.
  • Must enjoy living in a rural setting
  • NLS, military, additional languages and campfire music skills are a plus
  • Non tobacco smoker (smoke free work place and residence)
  • Take Covid safety seriously

??Duties:

  • Protect AAT gear from abuse/accident
  • Guide day and multiday wilderness trips
  • Provide safe, educational and fun experiences
  • Maintain the highest safety standards at all times
  • Set up, take down, clean, pack and maintain all equipment
  • Food preparation, service and cleaning
  • Represent Algonquin Adventure Tours in a professional manner at all times (i.e. appearance, customer service)
  • Other duties (gear, property & vehicle maintenance) as assigned
  • Driving company vans with canoe trailers

Please submit a resume, cover letter (explaining why you want a career with Algonquin Adventure Tours) and recent guiding log samples (if available). Subject line: Guiding 2023 . [email protected] Hiring is 1st come, 1st served, so please submit ASAP.

To apply for this job email your details to algonquinadventuretours@gmail.com