“Forget about the Kayaking- I’ll be back for the Salmon Berry Cobbler!!!”
2013 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Do you want to live, work and play in arguably one of the most scenic places on the planet? Are you an outdoor adventurer who can work hard, both physically and mentally in adverse conditions? Are you a creative and effective problem solver with exceptional people skills? Can you cook?
If so, we’d like to offer you an opportunity to join our team and the staff at Liquid Adventures for a fantastic summer of hard work and hard play.
We are a small owner-operated company that employs 2-3 full time guides each summer. We seek high energy, enthusiastic tour leaders with a strong, water-oriented background. Also, outdoor and camping expertise that come as second nature. We prefer those with strong sea kayaking skills or a foundation in kayaking. An understanding of kayaking rescues and advanced paddle strokes would be a bonus. Biology or Naturalist backgrounds are a plus. If this sounds like a fit, then shoot us a resume, a few recent photos (preferably in an outdoor setting) and a cover letter telling us why we should choose YOU. Keep in mind that guiding is hard work and the Liquid Adventures’ staff excels at a wide array of skills, including leadership, sea kayaking safety and rescue, instruction of outdoor practices, natural history interpretation, and preparing great meals.
We begin hiring for the upcoming summer in early January and usually have all positions filled by March. Please read over our website to learn about our tours and read all of the employment information.
Applicants should be able to answer YES to the following questions:
1. Have you taken an advanced sea kayak course, or a guide course?
2. Are you currently WFA or WFR certified?
3. Do you have a passion for the outdoors?
4. Are you service minded with solid organizational skills?
5. Are you a good communicator with captivating interpretation techniques?
6. Are you a self-starter and motivated individual?
7. Are you charismatic and concerned with making others smile?
8. Are you a strong team player?
9. Do you have strong ethics and integrity?
Keep in mind that if you are in good physical condition, we can train you to be a safe and strong kayak guide. On the other hand, natural history knowledge is something that takes much longer to acquire, and you will need to be knowledgeable in this area or spend a considerable amount of time studying before you arrive for training. We will provide a required reading list for this purpose!
Here is what we offer… We have some housing available for guides and also space for someone to park an RV or trailer. There is a community kitchen that we all share in the shop and a common area too. Free use of kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards: We encourage you to use our gear for paddling and exploring on your days off.
Great ‘Pro deals: You get great deals on a wide range of industry products (i.e. Patagonia, Mountain Hardware, Kokatat, Surftech, etc.).
Wi-Fi Access: We have access for our guides making it easy to check e-mails and access the web during your off hours.
More Money from Guest Gratuities: Due to the high quality of our trips, including our extraordinary cuisine, you can generally expect higher tips than you would receive if you were working for another company.
You get to live, work and play in Alaska!
You have an opportunity to train, learn and grow with a company that has an excellent reputation in the industry – as well as contributing your own unique talents and knowledge to our programs.
Liquid Adventures may offer guide internships to individuals that have no prior guiding experience, and to whom we feel have the potential of becoming a great guide.
**Unfortunately we cannot sponsor work visas: all applicants must be US citizens or legally able to work in the USA.**
Please forward resume by email to our head office location: firstname.lastname@example.org