Employment Opportunities

Kayak Guide positions for the 2011 season.

Are you an outdoor adventurer who can work hard, both physically and mentally in adverse situations? Do you thrive under stressful conditions? Can you interpret the environment and make safe decisions for both you and others in your group as the leader and should Mother Nature dictate, get all to safety with smiles on their face. Are you prepared for long physical hours, very little rest, while being a team member with your peers? If so we would like you to join our small group of employees and the best sea kayak tour guides in the San Juan Islands for a fantastic summer of hard work and hard play.

We seek outdoor adventurers/leaders accomplished in the outdoors. We prefer those with strong sea kayaking skills or a foundation in kayaking. An understanding of kayaking rescues and advanced paddle strokes are a bonus. Biology or Naturalist backgrounds are a plus, but all new guides, as part of training, will have to display an understanding of local wildlife before leading tours. Below is a list of skills we look for in candidates for Guide positions. If you are lacking in certain areas, all skills will be taught in training providing everyone a chance to hone their skill level to Discovery Sea Kayak Guide standards.

Kayak skills we look for or will be taught

  • The ability to perform self rescue from wet exit to re-entry and/or rolling.
  • The ability to stabilize a kayak in choppy conditions using low and high braces and sculling for support.
  • Working knowledge with tandem and solo kayak rescues.
  • Purposeful movement of a kayak in all direction using paddle and edging, without the use of a rudder.
  • Strong forward stroke to attain a pace proper for making way against currents.

If you are intrigued by the above then send us a resume and lets see if there is a fit. If you are the type of person we seek we will give you the training to be one of the best sea kayak guides working in the San Juan Islands while working for the best kayak tour company in the San Juan Islands.

We have assistant kayak guide and head kayak guide positions available.

Contact us if you want to join the DSK Team