Sea Kayak/Naturalist Guide OpportunitiesIMGP5074

We are currently seeking mature, personable, sea kayaking naturalist/guides for the 2017 summer season (June-September).

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Strong multi-day sea kayaking and water oriented background and skills.
  • A degree in the natural history or Outdoor/Environmental Ed. disciplines  is preferred – ie. Biology, ecology, ornithology or Outdoor Rec, etc.
  • Outdoor and camping expertise that comes easily, with a passion for sharing intentional outdoor experiences.
  • Exceptional communication and people oriented skills.
  • Ability to multi-task with efficient organizational skills.
  • Outdoor cooking experience and interest in high quality cuisine.
  • WFR, WAFA or other advance First Aid/CPR certifications.
  • Experience or ability to work well with youth groups.
  • Ability to lift 50+ pounds with no difficulty.
  • Clean driving record and background check.
  • Must be over 21+.
  • Most importantly a sense of humor, honesty and fun personality who is ready to be a part of the Moondance family!

 Employee Benefits (just to name a few)…

  • Access to discounted gear through our pro-program.
  • Being a valued member of a small “family” owned business.
  • Use of kayaking equipment for personal use and professional development.
  • Professional pre season guide training with world class sea kayaking instructors from Boat, Body, Blade International as well as additional in-house instruction.
  • Live, work, and play in a passionate outdoor oriented town – Bellingham, WA.

Employee Responsibilities: 

Sea kayak guide responsibilities go beyond just the water. Along with leading safe and professional experiences on the beach and in our kayaks, guides will also be responsible for occasionally driving guests to and from our various launch locations, backing up trailers at boat launches and our headquarters. Helping unload and reload kayaks safely on racks and trailers. Our team is small and you are often asked to go go above and beyond, ie, helping organize gear or food for your specific trips, keeping the shop organized and clean, washing gear after trips, etc. Sharing knowledge of the San Juan Archipelago/Salish Sea history and natural environment (including marine and forest ecology) holds high value and we hope you are just as excited to share that knowledge with our guests. Must enjoy working with a small team where you’re efforts and dedication are valued and appreciated.

Application Procedure and Deadline:

To maintain high trip standards, we seek qualified guides that are willing and able to make a two-year commitment. If you are interested in a position with Moondance please email owner, Kristi Kucera at moondancekayak@gmail.com expressing your interest along with a resume and cover letter.