Assistant Director of Guiding & Instruction

Come join our team! We have many employment opportunities for folks starting at age 14 who love being outdoors and want to share that with others.Paddle Boston offers a relaxed outdoor work environment with competitive pay and benefits, plus the potential for year-round employment opportunities at the Weston Ski Track and Skate @Canal District Kendall

The Job: You’ll be working closely with the Director of our Guiding program. You will be spending significant time on the water, teaching kayak, paddleboard, canoe lessons and/or sailing, leading trips and tours and facilitating custom outings on the river and ocean. Additionally you will be helping train our summer staff in paddling skills and kayak rescues. Other administrative tasks will also be required such as preparing for trips, gear maintenance. When not on the water and preparing for trips you will be helping supervise our rental locations.

This is a full-time year round position


Strong and varied paddling experience with kayaks, canoes, and SUPs. ACA or BCU instructor certification or equivalent experience.
Strong customer service and recreation industry experience and willingness to adapt on the fly to the needs of the moment to ensure smooth functioning of the program.
Ability to effectively communicate with guiding and boathouse staff, customers, and other business contacts, as well as the outside community, in a courteous and professional manner.
Multitasking powers sufficient to keep a level head and work independently in our fast-paced environment.
Availability full-time, year-round, including weekends and most holidays.
Current driver’s license, safe driving record, ability to lift at least 50 lbs.
Sailing experience not required but a benefit.

What We Offer: $26+/hour commensurate with experience plus potential for significant year-end bonus; benefits including health insurance, paid vacation time, retirement plan, and disability plan.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Water Skills

About Paddle Boston

Paddle Boston operates seven canoe, kayak, and paddleboard rental locations, youth summer programs, and ocean and river guiding and instruction in the Boston area.

Application Instructions

Please apply online here: https://paddleboston.isolvedhire.com/jobs/