Do you have a passion for educating people while guiding them into wild places? ✔️
Are you a naturally curious, enthusiastic explorer? ✔️
Do you love living, laughing, and working hard within a community of like-minded people? ✔️
Does problem-solving, and a positive attitude come naturally to you, even in challenging situations? ✔️
Do you love to connect with people, learn from them, and hear their stories? ✔️
Are you a person who is at ease with giving, receiving, and learning from constructive feedback? ✔️
Are you passionate about learning from the people and the world around you? ✔️
Do you enjoy living in a communal environment, and the respect, forgiveness, and understanding required for living in a diverse culture? ✔️
Are authentic experiences, and making lifetime friends important to you? ✔️
Do you share the values of Sunny Cove Kayaking’s C.A.R.E.S philosophy? ✔️

Do you connect with these statements? If so, Sunny Cove Kayaking might just be a perfect fit for you. Sunny Cove offers a different kind of seasonal experience. Is it hard work? Yes. Are there long stretches with little time off? Yes. Is sharing wild places with people from all over the world rewarding? Yes.

Joining Sunny Cove Kayaking means joining a value-driven culture and immersing yourself in a lifestyle. It also means joining a diverse culture of adventurers who love friendship, traveling, amazing experiences, and quiet once-in-a-lifetime moments in the wilderness.

Are you still intrigued? Great! Our application process is rigorous, and we have high expectations when it comes to our bringing in new staff members. If you’re game for proving you are the best fit for Sunny Cove Kayaking, we’re excited to meet you!

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Instruction and Guiding, Medical, Water Skills


Minimum Requirements

Prior Leadership Experience, Preferably in Remote Locations
Outdoor Education Background
Current Wilderness First Responder Certification (must have by arrival for training)
Current CPR Certification
Current Clean Driving Record, and Willingness to Drive Passengers

Required Skills:

Top-Notch Communication & Listening Skills
Natural Curiosity, and a Passion for Learning
Strong Sense of Empathy, Compassion, and Caring
Able to lift 50 lb Repeatedly and Work Outdoors, for Long Periods of Time in All Weather Conditions
Ability to Live Respectfully in Communal, Co-Ed Facilities with Very Limited Privacy
ACA/BCU Certifications (preferred, not required)
Available Late April through Late September -Mandatory

Preferred Skills:

Wonderful Sense of Humor
Ability to Connect with People
Comfort Living in Creative Communal Quarters with Like-Minded People

About Sunny Cove Kayaking

Half-day, full-day and multi-day sea kayaking, hiking and wildlife tours in Resurrection Bay, Fox Island and Kenai Fjords National Park, Seward, Alaska.

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