[Sust-mar] Assistant Manager, f/t, Whynot Adventure, Kejimkujik National Park, Nova Scotia

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Position: Assistant Manager
Organization: Whynot Adventure
Website: http://www.whynotadventure.ca
Location: Kejimkujik National Park, Nova Scotia

Employment Description

Whynot Adventure is looking for a talented person to help manage our rental and guiding business located at Jake’s Landing, in Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site. We’re hoping to find someone who can demonstrate a deep passion for time spent in the wilderness while balancing it with the managerial and administrative demands of the position. Although not all aspects of this position are glamorous, you will not find a better office view elsewhere.

This position will be responsible for managing staff through delegation of tasks, cutting shifts during slow periods, and providing training where necessary. In addition to management, this position will also attend to the administrative side of the business. This includes email correspondence with guests, answering and returning phone calls, and familiarization and deployment of WA reservation and risk management procedures. If the candidate possesses prior knowledge and experience guiding, there may exist an opportunity to guide groups on backcountry canoe trips.

Beyond the confines of the office we’ll expect that this position be able to assist guests into and out of the boats, demonstrate safe boating procedures and instruct proper paddling technique. As a manager, this position will also be trusted to operate the shuttle vehicle and transport guests and gear throughout the park.

Employment perks include free use of WA adventure equipment and gear (depending on availability), and during the shoulder season a subsidy for park exploration.

• Ability to work independently
• Must demonstrate punctuality
• Prior adventure tourism experience
• Wilderness and remote first aid
• Class 5 drivers license

• Paddle Canada (CKNS, or similar) paddling certification
• NLS Bronze Cross
• Prior experience in Kejimkujik and the Tobeatic
• Knowledge and interest in natural history and park history
• Adventure tourism diploma

Hiring will begin in March, 2014. Work will begin between May and July, depending on availability of positions. Contract will run until mid-October 2014.

Please send your resume and cover letter to: 
info at whynotadventure.ca

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