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Company: Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks
Location: Gustavus, Alaska
Position: Kayak Guide & Kayak Rental Instructor
Requirements: See job description
Summary:
Company: Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks
Location: Gustavus, Alaska
Position: Kayak Guide & Kayak Rental Instructor
Employment Dates: June 1-August 31, 2020
Requirements:  Experienced sea kayaker; CPR and Wilderness First Aid (WFR) certifications; current driver’s license and clean driving record; knowledge of local ecology, plant/animal identification; ability to work independently; must enjoy teaching and working with people.
Summary: Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks (GBSK) is the concession service in Glacier Bay National Park that provides kayak rentals and guided day kayak trips. We are also one of three companies that offer guided overnight trips in Glacier Bay.
The primary part of our business is renting kayaks to experienced campers interested in exploring Glacier Bay on their own. Instructors give an orientation covering all needed information for a safe trip in Glacier Bay: tides, wind, weather, maps, kayak safety, use of equipment, and more. We also give shorter instruction to guests that are renting for a day or half day paddle in Bartlett Cove, park headquarters.
In addition, we also conduct guided half or full day kayak tours in Bartlett Cove. The day trips focus on wildlife and marine mammal viewing, plant and animal identification, natural and human history, and education. 
Our guided overnight camping and kayaking offerings are either Citizen Science trips or Guided Rentals.
Ideal candidates will have completed the University of Alaska Southeast’s Outdoor Skills and Leadership Program and have CPR and Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certifications. An efficiency apartment is available for housing next door; rent is $650/month including utilities and GBSK would pay half. For more information on what we do, please check out our website at: http://www.glacierbayseakayaks.com
Contact: Kara Berg or Leah Okin
Contact at: info@glacierbayseakayaks.com year round or (907) 697-2257 starting March 1st.
Closing Date: Open until filled
Contact: Kara Berg or Leah Okin
Contact at: info@glacierbayseakayaks.com
Closing Date: Open Until Filled