Adventure Tourism and Outdoor Education are an important part of BC’s tourism industry. For over 20 years, Island Pacific Adventures Ltd. has been providing park management, guides and outdoor educators at Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park, located on Central Vancouver Island. We have openings for creative and resourceful individuals looking to apply their knowledge and skills to a job that is fun and challenging. Join an excellent team of guides and naturalists to help make the Horne Lake Outdoor Centre a success. If the outdoors is your lifestyle and you are willing to make a commitment toward a tourism recreation or outdoor educator career, then you need to check this out!
Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park
1) Cave Guide. Full time - May to Sept. $10.25 to $12.50 per hour
Lead guided cave tours including school geology programs and family tours. Respond to park visitors requests for information or assistance. Park Ranger duties including enforcing the Park Act and park maintenance duties. Provide First aid and emergency response. Week long training course starts at the end of April, 2013.
2) “High Adventure” Cave Guide Full time - May to Sept. $13 to $18 per hour
All regular cave guide duties but also 5 hour vertical caving expeditions. Must also instruct outdoor climbing and rappelling clinics for groups and families. Must have documented experience and training in caving, climbing/ rescue.
3) Visitor Centre Staff Full time - July to Sept. $10.50 to $12.50 per hour
Operate Park Visitor Centre and coordinate guided tour scheduling. Greet and inform park visitors. Group presentations, equipment rentals, retail sales, and recording stats. Liaison with BC Parks, guiding staff, and park volunteers. Minor park maintenance and Park Act enforcement. Provide First aid and emergency response.
Horne Lake Outdoor Centre
1) Outdoor Instructor Full time - May to Oct. $85 - $125 / day
Conduct Family Camp programs for children aged 8 – 17 and their parents; also responsible for overnight supervision and some meal prep. Be prepared to lead families and groups on various outdoor education programs ranging from 2 to 3.5 hours. Water and land based activities include cave exploring, canoeing, wilderness navigation & survival, team games, nature crafts, and campfire stories and songs. Canoe Instructor or Lifeguarding certificate definitely an asset.
PLUS All the rockclimbing, cave exploring, camping and swimming you can handle.
Weekly training, super people, and great experience in a spectacular work environment.
ALL APPLICANTS MUST HAVE VALID FIRST AID AND DRIVERS LICENSE. PREVIOUS GUIDING OR GROUP LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE PREFERRED. MUST PASS BC PARKS GUIDE CERTIFICATION
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