Contract Duration - Various Contracts Available
Contract Start Date - Spring, Summer and Fall Contracts Available
Compensation - $135.00 - $165.00/day
At LUNA, we bring over 14 years of remote wilderness guiding experience together with a strong respect for our natural environment; providing a truly unique and intimate tripping experience for each individual client we serve. Each trip is coupled with the promotion of self sufficiency, confidence, and respect for our natural world. Our southern Ontario base, selection of wilderness tripping equipment, and the meals we outfit our clients with, are true testament to our vision. With 90% of our infrastructure being portable yurts powered by renewable resources and a strong buy local philosophy; LUNA has a very small footprint on its surrounding environment, truly practicing what we teach.
We're pleased to offer the position of Contract Wilderness Guide for the 2017 canoe tripping season. The successful candidates MUST have experience working and facilitating in the outdoor industry. Our guided trips range in length from a casual 3 day Algonquin, to an intensive 21 day whitewater expedition. Our clientele are keen adventurers where many have spent years traveling in remote settings with our organization. It's a true testament to the quality of our staff and our organizations that a large percentage of our clientele are either referred or are returning campers. The age of our trippers on our youth and summer camps range from 11 to 17 years of age. We also offer a variety of school, adult and family trips for the adventurous spirit.
Compensation will depend on the qualification of the successful candidate. As a guide, you will be required to provide your own personal tripping gear as well as to organize, pack, and facilitate your own trip. Contractors will have knowledge of gear repair and maintenance, be involved in logistical issues and decisions involved with wilderness tripping. Wilderness Guides with experience working in remote areas will be preferred. Staff refresher/training will be held at LUNA in Hamilton starting in April where all new contractors WILL be required to attend.
Qualifications - All related certifications MUST be current. If you're lacking in certs but full of experience, please feel free to apply and specify your experience in your application. We'd be more than happy to mentor you along in this fulfilling career.
Basic Qualifications and Experience
Wilderness Advanced First Aid - WILDMED
ORCKA Canoe Tripping Level 1 - or comparable skills or certification
ORCKA Moving Water Level 1 - or comparable skills or certification
Valid Police Check
Class "G" Drivers License
Proficient in map and compass navigation
Documented experience leading remote wilderness trips
Experience working with youth in a wilderness context
Ontario Secondary School Diploma
Valid and current trip log of a minimum of 25 nights totaling 500km
Minimum 1 Year experience working in related field
Flexible to various working conditions
Passion for the care and education of our environment
Knowledge of no trace camping procedures
Skilled in wilderness survival techniques
Strong behavioral management skills
Knowledge of various facilitation methods
Open, approachable character
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
Ability to work well in a team environment
Motivated to work independently and take initiative
Access to a vehicle
Please submit resume, cover letter and completed application (will be emailed to you upon receipt of CV) to office @ LunaAdventures.ca and write Wilderness Guide in the subject line.