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Work on San Juan Island, Washington State

San Juan Island Sea Kayak Guide Positions

We always seek individuals to join our team of professional sea kayak guides. We are located on San Juan Island in Washington State in Friday Harbor. Our season generally runs from May through mid-October. New hires have to complete a comprehensive kayak guide assessment before being added to the staff roster. Preference is given to candidates that are already in the outdoor industry or seeking to make a career working in the outdoor industry.

The work schedule is seasonal full-time between May and September. We hire for 3 different time segments and expect you to commit to the time agreed to work.

Segment 1: May – July | Segment 2: July – September | Segment 3: May – September

For Segments 1 and 3, arrival will be in late May for assessment. For Segment 2, arrival will be in late July. Exact arrival dates will be determined after hires are complete.

Please note that if you would like to extend your work segment we can discuss doing so when time arrives. Our preference is for guides to apply for Segment 3. If you desire to lead multi-day kayak tours then you must commit to Segment 3 work terms.

Candidates will complete ACA Trip Leader Assessment provided by Discovery Sea Kayaks, at no cost to you.

Please fill out the following form if you are interested in being a kayak guide for Discovery Sea Kayaks.

Lead Kayak Guide Application Form

Office Staff Positions

We seek high-energy-personable staff members to join our office staff team for the summer season on San Juan Island. This is a jack-of-all-trades job with many duties. The office staff is responsible for the day-to-day office operations such as kayak tour reservations, tour check-in, retail sales, and more. Applicants must be comfortable with sales and answering questions over the phone. Must be a quick learner with strong computer skills.

Prospective applicants must be available from May through September.

Full and Part Time positions available.

Please email us your resume.