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Employment Opportunities

Come join our team! We have many employment opportunities for folks starting at age 14 who love being outdoors and want to share that with others. Charles River Canoe & Kayak offers a relaxed outdoor work environment with competitive pay and benefits, plus the potential for year-round employment opportunities in concert with Weston Ski Track and Community Skating @Kendall Square.
We are currently seeking to fill the following jobs. Applicants should complete our online employment application. If you would like more information, please contact us.

Supervisor at Blessing of the Bay (Somerville), Kendall Square (Cambridge), Moody Street (Waltham), Allston/Brighton (Boston), Nahanton Park (Newton)

Feb 12, 2018

Responsibilities: Supervise the day-to-day operation of a canoe and kayak rental center. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to overseeing dock staff and rental operation, preparing equipment for classes and tours, assuring that rental equipment is operational and available, maintaining appearance of the facility, and fostering the highest level of customer service for our…

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Sea Kayak Guide/Assistant Guide

Feb 12, 2018

Responsibilities: Lead kayak day trips along the Massachusetts coast with up to 10 clients accompanied by two guides. Trips travel by van from our Newton Boathouse and usually run 8am to 5pm on weekends. Trips for beginner, intermediate, and advanced paddlers are offered, and include a strong emphasis on skill work. Additional work may include leading private trips, barbeque kayak tours, and other group events, and teaching flatwater kayak classes and private lessons.

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SUP YOGA Instructor

Feb 12, 2018

Responsibilities: Teach 1.5-hour stand-up paddleboard Yoga classes for up to five students from our Newton and Waltham locations. The lessons typically run on weekends with occasional morning and evening sessions. Requirements: Instructors should have significant experience teaching yoga and be comfortable on a board. 200 hour yoga certification and CPR/FA certifications are required. Must be…

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding Instructor

Feb 12, 2018

Responsibilities: Teach introductory and intermediate 1.5-hour stand-up paddleboard lessons for up to five students from our Waltham, Newton, Somerville, and/or Boston locations. The lessons typically run on weekends with occasional evening sessions. Additional work may be available with private lessons and longer coastal SUP lessons. Requirements: Significant flatwater or surf SUP experience is required. Instructors should be…

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Desk Staff in Blessing of the Bay (Somerville), Kendall Square (Cambridge), Moody Street (Waltham), Allston/Brighton (Boston), Nahanton Park (Newton)

Feb 12, 2018

Responsibilities: Check customers of a canoe and kayak center in and out from their rental. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, providing up-to-the-minute verbal safety information to customers, ensuring that waivers are completed, using a computer to check customers into the rental system, working as a cashier and processing payments, answering phone and e-mail,…

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Youth Program Lead and Assistant Guide

Feb 12, 2018

Responsibilities: Lead- or assist-guide for three-day sea kayak and SUP programs from Waltham, and three-day Teen Sea Kayak and SUP programs from Kendall Square. Program participants range from 9 to 16 years of age and may have no previous paddling experience. Guides are responsible for trip preparation and planning, instruction, program safety, and providing a positive learning…

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Skyline & Boston Harbor Kayak Tour Guide

Feb 12, 2018

Lead 2- to 3-hour kayak trips on the Charles River and Boston Harbor from our location in Kendall Square, Cambridge.

Trips are designed for paddlers of all abilities looking to sightsee on the river. You will be a lively leader and a source of historical and cultural information about Boston and the Charles River so that clientele remain excited and interested in the tour (training will be provided).

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Kayak Instructor

Feb 12, 2018

Responsibilities: Teach introductory flatwater kayak classes with up to eight students on the Charles River in Newton or Waltham. Classes run for two two-hour sessions. Additional work may include teaching rolling clinics and private kayak lessons, and leading kayak tours and group outings.

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