2020 Job Listings
Dock Staff in Newton, Waltham, Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Medford
Responsibilities: Helping customers on the dock with canoes, kayaks, and gear, answering questions about the equipment, the river, and any other concerns for the customer. Loading and unloading of boats off storage racks and boat trailers and showing clients basic paddling technique. Aware of hazards on on the dock and emergency response protocols. Some positions will include indoor work such as using a cash register.
Requirements: Be polite, responsible, friendly, hard-working, and able to lift 50 pounds. Multi lingual skills are desirable but not required. CPR and First Aid certification is preferred.
Pay: $12.75-14/hr + tips. Full and Part-time summer positions are available as well as year round work.
Site Managers in Medford, Somerville, Newton, and Waltham
Responsibilities: Direct the day-to-day operations of a canoe and kayak rental center. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: hiring, training, and scheduling of seasonal staff, 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 diverse clientele. Ensure company policies are carried out.
Requirements: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. Strong customer-service background. Experience in staff management and familiarity with computers. Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of employees, customers, and other business contacts, as well as the outside community, in a courteous and professional manner. Proven experience leading and motivating a team. Ability to work calmly and effectively in a fast-paced environment. Previous employment in the boating, ice skatng, or recreational industry highly desirable. Must be able to work independently. Candidates should have a current driver’s license, safe driving record, current CPR and basic First Aid, and be able to lift 50 pounds. Multi lingual skills are desirable but not required.
Pay: $17-21/hr depending on experience. Full time, year round employment available plus year end bonus and benefits.
Supervisors in Newton, Waltham, Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Medford
Responsibilities: Oversee the day-to-day operation of a canoe and kayak center. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to working with the Manager to oversee the dock staff and rental operation, working on the rental dock and as a cashier, preparing equipment for tours, assuring that rental equipment is operational and available, maintaining appearance of facility, and fostering the highest level of customer service for our diverse clientele. Must be able to work independently, as shifts will not always overlap with Manager.
Requirements: Strong customer service background. Experience in staff management and familiarity with computers. Previous employment in the boating industry and current CPR and basic First Aid is highly desirable. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Multilingual skills are desirable but not required. Full time positions; must be available on weekends.
Starting Pay: $16-18/hour + year end bonus. Opportunities for full and part-time summer and year round employment and benefits.
Lead and Assistant Guides
Responsibilities: Lead tours and custom group events in canoes, kayaks, or paddleboards from our different locations. The lessons typically run on weekends with occasional morning and evening sessions. Additional work may be available with private lessons and longer coastal SUP lessons.
Requirements: Weekend availability and significant flatwater or ocean paddling experience is required. Guides should be able to demonstrate and teach efficient paddle technique (forward, sweep, draws, bracing, torso rotation) as well as proper feet placement. Teaching experience and CPR/FA certifications are required. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Current drivers license and safe driving record are desirable but not required. Training is available.
Starting Pay for Lead Guides: $18+/hour + tips
Starting Pay for Assistant Guides: $13+/hour + tips