Responsibilities: 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). You will give basic paddling instruction to the group at the outset of the tour and as needed throughout. Additional work may include assisting with the rental operation; leading other tours, group events, and sea kayak trips; and teaching flatwater kayak classes and private lessons.
Requirements: You must be friendly, outgoing, dynamic, and engaging. You must have significant kayaking experience. You should be able to demonstrate and teach an efficient forward stroke and sweep/turning strokes. You must be able to perform a wide variety of reliable rescues and re-entries. First Aid and CPR certification are required. ACA or BCU Instructor certifications are desirable but not required.