KOOTENAY RAFT CO.
||RIVER GUIDE AND COMMUNITY CURATOR
||Full Time, Seasonal (30-40 hours)
||Base $15-19/hr. Negotiable based on certifications and experience
||Reports to River Manager & Operations Managers
||May, 2020 END DATE: Sept, 2020
A KRC River Guide/Community Curator is someone who shapes KRC’s online presence by crafting compelling content for online marketing. The Community Curator serves as KRC liaison with new and existing community organizations to increase advertising, marketing and sales opportunities. River guiding may include rafting, float trips, inflatable kayaking, SUP, Kayak and or Canoe instruction.
CORE DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Acts as the primary emergency responder; professional mitigation of scene, control the incident and conduct accurate incident reporting.
- Ability to craft and distribute multi-media (photo, video, audio and text)
- Generate appealing and competitive content (newsletters, campaigns, promotions)
- Lead social media content on KRC’s website, Instagram, Facebook, and blog
- Meet with prospective business clients and negotiate opportunities for collaboration
- Configure, consolidate and analyse market research
- Set a calculated marketing, advertising and sales plan to maximize exposure & budget
- Utilizing staff incentives to initiate achievable content collateral goals
- Develops personally and builds personal community by active exploration of the Kootenay region and participation in local events.
- Perform ½-day to full-day rafting, kayak, and stand-up paddleboard tours.
- Assists with pre and post trip duties; complete necessary checklists, engage in debriefs, perform vehicle inspections, appropriate client outfitting, rig boats, de-rig boats, food purchases and equipment repairs
- On-trip duties; inform clients of itinerary, properly fit clients personal protection
equipment (wetsuits, lifejackets, booties, helmets, etc.), conduct safety duties (perform safety debrief, act as lead and/or sweep boat)
- Light office administrative duties (process waivers, bookings, correspondence, etc.)
- Express excellent knowledge of natural environment and history of guided area (provided)
- Follow KRC policies and procedures specified in the ‘Guide Staff Manual’
- Responds to pressure sensitive situations in an efficient and professional manner
- Completes other duties as required set by the River Manager and/or Office Manager
- Must be at least 18 years of age and provide proof of BCROA certification or equivalent
- Must have computer competency; word, excel, basic design software
- Must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 100 lbs
- Proof of valid Class 5 (Class 2 preferred) BC drivers licence or out of province equivalent
- Proof of valid Swift Water Rescue Technician (SRT) Level 3
- Proof of valid Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
- Fully equipped with PPE (Personal Protection Equipment); PFD, river knife, whistle, helmet, throw bag, and flip line
DESIRED SKILL SETS
A KRC Community Curator exhibits genuine enthusiasm in KRC’s success and growth, and is highly motivated to build community and online presence. Demonstrates excellent writing ability and comprehensive knowledge of marketing, advertising, consumer behaviour, market research, social media, and public relations. Knowledge of the adventure tourism industry in British Columbia is an asset. A KRC River Guide exhibits excellent customer service and teamwork. They display a cooperative and engaging attitude that is outgoing, self-motivated, punctual, and reliable. They also take initiative, advocate sound-judgment and performs well under pressure.
Must be available to work varying shifts May to mid Sept; including weekends and holidays.
HOW TO APPLY:
Submit resume to [email protected]. Note only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.