POSITION: Paddling Camp Instructor
Contract: 8 Weeks, Full-Time (June 20- August 31, 2018)
Salary: $16/hour (day camp); also $130/day (2 x 5-day overnight trips, 1×4 overnight trip)
Location: The Canadian Canoe Museum, The Peterborough Rowing Club, Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park, Silent Lake Provincial Park
Reports to: Programs Coordinator
The Canadian Canoe Museum is looking for energetic individuals to lead our 2018 Summer Paddling Camp sessions.
The Canoe Museum offers summer paddling day camps and multi-day canoe trips for youth ages 8 to 14. We provide a fun, safe and supportive environment for kids to interact with nature, hone their paddling skills, meet new friends and enjoy summertime in the Kawartha to the fullest. We are proud to teach “no-trace” camping principles as well as skill levels laid out by the Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association (ORCKA).
The Summer Paddling Camps Instructors are responsible for the safe and effective delivery of a diverse range of sessions and programs, including guiding multi-day backcountry canoe trips.
• ORCKA member in good standing
• ORCKA Basic Canoeing Instructor
• Wilderness Advanced First Aid (Wilderness First Responder preferred)
• Bronze Cross (NLS preferred)
• Proven experience facilitating on-water programming for youth
• Current and clear Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Checks
Successful Candidates Will Possess:
• Experience in delivering the ORCKA Basic Canoeing program
• Proven experience in a leadership role
• Strong risk management skills and strong decision-making abilities
• Strong organizational skills
• Proven experience guiding multi-day, backcountry canoe trips
• Proven experience with all aspects of canoe trip prep/planning (including route planning and meal planning)
• Proven experience with creating engaging and dynamic programs
• Excellent oral communication skills
• Maturity and strong sense of responsibility and dedication
• Comfort to work independently and without direct supervision
• Ability to effectively liaise with camper families, Canoe Museum staff and volunteers
• Proven experience and a passion for working with youth in a remote, outdoor setting
• Knowledge of cooperative games, initiative tasks and team-building exercises
• Positive, upbeat, energetic and able to go, go, go!
• Additional skills and interests in nature and/or historical interpretation, artisan skills, music, arts, or drama would be an asset
For more information on our Summer Paddling Camp programs, please visit http://www.canoemuseum.ca/paddling-camps/
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