sea kayak guide 2018

Sea kayak guide required for 2018/19 season

We require a proactive and passionate person to work for Auckland Sea Kayaks who share a similar passion for preserving and improving the natural environment, educating our guests and giving them an experience of a lifetime.

Auckland Sea Kayaks is an environmentally friendly business, taking advantage of the Hauraki Gulf’s natural wonder while seeking to improve it. The philosophy of the company is based around protecting, enhancing and educating our guests about our environment.


  • Proficient sea kayak skills and up to a level of a NZOIA sea kayak as a minimum
  • Valid first aid certificate. Minimum 16 hour wilderness first aid or equivalent for ½ day – day tours and sunset tours. A more advanced first aid certificate will be beneficial for overnights and expeditions
  • VHF radio operator certificate 
  • Day Skippers  Certificate 
  • Full drivers licence with experience driving with trailers
  • Logged commercial and personal sea kayak trips
  • Education: Degree/Diploma/Certificate in outdoor education or equivalent
  • An enthusiastic attitude


  • Best office in Auckland
  • Opportunity for long term career advancement & development
  • A great work environment with very competitive pay rates
  • Team based learning & skill development with further training opportunities throughout the season
  • Access to pro-deal purchases from leading outdoor suppliers
  • Period of employment & compensation:Mid-November to end of April. Competitive hourly rate, depending on experience and qualifications. 

As a company we strive to provide unique, high-quality experiences to our guests and operate within an environment that is safe and rewarding. We rely on teamwork to get our desired results, focusing on being efficient while having trust and respect for each other. 

PLEASE INCLUDE the following in your application:

  • A cover letter and resume
  • List of certifications (include expiry dates or plans for updating or acquiring certifications)
  • Sea kayaking / guiding experience
  • Minimum of 2 references
  • Statement of why you think you would be a good fit with Auckland Sea Kayaks

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Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.