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Sea kayak guides for a marine protected environment required

Auckland Sea Kayaks is one of Auckland’s leading tourism companies operating within the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.

We are seeking exceptional sea kayak guides / operation who are able to act as an Ambassadors for Auckland, NZ and have a passion for the Hauraki Gulf.

Due to the continued strong growth of our company, we are looking for sea kayakers who are customer-service minded to enhance our team and provide second to none, high quality experiences. The right person will all assist with marketing / promotion and take on a leading role with the operations of the company.

If successful you are required to start in October 2014 with in-depth training to ensure our very high standards of quality are maintained.

Applicants must be mature, loyal, reliable, honest, have a friendly and dynamic personality, have excellent communication skills, be adaptable, have excellent organisational skills and be really passionate about Auckland and NZ.

This opportunity is on a contract basis for this coming summer season. We require a degree of flexibility, since we operate in an environment where bookings may come at short notice.

Guides – requirements:

Have held a spotless NZ Drivers Licence for a minimum of 2 years.
Hold a current First Aid Certificate
Know how to have fun
You MUST be willing and able to work at weekends and public holidays when required, especially in high season;
Proficient sea kayak skills and up to a level of a SKOANZ sea kayak guide
An excellent knowledge of and passion for Auckland and NZ is essential.
Excellent and clear command of the English language is essential
A great work ethic, reliability, punctuality and flexibility are a must in our company;
Excellent English language skills, while foreign language ability would be a great bonus. Public speaking experience is preferred but not essential;
You are a permanent resident of New Zealand, or of course you are an NZ Citizen;

Our remuneration is industry-leading, as are the expectations we have of our guides.

If you would like to join our small and passionate team and want to become part of something very special, then please email us with your CV to Nic Mead at info@aucklandseakayaks.co.nz



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