Apprentice
sea kayak/SUP Guide

An opportunity to experience Sicilian culture and paddle Aeolian Islands’s majestic coastline!

Are you passionate about sea kayaking, stand up paddle? Do you dream of spending your summer working and living on a beautiful Italian island?  If you are a qualified applicant then you may want to try to land these position. Sicily in Kayak has the following sea kayak job employment opportunities available. For motivated, outgoing, friendly, mature and professional individuals with proper credentials.
We are seeking individuals to fill openings in all of our 2 guide levels:

1)Sea Kayak/SUP GUIDE
2)Apprentice Sea Kayak/SUP GUIDE 
 

 

Apprendice
Sea Kayak/SUP 
Guide

 

Position: Apprentice Sea Kayak/SUP Guide  (working internship)  
Hours: Flexible work conditions - Work days and hours will vary with the season and the weather
Job location: Aeolian Islands
Base: Vulcano Island 
Season: From1st March to 30th October; minimum 4 weeks internship

Description:
This position is designed for individuals to gain experience and develop their skills as a sea kayak guide. It is an excellent opportunity to learn and practice technical sea kayaking/SUP skills, guiding skills, gain confidence in being a leader, and become a sound decision maker. A Sicily in kayak Apprentice Guide will gain experience and develop their skills under the guidance of some of the industry’s highest qualified and experienced head sea kayak guide.
Sicily in Kayak has a program to off-set the price of 4 weeks internship. A Sea Kayak/SUP Guide apprentice can apply for a working internship with Sicily in Kayak. This gives at the guide apprentice the opportunity of working at the sea kayak center for the duration of their 4 weeks internship. This will cover the Internship fees owed by the apprentice for their internship.

Skills required:
- a B.C.U. 1 Sea Star or equivalent (E.P.P.1)
- EU citizenship (or valid work visa for Sicilia)
- very good spoken English (Italian is a HUGE plus)
- availability for the 4 weeks 
- a very safety-conscious attitude
- a friendly, outgoing personality and a passion for helping people of all ages and backgrounds.

Sicily in kayak will provide with:
Accommodation in Vulcano Is. (for 2 people to share possibly) at the special price of Euro 300 for the 4 weeks 

The potential for longer term or repeat seasonal employment
Potential for tips and performance bonus (es)
(No meals includid)

Opportunity:
A Sicily in kayak sea kayak/SUP Guide Apprentice may get the opportunity to assist Half or Full day excursions on Vulcano, Lipari and Salina islands. 
A Sicilyinkayak Sea kayak/SUP Guide Apprentice may get the opportunity to assist on multi-day trips. 
Learn to be responsible for safety and risk management on the trip. 
Full training at the start of the season

Duties and responsibilities:
Keep the sea kayak centre and the common areas with the guides, including the kitchen and bathroom at the nautical base clean and ordered.
Keep all the equipment (Sea Kayak/SUP/Sail boat) wash, dry, order and 
clean including the support van and trailers.
Help with the quality control of equipment.
Take appropriate action to promote and sell sea kayaking/SUP in Vulcano.

Sea Kayak/SUP Guiding is a Profession:
Our client’s expect that their Guide/s have the necessary training and experience to make the right decisions at all times. It is therefore that we at Sicily in Kayak are committed to the education and the training of Sea Kayak Guides. During the course of an internship, Guide Interns will gain both the knowledge and practical experience required to lead sea kayakers safely and competently. A Sicily in Kayak Guide Apprentice  Internship is a great opportunity to gain firsthand insight into the life of a Sea Kayak Guide; working as an Guide Intern is a great introduction to the rigors of a career in the outdoor industry of Sea Kayaking and a great way for an individual to start working towards becoming a Guide.

Information:
Sicily in kayak has put together a 4 week guide training program. It is aimed at intermediate paddlers wanting to work in the industry. At the end of the course you will have the experience (no qualifications) to run safe, enjoyable and informative trips in a variety of conditions. We will base the course in and out of Vulcano using the variety of locations in the local area to develop your guiding skills. You also have the opportunity to include a full set of guide kit with the course to make sure you are equipped ready for working in the industry.

The course includes: 
Skills and Leadership training-Craft skills-Food forageing and hygene during the multi days tour-Navigation-Incident Management-Sea Survival-Coaching-Expedition skills-VHF-First aid.

 

Apprentice Sea Kayak/SUP Guide Hiring Season

If you are highly motivated to become a Sea Kayak/SUP Guide Apprentice than please send us a covering letter describing your desire to become it, a long with a current résumé. We accept and welcome applications all year round. The following is an overview of the process we use for selecting our Sea Kayak/SUP Guides Apprentice:

Step 1  – Initial applicant CV review (Level of sea kayak – Sea kayak/SUP guiding experience (if you have) 
Step 2  – Interview (via whatsapp with live video)

Step 3 – Offer of a Sea Kayak/SUP Guides Apprentice position to successful applicant/s.

Applicants who do not have access with live video will not be considered for a position. Please note: Sicily in kayak receives many more applications each year than we have positions to fill. It is to your advantage to submit your application as soon as possible. In the event that an  Sea Kayak/SUP Guides Apprentice is granted they will be expected to provide security to ensure that they in fact will complete the full 4 week.

For more information: www.sicilyinkayak.com ,  please contact  Eugenio Phone or Whatsapp +39 3333178800 or e-mail eugenio.viviani@gmail.com

Contacts

Address: Via Ville di Levante 98050 Vulcano
Telephone-WhatsApp: +393333178800

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