Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours seeks Skilled & Experienced Skippers to safely transport guests on whale watching, grizzly bear, cultural excursions, and water taxi runs from Campbell River through the Discovery Islands and Bute Inlet, BC. Our team is looking for passionate individuals who can deliver the ultimate marine experience for our customers, while maintaining professionalism and always putting safety first. Skippers are expected to have a high level of understanding when it comes to marine wildlife and the natural environment.
Successful candidates will enthusiastically deliver a world-class experience as an ambassador of the Homalco First Nation, while striving to raise the standard of Indigenous tourism. On tour you will work as a team with a cultural guide or marine naturalist to provide local knowledge of historical geographic locations and history/facts of marine wildlife. You are familiar with local shorelines, hazards, tides, and know how to safely operate a vessel in variable weather and sea conditions. Experience with landing craft vessels is an asset.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Your primary objectives are to provide the highest standard of safe navigation in compliance with the NIMMSA code of conduct while sharing your local knowledge to deliver a legendary guest experience.
What makes working for us different?
As an Indigenous Social Enterprise, we focus on more than just profit. Our team of Indigenous and non-Indigenous staff are committed to First Nation cultural & language reclamation, opportunity development and environmental stewardship.
MINIMUM Required skills and certifications: (Some training assistance provided)
• Local marine knowledge of the area and experience navigating the waters
• Basic marine operator certifications including Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP), Small Domestic Vessel – Basic Safety (SDV-BS), Radio Operators Certificate Marine (ROC-M), Basic Marine First Aid
• Commercial Bear Viewing Level 1 (CBVA)
• Driver’s License – Class 4 an asset
• All about safety
• Passionate about local marine wildlife and First Nation culture
• Reliable, respectful, and a team player who cares about the guest experience
• Excited to work with diverse people from
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with cover letter and resume. Deadline to apply: February 15th, 2023
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Post Date: January 10, 2023 Deadline for Application: February 15, 2023
1218 Bute Crescent
Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours and its staff have been the stewards of the grizzly bear population in our traditional territory of Bute Inlet for over a decade. The site’s cultural and historical significance spans thousands of years, and today our community welcomes tours to view the bears, learn about our connection to the land and wildlife, and become immersed in the beauty of the inlet.