Minden / Gull River – Whitewater Kayak Instructor

Algonquin Outfitters / AO Boatwerks

We are looking for certified CKC river kayak instructors for groups and individuals for the summer. You need to be a confident and positive team player with some whitewater instructing experience. We are looking for organized, and safety-conscious individuals who act with a high level of professionalism. Knowledge of the Minden White Water Preserve is also an asset. On the water working hours at the instructor rate of pay is dependent on the volume of lesson requests we receive. Retail work is available to supplement instruction hours at a different rate of pay.


● instruct students on white water kayak equipment, paddling safety and skills
● collaborate with other team members to provide group kayak lessons
● coordinate with reservation manager, area manager and retail staff to ensure the
highest level of customer satisfaction
● look after rental equipment and keep storage facility organized
● assess and report equipment and facility conditions

Requested skills

● CKC river kayak instructor certification minimum level 1. (I1 / L1)
● Standard First Aid with CPR required
● Wilderness First Aid or Responder is an asset
● Swift Water Rescue or River Runner an asset

Hiring Notes

● Must be able to work weekends and holidays
● This position reports to the area manager and reservation coordinator


Commitment to work-life balance: Staff are allowed free rental equipment use during off-peak times; camping gear, expedition and whitewater canoes, touring & whitewater kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, mountain, road and fat bikes, snowshoes, Nordic skis, snowboards, alpine skis, etc.
Company discounts: Generous staff discounts and pro-deal programs.
Performance bonuses: Seasonal and performance-based bonuses available for some positions.

Equal Opportunity Employer

This employer is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status, Indigenous status or any other legally-protected factors. Disability-related accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $19.00-$23.00 per hour


  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Flexible schedule
  • On-site parking
  • Store discount


  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability


  • CKC river kayak instructor certificate minimum level 1 (preferred)
  • Standard First Aid with CPR Required (preferred)
  • Wilderness First Aid or Responder is an asset (preferred)
  • Swift Water Rescue or River Runner is an asset (preferred)

Work Location: In person

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