Equipment Manager 2018

Maybe you're the person we're looking for. We have a ton of equipment, from tents, bicycles, camp stoves, thermarests, canoes and everything in between. It is almost a full time job looking after the gear, so we're looking to find someone specifically to take it on. You've got to be good working with your hands and demonstrate a keen eye for detail. Your responsibilities will include repairing canoes and kayaks, maintaining the bicycle fleet (as our onsite mechanic), sourcing and ordering replacement parts, managing returns and warranties, as well as packing and assembling outgoing orders and cleaning, drying and putting away incoming orders.

If required, you may also be scheduled to work in the front office as a rental tech, so don't be surprised if you get a few of these shifts.

We want you to have fresh ideas and bring a sense of innovation- there is always a better way to tackle a job. We'll be looking for your input at our weekly meetings (these don't always happen, but they seem great in theory). We always bring the beer, and sometimes pizza.

Some things that'll give you a foot-up above others:

  • bike mechanic training/experience
  • fluency in french (or mandarin, german)
  • Mi'kmaq heritage
  • optimism
  • can handle a canoe and look dapper while doing it

Send a cover letter (important!) detailing what you've accomplished (in line with this job) that you're proud of and what you intend to do for us and how that'll translate to us becoming the best adventure tourism company in the world. Please include your resume, too. (info@whynotadventure.ca)


Canoe Guide 2018

We’re not looking for Lara Croft or MacGyver, but we would consider them for the position. Resourcefulness is paramount to being a guide, and so is the ability to spin a good yarn while winding it though history, lore and legend. And arguably the most important skill is the ability to cook the best backcountry food known to the wilderness. Oh, and also be able to present a genuine smile while doing the dishes (likely in the dark).

The best plans are the ones most easily tossed- we expect our guides to recognize the magic when it’s happening and know how to take advantage of it. Hard skills can be learned by most anyone, but soft skills are where it’s at. We strive for you to start the trip with our guests and finish with your friends.

We will fill in any gaps in your guiding schedule with shifts at the rental concession so that you maintain a respectable paycheque.

Assets to give you an edge from our perspective:

  • wilderness & remote first responder 80hr cert (don’t fret if you don’t have this yet- if you show intent and commit to a course pre-season you’ll be off to a good start)
  • NLS bronze cross (again, you can achieve this prior to the start of the season if you don’t yet have it- we’ll work with you)
  • second language (french, german, mandarin)
  • Mi'kmaq heritage
  • ability to maintain a smile while black flies pick your bones

Send a cover letter (important!) detailing what you've accomplished (in line with this job) that you're proud of and what you intend to do for us and how that'll translate to us becoming the best adventure tourism company in the world. Please include your resume, too. (info@whynotadventure.ca)


Front End Staff 2018

Maybe this job title isn’t as glamorous as Equipment Manager or Canoe Guide, but it sure is a hell of a lot of fun. Some days are so busy quitting time will arrive in the blink of an eye. On slower days, usually when it’s raining, we’ll have you puttering around doing odd jobs such as sweeping, giving the washrooms a deep clean and organizing. It’s like working in a fast food restaurant, except it’s a bit more hip, and the pay is better, and you’re serving canoes instead of burgers, and you don’t go home smelling like the fryers. Okay, it’s nothing like a fast food restaurant.

The best part of this position is the camaraderie. Our team is a group of friends (don’t worry, we add new friends each season) who have vegetable gardens, brew beer and ‘booch, explore the backcountry and travel in the off season. There’s usually a campfire at least once a week.

We usually start our staff at $12.50/hr and bump that up to $13/hr once you hit your stride. Payday is every second week. Sometimes we’ll drop some beer at the office on the in-between weeks so there’s still something to look forward to.

You’ll be at the head of the pack if you bring these to the table:

  • second language (french, german, mandarin)
  • Mi'kmaq heritage
  • equanimity
  • digital marketing experience
  • savvy with social media
  • desire to have a vegetable patch (okay, this isn’t that important, but it sure is cool)

Send a cover letter (important!) detailing what you've accomplished (in line with this job) that you're proud of and what you intend to do for us and how that'll translate to us becoming the best adventure tourism company in the world. Please include your resume, too. (info@whynotadventure.ca)

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