Paddler Co-op is currently hiring Instructors for various contracts and positions.  We are a very unique organization that offers a wide range of programs and therefore require a very wide range of employees and availability.

Our fantastic working conditions come with variable scheduling to fit your lifestyle and tailor made programming to accommodate your skill sets.  We are always open to new and adverse programming ideas that you may bring.

At Paddler Co-op, your summer is what you make it!

We are seeking staff that are…

  • Capable of offering a high level of customer service to clientsSam Samaya Daegen
  • Strong in a kayak, canoe, raft or all three!
  • Self directed and motivated.
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism.
  • Able to exercise strong judgment skills.
  • Able to plan and facilitate a wide range of courses, including, but not limited to, canoeing, kayaking, rafting and land based programming.

Requirements for Lead Instructors:

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Wilderness Advanced First Aid (40 hr course) for on site instructing
  • Wilderness First Responder for any overnight or down river instructing
  • SRT, REC3 PRO or equivalent certified 3 day whitewater rescue course
  • Current Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector Check.
  • Please note applicants certified with ORCKA, Paddle Canada, WFR or NLS will be given priority of contracts.

Requirements for Junior Instructors:

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  • Previous on water experience
  • Self Motivated and open minded
  • Willing to progress as a paddler and facilitator
  • Willing to participate in feedback
  • Self transportation required

Part Time Office Assistant:

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Self Motivated
  • Capable of office duties including; answering the phone, greeting customers, completing purchases, comfortable using email communication and computer operating systems.
  • Available most weekends (July and August)
  • Self transportation required
  • Previous experience in an office setting is an asset, but not required.
  • Competitive hourly wage based on experience

Instructor Salaries based on certifications and experience, paid according to daily rate, bi weekly.

Please send current resume and if applicable, current certifications and river log/resume to

We look forward to hearing from you!

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