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NATURE / OUTDOOR GUIDE

Position: Outdoor Experience Guide
Organization: Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve Ltd.
Location: Haliburton Forest, Haliburton / Dysart et al, Ontario

ABOUT US:

Haliburton Forest is a diverse company with two divisions and many businesses. It is an outdoor lover’s paradise and a wood lover’s dream. It is a research facility and an education centre. Haliburton Forest is 100,000 acres, 100 lakes, and millions of trees, and it is home to countless creatures. Above all, and always, it is a sustainably managed forest.

We provide year-round employment to 150 people and work closely with 30 independent contractors. With a skilled management team and a tight operational focus, our business strategy is to be environmentally sustainable, socially responsible, and economically viable in everything that we do.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting directly to Lead Guide, and indirectly to the General Manager, Tourism & Recreation, this person will be responsible for guiding guests on our Canopy Tour (Tree Top Boardwalk) as well as facilitating occasional group programing for all ages.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Providing safe and exciting experiences for our guests
  • Interpreting different aspects of the natural world
  • Assisting with the maintenance of the Canopy Tour, outdoor gear and related facilities
  • Providing excellent customer service working with a variety of groups including both general public and other team members
  • Maintaining a clean and safe work environment
  • Performing all tasks in accordance with company safety policies
  • Performs all tasks in accordance with established safe work practices and standards, operating procedures
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Post-secondary education in Tourism & Recreation, Outdoor Education, Fish and Wildlife, Forestry, or related field
  • Previous experience teaching and facilitating group experiences
  • High ropes/climbing/belaying experience (asset)
  • First Aid / CPR certification
  • Bronze cross or similar training/certification (asset)
  • Additional languages spoken and understood an (asset)
  • Experience with canoeing tripping and overnight hiking trips
  • Flexibility to work overtime as required

Must be

  • Self-driven
  • Outgoing with a positive attitude
  • Comfortable presenting in front of groups as well as one on one
  • Safety conscious
  • Comfortable and confident working at heights
  • Experienced at safely managing groups of varying interests and dynamics

HOURS OF WORK:

  • 40 hours per week
  • Contract from May 2 to October 14 with the possibility of an extension
  • Flexibility with start date
  • Weekend work required, may include evening programming and overnight tripping

COMPENSATION, BENEFITS & PERKS:

  • Compensation will be determined based on the experience of the candidate
  • Recreational access to the 100,000 acres of private land owned and managed by Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve
  • The opportunity to work with an exceptional group of people!

Come work and play with us in the forest and apply to: hr@haliburtonforest.com !

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 10 2022    ID: 64378