Expedition Guide
Seamax International Cruise Ship Employment Services
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
9d ago

Description :

Expedition Guides are part of a cohesive Expedition team whose goal is to inspire guests and help them

understand and have an appreciation for what they are experiencing during their cruise. Guides are supervised

by the Expedition Leader and work in teams of 2-5 members, along with the full vessel crew. Their primary

responsibilities include guiding and interpretation as well as onboard presentations and narration. They

interpret topics ranging from geology, geography, glaciology, marine biology, natural history and cultural

history, current issues in local destinations, and local flora and fauna. Expedition Guides lead groups of guests

on hikes ranging from shore walks to route finding, bushwhacking, and more technical hiking, skiff tours,

snorkeling, camping, paddle boarding, as well as whole and half day kayak trips on a daily basis. Expedition

Guides take ownership of delivering an unforgettable vacation experience to guests through sharing their

knowledge, guiding excursions, and exemplary customer service, with an emphasis on safety.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Lead hiking and kayaking expeditions in remote wilderness settings with few or no defined trails,

utilizing safety standards and route finding skills

Work within a cohesive and cooperative team led by the Expedition Leader, with heavy emphasis on

communication and teamwork

Confidently and competently lead groups of up to 20 guests in the field and on the water, and create

an enjoyable experience for guests even when an excursion does not go as planned. Heavy emphasis

on customer service, dynamic thinking and safety

Provide in the field, hands-on interpretation, and thematic, formal onboard presentations that are

integrated into a week-long interpretive program, and wildlife narration utilizing interactive tools such

as maps, charts, guidebooks, power point, microscopes and spotting scopes to involve the guests

Develop and deliver educational presentations covering environmental science, history, or other

relevant topics to the itinerary as assigned by the EL for up to 90 guests

Cultivate the guest experience by focusing on the observation of the surrounding geology, flora and

fauna by encouraging passengers to spend as much time on deck exploring and experiencing the

natural surroundings that may go unnoticed

Maintain the cleanliness, order and function of all Expedition tools, including kayaks, paddleboards,

camping equipment, electronics and snorkeling gear

Assist in general shipboard tasks during the operating season, including loading stores, laundry,

garbage, and luggage.

Maintain a professional demeanor and appearance amongst crew and guests at all times, while living

in a close community setting.

Requirements : QUALIFICATIONS

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum one year of naturalist interpretation or environmental education in the field and formal

presentations for groups of up to 90 participants

Demonstrable written and verbal communications including interpretive materials and presentations

development

Minimum education of a Bachelor of Science in natural and / or cultural history, or other relevant field

of study, or equivalent experience

Minimum one year professional experience leading small groups in remote field settings and on the

water

Exceptional and demonstrable customer service and problem solving skills

A strong preference for working in a team setting

Prior small ship cruise industry experience strongly preferred

First Aid / CPR and Wilderness First Responder Certified

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