Job Summary - SumMAT Kayak Specialist

Seasonal, Full Time
Petra Cliffs Climbing Center and Mountaineering School is looking for a kayak instructor to join our team as the SumMAT Camp Kayak Specialist. This position helps facilitate outdoor educational adventure programming for ages 6-18 on our surrounding rivers, reservoirs, ponds and lakes. The summer season of June 12th - August 25th is a full time, seasonal position. 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Communicating with counselors to discuss where and when to meet
  • Arriving at the water site and setting up prior to the group’s arrival (dependent upon the day’s plan)
  • Teaching basic paddling skills to camp participants
  • General risk management appropriate for outdoor activities and in a river or lake location
  • Storing, repairing, and quarantining boats, paddles, and type III PFDs (provided by Petra)
  • Transporting a trailer with boats and equipment to and from water sites
  • Maintain and enforce Petra Cliffs safety standards

Qualifications, Skills 

  • Confidence explaining water hazards, paddling skills, and emergency/rescue procedures
  • Ability to work and interact with kids between the ages of 6-16
  • Ability to provide a safe and fun experience for all participants
  • Comfortable working outside in all weather conditions
  • Comfortable improvising and shifting activities for the day to keep campers engaged

Required Experience

  • Experience in paddling/water sports
  • Experience working with kids of all ages and backgrounds
  • Group facilitation

Required Licenses / Certifications

  • Wilderness First Responder / CPR
  • Swift Water Rescue Level 1 certification or equivalent

Salary commensurate with training and experience