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An opportunity to experience Sicilian culture and paddle Aeolian Islands’s majestic coastline!

Are you passionate about sea kayaking, stand up paddle? Do you dream of spending your summer working and living on a beautiful Italian island?  If you are a qualified applicant then you may want to try to land these position. SicilyinKayak has the following sea kayak job employment opportunitie available. For motivated, outgoing, friendly, mature and professional individuals with proper credentials.

Sicilyinkayak is now accepting applications for its  summer season in Sicily; 

Sea Kayak/SUP  Day Guide    

Position: Sea Kayak/SUP day Guide
Hours: Full Time
Job location: Aeolian Islands
Base: Vulcano Island
Season: May to september

A Sicilyinkayak Sea Kayak/SUP  Day Guide is an individual that is very interested in working in the outdoor industry and acquiring the knowledge necessary to be an accomplished outdoor leader. This position is designed for individuals to gain experience and develop their skills as a sea kayak guide. It is an excellent opportunity to learn and practice technical sea kayaking/SUP skills, guiding skills, gain confidence in being a leader, and become a sound decision maker. A Sicilyinkayak Day Guide will gain experience and develop their skills under the guidance of some of the industry’s highest qualified and experienced head sea kayak guide. Are you interested in the guiding profession but do not have extensive guide training or experience and can answer yes to the following questions; then the position of a Sea Kayak/SUP Day Guide might be right for you.

1. Do you have a positive outlook and attitude?
2. Have solid technical paddling skills?
3. Have done some work as a guide but not enough to be a head guide?
4. Do you have a passion for the outdoors?
5. Are you a creative and effective problem solver with great people skills?
6. Are you service minded with solid organisational skills?
7. Are you a good communicator with captivating interpretation techniques?
8. Can you communicate in more than one language(Required English and French)?
9. Are you a self-starter and motivated individual?
10. Are you charismatic and concerned with making others feel good?
11. Are you a strong team player; able to work well with others, both superiors and subordinates?
12. Do you have strong ethics and integrity?
If you have answered yes to the above 12 questions and are interested in spending a summer guiding on Sicilian’s majestic Aeolian Islands coast; then you should send us a application letter along with your resume and one professional letter of references. As we may contact the supervisors directly, please include the reference’s name, phone number and e-mail address.

We’re looking for someone who has:
- a BCU 4 Sea Star Leader Award or equivalent
- a valid First Aid certificate
- a valid driver’s license (willingness to tow a trailer and transport guests)
- EU citizenship (or valid work visa for Sicilia)
- very good spoken English and Franch (other languages are a HUGE plus)
- availability for the season (May  through September)
- a very safety-conscious attitude
- a great work ethic and commitment to providing a high-quality experience for all our guests
- the ability to quickly assess the needs and skill levels of others and tailor trips accordingly
- a friendly, outgoing personality and a passion for helping people of all ages and backgrounds

Sicilyinkayak will provide Sea Kayak/SUP Day Guide with:

Accommodation in Vulcano Island

Personal use of a vehicle (bike)

Full training at the start of the season

The potential for longer term or repeat seasonal employment

Wages : (€ 6.000,00 all the season* (or 200,00  per week for part of the season) + potential for tips and performance bonus (es))

*In the event that an  Sea Kayak/SUP Day Guide is granted all the season  they will be expected to provide security to ensure that they in fact will complete the full 20 week.

The following is a brief outline of the duties and responsibilities for a Day Guide:

Day Guide – Sea Kayak/SUP Trips Guide day trips and cruise passenger excursions on Vulcano, Lipari e Salina islands.  Day trips may include hiking and interpretations. Teach sea kayaking skills on instructional excursions; instruct the basics in paddling technique, take photos during the kayak excursion, and send by mail, at our office, within the day.
Sea Kayak/SUP Rental Sicilyinkayak rents sea kayaks/SUP in Vulcano Is., we provide a short introduction to sea kayaking/SUP and safety information as part of the rental agreement. Day Guides will rent out sea kayaks/SUP and ensure that this safety information is properly conveyed to our rental clients before they depart from the base.
Quality control Will ensure that the sea kayak centre is presentable at all times, this includes keeping the kayaks clean & dry (sponged out), stored correctly and in good repair, as well as, keeping all other equipment cleaned, dried and stored neatly and properly.
Equipment Care Take equipment inventory, for all Sicilyinkayak equipment regularly (min. once a week). This includes sea kayaking/SUP equipment, camping equipment and food preparation equipment (camping kitchens) any discrepancy shall be reported to Sicilyinkayak management immediately.
Sea Kayak Centre Duties Day Guides shall keep the sea kayak centre clean and presentable at all times, this includes their own living space as well as the group guide kitchen/living area. They are also expected to assist with other duties and chores that keep the centre of operations in Vulcano running smoothly.
Advertising and sales Distribute and replenish Sea kayak Aeolian Islands info cards to local businesses and other regional contacts, control and replace Sicilyinkayak signage in Vulcano. Take appropriate action to promote and sell sea kayaking in Vulcano.
Multi-Day trips A  Sicilyinkayak Sea kayak Day Guide may get the opportunity to assist on multi-day trips.
Some of the most important duties on a multi-day trip are listed below:

Learn to be responsible for safety and risk management on the trip

Assist with detailing special client needs and incorporating then in the day to day trip plan

Assist in the co-ordination of meal preparation

Assist in the co-ordination of  kitchen preparation/clean-up

Assisting in co-ordinating trip logistics; for example transportation, food, accommodation, cultural visits, etc…

Assist in trip preparation; including organising and packing equipment, shopping for and packing of groceries

Assist in trip clean-up; including care and maintenance of all equipment including the support van and trailers

Sea Kayak Guides can have guests in their room, in agreement with the kayak school, at the cost of € 20 per day.

Sea Kayak/SUP Day Guide Hiring Season

Our normal hiring time is January through March each year although at times, more staff is added outside this time frame.
We accept and welcome applications all year round.
The following is an overview of the process we use for selecting our Sea Kayak Day Guides:

Step 1  – initial applicant CV review (Level of sea kayak certification - Sea kayak guiding experience - Drivers licence grade-References )
Step 2  – first interview (via Whatsapp with live video)
Step 3  – contact references
Step 4 – second interview (via Whatsapp with live video)
Step 5 – offer of a Sea Kayak Day Guide position to successful applicant/s
Applicants who do not have access to Skype with live video will not be considered for a position.
Please note: Sicilyinkayak receives many more applications each year than we have positions to fill. It is to your advantage to submit your application as soon as possible.
For more information please contact  Eugenio Viviani at

Phone +39 3295381229 or Whatsapp +39 333 3178800 or  e-mail eugenio.viviani@gmail.com

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