Spirit Bear Lodge Naturalist/Guide Contract in Klemtu, BC

Spirit Bear Lodge

Branch Klemtu BC CA

Klemtu, BC

Some training and certification may be provided. Able to cope with the physical demands of the job. Our Ideal Candidate….

Job Summary

Our Ideal Candidate

Spirit Bear Lodge is seeking dynamic wildlife guides with a passion for the coastal wildlife of British

Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience relevant to guiding in outdoor wilderness

areas and will have a keen interest in local wildlife ecology, natural history, and First Nations culture.

They must be comfortable leading groups of 8-10 people in a remote setting and have some

experience operating small marine vessels. Energy, passion, and reliability are musts; plus they

need to have excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills.


1. Ensure safety of guests at all times

2. Maintain a high level of guest satisfaction with the goal to exceed expectations

Character Traits

  • Have a team approach and able to accept any responsibility/task assigned
  • Patient and tactful
  • Understanding and accepting of different cultures
  • Good organisational skills
  • Excellent general knowledge of BC and the Coastal area
  • Problem-solving skills and ability to think logically
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job.

Responsibilities and Duties

Responsibilities (Include but not limited to the following)

  • Meet guests on arrival and make introductions help with luggage and assigned accommodation
  • Lead tour groups in the remote wilderness of the British Columbia central coast; advise guests of natural history and wildlife ecology.
  • Attend to operational problems such as unfavorable weather conditions, first aid, and ensure guest comfort while out in the field
  • Keep in touch with skippers and lodge via VHF radio
  • Maintain written reports of daily activities and carry out other administrative work
  • Help maintain and store all gear
  • Present evening presentations

Qualifications and Skills


Required Certification Prior to Contract Start Date

  • Current Wilderness First Aid (minimum 40hrs)
  • Small Vessel Operator’s Proficiency certificate (SVOP)
  • Marine Emergency Duties A3 (MED A3)
  • Restricted Operator’s Certificate (ROC)
  • Bear Guide Endorsement



  • Experience and Certification will dictate daily rate compensation
  • Shared gratuity between all Spirit Bear Lodge employees
  • Some training and certification may be provided
  • Meals and accommodation provided
  • Transportation stipend

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Required experience:

  • naturalist or guide: 1 year

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Klemtu, BC, CA
Posted on: 2018-01-21
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