Kayak Company Hiring Tour Guide Positions at Lake Mead | News

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – With the spring and summer seasons fast approaching, Evolution Expeditions is hiring for part-time and full-time kayak guide positions and shuttle guide positions at Lake Mead National Recreation. Area.

According to a press release, kayak guides are responsible for leading visitors on kayak tours and hikes through Black Canyon on the lower Colorado River, as well as assisting with river launches and retrieves. Shuttle guides are responsible for driving guests to and from Las Vegas, the company says.

Evolution Expeditions notes that candidates interested in kayak guide positions must participate in an outdoor training program to practice kayak rescues, emergency response training and gain knowledge of the natural history of the area. . Guides will also learn operational procedures such as how to properly wash kayaks and set up designated beach areas for guests, according to the statement.

Upon completion of the training, each guide will also earn a Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certificate and a CPR certificate. The next training for new guides will take place from February 24 to March 1.

New recruits must also complete one to two weeks shadowing experienced kayak guides on tours, says Evolution Expeditions.

“For those who are passionate about the outdoors and looking for a great team atmosphere, Evolution Expeditions offers incredible opportunities,” said Chris Cherney, Owner of Evolution Expeditions. “Guides will spend the season enjoying some of Lake Mead National Recreation Area’s most scenic kayaking and hiking spots while educating and entertaining guests from around the world.”

The company specifies that interested candidates must be 18 years old to guide kayak tours and 28 years old to drive shuttles.

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