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2016 Full Time and Part Time Whale Watching Guest Services Representatives

Ocean EcoVentures is currently seeking intelligent and organized team players to join us in Cowichan Bay B.C. for the upcoming 2015 whale watching season (April-November). We are looking for full time and part time guest service representatives to help run our day-to-day operations.

You must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and be computer savvy. Attention to detail is paramount while working in our fast paced environment. You will be expected to be able to multi-task while maintaining a positive attitude and a high level of professionalism.

An ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • A commitment to quality, a willingness to learn, and attention to detail.
  • A keen interest in learning more about marine mammals and the Salish Sea.
  • Able to work well individually, as well as within a team.
  • An appreciation and some knowledge of art and art sales.
  • Past experience working in tourism, hospitality and or customer service.
  • Past experience in front line sales.
  • Past experience using cloud based reservation and point of sale software.
  • Fluency in a second language (Spanish, Dutch, French, German, Other)

Please email a cover letter, resume and 3 work references.

2016 Full Time and Part Time Whale Watching Captains

Job Description

Zodiac Captain/Marine Naturalist.
We are looking for a Responsible and Conservative Zodiac Driver. Experience in the industry is beneficial but we will train the right person. Must have excellent communication skills and a vast knowledge of the Southern Vancouver Island Waterways and marine life.

Training and Certifications Needed

Small Vessel Operators – S.V.O.P.

For operators of small commercial vessels, this Transport Canada course provides information on regulations, seamanship, marine weather, charts and navigation, collision regulations and small vessel stability.

Marine Emergency Duties

MED A2 – Small Vessel Safety

Covering both MED A1 and MED A2 Levels, this 4 day Transport Canada approved course is designed to provide skippers of smaller commercial vessels and other seafarers with various safety related skills associated with small commercial boat operation and ensuring the safety of passengers.


Restricted Operator’s Certificate – Maritime Commercial (ROC-MC).

Naturalist Training

Must have a great understanding of our local wildlife and knowledge of the local waters surrounding Southern Vancouver Island.

Marine First Aid or Wilderness First Aid

On the Water Training

All drivers must have 60 hours of on water training in the southern Vancouver Island region.

For your marine training needs on Vancouver Island check out

Datum Marine Serviceshttp://marinetrainingbc.com/

“Our difference is that we make these classes relevant to small commercial vessel operators within the confines of the Transport Canada SVOP curriculum. Our instructors have experience driving small vessels through all weathers and all around coastal BC.”

Camosun College – Registration and Information
Phone: 250-370-3550
Toll free: 1-877-554-7555

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