Bicycle Tour Guide & other employment opportunities
Freewheeling Adventures headquarters are located in Nova Scotia, Canada. With the exception of friends and partners in distant destinations, all staff and members of the guiding team work or travel from the Nova Scotian headquarters, and must be able and ready to work legally in Canada.
Here are current or anticipated opportunities:
Seasonal Bike Tour Guides & Walking Guides.
During the spring/summer/autumn season, guides are needed for cycling or hiking trips in Canada and Europe. Successful applicants normally begin with self-guided assignments on a part-time basis, and can advance quickly to full-time. Most candidates need Canadian citizenship, first aid training, and a class 4 driver's license (10-25 passengers) with a good driving record. Helpful assets include bicycle maintenance familiarity and some familiarity with our areas of travel. Compassion, high-energy, good written reporting, and a service mentality are required. A good eye for photography is also helpful. If you are prepared to begin on an occasional or part-time basis, and have the means to live close to our HQ in Nova Scotia or one of our trip locations, please contact us. Even when nothing is immediately available, we will keep your application on file for near-future opportunities. We will need guides for 2016, and for 2015 in Newfoundland.
Seasonal Sea-Kayak Guides.
During the spring and summer, sea-kayak guides are occassionally needed for trips in Nova Scotia and PEI. Successful applicants usually begin part-time, with day trips, basic instruction, and occasional extended trips, and advance to full-time and camping expeditions as needs and skills progress. Candidates need Canadian citizenship, first aid training, a good driving record, and familiarity with navigation, safety, and the marine environment. Leadership traits, high-energy, and a service mentality are required. It helps to be able to prepare attractive picnics and hot meals in sometimes adverse conditions. We have no immediate need, but if you would like to be on our standby team, now is a good time to contact us.
We sometimes need bicycle mechanics capable of building, maintaining, repairing, and storing a fleet of bicycles through the spring, summer, and autumn season, mid-May to mid-September. Successful candidates will be good at keeping bikes in perfect condition, diagnosing repair issues quickly, maintaining good records, and keeping a tidy work space. Benefits include access to great equipment deals.
Reservations, Administration, and Reception Staff.
If you are organized, you pay attention to details, you like a friendly office environment, are a good compassionate communicator both verbally and in writing, and are interested in healthy activity and travel, we need you. You must be willing to live close to our HQ in Hubbards, Nova Scotia, and to work as part of a team. Benefits include the active opportunities of the business and its oceanfront setting. These jobs arise on an irregular basis, and it can be helpful for both of us if we know about your interest. We no longer need full-time help for the summer of 2015, but will be looking again early in 2016.
Logistics management & trip planning.
We are occasionally looking for help with trip planning and coordinating. You should be good with mapping, writing, internet research, and travel. Schedule is flexible - busier in summer than winter. Location is near Hubbards, NS.
Creative Sales and Marketing.
We sometimes seek help with administration of marketing accounts and advertising. You should have basic skills in graphic design, Google and web advertising, and a keen interest in tracking results of your efforts. You must be willing to live close to our HQ in Hubbards, Nova Scotia, and to work as part of a team.
If you would like to work with us in any of these positions, please apply in writing, by email, fax, or mail.
Email: freewheeling.ca; Fax: 902-857-3612; Mail: 2118 Route 329, Hubbards, NS, B0J 1T0