Columbia Icefield Jasper Ice Odyssey Adventure Driver Guide

Pursuit Collection
Jasper, AB
Seasonal, Full-time
Pursuit Collection
Jasper, AB

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Rotating shift
Jasper, AB
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Discounted or free food
Full job description
What will be your daily pursuit?:
As an Ice Odyssey Driver Guide, you will contribute to making the Columbia Icefield Odyssey tour as memorable, entertaining and informative as possible for guests visiting from around the globe. As an Adventure Guide, you will be responsible for safely operating various types of coach buses and our unique off-road vehicles (Sherp and Ark) while delivering high-quality interpretive tour content both while operating the vehicle and outside the vehicle on the glacier.

This fun, summer job runs from April 29 until October 14, 2024!
The starting salary for this position is $26.50. You will be eligible for a $1.50/hr retention bonus for every regular hour worked.
What perks can you expect?:
$17.50 per day housing and meals (based on double occupancy)
$250 referral bonus for each peer referred.
Work in a dynamic, culturally diverse team from around the globe
Work experience in an iconic, unforgettable, and inspiring location
Free access to Pursuit attractions for staff and family, send a friend at half the price!
Discounted hotel stays under Pursuit’s lodging offerings, and discounted food & beverage and retail experiences
The chance to work in an inclusive culture and make life-long friends
Access to subsidized mental health and wellness resources
Opportunities for career growth or future work at other Pursuit locations
Access to one of the world’s most beautiful and iconic National Parks
What will you do in this job?:
Providing guests with a high-quality interpretative tour experience around the Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Glacier
Coordinating guest arrival and while on tour to ensure they have the adventure of a lifetime
Mechanical pre-trip/post-trip of assigned Coach, Ice Explorer and/or Sherp
Responsible for the safe and proper operation, care and upkeep of your daily assigned Coach/Ice Explorer/Sherp throughout the operating day including
Daily servicing/cleaning of the interior and exterior of assigned Coach/Ice Explorer/ Sherp and assisting as required for exterior cleaning
Ensuring all windows are kept clear and clean throughout the operating day
Avoiding both physical and mechanical damage to the equipment
Ensuring passengers are not in areas where vehicles are moving and properly seated during the tour
Responsible for safely loading and unloading passengers on your vehicle and being at the vehicle entrance at all times when passengers are loading/unloading
Rotating cleaning schedule of the Transfer Bay area’s, including washroom area and garbage clean up;
Supporting colleagues and loading staff with additional interpretive information, managing tour groups, tour departures and arrivals, and the loading and unloading of Coaches/Ice Explorer/ Sherp
Communicate with co-workers and management, forwarding observations and comments in a timely fashion
Uphold the high standard of environmental stewardship expected for all employees
Other duties as assigned.
What skills and experience do you need for this job?:
Experience driving a manual transmission: required
Tour guiding experience/ACMG/IGA: highly recommended
Safety first minded and motivated to be a steward of the National Park.
Organization and time management skills are a must, but a passion for making a difference for each guest and employee is the most critical aspect of this position!
Guest service-oriented mindset and a passion for delivering memorable experiences
Ability to think on the fly and outside the box to solve problems with a positive attitude
Fluent and articulate in English, able to communicate and comprehend over two-way radio, required;
Second language, an asset
Must be capable of manual duties (bend, stoop, squat and stretch), required
Must enjoy working outdoors, even in challenging mountain weather conditions
Ability to think outside the box with a positive attitude, and problem-solving skills
A fantastic sense of humor as well as a friendly, mature, energetic personality
Commitment to become an interpretive expert and ambassador through the completion of a interpretive training program (provided upon starting employment)
Mature, energetic, dependable, and self-motivated
Enjoy working with a team in a busy, fast-paced environment
Comfortable working on your feet for extended periods in an outdoor environment. Be prepared for all types of weather (Snow, Rain, Wind, Hail) at all times. The weather changes quickly at the Columbia Icefield.
Must meet the Organization grooming and appearance standards
To honour our commitment to be “Always Honest” all employees must consent to a criminal record check
Standard First-Aid or higher an as
What will your work environment be like?:
Beautiful. You’ll work in an iconic, unforgettable and inspiring locations. You’ll see amazing scenery and wildlife. You’ll participate in team events – and fun!
Independent. You’ll spend your days in and around our amazing properties.
Remote. Our home is filled with trees, lakes and blue-bird skies; rather than buildings, freeways and smog.
Busy. You need to be prepared for a physical working environment with walking, stair climbing, bending, reaching, lifting (up to 50 pounds with assistance) required
This job description describes this role at a high level, but no document can anticipate every single task, issue or project that could come up. We work as a team and believe that we succeed together – these job duties may change based on the needs of the team and company as a whole.

To handle this job successfully, any person hired must be able to perform responsibilities as described. Pursuit will make any reasonable accommodation to help a person with disabilities perform their job. This job is based in Alberta, Canada. Relocation to the area and the legal ability to work in Canada is required.

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