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Job Opportunities For Summer 2017

December 15, 2015

Living Adventure is a great place to be! In the summer we have about 30 people on staff working across four departments: guides, kitchen, boat house and office.  WE’RE STILL LOOKING FOR SEA KAYAKING GUIDES & INTERNS FOR THE 2017 SUMMER!!  We work as a team for the end result of providing great experiences for our customers.  A summer at Living Adventure means learning, growing, having fun and developing great friendships. The atmosphere is supportive, professional and real. Our facility is located ON THE LAKE! It’s a beautiful campus with gardens, landscape art and a fantastic view out into the Apostle Islands. We launch and land many of our overnight trips from our adventure center.




Office: the ‘CPU’ hub of living adventure, people who work here are on the phone with reservations, checking in arriving and departing trip guests, running credit card machines, faxes, cash registers and computers! Helpful qualities include being a multi-tasking, friendly, quick thinking individual. Previous knowledge of the Apostle Islands area is helpful, but not a stopper.


Boat House: working in field operations includes handling a lot of kayaks for one thing! You’ll drive vans pulling trailers of kayaks, load and unload boats, schedule kayaks and equipment for the next day’s use, repair all kinds of gear, and assist the guides in prepping and returning gear from their trips. Customer interface is part of the job as you help in greeting and ‘chatting up’ the guests.

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Kitchen: preparing and packing food for the day and overnight trips in our new kitchen space is a pleasure. You’ll make humus and pesto, wrap bundles of white fish almandine, chop veggies and roll up a zillion turkey pesto wraps! It’s a lively atmosphere with guides checking in and out. You’ll interface with the office staff as well as you share information on numbers and food preferences of trip guests.

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Guides: positions for guides range from our intern program for those relatively new to sea kayaking to openings for experienced leaders wanting to run multi-day trips in the Apostle Islands. Our in-house training is rigorous and lead by some of the best coaches around. You’ll learn the latest sea kayaking technical skills and rescues along with state of the art leadership strategies.

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Give us a call to explore available options for the summer of 2015 that may resonate with your short and long terms plans. Summer job or growing career, we can say with confidence your time at Living Adventure will be a lifetime landmark for you.


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