Working at Ecomarine Paddlesport Centres

Work Jobs Kayak SUP Outdoor Tourism Vancouver BC CanadaEcomarine is always looking for people who share in our passion for paddle sports and the outdoors. Employment with Ecomarine is hard work, but fun and rewarding at the same time. Ecomarine Paddlesport Centres has been a family run business since 1980, with ethical policies and a mandate to make a positive difference to everyone in our community.

Ecomarine is composed of the following four key departments and we have employment opportunities within each. Most positions begin in May and continue throughout the summer until early-mid September.

  1. Instruction & guiding
  2. Retail
  3. Rental facilities & equipment
  4. Administration & programming


  • Working with an excellent team of paddling and outdoor enthusiasts
  • Possibly the best work locations in the city with facilities at Granville Island and Jericho Beach
  • Advancing your paddling skills with some of Vancouver’s best paddlers through workshops and lessons
  • Access to kayaks, boards and equipment for personal use
  • Staff Purchase Program
  • Flexible Hours
  • Staff events and parties, paddling trips and more..

Positions Available

Kayak and SUP Instructors and Guides 

Being an instructor is a hugely rewarding and fun occupation. If you have a passion for paddling, an interest in developing your skills, and most importantly a desire to share the sport with others, we would love to talk to you about joining our team!

Most of your work time is spent with participants out on our local waterways in kayaks or on SUPs. You are
responsible for keeping clients safe and for providing an enjoyable and memorable experience that meets or
exceeds the participant’s expectations.

While it is beneficial if you have significant kayaking or SUP experience, we do offer skills as well as instructor training opportunities in the spring to get you ready to be a great instructor.

For our 2019 season we are hiring for a few full time as well as several part time positions.
We will start interviewing candidates in February 2019 until all positions are filled.

Full Job Description


Youth Kayak Camp Volunteer – Ecomarine is looking for young paddlers to assist with our July & August kayak day camps at Jericho Beach.  Volunteers must have previous ocean kayaking experience. Many of our volunteers go on to be instructors. Volunteers usually come for a week at a time where they spend time assisting with camps and our rental staff with the fleet.  We are pleased to provide letters of recommendation for our volunteers and support them as they meet the volunteer hour requirements for high school graduation. Most of our volunteers are 14 – 17 years of age, however we welcome any age to apply.  Please email if interested in volunteering this summer.

Application Process

If you are interested in working with us you have two options to apply: Use our online application forms below or bring your your cover letter, resume and relevant references with you in person to our Granville Island location. Any questions, please email us at jobs[at] with the relevant position in the subject line.

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