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Working at Ecomarine Paddlesport Centres

Ecomarine 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 courses
  • Access to kayaks, boards and equipment for personal use
  • Staff Purchase Program
  • Flexible Hours
  • Staff events and parties, paddling trips and more..

Positions Available

Youth Kayak Camp Coordinator

The Kayak Camp Coordinator is responsible for ensuring our summer kayak camps are an amazing experience for our participants and parent or guardians.  Prior to the start of camps in July you will be responsible for planning and preparing for camps, including developing new activities, marketing materials and preparing equipment.  You will also assist in delivering school group kayaking programs, in order to gain experience working with youth on the water.

See full job posting here. Deadline extended until filled.


Jericho Manager
Are you interested in a management role on one of Vancouver’s Best Beaches? This position is responsible for the day to day operation of our Jericho Beach location, including supervising a small team, maintaining our fleet of kayaks and helping thousands of renters get out on the water.
See the full job posting here and apply ASAP through the retail & rental application form


Summer Retail & Rental Staff at both locations
Applications accepted from Jan-June, most hiring occurs in Feb, March & April.  Apply in person at Granville Island location (Mon-Thurs) or use the online form below.

Responsibilities include:

  • Opening and closing rental operations, moving equipment
  • Processing rental reservations and financial transactions
  • Giving safety orientations to renters before they depart the dock or beach
  • Maintenance and cleaning of equipment and facilities
  • Booking guests into Ecomarine tours and lessons
  • See the full posting here


Inventory Manager

We are looking for a friendly, professional, and highly organized person to join our growing team as an Inventory Manager/Buyer.  If you are familiar with sea kayaks, stand up paddleboards, soft goods and other paddlesport categories as well as passionate about learning new products then check out the posting here.

See the full job posting here.  Deadline extended to March 19th, 2018


Kayak and SUP Instructors and Guides  – more information on becoming an instructor or guide here

Hiring for kayak and/or SUP instructors and guides in 2018 is complete.  Thank you to everyone that applied!


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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