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Instructor/Tour Guide

Salary Range:DOE
Employment Type:Seasonal - Part Time
Employer:Boating In DC

Are you looking for a Summer opportunity? Do you enjoy spending your time by the water? Are you responsible? If your answer is yes, apply now!

Boating In DC, a division of Guest Services, Inc., is hiring for a self-motivated, relaible, and responsible Instructor/Tour Guide to join our team!

Location: The Wharf. Ball Park, National Harbor



Teach beginning and intermediate Kayaking and/or SUP skills to customers and junior staff. Additional opportunities to lead small group informative tours on the lake/river on Kayak or SUP or teach SUP Yoga/Fit and Universal Access programs. Provide supervision of the water to ensure safe boating operations. Opportunity to assist with rentals, boating pass members and groups. 



  • Teach beginning and intermediate Kayaking and/or SUP 
  • Lead and guide clients on an informative tour
  • Teach SUP Yoga/Fit and Universal Access programs (depending on location and certifications)
  • Assist customers
  • Leading/teaching groups of adults and children
  • Ensuring safety and supervision of on the water activities
  • Manage the registrations and paperwork of designated programming
  • Other duties as required
  • Working weekend and holiday hours required




  • Customer Service skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of boating, such as kayaking, SUP, etc.
  • At least one year teaching experience with at least one type of boating discipline such as kayaking, canoeing, etc. 

One of the following will be required depending on the discipline you are teaching

  • American Canoe Association Level 1 (minimum)  Certifications Kayak or SUP (can be trained by company upon hire)
  • National Fitness Certification minimum AFAA or YOGA certification
  • American Canoe Association Tour Guide Kayak or Stand Up Paddle
  • Drivers License
  • Red Cross CPR , First Aid


The work required is moderately physically demanding and requires a medium level of physical fitness. You will be required to do the following:

Activity                        Approximate %

Standing > 2 Hours      80%

Lifting > 20Lbs.            30%

Twisting                       10%

Kneeling                      10%

Swimming                    5%

Squatting                    10%

I understand that this job description contains important information about the job at Boston Outdoor Recreation, Inc I am applying for and that I am expected to read the job description and familiarize myself with its contents.

Veterans, Minorities, People with Disabilities and Women especially encouraged to apply.

Guest Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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