Employment Opportunities

Whale Channel, Great Bear Rainforest

Working with

Outer Shores Expeditions

Outer Shores is an award-winning, fast-growing, niche adventure travel company that operates ship- and lodge-based expeditions throughout the British Columbia coast. Our guests travel from around the world to experience and learn about the wildlife, ecosystems, cultures, and communities of West Vancouver Island, based-from Outer Shores Lodge, and Haida Gwaii and the Great Bear Rainforest while living and travelling onboard our 70’classic wooden schooner, Passing Cloud.

Outer Shores is a carbon-neutral certified and Green Tourism Gold rated company and is built upon our passion and conviction that helping our guests experience first-hand and understand some of the most spectacular wildlife and ancient cultures on Earth is key to their protection and preservation. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide unique, intimate, educational, fun, and authentic small-group experiences that allow our guests to enjoy the luxury and comfort of our ship and lodge, and the knowledge and professionalism of our crew team.

Current Opportunities

Job Title

Chefs for Expedition Sailing Vessel and/or at Ocean Front Wilderness Lodge

Closing Date

January 28th, 2022

Companies

Outer Shores Expeditions (www.outershores.ca)

Outer Shores Lodge (www.outershoreslodge.ca)

About the Position

Our passionate and professional chefs are culinary-school trained, Red Seal certified, and/or and have extensive experience creating casual spreads to multi-course fine dining experiences in unique and fun culinary environments. 

Onboard the sailing vessel Passing Cloud, our chefs are responsible for delivering all daily meals and snacks for 6 guests and 4 crew, guided by our semi-set menu and supported by our Culinary Program Coordinator.

At Outer Shores Lodge, located in Bamfield, BC, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, our chefs are responsible for delivering all daily meals and snacks for up to 12 guests and 6 staff, guided by our semi-set menu and supported by our Culinary Program Coordinator.

This position requires a person who has an eye for detail, strong interpersonal skills, and experience and/or is excited about cooking in non-traditional environments. Effective organization of the kitchen/galley involves a wide range of skills including but not limited to meal planning, provisioning, food safety and hygiene as well as administration and inventory. The ideal candidate can adapt to changing circumstances, and can work independently, often on tight time schedules, while crew and guests share a small space. 

Our chefs and crew alike take great pride in preparing and serving our guests delicious meals that are healthy, plentiful, beautiful, and immersed in the ecosystems and cultural traditions of coastal BC. 

Our food philosophy holds that the cultivation, distribution, preparation, and appreciation of the food we eat are critical to our individual well-being, and the well-being of our environment. Whenever possible, we source and serve foods that are sustainably, locally, and organically grown, produced, raised, or caught in BC. 

Our chefs share a passion for enhancing guest experiences through food, utilizing local and seasonal produce, sustainably produced and harvested seafoods of our coast, sustainably and ethically raised meats. Chefs must be able to work long hours, prepare multiple meals and snacks per day and stay onboard and/or at Outer Shores Lodge for extended periods over the season.

Seasonal Contract

  • April to October, 2022

Locations

  • Onboard our 70’ classic wooden schooner Passing Cloud; multi-day sailing expeditions conducted primarily in Haida Gwaii and the Great Bear Rainforest.
  • Outer Shores Lodge, located in Bamfield, BC, on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive wage plus gratuities.
  • Transportation to/from our ship or lodge from either Victoria, Nanaimo, or Vancouver.
  • Meals, accommodation, plus the opportunity to explore and experience the amazing wildlife, wilderness and cultures of the British Columbia coast.

How to Apply

Please send CVs and a short cover letter to Russell Markel c/o [email protected]

Due to our limited ability to reply to the typically high numbers of applications we expect, only those short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Minimum Qualifications/Certifications

Duties

What We Also Look For

Job Title

Captains/Expedition Leaders for Expedition Sailing Vessel

Closing Date

January 28th, 2022

Company

Outer Shores Expeditions (www.outershores.ca)

About the Position

We’re looking for a Captain and Expedition Leader to join our professional, passionate, and energetic team for our 2022 expedition season and beyond. 

The successful candidate will captain our 70’ expedition sailing vessel, the classic wooden schooner Passing Cloud, and work closely with our crew to lead and deliver exceptional wilderness, wildlife, and cultural expeditions throughout the BC Coast.

This position requires a unique combination of marine industry qualifications, practical knowledge and experience of sailing, seamanship, vessel operations and maintenance, extensive knowledge of the BC coast, a strong environmental and educational ethic, exceptional interpersonal and leadership skills, and guest services.

Critically, candidates must thrive in a close-knit team-based environment and be genuinely excited to provide the hard work and attention to detail required to ensure that our guests have the best possible experience during their time onboard.

This position is seasonal and typically involves being onboard for 2-3 weeks at a time during our April through October expedition season; however, this position also includes the possibility of work during our off-season (Nov-March) participating in vessel repair, maintenance, and upgrades.

Seasonal Contract

  • April to October, 2022
  • November to March, 2023

Location

  • Onboard our 70’ classic wooden schooner Passing Cloud; multi-day sailing expeditions conducted primarily in Haida Gwaii and the Great Bear Rainforest.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive wage plus gratuities.
  • Transportation to/from our ship or lodge from either Victoria, Nanaimo, or Vancouver.
  • Meals, accommodation, plus the opportunity to explore and experience the amazing wildlife, wilderness and cultures of the British Columbia coast.

How to Apply

Please send CVs and a short cover letter to Russell Markel c/o [email protected]

Due to our limited ability to reply to the typically high numbers of applications we expect, only those short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Minimum Qualifications/Certifications

Duties

What We Also Look For

Job Title

Expedition Guides/Deckhands for Expedition Sailing Vessel and/or at Ocean Front Wilderness Lodge

Closing Date

January 28th, 2022

Companies

Outer Shores Expeditions (www.outershores.ca)

Outer Shores Lodge (www.outershoreslodge.ca)

About the Position

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and hard working Expedition Guide & Deckhand to join our fun, passionate, professional, and energetic team for our 2022 season. The successful candidate will play central and diverse roles at both our Outer Shores Lodge and on board our expedition sailing vessel Passing Cloud throughout our operating season.

Candidates must be self-motivated, have strong interpersonal skills, and enjoy working in a close-knit team-based environment. This role is highly diverse and provides candidates with a great work-life balance, job security and advancement, strong company culture, and an adventurous and fun lifestyle. 

Candidates must be willing and able to spend a few weeks at a time at the lodge, and up to a few weeks at a time at sea, within a season. Candidates must also thrive in wilderness environments largely isolated from phone and internet access.

The Expedition Guide and Deckhand role is twofold. Primarily for this position, you will be responsible for guiding guests and small boat operations at both Outer Shores Lodge and when on board our expedition sailing vessel Passing Cloud.

Other duties include; maintenance and cleanliness of the lodge zodiac, expedition sailboat, support of captain and chef when onboard Passing Cloud and will work under the supervision of the Lodge Managers when working at Outer Shores Lodge. This position combines working at the lodge and onboard our sailing vessel during the operating season (April – October).

Critically, candidates must be genuinely excited to provide the hard work, attention to detail, service, and professionalism required to ensure that our guests have the best possible experience during their time onboard with us as we sail and explore some the most remote and spectacular regions of the BC coast and experience the beauty of west coast Vancouver Island at the Outer Shores Lodge.

Seasonal Contract

  • April to October, 2022

Location

  • Onboard our 70’ classic wooden schooner Passing Cloud; multi-day sailing expeditions conducted primarily in Haida Gwaii and the Great Bear Rainforest.
  • Outer Shores Lodge, located in Bamfield, BC, on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive wage plus gratuities.
  • Transportation to/from our ship or lodge from either Victoria, Nanaimo, or Vancouver.
  • Meals, accommodation, plus the opportunity to explore and experience the amazing wildlife, wilderness and cultures of the British Columbia coast.

How to Apply

Please send CVs and a short cover letter to Russell Markel c/o [email protected]

Due to our limited ability to reply to the typically high numbers of applications we expect, only those short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Minimum Qualifications/Certifications

Duties at Outer Shores Lodge

Duties at Outer Shores Expeditions & SV Passing Cloud

What We Also Look For

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