Work with Us

An opportunity to experience Sicilian culture and paddle Aeolian Islands’s majestic coastline!

Are you passionate about sea kayaking, stand up paddle? Do you dream of spending your summer working and living on a beautiful Italian island?  If you are a qualified applicant then you may want to try to land these position. Sicily in Kayak has the following sea kayak job employment opportunities available. For motivated, outgoing, friendly, mature and professional individuals with proper credentials.
We are seeking individuals to fill openings in all of our 2 guide levels:

1)Sea Kayak/SUP Guide
2)Apprentice Sea Kayak/SUP Guide 


Sea Kayak/SUP Guide    

Position: Sea Kayak/SUP Guide 
Hours: Flexible work conditions - Work days and hours will vary with the season and the weather
Job location: Aeolian Islands
Base: Vulcano Island
Season: From June to September 2021 (4 months) 

We're hiring! We are looking for a proactive and passionate Kayak/SUP Guides to be a part of the team this summer. You must share a passion for sustainable tourism, love the outdoors and thrive on delivering an awesome customer experience. It’s all hands on deck - you’ll be working in a varied environment; guiding trips, managing beach rentals, driving our clients and instructing. We’re a small team, so it’s key that you’re enthusiastic about all areas of our business. Sicily in kayak is a locally owned kayak and stand-up-paddleboard business, offering both guided and unguided sea kayak excursions, guided multy day trips, freedom rentals and Kayak/SUP instruction. We provide a safe, professional and honest service and are looking for like-minded people to join our awesome team. You must also be available for our staff training weeks before the season start. 

Skills we are looking for:

- a BCU 4 Star Sea kayak Leader or equivalent (E.P.P.3)
- a valid First Aid certificate
- a valid driver’s license (willingness to tow a trailer and transport guests)
- EU citizenship (or valid work visa for Sicilia)
- very good spoken English and French (Italian is a HUGE plus)
- a very safety-conscious attitude
- customer Service experience

- a friendly, outgoing personality and a passion for helping people of all ages and backgrounds
- Highly organised and can work well under pressure
- 16 weeks available (June / September)

Sicily in kayak will provide with:
Accommodation Vulcano for 2 people to share possibly
Personal use of a bike
Training before the begin of the season (1-2 weeks)
The potential for longer term or repeat seasonal employment
Wages after the full training: € 1.000,00 / month 
+ potential for tips and performance bonus(es)
No meals are includid

Duties and responsibilities:
A Sicily in kayak Sea kayak Guide will be instructed in the management of Half or Full day excursions on Vulcano, Lipari and Salina islands.  
A Sicily in kayak Sea kayak Guide will be instructed in the management of multi-day trips around Vulcano, Lipari, Salina, Panarea, Filicudi e Stromboli islands.

A Sicily in kayak Sea kayak Guides will rent out sea kayaks/SUP and ensure that this safety information is properly conveyed to our rental clients before they depart from the base.
Keep the sea kayak centre and the common areas with the guides, including the kitchen and bathroom at the nautical base clean and ordered.
Keep all the equipment (Sea Kayak/SUP/Sail boat) wash, dry, order and clean including the support van and trailers.
Help with the quality control of equipment.
Take appropriate action to promote and sell sea kayaking/SUP in Vulcano.

Sea Kayak/SUP Guide Hiring Season

If you are highly motivated to become a Sea Kayak/SUP Guide  than please send us a covering letter describing your desire to become a Sea Kayak/SUP Guide a long with a current résumé and two references, please include the reference’s name, phone number and e-mail address. We accept and welcome applications all year round.
The following is an overview of the process we use for selecting our Sea Kayak Guide :

Step 1  – Initial applicant CV review (Level of sea kayak certification - Sea kayak guiding experience - Drivers licence grade-References)
Step 2  – First interview (via Whatsapp with live video)
Step 3  – Contact references
Step 4 – Second interview (via Whatsapp with live video)
Step 5 – Offer of a Sea Kayak  Guide position to successful applicant/s
Applicants who do not have access to interview with live video will not be considered for a position.
Please note: Sicily in kayak receives many more applications each year than we have positions to fill. It is to your advantage to submit your application as soon as possible. In the event that an  Sea Kayak/SUP Guide is granted all the season  they will be expected to provide security to ensure that they in fact will complete the full 16 week.

For more information please contact  Eugenio at Phone or Whatsapp +39 333 3178800 or  e-mail



Address: Via Ville di Levante 98050 Vulcano
Telephone-WhatsApp: +393333178800

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