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WE’RE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT OUTDOOR ADVENTURES, FOOD AND CENTRAL ALBERTA

Our goal is to inspire people to play outside, explore the places we love and experience the activities we’re passionate about. We offer guided hikes, snowshoe tours, sightseeing tours, ice bubble adventures and a growing number of tours featuring Central Alberta’s local food and beverages. As far as we’re concerned, food is part of all great adventures. It keeps us fueled on the trail, helps us slow down to enjoy the moment over lunch, and gives us an excuse to get together and share the memories we’ve made along the way.

From telling our story to crunching numbers, from guiding tours to making lunches, we do it all ourselves in-house. Want to join the team?

 

Current Openings

We’re not currently actively looking to fill any positions. Think you’d be a great fit with out team? Send us a message and we’ll keep you in mind when we’re hiring.

 

Other Positions

Here’s a few of the positions we’ve hired for in the past.

 

ICE POP MAKER

Your Role

We handcraft every ice pop at our Basecamp + Cafe. You’ll be working hard in our small kitchen, making batches of ice pops from scratch, packaging them and cleaning up after yourself.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, you’ll be responsible for anything and everything involved in making our ice pops. This includes:

  • Keeping a safe work environment;
  • Blending, pouring and extracting ice pops;
  • Packaging and labelling;
  • Washing dishes, cleaning the kitchen and sanitizing equipment;
  • Following processes to ensure quality and consistency;
  • Helping develop new flavours;
  • Helping the team whenever needed.

About You

You’re the right person if you have:

  • A love for ice pops and handcrafted food;
  • Positive energy, pride in everything you do and outstanding work ethic;
  • The ability to think on your feet;
  • The desire to learn and the willingness to ask for help;
  • The ability to handle deadlines and a fast paced environment;
  • The ability to stand for the duration of your shift and to lift 50 pounds;
  • Basic math, reading and writing skills.

The Details

This is a part-time position (can be combined with the Market Sales position or the Casual Guide position). Shifts are 3 to 5 hours long starting at 2 pm, Monday to Friday. You must be able to commit to a minimum of 3 shifts per week.

This is a seasonal position until August 31, 2018. There is potential for employment beyond that as part of the kitchen and production team.

Starting wage is $15 per hour.

MARKET SALES

Your Role

We sell our handcrafted ice pops at markets throughout Central Alberta. You’ll be working the carts, talking with lots people of people in a busy environment and cleaning up after yourself.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, you’ll be responsible for anything and everything involved in selling our ice pops at the markets. This includes:

  • Keeping a safe work environment;
  • Preparing and organizing all the materials and supplies required for the event;
  • Engaging guests, selling ice pops and promoting all aspects of Pursuit Adventures;
  • Managing cash, product inventory and company equipment;
  • Cleaning the carts, sanitizing equipment and filing reports after each event;
  • Following processes to ensure a great guest experience;
  • Recommending new flavours based on market feedback;
  • Helping the team whenever needed.

About You

You’re the right person if you have:

  • A love for ice pops, handcrafted food and the outdoors;
  • Experience in customer service or promotions;
  • An obsession with providing every guest with a great experience;
  • A willingness to go above and beyond, to jump in and get your hands dirty;
  • The understanding of what it takes to execute a successful event;
  • The ability to think on your feet;
  • The desire to learn and the willingness to ask for help;
  • Positive energy, pride in everything you do and outstanding work ethic;
  • The ability to handle deadlines and a fast paced environment;
  • The ability to stand for the duration of your shift and to lift 50 pounds;
  • Basic math, reading and writing skills.

The Details

This is a part-time position (can be combined with the Ice Pop Maker position). You must be available to work Wednesdays from 2:30 pm to 7 pm and Saturdays from 8 am to 4:30 pm. Additional shifts may be available for various events throughout the summer.

This is a seasonal position until September 1, 2018. There is potential for employment beyond that as part of the Basecamp + Cafe team.

Starting wage is $15 per hour.

CASUAL GUIDE

Your Role

You’ll be working directly with guests, delivering great experiences and ensuring a safe environment.

All guides are expected to drive charters and shuttles in addition to guiding tours. You can focus on specific areas like hiking, sightseeing or food but we prefer guides who are willing to cross train and deliver the full roster of adventure we offer.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, you’ll be responsible for anything and everything involved in delivering tours. This includes:

  • Keeping a safe work environment;
  • Preparing and organizing all the materials and supplies required for the tour;
  • Engaging guests and promoting all aspects of Pursuit Adventures;
  • Operating a 16 passenger bus, passenger van or car in a safe, legal and comfortable manner;
  • Delivering tours according to established itineraries;
  • Managing cash, product inventory and company equipment;
  • Cleaning the vehicles, checking equipment and filing reports after each tour;
  • Following processes to ensure a great guest experience;
  • Recommending new tours and activities based on market feedback;
  • Helping the team whenever needed.

About You

You’re the right person if you have:

  • A love for the outdoors and Central Alberta;
  • An obsession with providing every guest with a great experience;
  • A love for sharing and connecting with people;
  • Group management skills, including being a confident and engaging public speaker;
  • Knowledge of the local area and a natural curiosity to explore;
  • The ability to work independently for long hours in all kind of weather conditions;
  • A willingness to go above and beyond, to jump in and get your hands dirty;
  • The ability to think on your feet;
  • The desire to learn and the willingness to ask for help;
  • Positive energy, pride in everything you do and outstanding work ethic;
  • A class 4 Alberta driver’s license with a clean record;
  • A current standard first aid certificate;
  • The ability to do the activities offered on tours and to lift 50 pounds;

The Details

This is a casual position with no guaranteed hours. You must be available to work various shifts including Saturdays and evenings.

We provide in house training to make sure you are comfortable driving our vehicles and that you have the tools needed to deliver our tours. Specific tours may require that you obtain additional certifications before you can be considered to guide them.

Starting wage is $15 to $17 per hour.

How To Apply

Email your resume to Danielle Fortin, Operations Manager, at danielle@pursuitadventures.ca. In your cover email, answer the following questions:

  • Why do you want to work for Pursuit Adventures?
  • What’s your favourite food to cook on a campfire?
  • What’s your favourite outdoor activity?

Come For A Visit

We're located in Capstone at Riverlands, near the trails of Waskasoo Park and Downtown Red Deer. Stop by to plan your next adventure, rent the gear you need and grab a bite with friends. 

While you're in the neighbourhood make sure to check out some of our great neighbours like Wild Brewing Co, Purearth Organics, DOSE Coffee and Troubled Monk Brewery.

You'll find us at #10 5579 47 Street in Cronquist Business Park.

Hours

  • Monday: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Tuesday: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Wednesday: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Thursday: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Friday: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

We're open for check-in 10 minutes prior to departure for all tours.

Basecamp + Cafe by Pursuit Adventures