Columbia Icefield Driver Guide Class 2

Banff Jasper Collection by Pursuit

Jasper, AB
$22 an hour - Full-time, Fixed term contract, Seasonal

What will be your daily pursuit?:
Contribute to making the Columbia Icefield Adventure and Columbia Icefield Skywalk experiences as memorable, entertaining and informative as possible for guests visiting from around the globe.
What perks can you expect?:
For the 2022 summer season at the Columbia Icefield, team members will enjoy;
Almost free housing and meals, as it’s a taxable benefit
$500 referral bonus for each peer referred
An end of season bonus once you complete your contract
Work in a dynamic, culturally diverse team from around the globe
Work experience in an iconic, unforgettable, and inspiring location
Free access to Pursuit attractions for staff and family, send a friend at half the price!
Discounted hotel stays under Pursuit’s lodging offerings, and discounted food & beverage and retail experiences
A safe work environment with structured COVID procedures and vaccination policies
The chance to work in an inclusive culture and make life-long friends
Access to subsidized mental health and wellness resources
Opportunities for career growth or future work at other Pursuit locations
Access to one of the world’s most beautiful and iconic National Parks
What will you do in this job?:
Work this summer in one of the most beautiful places in the world! Experience the world class hiking, climbing, staff parties, group events and make memories that will last a lifetime! Learn to drive one of our 6 x 6 Ice Explorer buses and provide awesome guest experiences while providing informative and inspiring tours.

As a Driver Guide you will contribute to making the Columbia Icefield Adventure and Columbia Icefield Skywalk experiences as memorable, entertaining and informative as possible for guests visiting from around the globe. A Driver Guide is responsible for safely operating various types of coach buses and unique Ice Explorer vehicles while delivering high quality interpretive tour content in a professional and interactive manner, meeting the service goals and expectations of Pursuit.

This is a multi-faceted position and can include any, or all, of the following:
Provide guests with a full tour on the local area
Mechanical pre-trip/post-trip of assigned Coach or Ice Explorer
Responsible for the safe and proper operation/care and upkeep of your daily assigned Coach/Ice explorer throughout the operating day including
Daily servicing/cleaning of the interior/exterior of assigned Coach or Ice Explorer and assisting as required for exterior cleaning
Ensure all windows are kept clear and clean throughout the operating day
Avoid both physical and mechanical damage to the equipment
Ensure passengers are not in areas where vehicles are moving and properly seated during the tour
Responsible for safely loading and unloading passengers on your coach, always being at the coach entrance when passengers are loading/unloading
Rotating cleaning schedule of the transfer bay areas, including washroom area and garbage clean up
Support team members and loading staff with additional interpretive information, managing tour groups, tour departures and arrivals
Communicate with co-workers and management, forwarding observations and comments in a timely fashion
Uphold the high standard of environmental stewardship expected for all employees
Other duties as assigned
What skills and experience do you need for this job?:
Class 2 License with (air brake) Q endorsement, Required
If you don't have a Class 2 license, we will pay & train you for your class 2 – Starting wage for training is $17.50/hr
Organization and time management skills are a must, but a passion for making a difference for each guest and employee is the most important aspect of this position!
Dedication to operating in a safe, reliable and courteous manner at all times while working as a driver. Driving responsibly above all else and adapting the driving to road and weather conditions.
Guest service-oriented mindset and a passion for delivering memorable experiences
Ability to think on the fly and outside the box to solve problems with a positive attitude
Fluent and articulate in English, able to communicate and comprehend over two-way radio, required. Second language, an asset
Must be capable of manual duties (bend, stoop, squat and stretch)
A fantastic sense of humor as well as a friendly, mature, energetic personality
Commitment to become an interpretive expert and ambassador through the completion of a week-long interpretive training program (provided upon starting employment)
Enjoy working with a team in a busy, fast-paced environment
Comfortable working on your feet for extended periods in an outdoor environment. Be prepared for all types of weather (Snow, Rain, Wind, Hail) always. The weather changes quickly at the Columbia Icefield.
Must meet the Organization grooming and appearance standards
To honour our commitment to be “Always Honest” all employees must consent to a criminal record check
Standard First-Aid or higher an asset
What will your work environment be like?:
This fun, summer job runs from April or May to October, 2022.

Team members with a Class 2 Alberta Driver's Licence with (air brake) Q endorsement $22/hour + performance and retention bonus

First year drivers who will be trained start at $17.50/hour + performance and retention bonus
Beautiful. You’ll work in iconic, unforgettable and inspiring locations. You’ll see amazing scenery and wildlife. You’ll participate in team events – and fun!
Independent. You’ll spend your days in and around national parks.
Remote. Our home is filled with trees, lakes and blue-bird skies; rather than buildings, freeways and smog. Connect with friends around a bonfire instead of through WiFi
Busy. You need to be prepared for a physical working environment with walking, stair climbing, bending, reaching, lifting (up to 50 pounds with assistance) required
This job description describes this role at a high level, but no document can anticipate every single task, issue or project that could come up. We work as a team and believe that we succeed together – these job duties may change based on the needs of the team and company as a whole.

To handle this job successfully, any person hired must be able to perform responsibilities as described. Pursuit will make any reasonable accommodation to help a person with disabilities perform their job. This job is based in Alberta, Canada. Relocation to the area and the legal ability to work in Canada is required.
EEO Information: Pursuit is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.