At Wilderness Inquiry, we believe that everyone belongs. We work to ensure this belief holds true in our workplace, in our community, and in the outdoors. We pursue this belief through our mission and shared values of paddling together, seeking the exceptional, finding a way and nurturing inclusion.
The Base Camp Coordinator (BCC) is a seasonal, part-time position located out of Wilderness Inquiry’s 40-acre base camp on the Bayfield Peninsula near Little Sand Bay, Wisconsin.
The BCC embraces our values by creating a welcoming and safe environment for all our guests. This position’s first priority is the proper care of our grounds, facilities and equipment. The BCC reports directly to and works alongside the Sea Kayak Program Manager. Together they prepare and execute each of our trips with the help of our Outdoor Leaders. Together, they all play a crucial role in providing positive experiences for all our participants.
We recognize that as an industry, there is much to do to increase representation in our field to reflect the communities we aim to serve. We also know that diversity of identities, experiences and ways of thinking result in better solutions for our communities. For this reason, we especially encourage applicants from communities who experience systemic barriers – including people of color, women, LGBTQ+ and people with disabilities – to apply for this position.
TIME/WAGE: Temporary summer position, 25-40 hours per week. Preferred days are Sunday-Thursday. Exact start and end dates are flexible but should be available approximately May 17 to Sept 8. Compensation starts at $17/hr.
SUPERVISOR: Sea Kayak Program Manager
- Ensure the base camp grounds are clean and orderly
- Assist the Seak Kayak Program Manager in maintaining the inventory and quality of our warehouse, vans, trailers and kayaks/gear. This includes assisting OL packing in and out for their trips, organizing, inventorying, cleaning equipment, and making repairs when possible.
- Maintain cleanliness and ensure facilities are in working order. That includes: Composting toilets, outdoor showers, campsites, pavilion area, Grillzebo, warehouse, and other outbuildings on the property.
- Keep campsites, trails, base camp roads, and common areas clear and safe for participants and staff. This includes: grounds maintenance, clearing brush and downed trees, ensuring trails have adequate amounts of mulch and roads have adequate gravel throughout.
- Depending on staff’s abilities, special projects such as painting, staining, building and woodworking on property may also be requested as needed.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Must be at least 18 years of age.
- Must be willing to live onsite (housing provided)
- Current driver’s license and safe driving record dating back 5 years.
- The ability to plan, implement and follow through with responsibilities is essential.
- The ability to oversee projects independently and as part of a team and utilize strong communication skills.
- Must be interested in working a job with elements that can be physically demanding.
- Must be willing to keep flexible hours.
- Must pass a background check.
- Wilderness Inquiry strongly encourages COVID-19 vaccinations for all WI staff.
- The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
- While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit; talk or hear; visually discern/read words and numbers; and use a hand/hands to operate or touch objects or controls.
- The employee is regularly required to stand and walk.
- On a regular occasion the employee may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders.
- Must be able to lift and carry heavy loads up to 25lbs for distances of up to 1,000 feet.
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