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Downtown Wallaceburg BIA: Whimsies Paddle Rental Attendant

JOB TITLE: Kayak Rental Shop Attendant  

Organization:       Downtown Wallaceburg Business Improvement Area (BIA) 

Location:     Downtown Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada 

Principal Work Location:        779 Dufferin Ave

Compensation:    $16.75/ Hourly 

Hours:                   35 hrs/ Week 

Application Deadline: May 13, 2024

Apply with resume and cover letter by email to


The Downtown Wallaceburg BIA has an opening for a summer Kayak Rental Shop Attendant for the summer at Whimsies Paddle Rental. This rental is a non-profit that aims to connect our customers to our history, businesses, environment, and culture. Mandatory Kayak Safety Training will be provided.

Job Description 

This summer position works closely with our Coordinator and other summer employees to operate and maintain the kayak rental from our location in Downtown Wallaceburg.  

Essential Functions 

Day to day kayak rental operations & sales.

Setting up kayaks for rental customers.

Checking in and payment processing for rental customers.

Safety briefings and launching rental customers. 

Providing information about our experiential programs and making reservations for lessons and tours. 

Assisting with social media and website content.

Ensuring the facility is in excellent condition.

Cleaning, maintaining and repairing the rental fleet of kayaks and equipment.  

Assisting with the gardening and maintenance needs in Civic Park and downtown.


Work environment/hours of work 

This position works both indoors, and outdoors in the sun.

This position works weekday, weekend hours and holidays. 


Required Education, Skills, Certification etc. 

Motivated, outgoing, high energy, and strong people skills.

Ability to work as part of a team. 

Excellent customer service and in person communication skills.

Experience with a POS system and payment processing. 

Interest in kayaking and the outdoor industry, and passion for the outdoors.

Paddle Canada Basic Skills certification an asset (Certification will be provided if needed). 

Self-motivated and detail oriented. 

A high level of organizational and problem-solving skills.

Ability to work outside being physically active. 

Able to lift and carry approximately up to 50 lbs in each hand, many times each day. 


Skills Development Plan: 

Through this position we aim to help develop the following skills 

Client service 



Digital Skills 



Canada Summer Jobs Qualifications for Employment requires individuals to be: 

between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment; a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act*; and legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations. *International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents. 


This Parks Maintenance Student position will receive vacation and statutory benefits in accordance with the Employment Standards Act. 


The Downtown Wallaceburg BIA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fair and accessible employment practices that attract and retain talented employees in a workplace that is inclusive, supportive, and reflective of the diverse community we serve. 

Should you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact the BIA Coordinator at 226-627-3459 or email Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy legislation and will be used strictly for the purpose of candidate selection.