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STATUS: Hiring for Ucluelet Deckhand/Naturalist - Full-time and part-time seasonal positions (March – October)



Jamie’s Whaling Station Ltd has been in operation for over 35 years. We have locations in both Tofino & Ucluelet and are proud to offer whale, bear, hot springs cove, kayaking, cultural canoe, and water taxi tours/services. Our fleet includes a mix of vessels including the adventurous Zodiac-style (RHIBs) as well as Covered Cruisers. Our main focus is safety & security of the passengers, crew and vessel. The master is in command of the ship and must thoroughly and concisely relay pertinent information to the crew on board. Deckhands will be in constant communication with the master keeping watch and discussing passenger management. Basic maintenance and an understanding of the safety equipment on board is also key to this role.



As a Deckhand you are responsible for the safety and comfort of passengers at all times.

Ensuring all supplies and materials are assembled before your tour departs, this includes but is not limited to toiletries, galley, emergency equipment checked, assist with refuelling and basic maintenance. Keeping a keen watch of any hazards and a constant alertness of your surroundings as well as answering and accommodate guests in a professional friendly manner. Adhere to our dress code/uniform.

Ensure that all marine, environmental, and wildlife viewing guidelines are being met and or exceeded.  

As a Naturalist you are responsible for providing educational information to passengers about our beautiful area and the incredible wildlife and humans we share it with. 



Professional, well groomed, enthusiast, upbeat, knowledgeable, team player are a few words that would describe our Jamie’s Family of crew. A diverse background with life experience and a passion for the local area, coastal communities, local initiatives, while sharing its history and educating visitors on the pristine beauty of the Sounds. Approachable, engaging and a natural ability to work with guests and coworkers from across the globe with varying levels of life experience.

Must have a solid foundation and confidence in the ever-changing marine environment. Knowledge and firsthand experience of the local geography and wildlife is an asset. Passion and personality are also key attributes for this fast pace role, all the while keeping safety standards as the utmost priority.



Marine Emergency Duties A-2 (MED A-2)

Radio Operators Certificate Marine (ROC-M)

Marine Basic First Aid

Seafarers Medical

CDN number


To apply for this amazing opportunity please email your CV, with references to: sara@jamies.com