Captains & Tour Boat Operation. Guides, Crew & Boat Duties, Guide for Lighthouse, Tour Base- Book Tours, Gift Shop

(Marine Heritage Society and Propeller Club)

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Position ID: V-CWD0353 Last Modified: 28 Sep 2017 Last Full Update: 28 Sep 2017
Opportunity Details
ContactStanley Young, Secretary, Southampton Marine Heritage Society; Phone: 519-797-2157 * 226-668-9040; Email:
DutiesCaptains - in charge of tours, drives 26 ft Peerless II boat to Chantry Island and back, monitors radio & marine weather forecasts

Guides - narrates script on history of Southampton and area, provides tour & history of lighthouse keepers cottage

Crew- responsible for passenger loading/unloading, securing boat at docks, guide for trip up 106 steps to top of lighthouse
More Info
BenefitsMeet tourists from all over the world 
BBQ held in spring to sign up volunteers, BBQ at end of August - Appreciation night
ClientsTourists from all areas of Canada, USA and other countries. Some are history buffs and others are lighthouse enthusiasts
Ages8 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAnyone ; Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Youth (12-18) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women
Areas of InterestCulture & Heritage ; Guide / Greeter ; Historical / Archival Activities
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills - give prepared speech on history of Southampton and area, island and lighthouse ; Customer Service - confident, answers tourists questions, gives prepared history of area ; Dependability & Trustworthiness - scheduled tours during summer months (May 24 to Labor day) ; Friendly & Outgoing - Communication with tourists ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor - you are the ambassadors of our tours ; Team Work - work with captain and crew member on tour
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) - May 24 to Labour Day ; Tours usually run from May 24th weekend until Labour Day
Interaction LevelSmall Group - maximum 9 passengers per trip
Minimum Hours2 / Day
Dates and TimesMay 24-Jun 30: Sat-Sun tours 1 pm, 3 pm

Jul 1-31: Mon-Fri tours 1 pm, 3 pm

Aug 1-Labour Day: Mon-Fri tours 9:30 am, 1 pm, 3 pm
SeasonsSpring ; Summer
LocationChantry Island Tour Base, Saugeen St Southampton Ont
Number of PositionsBruce County: 5 individual(s) ; Southampton: 5 individual(s) 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is provided - For Captains, Guides and Crew Members ; Training is required - Captains, boat licence, SVOP ; Training on the job ; Training on-going
TransportationCar required
Police CheckNot Required
Additional RequirementsHelpful if you have First Aid 
Boaters license required for captains
Liability InsuranceAvailable
Agency Details
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Organization NameMarine Heritage Society and Propeller Club
Office PhoneOffice: 519-797-5862
Toll Free PhoneChantry Island Tour Base: 1-866-797-5862
Address & Map
Chantry Island Tour Base; 86 Saugeen St
Saugeen Shores, ON
Canada N0H 2L0
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Mailing AddressChantry Island Tour Base; 86 Saugeen St 
Saugeen Shores, ON 
Canada N0H 2L0