Come Work with Us! 









Sunshine, boats, the ocean... what more can you ask for? And lucky for you, we're always on the lookout for awesome people to join our team! Whether you are interested in guiding kayak or paddleboard tours through the Puget Sound, helping out at Golden Gardens beach as a rental staff, or working as a receptionist offering great customer service through phones and emails, Ballard Kayak is packed with opportunities for growth and development. 

Positions are available for the summer season, June - September. These positions may provide flexible hours, ranging from part time to full time. Compensation will be based on prior experience and all positions include daily tips.


Peak season to apply begins in March, so shoot us an email at with your resume and any necessary certifications. For more details and available positions, look us up on Smart Recruiter 





Beach Staff for Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard Rentals (Full-time & Part-time)

Work with a team to provide customers with rental and safety information. Help load and unload boats to and from the beach. Constantly maintain clean and professional environment. Monitoring rentals out on the water and rescuing if necessary. 


Sea Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard Guides (Full-time & Part-time)

Lead tours with clients of all types and skill levels. Educate clients on the Puget Sound environment, history, wildlife and ecology. Ensure client safety and satisfication while keeping them entertained and happy. Cleaning and maintaining equipment and gear. Previous sea kayaking and/or paddleboarding experience, First Aid and CPR certification required  (ACA certificate preferred).


Rental Operations Manager (Full-time)

Manage rental staff effectively and efficiently. Answer Ballard Kayak rentals phone line and provide great customer service. Communicate with management regularly regarding customer experience, equipment issues, scheduling and other related info. Be responsible for safety and risk management: stay alert and be prepared to cancel or truncate rentals based on weather, conditions, customer behavior, etc. Safely maneuver the truck with kayak trailer in tow. Previous managerial experience, First Aid and CPR certification required.


Receptionist (Full-time)

Promptly answer Ballard Kayak calls and emails. Schedule private events and proposal management. Post on social media sites creatively and consistently. Book customers and collect payment in online reservation system. Regular communication with management regarding workload, questions, upcoming events, customer complaints, etc. 








Shilshole Bay Marina, W-dock

7901 Seaview Ave NW

(By the Corinthian Yacht Club, just South of Golden Gardens)



Tours are now closed for the season.

Check back in April 2021!


Closed for the Season.

Check back in May!

*Up-to-date closures due to weather HERE

Contact Us
(206) 494-3353

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