We are looking for a Base Manager to join our team
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Hello. We are expanding our team for spring to autumn activities and are looking for a Base Manager to manage our team and lead our kayaking and SUP trips based on islands in the Zadar archipelago.


Base Manager is responsible for ensuring the delivery of Malik Adventures experiences to our clients on multiday SUP and kayaking trips. This entails leading a team of guides to managing trip execution, staying on top of internal processes, ensuring alignment with external stakeholders and suppliers, managing client interactions, and personally leading trips.


-> Lead an international team of lead guides for almost exlusively multi-day SUP and kayaking trips.
-> Make use of your management superpowers to run day-to-day operations by coordinating the execution of multiday trips with suppliers and optimizing in-house processes (i.e. logistics, guide schedules, booking information flows).
-> Work as a leader for kayaking and SUP trips. You are already an accomplished outdoor sea leader with SUP experience.
-> Dive deep behind Croatian history and culture. You want to understand the local cultural nuances and then pass your insights to fellow guides and travelers.
-> Live an authentic Croatian life on a small island off the beaten path. A place with no tourism office here, but with great adventures. The kind of place where everyone knows everyone else.
-> Make the world a better place. Be essential to a sustainable life on a small island in Croatia. Minimize impact on the environment and help distribute the benefits of adventure travel on the local economy.


# You have a proven record of successful team leadership experience
# You take ownership of work and don’t hesitate to improve or create new processes to make operations more efficient.
# You are a certified SUP instructor. You have a SUP certificate: BCU Level 2 instructor, WSA SUP instructor, ACA Level 2 instructor, or one of Europass National Governing body certificates.
# You have sea leadership experience. You have experience leading sea touring trips in open water environments, equivalent of BCU Level 3 Sea kayak leader certificate or ACA Level 3 kayaking skills
# You are proficient in using digital tools for coordination and management of workflows
# You have a valid first-aid certificate.
# You have a driver's license. You feel comfortable driving a van on narrow island roads.
# You have a personal SUP touring experience. Ideally, you have a SUP open water skills certificate. If you don't, no worries, we'll train you in our internal SUP instructor training program.
# Excellent fitness level. A 6-hour activity day on a warm summer day should be your thing.
# You are motivated and driven. You volunteer for new challenges without waiting to be asked. You take ownership of the time spent with us to make a difference.
# You are independent and responsible. You love taking ownership of projects and making sure everything flows smoothly. You don't get flustered easily. If you don't know the answer, you dig until you find it.
# You are a practical person. Gear is our friend, and you need to take care of your friends. Nothing major but patching up a bike tire, ensuring all equipment is in place, and small things like this.
# You think on your feet. You like learning new things, and you can learn quickly.


To land this gig, you have earlier team leadership experience and be a seasoned outdoor instructor and guide in the open water environment. Make sure we can see where you picked up your water-based skills and people-leading superpowers in your cover letter or resume.


To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to daryl@malikadventures.com


For a a less senior position take a look at our  Adventure Guide position.


For more information, read more about life on island Molat, watch a video about sea kayaking and SUP touring in our base, or take a sneak peek behind one of our adventure trips.

Hey lets do an adventure trip together! 

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