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Work available for Nov 15, 2017 - April 15, 2018 season
Application process open for 2017 to 2018 season. There will be training November 2017 in Futaleufu Chile.

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Expediciones Chile and Futaleufu River Overview

Employee Culture
Employment
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Job Descriptions:
.....1 Rafting Head Guide – Jefe de Guías
.....2 Raft Guide - Guía de Rafting
.....3 Kayak Guide - Guía de Kayak
.....4
Sea Kayak guide - Guía Kayak de mar
.....5 Fly Fishing Guide - Guía Pesca con Mosca
.....6 Chef
.....7
Assistant Chef House keeper/Asistente del Chef - Limpieza
.....8.
Office Sales and Writer / Ventas de Oficina y Escritor
.....9 Mechanic / Driver - Mecánico / Chofer
.....10 Computer programer web master - Programador
.....11 Graphic Designer -
Diseñador Gráfico

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Expediciones Chile and Futaleufu River Overview:

Expediciones Chile was founded in 1985 by Olympic kayaker Chris Spelius. The company was the first commercial outfitter on the Futaleufu. The Futaleufu is one of the most challenging commercially run rivers in the world. It is located in the remote region of Patagonia, Chile. The Futaleufu season is from November 15th to April 15th. The office and employee housing are located in the rural town of Futaleufu, Chile. The Espolon river is at the edge of the town and flows into the nearby Futaleufu. The Espolon put-in is 4 blocks from our office and the employee house. Our Riverside Campo Tres Monjas and CondorNest ranch are 21 kilometers or 40 minute drive downstream at the confluence of the Rio Azul and Futaleufu.


Tres Monjas Eco-Camp Video

Whitewater Kayak Class 5 Video

Kayak School Video

Whitewater Rafting Video

Whitewater Rafting Extreme Video

Horseback Riding Video

Trekking Eagle Rock Video

Adventurist 6 days to the Futaleufu  (Full version 52 minutes)  Discovery HD Production


Expediciones Chile is a conservative merit based, multi-cultural, gender neutral company. It is expected that employees represent Expediciones Chile, the country of Chile, their home country, the river running community, and their family. We respect the culture and laws of Chile. Approximately half of the staff is Chilean, and all prospective employees must be comfortable in a multi language environment. They should be willing to to learn to speak both English and Spanish. Flexibility, teamwork, adaptability and an outstanding work ethic are absolutely essential. Those who elect to submit a job application to us should be sure that they are comfortable with this work environment. Please take time to review the website and view our videos and slideshows. Because of the demanding nature of our positions, Expediciones Chile is extremely selective in making its employment and hiring decisions. Only individuals with all necessary qualifications, substantial experience and outstanding recommendations from current and past employers will be hired.


A high percentage of our employees come through our internship program. The internship allows potential employees to participate in an intensive training process their first season, and be ready to work their second season. You will work hard but after a season with us as an intern you will have Class 5 river skills. Those that come through the internship and are hired the second season may be eligible for a standby air ticket from their home town to Santiago Chile. If they complete the second season successfully and in good standing, they will get the return ticket back to their home country.



Employee Culture:

The tourist season in Futaleufu can be hectic. The staff is very busy assisting, leading and entertaining clients. There are few opportunities to take time off. During lower traffic periods, employees may be asked to perform tasks unrelated to those defined by their positions. The Expediciones Chile clientele arrive to Patagonia from all parts of the world and expect the trip of a lifetime. It is the duty of the staff to make this dream come true. It must be understood that the pressure of the job can get intense. All employees are expected to put the client first and be available to them at all times. Qualified applicants must also be personable individuals who are capable of intelligently conversing with the clients and must be able to give them an unforgettable experience.

All companies tend to reflect the values of the founder. See our River Philosophy. Though the river lifestyle has sometimes been known for its "partying ways", Expediciones Chile guides and staff do not participate in illegal drug use, or drunken blow outs. The staff is picked carefully to avoid that culture. We believe one can have great great times with the challenges of the natural environment, the natural high associated with exercise, the beauty of learning secrets to new skills, and the incredible beauty of Patagonia and its local culture. Our clients are incredibly successful, well educated and from diverse countries from all over the world. The dinner conversations are often profound, and the shared experiences are very bonding. Many of our clients stay in touch with us, and other trip members after their trip. We have families on some of our trips and we think we should make our clients proud to have their kids exposed to the young adults that comprise our staff. At times we have had a wrong guide fit and had to let guides go before the season is over. This is not pleasant for anyone so make sure you are ok with our culture.

On occasions there will be free time after work. Appointed guides will be in charge of multiple day trips and will eat with them at camp and help with serving and clearing the tables. At these times a guide may be served wine with dinner. Other than that the company does not supply alcohol to employees.  Alcohol can be purchased when one is at the camp, but for the safety of the guests it should be limited to a beer after the days activities.

Because of the demanding nature of our positions, Expediciones Chile is extremely selective in making its employment and hiring decisions. Only individuals with all necessary qualifications, substantial experience and outstanding recommendations from current and past employers will be hired.

A high percentage of our employees come through our internship program. The internship allows potential employees to to participate in an intensive training process their first season, and be ready to work their second season.

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Employment:

Employees must be very experienced and qualified to work on world class rivers with clients. However regulations require 21 training sections of the Futaleufu. A work visa is needed for all foreign employees to work in Chile. Work Visa fees for foreign workers in Chile One can arrive on a tourist visa then upon successful completion of a training period, a work Visa fee will be secured and wages will start. Guides and interns is 6 days a week. Wages are paid in Chilean pesos after taxes are removed and paid to the government.  Exchile will split the visa fee with the employee. Note in the link that a visa for an American is around $500 usd. For a Spaniard $60 usd.

It is not possible for spouses or significant others to stay with employees in company housing in town or the camp.  Exceptions are made in the case the partner also has a job with exchile. Second year employees that live outside of South America, may be eligible for an basic air ticket to South America.


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Internships:

Multisport and River Interns: should arrive with a solid set of skills and commercial river experience, looking for an opportunity at Expediciones Chile to continue their education and guide on one of the most difficult rivers that is run commercially. They will be in an unpaid river position preparing to be offered a job the next season. Individuals applying for rafting and kayaking internships should have significant class III-IV+ whitewater experience and a strong desire to paddle and more difficult water. They will participate in guide school and learn to run as safety cats and safety kayakers getting ready to be able to run client rafts or leading kayakers.

Kayak interns will be required to learn all types of roll technique and enhance their teaching ability. Completion of an internship with a good reference from Exchile carries weight in the international river industry.

We are especially interested in interns with multi-sport capabilities. Expediciones Chile has an extensive multi-sport program that includes: whitewater rafting, teaching beginning kayaking, whitewater kayaking, sea kayaking, trekking, horseback riding, fly fishing, mountain biking and canyoneering. While guides may specialize in one sport, we require them to support and cross-train in other disciplines. Paddling and outdoor activities will only be one component of these positions; interns will be expected to work in all areas of the business, including the office, gathering firewood or painting porches when necessary. Internship positions are available in rafting, kayaking and operations. The intern will work alongside other guides and have gotten a share of the tips if the head guide is pleased with their contribution.

Office or Management interns have at times made arrangements through their school to receive college credit. We also support independent individuals wishing to gain experience in the industry.

Interns are hired in the summer (winter in the northern hemisphere, December - April) with job positions focusing on the multi-sport and hospitality business.

These internships offer an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on entrepreneurial experience in every aspect of the company including: sales and marketing, travel planning and logistics, hospitality, operations and management, finance and accounting, writing, information technology and multi-sport guiding.

After successful completion of the guide school or a week of office training Interns will be provided housing and food. If they are invited back for a second season they will have a work visa and may be offered air ticket to South America.


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Sabatical Program:

A working holiday in Chile:  Work and Travel in Chile: Want to trade your skills in your area of expertise for a free or discounted  trip, or time with us in Chile? Some of the greatest contributions to Expediciones Chile have been made by people from the what we call the real world. Successful people that wanted to take a break from the rat race and work a season in Futaleufu Chile as our office advisor-consultant and experience a reality that may be different and unique.

Examples of people that have done this include a carpenter, handyman, bike mechanic, a doctor in chemistry, head legal counsel from Bank of America, and the owner of an Engineering firm. All of Expediciones Chiles activities are open to those in this sabbatical position. IF you have experienced talent from the real world we are certain we can learn from you. We would only hope you can learn from us. Our team is like a family in Patagonia Chile giving profound experiences to clients from all over the world on the Greatest Playground on Earth. One is required to arrive with proof of travel health insurance.

Tasks for 2017/2018

1. Installing ceramic tile to rebuild the guidehouse shower.

2. Finish carpentry skills building of shelves, adjusting doors, gates, and windows.

3. Handyman skills, painting skills.

4. Welding and or Chainsaw skills.

Fill out the application and follow up with an message to the company president from contact us page.

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Guide School December:

Guide school is an intensive program is for those that have some background in the outdoor world and rivers but have minimal experience as a commercial guide. Signing up for Guide school is an opportunity to go through our guide training program and participate with our guides in learning how to be a commercial guide on world class rivers. A certificate of participation will be given. The best students may be invited into the internship program for a period of time and if they excel have a chance for employment the following season.

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Work Camp November:

There is an opportunity for 1 or 2 interns that want a head start on mastering the Futaleufu river to be accepted in the work camp program during the month of November.  This crew will be working 5-6 hours a day at our camp repairing trails, cutting firewood, adjusting kayaks, repairing rafts, cleaning and repair of buildings and vehicles. Each day after lunch we would go paddle or raft 2-3 hours on the Espolon, Azul or Futaleufu, and be shuttled back to our camp. One day a week is off. Food, housing, orientation to the river provided in exchange for the manual work.

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Job Application and Benefits:

Job Benefits:

Expediciones Chile requires non-Chilean employees to have a legal work visa (acquired after completion of an extensive training program.) and offers a competitive wage per month to all employees and interns. Compensation depends on the experience and abilities of the applicant. Guides and interns who are dedicated to exceptional client service also have the opportunity to earn substantial income from client tips based upon performance. A returning third year guide can expect a substantial increase in pay from the previous two years provided a leadership role is taken.

The entire staff has a six day work week. If the schedule requires continuous work, days off will be given later to compensate.

Staff is provided a 50% subsidy on work visas, guide housing and meals. Additional worker's health insurance is available and optional through the government but an additional tax is taken out on one's wages.

Guide Advancement Philosophy: We expect that a job with Expediciones Chile will have great "experiential value" to the employee. It is our expectation that the guides move up in the organization, seeking leadership or management responsibilities, or seek such roles within other companies or organizations. Advancement within Expediciones Chile usually occurs in the third year of guiding on the Rio Futaleufu.

How to apply:

To apply, applicants must fill out our online job application. Please carefully read the job descriptions and application form first to be sure you are a suitable candidate. Please review the form in its entirety before beginning to fill it out. It will ask you to upload a digital passport photo of yourself which is a requirement for a work visa in Chile. It also allows you to upload a digital file of your resume. Please allow 45-60 minutes to complete the application. Applications will be collected and reviewed at predetermined intervals throughout the year. In some cases, depending on the job and the needs of Expediciones Chile, resumes may be reviewed immediately. If your resume fits our needs, Expediciones Chile will contact you. If you have not heard from the company in 2 weeks, it may be beneficial to attempt to contact a second time. In most cases, successful candidates will send an electronic application, complete two telephone interviews and a reference check and perhaps have a personal interview on site before final hiring.

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Management Positions

Rafting Head Guide – Multisport Coordinator

An Expediciones Chile Operations Manager must be professional, energetic and self-motivated. He or she will be required to plan, organize and oversee daily activities for both the clientele and staff. This duty includes the coordination and allocation of transportation, personnel, schedules and resources. It will be expected that all logistical or operational conflicts be corrected in an efficient manner. The Operations Manager must serve as a role model regarding all company policies and lead by example. He or she should excel at delegating assignments and be able to provide constructive feedback to the employees regarding job performance. It is necessary to be dynamic, well spoken, and to truly enjoy interaction with the clients and the staff. The ideal candidate for this position will be an experienced raft guide with the expertise to guide on the Futaleufu River. Please see the Raft Guide job description for the desired prerequisites.

Multisport Coordinator Duties:
- Plan and meticulously organize daily activities and multi-day trips
- Coordinate guides, support staff and resources necessary for trips
- Supervise, allocate and understand all staff and their responsibilities
- Understand client expectations and follow through
- Be friendly and accommodating to clients
- Perform other duties as assigned

Desired Skills:
- Previous rafting management and customer service experience
- Exceptional customer service, positive attitude and ability to intelligently represent yourself, the company   and the country
- Must be present the entire duration of the season
- Proficient computer and data-base skills, especially in Word and Excel. Experience with Zoho is preferable
- Outstanding work ethic and positive attitude even in hectic circumstances
- Ability to thrive in team environment
- Willingness to learn
- Multi-lingual, preferably in English and Spanish
- Readiness to take pre-employment drug test
- Ability to fulfill the skill requirement of Raft Guide and physically able to withstand a demanding and fast paced working environment.

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Guide Positions:

FUTALEUFU RAFT GUIDE JOB DESCRIPTION

An Expediciones Chile Raft Guide must have a passion for river running and an absolute dedication to client enjoyment and safety. The Futaleufu River is a Class 4/5 technical, large volume river, which proves to be a very challenging combination. All guides must be experts in raft control, able to understand the water and run extremely conservative lines. In addition to exceptional rafting skills, the applicant must also have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to entertain the clients. The company is especially interested in guides with multi-day trip and big water experience. However, individuals with outstanding job references and solid single day experience will also be considered. Guides must be at least 22 years old, physically fit and have up-to-date First Aid and CPR certification. Preference will be given to those with WFR, WEMT, ACA and Swiftwater Rescue certifications. Guides with multi-sport job skills such as: sea kayaking, whitewater kayaking, fly fishing, trekking, mountain biking, horseback riding, canyoning, bird watching and eco-tours will also be given preference. Individuals with a college degree and Spanish language skills are encouraged to apply.

We give priority to guides that have at least two significant guiding skills that are used in our Multi-sport operation.

Raft Guides Duties:

- Safely guide trips on the Futaleufu, Espolon and Azul rivers with the ability to captain stern mounted oar boats, paddle rafts, safety cats and sea kayaks

- Intelligently converse with and entertain the clients

Raft Guide Skills/Requirements:

- Know the entries and takeouts of all sections and where all phone access is in the valley.
- Own and maintain a safety vest, first aid kit, throw rope, knife and whistle
- Willing to sleep in a bunk-house in town, a tent at camp, or a tent on a multi- day wilderness trip
- Be clean cut and presentable to join guests at a fine dinner at the lodge
- Well versed and able to deliver a trip safety speech
- Able to give constructive input in post-trip meetings
- Capable of performing all mandatory duties before and after all trips in a timely manner with a positive attitude
- Willingness to learn about the ecological and cultural history of Futaleufu valley and Patagonia to share that knowledge with our guests
- Perform other duties as assigned.

Previous skill combinations: rafting guide/ rafting multisport coordinator, Rafting guide/kayak safety boat, rafting guide/kayak instructor, rafting guide/fly fishing guide, rafting guide/ wilderness sea kayak guide.

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FUTALEUFU KAYAK GUIDE JOB DESCRIPTION

An Expediciones Chile Kayak Guide must possess the necessary river skills to properly read the water and safely guide all clients down the river, even at high water levels. Guides must be at ease on powerful, high volume, class V rapids. In addition to exceptional kayak skills, the applicant must also have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to entertain our clients. It is also preferred that they possess a strong desire to teach new and intermediate kayakers. ACA instructor trainer certification is a plus. All guides must be at least 22 years old, physically fit and have current First Aid and CPR certification. Preference will be given to those individuals with WFR, WEMT, and Swiftwater Rescue certifications. Expediciones Chile has an extensive multi-sport program that includes: whitewater rafting, whitewater kayaking, sea kayaking, trekking, horseback riding, mountain biking and canyoneering. While guides may specialize in one sport, we require them to support and cross-train in other disciplines.

Kayak guides are based in either the town of Futaleufu or at the Tres Monjas eco-camp. In each of these locations they are required to take on additional job responsibilities as needed.

Want to know what it is like to be a kayak guide on the Futaleufu? Read an account of a first year guide: Winter on the Futaleufu


Kayak Guide's Duties:

- Safely guide trips on the Futaleufu, Espolon and Azul rivers with the desire to additionally learn to captain safety cats, sea kayaks and stern mounted oar boats.

- Intelligently converse with and entertain the clients

Kayak Guide Skills/Requirements:

Know the entries and takeouts of all sections and where all phone access is in the valley.
- Own and maintain a river rescue safety vest, first aid kit, throw rope, knife and whistle.
- Willing to sleep in a bunk-house in town, a tent at camp, or a tent on a multi- day wilderness trip
- Be clean cut and presentable to join guests at a dinner at our camp.
- Well versed and able to deliver a trip safety speech
- Able to give constructive input in post-trip meetings
- Capable of performing all mandatory duties before and after all trips in a timely manner with a positive attitude.
- Willingness to learn about the ecological and cultural history of the Futaleufu valley and Patagonia to share that knowledge with our guests
- Perform other duties as assigned

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SEA KAYAK GUIDE JOB DESCRIPTION

An Expediciones Chile does not have enough Sea trips to justify a dedicated Sea Kayak Guide. Our raft guides or kayak guides that have experience sea kayaking guide our wilderness camping experience.

Must possess the necessary skills to pack a trip, prepare food at a wilderness camp and be agile with safety and rescue. On the Rio Yelcho our trips traverse 2 class 2 rapids with trees sometimes in the route.  Lago Yelcho often has strong winds that can increase the paddling time.

Sea Kayak Guides Duties:

- Safely guide trips on the lower Futaleufu, Lago Yelcho, and the Rio Yelcho.
- Be able to plan a menu, buy the food and pack up the trips
- Able to run a wilderness camp preparing the food.
- Know the camps and have a plan b camp in your mind.
- Intelligently converse with and entertain the clients.
- Know how to use our satellite communicators.


Sea Kayak Guide Skills/Requirements:

Know the entries and takeouts of all sections and where all phone access is in the valley.
- Own and maintain a river rescue safety vest, first aid kit, throw rope, knife and whistle.
- Willing to sleep in a bunk-house in town, a tent at camp, or a tent on a multi- day wilderness trip
- Be clean cut and presentable to join guests at a fine dinner at the lodge
- Well versed and able to deliver a trip safety speech
-- Willingness to learn about the ecological and cultural history of the Futaleufu river drainage and Patagonia to share that knowledge with our guests
- Perform other duties as assigned.

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FUTALEUFU FLY FISHING GUIDE

Most of our Fly Fishing programs are run by our partner full time fly fishing Lodges. However we have many clients that are interested in Fly Fishing for a day or two within their whitewater multisport program.  We do not have a need for full time fishing guide. However, If you are a fishing guide and want to row whitewater this would make your fly fishing skills valuable to Exchile.

Expediciones Chile Fly Fishing Guide must have exceptional fly fishing skills and experience. This guide must be enthusiastic and eager to share his or her knowledge and ability. Effective instructional skills are a necessity.  You will also must have Whitewater rowing skills or a strong desire to learn them.

Fly Fishing Guides Duties:

- Safely run fly fishing trips on the Class III-IV sections of Futaleufu, Espolon and Azul rivers and have the   ability to captain stern mounted oar boats and learn the prime fishing grounds on all three rivers.
- Intelligently converse with and entertain the clients.

Fly Fishing Guide Skills/Requirements:

- Know where all phone access is in the valley
- Own and maintain a safety vest, first aid kit, throw rope, knife and whistle
- Willing to sleep in a bunk-house in town, a tent at camp, or a tent on a multi- day wilderness trip|
- Be clean cut and presentable to join guests at a fine dinner at the lodge
- Well versed and able to deliver a trip safety speech
- Able to give constructive input in post-trip meetings
- Capable of performing all mandatory duties before and after all trips in a timely manner with a positive attitude
- Willingness to learn about the ecological and cultural history of the Futaleufu valley and Patagonia to share that knowledge with our guests
- Perform other duties as assigned.

Previous skill combinations: Fly fishing guide/rafting guide/Fly fishing guide/sea kayak guide, Fly fishing guide/kayak instructor.


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CHEF'S JOB DESCRIPTION:

Job Overview: This job is a unique experience in remote Patagonia at an isolated River Camp. The oven is in a wood stove, with supplemental gas stove. Appliances are manual. Food is maintained with ice and coolers. Housing is in a small cabin and during peak weeks (3-4) you may be asked to stay in a tent. The greenhouse is harvested daily. New food supplies are brought Several time each week. Physical fitness and love of the outdoors is necessary. Interacting with a multicultural guide team and clients from around the world. The head cook is the heart of the camp.

Chef Duties:
Plan with management the weekly menu and food purchase for the weeks trips. Able to use a laptop and spreadsheet to make lists.
- Prepare the meals at a remote camp on the Futaleufu river Campo Tres Monjas. Wood stove and gas stove cooking. Camp Capacity 18 pax with staff occasionaly 25.
- Breakfast sit down family style
Lunch prepared to go for 2-4 sub groups. Ready to go shortly after breakfast.
Mid day is time open
- Dinner sit down family style
- Emphasis on organic whole foods and vegetables from our green house.
- Willingness to accept and honor the diverse cultures that work together as the exchile.com team.

Chef Skills/Requirements:
- Know how to plan the menu for the week and astute in efficient use and storage of food.
- Clean appearance and a clean kitchen.
- Leadership skills to assist with the management of the Camp team.
- Willing to sleep in a bunk-house in town, a tent at camp, or a tent on a multi- day wilderness trip
- Be clean cut and presentable to join guests at a fine dinner at the lodge
- Well versed and able to interact with our clients the kitchen is open to the dining area.
- Capable of performing all mandatory duties a timely manner with a positive attitude
- Management of the team that helps keep the camp clean.
- Desire to help put printed systems in place from buying food, storing food, Clean up.

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HOUSEKEEPER and CHEF’S ASSISTANT JOB DESCRIPTION:

Job Overview:  The Assistant Chef should read the Chef’s job description and realize what is involved. The House keeper’s job is to keep the camp and its cabins clean, Sauna fired up on a daily basis, Common areas clean. We have had years where the Chef and assistant are a couple and other years where they are independent.

House Duties:

Plan with management the weekly menu and food purchase for the weeks trips. Able to use a laptop and spreadsheet to make lists.

- Help prepare the meals at a remote camp on the Futaleufu river Campo Tres Monjas. Wood stove and gas stove cooking. Camp Capacity 18 pax with staff occasionally 25.
- Breakfast sit down family style
- Help prepare Lunch prepared to go for 2-4 sub groups. Ready to go shortly after breakfast.

After lunch is prepared the clients leave the camp. You will have some free time before afternoon work starts.

- Clean bathroom, showers and common areas daily.
- Fire up Sauna before clients return.
- Prepare beds and linen after one group is finished and before the next group starts.

Chef Skills/Requirements:

- Know how to plan the menu for the week and be astute in efficient use and storage of food.
- Clean appearance and clean kitchen.
- Leadership skills to assist with the management of the Camp team.
- Willing to sleep in a bunk-house in town, a tent at camp, or a tent on a multi- day wilderness trip
- Be clean cut and presentable to join guests at a fine dinner at the lodge
- Well versed and able to interact with our clients the kitchen is open to the dining area.
- Capable of performing all mandatory duties a timely manner with a positive attitude
- Management of the team that helps keep the camp clean.
- Desire to help put printed systems in place from buying food, storing food, Clean up.

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Writer/Office/Sales Intern Job Description:

An Expediciones Chile Sales & Adventure Consultant must be an energetic self-starter able to work underbusy conditions. Our office writing intern will receive and database trip information requests via the internet and telephone. The company goal is to respond to all information requests within 12 hours. Consultants must inspire clients to purchase trips and be sure all logistics are handled to see them through. They must also guide prospective clients through the website, coordinate custom trip itineraries, complete sales transactions and process credit card information. This information must then be immediately forwarded to the correct personnel. It is necessary to quickly become acquainted with the Expediciones Chile website, product, operations and staff. These persons must be charismatic, well-spoken and truly enjoy interacting with the clients and in a team environment.


Sales Consultant Duties:
- Successfully conduct and close sales via internet and telephone communications
- Accurately collect and record data
- Coordinate professional and attractive trip itineraries
- Rewrite sections of our web page and client information
- Understand client expectations and follow through
- Willingness to master the CRM programs we use in the sales process. Perform other duties as assigned in the office including responding to emails and selling trips to off the street clients.


Desired Skills:
- Ability to be an excellent writer with solid grammar, computer and navigating data-basing skills, especially in Word and Excel
- Experience with Adventure Office is a plus - Strong work ethic, even in busy environment
- Sales experience
- Exceptional phone presence and ability to communicate clearly and effectively
- Positive attitude and agreeable personality
- Facility to thrive in team atmosphere
- Quality customer service, positive attitude and ability to intelligently represent yourself, the company and the country
- Willingness to learn
- Multi-lingual, preferably in English and Spanish
- Readiness to take pre-employment drug test. It is an advantage if this person loves the outdoors. Many of our Sales Consultants have been Class 4/5 paddlers or kayak instructors though this is not necessary.

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Mechanic / Driver Job Description

Job Overview: This job is a unique experience in remote Patagonia. Parts are not available in town and must be shipped in. Driving is on dirt roads and a potentially dusty environment. A very hard environment on vehicles.

Driver Duties: Preemptive repairs and checking of the vehicle daily. Incredibly cautious driving on 1.5 lane gravel roads. Driving with trailers, helping load rafts and kayaks on racks and trailers. Setting up lunches on certain days. Job #1 is safety of clients in vehicles. Job # 2 is protection of our vehicles and equipment.  Helping set up lunch and loading rafts on to the trailer.

Mechanic Skills/Requirements: All our vehicles are Diesel. Excellent knowledge of Diesel and 4WD vehicles. Some knowledge of Spanish is important when ordering new parts to be air freighted into our area. Some personal tools would be required. Welding skills and willingness to finish a repair at any hour of the day. The ability to maintain a fleet of four vehicles, and make sure the drivers fill out the log books.

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COMPUTER PROGRAMMER WEB MASTER:

PHP, Java Script, Electronic Formularies, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, Final Cut in a multi-cultural environment
- Willingness to learn trails and/or rivers to assist in guiding when needed
- Willing to sleep in a bunk-house in town, a tent at camp, or a tent on a multi- day wilderness trip
- Be clean cut and presentable to join guests at a fine dinner at the lodge
- Well versed and able to deliver a trip safety speech
- Able to give constructive input in post-trip and operations meetings
- Own and maintain a safety vest, first aid kit, throw rope, knife and whistle (River Interns)
- Capable of performing all mandatory duties before and after all trips in a timely manner with a positive attitude
- Willingness to learn about the ecological and cultural history of the Futaleufu valley and Patagonia to share that knowledge with our guests
- Perform other duties as assigned.

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GRAPHIC DESIGNER, PHOTOGRAPHER, VIDEO EDITOR:

Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, Final Cut in a multi-cultural environment
- Willingness to learn trails and/or rivers to assist in guiding when needed
- Willing to sleep in a bunk-house in town, a tent at camp, or a tent on a multi- day wilderness trip
- Be clean cut and presentable to join guests at a fine dinner at the lodge
- Well versed and able to deliver a trip safety speech
- Able to give constructive input in post-trip and operations meetings
- Own and maintain a safety vest, first aid kit, throw rope, knife and whistle (River Interns)
- Capable of performing all mandatory duties before and after all trips in a timely manner with a positive attitude
- Willingness to learn about the ecological and cultural history of the Futaleufu valley and Patagonia to share that knowledge with our guests
- Perform other duties as assigned.

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Employee Transportation to Futaleufu: How do I get to Futaleufu?

Our employees and interns are responsible to get to Futaleufu on their own. It is recommended that employees or interns that are planning paddling outside of work plan to bring their own kayak or purchase one in Chile. At the end of the season one can resell it in Chile or Argentina and recover most of their cost. The value of a used kayak most certainly is worth more in Chile or Argentina than in your home country.

It is required that you bring all your own paddling and rescue gear. See employee packing List.

1. Hometown to Santiago: Purchase a ticket from your home town to Santiago with a thru fare to Puerto Montt. (Latam and American have thru fares to Puerto Montt).  Taking a kayak can be sensitive. However if you cover you kayak with a bag or tape cardboard over to protect it,  many have been successful calling it a surf kayak and flying with it.  It has to be under 43 kilo even if your paying for oversize bags.


2. Santiago to Puerto Montt:  

  1. Air: Clear customs then take your baggage to check in upstairs at the counter.  If you have a thru fare Latam airlines will respect the same baggage allowance you flew with internationally. Let them know that it flew in with you internationally and call it a surf yak. This has worked, but officially they do not fly kayaks. If they do not take it ask them to schedule you on a later flight and follow the dirctions below on how to get a kayak to Futaleufu.

  2. Bus: If you are taking a bus to Puerto Montt you want a bus that arrives early around and 6:35 am to with the bus to  Chaiten and Futaleufu. We recommend TurBus they have a bus that leaves Santiago at 5:15 pm arrives at the Puerto Montt terminal at 6:35 am.


3. Puerto Montt to Futaleufu: How do i get to Futaleufu from Puerto Montt.  Take the airport bus to the Puerto Montt bus terminal.  


When one travels south of Puerto Montt you are entering the frontier. Passenger transport is subsidized by the government. The bus crosses three different fjords on a ferry where you can walk around and enjoy the incredible spectacular views.  (Each year the the schedules may change slightly. This write up gives an overview.  Be sure to check the links for the latest updates. Our page updated May 20, 2017)

Map How to Get to Futaleufú:

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a. Bus tickets to Chaiten can only can be purchased at the Puerto Montt Bus Terminal. Find the  Kemel bus counter. Kemel bus schedule and information. If the two morning buses have departed, purchase a ticket for the following morning from Puerto Montt to Chaiten and spend the night in Puerto Montt. Morning buses depart normally at 7 am. In Chaiten you need to get off the bus and enter the bus office proactively  to purchase the connecting bus ticket to take you the final leg to Futaleufu. You will have to pay an additional small fare but you and the passengers arriving from Puerto Montt will have priority to fill the Chaiten to Futaleufu stretch before they can sell any other tickets.  You will arrive in Futaleufu in the evening.


b. If you prefer not to spend the night in Puerto Montt, purchase a ticket (6 buses a day) from Kemel bus for Hornopiren. This charming little village is on the first fjord in route to Chaiten.  Before you search for a bed and breakfast, find the bus office and purchase a ticket for the following early morning bus from Hornopiren to Chaiten (1 bus a day). In Chaiten a connecting bus will meet you and take you to Futaleufu.  Nicolas LaPenna manager at the bus terminal in Chaiten speaks English  if you need any help.  +56 652.731.429


c. Three days a week (Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays) there is a direct overnight ferry from Puerto Montt to Chaiten departing between 10 and 11 pm.  This allows for an connection on the early bus from Chaiten to Futaleufu arriving in the afternoon. From the Puerto Montt bus terminal take a taxi to the ferry office and purchase the ticket for the overnight voyage to Chaiten.


Futaleufu:  Our Expediciones Chile office is at Gabriela Mistral 296 a couple of blocks from the bus station in Futaleufu.  +56.65.272.1386

Transporting Kayaks to Futaleufu. How do I get a kayak to Futaleufu?

How do I get a kayak from Santiago to Puerto Montt if i am not flying with it. The buses  do not have space to transport kayaks but you can ship it with Varmont Cargo.  Varmont is walking distance from the main bus terminal in Estacion Central area in Santiago.

Transportes Varmont

San Borja #201,
Estacion Central Santiago


Nico Vial of KayakGearSantiago in Santiago can meet your flight and transport you and your kayak to  Transportes Varmont to be shipped to Futaleufu, then drop you off for your bus. Write or call him in advance.  nicovial@kayakgearsantiago.cl   +56 9 5112 6251


How do I get a kayak from Puerto Montt to Futaleufu:
IF the kayak arrives as baggage on your flight  find a vehicle that can take you and your kayak from the airport to the address below of our trucker that can transport your kayak to Futaleufu.  In Puerto Montt there are many pickup trucks called Fletes that transport cargo around Puerto Montt much like taxis. Do a search or ask someone at the airport if they could call you “a camioneta por fletes”. Ask the driver if could drop you off at the bus terminal or ferry office after dropping the kayak. It is best, as a foreigner, to always ask the price before you committ.


Transporte Patagonia  
Ships cargo and kayaks from Puerto Montt to Futaleufu.
In charge of receiving kayaks in Puerto Montt: Jorge Barria (+56 96.494.8312)
Trucker: Johnny Inostroza
Warehouse: Presidente Ibanez 1323
Puerto Montt
CHILE


They should be labeled ship to:
Expediciones Chile
Chris and Rosi Spelius
Gabriela Mistral 296
Futaleufu.
+56.652.721.386
Pay and ask for a receipt.  Label  the kayak with your name and exchile data.


How do I buy a new kayak in Chile?  

1. Universal Kayaks in Santiago. (15% percent exchile employee discount on fenix kayaks)
2. River Lakes Ocean in Pucon Chile.  A wide selection of North American Kayaks and equipment.

How do I buy a used kayak or rent a kayak in Chile?

1. Kayak Gear Santiago in Santiago. Buys, sells and rents a wide selection of used kayaks and gear.

2. Expediciones Chile  If you rent or buy in Santiago and want to sell in Futaleufu we are rental drop off location for https://www.kayakgearsantiago.cl  We will also rent kayak gear to our guests for further explorations. You may be able sell your kayak and gear be free to travel afterwards without it.  

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