Do you seek adventure? Join our independent company showing off beautiful SE ALASKA as a Driver/Guide!
Have you always wanted to experience the majesty of Alaska? Are you looking to gain experience with networking opportunities in the tourism industry or improve your public speaking skills? Are you a teacher or college student looking for the perfect seasonal job? Do you enjoy being part of a team and meeting new people every day? If the answer to one or more of these questions is "yes...
Alaska Coach Tours is now hiring Driver/Guides for the 2017 cruise ship season (May through September) with positions available in every Alaska division: Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, and Skagway. We are also hiring experienced driver/guides in our newest division, Seattle, WA. Each division offers unique characteristics, qualities, and work opportunities. Apply now and you may have the chance to choose the location that suits you best. Paid training for new employees begins in February at a location near you.
Please note that all applicants applying for our Driver/Guide positions must be 21 or older.
Alaska Coach Tours was formed in 2004 for the purpose of providing ground transportation and tour services for Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Regent, Oceania, Un-Cruise and Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic in Southeast Alaska. We operate in Ketchikan, Juneau, Sitka, and Skagway during the summer season from May through September. Our company owns and operates approximately 85 motorcoaches in these locations - providing Southeast Alaska with one of the youngest motorcoach fleets available.Keep up with us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Alaska.Coach.Tours/
In Seattle, our primary operation will be providing transportation for the cruise ships in Seattle and Vancouver, BC. The majority of our drivers' time will be spent doing Sea-Tac airport and hotel pick-ups and drop offs. We'll also be running the tours that the ships sells, which consist of day trips to Woodinville wine country, the Space Needle, Pike Place Market and Boeing.Learn more about Pacific Alaska Tours on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PacificAlaskaTours/
The Employee Experience
Alaska Coach Tours is an Alaskan-owned and operated company. We provide a work environment that focuses on integrity, team work, and having positive experiences that make for fond memories. As a driver/guide, your primary objective is to conduct narrated bus tours and transfers, while representing our 4 core values: Safety, Quality, Teamwork, and Environmental Responsibility. Because we view our seasonal employees as members of our team, we strive to make their experience as enjoyable and rewarding as possible with unique opportunities for recreation, team building, and networking. Positive, high- performing employees make our team stronger – especially when they return for multiple seasons and/or advance within our growing company.
In keeping with our Guiding Principle of Environmental Responsibility, Alaska Coach Tours is extremely proud of the following ventures: to be one of a select few tour companies using an ultra-low sulfur fuel; and our plan in the near future is to prepare for the operation of one of the first electric motorcoaches in Alaska. Because we gain so much from this great region, we believe it is imperative to be good stewards and to give something back.
We are looking for people who:
- Have safe/good driving skills (overall good driving record)
- Enjoy providing customer service
- Are good speaking to the public
- Work well with others
These four aspects are an integral part of the Driver Guide position with Alaska Coach Tours.
Room and Board
Alaska Coach Tours DOES offer employee housing for driver/guides in both Alaska and Seattle, WA. There is a flat daily rate deducted from each paycheck if you choose to stay in company housing. This rate covers the monthly rent, electric, trash, water/sewer charges and is about 50% less expensive than if you were to try and find housing on your own.
Please note: there are multiple individuals in each residence and everyone has a roommate.
What is NOT covered in the charge for employee housing is cable/internet service and anything you would normally purchase for your own house such as your basic necessities, groceries, cleaning supplies, sheet/towels etc.
We do provide each house with basic furniture including pots/pans, dishes, single twin beds, couch, dining table.
All employees are eligible for a contract completion bonus at the end-of-the season.
Driver/guides are eligible for a safety bonus at the successful completion of their contract.
Driver/guides are also provided with a $250 travel bonus, each way, to assist with their travel to/from their division of employment.
Getting Here and Getting Around
It is the employee's responsibility to make their own travel arrangements to/from their division of employment.
Once at the division, it is the employee's responsibility to get themselves to/from work on time.
It is highly recommended that consideration be given to bringing a bike or driving a car up to Alaska. Once in your division, some drivers pull their money to purchase a used car for the summer season to assist with their transportation needs.
Alaska is definitely the land of outdoor fun - whether it is kayaking through the pristine waters, hiking gorgeous trails through the Tongass National Forest or enjoying a softball game under the midnight sun. There is always time to get out and enjoy the natural beauty of this great land - and you should take those opportunities when in Southeast Alaska.
As a tourism employee, you will have the chance to participate in multiple tours throughout the summer. Most operators provide industry rates or space available seating for our employees. Enjoy an afternoon of whale watching, zipline courses, dog sledding, floatplane trips, railroad tours, go karts, helicopter tours, guided hikes, biking tours, river rafting, kayaking and many other excursions.
How to Apply
Please complete our on-line application.
We hope you will consider joining our team in Alaska this summer!