Do you have what it takes to be a Great Alaska guide?
Join our team and experience Alaska's Adventure destination for yourself!
Great Alaska Adventures is one of the oldest and most respected sport fishing and adventure destinations in Alaska. For over 3 decades our guides and staff have hosted guests from around the globe - Fishing, Mountain biking, Rafting, Bear Viewing, Hiking, Kayaking and much more.More about Great Alaska Adventures
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The Great Alaska team is truly one of a kind. If you are a self - starter that enjoys people, loves nature and would get satisfaction from sharing the Greatland with guests from around the globe (and from working with people who respect you and have fun!) Then perhaps you are Great Alaska, too.
Great Alaska Adventures has literally thousands of past staffers living around the world- once you're Great Alaska, you're always Great Alaska! Fun loving, hard working, professional and enthusiastic describes our perfect employee.
Room and Board
Room and board is included in all salary employees, and there is no fee for either. Housing is rustic but comfortable and the food is good and healthy.
Housing is a combination of cabins with electricity (no water) and high wall elk camp style canvas tents. Shared bath houses (men’s and women’s separate) and meals are served at the lodge 3 x daily. Staff bring their their own linens as well as plates, bowls and coffee cups. We have a washing station to do dishes.
Getting Here and Getting Around
Most staff do not drive to our lodge, however we are road accessible so you may. We provide shuttles to the local town (12miles) for banking, movies and other bits of civilization. Transfers are available on a set schedule 3 times per week, but more are available as things come up.
Transfers to Alaska are not included in the compensation. As employees are hired, arrival and departure dates are set and thy get their own flights to Anchorage and inform us if their arrival time and date. Once staff fly into Anchorage, we schedule a pickup (in advance) either by commuter air down to our local airport in Kenai, or by courtesy van drive. We schedule all of those on a case by case bases as we prepare for the season.
Return transportation back to Anchorage at the end of the season is also include once staff complete their seasonal commitment.
We all love Alaska and being in the amazing Kenai Peninsula is truly part of why we are all here. We provide fun activities for our staff including: movie nights, wilderness hiking trips, canoeing or kayaking trips, and guided fishing with our guides. Special events include Kenai Fjords Glacier cruises or trips to our award winning BearCamp for “employee of the month”. For the fishing crowd, the lodge is situated on the finest stretch of riverfront on the Kenai and so amazing salmon fishing is available daily on their time off.
Our season runs from mid/late May to the end of September. Our available opportunities include:
Works directly with G.M./owners as well as other managers to maintain smooth operation of resort. Quality compensation plus room/Board as well as supportive, fun environment. Great activities on days off. Must be great at both managing people and working directly with clients.
An incredible opportunity to join the BearCamp team as a helper to the head chef and server/busser. Must be comfortable in an incredible but truly remote environment, must love people and be easy to work with and live with! Background check required due to the sensitive nature of the job/location
Fishing or adventure enthusiasts looking for entry level work focusing on client and boat shuttles, landscaping, maintenance all other operational duties. This is the "foot in the door" that many guides for have used to learn the industry and experience Alaska for the first time.
Previous kitchen experience is a plus. Individual must work well as part of a team. Wash and put away dishes, pots, pans and cutlery, help with prep work as required and keep kitchen clean. A great foot in the door!
Great Alaska’s sport fishing guide team is second to none. Freshwater and saltwater positions available, both USCG licensed and not. Excellent training, weekly guide meetings and a team first atmosphere helps us create the best guides in Alaska.
Guest room and main lodge maintenance, cleaning and laundry- no experience required, but must be physically able, efficient and organized. A great opportunity to be in Alaska and gain work experience!
Driver position transferring guests from Anchorage hotels to lodge 135 miles away on modern, scenic highway. CDL preferred, and extensive customer service and great personality required. Must be organized, self starter and responsible. Excellent driving record of course required.
Mountain biking, river rafting, hiking, sea kayaking, bear viewing and more. Support staff, out camp provisioners and wilderness adventure manager positions available.
Office assistant position works in our riverfront office, helping arriving and departing clients check in and check out, answering phones, assisting clients with logistics, etc. Microsoft Office suite skill required, plus ability to learn new systems quickly. Excellent customer service skill req'd
Critical to our fishing program, the deckhands are the heavy lifters- shuttling guests to the marina, working on the deck all day long with heavy leads, sharp hooks and sometimes inexperienced fishermen are all in a days work for this hardy breed.
Main lodge Sous Chef position. Industry experience required, professional training and a focus on cleanliness and imagination, working in a fun but fast paced environment. Backup of head chef- training and work with management staff.
How to Apply
Please complete our online application via the link below.
Thank you for taking the time to consider Great Alaska. We look forward to seeing your information soon!