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        Above and Beyond Alaska (ABAK) is seeking individuals dedicated to creating an exceptional and sincere guest experience on on land, sea, and ice.  Our accelerated, short operating season requires team members to pace themselves, maintain consistently superior safety protocol and customer service, and find joy in making someone's day.  

Ideal candidates are punctual and professional, dedicated to safety and environmental education, possesses excellent communication skills, and thrive in a work environment that emphasizes a team approach while valuing self-direction


DATES

Above and Beyond Alaska is in full operation from May 1st through September 30th
Guide Applicants must be able to attend mandatory guide training from April 19th - May 1st
All other positions have some flexibility in their start/end dates. 

 

  • Glacier Guide

    Glacier
    Guide Positions

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    Our guides embody Above and Beyond Alaska’s dedication to safety, customer service, and environmental conservation. ABAK Guides must be able to participate in an intensive pre-season training program at the end of April to learn or develop technical skills, natural history knowledge, and superior customer service strategies.    
     
    The vast majority of ABAK glacier tours operate on the Mendenhall Glacier, accessing this magnificent feature by foot, large canoes, or kayak.  Guides will be trained in specific tours and technical skills that correspond with their ability level and motivation to grow.  Additionally, guides will develop a formidable knowledge of the unique rainforest and glacial ecosystems and geographical features.
     
    • Guide 6 – 10 hour technical hiking, glacier trekking, and/or ice climbing tours for up to 7 clients while maintaining safety protocol, superior customer service, and providing natural history narrative.
    • Actively contribute to a collaborative team environment in the field and company headquarters.
    • Provide transportation to clients in company vans to and from downtown Juneau.
    • Pack, clean, repair, and maintain ABAK outdoor apparel, equipment, facilities and vessels.
     
    COMPENSATION
    $14/hour plus gratuities
    End of Season Bonus
     
    SCHEDULE
    40-50 hours/week during Peak Season
    5 days on, 2 days off
     
    REQUIREMENTS
    Age: 21 years of age or older
    US Citizen OR Be Eligible to Work in the US
    Professional Appearance and Excellent Personal Hygiene
    Availability: April 19 through September 30.
    Experience: 1 year Guiding Experience (Trekking, Ice Climbing, Technical Hiking, Mountaineering)
    Driver’s License valid through September 2019
         No Moving Violations within the last three years
     
    REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS
    WFR Certification valid through September 2019
     
    BONUS SKILLS
    Canoeing and Kayaking, Southeast Alaska Natural History Knowledge, Food Preparation, Multilingual (Including ASL)
     
    GEAR
    Glacier guides will provide and maintain personal glacier safety gear throughout the season.  Full personal gear list will be provided at time of hire. 
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  • Sea Kayak Guide

    Sea Kayak
    Guide Positions

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    Our guides embody Above and Beyond Alaska’s dedication to safety, customer service, and environmental conservation. ABAK Guides must be able to participate in an intensive pre-season training program at the end of April to learn or develop technical skills, natural history knowledge, and superior customer service strategies.   
    ABAK Sea Kayaking Tours operate on several remote and local coastal waterways, including the Channel Island State Marine Park, Admiralty Island, and Auke Bay.  Sea Kayak Guides will be trained in specific tours, locations, and skills based on their ability level and motivation to grow.  Additionally, guides will develop a formidable knowledge of the unique rainforest, coastal, and marine ecosystems of the various operating areas.  *FULL TIME AND PART TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE*
     
    • Prepare equipment and food for assigned trips, process used gear post-trip, make repairs as needed, and maintain a clean workspace.
    • Teach effective and safe kayaking skills to novice paddlers, provide accurate natural-history narrative throughout tours, and maintain awareness of risk, weather, and marine conditions throughout the tour experience.
    • Guide 3.5 – 8 hour sea kayaking tours in remote wilderness locations for up to 8 clients.
    • Must be able to travel on float plane and/or small motor boat, and safety operate company vans to transport guests and equipment.
    • Actively contribute to a collaborative team environment in the field and company headquarters.
    • Provide transportation to clients in company vans to and from downtown Juneau.
     
    COMPENSATION
    $14/hour plus gratuities
    End of Season Bonus
     
    SCHEDULE
    40-50 hours/week during Peak Season
    5 days on, 2 days off
     
    REQUIREMENTS
    Age: 21 years of age or older
    US Citizen OR Be Eligible to Work in the US
    Professional Appearance and Excellent Personal Hygiene
    Availability: April 19 through September 30.
    Experience: 1 year Kayak Guiding Experience, Must Know how to Swim
    Skills: Self and Assisted Rescue, USCG Rules of Road, Multi-Day Sea Kayak Guiding, Natural History       
    Knowledge
    Driver’s License valid through September 2019
         No Moving Violations within the last three years
     
    REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS:
    WFR Certification valid through September 2019
    Preferred: ACA Instructor, Trip Certification
     
    BONUS SKILLS:
    Stand-Up Paddleboard Experience, Southeast Alaska Natural History Knowledge, Food Preparation, Multilingual (Including ASL)
     
    PERSONAL GEAR:
    Sea Kayak Guides will provide and maintain the following personal safety and paddle gear throughout the season - PFD, Knife, Personal Hype Kit, Rain Gear, Dry Bag or Pack, Rubber Boots or Cold-Water Footwear.
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  • Rental Specialist

    Rental Shop
    Kayak / SUP Rental Shop

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    Our Kayak and Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) rental shop is located in a small, but active port north of downtown Juneau.  Nestled between the Juneau Icefield and the Pacific Ocean, Juneau, AK is a bustling community of outdoor enthusiasts that take advantage of long summer days to explore the temperate rainforest, glacial ecosystems, and world-class paddling areas.  

    Rental Specialists must have a warm personality, strong character, experience providing the best customer service, and desire to develop paddle skills.  ABAK will train individuals who are punctual and professional, dedicated to working outside, and possess excellent communication skills.  Applicants should thrive in a work environment that emphasizes a team approach while valuing self-direction.

    A jack of all trades applicant is punctual and professional, dedicated to working outside, possesses excellent communication skills, and thrives in a work environment that emphasizes a team approach while valuing self-direction.  Our crew members are encouraged to use our kayaks, boards, and gear, free of charge, on their time off!

    Compensation:
    $14/hour 1-3% of Gross Wages Bonus 

    Requirements:  
    Must Be 21 Years of Age or Older 
    Available May  – September (Dates are Flexible)
    Valid CPR and First Air Certification 
    Valid Drivers License  
    Retail, Kayak, and/or SUP Experience preferred  
    Proficient with computers (MS Office)  
    Excellent written and spoken communication skills.

    Duties in Include: 
       • Develop comprehensive knowledge of rental shop kayak and SUP fleet, and Juneau paddle areas. 
       • Provide superior customer service, teach basic kayaking/SUP skills, facilitate safety briefing to rental guests, transport guests and kayaks to various launch points around Juneau. 
       • Develop proficiency in retail and rental POS system, handle credit card transactions, maintain rental and retail inventory, answer phones.  
       • Learn Kayak and SUP repair techniques and assist with maintaining rental fleet.  
       • Actively maintain safe and clean customer areas, workspaces, bathrooms, and kitchen areas at all ABAK locations.  
       • Maintain and safely operate company vehicles. 

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  • Office and Logistics Coordinator

    Office
    Office / Logistics

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    Above and Beyond Alaska (ABAK) is the premier guiding service in southeast Alaska with a lot of moving pieces, several operational zones, and a diverse portfolio of wilderness experiences to offer.  We are seeking multi-tasking extraordinaires with a sharp attention to detail and ability to problem solve in a dynamic dispatch setting. Our employees embody ABAK's dedication to safety, customer service, and environmental conservation. 
     
    Exceptional written and spoken communication skills are a must – the Office and Logistics Coordinator directly engages with clients daily and is the point of contact for all guides in the field.  Additionally, the Office and Logistics Coordinator works with operations managers to audit guide schedules and tour assignments, manage company vehicle fleet, and coordinate additional support to clients in the field.   
     
    Ideal candidates are punctual and professional, utilize excellent communication skills, and thrive in a work environment that emphasizes a team approach while valuing self-direction.  All ABAK employees are encouraged to use our kayaks, paddleboards, and outdoor equipment on their time off to explore the great outdoors.
    • Develop a comprehensive knowledge of ABAK tours and operational zones to utilize when booking tours, preparing schedules, and making recommendations to prospective clients on the phone, in person, or email/on-line chat. 
    • Utilize excellent written and spoken language skills to communicate with current and prospective guests, coworkers, and management team and maintain operational spreadsheets.
    • Manage daily timeline and schedule board for up to 10 simultaneously running tours, provide communications support to crew members in the field and facilitate access to additional services in the event of an emergency. 
    • Maintain safe and clean facilities (warehouse, retail, office, and restrooms) by prioritizing daily tasks, performing regular custodial duties and contributing to a cooperative team environment.
    COMPENSATION
    $14/hour plus gratuities
    End of Season Bonus
     
    SCHEDULE
    40-50 hours/week during Peak Season
    5 days on, 2 days off
     
    REQUIREMENTS
    Age: 21 years of age or older
    US Citizen OR Be Eligible to Work in the US
    Professional Appearance and Excellent Personal Hygiene
    Availability: May 1 through September 30.
    Experience: 1 Year in Customer Service, Tourism, Sales, or Communications related field
    Driver’s License valid through September 2019
         No Moving Violations within the last three years
     
    REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS
    Adult/Child CPR and First Aid
     
    BONUS SKILLS
    Office Administration, Passion for Organizing, Procurement/Purchasing Skills
     
    GEAR
    Office Casual or Outdoor Professional Attire
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  • Support Specialist

    Support
    Office / Logistics

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    Above and Beyond Alaska (ABAK) specializes in small group adventure tours, often outfitting up to 10 groups per day with top-of-the-line outdoor gear, outerwear and footwear, and hearty snacks.  Support Specialists work in tandem with the guide and logistics team to ensure that all tours are properly outfitted for single and multi-day wilderness trips.  Additionally, Support Specialists maintain ABAK Facilities, Gear, and Vehicles.
     
    Support Specialists are outdoor enthusiasts who are interested in developing guide and technical skills on the ocean or glaciers.  Opportunities to kayak, trek, and climb with outdoor professionals abound – frequently, Support Specialists return to ABAK as glacier and sea kayak guides. 
     
    DUTIES INCLUDE
    • Maintain inventory of food and warehouse supplies.
    • Prepare hearty snacks and meals in accordance with client dietary needs and food safety regulations.
    • Pack, Clean, and Repair outdoor gear and apparel (We will teach you!)
    • Transport equipment, clients, and kayaks to various locations around Juneau.
    • Assist guides in outfitting clients, performing retail transactions.
    • Maintain a clean front-of-house staging, retail, and restroom area, and a clean and organized back-of-house warehouse workspace.
    COMPENSATION
    $14/hour
    End of Season bonus
     
    REQUIREMENTS
    Age: 21 years of age or older
    Professional Appearance and Excellent Personal Hygiene
    Availability: May – September (Specific Start/End Dates are Flexible)
    Experience: 1 year in Customer Relations in Retail/Tourism/or Service Setting
                        -or- 1 year in outdoor recreation, maintenance, or environmental field.
    Driver’s License valid through September 2019
         No Moving Violations within the last three years
     
    REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS
    Adult/Child CPR and First Aid
     
    BONUS SKILLS
    Sewing, Custodial Arts, Carpentry, Food Preparation and Safety, Procurement or Purchasing, Multilingual (ASL Included)
     
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  • Tour Representative

    Office
    Office / Logistics

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    Represent Above and Beyond Alaska as the first point of contact for the clients that meet us at the cruise ship docks in downtown Juneau.

    • Assist with day-to-day tour operations on the cruise ship docks, assisting and entertaining passengers in the short period before their tour departs and acting as liaison with cruise line representatives before, during and after tours have departed.
    • Tour reps help to foster sales and settle daily accounting with cruise lines, as well as assisting with other administrative duties as assigned.
    • Must enjoy engaging in conversation and working in a fast paced environment while maintaining a positive and professional attitude.
    • Excellent entry level position for anyone interested in tourism, guiding, or a social fun summer position with lots of flexibility. 
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How to Apply

Apply online via the link provided. We look forward to hearing from you!


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