Remote Camp/Fishing Guide
GCi's Agulowak Retreat

Come Guide in Wild Alaska!

Located on Private Property within the Nations Largest State Park, Wood-Tikchik State Park.

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Remote Camp/Fishing Guide

GCi's Agulowak Retreat
Anchorage, Alaska
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts in 3 months. (Jun 06, 2023)

Willing to train the right individuals. 

GCI's Remote Camp Guide will provide small boat operation and guiding services for guests of the company, serve as a fishing, hiking, sightseeing, kayaking, sailing and skeet range guide, and to conduct various operational tasks and facility maintenance tasks as needed.  Operate, drive, and navigate passenger boats according to regulations.  Instruct guests on boating safety and use of life jackets. Report to supervisor all accidents, injuries, and unsafe work conditions.

Essential Duties:

  • Provide guided fishing, sightseeing, kayaking, hiking and sailing services on area streams and rivers to guests of the company.
  • Conduct routine daily boat and fishing equipment maintenance.
  • Fresh fish processing, handling and packaging.
  • Assist other Retreat staff with loading and unloading of supplies, luggage and guests from Retreat airplane, boats, and vehicles, as well as other various guest support duties.
  • Assist other Retreat staff with routine facility, grounds, vehicle and equipment maintenance duties.
  • Function as Range Master on Retreat skeet shooting range.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledgeable of and able to perform the duties of a professional fishing guide including knowing how, when and where to fish, appropriate and professional interaction with guests, safe watercraft operation in a variety of water and weather conditions and understanding of fish and wildlife characteristics and behavior.  
  • Ability to operate as a skilled boat operator, fisherman and instructor that is familiar with the remote Alaskan environment and, knowledgeable about Southwest Alaska geography.
  • Ability to skillfully, properly and safely operate Retreat equipment including power tools and motorized equipment.
  • Must be able to perform routine minor boat, outboard motor and jet unit servicing.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and be able to interact in a polite and professional manner with guests of the company.
  • Ability to perform a variety of tasks, working independently or with other personnel in a remote environment.  
  • Knowledgeable of laws and rules regulating sport fishing and be able to both promote and follow catch and release practices.
  • Stay current with company safety systems and Retreat safety policies.
Minimum Qualifications:
  •  A minimum of two years’ experience is required in the following: boating on lake or river or employment in a similar position.
  • Completion of a guide training course is preferred.  
  • Minimum of High school diploma or equivalent

Certifications Required and valued:

  • USCG Operator Uninspected Passenger Vessel certification (OUPV) is preferred.
  • First Aid/CPR/AED training – within one month of hire
  • Applicant must pass a pre-employment urinalysis. Upon employment, applicant will be enrolled in DOT random drug testing program.

All Levels:

Physical Requirements: Must be capable of performing a variety of physical functions involving lifting and carrying loads up to 70 lbs., efficiently and safely entering and exiting aircraft, boats and other motorized equipment, operation of 6-wheeler, 4-wheeler and Bobcat, climbing ladders to heights of 20 feet, rowing an 18 foot river boat for sustained periods, standing and operating an outboard motor in rough water conditions and be able to demonstrate both fly fishing and conventional fishing techniques.

Working Conditions: Must live and work at a remote retreat location (with employer provided room and board) for a period of approximately 5 months.  Work schedule is 7 days per week.  Most duties are performed outside with exposure to weather.
  • Required to have completed COVID-19 vaccine series.

The company and its subsidiaries operate in a 24/7 environment providing critical services to Alaskans and may need to respond to public health and safety matters or other business emergencies. Due to business needs employees may be contacted outside of the normal business hours to respond to the immediate emergency. As such, you will be requested to provide emergency after hours contact numbers, to include your home and cell phone numbers if you have those services.

Driving Requirements (if applicable): Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and a satisfactory driving record.

EEO: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or another characteristic protected by law.

Disclaimer:  The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, and responsibilities required of employees assigned to this job.


Headquartered in Alaska with additional locations throughout the U.S., GCI has worked for more than 40 years to deliver communication and technology services to some of the most remote communities and in some of the most challenging conditions in North America. GCI is a pioneer in its field, bringing telemedicine and online education capabilities to communities across the state and continuing efforts to connect the Arctic globally as well as providing strong services to consumer and business markets. GCI’s introduction of 1 GIG internet speeds in the state as well as its innovative partnership with Apple are among the countless ways the company has transformed communication and quality of life for Alaskans.

EEO: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or another characteristic protected by law.

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