Glacier Dog Sledding
Premier outdoor adventure with a renowned family owned company.
SE Alaska offering glacier dog sledding
About Alaska Icefield Expeditions
Join our team of Iditarod, Yukon Quest, and Professional Athletes for the opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Our passion for mushing and the North Country is exemplified by the personal attention guests receive from our staff. As an Alaskan Family Owned and Operated Business, we strive to present guests with an authentic Alaskan Experience.
The Employee Experience
Ever wonder what it would be like to live and work on a glacier? In Alaska?
Come join our team, that works together to create a memorable experience for guests and sled dogs who LOVE what they do.
Not only will you get to meet people from all over the world, but you will also get to be one on one with past and future Iditarod runners, sled dog puppies and sled dogs who are training. There will be lots to learn and we are happy to share with you!
The best members of our team are people who love dogs and people. You will be a key member of a hard working team. Excellent communication, timeliness, ability to work alone or with others is very important. Ability to maintain a friendly and professional attitude with co workers and guests at all times.
The ideal candidate will be physically fit and enjoy working outdoors in all types of weather. Maintain a positive attitude and proactive manner throughout the work day.
Prior glacier travel experience, extended backpacking, Wilderness medicine skills and a second language are welcome.
Room and Board
Living on a glacier is an adventure in itself and we make it easier by providing housing.
Staff will be in vinyl Quonset huts with 2 to 4 people.
There is a full-time cook on staff to provide all meals while on the glacier.
One day off a week in town where housing is available as well. You pay for food on your day off.
Besides the obvious of working in Alaska on a glacier, there are some other perks...
- Work with a family owned company
- Create memorable experiences to have for a lifetime
- Cuddle puppies!!!
- Learn to mush!
- Meet and make new friends
- All Meals are provided by a full time camp cook in camp
- There are Performance Bonuses for Mushers
- Possible comp tours on other Juneau Adventures
- Gear Discounts
- Tips. While they are NOT solicited, as in all service industries they do occur
- Creating life long friends
- Commute to work every week with a helicopter - dependent on position.
You also get to be part of an experience that comes from a long history. Learn from and work with past and future Iditarod mushers and handlers.
Getting Here and Getting Around
Employees will be responsible for getting to and from Juneau or Skagway before and after the season. Most people fly into Juneau, although some elect to take the ferry or drive. We will provide transportation from the airport or ferry terminal. Should you decide to drive your own vehicle, there are places to park, however we are not responsible for lost/theft/damages.
Besides being in Alaska, there are a plethora of things to do and see.
- Cultural attractions
And so much more!