Alaska Mountain Guides & Chilkat Guides

Alaska Mountain Guides

Drive around the Tongass National Forest with guests while talking about the local nature.

Have a summer of a lifetime in Beautiful SE Alaska

  • spring
  • summer
  • fall
Haines, Alaska
unknown / hour + tips
No experience required
Start Date:
Starts in 2 months. (Jun 01, 2023)

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Have and maintain a clean driving record in order to be insured by CG company automotive insurance.
  • Maintain an FMCSA approved logbook for driving hours.
  • Responsible for following a strict daily schedule.
  • Complete vehicle checklists as needed.
  • Responsible for cleanliness and excellent maintenance of buses, tour equipment, and the locations that the tours visit.
  • Responsible for communicating all gear and vehicle issues to maintenance staff.
  • Complete appropriate driver checklists & paperwork at the end of each shift.
  • Must be a safe driver and obey all traffic laws..
  • Talk about nature and the surrounding flora and fauna 
  • Collect waivers, tickets and making sure all guests have signed waivers.
  • Responsible for communicating all incidents to Haines Program Manager.
  • Guest Safety first, then *Entertain guests, *Educate guests, and last but not least *Engage guests with questions.
  • Maintain the safety of guests at all times.
  • Must at all times be clean, well-groomed, courteous, honest and reliable.
  • Must possess a positive attitude that is friendly, considerate, strong, and energetic.
  • Must possess the desire to continually improve his/her knowledge and skills.
  • Must be willing to work as a strong team member, assisting in the maintenance of group morale.
  • Help the guides load and unload guests and gear throughout the trips.
  • Follow a tight time schedule and be on time with your trips.
  • Assist with other jobs/projects as needed by CG administration, this may include but is not limited to:
  • Assisting with food prep for cruise program.
  • Associated program maintenance needs.
  • Non-CDL driving of passengers or equipment. * Assist with grounds/lodging maintenance, cleaning, and general support.

Specific Job Requirements:

  • Have and maintain a Class B CDL with Passenger and Airbrakes endorsement. Some Skagway CDL positions may only require a Class C CDL. We can help you get your Class B CDL if needed. 
  • Pass FMCSA required pre-employment drug tests & screening.
  • Be enrolled in an FMCSA required random drug testing program.
  • Have and maintain a valid Medical Examiner’s Card.
  • Must possess a valid passport and be able to enter Canada.
  • Completion of CG Haines Driver training program (minimum of 8 hours).
  • Must be willing to become certified or possess current certification in at least CPR and First Aid.
  • Drivers must demonstrate the ability to set up all of the various site elements including tables, PFD’s, food and follow low impact guidelines in bear country.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds repeatedly throughout each day.
  • Must be able to carry loads over uneven ground.
  • Be able to maintain a tight schedule-ensure your group stays on schedule throughout all aspects of the tour.
  • Prior guiding, leadership, and tourism experience are helpful.
  • Possess a friendly, outgoing, professional demeanor at all times during interactions with guests and other CG employees.
  • Good leadership skills, ability to communicate and facilitate groups up to 30 people.
  • Must possess a strong work ethic.

Upon your arrival in Haines, you will receive an Employee Handbook. You will also need to complete all U.S. employment and FMCSA required paperwork.

How to Apply

If you are interested in pursuing this position, please visit our website to fill out an application. Email us an application, cover letter, and resume. We will formally begin the application review process at that point and contact you thereafter.

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