Naturalist Hiking Guide
Alaska Nature Guides

Guiding hikes and nature walks in the Denali area - a dream job for the right person!

Denali State Park and Talkeetna, Alaska


Naturalist Hiking Guide

Alaska Nature Guides
Denali State Park, Alaska
Previous experience required
Start Date:
Job starts in 3 months (May 20, 2018)

Alaska Nature Guides is now taking applications to fill several naturalist hiking guide positions for the summer of 2018. Our guides lead nature walks, hikes, and other tours in the spectacular wilderness of Denali State Park and Talkeetna, Alaska.

Pay is about $145 per 9-hour day, plus tips. Your clients are generally well educated, appreciative, and very interested in learning about nature and Alaska.

We are a long-established and respected family business. We are the area's only Gold Level awardees of the state's Adventure Green Alaska sustainable tourism business program. We are fortunate to guide in some of the most spectacular areas on Earth, and we do our best to keep them that way. We are a small business, operate as a team, and are looking for just the right people to join our family for the summer. Is it you?

Only highly qualified candidates should apply. We prefer candidates with experience in wilderness skills, natural history, and guiding in Alaska. Applicants must be familiar with Alaskan flora and fauna and have a genuine interest in learning more. Guides must be physically fit, certified in first aid and CPR, and should be familiar with Leave No Trace ethics. This position involves a high degree of customer contact; applicant should be mature, responsible, independent, self-sufficient, fun, highly motivated, and enthusiastic. You will also drive a 15-passenger van and must have no accidents or violations on your record for the last three years.

Housing is available at our guides’ residence within the park. The park is fairly remote, so you should have your own reliable transportation. The hiking, fishing, canoeing, and wildlife viewing are fantastic, but there are few amenities or social outlets nearby. Our season is approximately May 20 - June 1st through Sept. 1st - 16th, (start and end dates are flexible within those time frames.) but some positions are shorter. We usually do our hiring in February, so please contact us and apply as soon as you can.

Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you!

How to Apply

If you are interested in working with us, please check out our website. You can apply online.

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