Lead Guides
Alaska Outdoors

Guide for us throughout south central and interior Alaska!

National Parks and protected areas throughout South Central and Interior Alaska


Lead Guides

Alaska Outdoors
$4,000.00 / month + tips
Some experience required
Start Date:
Job starts in 3 months (May 26, 2020)

Position: Lead Guide

Duties and Responsibilities:

Spend your summer outdoors sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm for Alaska with fun and interesting clients from around the world. Hike, raft, kayak, flight see, ice climb and view lots of wildlife while leading 7-14 day multi-sport camping trips that are well organized and lots of fun.

Lead Guide will be responsible for independently leading small groups (up to 10 clients) on multi-day camping trips throughout South Central and Interior Alaska. In the field duties include, but are not limited to, interpreting natural history, preparing meals, leading activities, such as hikes, canoe trips, etc, and working with local tour operators to make day trip arrangements. Guides can expect to participate in active multi-sport tours: hiking, sea kayaking, glacier trekking, wildlife cruises, flightseeing and more!

Other duties may arise on the trips or be assigned by Alaska Outdoors as needed.

It’s hard work, but the payoff is worth it; great compensation, living the good life outdoors, learning new skills and making lots of new friends.

While not in the field guides have a place to stay (tent provided) at our base camp in Wasilla.

Minimum requirements:

  • Alaska trip guiding experience
  • Experience camping in Alaska
  • Clean, or mostly perfect driving record
  • Knowledge of Alaskan natural history and willingness to learn more
  • Experience cooking and managing food on multi-day trips
  • Current 1st Aid and CPR certification (wilderness first responder preferred)

Additional considerations:

  • Outgoing and comfortable entertaining groups and interpreting natural history
  • Detail-oriented and able to multi-task
  • A good time manager, able to keep a schedule
  • Comfortable driving a 15 passenger van pulling a cargo trailer (6X9)
  • Capable of physical activity and light lifting
  • Comfortable working as part of a team

Additional professional development/ university study is helpful
in the following areas:

  • Natural Sciences
  • Outdoor leadership
  • Natural history interpretation
  • Recreation and tourism
  • First aid

How to Apply

Interested applicants should email us a brief summary explaining why you think you are a good match for this position. Please include a resume. We know many outdoor tour leaders do not have a fully formed professional resume. We get it, but please send a good synopsis of your work history so we can evaluate your past work experiences.

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