Work in Southeast Alaska - Alaska Travel Adventures is hiring Adventure Tour Guides for Summer 2021
Enjoy Alaska's Best This Summer with Alaska Travel Adventures
Alaska Travel Adventures is in the business of making our guests’ Alaska vacation dreams come true! We are looking for enthusiastic, adventurous individuals to help us create the best possible experience for our guests. We are one of Alaska's most diversified vacation companies, with a team of over 300 statewide employees and over 40 years of industry leading experience.
Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Sitka, Alaska
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About Alaska Travel Adventures
Are you ready for your office to be the great outdoors? We are looking for hard workers, and by "work" we mean kayaking in Camp Coogan Bay, rafting on the Mendenhall River, and canoeing on Mendenhall Lake, as well as guiding our Guests, cooking and preparing food, maintaining gear, cleaning the van...the list is long!
This is more than just a job - it’s an adventure and a lifestyle! Competitive wages, seasonal bonus program, training in outdoor skills such as rafting and housing placement assistance are among the advantages of employment with our company.
The Employee Experience
Juneau, Alaska’s remote capital, reachable only by air or water is a thriving city offering a great blend of city amenities and small-town hospitality. Nearly 32,000 people call Juneau home, many of them working in government, tourism, mining, and fishing. Juneau employees have the perks of many conveniences such as big-box stores, a movie theatre, bowling alley, and a variety of watering holes.
Skagway, with a population of just around 1,000, is located at the northernmost point of the Inside Passage in Southeast Alaska. With its streets lined with wooden boardwalks and historically restored buildings, Skagway looks much as it did 100 years ago. Skagway has one library, one financial institution, 2 grocery stores, 3 museums, and 6 saloons. In Skagway, team members with passports can enjoy trips to Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory. Just 2 hours away, it is the closest city.
Ketchikan is known as Alaska’s “first city” due to its location at the southern tip of the Inside Passage. Rain or shine, the beauty of Ketchikan’s lush, green, temperate rainforest setting is immediately apparent. Good fishing and a vibrant artist community, Ketchikan has something for everyone.
Sitka is the perfect location for someone looking to have a lighter workload and lots of time to enjoy their surroundings. A historic gem, Sitka and it’s beautiful surroundings make it ideal for the avid outdoor enthusiast.
- Must possess a positive attitude that is friendly, considerate and energetic
- Work as an effective team member
- Exceptional customer service skills and a knack for entertaining guests
- Confident, with a genuine concern for the happiness and well-being of others
- A strong work ethic & safety first attitude
- Flexibility, a cool head and thinking on your feet are a must
- Some positions require CPR/First aid and CDL or Coast Guard certifications
- Excellent presentation & communication skills
- Punctual, with a professional, well-groomed appearance
- Able to take direction and willingness to learn new skills
Room and Board
No company housing options available at this time.
- Experience Alaska while earning competitive wages
- Learn new skills
- Opportunity to cross-train for a variety of tour operations
- Create memories and friendships that last a lifetime
- Performance-based bonuses are available to team members in many positions
- Reliable work and days off to enjoy the Last Frontier
- Get connected to local tours at industry rates or sometimes on a complimentary basis
Getting Here and Getting Around
It is your responsibility to make your own travel arrangements to and from Alaska and also be able to get to and from your work location. The main airline serving Southeast Alaska is Alaska Airlines: www.alaskaair.com or call 800-252-7522. The road to Alaska is 2,400 miles of amazing Canadian and Alaskan wilderness. Many employees see a road trip as part of their Alaskan adventure. For ferry reservations from Skagway, AK, Prince Rupert, B.C. or BellinAlthough we do everything in our power to secure housing close to each operation, it is not always possible.
All locations have a bi-weekly pay period, so we suggest you have sufficient funds for food, etc. for at least the first three weeks of employment.
Summer in Alaska means working and playing hard. With almost endless hours of daylight, even after a full day of work there is always time for play. In all of our locations, our employees are surrounded by breathtaking mountains, glaciers, deep fjords and flowing rivers. So, whether you are looking to hike gorgeous trails through the Tongass National Forest, fish in the pristine waters, or just get out and enjoy your local community; adventure, new friends and fond memories await.
We encourage our guides to experience all of the tours we have to offer, as well as, enjoy the benefits of being a part of Alaska’s tourism industry. Many local operators provide industry rates or space available seating for our employees. We would love to connect you with these opportunities.
How to Apply
If you are interested in working with Alaska Travel Adventures this summer, please explore our opportunities to get a perspective on the different jobs available. Once you have selected your dream position, we recommend you fill out our online application.
In accordance with our environmental sustainability policy, we encourage our employees and guests to create less waste through paperless transactions whenever possible. Think twice before printing!
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION AT: https://www.alaskatraveladventures.com/more/employment-info/
We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to the team!