Alaska Travel Adventures

JUNEAU Lake Canoe
JUNEAU Sea Kayak
JUNEAU Whale Watching
JUNEAU Lake Canoe
JUNEAU Lake Kayak
SKAGWAY Liarsville
KETCHIKAN Orca Beach Hiking
JUNEAU Gold Panning
JUNEAU Whale Watching
KETCHIKAN Jeep Adventure
SITKA Sea Kayak and Boat
JUNEAU Whale Watching
JUNEAU Gold Creek Salmon Bake
SITKA Sea Kayak and Boat

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

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.

Ideal Candidate

  • 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

You may choose to arrange your own housing or utilize housing secured by Alaska Travel Adventures.  Craig’s List, Facebook, local newspaper classifieds and online real estate/rental housing resources are great places to check for rentals and rental situations.  Seasonal housing is usually in high demand.  

For employees choosing to live in housing secured by ATA, a refundable security deposit is required and there is a flat daily rate deducted from each bi-weekly paycheck.  

  • Housing is unfurnished
  • All rooms are double occupancy (for this reason, no queen or king beds allowed)
  • The company does not provide furnishings, houseware or kitchenware of any kind.
  • Most employees choose to purchase twin size cot or air mattress and kitchenware.  Inexpensive house and kitchenware may be purchased at local thrift or sporting goods stores.
  • With the exception of phone, cable TV and internet, rent includes the cost of utilities
  • All employees should bring a personal cell phone

Living in company housing is a privilege, not a right.  It is important for everyone to be respectful of others living in housing.  For this reason, guidelines are in place to help ensure our company housing can be enjoyed by all.  Residents will be required to sign a housing agreement prior to living in company housing. 

Employee Perks

  • 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: 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 Bellingham, WA, check with the Alaska Marine Highway for current sailings: or call 800-642-006.

Although we do everything in our power to secure housing close to each operation, it is not always possible.  It is highly recommended that consideration be given to bringing a bike or driving a car up to Alaska.  Used cars and bikes are usually available for sale in all locations.  Facebook has proven very helpful to employees in locating these deals in the past.  Some employees have pooled their money to purchase a used car for the summer season to assist with their transportation needs.

Juneau, Ketchikan, & Anchorage have a limited public bus system that connects the main commerce centers.  Sitka and Skagway are very pedestrian and bike-friendly towns. 

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. 

For Fun

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.

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We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to the team!