Passionate about cooking? Delighted by local Alaskan foods? Want to work in a kitchen by-the-sea?
Join Us This Summer for Wilderness and Wildlife in Southeast Alaska!
Experience the incredible wilderness and wildlife of the Inside Passage while working for Alaska’s premier day cruise company. Our jobs are educational, rewarding and fun! Whale watching is nearly an everyday occurrence in Juneau!
We operate exclusively in Southeast Alaska throughout the Alexander Archipelago.
Jobs in the Spotlight
About Allen Marine Tours
Allen Marine Tours, Alaska’s premier day-cruise company, is seeking enthusiastic, hard-working applicants to join us this tour season to provide a level of extraordinary service we call ‘True Alaskan Hospitality’. We are looking for crew members with a strong sense of team spirit, a proud professionalism, and a desire to deliver unparalleled guest experiences. Our family-owned company has a wide range of positions available in Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka and Glacier Bay. From vessel and lodge crew, to shore support and tour dispatch, we do it all!
A Little About Us:
Bob and Betty Allen bought their first tour vessel in 1970 and have been providing authentic Alaskan experiences for nearly half a century! Their family history and company principles are featured in their biography, written by Peter Metcalf in 2011, called Bob and Betty Allen's Alaska - A Miracle of Hotcakes, A Fleet of Saints, and A Rising Tide of Visitors.
To date, our fleet has grown to over 30 U.S. Coast Guard certified passenger vessels. Our shipyard in Sitka hand crafts custom, aluminum, jet-powered vessels that fly through the water, speeding crew and guests alike to view nature's spectacle. As a local, family-owned and operated company, we put our heart into everything we do; continuously striving to contribute to our local economies, to protect our pristine wilderness environment, to sustain our quality of life and to preserve the integrity of our native cultures.
The Employee Experience
Whether you are a newcomer to the seasonal workforce, or you are an experienced traveler looking for your next adventure, Allen Marine Tours can be your passport to the Last Frontier. Here in Alaska we work and play where snow-capped mountains and dense rainforests meet island-studded fjords. At Allen Marine, offering ‘True Alaskan Hospitality’ is our mission, and sharing the experiences of this Great Land & Sea with our guests, is our passion. We believe that extensive training and positive communication is the glue that bonds effective teams. We create our teams to craft a special and memorable connection with each other and with our guests alike. Expand your knowledge, enrich your life, and add a very unique chapter to your own story. If you have a great attitude, a strong work ethic and share our passion for people, you may (like many of us here at Allen Marine) come to Alaska for a summer and stay in Alaska for a lifetime.
At Allen Marine, we strive to create a team environment that is inclusive and respectful. Our safe workplaces, fair management practices and ethical policies set the stage for a rewarding, challenging and FUN seasonal adventure for all!
A qualified candidate is:
- 21 years old at time of employment (a limited number of positions are open to persons as young as 18)
- US Citizen (proof of eligibility to work required)
- Drug free (pre-employment and random drug testing throughout the season required)
- Available for entire tour season
- Positive, with a genuine concern for the happiness and well-being of the customers
- Flexible, with the ability to adapt to sudden changes in routine
- Team oriented, with a strong work ethic
- Punctual, with a neat and well-groomed appearance
Room and Board
Availability of Employee Housing with Allen Marine Tours may vary by port and by season. Please contact each Division separately for availability. It is best to start looking for housing at your earliest opportunity and we are happy to point you in the direction of listings and opportunities! If Employee Housing is available, the charge is a flat daily rate, deducted out of each bi-weekly paycheck, with a refundable Security Deposit due upon moving in.
Did you know?
Allen Marine is certified by Adventure Green Alaska as a sustainable tourism company.
- Seasonal Availability Bonus
- Retail Bonus for select positions
- Seasonal Incentives
- Guest Pass program
- Opportunities for local tour excursions for free or at reduced rates
- Pride to be working with the best team in Southeast Alaska!
Did you know?
Allen Marine is a proud participant in Whale SENSE, a voluntary education and recognition program
offered to commercial whale watching companies in Juneau.
Getting Here and Getting Around
Our bases of operation are surrounded by wilderness; exclusively accessible from the outside world by Alaska Airlines or the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Service. Allen Marine does not offer transportation assistance or reimbursement to reach each individual location.
Juneau is the state capital (population; 32,000) with miles of road carved along the coast. A limited public bus system that connects the main commerce centers but does not extend far outside the main city limits. Public transportation ends 1.5 miles from our facility. It is recommended to bring a vehicle to Juneau or consider purchasing a used vehicle (usually ample availability!). Car-pooling and bike-commuting among crew members is very common.
Ketchikan is Alaska’s “Salmon Capital” and the fourth largest city (population: 14,000) in the state. There is a public bus system that connects the main commerce centers but does not extend far outside the main city limits. It is possible to live comfortably in Ketchikan without a vehicle, but it is recommended that you at least bring a bike to get around town.
Sitka, Alaska’s first capital, is considered to be one of Alaska’s most picturesque and historically fascinating communities (population: 9,000). Sitka is a very pedestrian and bike-friendly town with 7 miles of road in each direction from the downtown area. Local bus service is also available.
Southeast Alaska boasts countless glaciers, remote islands, an abundance of wildlife and small communities with a whole lot of heart! Kayaking, hiking, biking, camping, boating and fishing are just a few favorite local activities to indulge in on your time off. Local recreation centers offer activities from swimming and racquetball to martial arts and belly dancing. Explore our towns by attending a wide variety of festivals and performances scheduled throughout the summer featuring local and visiting artists. Browse local galleries, museums and libraries for a glimpse into the cultural panorama, or just join your friends for a sunset campfire (a must-do!).
Vessel Crew: Join our elite vessel crews to experience wilderness, wildlife, and glaciers and more!
- Guest Service Crew
Lodge Crew: Work and play in the wilds of Alaska while working at our day lodge located on beautiful Colt Island, near Juneau!
- Grill Master
- Prep Cook
- Kitchen Utility
- Lodge Crew
- Gift Shop Cashier
Shore Support: Enjoy your time in Alaska as the backbone (and heart!) of our team!
- Tour Representative
- Tour Dispatcher
- Shuttle Driver
- Retail Coordinator
- Port Engineer
- Assistant Port Engineer
Did you know?
Allen Marine built 19 ferry boats for New York Waterways of which five were used in the safe rescue of 115 passengers and crew during the “Miracle on the Hudson” successfully executed by Captain Sully.
How to Apply
If you have questions, please click on the following link for direct contact information to each of our locations, http://www.allenmarinetours.com/contact/employment.html.