Forests Tides & Treasures

Breaching humpbacks in our front yard !
We carry some of the finest outdoor gear and apparel.
And lots of Ak Art
Outdoor fun of all types
2 of our most popular Ak artist
We got footwear!
We are surrounded by Glaciers!
Recycled and green lines abound.
Lots of AK Art
Lots of Orca pods in the Bay
AK Artisans

Hiring a Store Manager, Warehouse Supervisor & Retail clerks to work in a breathtaking land shaped by glaciers, nestled between mountains and the ocean.

Forests, Tides & Treasures serves the needs of Locals & Visitors in Seward, AK's year-round. We are in the heart of Seward Harbor having front row seats to it's wonderful harbor and spectacular Bay. We have 3 store fronts that offer an unique assortment of outdoor gear & apparel, handmade handmade Alaskan goods, gifts & other unique treasures.

Seward is a quaint Alaskan town nestled between rugged mountains and the sparkling Resurrection Bay. There is fantastic hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, whale-watching, glacier viewing and so much more to do all season right from our doorstep.

About Forests Tides & Treasures

After running small & large retail ventures for other Companies throughout the lower 48 & Alaska for many years, we decided to open our own retail Store in Alaska. In Oct 2017, we took over the historic Brown & Hawkins retail stores in Seward, AK. There we strove to embrace the B&H traditions of service to Locals and Visitors, with Seward’s and Alaska’s deep history at the forefront. With the sale of the B&H building in the summer of 2019, we rebranded our Retail Venture as Forests, Tides & Treasures in Oct of 2019 and then moved it all to the Boat Seward Harbor on Jan 1, 2020.

We carry a rich variety of goods that include Alaskan Art & Artisanal Goods, Outdoor Gear and Apparel, Souvenirs and Gifts, Infant and Children Toys and Apparel, Pet Supplies, Everyday Discount Den, and more! Locals and Visitors of all ages and backgrounds make up our core business. At FTT, we strive to meet all of our Guest’s needs, moods, attitudes and taste while cultivating a fun and friendly environment. Seward, Alaska is a great place to work and an amazing place to spend any extended period, no matter the time of year or weather.

The Employee Experience

Seward is one of the most beautiful places that you will have the opportunity to live in. It offers everything from the water to the land that you could hope for- boating, kayaking, fishing, hiking, camping, dog-mushing, flightseeing, whale watching. You name it. It is here. 

Seward is nestled between the Resurrection Bay and Kenai Mountain Range. You will see it all from your doorstep here: from Humpback whales bubble-net feeding, to rafts of Sea Otters preening and grooming in the Sun, to Brown Bears pulling Salmon right out of the Rivers. We have some of the best Salmon runs on the Kenai Peninsula. And you don't have to walk further than a quarter of a mile to hike some of the most picturesque and pristine mountain trails!

Ideal Candidate

Happy, engaged, curious, full of life, professional, generous, energetic, mindful.

Room and Board

We have limited housing available and can help you locate housing if you prefer. 

Employee Perks

Full/Part Time & Seasonal Benefits:

  • Generous Employee Purchase Program and Family Purchase Events
  • Summer Season Bonus payable upon successful completion of Season and Contract.
  • Free or discounted trips with Local Tour Companies
  • Up to 10 days of earned PTO after 6 months

Getting Here and Getting Around

There is a Bus Service and Train Service from Anchorage to Seward during specific periods of time. There is a Free shuttle around town during certain periods of the Summer season. There is taxi service available as well.  A bike will get you most places you want to go in Seward. 

If the opportunity presents itself, we encourage you to take the Train ride down to Seward or from Seward to Anchorage just for the experience! You will ride right through the heart of the Peninsula and see why so many of us came for a Summer and never left. 

For Fun

Seward offers an unbeatable year-round quality of life environment to attract residents, visitors and employees. The spectacular mountain and bay scenery, with abundant land-based and marine wildlife coupled with immediate access to pristine areas for hiking, mountain biking, mountain climbing, cross country skiing, snow machining, camping, fishing, white water rafting, dog mushing, sea kayaking, cold water scuba diving, and other outdoor activities make the City of Seward a year-round outdoor playground for all ages.

How to Apply

Please email your Resume to 

Please note the following in the body of your email: 1. Note that the Job was found on Coolworks 2. Note Position applying for. 3. Years of experience working directly in Retail 4. Availability Dates for positions. 4. Reason you are the best candidate.

At the end of each week, we will reach out to the Candidates that have been moved forward to the next step of the interview process via email to set-up a phone interview. 

We look forward to chatting with you and sharing our love of Seward, Alaska with you!

Contact Forests Tides & Treasures