Naturalist Science Guide
Gastineau Guiding Company

People often come to Alaska to see Humpback Whales in their feeding grounds. This group feeding behavior is called "Bubble Net Feeding"

Lead high-end whale watching and hiking tours in Juneau, Alaska with a Citizen Science emphasis!

Alaska's beautiful capital city, Juneau is where the oceans meet the mountains to create a magnificent outdoor playground for visitors and locals, alike.


Naturalist Science Guide

Gastineau Guiding Company
Juneau, Alaska
$17.00 / hour + tips
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts in 5 months. (Apr 18, 2022)

Lead groups on interpretive natural, cultural and historical walks, hikes and whale watching tours. Share expertise on all ecosystem types in the Juneau area, including the alpine, sub-alpine, rainforest and coastline environments. This position is responsible for offering a variety of tours, but the most specialized is that of our Citizen Science Adventure. Science Guides facilitate the gathering of raw, baseline data provided to partners like NOAA, the Alaska Sea Grant, the University of Alaska Southeast and others. Educational background in the sciences is preferred.

Since this tour is conducted on both land and sea, you will be on the water almost daily. A willingness to train as a naturalist and obtain Coast Guard crew certification is mandatory. Gastineau Guiding provides an extensive one-month training program to educate guides on the cultural and ecological background of the area. Guides are also responsible for operating company vehicles (14-28 passengers)  and assisting with other tours. Interpretive certification(s) available. Pay is $17-19/hr DOE + tips.

Please Note: All new hire guides are expected to have a Commercial Driving License or train for their Class C Alaskan CDL. In-house training is provided if the applicant meets age and driving record requirements. Guides must also be certified in CPR/First Aid.

How to Apply

Click on Apply Now to go to our site where you can find a fillable PDF OR Google Form.

Please note that the job is located in Juneau, AK - a magical but remote location. We encourage all interested applicants to consider this before applying. You can see our CoolWorks Profile for more details getting around Juneau. We're also happy to have a chat about the logistics of moving here, so you are welcome to call our office.

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