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We are a seasonal company that operates from May through September.  It is ideal that staff be able to stay the entire time.

Most positions are entry-level with no experience required and a few that will require some experience.  

  • Dog Camp Cook

    $4,000.00 / month

    Do you enjoy cooking for yourself and others? Do you have a passion for healthy, delicious food? If so, we are looking for you!

    The ideal candidate will have knowledge of food preparation, food handling and a current Alaska Food Handlers Card (ADEC). Your environment will be semi-remote so organization, meal creativity, food storage awareness and meal planning are necessary.


    • The camp is semi remote.  Fully functional kitchen with running water and electricity.

    • Camp Cook works independently, under the direction of the Camp Manager, preparing breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks according to camp schedule for a crew of 10-20 employees.

    • Camp Cook is responsible for kitchen operations, maintaining sufficient groceries in camp, ordering, and confirming grocery and kitchen re-supply with the Expediters.

    • Responsible for menu planning, recipes, and preparation, the Camp Cook delivers a well-balanced diet consisting of ‘meat and potato’ fare with plenty of fruits and vegetables, considering allergies, dietary requests, and camp preference.

    • Camp Cooks maintain 7-10 days of dedicated food supply in reserve and display menu flexibility, considering product on hand, re-supply considerations, and operational cost.

    The kitchen is used by the crew throughout the day, Camp Cook provides a warm and inviting reprieve from daily operations, necessitating a positive attitude and restraint.

    Camp Cooks must always facilitate kitchen operations according to ADEC standards.

    • Must be able to lift 50lbs and be able to stand for extended periods of time.

    • Must be able to work legally in the U.S.

    • Compensation is DOE  

    • Valid CPR and First Aid

    • Position is seasonal, May through September.

    • Room and Board provided


  • Summer Camp Guide

    unknown / month + tips

    We are looking for energetic, hardworking, and adventurous folks to join our team.  We offer dog sledding tours with modified carts in Sheep Creek Valley near Juneau, AK.

    Summer Camp Guides is a combination of sled dog handling and executing guest transportation to and from dog camp in a safe, responsible, professional, and friendly manner.  Guides oversee the maintenance and care of assigned vehicles, ensure the wellbeing of each individual passenger assigned to them. Summer Camp Guides assist Musher's with conducting safe tours and caring for dogs.


    • Maintain guest safety and assist Mushers getting in and out of dog yards with teams.  
    • Inspect dogs daily for general health and fitness. 
    • Helping in the dog yard with feeding and cleaning 
    • Radio Communication
    • Maintaining clean vehicles  
    • Performing Daily Vehicle inspections and checking previous inspections to ensure proper understanding of the van prior to morning departure
    • Work throughout the camp to meet the needs of the day. 
    • Providing a safe and informative tour for guests
    • Other duties as assigned by the Camp Manager



    • Must be able to legally work in the U.S.
    • DOT Health Card
    • Valid Driver's License
    • Valid CPR and First Aid 
    • Must be able to lift 50lbs.  
    • Employees live in wall tents. 
    • Must be available from the beginning of May to September.

    No experience necessary.  


  • Dock Representative


    Dock Representative works on the cruise ship docks downtown Juneau, Alaska as a coordinator between ship sales staff, TEMSCO base and Dog Camp. 

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Welcoming and gathering cruise ship guests and collecting necessary guest information in a professional and engaging manner

    • Maintaining strict timelines for tour operations

    • Effectively communicating with TEMSCO dispatch team and ship agents to ensure booking accuracy and seat capacity

    • Keeping an accurate record of daily passenger counts with ships and TEMSCO Dispatch

    • Communicating with Dog Camp departure times, # of passengers and assisting in collecting Dog Camp waivers. 

    To be a successful Dog Camp Dock Representative for Gold Rush Dog Tours applicants should be:

    • Highly organized

    • Customer service oriented

    • A proactive problem solver

    • Able to work independently


    • Valid CPR and First Aid
    • Able to lift 50 lbs.
    • Legally able to work in the U.S.
  • Musher

    $4,000.00 / month + tips

    Mush dogs in the picturesque Sheep Creek Valley in Juneau, Alaska!

    Mushers provide sled dog cart rides to clients on designated trails.  Mushers will maintain a positive outlook and attitude with dogs, guests, and coworkers. 

    • Mushers ensure that all assigned sled dogs are cared for in a competent and careful manner. 
    • Musher will assist in general camp duties as assigned.
    • Maintaining a clean dog yard and working closely with Summer Camp Guides
    • Ensure that the Company’s operations function to the established quality standards. 
    • Provide a safe and informative tour for guests
    • Other duties as assigned by the Camp Manager


    • Valid CPR and First Aid
    • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
    • Legally able to work in the U.S.

    Room and Board provided 

    Hiring Mushers with or without sled dogs

    Prior mushing experience preferred

  • Tour Van Driver

    $3,500.00 / month + tips

    We are looking for energetic, hardworking, and adventurous folks to provide an outstanding narrative on Alaska.

    In this position, you will meet guests at the docks and safely transport them to our summer sled dog camp.   Drive along the Alaska coastline, through old-growth forest and a historic mining site.  Deliver an informative narrative on Alaska history, flora and fauna and prepare guests for an outstanding adventure with mushers and sled dogs.


    • Greeting and helping guests on the van   
    • Driving guest from cruise ship dock to camp while providing a narrated tour
    • Helping in camp with duties as assigned    
    • Expeditor errands for camp
    • Requirements:   
    • Clean driving record   
    • Provide a current Department of Transportation (DOT) Health card   
    • Pass pre-employment and random drug test
    • Valid CPR and First Aid certifications
    • Must be able to lift 50lbs on a regular basis



How to Apply

Please click APPLY HERE to visit our website and submit an application. Make sure to upload a current Cover Letter and Resume. We look forward to hearing from you.

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