Where historical mushing meets modern-day racing
Situated a short drive from downtown Juneau, Gold Rush Dog Tours showcases Alaska's Official State Sport within the quintessential mountain valley we fondly call home. Watched over by a dedicated crew, the team at Sheep Creek brings historical mushing to life as guests explore a late 19th century replica outpost.
Sheep Creek Valley near Juneau, AK
About Gold Rush Dog Tours
Come join our team and learn about working with sled dogs.
Gold Rush Dog Tours offers dry-land cart mushing tours in the historic Sheep Creek Valley located in the mountains behind Juneau.
Join an enthusiastic team sharing the history of the valley and sled dogs to primarily cruise ship passengers.
Mushers and sled dogs come from all over the U.S. providing an outstanding tour and once in a lifetime experience for guests.
Camp is located in a semi-remote valley with spectacular scenery.
The Employee Experience
Ever wonder what it would be like to live and work on a mountain? In Alaska?
Come join our team. We work together to create a memorable experience for guests and sled dogs who LOVE what they do.
Not only will you get to meet people from all over the world, but you will also get to be one on one with past and future Iditarod sled dogs. Enjoy puppies and work with sled dogs in training. There will be lots to learn and we are happy to share with you!
Make life time friends and have a unique adventure.
The best members of our team are people who love dogs and people. You will be a key member of our hard-working team. Excellent communication, timeliness, ability to work alone or with others is very important. Ability to maintain a friendly and professional attitude with co-workers and guests at all times.
The ideal candidate will be physically fit and enjoy working outdoors in all types of weather. Maintain a positive attitude and proactive manner throughout the workday.
Room and Board
Gold Rush Dog Tours is based in Sheep Creek Valley. Staff will be in traditional wall tents with 2 to 4 people. There is a communal kitchen and lounge with a full-time cook while in camp. There is no charge for room and board while in camp.
Besides the obvious of working in Alaska and the wilderness all around and the clean fresh air, there are some other perks...
- All Meals are provided by a full-time camp cook
- Performance Bonuses for Mushers
- Possible comp tours on other Juneau Adventures
- Pro Deal Gear Discounts
- Tips. While they are NOT solicited, as in all service industries they do occur
- Creating life long friends
- Seasonal Bonus upon completion of the season
Getting Here and Getting Around
Employees will be responsible for getting to Juneau before and after the season. Most people fly into Juneau, although some elect to take the Alaska State Ferry.
Tips about fun things to see and do in Juneau
We will provide transportation from the airport or ferry terminal. Should you decide to drive your own vehicle, there are places to park, however, we are not responsible for loss/theft/damages.
There is plenty to do while in Juneau. You have mountains to climb, trails to hike, water to canoe, restaurants to eat at and so much more. Be a tourist for the day and explore downtown or choose to get out and go deeper into the wilderness to see what Juneau has to offer. You won't be disappointed.
How to Apply
Please click APPLY HERE below 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.