Fishing or adventure enthusiasts looking for entry level work focusing on client and boat shuttles, landscaping, maintenance all other operational duties. This is the "foot in the door" that many guides for have used to learn the industry and experience Alaska for the first time.
Join our team and experience Alaska's Adventure destination for yourself!
Great Alaska Adventures is one of the oldest and most respected sport fishing and adventure destinations in Alaska. For over 3 decades our guides and staff have hosted guests from around the globe - Fishing, Mountain biking, Rafting, Bear Viewing, Hiking, Kayaking and much more.
About Great Alaska Adventures
The Great Alaska team is truly one of a kind. If you are a self - starter that enjoys people, loves nature and would get satisfaction from sharing the Greatland with guests from around the globe (and from working with people who respect you and have fun!) Then perhaps you are Great Alaska, too.
The Employee Experience
What is it like to live and work at Great Alaska? Well, it has been described as the "hardest and best job I ever had". I guess that is as good a description as any - and a good definition of the best employees we have had. If you are not afraid of hard work, truly enjoy people, and enjoy being in some of the most amazing places in this great country of ours, then this just might be for you! Nearly all staff live on the property in rustic shared cabin accommodations - meals are provided as well (vegan and vegetarian diets are not able to be accommodated, sorry). We are located on the finest beach stretch on the world famous Kenai so of course salmon fishing, canoeing, kayaking and paddleboarding is available most nights as a great perk.
Hours can be long and schedule can vary, based on client load and a number of factors, and on days off staff often get together for hiking, fishing, camping or other activities. Occasionally staff will join clients on some activities as reward for hard work, and these activities can included glacier cruising, fishing, rafting, hiking, end of the road touring and other activities.
Employees of the month are chosen by the managers in june/july/august and winner gets logowear schwag, and to choose from a number of great client activities to enjoy as a thank you. Employee of the year gets a free overnight trip to BearCamp.
They say once you travel to Alaska, you never go all the way back. The Great Alaska employee community is an amazing and diverse one, and our over 30 years as a destination resort means you would be joining a very special, unique and fun group. Thanks for reading.
Great Alaska Adventures has literally thousands of past staffers living around the world- once you're Great Alaska, you're always Great Alaska! Hard working, fun loving, people person who is professional and enthusiastic describes our perfect employee.
Room and Board
Room and board is included in all salary employees, and there is no fee for either. Housing is rustic but comfortable and the food is good and healthy.
Housing is a combination of cabins with electricity (no water) and high wall elk camp style canvas tents. Shared bath houses (men’s and women’s separate) and meals are served at the lodge 3 x daily. Staff bring their their own linens as well as plates, bowls and coffee cups. We have a washing station to do dishes.
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Getting Here and Getting Around
Most staff do not drive to our lodge, however we are road accessible so you may. We provide shuttles to the local town (12miles) for banking, movies and other bits of civilization. Transfers are available on a set schedule 3 times per week, but more are available as things come up.
Transfers to Alaska are not included in the compensation. As employees are hired, arrival and departure dates are set and thy get their own flights to Anchorage and inform us if their arrival time and date. Once staff fly into Anchorage, we schedule a pickup (in advance) either by commuter air down to our local airport in Kenai, or by courtesy van drive. We schedule all of those on a case by case bases as we prepare for the season.
Return transportation back to Anchorage at the end of the season is also include once staff complete their seasonal commitment. This will be by commuter air flight or a staff van shuttle.
We all love Alaska and being in the amazing Kenai Peninsula is truly part of why we are all here. We provide fun activities for our staff including: movie nights, wilderness hiking trips, canoeing or kayaking trips, and guided fishing with our guides. Special events include Kenai Fjords Glacier cruises or trips to our award winning BearCamp for “employee of the month”. For the fishing crowd, the lodge is situated on the finest stretch of riverfront on the Kenai and so amazing salmon fishing is available daily on their time off.
Our season runs from mid/late May to the end of September. Our available opportunities include:
Previous kitchen experience is a plus. Individual must work well as part of a team. Wash and put away dishes, pots, pans and cutlery, help with prep work as required and keep kitchen clean. A great foot in the door!
Guest room and main lodge maintenance, cleaning and laundry- no experience required, but must be physically able, efficient and organized. A great opportunity to be in Alaska and gain work experience!
Main Shuttle Driver
Driver position transferring guests from Anchorage hotels to lodge 135 miles away on modern, scenic highway. CDL preferred, and extensive customer service and great personality required. Must be organized, self starter and responsible. Excellent driving record of course required.
Office assistant position works in our riverfront office, helping arriving and departing clients check in and check out, answering phones, assisting clients with logistics, etc. Microsoft Office suite skill required, plus ability to learn new systems quickly. Excellent customer service skill req'd
Critical to our fishing program, the deckhands are the heavy lifters- shuttling guests to the marina, working on the deck all day long with heavy leads, sharp hooks and sometimes inexperienced fishermen are all in a days work for this hardy breed.