Escape to Alaska and Earn Great Money! Looking for Quickbooks Expert, Diesel Mechanic, Driver/Guides and Salespeople
Juneau Tours and Juneau Whale Watch is an independent tour provider in the beautiful Capital city of Juneau and Skagway, Alaska. With 20 buses and 5 boats we provide shore excursions to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center, tours through Historic Juneau, and whale watching in the Inside Passage. In Skagway we offer coach tours up historic Yukon Highway. Family-owned and operated sin...
About Juneau Tours & Whale Watch
From May - September, nearly 1,000,000 million guests visit our Capital City, tucked away in the Tongass National Forest and wedged up against the spectacular Juneau Ice Field. Just 12.5 miles from downtown Juneau, the Mendenhall Glacier spills out into the Mendenhall Valley, visible from the road. A few miles away, humpback whales convene yearly for the summer season, feeding on tons of herring and krill. As a driver/guide, half your job is done for you by the amazing scenery and wildlife! Juneau Alaska came into existence in 1880 and quickly grew to become one of the most lucrative gold mining towns until operations finally concluded in 1944. The Historic Downtown District, at the foot of Mount Roberts, surrounds the Docks and Harbors area, where every tour begins and ends. White specks, mountain goats, are often scene on the mountains above the city, Bald Eagles, self-appointed sentries of Juneau, sit upon perches along the road, observing passing vehicles with a stern and regal eye. Occasionally, a bear emerges from the forest and can be spotted along the road near the glacier. For five months, this is your office!
In addition to a great salary, driver/guides make great tips! Each bus is equipped with a modern PA system. We provide a script, training and ongoing support and the rest is up to you. Customize, personalize, and design your own best presentation. As long as you stay within the basic guidelines... the rest is up to you. Our passengers are here for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. If you give an engaging, fun and interesting tour, they will reward you. Compensation also includes a monthly bonus for performance and spiffs for positive mentions in online reviews!
If you already have a winning personality and sense of humor the rest is pretty straight-forward. Enthusiasm for people, interest in history and a great driving record is what we look for in a driver/guide. Your tour type may change from day-to-day, so flexibility is a major plus. Most of our vehicles require a B-Class CDL with a passenger endorsement. Some also require an air brakes endorsement. 5 years driving with a good record desired. Will consider new drivers. Ask us about our CDL training program!
Room and Board
We help all our employees locate housing! Limited employee housing is available for $300 a month (shared room) or $600 a month for a private room. Additionally, we rent private properties each year. Internet, cable and phone are on your own dime, but easily set up and affordable - especially if you chip in with your roommates.
Monthly parties, barbecues and excursions are typical. Last year, we took the whole company to Glacier Bay, Alaska. It helps that we have our own 49 passenger boats. Our newest, the Chilkat, is designed for longer trips through the Inside Passage. If you get bored in Juneau, ask about taking a week or two driving for our sister company, Skagway Tours, where you'll experience The Yukon Territory!
Getting Here and Getting Around
A car is useful, but not necessary. Ample public transportation exists in Juneau. However, many of our employees buy a car and park it for the winter or sell it again at the end of the season. Car prices are higher here, so you may want to plan a road trip! Its 2400 miles of amazing Canadian and Alaska wilderness and one ferry to get here from Seattle. Or, ship on the barge from Bellingham, Washington. Let us know and we can help you make arrangements.
Our employees often hang out together and go camping or hiking on our long summer days. Every night is a bonfire. There are 10 epic hikeswithin 10 minutes of downtown Juneau, hundreds of state run campgrounds and cabins available, and thousands of miles of coast line. Fishing is amazing! With 18 hours of daylight in the summer, you've got plenty of time to fit it all in! The Alaska Ferry or Alaska Seaplanes can get you to local Southeast Alaska destinations. Our employees also enjoy great local rates on excursions. Make a few friends and they can get you comps!
1. We are looking for a Quickbooks expert to add to our office staff. Looking for someone hard working, fun and flexible to welcome to our family business!
2. Diesel Mechanic- Someone experienced with Thomas buses is the ideal candidate. Be ready for anything with our fast moving business!
3. Driver/Guides for: Glacier Shuttle (every 30 minutes), City and Glacier Tours (2.5 hours total), Whale Watching Shuttle (schedule varies daily), and Private Charters.
CDL with passenger endorsement is required. If you don't yet have that, but have a good driving record and willing to learn, we are happy to train you. Prepare to arrive in April for training. Guide training, drug testing, paperwork and road tests take a couple days.
4. Tour Salespeople in Skagway. Invite people to have an experience of a lifetime and get paid for it!
The season starts each year in the first week of May, sometimes a few days earlier, and ends in the last week of September.