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For guides 80-90% of your hours will be guiding tours with opportunities for tips and the other 10-20% will be maintaining gear, inspecting the course or trail, and other optional work projects.  Those that wish to learn advanced skills and show dedication to their jobs may be able to receive additional paid training for advancement and additional skill development.    

All Supervisors and Managers started at entry level position and have worked their way up which means they know and understand your job and provide the full support and training needed to be successful.  It also means that upward mobility is possible for those that excel.

Most positions start at $13 per hour plus tips (CDL drivers have higher starting pay).

All employees must be able to start between Mid-April and Early-June and must be able to stay until at-least mid-August with a preference for those with the availability to stay until the end of September.

Please note that while recreational Marijuana is legal in the state of Alaska its use is not permitted by Kawanti  Adventures.  Due to the high-risk nature of our tour experiences we reserve the right to execute random drug tests throughout your employment, with a zero tolerance policy.

    Ketchikan Adventure Karts

  • Adventure Kart Guide

    Ketchikan Adventure Karts

    Guide visitors in a professional, courteous, and informative manner at Whipple Creek, while being responsible for the safety and well-being of guests during tour operations. This position is responsible for all duties associated with tours: guide, open and close of building, cleaning site and gear, and fueling karts. 

    Summary of Essential Job Functions 

    • Monitor tour site for any potential danger to guests or staff. Respond to any hazardous situation according to established guidelines.
    • Guide visitors throughout entire kart expedition tour.
    • Maintain daily logs--tour report summaries.
    • Assist in daily opening and closing of tour site.
    • Transport visitors to and from the tour sight in a safe and professional manner.
    • Maintain radio communication with Lead Guide and/or site manager and Dock throughout tour using established radio procedures.
    • Daily cleaning of all gear used for tours.
    • Stocking and/or selling retail items.
    • Fueling, washing, checking oil in, and putting air in tires for the karts
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  • Adventure Karts Photographer

    Ketchikan Adventure Karts

    Work in a place of great beauty photographing guests enjoying the ride of a lifetime. Utilize your photo skills to capture fun action shots of guests as they ride up in their Karts then walk around the group and capture stills and portrait shots. Get to see many people through a day and be a part of their Alaskan dream. You will ride out in your own Kart being prepared to spend the day photographing guests and the beauty of the inside passage.

    Job Requirements

    • Digital camera skills for shooting outdoors in varying weather and lighting
    •  Ability to achieve action shots in variable lighting conditions
    • Care for cameras keeping clean and dry in dusty and wet environments
    • Basic photo editing and ability to sell photos
    • Help with tour and retail operations when available
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  • Maintenance

    Ketchikan Adventure Karts

    The primary responsibility of Maintenance will be to provide preventive and as needed maintenance to Tom Cars at Whipple Creek. Responsibility also encompasses maintenance to any other company vehicles. Duties will range from light maintenance (tires, oil, spark plugs etc.) to heavy work (welding, rebuilding engines, transmissions, finals, etc.).  The Maintenance position will also provide basic maintenance needs to the Base Camp buildings & facilities, including electrical work. 

    Summary of Essential Job Functions

    • Monitor tour site for any potential danger to guests or staff
    • Supervise or help coordinate response to any emergencies
    • Maintain and complete daily maintenance logs
    • Assist with daily setup and shutdown of facilities
    • Provide preventative and needed maintenance to all Tom Cars daily
    • Assure that all parts, inventory and equipment, are available and sufficient for daily operations
    • Ability to assist Adventure Karts staff as needed
    • Ability to guide visitors in a professional, courteous, and informative manner as needed
    • Perform other various duties assigned
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  • Mechanic’s Assistant

    Ketchikan Adventure Karts

    The primary responsibility of the Mechanic’s Assistant will be to aid in scheduled and daily maintenance to Tom Cars at Whipple Creek. Responsibility also encompasses maintenance to any other company vehicles. Duties will range from light maintenance (tires, oil, spark plugs etc.) to cleaning shop and test-driving karts.  The Maintenance Assistant position will also provide basic maintenance needs to the Base Camp buildings & facilities as assigned.

    Summary of Essential Job Functions

    • Monitor tour site for any potential danger to guests or staff
    • Help in response to any emergencies
    • Assist with daily setup and shutdown of facilities
    • Provide support to mechanics in preventative and needed maintenance to all Tom Cars daily
    • Ability to assist Adventure Kart staff as needed
    • Ability to guide visitors in a professional, courteous, and informative manner as needed
    • Perform other various duties assigned.
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  • Ketchikan Dock Operations

  • Dock Representative

    Ketchikan Dock Operations

    Dock Reps are responsible for meeting and providing introductory information to all arriving guests who are on scheduled tours. Applicants must have strong customer service skills and be capable of positively representing the company to cruise lines, partners and customers.

    Summary of Essential Job Functions

    • Provide support to tour sites by communicating tour counts, dispatching departures, distributing marketing materials and maintaining sales records.
    • Use knowledge of tour products to perform initial screening on all participants to determine their eligibility to participate.
    • Clearly communicate logistical and other problems that arise and assist in determining the best possible solution.
    • Work closely with supervisors and co-workers to assist to ensure all departures and administrative tasks are completed.
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  • Ketchikan Sanctuary Guides

  • Zipline Guide

    Ketchikan Sanctuary Guides
    $15.00 / hour

    A Zipline Guide is responsible for instructing and leading participant groups onto zip course with another zipline guide. Applicants must have a strong risk management and customer service orientation. Qualified applicants will go through an extensive training program and must pass a written and on-the-job skill test. Additional training is provided for any job functions as required.

    Summary of essential job functions

    • Zipline guide is responsible for assisting in the progress of a participant group
    • Must be able to complete an inspection of all course components and of all course gear
    • Must be able to fit harnesses and helmets correctly as well as supervise the use of all personal and group safety equipment
    • Must be able to assist in a Participant Orientation Session and evaluate potential group risks
    • Assist with course maintenance efforts as required
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  • Ketchikan Sanctuary Service Hosts

  • Retail Guide

    Ketchikan Sanctuary Service Hosts

    The Retail Guide cordially greets the guests and helps them to find the items they are looking for. Works at the cash register and uses the Point of Sale software. Helps maintain the guest areas including, restrooms and snack booth as well as the general areas. Helps with making and maintaining snacks. Applicants must have an outgoing personality and good customer service skills, be comfortable with handling cash and be able to understand POS system.

    Summary of essential job functions

    • Help guests with finding items in the store
    • Use POS and other types of cash registers
    • Help store supervisor in maintaining inventory
    • Clean and organize the guest areas as well as the back of the store
    • Helps with making and maintaining snacks
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  • Transportation Coordinator

    Ketchikan Sanctuary Service Hosts

    This position is responsible for all tour groups arriving back to their ship at the scheduled time.  This individual works closely with the independent tour and dispatch desk.  This job requires an individual who is organized, prompt, can multi-task, and has high energy and enjoys working with the public.  This person is the last point of contact with the tour guests and will be responsible for making sure their transfers go smoothly.

    Summary of essential job functions
    •               Must become very knowledgeable about the tours and the timing of the tours
    •               Responsible for all bus transfers
    •               Responsible for reporting any changes of departures to the dock, bus company and manager
    •               Assists with independent guest transfers
    •               Assists with call-outs and communicate with ground support
    •               Assists the gift store and photo counter as needed
    •               Adheres to all company standards of safety, security and confidentiality
    •               Other duties as assigned

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  • Main Office Administration

  • Mechanic

    Main Office Administration
    $22.00 / hour

    Job Summary

    Under supervision of Facilities and Ground Maintenance Manager or designee, the Ground Maintenance Technician provides maintenance and support work for facilities, fleet vehicles, tour vehicles and aircraft support equipment. 

    Essential Job Duties Include, not limited to:

    • Troubleshoot, repair and maintain:
      • Passenger vehicles;
      • Fleet of four ATVs:
      • Fleet of UTV Tomcar vehicles;
      • Fleet of four Unimog off road vehicles;
      • Aircraft Ground Support Pull Vehicles and Trailers;
      • Fleet of Freight Carts;
      • Two Box Van Freight Vehicles;
      • One Skiff with Motor;
    • Ensure servicing and routine maintenance are up to date;
    • Coordinates maintenance on vehicles requiring professional repairs or servicing
    • Assist with snow removal and plowing
    • Assists co-workers and management as requested.

    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

    • Ability to be a self-starter who manages work and schedule to meet all deadlines and expectations under minimal supervision;
    • Ability to work effectively in a team environment with diverse personalities and departmental requirements;
    • Ability to remain flexible and adapt to changing job requirements in a fast paced and evolving industry;
    • Ability to have reliable attendance and work flexible shifts with overtime as needed;
    • Must be in good physical condition and capable of lifting more than 50 pounds;

    Education/Experience Requirements

    • Minimum two years working in a automotive or similar maintenance carrier field;
    • Valid driver’s license and good driving record;

    Work Environment

    Due to the nature of the job, you will be working indoors, outdoors, over water, in tight places, from elevated heights, sometimes in the rain, snow or ice. 

    Disclaimer

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed. Individual is subject to random drug screen.

    This job description is not an employment agreement or contract and subject to change without notice.  

    Pay

    $22.00-$30.00 DOE

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  • Sales and Service Manager

    Main Office Administration

    The Manager of Sales and Service will be responsible for developing key growth sales strategies, working with 3rd party partners, to develop action plans to meet budget goals.  Successful execution of these strategies is required to achieve financial targets.  This position will also oversee the seasonal cruise ship dock operation.

    Responsible to:  Vice President of Operations

    Essential Job Duties Include, not limited to:

    • Provide supervision and leadership to seasonal managers, including hiring, coaching, training, performance management and disciplinary responsibility.
    • Establishes sales objectives by forecasting and developing annual sales budget projecting expected sales volume and revenue goals, ensuring they align with available tour blocks.
    • Establishes and maintains strong relationships with sales partners.
    • Negotiates sales contracts to 3rd party sales brokers.
    • Maintain strong relations with cruise line shore excursion teams.
    • Champions innovation to maintain relevancy in the retail and cruise experience markets.
    • Execute retail strategies by training customer service staff in retail upsell techniques.
    • Completes sales operational requirements by following up on teamwork results.
    • Supports retail sales through enhancement and execution of a retail training program.
    • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; and participating in professional societies.
    • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
    • Promotes the company’s Safety Management System at all levels of the company.

    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

    • Proven sales experience, meeting, or exceeding targets
    • Ability to communicate, present and influence sales partners
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
    • Ability to identify solutions and execute standard processes
    • Ability to identify unique consumer needs
    • Skilled in budget development and reporting processes
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to multitask efficiently
    • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
    • Strong written and verbal skills
    • Skilled in developing teams and collaborating within that framework

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, marketing or related field.  May substitute degree with experience in cruise industry markets.

    Disclaimer

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed. Individual is subject to random drug screen.

    This job description is not an employment agreement or contract and subject to change without notice.  

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  • Taquan Air Cargo

  • Dock Hand

    Taquan Air Cargo

    Freight / Dock employees are responsible for the pickup and delivery of mail daily. Transference of mail/freight to and from aircraft. Assisting with the loading and unloading of aircraft. The fueling/handling of aircraft. Cleaning/maintaining of aircraft. Maintaining freight equipment. Keeping work areas clean/organized. Other tasks as needed or requested.

    Summary of Essential Job Functions

    • Pick up mail from Post Office
    • Sort mail and deliver to proper aircraft as determined by dispatch
    • Help launch aircraft
    • Assist in loading and unloading aircraft
    • Acceptance of freight and proper storage
    • Ability to identify and properly handle hazardous material
    • Assist in the fueling of aircraft
    • Assist in the pumping of aircraft floats, cleaning of aircraft, and ramping of aircraft
    • Assure aircraft are secured when docked
    • Make repairs to dock, carts, mail van as needed or instructed
    • Keep freight room, docks, mail van and building areas clean
    • Assist pilots in docking / turning out aircraft
    • Maintain radio contact with dispatch at all times
    • Have freight carts on dock when aircraft return to expedite turn around
    • Make sure docks, ramps and ropes are in good condition
    • Empty trash cans: docks, building daily
    • At end of day make sure carts and freight items are brought off dock and properly stored. Mail van is fueled, locked and key left in the appropriate location
    • Check with Director of Operations, Director of Maintenance, or Chief Pilot for projects to fill in gaps between flights or during weather delays
    • Keep grounds and facilities in a clean and professional condition
    • Report any and all hazards or safety concerns to a supervisor as soon as possible
    • Duties are not limited to the ones above, effort on the employees part to recognize things needing to be done and accomplishing them is also the employees responsibility.

    Minimum Requirements

    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Possess or obtain DOT medical
    • Valid drivers license and clean driving record
    • No criminal convictions
    • Minimum 21 years old
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  • Taquan Air Dispatch

  • Tour Manager

    Taquan Air Dispatch

    Aggressive, high pressure sales person wanted to sell day tours to cruise ship passengers in Southeast Alaska.  Previous sales experience required. 

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  • Taquan Air Guides

  • Bear Guide

    Taquan Air Guides

    As a naturalist bear guide, it is your utmost responsibility to ensure quality customer service is paramount.  This responsibility includes diligently maintaining the vehicle driven each day and providing each participant with a quality nature/wildlife experience. In addition to company product knowledge, this position also requires the knowledge and adherence to company safety procedures and requirements. 

    Summary of Essential Job Functions

    • Establish warm and friendly relationship with each participant group upon their arrival and departure
    • Assist passengers on and off aircraft and while they are walking on ramps, docks, or trail
    • Monitor and control assigned passenger groups for the duration of their tour while searching for wildlife
    • Provide safety briefing to assigned passenger groups regarding tour guidelines and safety
    • Drive passengers to and from the trailhead at remote location(s), never exceeding 25 mph
    • Provide narration regarding flora, fauna, and associated wildlife while leading them down trails
    • Remain in continuous radio contact with dispatch
    • Collect trash and maintain cleanliness of trail and in each vehicle
    • Communicate to dispatch and participants any delays or weather challenges
    • Work closely with dispatch to coordinate ship counts and schedule variations throughout the day
    • Maintain detailed and accurate daily guide reports as well as trip sheets on vehicle
    • Monitor tour quality and report needs for improvement to supervisor
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  • Taquan Air Maintenance

  • A&P Mechanic

    Taquan Air Maintenance

    Have you ever dreamed of visiting Alaska? Living in Alaska? This job is your ticket to that dream. Come visit beautiful south east Alaska and see for yourself why we all love it here. Learn what it's like to maintain aircraft that live only on the water, no wheels on our aircraft. We all think you will love it and make it your home! Alaska is still truly the last frontier, come see its beauty for yourself, join our team.

    We are looking for mechanics to work a 2 week on and 2 week off schedule, this schedule is a 14 day straight with 10-hour days. We are also offering a full time 8-hour day 5 days a week position.

    Summary of essential job functions, responsibilities, and duties:

    Maintain De Havilland Beavers and Turbine Otters. Perform Phase inspections on company aircraft. Follow all company manuals and adhere to all applicable 14 CFR's, company policies and procedures and SMS program. Duties include performing phase Inspections, troubleshooting and fixing line discrepancies to keep aircraft operating efficient and safely. Excellent communication skills required when communicating with coworkers, operations and freight departments is a must. Other duties as assigned by the Director of Maintenance and Shift lead.

    Flexible work schedule: Day shift during winter months and swing shift during busy summer months

    Summary of essential job functions, responsibilities, and duties:

    ·         Adhere to all applicable 14 CFR's, company policies and procedures
    ·         Inspect, perform maintenance, make repairs, troubleshoot and conduct tests to keep aircraft operating efficiently and safely
    ·         Good communications with colleagues, supervisors, pilots and flight department
    ·         Possess Airframe and Power Plant certificates
    ·         Hold a current Inspection Authorization
    ·         Strong sheet metal skills
    ·         Recent A&P activity within the past two years
    ·         Pass background check
    ·         Pass pre-employment and drug/alcohol screening
    ·         Possess adequate set of tools

    Compensation:

    ·         Compensation is DOE and negotiable for the right set of skills fitting the company needs
    ·         Other benefits: housing provided for rotational shifts, transportation provided when on rotational shifts and benefits such as health insurance, 401K, reduced airline travel, etc.

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How to Apply

Please apply online.  For more information about what the experiences we offer please visit our website at www.kawanti.com!

 


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