Grow, explore, and inspire guests on educational & purposeful sea kayaking tours out of Seward, AK.
Seward is a premier adventure town, with incredible trails easily accessible from our front door. Paddle & work in the Kenai Fjords National Park with abundant wildlife & large tidewater glaciers!
- Seward, Alaska
- $100.00 / day + tips
- Some experience required
- Start Date:
- Job starts in 5 months (Apr 28, 2020)
When looking for an employer, it's important to make sure your personal core values align with the organization! Here's a little about us:
Kayak Adventures is a small, value based sea kayaking company. We believe that our business profit is secondary to: the safety and education of our guests, the health of the wilderness environment we enjoy, and the health and safety of the wildlife we visit. Therefore we seek a clientele that desires information and education, rather than just access to wildlife and wilderness areas. We focus on our company culture which is deeply rooted in our personal core values, including our desire to protect the natural world and foster a supportive and inspiring work environment.
We strive to be conservation leaders for all of Alaska. As members of 1% for the Planet, in the past 5 years we have donated over $50,000 to local non-profits working towards conservation efforts in the state. We ask guides to take an active role as educators, supportive team members, and stewards of the natural world.
Each year, we hire 10 - 12 sea kayaking guides to run half, full & multi-day sea kayaking tours in Resurrection Bay & Kenai Fjords National Park. Our tours are educational based, and focus on environmental preservation and Leave-No-Trace practices. Our goal is to inspire our guests to join us in reclaiming an active stewardship of our natural world.
We run the most extensive paid guide training in the area, which is required of all employees (new and returning guides), and lasts for about three weeks, starting in late April. It's a lot of fun and offers incredible opportunities for growth. Guides must commit to the whole summer, through early-September. During guide training, guides are responsible for focusing on their learning and education. After guide training, they are responsible for packing trips, leading trips, food preparation, unpacking / inventorying / repairing gear, and driving trips to and from the beach. Housing is provided and other responsibilities go along with that. All of this is outlined in detail in our thorough employment application. This will most likely be the hardest job you'll ever love. You will work long hours, sometimes in challenging conditions... but the rewards are countless and completely worth the effort.
The position of kayak guide will require a good degree of physical fitness, solid upper body strength, and a very sociable personality. You will be interacting with the public on a daily basis, and showing them what is so amazing about our little corner of Alaska!
If our company culture seems to align with your personal core values, we'd love to hear from you. Building a supportive, uplifting & inspiring team is one of the greatest joys of working at KAW for the summer, and we look forward to you being a part of it!