Make Seward Alaska and Kenai Fjords National Park part of your Alaska adventure
The Alaska Collection, an experience by Pursuit, offers several lodging and attractions including Kenai Fjords Tours, Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge, Seward Windsong Lodge, Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, and Denali Backcountry Lodge & Denali Cabins. If you are a hard working, adventurous minded individual seeking seasonal employment, come join our team!
We are located in the beautiful town of Seward, Alaska, about 2.5 hours south of Anchorage, AK, on the Kenai Peninsula.
About Kenai Fjords Tours
Have you dreamed of exploring the great Alaskan wilderness or spending the summer in a quintessential Alaskan town? Does spending your summer at the doorstep of adventure have a certain appeal? If your answer is yes, then Kenai Fjords Tours offers the ultimate experience in seasonal employment.
We believe that collecting memories is far more important than collecting things. We share your longing to explore. To get out into the world in search of remarkable experiences. This is what we call ‘living’.
Our Vision is to be the world’s leading provider of experiential adventure travel
- Our Mission is to connect guests and staff to iconic places through unforgettable, inspiring experiences
We are seeking fun, adventurous, hard-working, and conscientious people to join our team under the Midnight Sun. Our hiring needs range from deck hands to shuttle drivers and everything in between. If you have a background in hospitality, tourism, warehouse, retail, customer service or recreation, we want to hear from you!
Life is not one-size-fits-all, and neither are we. These places and experiences have the potential to change lives.
Are you ready?
Our season runs March through September and we employ more than 400 seasonal employees each year. Candidates available for employment for an entire season are given first consideration. Supervisory and entry-level jobs are available at all locations.
We specialize in providing the best Alaskan experience with our innovative tours and top-notch customer service.
The Employee Experience
Our core values are:
- Safety First
- Honor Place
- Bring Your Best
Our employees return year after year because it's really a dream job for many. You will be exposed to both land-based and marine wildlife, 20 hours of sunshine, glaciers and mountains everywhere you look. You'll tell stories and make friends that will last a lifetime. Our team is really a family of hard-working, dedicated people who bring their best and want something unique an inspiring. This is no ordinary 9-5 job. This is an adventure.
Our ideal candidate is someone who wants to truly experience all that Alaska has to offer and believes in our mission. Each job is important. We value integrity, a strong work ethic, a self-starter and a team player. Successful employees are those who step in where needed and can bring their best. We find our team members to have an adventurous and generous spirit. We need people who are passionate about marine wildlife, conservation, and the environment. We have a strong safety culture and need people who are responsible, outgoing and guest-oriented. Our employees seek out adventure and want to be inspired.
Room and Board
Kenai Fjords Tours (KFT)
On-site housing is provided for its employees who are 18 years of age or older, on a first-come-first-served basis, with preference given to employees from out of town. Housing is a privilege, not a right. It is important that all employees respect the privacy of others. Each employee's consideration will ensure the comfort and safety of all. Rules and policies are in place to help ensure a quality, peaceful living experience for everyone.
Limited employee housing is available and generally reserved for new employees, based on availability. Employee housing is a smoke/alcohol/drug-free environment and each unit has a kitchen, dining area, living room, and washer/dryer. KFT also provides bedding and towels. The kitchen area is equipped with fridges, stoves, microwaves and cooking utensils. Other housing options may be found in our local newspaper the “Seward Phoenix Log,” “The Seward City News," "The Seward Journal," or the Seward Housing Facebook Page.
Housing is a community experience and is part of your employment, rules, and policies are to help ensure a quality, peaceful living experience for everyone.
Staff housing is a "dry camp." Alcohol is not allowed.
Quiet time is from 10 pm to 7 am. Employees work variable shifts.
Kenai Fjords Tours is a smoke-free facility; no smoking inside any building.
Pets are not allowed in company housing.
Employees are encouraged to experience all of Alaska Collection's locations and products. In addition to competitive wages, we offer employee perks and discounts on Kenai Fjords Tours, day cruises, discounts on Lodge room rates, restaurant discounts, and many other deals for a variety of Alaska adventures in the area.
Pay Days/Direct Deposit
Paydays are bi-weekly, every other Tuesday. Pay advances are not available, so please ensure availability of sufficient funds for food, etc. during the first three weeks of employment. KFT encourages employees to sign up for direct deposited payroll for additional security. This requires the employee provide a voided check on the account funds are to be deposited to.
Getting Here and Getting Around
Travel to Seward
- Flights - Closest commercial Airport (Ted Stevens International) is in Anchorage, the flight from Seattle is approximately 3 hours in duration.
- Driving- It takes approximately two and a half hours to drive south from Anchorage to Seward along the Seward Highway, designated a Scenic Byway.
- Train - Rail travel is available and employees can receive a discount (May thru Sept) if space is available.
- Shuttle Bus – Space available shuttle service from Anchorage to Seward in the spring. Reservations are required. Please call 800-270-1238 for additional details and information on rates and schedule.
- There is also The Seward Bus Line which offers year-round shuttle service. The Contact the Seward Bus Line at 907-563-0800 for reservations and pricing.
- Coach Service - The Park Connection (mid-May through mid-September) offers two departures a day. Employees can receive a discount. For reservations please call 800-266-8625.
Kenai Fjords Tours is located in the small boat harbor and easily accessible by car, bike, foot. There are local taxi services available 24 hours a day.
What to Bring
A good alarm clock (battery operated) if you have an early shift! The summer climate can be absolutely gorgeous and sunny one day and cold and wet the next. It can be cold in early May and September so employees need an assortment of clothing. The average summer temperature is 65 degrees and some suggestions are:
- Jacket water and windproof
- Hiking boots, waterproof
- Sweaters and warm fleece
- Shorts, yes there is that possibility of warm temperatures
- Uniform pants and shoes
Seward is Alaska's seaside town located on the southern tip of Kenai Peninsula. The year-round population is approximately 3,000 residents. This small seaside town is home to a bustling fishing and tourism industry. Yet, there is not a stop light to be found. Seward is a casual and relaxed town that invites you to go anywhere and feel welcome in clean casual clothes or jeans. And in your free time, you’ll find there is a lot to do.
- Hiking local mountains
- Marine tours
- Dog mushing tours
- Kayaking, both lake, and sea
- Hiking on the Harding Ice Field
- Fishing ocean, rivers, and lakes
- Sea Life Center
- Shopping/Restaurants/Gift shops/Grocery stores
- Fitness Center
How to Apply
To focus on the health and safety of our team and guests during Covid 19, we have temporarily paused some of our operations. Our teams on the ground are still preparing for the summer season – we just can’t say exactly when that will start!
We are still accepting applications and will reach out as soon as we know when our locations will be ready to open in summer 2020. Please click APPLY HERE and apply online!
Please check back here for more positions to be posted when we resume summer operations. In the meantime, please stay well and we look forward to hearing from you.