Experienced Guides wanted for Alaska Glacier Ice Adventure Tour!
Juneau's Adventure Tour Company
Liquid Alaska Tours is an equal-opportunity employer that operates guided excursions from May through September. We are looking for highly motivated adventure-seeking individuals to have the time of their lives in Alaska!
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About Liquid Alaska Tours
Liquid Alaska Tours is an adventure travel company headquartered in Juneau, Alaska. We are dedicated to providing high-end Alaskan experiences that showcase our unique landscape, culture, and untamed spirit. Founded in 2009, our dream became our mission: to provide visitors of the Last Frontier with unforgettable and unparalleled vacation experiences.
The Employee Experience
Juneau is an outdoor enthusiasts dream, tucked away in a remote corner of Southeast Alaska where the mountains and glaciers meet the Pacific Ocean. Our employees spend their time exploring nature for both work and play, all summer long. Peek summer daylight is in excess 18 hours a day, so even with a full work day there is always ample time for non-work adventures.
We recruit the best people, pay the best wages, and provide our staff with the best equipment. It's that simple!
No matter what your position with Liquid Alaska Tours, we always look for these key elements:
- Goal driven.
If you're seeking an exciting, challenging, demanding and rewarding environment, then working with us is a perfect match.
Room and Board
Finding a place to stay in Juneau can be as easy as pie or as tough as nails, it all depends on your needs. You have the choice to go out on your own or get together with other employees. No matter what the situation, we are here to help with finding accommodation.
Working with Liquid Alaska Tours allows you to take advantage of perks such as:
- Reduced rate or free excursions with other local tour companies
- Housing assistance (when applicable)
- Equipment provided (varies based on position)
- Company parties and adventure outings
- Top Wages in the industry!
Getting Here and Getting Around
Juneau is surrounded by the ocean and mountains, and unfortunately landlocked as a result. You can fly into our international airport (multiple daily flights with Alaska Air or Delta Airlines) or use the Alaska Marine Highway ferry service. The city itself has one major road that is 45 miles long with a regular public bus system and a compact, walkable downtown.
A vehicle is not a necessity but makes exploring the area much easier. You can either bring your own car via the ferry (departing from Bellingham, WA; Prince Rupert, CA; or Skagway, AK) or purchase a cheap car for the summer (very common). Bicycles are also a good solution, just be sure to have waterproof gear!
Mountains, Ocean, Ice Caves, Hiking, Camping, Beach Fires, Kayaking, Tours, and soooooo much more.
Work schedules are typically 5 days+/40+hrs a week with overtime when possible. Daily work hours start as early as 6 am and finish as late as 8 pm, dependent on company position and day of the week.
Job title: Glacier & Canoe Guide
You will be in charge of leading an adventure tour based around the Mendenhall Glacier Lake with equal time guiding guests on the lake in a large canoe and leading guests on and around the Mendenhall Glacier. This is a highly independent position, which requires the ability to guide safely and responsibly with limited supervision. Applicants should be outgoing and comfortable providing our guests with entertaining and informative narration.
Reporting to: Tour Manager
Salary: $16 /hour + tips & $1 per hour worked end of season bonus
Hours: Full Time, May 1st - September 30th
Location: Juneau, Alaska
***Applicants must meet Essential Qualifications prior to employment start date***
When Canoe Guiding – Instruct and lead clients in the use of an 8 or 14 passenger canoe on a glacial lake at our Juneau location.
When Glacier Guiding – Responsible for providing clients with safety information and for leading clients on a guided hike over varied glacial terrain and into ice caves.
Driving – Operating 14 passenger van, the ability to tow a trailer is helpful.
Qualifications and Skills
- Current First Aid and CPR certification
- Clean driving record and ability to drive
- Wilderness First Aid, EMT or ETT training.
- Fluency in English
- 21+ years old by first date of employment
- Mountaineering experience
- Kayak and/or canoe guiding experience
- Glacier Guiding and/or Ice climbing
- Cold Water Rescue Training
How to Apply
Please email us your resume and a short cover letter.