Join NorthStar for your summer work adventure!
NorthStar is a helicopter glacier trekking company, located in Juneau, Alaska. We specialize in flight seeing and guided glacier tours designed to deliver adventurous travelers extended time exploring the local glaciers that make up the Juneau Icefield. Our focus is on providing personalized tours, with safety and customer service as the top priorities.
We are located near the Juneau International Airport in the Mendenhall valley, in Juneau, Alaska.
About NorthStar Helicopters
NorthStar was founded in 1998 as a way to provide an outdoor adventure tailored to the interests and abilities of each guest, with safety as the top priority. We offer three levels of trekking experiences on the pristine glaciers of the Juneau ice field with a helicopter flightseeing tour included. In addition to our trekking tours, we offer a dog sledding tour and an airboat tour. We are seeking adventurous employees to fill a variety of positions, each of which will play an important role in creating a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our guests. Our hope is that NorthStar is an unforgettable experience for guests and employees alike.
The Employee Experience
NorthStar is a small company, spread throughout the Juneau area, from the docks of downtown Juneau, all the way to the local glaciers.
This geographic spread requires that our employees work in small team environments, at multiple locations, in coordination, to create a seamless guest experience.
NorthStar offers a fun and active work environment, both in and out of doors in one of the most pristine and incredible natural settings.
Each and every member of our team is an essential element of this operation and our guests' experience.
Looking for energetic and outgoing applicants to join our team in a fun, fast-paced, adventurous environment. Safety is our highest priority and excellent customer service skills are a must. NorthStar provides training for all employees.
NorthStar’s season runs from mid April through mid October. Employees may be asked to make a commitment for the length of time that they will be available for employment.
Room and Board
Housing is not provided by NorthStar. However, we are happy to assist with facilitating shared housing opportunities.
NorthStar provides a fun, healthy work environment with the opportunity to make money while experiencing a true Alaskan summer. Additional benefits of working at NorthStar include:
- Competitive hourly wages
- End of Season Bonus
- Employees are eligible for an end-of-season bonus, under the condition that they complete the length of time they committed to working and fulfill all duties to a standard that would make them eligible for rehire.
- Tour Opportunities
- You will also have the opportunity to participate in NorthStar tours throughout the season. As an employee in the tourism industry, you may be eligible for reduced rates and space available for complimentary participation on other local tours.
- Fun company-sponsored events throughout the season
Getting Here and Getting Around
Juneau is located in the Southeast Alaskan panhandle and is only accessible by plane or Ferry. For this reason, we highly recommend you do your research on where Juneau is geographically located and the best way for you to arrive here. If you intend on bringing a vehicle, the only way to do this is to travel on the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry. There are 3 main ways that most people travel to Juneau:
- 2-hour direct flight from Seattle, Washington with Alaska Airlines or Delta
- Drive through Canada and take the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry from Skagway or Haines (this is about a 6-hour ferry ride)
- Take the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry from Bellingham, Washington (this is about a 55-hour ferry ride)
For more information on the Alaska Marine Highway please visit: https://dot.alaska.gov/amhs/index.shtml
It is the responsibility of each employee to make travel arrangements to and from Juneau. NorthStar encourages employees to bring a bicycle if they do not have a vehicle. Public transportation is available, however, limited.
Juneau's breathtaking landscape hosts an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities including, expansive hiking trails, camping, fishing, biking, kayaking, etc.
How to Apply
Click APPLY HERE to read more details and to access our application form. You'll need to download and complete the application, then return it to us via email. You can also visit our website employment page www.northstartrekking.com/employment for more information.
You can also call us at 907-790-4530