Spend Your Summer in the Beautiful Pacific Northwest
Seattle is the heart of the Pacific Northwest. It's an exciting city surrounded by unmatched natural beauty. The PNW offers a plethora of options for the outdoor adventurer (hiking, fishing, kayaking, camping, etc.) and there is plenty of time to enjoy it. We have the longest summer days in the lower 48 and great weather. There is no better place to live. Join us and find out for yourself.
Pacific Alaska Tours offers custom bus tours and bus charter services. Locally owned and operated in Alaska for over 12 years, we are now proudly serving the Pacific Northwest.
About Pacific Alaska Tours
Our company was formed in 2004 for the purpose of providing ground transportation and tour services for Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Regent, Oceania, Un-Cruise and Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic. We operate in Seattle, Ketchikan, Juneau, Sitka, and Skagway.
In Seattle, our primary operation will be providing transportation for the cruise ships in Seattle and Vancouver, BC. We'll be running the tours that the ships sell, which consist of day trips to Woodinville wine country, the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and Boeing.
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The Employee Experience
Pacific Alaska Tours is an Alaskan-owned company that has expanded into Seattle. We provide a work environment that focuses on integrity, team work, and having positive experiences that make for fond memories. As a driver/guide, your primary objective is to conduct narrated bus tours and transfers, while representing our 4 core values: Safety, Quality, Teamwork, and Environmental Responsibility. Because we view our seasonal employees as members of our team, we strive to make their experience as enjoyable and rewarding as possible with unique opportunities for recreation, team building, and networking. Positive, high- performing employees make our team stronger – especially when they return for multiple seasons and/or advance within our growing company.
We are looking for people who:
- Have safe/good driving skills (overall good driving record)
- Enjoy providing customer service
- Are good speaking to the public
- Work well with others
- Candidates with CDL Class B preferred but training is available.
Room and Board
Pacific Alaska Tours does offer employee housing for seasonal driver/guides.There is a flat daily rate deducted from each paycheck if you choose to stay in company housing. This rate covers the monthly rent, electric, trash, water/sewer charges and is about 50% less expensive than if you were to try and find housing on your own.
Please note: there are multiple individuals in each residence and everyone has a roommate.
What is NOT covered in the charge for employee housing is cable/internet service and anything you would normally purchase for your own house such as your basic necessities, groceries, cleaning supplies, sheet/towels etc.
We do provide each house with basic furniture including pots/pans, dishes, single twin beds, couch, dining table.
- All employees are eligible for a contract completion bonus at the end of the season.
- Driver/guides are eligible for a safety bonus at the successful completion of their contract.
- Driver/guides are also provided with a $250 travel bonus, each way, to assist with their travel to/from their division of employment.
- As a member of our greater Alaska Coach Tours family, there may also be an opportunity to travel and work in our other branches across SE Alaska for short stays.
Getting Here and Getting Around
It is the employee's responsibility to make their own travel arrangements to/from Seattle.
Once at the division, it is the employee's responsibility to get themselves to/from work on time.
It is highly recommended that consideration be given to bringing a bike or driving a car up to Seattle. Our housing is located about 3 miles from our shop.
The Pacific Northwest is definitely the land of outdoor fun. There is always time to get out and enjoy the natural beauty of this great land - and you should take those opportunities while you are here.
Pacific Alaska Tours is hiring Driver/Guides for the summer season (May-September) in Seattle, WA! Paid training for new employees begins in February in Seattle.
Please note that all applicants applying for our Driver/Guide positions must be 21 or older.
How to Apply
Please complete our on-line application.
We hope you will consider joining our team in Seattle this summer!