Alaska Sea Kayak and/or Raft Guide Position
Located in the heart of Prince William Sound, Valdez is one of the finest physical settings on earth
- Valdez, Alaska
- Previous experience required
- Start Date:
- Job starts in about 2 months (May 11, 2018)
We are a small sea kayak outfit based in Valdez, Alaska, where we also offer camping, whitewater rafting, glacier hiking, backpacking and extended multisport trips. We are looking for a positive, hard-working, team-oriented individual who would like to spend a fun summer, working a rewarding job as a sea kayaking and/or lead class III whitewater rafting guide with cool people in a beautiful place.
Our guides lead small groups of people on sea kayak tours in tidewater glacier zones and throughout the scenic area of Prince William Sound surrounding Valdez, as well as on rafting trips down the nearby dramatic Keystone Canyon of the Lowe River. Our main goal is to have these outings be lead safely and informatively. We do require that all guides have their Wilderness First Responder certification (as well as Swiftwater Rescue Technician and/or raft guiding certs for raft guides). We are also looking for these guides to possess solid judgment, sound common sense, and good people skills. Of course, a passion for the outdoors is a must! Also, we are only hiring US Nationals at this time.
The dates of employment run 5/11-9/14 and busy, full-season guides can gross $7K-$8K across the course of the season (that's before taxes and after tips). Living is provided in a choice, rustic spot on the edge of town, within a quick bike ride from our office, which is right on the harbor. The only expenses guides should have to worry about are getting to and from Valdez, food, and whatever entertainment might come up.
We are a reputable outfit (at least that’s what most of the reviews tell us!) in one of the finest settings on earth, and we are a fun, interesting group of friends to work with.
There are also internship positions available for those light on experience wanting to get into the industry and/or looking to receive college credit. Please mention if you are interested in this instead, as job detail and pay will differ.
How to Apply
Email a cover letter explaining why you'd like to work with Pangaea Adventures, an updated resume, and at least 3 reference contacts to Tim Duffy at email@example.com