Live in the land of the Midnight Sun!
Premier Alaska Tours (PAT) is an Alaska based land tour operator owned and operated by a team of intriguing Alaskans who love their hobby of providing guests with dynamic tour packages. Because we believe the best tour products are delivered with passion, we seek employees who love Alaska as much as we do.
Anchorage, Fairbanks, Seward - Alaska - and across the state with Rail and Motorcoaches
About Premier Alaska Tours
Be part of a group that focuses on providing unique Alaska experiences in a very authentic fashion. Whether you seek to drive one of our 80 luxury motorcoaches, lead an exclusive tour across Alaska and the Yukon, or stay close to home in Anchorage or Fairbanks, PAT has something for you! Working for PAT, you will quickly learn that a great Alaska land tour combines the usual with the unusual.
Diligence, enthusiasm, and commitment and are all qualities that make a PAT employee successful. While some positions vary in length, all candidates must be available to work from May to September.
- Tour Directors are based in Anchorage and must be able to travel for 4 to 16 days away from home base. Tour Directors are Alaskan experts and must have a confident nature and ability to talk in-depth about Alaska history, people and destinations. Additionally, Tour Directors must be willing to share stories of their own adventures in Alaska. Experience in the Alaska visitor industry is preferred, but not required. Tour Director positions are highly competitive and most people gain experience by working in Alaska for a summer. (Hotels, Sightseeing Vendors, Drivers, Denali, Train, etc.)
- Motorcoach Drivers will be considered only if they have a clean driving record of no more than 2 traffic violations or accidents within the previous 3 years, and cannot have a history of DUI or DWI. A CDL and two years of professional Alaska motorcoach driving experience is preferred.
- Guest Service Representatives (GSRs) are based in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Denali, and Talkeetna. GSRs are often the first point of contact for the guests upon arrival and often the last point of contact for guests before they depart Alaska. GSRs must have excellent guest service skills with the ability to communicate effectively and provide solutions to common inquiries or complaints from guests.
- Rail Positions are primarily based in Anchorage. Onboard crew overnight in Fairbanks and accommodations are provided. Onboard crew must have excellent guest service skills and be able to work as a team in close quarters with 5 other crew members.
Room and Board
All employees hired for a position based in Anchorage and Fairbanks are responsible for their own housing. Roles involving travel include: Tour Director, Tour Motorcoach Driver and Onboard Rail positions.
Getting Here and Getting Around
Out-of-state employees are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from Alaska. Anchorage and Fairbanks can be navigated relatively easily. Public transportation is available throughout each city. Employees based in Anchorage have found that bicycling is an effective means of transportation if you do not have a car. Anchorage has an extensive bike trail system that can get you anywhere in the city. Grocery stores, malls, and post offices are all easily accessible by public transportation and bike trails.
While PAT employees work hard, they also know how to play hard. Working in the tourism industry definitely has its perks. During days off, employees take advantage of some Alaskan adventures, such as hiking, whitewater rafting, flightseeing around North America's highest peak, or kayaking in Prince William Sound. Alaska is a land of mystery and is spectacular during any season.