Musher / Dog Handler
Seward Helicopter Tours

Happy dogs ready to mush!

Mush on beautiful Godwin Glacier based in seaside Seward, Alaska!

Beautiful seaside mountain town with lots of outdoor activities!

  • summer

Musher / Dog Handler

Seward Helicopter Tours
unknown / day + tips
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts in about 1 month. (May 10, 2023)

Seward Helicopters & Turning Heads Kennel is hiring Mushers / Handlers for our 2023 Summer Season!

Start and end date FLEXIBLE. We are looking for mushers/handlers to live and work on Godwin Glacier. The ideal candidate will enjoy remote living, LOVE dogs, and have some mushing or kennel experience!  

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Feeding and caring for dogs
  • Safely loading and unloading the helicopters
  • Proving safety information to guests 
  • Monitor the environment for both guest and dog safety 
  • Giving tours, (including sled rides, taking photos and helping guests meet the athletes and puppies)  
  • Taking photos for guests and sharing information about the sport of mushing 
  • Keeping camp and kennel area clean

Preferred Previous Experience:

  • Driving sleds (experience preferred but not required, willing to train the right individual) 
  • Working and living with a small team 
  • Living in a remote location 
  • Days can be long and the work physically demanding, preference will be given to those with similar prior experience

Qualifications Needed:

  • Remote living, previous guiding AND/ OR experience that directly relates to mushing *this needs to be shown in your resume or cover letter in order to receive an interview 
  • Must love dogs! 
  • Terrific customer service
  • Team player 
  • Willing to ride in helicopters 
  • Safety oriented and attention to detail

Seward Helicopters and Turning Heads Kennel are sister companies that work together to provide our most popular tour, Helicopter Glacier Dog Sledding. We are a small family-run business set in a beautiful little Alaskan town. There is tons to do and explore on your off time! 

There will be basic shared housing provided, pay is per day plus tips and there is an end of the season bonus! 

How to Apply

Please send your resume, and availability to, and feel free to email or call with any questions about the position. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and US citizens (we are unable to sponsor visas)