Adventure Jobs North America

Adventure Treks Field Instructors will have the opportunity to work with other talented and experienced staff and the chance to make a positive impact on their student's lives.

Through adventures designed to foster community, build confidence and teach leadership, Adventure Treks operates 13 to 30-day wilderness-based programs for teenagers in British Columbia, Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado and North Carolina. Instructors are in charge of managing group dynamics, coordinating logistics and leading activities that include backpacking, mountaineering, rock climbing, mountain biking, whitewater rafting and canoeing. Now seeking Field Instructors for fall season school group programs (late August through late October).

Backdoorjobs.com • Short-Term Job AdventuresIt's time to blend a little excitement with your career for a summer, season or year-round! An adventurous lifestyle means to grow through passion, challenge and risk taking. It's about learning to look at the world through curious eyes — to wonder what's on the other side of the mountain — and allowing wanderlust to become your guide. You'll work hard and you'll play hard; the intimacy of your adventurous pursuits will allow you to see, hear, taste, and smell more intensely.

Whether you love the water (canoe guides, kayak guides, white-water rafting guides, river guides, fishing guides, lifeguards, boat captains, sailing instructors, cruise ship staff), the land (cycling guides, horseback guides, natural history guides, safari guides, tour leaders, trail staff and zipline guides), the mountains (climbing guides, mountaineering guides, ski guides) or outdoor adventure (outfitting staff, outdoor educators, tour guides, trip leaders, wilderness specialists), you'll find plenty of adventure education jobs here!

  

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Adventure Links at Hemlock Overlook delivers fun and educational group programs for kids, youth and corporate groups in team development, high adventure, and environmental education.

Continual learning, innovation and personal development are at the heart of the Adventure Links staff culture!

Program in the Spotlight Adventure Links at Hemlock Overlook offers employment opportunities during the spring, summer and fall that include team development and environmental education programs for schools and community and corporate groups. Summer camp programs are offered to children ages 8-17, with activities that include a challenge course, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, caving, environmental education, white water rafting, camping and more. Instructors facilitate weeklong outdoor adventure day camps, residential camps, and traveling programs for groups of up to 14 participants as they explore a variety of outdoor recreation sites in Northern Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia. Compensation ranges from $350-$500/week, plus lodging, food during residential camp and traveling programs, two weeks of paid training, and use of program equipment for personal adventures. One of the biggest perks is the ability to live on-site in small dorm-like buildings on 235 acres of beautiful parkland with a community of peers. Staff housing includes a community kitchen/bath, laundry and WiFi access. Participating in this lifestyle is often a significant growth experience for staff members. Ideal applicants have a genuine desire to work with children in an outdoor setting. 2017 positions are available for 3-seasons (late March to mid-November), summer (June to mid-August; flex end date) and summer/fall (June to mid-November). Applications are accepted year-round for all upcoming program seasons. Learn more at AdventureLinks.net.

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Continual learning, innovation and personal development is at the heart of the Adventure Links staff culture.

Adventure Links staff members receive skills training in a wide range of outdoor activities to ensure that they feel confident in effectively leading groups in a safe and professional manner. As skills develop, staff are encouraged to take ownership over the programs that they lead and the curriculum that they teach.

Calleva’s mission is to get people of all ages outdoors and promote personal growth, group cooperation and environmental stewardship through educational and challenging experiences on the river, trail and farm.

For over 20 years, Calleva has built a reputation for excellence and innovation in outdoor education and outdoor adventure programming.

Program in the Spotlight Introducing kids and adults to gorgeous wilderness areas in the DC area, Calleva provides outdoor adventure, sustainable agriculture and environmental science programs for groups in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. Calleva's unique blend of fun, learning and challenge helps people take risks, develop confidence, learn new skills and excel in a team environment. Instructors/Facilitators will lead land and water-based outdoor adventure programs that include rock climbing, caving, kayaking, sailing, rafting, canoeing, river stand-up paddle boarding, mountain biking, environmental education, horseback riding, camping and fishing. In addition to financial compensation, benefits include meals for all overnight trips, five days of paid training and summer preparation, pro deal purchases, use of program equipment for personal adventures and compensation for advanced training or certifications in specific areas. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and be passionate about sharing their love of the outdoors with children. You must also be able to demonstrate solid outdoor skills, hard skills and proficiency in the activity of your choice and excellent all round soft skills. Calleva values people with diverse life experiences who seek adventure in their personal lives. Positions are available for 3 seasons (April to November), summer camp (June to August) and the fall (mid-August to early November). Learn more at Calleva.org.

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Late Summer/Fall Season Job Openings!
Now Hiring!Calleva is currently seeking to work from early August through the beginning of November. Apply now!

Calleva's unique blend of fun, learning and challenge helps people take risks, develop confidence, learn new skills and excel in a team environment.

Calleva is seeking passionate individuals who are excited about coming to work every day.

Ready for an adventure?
Calleva is seeking passionate individuals who are excited about coming to work every day — people who aren't afraid of getting dirty or being in the river all day, and who can roll with the punches and have a good time doing it.

The Mountain Institute works to conserve mountain environments, preserve mountain cultures and sustainably develop mountain economies.

Based at the remote Spruce Knob Mountain Center in West Virginia, Field Instructors for the Appalachian Program lead students on Mountain Learning courses, helping them to become confident, competent individuals with a clear vision of their responsibilities and potential for improving the human condition and the natural world. Experiential education programs are at the heart of The Mountain Institute's Appalachian Program. Typically serving students in 5th–12th grade, programs include 1-2 day residential courses on the 400-acre mountain property and in local communities, 4-8 day field courses in the nearby Monongahela National Forest and a variety of off-site courses throughout the mid-Atlantic states, including the Appalachian Trail. Field Instructors help students gain confidence, experience and appreciation for mountains through lessons and activities such as hiking, backpacking, camp craft, orienteering, caving, stream ecology, forest ecology, geology, rock climbing, canoeing, outdoor cooking, and survival skills. In addition, Field Instructors tailor courses to meet the thematic goals for each school served, leading students in discussions and initiatives around leadership, communication, environmental stewardship, teamwork and creative problem solving. Seasonal Instructors are offered during the spring and fall (minimum commitment of two months), while Resident Field Instructors bridge the gap from April through mid-November. Benefits include compensation starting at $65/day, room during the length of employment, board during programs, and opportunities for professional development and advancement. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Melinda Brooks.

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Fall Season Field Instructor Job Openings!
The Mountain Institute is seeking Field Instructors for the fall season (August 24th–November 18th).

A Field Instructor with The Mountain Institute exploring the great outdoors with his group.

Hard work is balanced with a tight community of adventurous, dedicated and conscientious professionals who are willing to work for what they believe in at the Mountain Institute.

Blending adventure, conservation and education together in a rigorous and challenging environment, the Mountain Learning Program highlights physical, emotional and intellectual growth through experiential learning and discovery. Field Instructors will find hard work is balanced with a tight community of adventurous, dedicated and conscientious professionals who are willing to work for what they believe in.

Through Awesome Adventures summer camps and Trail Mark experiential education programs, Mountain Workshop exposes children and teens to a variety of outdoor endeavors throughout New England.

Adventure Awaits You! Each year Mountain Workshop provides over 3,000 school-aged children with a broad range of Positive School Climate, Leadership Development, Experiential and Adventure Education programs designed to address the challenges and opportunities facing today’s youth. Mountain Workshop programming exposes youths ages 8-17 to a variety of outdoor endeavors, including rock climbing, caving, group team building initiatives, survival skills, orienteering, high and low challenge courses, hiking and more. Field Instructors are responsible for co-leading these participants in outdoor settings throughout New England—making even the hardest day on the job well worth the experience. Benefits include competitive per diem rates, provision of industry standard certifications, meals for all overnight trips, pro deal purchases, and housing. Applicants must be 21+ and should possess 1-3 years of work experience in outdoor recreation, camps or youth services, the ability to positively engage children, a personal love of the outdoors, and the desire to grow as a leader in the field of outdoor education. The season runs late-May through October 2016, with full season and shoulder season positions available. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, although priority will go to staff that apply early and commit to a full season. Join the adventure by becoming a member of the Mountain Workshop team and seize the opportunity to share with others the thrill of learning in the great outdoors.

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Seize the opportunity to share with others the thrill of learning in the great outdoors.

Mountain Workshop staff are dynamic, energetic people committed to creating personal growth opportunities for youth in the outdoors.

Mountain Workshop staff are dynamic, energetic people committed to creating personal growth opportunities for youth in the outdoors. They come from many different professional backgrounds including school teachers, park rangers, athletic coaches, camp counselors, ski instructors, river guides, outdoor equipment retailers, adventure course facilitators, social workers, military veterans and college students.

EMPOWER provides individuals, family/friend groups, corporations, school groups, athletic teams, scout groups, and more with exciting, memorable, and action-based adventure experiences focused on self and team development.

Creating exciting, memorable and action-based adventure experiences focused on self and team development, EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center is a 30-acre outdoor adventure facility featuring Connecticut's only fully-guided zip line canopy adventure with tree climbing, rappelling, land navigation courses and adventure races. Empower is always looking for highly motivated, high integrity people who share the company’s vision and values. Featured job openings include:

The Chief Guide/Adventure Course Manager & Facilitator will oversee the zip line canopy operation, manage and lead seasonal employees, develop and lead adventure programming for groups in line with the EMPOWER mission and able to make risk management decisions. Applicants must have experience developing and leading leadership, team development, and high/low ropes adventure activities as well as experience working in the customer service industry. Must be highly motivated and a self-starter comfortable working in various outdoor conditions. This is a full-time, year-round position with compensation ranging from $30,000-$40,000/year.

Zip Line Adventure Guides will lead individuals and groups through tree top zip line canopy adventures, that will include customer registration, safety briefing & equipment outfitting, leading a 1½–2 hour aerial zip line course and customer check-out. Applicants must be responsible individuals who enjoy outdoor adventure and enjoy interacting and leading a diverse client base. Adventure guiding experience is not required. Seasonal full-time and part-time positions are available from April-November with an hourly wage of $10–$13/hour plus gratuities.

Interested parties should send a resume, cover letter and contact information for 3 professional references to Dan Jaskot.

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This is not your typical 9-5 desk job; enjoy 4 seasons of amazing adventures!

EMPOWER is Connecticut's only fully-guided adventure facility in which all employees have the unique opportunity to coach and guide individuals/groups through personal nerves/fears as well as help them achieve a great sense of accomplishment and pride through hands-on adventures. This is not your typical 9-5 desk job; enjoy four seasons of amazing adventures!

NROCKS is home to the Nation’s premier Via Ferrata, the North Fork Valley Canopy Tour and offers guided top rope and sport climbing.

Located in the heart of the Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area in West Virginia, NROCKS Outdoor Adventures is a unique adventure tourism resort featuring two towering fins of rock sprouting from the mountain. The Via Ferrata offers a mile of fixed-anchor, professionally-guided rock climbing, and the North Fork Valley Canopy Tour showcases 12 exhilarating zip lines, 3 adventurous sky bridges, and finishes with a 40-foot assisted rappel to the forest floor. Adventure Guides are responsible for safely leading, instructing, and supervising guests, and must ensure proper outfitting and use of safety gear/equipment, provide comprehensive and clear communication, and demonstrate the highest standards of quality service and professionalism. A competitive compensation rate is paid for all activities and hours worked, with perks that include great on-site climbing opportunities and staff BBQ's and adventure outings at least once a season. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, comfortable working in a high adventure setting and have a valid driver’s license and CPR/first aid certification. While not required, preference is given to those with WFR/EMT, AMGA or PCIA certifications as well as experience in challenge course/zip-line/high angle rescue. Start and end dates of employment are flexible and can begin as early as March and end as late as November. Most Guides work a 3-season shift. If you are willing to work hard and have fun with a great group of coworkers, complete a job application and background check authorization form and send this along with your resume and cover letter to Chris Ward.

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You'll work hard, but play even harder in the great outdoors, and meet people from all over looking for the same thing you are: rewarding work that is fun and exciting!

In your time off you’ll enjoy more climbing, mountain biking, backpacking, hiking, fly-fishing, caving and paddling than you can ever imagine!

You'll work hard, but play even harder in the great outdoors, and meet people from all over looking for the same thing you are: rewarding work that is fun and exciting! And in your time off you’ll enjoy more climbing, mountain biking, backpacking, hiking, fly-fishing, caving and paddling than you can ever imagine!

Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing offers summer and year-round programs with a focus on developing leadership, confidence, self-esteem and teamwork.

Outside Magazine rated Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing as one of the Best Places to Work in 2014!One of Outside Magazine's Best Places to Work for five years running, Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing offers summer and year-round programs with a focus on developing leadership, confidence and teamwork. The Summer Adventure Camp offers 1 to 3 week backpacking trips for ages 8-17 that involve rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking caving, mountain biking, belaying, high and low ropes, camp cooking and more. Year-Round Group Programs at the Conference & Retreat Center run adventure-based programs March through November for schools, corporations, families, churches and more! Job opportunities for the spring, summer and/or fall include Trip Leaders, Activity Instructors, Group Leaders and Support staff, with the opportunity to advance to Instructor, Manager and full-time Director positions once you've been oriented. Wages are based on experience and length of employment, with benefits that include room and board, training and trip experience, use of equipment, and discounted wilderness medical courses and gear purchases. Most staff are in their mid-twenties, but applications are accepted from anyone 18 years of age or older. Experience and the desire to work with children is highly important. If you're looking to get paid to experience outdoor adventures like no other, contact Kait Prairie through email or by calling (540) 864-6792. Applications are accepted year-round.

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Fall Season Job Openings!
Wilderness Adventure is currenting accepting applications for Fall Program Staff, with positions beginning in August. Apply now!

The team at Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing is a group of hard working, fun loving and outdoor-minded climbers, bikers, kayakers, boulderers, cavers and world travelers.

Trip Leaders, Activity Instructors and Group Leaders engage their group in a variety of adventurous activities, whether by foot, bike, canoe, raft or kayak from site to site.

In addition to being committed, outdoor industry professionals, the team at Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing is a group of hard working, fun loving and outdoor-minded climbers, bikers, kayakers, boulderers, cavers and world travelers.

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The National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education (NCOAE) is the values-based outdoor adventure and education provider for teens and adults interested in personal growth and professional development.

NCOAE is seeking exceptional individuals to join their growing team of outdoor adventure-based educators and program administrators!

Program in the Spotlight Based minutes from the sandy white beaches of the Atlantic Ocean in North Carolina, the National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education (NCOAE) is the values-based outdoor adventure and education provider for teens and adults interested in personal growth and professional development. From adventure courses in California, Colorado Montana, Wyoming and Hawaii to Outdoor Educator training in Alaska, Oregon, North Carolina, Africa and Patagonia, the outdoors is where abilities are transformed and a unique quest for discovery is fostered. NCOAE seeks individuals committed to contributing to the educational, emotional and physical development of people on personal, group and a larger societal level.

Now seeking Lead Instructors, Assistant Wilderness Instructors and Course Directors. Mandatory staff training occurs each January and June. Alternative training opportunities are available by participating in NCOAE Outdoor Educator or Advanced Outdoor Educator courses. Employment contract dates vary, and occur annually between February 1 and December 31. All staff are required to maintain current WFR certification. Hiring priority will be given to those who have the experience, skills, and certifications to lead whitewater rafting and/or rock climbing, sea kayaking and/or surfing adventures—in addition to proficiency leading participants through the rigors of extended backpacking in remote wilderness. Teaching the NCOAE curricula and helping participants realize valuable life lessons from their outdoor adventure experience is essential. Applications from exceptional outdoor and wilderness-based educators, guides, field instructors and program administrators are accepted on a rolling basis. Learn more at NCOAE.org.

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The NCOAE is seeking exceptional individuals to add to their growing team of outdoor and adventure-based educators and program administrators!

Who is NCOAE looking for?
NCOAE seeks employees with diverse life experiences who value adventure in their personal lives. All courses are physically and mentally demanding, and staff must have considerable proficiency in teaching and communicating with participants of diverse backgrounds and needs.

Through adventures designed to foster community, build confidence and teach leadership, Adventure Treks operates wilderness-based programs for teenagers.

Through adventures designed to foster community, build confidence and teach leadership, Adventure Treks operates 13 to 30-day wilderness-based programs for teenagers in British Columbia, Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado and North Carolina.

Instructors are in charge of managing group dynamics, coordinating logistics and leading activities that include backpacking, mountaineering, rock climbing, mountain biking, whitewater rafting and canoeing. Benefits include a competitive salary, a travel stipend, access to pro-purchase discounts, and the opportunity to work both summer (early June to mid-August) and fall school group programs (late August through late October).

Applicants must be 21 years of age (college graduate or degree in progress preferred), have a valid WFR/CPR certification (or be willing to acquire one), several years experience working with youth and leading outdoor programs and be willing to work long hours with little to no time off. To apply, email your resume to Josh Goldbach. Applications are due by May 30th for summer positions and August 15th for fall positions.

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Fall Season Instructor Openings
Adventure Treks is seeking Field Instructors for fall season school group programs (late August through late October). Apply by August 15th.

Adventure Treks Instructors will have the opportunity to work with other talented and experienced staff and the chance to make a positive impact on their student's lives.

Whether climbing snowy Mount Adams or teaching rock climbing in sunny California, Adventure Treks Instructors will lead groups of teenagers in diverse outdoor settings that will be challenging, rewarding and fun. Best of all, you’ll get the opportunity to work with other talented and experienced staff, and have the chance to make a positive impact on your student's lives.

Wilderness Inquiry: Anyone. Anywhere. Anytime. Connecting people with shared outdoor adventures.Wilderness Inquiry is all about access, inclusion and opportunity. They operate in a manner that facilitates full participation by everyone, including people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Outdoor Leaders are responsible for organizing and leading rigorous trips that include canoeing, kayaking and hiking. Adventures may be day events with local students paddling down the Mississippi River or extended wilderness trips in the Boundary Waters, Apostle Islands, Yellowstone and many other spectacular destinations. Over the course of a single trip, Leaders will embrace many roles including educator, guide, leader and more. Seasonal positions are offered from May through October with potential opportunities for continued work throughout the winter. A 10-day staff training conducted in early June provides skills in leadership, risk management, canoeing and camp skills. Pay is based per day ranging from $55 to $110 and benefits include food while on trip and optional staff housing between trips. In addition to having current certifications in advanced first aid, water safety and CPR, individuals with previous experience working outdoors and with people with disabilities are desired. Explore all job opportunities and apply online.

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Wilderness Inquiry provides high-quality outdoor experiences accessible for everyone.

Wilderness Inquiry’s mission is to connect people from all walks of life to the natural world through shared outdoor adventures. Through the medium of outdoor adventure travel, Outdoor Leaders inspire personal growth, enhanced awareness of the environment and community integration.

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Sharing nature, enriching lives, with over 35 years of experience hand-crafting adventures around the globe!

ROW Whitewater Adventure Guides will join a highly experienced staff of fun-loving, thoughtful and talented outdoor professionals with a tremendous passion for the natural world.

Program in the Spotlight Exciting destinations, artful itineraries, knowledgeable caring guides, superb equipment, and wisdom gained from over 35 years of experience allow ROW Adventures to continually set the high watermark for adventure vacations. ROW offers guided whitewater rafting, canoeing, hiking, biking, stand-up paddle board instruction, kayaking and fly fishing adventures in Idaho, Montana, Washington and Oregon; sea kayaking in Baja California and British Columbia; diverse adventure tours around the world; and owns and operates the River Dance Lodge, an outdoor adventure resort in North Central Idaho.

Each year ROW seeks a few exceptional individuals seeking experienced and entry-level positions as Whitewater Adventure Guides to work from May through August. No whitewater guiding experience is necessary to apply, but all hires must successfully complete ROW's Guide School Program and other required training before guiding commercial trips. ROW hires individuals committed to excellence in hospitality and safety, who desire to provide meaningful interpretation to guests, support conservation efforts, desire to grow and learn, and who seek to set the high water mark in their professional and personal lives. Most Guide jobs are paid a competitive daily wage with the opportunity for gratuities. Some locations have free housing available; all others have amenities to complement camping. If you are a friendly, self-starting, energetic, creative and hard-working person with a love for people and the natural world, and are interested in a long-term relationship with ROW, learn more at RowAdventures.com!

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Most Guides choose to take advantage of additional training opportunities, such as licensing on other rivers that ROW runs, to best position themselves for more work later in the season and future years.

Being a ROW Guide is more than running the rapids—you'll also learn how to cook from a menu that includes a variety of legendary hors d'oeuvres, salads, entrées and Dutch oven desserts!

Being a ROW Whitewater Adventure Guide is more than running the rapids—you'll also learn how to cook from a menu that includes a variety of legendary hors d'oeuvres, salads, entrées and Dutch oven desserts. And due to the breadth of rivers and types of trips ROW runs, the Guide position offers a great start to what can become a longer, rewarding career in outdoor leadership with ROW Adventures.

The New England Outdoor Center believes in the spirit of adventure and promoting quality outdoor experiences that will have long lasting positive effects in people’s lives.

The team at the New England Outdoor Center is hardworking, devoted and passionate about the outdoors.

Program in the Spotlight Named Best Adventure Resort in New England by Yankee magazine in 2014, the New England Outdoor Center (NEOC) is located on Millinocket Lake and home to Twin Pine Cabins, the award winning River Driver’s Restaurant and Penobscot Outdoor Center campground. In addition to lakeside lodges and cabins, NEOC offers a number of activities for the outdoor enthusiast. Depending on the season, activities include whitewater rafting on Class I-V rapids, moose & wildlife tours, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, paddle boarding, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. NEOC is seeking hardworking, devoted individuals who are passionate about the outdoors, hospitality and customer service. Seasonal job opportunities include Whitewater Raft Guides, Office, Reservations and Front Desk staff and a Kitchen & Food Services team. Positions start as early as April/May with work through September or longer. During the winter season, NEOC looks for staff to work with various winter ski programs for area youth. They also need a crew to work with snowmobile rentals, grooming and plowing. Most staff would be working 20-40 hours a week. Compensation includes an hourly pay plus employee discounts on all NEOC activities. Low cost housing is available in the area. NEOC facilities are in an amazing location that makes it easy to paddle, fish and hike on days off in the Great North Woods and Baxter State Park. If you have experience in raft guiding or the hotel, restaurant and guest services industry, connect with NEOC.com.

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NEOC is always interested in hearing from people with a background in the outdoors, hospitality and customer service.

NEOC is always interested in hearing from people with a background in the outdoors, hospitality and customer service. A strong work ethic and a desire for a career in the Katahdin region are also important qualities that are shared by all NEOC staff members.

Anacortes Kayak Tours: Sea Kayaking in the San Juan Islands

Anacortes Kayak Tours offers four unique trips: a 1.5 hour Deception Pass trip, half day and full day kayak trips directly from Fidalgo Island, and multi-day kayaking adventures. Summer Sea Kayak Guides participate in a formal class with professional coaches along with a fairly intensive in-house training program. You will learn how to use high-end paddling equipment, navigate, handle currents, read weather, and find wildlife—all while razzle-dazzling your guests. Guides must commit to at least a mid-June through Labor Day time frame, in addition to pre-season training activities. Applicants who can commit to a longer period of time are preferred. Office/Logistics staff are also hired each year. Wages start at $9.20/hour with a $1.80/hour bonus given to new staff who complete the season. There is a fee for the training course, but half of this is reimbursed upon completion of the season. Hardworking, outdoorsy-type folks with a sunny outlook on life will thrive here. Mail or email your resume to Erik Schorr with details about your personal and professional experience (applications are by resume only). Please refer to the AKT web site and employment pages prior to applying.

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Working as a sea kayak guide in the San Juan Islands can be one of the most rewarding summer jobs you could ask for.

With one of the most comprehensive kayak guide training programs in the Pacific Northwest region, Anacortes Kayak Tours is looking for professional, mature and fun-loving individuals who are looking to work and play in the great outdoors.

Read a great article about Erik Schorr and family-owned Anacortes Kayak Tours over at TravelDew.

Colorado River Discovery operates northern Arizona’s popular half day and full day rafting trips on the Colorado River through Glen Canyon.As an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service/Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Colorado River Discovery offers half and full day smooth-water float adventures on the Colorado River for the entire family. All trips begin at the Glen Canyon Dam and float through the massive canyon with 700–1,200 foot sandstone walls. River Guides are responsible for safely transporting up to 22 passengers down the river in a timely manner and are required to have at least core knowledge of river navigation, basic engine/raft troubleshooting, first aid and interpretation (including geology, human and natural history, flora and fauna and hydrology, climate, and human environmental use). You’ll operate quad-pontoon motorized rafts and frequently use other support vehicles including 15-passenger vans, quad-bikes, pick-up and flatbed trucks. The starting wage for new guides is $60/trip plus gratuities, with most full-time guides working between 5-7 trips/week during the peak of the season (summer/early fall). With such a long rafting season from March 1st to November 30th, candidates who can work for greater stretches of the rafting year are preferred. The minimum commitment is 3-4 days/week over 2 months. Experience is not necessary (although preferred), only a positive attitude and willingness to learn. All new guides are trained from the ground up and soon excel at the position. To apply, fill out the online PDF application and email this to Martin Stamat.

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Guides interact with a diverse group of guests daily with Glen Canyon as a beautiful backdrop.

Guests arrive from all over the world to see this section of the Colorado River.

Come join an exciting team of river professionals and support staff with Colorado River Discovery! River Guide training consists of video supplement, walking tour, observation and on-river components, including 3-5 trips. At the end of the training period, newly-hired Guides are required to run a trip from start to finish with management presence.

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Join the Alaska Excursions summer staff team!

For over 20 years, Alaska Excursions has been providing the "E.X.C.U.R.S.I.O.N. of a lifetime" to its guests, staff members and animals. The 2016 season will be no different, featuring five different excursions, including Musher's Camps (Juneau and Skagway), Chilkoot Horseback Adventure (Skagway), Glacier Point Wilderness Safari (Skagway and Haines) and Grizzly Falls Ziplining Expedition (Skagway). Summer job opportunities include Dog Mushers & Handlers (with or without dogs), Adventure Guides, Horseback Guides, Zipline Guides, CDL Drivers, Unimog Drivers, Boat Crew/Naturalists, Boat Captains and Office & Dock staff. Management positions may be available in all areas as well. The company offers competitive pay rates that range from $12-$17/hour as well as outstanding bonus compensation opportunities. Most positions are in the tip pool. Affordable company housing is available too. If you want to work with Alaska Excursions, you should enjoy meeting and talking with new people and have the ability to entertain them. A positive attitude, a strong work ethic, and a commitment to providing excellent guest service are all important, and you should enjoy working with animals too. Positions run from the beginning of May through the end of September. Submit a completed application to [email protected]. A resume and cover letter are welcomed, but not required.

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Summer Employment Alert
Alaska Excursions is still seeking Adventure Guides and Unimog Drivers for the summer season—apply now!

The summer team at Alaska Excursions will have the opportunity to earn a great pay while working in a fun, positive environment.

Ever imagine pulling a team of powerful huskies in custom-made wheeled dog sleds, leading horseback tours through Alaska's most breathtaking valleys and backcountry, or guiding guests on an exciting zipline adventure? The summer team at Alaska Excursions will have the opportunity to earn a great pay while working in a fun, positive environment.

Alaska Mountain Guides & Climbing School Chilkat Guides Alaska Mountain Guides and Chilkat Guides

Based in the picturesque Alaska towns of Skagway and Haines, Alaska Mountain Guides & Climbing School and Chilkat Guides are premier guiding companies who offer trip options for any outdoor enthusiast visiting Southeast Alaska. Summer Guides, Trip Leaders and Naturalists have the goal of getting participants excited about the great outdoors. Guide positions in Skagway include hike and float guides and rock climbing/zip line guides. In Haines, day trip kayaking and float trip guide positions are available. In addition to entry-level Guide positions, Commercial Bus Drivers (with training provided), and Catering, Dock, Maintenance and Office Staff are needed every summer. The annual Guide School (beginning mid-April and mid-May for those without guiding experience) is by invitation only. All invitees successfully completing the guide school are offered employment as Guides from May through the end of August or September depending on the position. Compensation is competitive with added incentives for trip leaders and naturalists (expect overtime which is paid at time and a half). Applicants must have the desire to work long and hard (often 6-12 hours per day) in sometimes unpleasant conditions, be athletic and have a love for people.

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Summer Guides, Trip Leaders and Naturalists for Alaska Mountain Guide Adventures and Chilkat Guides have the goal of getting participants excited about the great outdoors.

With hundreds of awesome individuals on staff at AMG and Chilkat Guides, each team member is highly qualified and passionate about the wonders of the Alaska region and what they do. Meet the Guides »

Holland America–Princess is looking for customer service superstars to work at their hotels and lodges throughout Alaska.

Interested in an Alaska adventure of a lifetime? With twelve hotels and lodges, a fleet of luxury motor coaches, and the largest domed train cars in the world, Alaska Tour Jobs offers a variety of jobs in Alaska with Princess Cruises & Holland America Line. Alaska Hotel and Lodge Jobs focus on the guest experience while on property, with positions available in food & beverage, front desk, gift shop, housekeeping and maintenance. Exciting Tour Division Jobs include positions ranging from driver guides, day boat crew, and rail services maintenance. While full summer season dates are preferred (May through September), several locations in Alaska, Seattle, and Vancouver will hire applicants with a limited date range. Full-time positions are also available. Along with a competitive wage, employees may cruise onboard ships at deeply discounted voyage rates while also enjoying significant onboard discounts. In addition, employees are eligible for corporate air rates and discounts on land and cruise tours, as well as Alaska lodge, motor coach, and rail packages. If you are an adventurous individual with a passion for working with the public, browse all current job openings and fill out the online application (you can apply to multiple locations at the same time!).

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If you are an adventurous individual with a passion for working with the public, land a job with Princess Cruises and Holland America Line.

Alaska. The Last Frontier. Be it seeing moose or eating salmon for the first time, going to bed in the middle of the night with the sun still shining, or hiking to the top of a snow-capped mountain, this great state hosts a whole array of unique, only-in-Alaska experiences. Read about Alaska Tour Jobs stories here »

Alaska Wildland Adventures: Exciting Summer Jobs in AlaskaAre you a spirited adventurer looking to experience Alaska this summer with a cool job? With a commitment to ecotourism and small-group interactive experiences, Alaska Wildland Adventures offers wilderness lodge-based travel, tours and adventure vacations in Alaska's Kenai Peninsula and Denali National Park. AWA also owns and operates Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge, Kenai Riverside Lodge and the Kenai Backcountry Lodge. Outdoor adventure your passion? Summer job opportunities include guide positions (fishing, rafting, natural history, sea kayak and safari guides), campground hosts, drivers, outdoor leadership staff and adventure program interns. Behind-the-scenes your strength? Plenty of options to choose from, including cooks, hospitality staffers, trip packers, maintenance and office staff. Salaries vary dependent on experience and also include gratuities. Rustic cabin-tent housing (with staff kitchen and lounge) is provided along with a payroll deduction for meals at the Riverside Lodge and free room and board at the backcountry lodges. Most positions run from mid-May through early September; however, some positions have flexible start/end dates. Explore FAQs or learn how to apply. Hiring is conducted though April 30th each year (or until positions fill), with interviews most often conducted by phone.

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An Alaska Wildland Adventures summer guide leads the adventure of a lifetime for guests.

Do you have skills and experience in natural history interpretation, guiding, outdoor leadership and recreation, fish guiding, rafting, maintenance, and/or hospitality? Find the perfect Alaska summer job with Alaska Wildland Adventures.

Since 1988, Sockeye Cycle Co. has offered bicycle tours, rentals, sales and service with shops in Haines and Skagway, Alaska.

Spend your summer on a bike in one of the most spectacular regions in the world, working and playing in Southeast Alaska and the Yukon in Canada! Since 1988, Sockeye Cycle Co. has offered bicycle tours, rentals, sales and service with shops in Haines and Skagway. Seasonal positions are available as Bike Tour Guides, Van Drivers, Mechanics, Sales Reps, Retail/Office staff and Assistant Managerial staff from April through September. The majority of staff are based in Skagway and involve daily tour operations with the cruise ships. Daily tours are three hours long with groups of twelve and two guides; other overnight and multi-day tours go out at varying dates and times based on staffing and seniority. Tour Guides must have excellent public speaking skills, solid leadership qualities and a basic knowledge of bike mechanics. A yearn to learn and talk about the local region is a major part of the job. Guides must also feel comfortable driving a tour van with trailer. Wages start at $12/hour, plus tips and bonus upon successful completion of your contract (some positions are salaried). Company housing runs $350/month for a single room and $250/month for a shared room. Contracts are for a minimum 3-month commitment. At minimum, applicants must be U.S. citizens, 23 years old, and have a positive, outgoing, friendly attitude and clean driving record. Detailed job descriptions and an application is available online.

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Work and play in Alaska this summer with Sockeye Cycle Co. and experience the adventure of a lifetime!

Whether you’ll be taking a group on a day tour or an extended trip, Tour Guides for Sockeye Cycle Co. will provide an unforgettable adventure.

Have a fun summer on a bike working with great people and showing clients beautiful surroundings. Tour Guides for Sockeye Cycle provide an unforgettable adventure in the northern wilderness.

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AmeriCan Adventures: North America’s most inspired private group tour operator!

Do you want to share your love of North America and the great outdoors with the rest of the world?

AmeriCan Adventures was rated number 18 on Outside Magazine's top 100 places to work in 2015!AmeriCan Adventures Group Leaders are a diverse group of passionate guides that aim to craft experiences for guests to create an unforgettable vacation. Each guide is encouraged to add his or her own personality to every experience. From a “two-step” lesson in a Texas dance hall to dinner with Navajo families, leaders look for unique experiences that will “wow” guests daily.

As North America’s largest Destination Management Company, Group Leaders may guide tours for companies such as Intrepid Travel, TrekAmerica and Grand American Adventures as well as many other brands. This means plenty of diversity in the trips that are run, including specialty language tours, family, youth or student tours, cycling or hiking tours, food tourism, and National Park focused tours.

Candidates who are passionate about travel, align to AmeriCan Adventures’ values, and whole-heartedly want to work to create, innovate and deliver the vacations of a lifetime will thrive in this position. Applicant requirements:
Legal U.S. or Canada work eligibility
At least 23 years old
A clean driving record and ability to drive long distances
Excellent organization, public speaking & customer service skills
Able to live a nomadic lifestyle and work independently

If you are a motivated, energetic, customer-focused and hard-working individual with a passion for people and the outdoors, learn more and apply at AmeriCanAdventures.com. Positions are available from April to September.

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Do you want to share your love of North America and the great outdoors with the rest of the world? Doubling as tour guide and driver, Group Leaders for AmeriCan Adventures take small groups on exciting adventures throughout the U.S. and Canada.

For this job you can never be perfectly organized nor have things planned out, so the hardest thing is accepting that. I like to be organized but for this position you need to be able to think quickly on your feet when something happens that you don’t expect and being able to sell the “new” experience to your passengers. I've learned you need to be a good mixture of organized and extremely laid back. —Anne Perry, 1st Year Group Leader

Windigo leads innovative 1 to 3 week off-the-beaten path small group outdoor adventure tours for people of all ages and all tastes across Canada and the USA.

Do you have what it takes to outfit adventure adrenaline junkies in fulfilling their outdoor dreams? Come join the dynamic team at Windigo and travel to some of the coolest places in North America!

Program in the Spotlight Specializing in customized small group camping, lodging, hiking and themed tours for international clients traveling in a 15-passenger van (with a 5x8 foot cargo trailer), Windigo is seeking adventurous Tour Leaders to drive, guide and oversee the day-to-day logistics for tours throughout Canada and the USA. Tour Leaders will lead with service and share their passion for the outdoors through innovative trips that will get your international group hiking, biking, paddling, snowmobiling, dogsledding, snowshoeing and discovering! Responsibilities include researching unfamiliar destinations, providing daily briefings, relaying historical, geographical and cultural information, handling group dynamics, maintaining outdoor equipment, organizing food shopping and cooking meals, and ensuring a safe and fun experience for all passengers. The operation season is from April to late October with contracts available for a partial or full season. Salaries range from $60 to $150/day plus accommodations and most food while on tour, access to Pro Deals, bonus options, and the opportunity to travel to enticing and off-the-beaten path destinations! If you are at least 21 years old (23 for U.S. applicants), have a clean driving record, love the outdoors, have an adventurous spirit, strong people, leadership and organizational skills, and are looking for an exciting challenge, join the Windigo.Travel team!

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Don't miss the chance to be part of a dynamic, experienced and innovative company that strives to always be better and has a passion for working outside.

Do you want to hit the open road, enjoy an adventure of a lifetime and get paid for it? Join a team that is passionate about organizing and delivering high-quality tours for people from all over the world. Meet new people from different cultures and provide unforgettable experiences to grateful travelers. It's not a job opportunity, it’s a lifestyle. Join the adventure!

Travelling with G Adventures is the very best way to get up close and personal with your planet in a way you’d never manage on your own.

G Adventures was rated number 49 on Outside Magazine's top 100 places to work in 2015!At G Adventures, changing people’s lives isn't just a mantra, it’s the very core of their company culture, the essence of who they are, and the driving force behind everything they do. The way they see it, change is the key to innovation, and people are the key to change. Their goal is to ensure an authentic and unforgettable life-changing experience for everyone. After all, if you’re not changing, you’re not growing. And isn't that what life is all about?

Now hiring and training Tour Leaders/CEOs (Chief Experience Officers) to guide and drive epic American road trips. You will learn how to deliver an experience that encompasses camping in our national parks, exploring cities big and small, and most importantly, bonding with a group of young people from around the world. This opportunity requires hard work and commitment, but has great rewards. Your passenger’s lives will be changed, and you will grow as a person and a leader. Discover every nook and cranny of your country, and enjoy a lifestyle of freedom, challenge, travel, and career growth potential on a global scale. As a member of G Adventures, the most innovative adventure travel company in the world, you will be part of something bigger than yourself, and make a tangible impact on people and the planet. You must be at least 23 years old, have a clean driving record, U.S. passport, and be available to work from April to September.

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Every G Adventures tour is led by a Chief Experience Officer who’s in charge of enriching the journey, offering local insight, pursuing great experiences as they happen, and adding a unique perspective to the adventure.

Are you passionate about travel, your country, and making an IMPACT on the planet? Train to become an American CEO for G Adventures and join a team of fun and driven leaders on a rewarding career path with opportunities to travel and work around the globe.

Incredible Adventures believes that traveling should be life-changing. Inspiring. Immersive. In their tours, they strive to go a little further, do things a little differently, and provide an experience for guests that they won’t get anywhere else.

Incredible Adventures is an environmentally conscious outdoor travel company that specializes in small group tours in the San Francisco Bay area and beyond — with destinations including Yosemite National Park, Muir Woods, Napa and Sonoma wine country, the Pacific Coast and Lake Tahoe. Now seeking Travel Guide/Drivers who are reliable, safety-driven, and organized with a desire for adventure for the summer season. On single day trips, Guides will pick-up and drop-off passengers at San Francisco hotels and provide informational narrative during the entire trip. On multi-day adventures, Guides will arrange daily logistics, outdoor and evening activities, sightseeing excursions, and teach sustainable travel, camping etiquette and cooking skills. Wages are per trip, with starting daily rates ranging from $125-$215 plus tips. Experienced Guides can bring home more than $300/day. Employee housing is available on a case-by-case basis. Unlike many other companies in the industry, a comprehensive commercial driver’s license training program is offered. Applicants must be at least 23 years of age, have (or be willing to obtain) a California Class B Commercial Driver’s license through the training program, a clean driving record, high energy and excellent people skills and available to work weekends and holidays. Those interested must be able to attend an on-the-road training in San Francisco beginning in mid-April and make a commitment through October 1st. If you have a customer-service oriented disposition, a fun and outgoing attitude, and enjoy interacting with people from all over the country and the world, fill out the online application.

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Team up with an eco-friendly outdoor adventure tour company this summer as a Tour Driver/Guide.

The staff loves to travel and all are huge advocates of preserving our natural resources through green business practices.

The team at Incredible Adventures is an adventurous group who thrive on being in a casual and laid-back workplace that is offset by challenging and dynamic jobs. The staff loves to travel and all are huge advocates of preserving our natural resources through green business practices (IA is a certified SF Green Business and all vehicles run on petroleum-free biodiesel).

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