Adventure Jobs North America

Live and work at Odiyan Retreat Center on one thousand breathtakingly beautiful acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Northern CA.

Love variety in your work? At Odiyan everyone does everything!
Learn new skills and share your knowledge while making a valuable contribution to the preservation of enlightened knowledge for all humanity. Many hands are needed to tend to the extensive gardens and landscaping of Odiyan Retreat Center overlooking the Pacific Ocean in California. The way of life integrates creative and challenging work with a path of self-exploration that opens up your inner potential. No special skills or religious affiliation required. Includes housing, vegetarian meals, classes and small living allowance.

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, cruise ship staff), the land (cycling guides, horseback guides, natural history guides, safari guides, tour leaders, trail staff), 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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The National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education (NCOAE) is a values-based outdoor adventure and education provider for teens and adults interested in personal growth and professional development.

NCOAE is seeking exceptional individuals to add to their growing team of outdoor and 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 a values-based outdoor adventure and education provider for teens and adults interested in personal growth and professional development. From teen adventures in Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Colorado, Montana and Wyoming to adult courses in California and North Carolina, the outdoors is where abilities are transformed and a unique quest for discovery is fostered. NCOAE is looking for individuals who are committed to the educational, emotional and physical development of people on a personal, group and larger societal level. Staff will be experts in leading participants through the rigors of backpacking, climbing, whitewater rafting, surfing and sea kayaking adventures as well as to help them draw valuable life lessons through wilderness curricula and from their own experiences. Summer positions include Lead Instructors, Assistant Wilderness Instructors and Course Directors, with staff training beginning in mid-May. All staff are required to possess a WFR certification, and priority will be given to those who have the experience, skills, certifications and requirements to serve as the whitewater rafting instructor and/or rock climbing instructor. Applications from exceptional outdoor and wilderness-based educators, guides, field staff and program administrators are accepted on a rolling basis. 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 values individuals who bring diverse life experiences with them as well as those who seek 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.

Adventure Treks: Outdoor Adventures for Young AdultsWith programs designed to teach leadership, teamwork, creative problem solving, self-responsibility, confidence building, community living and outdoor skills, Adventure Treks provides unique outdoor experiences for teens, ages 12-18. In the summer months, 16-29 day adventure program destinations include Alaska, Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, North/South Carolina, and British Columbia; while in the fall, wilderness-based programs are offered for up to a week for school students in the mountains of North Carolina. Doubling as teacher, role model and trip coordinator with five other leaders, Wilderness Instructors manage group dynamics, coordinate trip logistics, maintain outdoor equipment and teach outdoor skills, including backpacking, mountaineering, rock climbing, sailing, whitewater kayaking, cooking and orienteering. Benefits include a competitive salary, travel stipend, room and board while training and working, pro-deal purchases and the opportunity to work during the summer and fall. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age (college graduate preferred), certified in WFR/CPR, have several years experience working with teens and/or leading wilderness programs, solid outdoor skills in a variety of activities and the ability to work long hours with little or no time off. To begin the application process, email your resume to Josh Goldbach. Applications are due by April 30th for summer positions and August 15th for the fall season.

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Adventure Treks: The Power of Six Instructors!

The Power of Six Instructors!
Adventure Treks is the only wilderness program to feature 24 students with 6 instructors on most trips. Six instructors ensure that there is always a talented person available to do what's most important: be actively involved with the students and to get to know them as individuals. VIEW these staff perspectives and check out what staff orientation looks like.

Wilderness Inquiry: Anyone. Anywhere. Anytime.Whether by canoe, sea kayak, skis, dog sled, horse pack or backpack, Wilderness Inquiry connects people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities with the natural world while inspiring personal growth. Trail staff are responsible for organizing and leading rigorous single-day events and extended wilderness adventures primarily in North America. Typically, 2-3 staff conduct each trip for 10-14 participants. Over the course of a single trip, leaders may fill the roles of pack horse, teacher, rehabilitation specialist, folksinger, chef, personal-relationship counselor, storyteller, disciplinarian, dishwasher, and bush doctor. 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 canoeing, camp craft, leadership and risk management. Benefits include a per diem stipend from $45 to $110, along with meals while working and staff housing between trips. In addition to having current certification in advanced first aid, water safety and CPR, individuals with previous experience working outdoors and with people with disabilities are desired. Urban Wilderness Canoe Guides and year-round Internships are also available. Details and application materials are available at WildernessInquiry.org.

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

With a passion for creating high-quality outdoor adventure travel experiences accessible for everyone (including those who do not typically get out and enjoy the wilderness), Wilderness Inquiry staff members will lead their group to some of the most amazing places on earth.

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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 is part of the Adventure Links staff culture!

Program in the Spotlight Adventure Links at Hemlock Overlook offers summer camp programs to children ages 8-17, with activities that include a challenge course, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, caving, environmental education, white water rafting and more. Team development and environmental education programs for school and community groups round out seasonal activities. Lead & Assistant Program Instructors facilitate weeklong outdoor adventure day camps, residential camps, and traveling programs for groups of 14 participants as they explore a variety of outdoor recreation sites in Northern Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia. Compensation ranges from $275-$480/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. Positions are available for 3-seasons (mid-March to mid-November), summer (June to August) and summer/fall (June to mid-November). Ideal applicants have a genuine desire to work with children in an outdoor setting. To apply, email a completed application and resume to Mark Diedering.

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

Adventure Links staff members receive hard skills training in a wide range of outdoor pursuits to ensure that they can effectively lead groups in a safe and professional manner. As skills develop, staff are pushed to take ownership over the programs that they lead and the curriculum that they teach. Continual learning, innovation and personal development is part of the staff culture.

Calleva’s mission is to get people of all ages outdoors, promoting personal growth, group cooperation & environmental stewardship through educational & challenging experiences on the river, trail & farm.
For nearly 20 years, Calleva has built a reputation for excellence and innovation in outdoor education and outdoor adventure programming.

Introducing kids and adults to gorgeous wilderness areas in the DC area, Calleva provides outdoor adventure, sustainable agriculture and environmental science programs. Calleva's unique blend of fun, learning and challenge helps people take risks, develop confidence, learn new skills and excel in a team environment. Now seeking Seasonal Instructors and Counselors for land and water-based outdoor adventure programs, with activities that include rock climbing, caving, kayaking, sailing, rafting, canoeing, standup paddle boarding, mountain biking, environmental education, fishing, hiking, camping and horseback riding. Instructors will organize and execute all instruction and equipment necessary to run a safe and fun program, while Counselors are responsible for the overall cohesion of a group. Instructors must have hard and soft skills, considerable experience in the activity of their choice, the ability to lead groups, and ensure safety, fun and education. Counselors need soft skills, to be comfortable in the outdoors, and the desire to learn hard skills. The initial salary range of $275–$500 per week will include overnights; housing is available, but limited. Training and/or compensation is provided for advanced training or certifications in your specific field. Positions are available from April through November. Some staff come for one season while others stay for all three. To begin the application process, email your cover letter and resume to Lucy Martin. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page View Instagram Photos Check out Pinterest pinboard Follow on Twitter! View Yelp Reviews!

Did you know? The word Calleva means "where the paths cross," — so it’s a great name for a crew that gets around as much as they do! 

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.

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.

Join the Adventure!
Through Awesome Adventures summer camps and Trail Mark experiential education programs, Mountain Workshop exposes nearly three thousand 8-17 year olds to a variety of outdoor endeavors, including but not limited to canoeing, kayaking, river rafting, rock climbing, hiking, caving, group team building initiatives, problem solving, critical thinking, orienteering, high and low ropes and survival skills. Field Instructors are responsible for co-leading these participants in wilderness settings around New England—making even the hardest day on the job well worth the experience. The season runs May through October, with full season and shoulder season positions available. Benefits include competitive per diem rates, meals for all overnight trips, pro deal purchases, training certifications and housing (for qualified applicants). Applicants must be 21+ and should possess 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 adventure education. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, although priority will go to staff that apply early and commit to a full season. Become a member of the Mountain Workshop Team and seize the opportunity to share with others the joy of being active in the great outdoors!

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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.

With over 40 years experience, Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) has shared the outdoors with millions of guests on whitewater rafting trips and countless other activities from family-friendly trips to action-packed adventures.

Work Hard, Play Hard this Summer!
For 40+ years the Nantahala Outdoor Center has led the outdoor industry, taking more guests whitewater rafting and teaching more paddlers than any other outdoor recreation company. NOC also provides top-quality aerial zip lining, trail-based adventures, and wilderness medicine courses, and provides unmatched retail service, food service, lodging, and trip planning services. Seasonal job opportunities offer individuals the rare opportunity to work in beautiful locations, grow their skills, and share a passion for active outdoor recreation. Now seeking Whitewater Raft Guides to work on seven different rivers in the Southeast. Don't have commercial experience? Learn to guide with the pros at the NOC Raft Guide School, with sessions from March to mid-April (reimbursement program available for individuals hired by NOC). Additional exciting seasonal and year-round positions include Mountaintop Zip Line and Adventure Park Guides, Photographers, Retail Associates in three store locations, Reservationists, Kayak/Canoe Instructors, Restaurant Servers, Line and Prep Cooks, Bus Drivers, and more. Benefits include a competitive wage, subsidized housing and meals, and discounts on just about everything! If you are a leader in the work place, love the outdoors and wish to join a unique, values-driven organization, apply today!

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NOC team members aspire to excellence in their fields and disciplines and demonstrate a commitment to service of others!

Behind NOC's rapid growth are three core values: excellence in outdoor adventures, active corporate citizenship, and unmatched high-quality work environments for NOC team members. These core values unite a community of leaders and pioneers in an exciting, fun and always-changing work environment.

The Nelson Rocks Outdoor Center – your home for West Virginia adventures!

Located in the heart of the Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area in West Virginia, Nelson Rocks Outdoor Center is a one-of-a-kind 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 Canopy 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. Pay is per trip, based on experience and qualifications. On-site lodging may be available. Positions are available during the spring (March-May), summer (May-August), and fall (August-November), with multiple season contracts possible. Applicants must be at least 18 years old (21 to be a lead guide), comfortable working at heights 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. To apply, email your cover letter (specifying which seasons you are applying for), resume and at least 3 professional references to Dave Huber.

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Nelson Rocks Outdoor Center is seeking individuals with exceptional leadership skills, good judgment and a genuine desire to share in the safe and fun rewards of outdoor adventure.

Those who love sharing their passion for the outdoors with others, are committed to safety first and customer service, don't require the perks of living in urban/suburban areas, and have a love for life will thrive at Nelson Rocks Outdoor Center. And in your time off you’ll enjoy more climbing, mountain biking, hiking/backpacking, fly-fishing, caving, and paddling than you can shake a stick at!

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, self-esteem and teamwork. The Summer Adventure Camp offers 1 to 3 week backpacking trips for ages 8-17 that involve everything from rock climbing and kayaking to caving and mountain biking. 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 summer Trip Leaders, Activity Instructors, Group Leaders and Support staff, with full-time Director positions available for qualified applicants. 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. If you're looking to get paid to experience outdoor adventures like no other, then contact Molly Hagan through email or by calling (540) 864-6792.

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Full-Time, Year-Round Career Alert
Now seeking a Financial Director who will be responsible for account management, Bill Pay, payroll, Quickbooks reporting and fiscal oversight. Applicant should have a degree in accounting or financial management and approximately 1-3 years work experience. $18k–$22k/year DOE. Call 540-864-6792 or email [email protected] with any questions and to apply.

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.

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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Intrepid Travel: active travel & adventure tours for small international groups in North America. TrekAmerica North America Adventure Travel Intrepid Travel and TrekAmerica have teamed up to offer unsurpassed opportunities within the U.S. and Canada for adventure travel!

Outside Magazine rated Intrepid Travel as one of the Best Places to Work in 2014!Are you looking for an opportunity to see all that North America has to offer? Do you speak fluent English, German, Mandarin or Korean?

Become a Group Leader for an outfit whose heritage dates back to the 70's and the very earliest days of adventure travel. Intrepid Travel, TrekAmerica and PEAK Adventure Travel have teamed up to offer unsurpassed opportunities within the U.S. and Canada for adventure travel. Not only did Outside Magazine rate them as one of the Best Places to Work, but they also received the prestigious award for Best Tour Operator to the USA & Canada. Each member of their experienced operations team got their start in the industry as a Group Leader, thus lending to the family feel of their company. Group Leaders will organize budget lodging and camping tours throughout the United States and Canada for a wide range of nationalities and ages, whether experiencing the solitude of nature or the food and nightlife of a metropolitan area. Applicants must be at least 23 years of age, have the legal right to work in the U.S. or Canada, have a clean driving record, and be an organized, outgoing, adventurous individual interested in a seasonal, summer job beginning as early as April. If you have the skills to accommodate a diverse group of travelers and the desire to challenge yourself daily, request a Welcome Packet to learn more and how to apply.

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Intrepid Travel and TrekAmerica Group Leaders will organize budget lodging and camping tours throughout the United States and Canada for a wide range of nationalities and ages, whether experiencing the solitude of nature or the food and nightlife of a metropolitan area.

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 PEAK Adventure Travel take small groups on exciting adventures throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Alta Expedition offers mountain enthusiasts — whether day hikers or extreme climbers — an experience of a lifetime in the mountains, organized in a secure setting and respecting the principles of Leave No Trace and responsible tourism.

Now seeking Adventure Travel Guides and Assistant Guides to work in North America for the 2015 season and beyond!

Program in the Spotlight Alta Expedition designs, coordinates and operates full-service hiking, trekking, mountain biking, ski mountaineering, snowshoeing and Nordic and cross-country skiing trips in Canada and the American West for French and German adventurers. Guides and Assistant Guides will lead and safely guide groups on 2 or 3 week adventure tours in 15-passenger vans with trailer throughout western Canada, Quebec and the western U.S. (with incredible destination including the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, the Canadian Rockies and Baffin Island inside the Arctic Circle), arrange daily itineraries and activities, give insightful commentary about the places visited, facilitate daily camp set-up and break-down, prepare meals for the group, and create a fun and educational experience. Compensation includes $100-$150/day, meals, transportation to and from departure city, and lots of great pro deal purchases on gear! Prospective Guides must speak French and/or German and able to legally work in the U.S or Canada, have (or be willing to obtain) a Wilderness First Responder and commercial driving certification, previous guiding experience (especially in National Parks), comfortable cooking for groups, able to adapt to changing working conditions, and be fun, flexible, responsible and professional. Positions are contract-based, with seasonal openings between the months of March and October. If adventure tourism is your passion, learn more and apply! AltaExpedition.com

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It has been said that variety is the spice of life. The Guide position offers nothing short of variety. You will see a variety of places, with a variety of people, and handle a variety of circumstances.

Why work for Alta Expedition?
Be part of a team of passionate guides. Earn one of the best wages in the industry. Work with incredible equipment. Experience fun, exciting and well-designed itineraries. Spend your days outdoors creating unique experiences for your fun-loving group!

Les Aventures Makwa: Guides, Nature, Voyages, Culture.

Be part of the thrill—land a job as a Tour Camp Counselor and accompany French teenagers in their North America discovery adventure!

Program in the Spotlight Specializing in adventure travel tourism for over 20 years, Les Aventures Makwa is a tour and travel summer camp operator for groups of French teenagers. From Montreal, Quebec to Miami, Florida or from Los Angeles to New York, Makwa covers North America with their tours. As a Tour Camp Counselor, you will be traveling with French teenage groups for up to three weeks in various U.S. and Canadian regions. Responsibilities include driving an 8-person passenger van, planning a schedule for the group based on the activities of the program, conduct activities in collaboration with the French management team, and share and discover the North American culture. Multitasking is probably the best word to describe what a Tour Camp Counselor will have to do. Benefits include $100 per day, four days training, lodging (camping and motels), meals, and activities paid by Makwa. Applicants must be bilingual in English and French (or at least an interest in the French language with basic skills), at least 21 years of age, first aid certified, have a current driver's license and the ability to work with teenagers. Apply today! Makwa.net

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Outdoors. Discovery. Culture. Passion. These are the four key components Makwa Tour Camp Counselors will be carrying on the road with their group of French teenagers!

Outdoors. Discovery. Culture. Passion. These are the four key components Makwa Tour Camp Counselors will be carrying on the road with their group of French teenagers!

Green Tortoise Adventure Travel: Affordable Bus Tour Adventures with Extraordinary People!

Are you looking to meet hundreds of great people, experience the U.S. and possibly venture to Mexico or Alaska? Designed for fun-loving backpackers (from the young to the young at heart), Green Tortoise Adventure Travel offers unique travel experiences in custom sleeper coaches. Drivers with a surprising amount of adventure, skill and ingenuity are needed to lead these two to thirty day adventures. Although much of the business is seasonal (three quarters of the trips are from May through October), opportunities for year-round employment after working one summer season are common. You must be at least 23 years or old, have a clean driving record, and be drug free. Those who have two years of commercial bus driving experience or a certificate of training from a qualified school or previous company are preferred; however, Green Tortoise will train motivated candidates and offer reimbursement for commercial driver training. Great applicants will not be intimidated by turning wrenches, chopping vegetables or sleeping under the stars! After you have read through the employment page, complete the online application. Interviews, hiring, and training are done from San Francisco. This process often includes a creative and fun trip including some night driving, cooking, and trip orientation.

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Drivers with a surprising amount of adventure, skill and ingenuity are needed to lead Green Tortoise Adventure Travel experiences in custom convertible sleeper coaches.

A certain social awareness is central to being a Green Tortoise Driver. You have to care about people and know how to please them. If you have lots of energy and a clear spirit, you will surprise yourself with how well you do at this job!

Windigo Aventure: Canada’s adventure tour specialist!

Do you have what it takes to outfit adventure adrenaline junkies in fulfilling their outdoor dreams? From challenging adventures to softer discovery tours, specialized wildlife observation journeys or cultural itineraries in the Canadian Arctic with the Inuit, Windigo Aventure leads off the beaten track small group adventures throughout the Canadian territory and Alaska. Through 1-3 week outdoor adventures using a 15-passenger van with trailer, 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! Leaders must have knowledge and previous adventures in Canada and/or Alaska, experience leading small groups, great outdoor cooking skills, incredible people skills, and be operation gurus with attention to details. Share your love and knowledge of the areas you know and enjoy! Compensation includes $100-$150+ per day, accommodation and food while on tours, transportation to and from your hometown, and partial reimbursement for some necessary certifications. Positions run from April to late October. If you are at least 21 years old, love the outdoors, have an adventurous spirit, strong leadership and organizational skills, and are looking for an exciting challenge, email your resume to Josiane Bureau. The team will then contact you for a Skype or phone interview.

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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 enjoys working outside.

Come join the dynamic Windigo Aventure team to travel to some of the coolest places in 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!

Windigo operates small group adventure tours across Canada and the USA.

Are you looking to work for a dynamic and well-organized company who offers competitive salaries, top-notch logistical support, and desirable itineraries to enticing and off-the-beaten path destinations? Come discover North America with Windigo USA! Specializing in customized small group camping, lodging, hiking and themed tours for international clients traveling in a 15-passenger van (with 5x8' cargo trailer), Windigo is looking for adventurous Tour Leaders to drive, guide, and oversee the day-to-day logistics of your tour. 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, and ensuring a safe and fun experience for all passengers. Applicants must be at least 23 years of age, have a clean driving record, and a love for the outdoors. Foreigners with bilingual capabilities in French, German, Dutch or Italian and English are also needed. If you have an adventurous spirit, strong leadership and organizational skills, and are looking for an exciting challenge, email your resume and cover letter to Jessica Harris. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, check out a detailed job description. Positions are available for tours in mainland USA and Hawaii from May through September for a partial or full season.

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Windigo is looking for experienced and dynamic tour leaders and outdoor adventure tour guides for the summer season.

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. As a Windigo Tour Leader, you'll travel to amazing places and create experiences of a lifetime!

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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.  And, the 2014 season will be no different, featuring four different excursions, including Musher's Camp (Juneau & Skagway), Chilkoot Horseback Adventure (Skagway), and Grizzly Falls Zip-lining Expedition (Skagway). Summer job opportunities include Dog Mushers & Handlers (with or without dogs), Horseback Guides, Zipline Guides, Driver/Guides, Unimog Drivers 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 beginning of May through the end of September. Submit a completed application to [email protected]. A resume and cover letter is welcomed, but not required.

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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 Adventures Chilkat Guides Alaska Mountain Guides Adventures and Chilkat Guides

Based in the picturesque Alaska towns of Skagway and Haines, Alaska Mountain Guides Adventures 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 Guide positions, Commercial Bus Drivers (with training provided), and Catering, Dock, Maintenance and Office Staff are needed every summer. Their 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. Applications are available online: Alaska Mountain Guides Adventures Chilkat Guides.

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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 AMGA 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 »

Princess Cruises & Holland America Line: Jobs in 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 (HAP). HAP’s Alaska Lodge Jobs relate to 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 HAP 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, fill out the online application (you can apply to multiple locations at the same time!) or explore an upcoming recruiting event.

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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.

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Alaska Travel Adventures is Alaska’s leading operator of active day tours/shore excursions throughout Southeast Alaska for cruise ship passengers and independent travelers.

Alaska Travel Adventures (ATA) is now seeking outgoing, highly motivated people for summer employment in Alaska — training provided, competitive wages, performance incentive bonus program and housing placement assistance!

Offering quality excursions since 1978, ATA is Alaska’s leading operator of active day tours/shore excursions throughout Southeast Alaska for cruise ship passengers and independent travelers. Summer job openings with Best of Alaska Day Tours & Attractions include Whale Watching Captain & Deckhands, Adventure Guides (Canoe, Driver, Gold Mining/Driver, Jeep, Hiking, Lead, River and Sea Kayak), Photographer, Customer Service Reps, Marine Operators, Cooks & Food Service Staff, Musicians, Folk Singer and Performers. Upon applying for any of these positions, rank your top three jobs you would prefer and feel qualified for. Alaska Highway Cruises & Motorhome Rentals is seeking Stockers, Service Representatives, Lot Attendants and Housekeeping Supervisors. These positions are available full-time in Anchorage and part-time in Skagway and Seattle. Best of Alaska RV Parks is hiring Customer Service Reps and Groundskeepers in Anchorage and Skagway. The season runs for approximately five months. Hours are long and free time is short. When business permits, time off is scheduled; however, ATA’s first priority is to the customer. Come prepared to work! If you are outgoing, enjoy entertaining and sharing the outdoors with others in a leadership role, apply today.

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Alaska Travel Adventures is now seeking outgoing, highly motivated people for summer employment in Alaska!

Alaska Travel Adventures has provided thousands of people an opportunity to experience Alaska's natural beauty and spirit of adventure in a safe and comfortable manner. Come join the adventure as a summer staff member!

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.

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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 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 region, Anacortes Kayak Tours is looking for professional, mature and fun-loving individuals who are looking to work and play in the great outdoors.

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