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.

Adventure Treks operates 18-30 day wilderness based adventure programs for teenagers ages 13-18 with expeditions located in Alaska, California, Colorado, the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia and North Carolina. Programs are designed to teach leadership, outdoor living skills, community living and personal growth. Wilderness Instructors are in charge of helping lead activities such as backpacking, rock climbing, mountaineering and whitewater rafting. Instructors work in a team of six to manage group dynamics, coordinate trip logistics, maintain equipment and teach outdoor skills. Now seeking Instructors for the fall season—apply by August 15th!

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), 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 is at the heart 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 schools and community and corporate 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 $250-$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. Positions are available for 3-seasons (mid-March to mid-November), summer (June to mid-August) and summer/fall (June to mid-November). Ideal applicants have a genuine desire to work with children in an outdoor setting. Applications are accepted year-round for upcoming program seasons. AdventureLinks.net

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Summer/Fall 2015 Employment Alert
Adventure Links is still actively accepting applications for Summer Camp Instructors (Now through mid-August) and Summer/Fall Season Instructors (Now through November 20). Apply now!

Continual learning, innovation and personal development is at the heart 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.

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 March through mid-November. Benefits include compensation starting at $60/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 Employment Alert!
The Mountain Institute is now seeking Field Instructors for the fall season (August 22–November 20, 2015).

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.

Shoulder-Season Field Instructors Needed.
If you're looking for a great outdoor job to fill the time between the summer and winter seasons, then Mountain Workshop is the perfect place for you! Through Trail Mark experiential education programs, Mountain Workshop exposes nearly three thousand 8-17 year olds to a variety of outdoor endeavors, including group team building initiatives, canoeing, high and low ropes, river rafting, rock climbing, hiking, caving, critical thinking and problem solving, orienteering, survival skills and more! Field Instructors are responsible for co-leading participants in outdoor settings throughout New England—making even the hardest day on the job well worth the experience. The season runs from mid-August through October, and staff housing is available. Benefits include competitive per diem rates, meals for all overnight trips, pro deal purchases, and extensive program training. Applicants must be 21+ and should possess 1-3 years of work experience in outdoor recreation, camps or youth services. Applicants should posses 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. Wilderness First Aid and/or Lifeguarding certifications are preferred. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. 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.

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. 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. Positions are available for 3 seasons (April to November), summer (June to August) and the fall (mid-August to October). To begin the application process, email your cover letter and resume to Lucy Martin.

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Fall Season Employment Alert
Calleva is now seeking Instructors for the fall season (mid-August through the end of October)—apply now!

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!

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.

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

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 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 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. 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.

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Outside Magazine rated Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing as one of the Best Places to Work in 2014!Fall Season Hiring!
Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing is currently hiring Group Leaders for the fall season beginning on August 17th!

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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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-June and work through early September (varied start/end dates). 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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Summer 2015 Employment Alert
NCOAE staffing is currently needed for the following summer course: Oregon (August 17–September 3). Apply now!

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 provides unique experiences for teenagers ages 13-18, through wilderness based adventure programsAdventure Treks provides unique experiences for teenagers ages 13-18, through wilderness based adventure programs. Designed to teach leadership and build confidence through the formation of positive communities and fun outdoor adventures, these 18-30 day expeditions take place in Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, North Carolina, and British Columbia. Field Instructors manage group dynamics, coordinate logistics, and teach outdoor skills, with activities that include backpacking, mountaineering, rock climbing, whitewater kayaking, rafting, sea kayaking, canoeing and mountain biking. Benefits include a competitive salary, travel stipend, pro-deal privileges, and the opportunity to work both the summer and fall school group programs, which are located in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age (college graduate or degree in progress), have a valid WFR/CPR certification (or be willing to acquire one), have several years experience working with youth and/or leading wilderness programs, and the ability 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 the fall season.

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Fall Season Alert
Adventure Treks is seeking Field Instructors for the fall season — get your application in by August 15th!

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.

Whether climbing snowy Mount Adams or teaching rock climbing in sunny California, Adventure Treks Field Instructors will lead groups of teenagers in diverse outdoor settings that will be challenging, rewarding, and fun. Most 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.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, Trail Guides 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 $55 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. UWCA (Urban Wilderness Canoe Adventures) Outdoor Educators and year-round Internships are also available. Explore all job opportunities and apply online at WildernessInquiry.org.

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Seasonal Sea Kayak Program Manager Job Opening!
Wilderness Inquiry is currently seeking a Sea Kayak Program Manager who will be responsible for the implementation of the Apostle Islands sea kayaking program and general operations at the Little Sand Bay Base Camp. This position requires a combination of proficiency in the field as well as excellent office, management and supervisory skills.

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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Kerfoot Canopy Tours is an exciting, accessible way to get out, get up, and enjoy the outdoors. Voted the #1 zip line tour in Minnesota, Kerfoot Canopy Tours (KCT) offers an adventurous, fun, interesting and guided 3-hour zip line tour, showcasing 14 zip lines varying in height, length and speed, a 170 foot suspension bridge, multiple spiral staircases, and beautiful views from platforms. Now seeking seasonal Zip Line Guides who will lead small groups through the course explaining safety features, developing guest rapport and trust (and helping all through their fears!), commenting on the natural beauty of the area and creating a positive culture for guests and other guides. Compensation includes $10/hour, and benefits that include frequent zip lining and working in the outdoors in a fun, relaxed culture with other outdoor-minded Guides. A successful candidate will have a background in environmental recreation or experience teaching outdoor sports, and is a team player, positive, reliable, flexible, committed to amazing guest service at all times, and, of course, not afraid of heights. Guides and Trip Coordinators are needed from early May through October. Being a largely seasonal business, the hours you work will vary, and you may be asked to work in all weather conditions. To apply, email your cover letter outlining your interest in working for KCT and resume to Lee Kerfoot. He will get back to you by phone or email if there is a possible match for an interview.

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Ready to soar and glide into the trees?

Kerfoot Canopy Tours expect Zip Line Guides to be professional and committed, but to also bring their individual fun and interesting personality to these exciting and adventurous tours.

Ready to soar and glide into the trees? Kerfoot Canopy Tours expect Zip Line Guides to be professional and committed, but to also bring their individual fun and interesting personality to these exciting and adventurous tours.

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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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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), 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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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 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.

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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 »

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.

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 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.

Un-Cruise Adventures: Unrushed. Uncrowded. Unbelievable.

Un-Cruise Adventures offers unique, seasonal employment opportunities for Naturalist Guides seeking a summer full of adventure. Small expedition boats and upscale yachts (carrying 22-88 guests) introduce adventurers to places, encounters, and activities sure to leave a lasting impression in each person’s life. As part of the Expedition team, you will have the opportunity to share wild and remote Southeast Alaska with guests while hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, narrating small boat tours and giving interpretive presentations. The Expedition Leader manages all onboard programming and off-vessel activities while supervising a team of up to five Expedition Guides, who work as a cohesive team to inspire guests and help them appreciate the areas they visit. The sailing season begins in early April/May through September/October. Work rotations are generally 6-8 weeks on and 2-3 weeks off. Everyone works varying shifts that add up to approximately 12 hours per day. All onboard positions are paid hourly plus gratuities. Additional benefits include room and board while onboard a vessel, pro deals on outdoor gear, and travel assistance. Expedition Leaders must have a minimum of two years of team management, plus guiding/naturalist interpretation experience; Expedition Guides must have one-year experience. A current passport, CPR/first aid and WFR are required for all Expedition team members. Most of the recruitment is done from December to March; however, applications are accepted year-round to fill unexpected holes. Additional winter work may be available for those with extensive experience in Baja or Hawaii.

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The staff and crew at Un-Cruise Adventures are dedicated, and they know the value of enjoying work.

With destinations to Southeast Alaska, the Hawaiian Islands, Mexico’s Sea of Cortés, Coastal Washington, British Columbia, and the Columbia & Snake Rivers, Un-Cruise Adventures is an absolutely exhilarating and inspiring place to work. The staff and crew are dedicated, and they know the value of enjoying work. And once you're part of the team, it’s not just about the task at hand — it’s about being part of the Un-Cruise Adventures way of life.

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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.

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.

As an adventure travel pioneer, G Adventures offers the planet's most awe-inspiring selection of affordable small-group tours, safaris and expeditions. Award-winning trips embrace authentic accommodation, exotic cuisine and local transport to put travelers on a first-name basis with the planet’s people, cultures, landscapes and wildlife.

At G Adventures, Tour Leaders are called Chief Experience Officers or CEOs. As a CEO, you’ll act as the day-to-day guide, interpreter and manager of the group. You’ll go beyond merely focusing on the logistics of a tour, but creating a unique, fun, safe and unforgettable experience for all of your travelers. Be it a 13-hour bus ride, a long day's trek with a difficult group of travelers, or an included rafting adventure, you need to be the friendly, happy, helpful face of G. Pay rates vary from region to region. You’ll also receive quarterly incentives, attractive discounts off G trips, daily expense allowances on trips and much more. Applicants must be nationals of the USA or Canada, at least 23 years old, and have a clean driving record, high energy, resourcefulness, a passion for adventure travel, excellent people skills and a commitment to sustainable tourism. Now recruiting for North America-based CEOs for the summer season (April–October). If you think you have what it takes, fill out the online application.

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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.

Do you have amazing travel experiences to share with others? 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.

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