Short-Term Job Adventures Alaska
Almost all Alaskans live here by choice — for their beautiful surroundings, their sense of freedom and individuality, and their close ties with the land.
Therapeutic Behavioral Health Clinical Associates (Field Guides)
Nestled in the Tongass National Forest, Wrangell is a temperate rainforest; summers and winters are mild, and you can experience a considerable amount of rain. Whether it rains or shines doesn't always matter; the beauty here is mind blowing!
Providing challenge and change through remote wilderness adventures, Alaska Crossings Therapeutic Behavioral Health Clinical Associates play an essential role in mentoring and guiding participants through physically and mentally demanding land and water-based expeditions. Field Guides elicit positive change through behavior modification, social and life skill development and mentorship to each participant. Work will include 23-day assignments throughout the 64-day program, so experience and familiarity with backcountry travel is essential. Most new Field Guides begin staff training in mid-March each year and are expected to make an initial one-year commitment of 3 assignments.
2017 Hiring & Training
• Alaska Crossings is now seeking Field Guides to begin training and working in mid-March. Apply now and enjoy expedition guiding in world class marine, alpine and river environments of Southeast Alaska.
AICS Alaska Crossings
P.O. Box 1231
Wrangell, AK 99929
(907) 874-2371 ext 2323
(866) 550-2371 toll free
(866) 223-0888 fax
Adventure Guides, Zip-Line Guides, Horseback Guide, Office & Dock, Dog Musher, Dog Handler, Maintenance, CDL Drivers, Unimog Operations, Boat Captain, Boat Crew/Naturalist, Management, Retail Sales Associate, Adventure Photo Crew, Culinary Support Staff, Groundskeeper/Gardener, Carpenter
The 2016 season will feature 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).
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. Positions run from the beginning of May through the end of September. Submit a completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
P.O. Box 440
Skagway, AK 99840
(907) 983-3392 fax
Entry-level Summer Guides (Float, Hike, Kayaking and Rock Climbing/Zip Line), Trip Leaders, Naturalists, Commercial Bus Drivers and Catering, Dock, Maintenance and Office Staff
Haines and Skagway, Alaska
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. 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.
Skagway Program Manager
Alaska Mountain Guides & Chilkat Guides
P.O. Box 170
Haines, AK 99827
(800) 766-3396 toll free
(801) 206-0115 fax
Driver Guides (free CDL), Restaurant Staff, Building Maintenance, Front Desk Attendants, Tour Operators, Rail Staff, Housekeepers
Anchorage, Copper River, Denali, Fairbanks, Juneau, Kenai, Ketchikan, Mt. McKinley and Skagway
Do you have a spirit of adventure and a passion for excellence? Holland America – Princess is looking for customer service superstars to spend an amazing summer working in Alaska. With 11 hotels and lodges, 330 motor coaches, and 24 rail cars, Alaska Tour Jobs has a huge variety of positions: Line cooks, sous chefs, servers, dishwashers, front of house supervisors, housekeepers, maintenance staff, front desk attendants, guest services and dock representatives, driver guides, rail guides — you name it! Many locations offer employee housing, and employees will enjoy deeply discounted excursions while in Alaska, and discounted and free cruises once the season ends. The guest season runs from early May until late September, and preference is given to applicants who are able to stay the entire time. This could be the best summer of your life. What are you waiting for? Apply today at AlaskaTourJobs.com.
Alaska Tour Jobs
800 5th Ave., Suite 2600
Seattle, WA 98104
Whale Watching Captain & Deckhands, Adventure Guides (Canoe, Driver, Gold/Driver, Jeep, Hiking, Lead, River and Sea Kayak), Photographer, Customer Service Representatives, Marine Operators, Cooks & Food Service Staff, Musicians, Folk Singers, Performers, Groundskeepers and Housekeepers
Alaska Travel Adventures is proud to be a part of five unique Alaskan communities: Juneau, Alaska’s remote capital, reachable only by air or water is a thriving city offering a great blend of city amenities and small-town hospitality. Skagway, with its streets lined with wooden boardwalks and historically restored buildings, it looks much as it did 100 years ago. Rain or shine, the beauty of Ketchikan’s lush, green, temperate rainforest setting is immediately apparent. Sitka is the perfect location for someone looking to have a lighter work load and lots of time to enjoy their surroundings. Employees who are looking for a taste of the outdoors with all the comforts of the lower 48, Anchorage is the place for you.
Are you ready for your office to be the great outdoors? As one of Alaska's most diversified vacation companies, with a team of over 300 statewide employees and nearly 40 years of industry leading experience, Alaska Travel Adventures is in the business of making their guests’ Alaska vacation dreams come true. Whether you are helping guests connect to Alaska’s wilderness while rafting down a glacial-fed river, learn about Alaskan’s gold-rush history through a vaudeville style performance, or giving guests the perfect shot of Alaska’s renowned wildlife, you are in the business of creating memories. Positions run from mid-April through September. If you are outgoing, enjoy entertaining and sharing the outdoors with others in a leadership role, select your dream job and apply today.
Alaska Travel Adventures
9085 Glacier Highway, Suite 301
Juneau, AK 99801
Summer Adventure Guides and Hospitality Staff
Denali National Park, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Kenai Fjords National Park and Chugach National Forest
Are you a spirited adventurer looking to experience Alaska this summer with a cool job? Alaska Wildland Adventures offers a variety of hip outdoor adventure positions, including 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. Most positions run from mid-May through early September; however, some positions have flexible start/end dates. Hiring is conducted though April 30th each year (or until positions fill), with interviews most often conducted by phone. Explore all job openings, FAQs and make your Alaska adventure come alive by applying today.
Alaska Wildland Adventures
P.O. Box 389
Girdwood, AK 99587
(800) 478-4100 toll free
(907) 783-2130 fax
Cycling Tour Guides, Van Drivers, Mechanics, Retail/Office and Assistant Management Staff
Guided bicycle tours of Alaska's Southeast panhandle, remote areas of Canada's Northwest British Columbia and the Yukon Territory, with rentals, sales and service 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 Alaska and experiencing the adventure of a lifetime! 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. 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. The minimum contract is three months from April through September.
Sockeye Cycle Co.
Alaska Bicycle Tours, Rentals, Sales & Service
Summer Climbing, Hiking and Kayaking Glacier Guides
Girdwood is a cute, cozy little Alaskan town nestled along the Turnagain Arm in the Chugach Mountains. It is about an hour drive south from Anchorage. Formally called Glacier City, Girdwood residents consists of dedicated skiers, wilderness enthusiasts, doctors with second homes and wacky, fun eccentric, artistic folks. Not to mention, a lot of dogs. Alyeska Resort is located in the Girdwood Valley and is the base of many adventure activities such as hiking and climbing, paragliding, skiing and mountain biking. There are several Bed and Breakfasts, a few fantastic restaurants and plenty of Alaskan outdoor adventure to keep a person busy for a lifetime.
As a unique and authentic mom and pop wilderness adventure outfitter, Ascending Path is now seeking capable and competent Summer Guides to assist in providing a variety of fun and educational day tour wilderness experiences for independent travelers. Guides will rotate between guiding alpine and glacier hikes, rock climbing, rain forest hikes and working office shifts at the Alyeska Resort Yurt. Extensive training in field safety and risk management of technical rock and ice climbing, glacier travel, and sea kayaking is provided. Pay starts at $17/hour and tips can exceed $100/day. 2017 positions run from May 21st through September 20th, with part-time and full-time work available. If you are interested in joining a team of committed and dedicated Guides, fill out the online application, then send Matt Szundy your resume and a note describing why you want to guide with Ascending Path.
P.O. Box 102254
Anchorage, AK 99510
Farmer Training Program
Located in the hills just outside of Fairbanks in the heart of Interior Alaska, Calypso Farm & Ecology Center is a small (3 acres) diversified, educational farm, producing an array of vegetables, herbs and cut flowers. Calypso’s unique setting provides exposure to and experience with farm-based environmental education, organizing and running community events and a wide range of practical homesteading skills, such as building, cooking, baking in a wood-fired oven, fiber arts, metal-smithing, woodworking, wild crafting, food preservation and more!
Calypso’s Farmer Training Program is an intensive experiential education program focused on providing the skills, inspiration and experience necessary for participants to embark on starting their own small farm with confidence. A small group (3-6 people) of aspiring farmers participate in the program each year — allowing for a high level of personalized attention. Participants learn how to become self-reliant farmers by being immersed in the farm operations, from caring for greenhouse transplants, preparing the field for planting, planting, seeding, harvesting, caring for farm animals, operating a CSA, running a farm stand, selling to local restaurants, working in natural alignment to prevent injury and more. Individuals who are seriously focused on advancing their personal education in small-scale, ecological agriculture and are interested in doing so in a dynamic, creative and community-based setting are encouraged to apply. The programs runs from May 2 to September 30, 2017.
Calypso Farm & Ecology Center
P.O. Box 106
Ester, AK 99725
Environmental Educators, Naturalists and Interns
Homer boasts a rocky intertidal areas of outstanding diversity, a coastal forest trail system and salt and freshwater wetlands. CACS educational sites and facilities include the Wynn Nature Center (a 140-acre boreal forest preserve) and the Peterson Bay Field Station (a semi-rustic facility across Kachemak Bay and accessible only by boat).
Do you enjoy getting people excited about our natural world? As an Naturalist, Intern or Environmental Educator with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, you'll have the chance to share your energy and enthusiasm instilling wonder, scientific understanding and love for coastal ecosystems with school groups and adults. Lead multi-day field studies or shorter natural history tours, develop programs for all ages, and participate in citizen monitoring projects. 2017 positions are available during the spring season (March 23rd–May 26th) and summer (May 29th to late August). To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references to Seth Spencer by January 20, 2017. Please indicate desired position.
Education Program Coordinator
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
708 Smokey Bay Way
Homer, AK 99603
Course Directors and Field Instructors
The main campus in North Carolina sits on 17 beautiful acres adjacent to the Cape Fear River, just a short three-minute drive to the sandy white beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. NCOAE adventure course sites can also be found in the Himalayas, Patagonia, East Africa, the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.
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 Course Directors and Field Instructors to join their team. Applications from exceptional outdoor and wilderness-based educators, guides, field instructors and program administrators are accepted on a rolling basis. 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. Mandatory staff trainings occur annually. Alternative training opportunities are available by participating in NCOAE Outdoor Educator courses. Employment contract dates vary, and occur annually between February 1 and December 31.
National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education
9809 River Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28412
(888) 399-5957 fax
Active Travel Tour Leader Guides
From the dramatic coast of Newfoundland to the stunning sunsets of Vancouver Island... Into the wild of Alaska’s frontier to the canyons of the Southwest... And not to forget the burning volcanoes of Hawaii or the ice caps of the Canadian Arctic, Windigo’s playground is massive.
Do you want to hit the open road, enjoy an adventure of a lifetime and get paid for it? Join the dynamic team at Windigo and travel to some of the coolest places in North America!. 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! The operation season is from April to late October with contracts available for a partial or full season.
|Full-Time Manager Career Opening @ Windigo
Windigo is now seeking an Operations Manager who will be responsible for general adventure tour logistics and tour leader HR. Learn more and apply today!
Windigo Canada & USA
Head of Operations
400 Atlantic Ave., Suite 505
Montreal, Quebec H2V 1A5
(514) 948-4145 ext. 246
(514) 523-9030 fax
5024 Canyon Dr.
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
(707) 544-8395 fax