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. Applicants should ideally have experience working with youth (especially those with behavioral issues), and be skilled in alpine environments, canoeing, mountaineering, multi–day backcountry tripping and WFR/CPR certified. Most new Field Guides begin staff training in early March each year and are expected to make an initial one-year commitment of 3 assignments.
Human Resources Coordinator
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
This 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. Applicants should enjoy meeting and talking with new people and have the ability to entertain them. Positions run from the beginning of May through the end of September. Submit a completed application to email@example.com. A resume and cover letter are welcomed, but not required.
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
Summer Senior Program Staff
Throughout Alaska—from the Aleutians to the Arctic Circle
The 10-week Camp Fire Rural Alaska Program is a great opportunity to provide 2, 3, or 4-week-long traveling day camp programs to youth in rural communities throughout the state. Senior Program Staff (16 openings) will be responsible for developing and implementing quality youth and community programs and facilitating activities such as swimming, cold-water safety, health and wellness, hiking, outdoor education, creative arts, group games, team building, cooking and sports. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, have a Bachelor’s degree in education, outdoor recreation, anthropology/sociology or related field, at least two years experience working with youth, and be comfortable traveling in small aircraft and living unplugged in remote areas for extended periods of time. Compensation includes $4,500 for the season, plus room & board, paid training, instate travel costs, and the opportunity of a lifetime for cultural exchange and travel in rural Alaska! The rural season runs from May 22nd to August 2nd. Explore all job opportunities, apply online or contact Kim Huseman for more information.
Summer Employment Alert @ Camp K
• Camp Fire Alaska is also seeking a Facilities Manager, Out of Camps Trips/Float Specialist, Target Sports Specialist, and Counselors at Camp K on Kenai Lake.
Recruitment and Retention Manager
Camp Fire Alaska
161 Klevin St., Suite 100
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 278-9829 fax
Tribal/Community Adventure Specialists (Prevention Technicians)
CRNA is based in Copper Center (about 3 hours from Anchorage) in the shadow of Wrangell St. Elias National Park, the mighty Copper River, and the home of the Ahtna people. The Copper River School District covers a land area of 24,663 square miles, roughly the size of Ohio with a population of approximately 2,500 residents living in small communities and Native villages spread across a vast geographical region. The people are actively involved in subsistence ways of life, from fishing, hunting, trapping, traveling by dog team, and harvesting wild edibles.
Inspired by cultural values, Copper River Native Association provides exceptional health services, child and youth development, and life-enhancing resources to empower all people in the region to thrive in every stage of life — from treasured infant to honored elder. Through the use of games and initiatives, experiential education, outdoor adventures, and group processing and reflection, Tribal/Community Adventure Specialists (Prevention Technicians) promote teamwork, character-development, perseverance and effective communication for youth from a wide range of backgrounds and ages. This is a full-time job opportunity (two positions are available in the Copper Center area and 1 in Cantwell), with a 1-year-minimum commitment requested. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in related field and youth group leadership experience. If you like hiking, COLD winters, hunting/fishing, trapping, snow machines, chopping wood, telling stories, working hard, dogsledding, cultural learning, and working with a diverse group of people, fill out the online application or view all job openings.
Dr. DB Palmer
Director of Child & Youth Development
Copper River Native Association
P.O. Box H
Copper Center, AK 99573
Raft/Sea Kayak Guides
From sea kayaking amongst the icebergs and tranquil bays of Prince William Sound, to rafting the canyons of the Chugach Mountains, to backcountry hiking and camping into the depths of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Pangaea Adventures offer a wholesome array of fun ways to experience the Alaskan wild.
Join Pangaea Adventures and their upbeat team of passionate, informed, and safety-conscious individuals. Raft/Sea Kayak Guides will safely and informatively lead small groups of rafters down the dramatic Keystone Canyon of the glacially fed Lowe River with class III rapids. Guides must also lead guests on sea kayak tours to glaciated areas and throughout the bafflingly pretty area of Prince William Sound surrounding Valdez. While it all sounds nice, keep in mind there is a lot of weather and drastic tide swings! Hard working, full season, first year Guides can make up to $7k over the course of the summer (and sometimes more!), and that's before taxes and after tips! Applicants must have Swiftwater Rescue training, WFR certification, prior raft guiding experience, and be willing to work both as a raft and sea kayak guide. If you are a personable, positive, team-oriented, and an able-bodied outdoor enthusiast, email Tim Duffy a cover letter, updated resume, and at least 3 professional reference contacts. Positions run from May 11th-September 10th.
107 N. Harbor Dr.
P.O. Box 775
Valdez, AK 99686
Course Directors and Field Instructors
The main campus in North Carolina sits on 17 wooded 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, rock climbing, sea kayaking and/or surfing adventures—in addition to proficiency leading participants through the physical and emotional rigors of extended backpacking expeditions in remote wilderness settings. 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. 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 team! The operation season runs from April to late October with contracts available for a partial or full season.
Windigo Canada & USA
Head of Operations
400 Atlantic Ave., Suite 801
Montreal, Quebec H2V 1A5
(514) 948-4145 ext. 246
(514) 523-9030 fax
5024 Canyon Dr.
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
(707) 544-8395 fax