Employment

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!

We are looking for people who are fully committed to doing everything possible to ensure our guests leave feeling as though they just experienced the best excursion ever! So, the ability to entertain and engage with people as well as the ability to provide superior guest service is a must for all of our positions.

First Aid & CPR certifications are required for ALL positions. If you don’t have them when you apply, don’t worry. There’s still time for you to get them before you start the job.

“Dog Musher,” “Dog Handler,” “Adventure Guide,” and “Office & Dock” positions may be available at both our Juneau and Skagway locations. All others are at our Skagway location. We are currently seeking applicants for the positions listed below. Click on each position for more info!

If you want to join us in providing the “E.X.C.U.R.S.I.O.N. of a lifetime” to others and want to be considered for employment, please submit a completed application to Jobs@AlaskaX.com

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POSITIONS

Graphic Design (Winter Season & Summer Season)

AlaskaX is currently seeking a Graphic Designer to join our team. We have an energetic, creative, and adventurous team that constantly looks to improve on what we do. The Graphic Designer will be responsible for helping to promote our company through various mediums. The position will work to refresh existing, and create new, advertisements, signage, and logos for web, print, and video.

Requirements
If you think you would be interested in joining our team and experiencing Alaska, please send a portfolio of your work to jobs@alaskax.com. This should include items that highlight the ability to produce work with a focus on sales. Please also include a list of design programs that you are familiar with. If needed, we can provide assistance in locating housing.

Adventure Guide

We call our driver/guides “Adventure Guides” because they do just that: they guide our guests on an adventure they will remember forever. After greeting our guests with a warm, friendly smile on the cruise ship dock, they safely drive them out to our camps in Dyea while providing them with an entertaining tour along the way. While at camp, they ensure our guests are comfortable by maintaining the cleanliness of the camps by picking up litter, cleaning guest bathrooms, and keeping the refreshment area stocked. They also provide care to our superb canine athletes and puppies by feeding, watering, and scooping up after them. Our guides usually stay with our guests all throughout the excursion entertaining them along the way.

Requirements
Our adventure guides love going on adventures and enjoy taking our guests on them as well. This position has an extremely high level of guest interaction, so you’ve got to love people and have phenomenal customer service skills. The ability to lead a group along with excellent communication skills is also important. Our guides are great storytellers and are very good at keeping our guests entertained. The position is hands-on with dogs, so you’ve got to enjoy being around our four-legged friends as well. Finally, this is a CDL required position, so a clean driving record is a must. You do not need a CDL in order to apply for this position. We provide all the training needed in order to obtain one.

ATV Guide

If four-wheeling is your passion, then we have a job right up your alley! Our “ATV Guides” have the awesome opportunity of sharing the unparalleled majesty of the Alaskan wilderness with our guests. As an ATV guide, you’ll start each morning by prepping the ATVs for their daily runs and shortly thereafter, you’ll meet the first group at the docks! After greeting your guests you’ll then lead them to the staging area. Following a safety demonstration, you’ll outfit the guests with all the proper gear, and last but not least, you’ll hype them up for the excursion of a lifetime! While taking the lead along the trail, you’ll also make a few stops for the guests to kick back and relax with a quick snack and the chance to bask in the breathtaking beauty of the Davidson Glacier as the picturesque backdrop. In addition to ensuring the safety of all guests, your other duties will include providing factual as well as entertaining information to your groups and performing basic maintenance on the ATVs.

Hopefully you love the great outdoors because guides may also spend some nights living “off the grid” at the Glacier Point basecamp! Because of the remoteness of the area, there is no running water with the only electricity coming from a shared generator so be prepared to form close friendships with your fellow guides! Generally, guides will have a one room cabin to themselves with a shared community living cabin outfitted with a kitchen and living space. While there is a rainwater catchment system in place for showering, drinking water is brought in from town.

ATV Guides will also sometimes work as the Naturalist/Boat Crew aboard our touring vessels! As a “Naturalist” and a member of the Boat Crew, a large part of the job is providing guests with interesting information about the area. Prepare yourself to see various forms of wildlife including whales, bald eagles, sea lions, mountain goats and more! The crew also aids the Captain in operation of the boat including docking and maintaining the high cleanliness standards of the vessel itself. As guest safety is always a top priority, the crew is responsible for ensuring the well-being of all guests. If this sounds interesting to you, apply now to experience a summer you’ll never forget!

Requirements
The position is immensely guest service oriented so a love of people is paramount. In addition, storytelling is a large part of the job, so strong communication skills are a must. You will also need to pass a USCG pre-employment drug test, as well as random testing throughout the season. Some mechanical knowledge is a plus!

IT Team

If you are looking for an exciting new challenge, we at AlaskaX have just the job for you. We are assembling an IT Team to help our growing adventure tourism business continue to lead the way in providing excellent tours in Alaska. We are looking for creative individuals who can use their knowledge to think outside the box and help us develop various applications to enhance business productivity and guest experience. Projects will include developing database driven procedures for work flow and sales, integrating real-time data to various website applications, and developing software to assist with projects such as facial recognition for our Photo Center. Our IT team will work together on site, on a variety of projects during the one-year contract with potential to extend to a permanent position.

Requirements
If you think you would be interested in joining our team and having an adventure in Alaska, please contact us today at jobs@alaskax.com . We can help facilitate housing if you are relocating.

Zip-line Guides

Fearless when it comes to thrilling adventure, our guides literally go to great “heights” to provide our guests with an extreme excursion they will long remember. They safely guide our guests through the zip-line course that features 11 zips with many of them that go over waterfalls. Our guides love being with people and are very good at keeping our guests entertained all throughout the tour. In between tours, our guides help perform general maintenance on the course and its equipment and perform other chores around camp (such as chopping wood, cleaning bathrooms, etc.) as well. Sometimes, our zip-line guides may be asked to greet our guests at the cruise ship docks and provide them with a narrated tour on the way out to camp. So, sometimes, this is a CDL required position.

Requirements
Our zip-line guides love being around people and enjoy making sure they experience they tour of their dreams. The position involves a high level of guest interaction, so exceptional customer service skills is a must. They also have the ability to lead and direct groups of people. They are extremely detail-oriented when it comes to safety. Lastly, they do not have a fear of heights. Sometimes, our zip-line guides are required to get a CDL, so a clean driving record is a must. You do not need a CDL in order to apply. We provide all the training needed to obtain one.

Horseback Guide

So, you want to spend your summer working with horses? Then, how does working with about 35 of them sound? If you enjoy working with many different horses, and you have top-notch horsemanship skills, then this may be the position for you. Our horseback guides provide general care for our horses. This includes feeding, watering, and scooping up after them. They also work with horses and get them ready for guest use by training & breaking them in. Our horseback guides share their love of horses with our guests in performing 3 different roles on a rotation basis as often as needed: driver, rider, and stay-back. Our drivers greet our guests on the cruise ship docks and provide them with a narrated tour while safely driving them to and from the ranch in Dyea. Riders take our guests out on the trail, ensure their safety, and provide them with a narrated adventure through the forest. Stay-backs do chores around the ranch to keep it a great place to be (saddling, unsaddling, and general upkeep of horses and ranch).

Requirements
To be a fantastic horseback guide with us excellent communication skills and the ability to entertain is a must! Our guides are great storytellers and are very good at keeping our guests entertained. Customer service skills is also very important as this position has a high level of interaction with our guests. You must be willing to ride any horse and be willing to help train them. Attention to safety is important. Our horseback guides must possess strength and physical endurance to saddle between 24-26 horses at a time as well as guide guests on a 2 hour ride up to 4 times a day. You must also have the ability to mount without a stepping stool or without assistance. Finally, some guides will need to have a CDL, so a clean driving record is also a must. You do not need a CDL in order to apply for this position. We provide all the training needed in order to obtain one.

Office & Dock

Our office and dock staff members provide our guests with the first impression of the company whether it is over the phone, through an email, or in person on the dock. They love interacting with people from all over the world. They network with cruise ship staff and other companies around town building positive, working relationships with them and continue to build these relationships by hanging out with their new friends around town after normal working hours. From time to time, they even get to hang out on a cruise ship! While on the dock, they are our company’s point of contact for ship staff and other local companies. They make sure all of the departures leave on time with the correct number of people. They keep an accurate count of all the tickets and settle with the ships at the end of the day. While in the office, they make snacks and drinks for the different tours, and they help management with any miscellaneous project that may be going on. The position is slightly sales oriented. They strive to sell tickets to prospective guests while on the dock, and they handle all guest reservations. This position is great for people who love challenges, thrive in fast-paced environments, and enjoy engaging with people.

Requirements
Our office and dock staff members have excellent communication skills. Overall, you must love interacting with people to be successful in this job. At times, the position can be very fast paced, so you should have the ability to work well under stress and pressure. Good general computer skills, spelling/grammar skills, and typing skills are required. Organizational skills are also a must. Position uses company vehicles, so a clean driving record is needed. Position is also hands-on with dogs from time to time, so you must be comfortable interacting with them.

Dog Musher

What could be better for an experienced musher than doing what they do best for the summer…running dogs! How about running dogs and getting paid for it? Our mushers provide our guests with an exhilarating sled ride using a custom built wheeled sled while providing an entertaining, informative tour along the way. They enthusiastically share their passion for the sport while making 20-30 minute presentation on mushing in our kennel presentations. Our mushers feed and water the dogs as well as scoop up after them. They also perform various other chores around camp such as chopping wood, cleaning guest bathrooms, and dog house maintenance. Our mushers have a lot of interaction with our guests, so the position is very guest-service oriented. We hire both mushers without dogs and mushers with dogs.

Requirements
Our mushers have a passion for what they do, and they use effective communication skills to share this passion with others. The position involves a high level of guest interaction, so exceptional customer service skills is a must. Our mushers aren’t afraid of speaking in front of crowds and are able to lead and direct groups of people. They are also physically able to handle very strong dogs and lift 5 gallon buckets filled with water and carry them for a distance of up to 100 yards.

Dog Handler

Come surround yourself with first-class canine athletes and learn more about the sport of mushing by working as a dog handler at one of our camps. You’ll be surrounded with experienced mushers from all over who can show you the ropes of the sport. Our handlers sometimes use what they have learned, and they make 20-30 minute presentations to our guests in one of our kennel presentations getting them excited about the sport as well. Handlers also help the mushers take care of the dogs. This includes feeding, watering, and scooping up after them. They also perform various other chores around camp such as chopping wood, cleaning guest bathrooms, and road maintenance. Depending on aptitude, handlers may be trained to drive the wheeled sled and run the dog team! Our handlers have a lot of interaction with our guests, so the position is very guest-service oriented.

Requirements
Our handlers have an eagerness to learn more about Alaska’s state sport. They use effective communication skills and share this information with others. The position involves a high level of guest interaction, so exceptional customer service skills is a must. Our handlers aren’t afraid of speaking in front of crowds and are able to lead and direct groups of people. They are also physically able to handle very strong dogs and lift 5 gallon buckets filled with water and carry them for a distance of up to 100 yards.

Maintenance

Our maintenance staff performs a wide range of tasks throughout the company. These include, but are not limited to, repairing, servicing, and building equipment of various sorts. They operate equipment such as loaders, excavators, dump trucks, and work vehicles. And, they even do things such as cut trees as well as build fences and cabins. They perform any task that is needed throughout the company.

Requirements
Maintenance staff uses company vehicles, so a clean driving record is a must. Mechanical experience, use of a chainsaw, welding, and carpentry are required for this position.

Unimog Operators

If you love big machines and adore hearing the sound of a tremendously powerful roaring engine, this may be the position for you. Our unimog operators safely transport our guests up and down the mountain to either our Musher’s Camp or our Zip-line using a Mercedes military-issued 4×4 Unimog. In between runs, they maintain the cleanliness of the camps by picking up litter, cleaning guest bathrooms, and keeping the refreshment area stocked. They also provide care to our first-class canine athletes and puppies by feeding, watering, and scooping up after them. They also engage with our guests throughout the tour as well. In addition, our unimog operators help perform basic maintenance on the vehicles.

Requirements
Attention to safety is always important. The position does involve guest interaction, so outstanding customer service skills and the ability to entertain and engage with the guests is a must. The ability to lead and direct groups as well as effective communication skills is important as well. Mechanical background is preferred but not necessarily a must. Finally, the position is hands-on with dogs, so you’ve got to enjoy being around our four-legged friends.

Naturalist and Canoe Guide

Our “Naturalist and Canoe Guides” work on our larger touring vessels and with our canoes. As “Naturalists,” and a member of the Boat Crew, a large part of the job is providing guests information about the area and what they are seeing around them during the boat ride to and from Glacier Point. The crew also assists the Captain in operating the boat (mainly pre and post trip duties as well as assisting in the docking process) and in maintaining the cleanliness of the boat. As guest safety is always a top priority, the crew is responsible for ensuring the safety of the guests as well.

Throughout each work day, when working as a Canoe Guide at Glacier Point, the guides are responsible for a variety of tasks ranging from piloting groups of up to 11 guests in a 31’ foot Voyageur canoe while regaling them with stories about the area, transferring guests from the beach to the gear pavilion in one of our Safari buses, and general up keep and maintenance tasks. The guides at the point are responsible for ensuring that our guests have a safe, educational, and fun experience.

Guides may spend some nights living “off the grid” at the Glacier Point location. As Glacier Point is a remote location, there is no running water and only minimal electricity provided by a generator. Guides generally have a one room cabin to themselves and there is a shared community living cabin outfitted with a kitchen and living space. While there is a rain water catchment system in place for showering, drinking water is hauled in from town.

Requirements
The position is extremely guest service oriented so a love of people is a must. As story telling is a large part of the job, strong communication skills are also required. Must pass a USCG pre-employment drug test, as well as random testing throughout the season. Guides must have, or must be able to obtain, a Wilderness Advanced First Aid or a Wilderness First Responder Certification. Our guides must also be physically fit and able to spend large amounts of time standing and paddling a canoe.

Boat Captain

Our Boat Captains safely transport our guests to and from Skagway/Haines and Glacier Point aboard one of our 28 passenger RHIB boats. The RHIB boats are custom designed boats, 50 feet long with 3 250HP Yamaha outboards. In between trips, the position is responsible for the cleanliness of the boat and for performing refueling and maintenance tasks as needed. The position also has a lot of interaction with our guests so good communication and customer service skills are needed.

Requirements
At minimum, must have a 50 ton USCG rating. Need to pass USCG pre-employment drug testing as well as random testing throughout the season. Excellent people skills are also required.

Management

Management positions, in all of our excursions, may become available occasionally. If you are interested in management, please check with us to see if a management position is available in the excursion you are interested in.
Retail Sales Associate

Our Retail Sales Associates will assist our guests in all aspects of retail sales in our gift shop. This will include working in the coffee shop/bar, photo sales department, and gift store. While working in any area of the gift shop the position is responsible for welcoming guests and offering them assistance, answering any questions, and appropriately handling cash/credit cards during transactions. Position is also responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of all areas of the gift shop (sales areas, office areas, storage areas, and bathrooms). Position may also work at preparing the sandwiches and other items for sales in the coffee shop/bar. The gift shop is located at our Skagway location.

Requirements
Our gift shop staff members must have excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and customer service skills. At times, the position can be very fast paced, so you should have the ability to work well under stress and pressure. Good general computer skills are required and past cash register experience is a plus. Organizational skills are also a must. Position uses company vehicles, so a clean driving record is needed. Position is also hands-on with dogs from time to time, so you must be comfortable interacting with them. Need to be at least 21 years of age and have the ability to obtain your Alaska Serve Safe Card and complete the TAPS course.

Adventure Photo Crew

Our photographers help capture the excitement of the moment for our guests. Photographers will work taking photos of our guests during their Musher’s Camp and Zipline tours in Skagway and selling the photos in the gift shop.

While taking photos of the guests, our photographers will use their creative eye to capture the guests in the excitement of the moment. Tours run rain or shine so our photographers need to know how to choose the right angle for the photo in all types of weather. At times, the job may be fasted paced as there can be several groups of guests around at one time.

While working photo sales in the gift shop the position is responsible for welcoming guests and offering them assistance, answering any questions, and appropriately handling cash/credit cards during transactions. Position is also responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of all areas of the gift shop (sales areas, office areas, storage areas, and bathrooms).

Requirements
Our photographers must be creative with a good eye for the right picture. Must have experience working with a variety of cameras, good technical, and photographic skills. Past cash register experience is a plus. Organizational skills are also a must. Position uses company vehicles, so a clean driving record is needed. Position is also hands-on with dogs from time to time, so you must be comfortable interacting with them as well as comfortable with heights for times when working on the zip-line.

Culinary Support Staff

The Culinary Support Staff are an integral part of the operation, making great lunches for our guests on the Glacier Point tour and products for our Dyea Gift Shop. Position will, somedays, make upwards of 250 turkey sandwiches for the Glacier Point tour plus the products needed for the gift shop. From time to time, will also undertake stocking and shopping tasks.

Requirements
Our Culinary Support Staff must have a high level of personal hygiene and general cleanliness. Must have a sense of personal responsibility, as they will often be left to manage their work load and time at their discretion. High attention to detail is a must as well as the ability to stay motivated while doing a repetitive task.

Groundskeeper/Gardener

Welcome to the great outdoors! Keeping Alaska beautiful is as easy as sitting back and not disturbing. However, keeping Alaska Excursions beautiful can require a little more work. We are looking for that special someone with a magic touch to brighten up our buildings with vibrant flowers and lush lawns while maintaining our natural trails and work spaces. Groundskeeping work is physically demanding. There’s a lot of repetitive bending, lifting, digging and walking for long periods of time. The work is outdoors in all kinds of weather, including both hot and dry and cold and wet conditions. It’s for this reason that groundskeepers should be physically fit to handle the physical demands of the job.

Requirements
Groundskeeper must have a sense of personal responsibility, you will often be left to manage the maintenance of our outdoor space with little or no direct supervision for the entire workday. You should be able to work alone or with a team. Groundskeeper must be able to operate machinery such as lawnmowers and weed eaters, in addition to hand tools such as hedgers, trimmers, shovels and rakes

Carpenter

Alaska Excursions is looking for a skilled carpenter to add to its maintenance crew. Job is year round with competitive wages and room to grow. Work can change from day to day and is focused on but not limited to carpentry. Work includes framing and general building maintenance.
Please contact the Maintenance Manager, Luke Rauscher if interested at 907-973-2996 OR Luke@AlaskaX.com
Mechanic

Alaska Excursions is looking for a skilled mechanic to add to its maintenance crew. Job is year round with competitive wages and room to grow. Work can change from day to day and is focused on, but not limited to, performing routine maintenance on our vehicle fleet and diagnosing and repairing issues with the equipment.
Please contact the Maintenance Manager, Luke Rauscher if interested at 907-973-2996 OR Luke@AlaskaX.com