Kenai Riverside Lodge Driving

Essential Requirements for Driver Positions:

  • State of Alaska class "C" Commercial Driver License with a passenger endorsement (or equivalent), or the ability to obtain a class "C" license during staff training.
  • Experience driving large vehicles, 15-passenger vans or 16-20 passenger vehicles (or larger) preferred.
  • Pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen and participate in a random drug and alcohol screening program as required by the DOT.
  • Have the ability to lift heavy loads (up to 75 pounds).
  • Ability to live and work in a communal, camp-like atmosphere. 

Guide Journey Driver

This is a great stepping-stone for those who want to return to Alaska in future summers as a guide. Many of our guide staff started out as drivers and moved into guiding positions as they picked up experience and appropriate skills. We prefer applicants who have some experience driving large vehicles, group facilitation, customer service and natural history interpretation. Guided Journey Drivers concentrate on driving skills for a week and then join the rest of the staff for our comprehensive training sessions while continuing to focus on safe driving. This summer’s training session for drivers begins on May 2nd. By the end of training, Guided Journey Drivers must hold a Class “C” CDL with a passenger endorsement, be “checked-off” by AWA trainers and be able to participate in a random drug and alcohol screening program for the duration of the season. Pay is DOE.

Shuttle Driver

Exceptional guest service is a must. You are the first impression for guests when you pick them up from the airport. We prefer applicants who have a innate desire to share natural history and interpretive information while safely navigating the roadways. This position a great way to build skills and make the jump to guiding. When you aren’t picking up rafting or fishing shuttles or guests from the airport you will assist with camp maintenance, landscaping and other projects so strong preference is given to applicants with skills they can apply when they are out from behind the wheel. Likewise, experience driving with trailers, buses or a Class “C” CDL is a plus. Pay is DOE.