Kenai Riverside Lodge Driving

Essential Requirements for Driver Positions:

  • Exceptional guest service and ability to problem solve.
  • Flexibility and accuracy in dealing with complicated logistics and scheduling.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Willingness to learn and share the natural and cultural history of the area.
  • Neat, clean and appropriate appearance.
  • Ability to routinely lift and load luggage, supplies and equipment (up to 75 pounds).
  • Ability to live and work in a communal, camp-like atmosphere.

Preference given to applicants who possess:

  • Experience driving large vehicles, 15-passenger vans or CDL passenger vehicles.
  • 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.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen and participate in a random drug and alcohol screening program as required by the DOT.

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 with driving large vehicles, group facilitation, customer service and natural history interpretation.

Guided Journey Driver trainees must attend our focused driver training and then join the rest of the staff for our comprehensive training sessions. This summer’s training session for drivers begins in mid to late April. Contact our hiring office for more details.

Guided Journey Drivers must hold a Class "C" CDL with a passenger endorsement or greater, 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 an innate desire to share natural history and interpretive information while safely navigating the roadways. This position is 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.