Kenai Riverside Lodge Guiding and Outdoor Leadership
Essential Requirements for Guiding and Outdoor Leadership Positions:
We search for outdoor leaders who genuinely enjoy working with people. More than anything else, this is the critical factor in determining if potential applicants will make GREAT outdoor leaders. Outdoor leadership skills, natural history knowledge and interpretation/teaching skills are very important. Our trip leaders, however, must be more than naturalists. They must provide first-rate, high-quality guest service, act as positive problem solvers, be team players - ready to help set a table or carry luggage as enthusiastically as identifying a wildflower while hiking - and thrive off the unexpected events that often occur while traveling throughout Alaska's wild lands. Pay is DOE.
Our outdoor leaders must have:
- The ability to work within a team structure in order to make all operations run smoothly. Share the responsibilities and benefits of running trips.
- The ability to live and work in a communal, camp-like atmosphere.
- 1-2 years of experience in teaching and/or natural and cultural history interpretation.
- Skills in interpreting natural and cultural history of sub-arctic regions while in vehicles, on trails, rafting, or giving an evening program.
- A Wilderness First Responder or higher certification.
Natural History Kenai Guide
Supports trip leaders and the Lodge program with activities based out of Cooper Landing. Must have an interpretive background; a strong desire to provide excellent guest service; ability to work independently and within a team structure; Applicants for this position must possess or have the ability to obtain a Restricted Operator of Uninspected Vessels or greater Merchant Mariner Credential, pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen and are required to participate in a random drug screening program as required by Alaska State Parks and the United States Coast Guard. (For details regarding licensing requirements please contact our hiring office.) Pay is DOE.
Must have a strong desire to provide excellent guest service; innate curiosity and willingness to learn and share natural and cultural history of the area, ability to work independently and as a member of a team; and be willing to perform a variety of tasks including camp chores. Preference is given to applicants with prior whitewater rafting experience or those who possess or have the ability to obtain a Restricted Operator of Uninspected Vessels or greater Merchant Mariner Credential, and who pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen and participate in a random drug screening program as required by Alaska State Parks and the United States Coast Guard. At minimum Wilderness First Aid certification required. Pay is DOE.
Basecamp Hiking Guide
Calling hiking enthusiasts! This position calls for a love of rugged terrain and appreciation of all kinds of weather. The Basecamp Hiking Guide serves as our resident hiking savant who will safely guide guests on and around the trails surrounding Cooper Landing. A typical day looks like meeting your guests in the morning, assessing what they would like to get out of their time on the trail, and then going for it! Previous guiding and/or naturalist experience preferred but not required. It is important to note that we do not have hikes scheduled every day, so we are looking for applicants who would be willing to perform a variety of other tasks including general camp maintenance and chores on days that we do not have guests booked. Wilderness First Responder required. Pay is DOE.