Do you find yourself daydreaming about a life filled with access to adventure? A job that introduces you to travelers from across the planet? Denali is a hub for a person like you, and Denali ATV Adventures is one of the most exciting seasonal jobs through which to experience it!
Equal parts performer, educator, and outdoor enthusiast, the Denali ATV Adventure Guide requires big personalities, a thirst for curiosity, and a lifestyle spent saturated in nature. Denali ATV Adventure Guides are tasked with connecting our guests to the rugged backcountry of the Denali area and all the majesty that accompanies it. Our tours cut through the stampede corridor, an area speckled in mountainous landscapes, twisting trails through aspen groves, and river crossings. The main traits you’ll need to be a Denali ATV Adventure Guide are an outgoing and amiable disposition, an active interest in Alaska, and a passion for bringing people memorable experiences. If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!
Greet guests with welcoming attitude, explain how to operate machines, give interpretation at each stop on tour, and monitor safety elements throughout tour. Regularly perform trail maintenance. Hourly, plus tips.
- Ability to work on feet for up up to 8-10 hours a day, with the majority of the time spent with guests.
- Ability to maintain positive attitude while working in ALL weather conditions.
- Must have a Safety First mentality
- Must be flexible with scheduling
- Must be willing and able to assist in trail maintenance as needed.
- Ability to think calmly and critically in high-stress situations.
- Strong communication skills.
- First Aid and CPR certified.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:
• Guiding guests into the stampede corridor adjacent to Denali National Park.
• Working on average a minimum of 3 back-to-back tours during a shift
• Operating a variety of units, including both traditional quads, and side by side machines
• Becoming educated on local information and area and being able to knowledgably convey that information to guests.
• All guides help set up, as well as clean up tours both pre and post shift. This includes but is not limited to: Pressure washing machines, cleaning helmets, polishing windshields and seats, checking for proper on-trail gear, restocking merchandise, gloves, goggles, refilling fuel in units, parking and drying machines, recovering machines from trail, etc.
• Being able to effectively brief guests on tour rules and regulations, as well how to operate their units in a basic capacity.
• Helping gear up guests with helmets, goggles and gloves as required.
• Trail maintenance, including but not limited to, building of water diverters, moving problematic trees and branches from trail, snow removal, problematic rock removal, leveling out of uneven and eroded trails (often using pickaxes, shovels, rakes, clippers etc.)
• Helping with maintenance around operations property. Snow removal, trash pickup, and weed whacking are examples of what this could entail.
• Providing a safe environment for all guests. I.E., preventative safety intervention.
• CPR and First aid certification before arriving.
• Communicating with management as to on-trail concerns and issues. Trail maintenance needs, accident response etc.
• Acquiring on trail photos and videos for social media.
• Working as an ensemble with fellow guides to create a fun and memorable experience for guests!
• Shifts will be in the mornings as well as the evenings. All guides will be required to work both shift types throughout the work week.
• You will have a “Yard support” shift built into your work week. This is a flex shift, where you will be helping with duties in the yard, like cleaning machines, machine recovery, trail work, checking in guests, yard maintenance projects, and guiding in overflow/ private tour conditions.
- 2-5 years experience working in customer service.
- Experience working in seasonal tourism a major plus.
- Curious and insatiable.
- Outdoorsy & Adventurous Personality
- Strong public speaking skills