Aurora / Northern Lights Tour Guide

The Aurora Borealis season is here and Greatland Adventures is urgently looking to fill a part-time seasonal position (potential for full-time). The season is from September through mid-April. The right candidate would start training ASAP. Position Responsibilities: Tour Preparation: preparing all necessary gear & equipment prior to the tour. Tour Communications: communicating evening forecast conditions to guests and arranging pick-up location & times prior to tour. Transportation: driving guests in a large tour van to tour location(s). (CDL not required) Team Collaboration: working with other team members to organize tour logistics and operations. Guiding: Lead guiding Northern Lights Tours solo as well as working with other guides when necessary. Photography: taking Northern Lights photographs and portraits of guests with provided DSLR cameras. Interpretation: engaging and interacting with guests throughout the tour, providing tour narration and educational discussion of Northern Lights science and of Alaska

Job Location: Anchorage
Application Dates: 2021-09-07 – 2021-10-31
Contact: Stephen Sommerfeld, ops@greatlandadventures.com
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Job Details

Are you a night-owl? Do you enjoy people? Do you chase the Northern Lights and have a passion for Alaska? Do you act as a guide and want to get paid? — This might be something for you!

The Aurora Borealis season is here and Greatland Adventures is urgently looking to fill a part-time seasonal position (potential for full-time). The season is from September through mid-April. The right candidate would start training ASAP.

Greatland Adventures is a locally-owned, rapidly growing and fun tourism company. We achieved the honor of winning the Tour Operator of the year, Visit Anchorage Seymour Award in 2019; the award is given to the foremost community tourism organization for their excellence in product or service, contributing exceptionally to the visitor industry and enhancing Anchorage’s image as a visitor destination.

Position Responsibilities:
Tour Preparation: preparing all necessary gear & equipment prior to the tour.
Tour Communications: communicating evening forecast conditions to guests and arranging pick-up location & times prior to tour.
Transportation: driving guests in a large tour van to tour location(s). (CDL not required)
Team Collaboration: working with other team members to organize tour logistics and operations.
Guiding: Lead guiding Northern Lights Tours solo as well as working with other guides when necessary.
Photography: taking Northern Lights photographs and portraits of guests with provided DSLR cameras.
Interpretation: engaging and interacting with guests throughout the tour, providing tour narration and educational discussion of Northern Lights science and of Alaska

Our ideal candidates will have the following skills and abilities:
Knowledge and enthusiasm about the Aurora Borealis, astronomy, weather, and Alaska
Outdoor guiding experience in Alaska
Scouting and navigating to potential strategic locations at night to successfully view the Northern Lights
DSLR photography and post-production experience
Due to Alaska’s diverse and ever-changing space and earth weather, this position requires a diversity of professional skills including:
• Being action-oriented
• Regularly working with ambiguity
• Keeping composure in stressful situations
• Creativity
• Interpersonal savvy
• Well organized
• Charismatic personality
• Ability to learn on the fly
• Ambition to learn new skills and improve existing ones. Guides must be willing to adjust lifestyle to night schedule.

If you believe you would be a great fit for this position or if you have any questions we can answer for you, please contact us at:
ops@greatlandadventures.com www.greatlandadventures.com

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