Kayaking & Hiking Guide Positions Summer 2019 Season

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Kayak Guide Responsibilities12-13 hour day6:30am-6:30pmPrep, lead and guide Iceberg Kayaking and Iceberg Viewing Hikes from Girdwood, Alaska via the Alaska Railroad train to Spencer Whistle Stop.Duties: kayak guiding, hiking guiding, kayak safety briefings, ability to teach and instruct sea kayaking skills, safety and rescue procedures to non-experienced clients on land and the water, professional appearance and demeanor, naturalist knowledge to teach about flora, fauna, & natural history of Girdwood, the Turnagain arm, Spencer Whistle Stop and Spencer Glacier, in field knowledge to read weather, lake water and tide water glacier conditions to make safe guiding choices and management of clients in the field during changes from optimal to suboptimal conditions, ability to work independently as a solo guide and as a co-guide for larger groups, ability to listen to and take direction from management and colleagues, ability to work collaboratively on a daily basis with reservations and operations departments, ability to work long hard hours and maintain psyche for the cool job and environment you work in, ability to prioritize self care and rest when not working to prevent burnout, pre & post trip paperwork, pre & post trip food & gear management and maintenance, shuttle driving clients from Girdwood to Portage and Girdwood train depots via the Seward Highway in Ascending Path commercial Sprinter vans, ability to teach LNT ethics, requires a WFR, ability to problem solve people management/movement, vehicles and gear in a remote location without many resources, ability to relate and public speak/teach to all ages, skill levels and demographics, ability to read client readiness, abilities and group dynamics to lead a trip that is suitable for all skill levels signed up, punctuality, smartphone and computer knowledge to communicate with management before and after trips.

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