Gastineau Guiding was founded on the idea that people genuinely want to learn and have fun while being outside in Alaska. We expect our employees to want to do so on their own time just as much as at work. For that reason, we believe in a work-life balance - even amidst the chaos that seasonal work can sometimes be. If you want to work seasonally because it means memorizing a script and then hitting the ground running for 65+ hours a week, then we're not the right fit for you. We want our staff to be well fed and well rested because that's when natural curiosity thrives. We demand passion because we don't want to tell you what to be passionate about. We demand honesty because we genuinely want to make this the best environment for every person who works here. And we demand fun because....well, because we work with people on vacation. It should be fun! For an unbiased look at working at Gastineau Guiding, check out our guide-generated videos on Vimeo: "GGC Summer 2 Second Video" (a guide's summer in 2 seconds a day) OR our EOY (end of year) slideshows. A COVID NOTE: Gastineau Guiding requires all staff AND guests be vaccinated. We ran a limited season in 2021, which demonstrated that our small group, outdoor only tours can run safely & successfully with limited impact this way.
Applicants are required to have a minimum 25-ton USCG certification required. Actual captaining experience required, with experience in whale watching industry preferred. Additional training on Juneau-area waters and marine natural history is provided. Individuals must be willing to captain a covered & heated rigid hulled inflatable vessel for various wilderness tours within Stephens Passage. Knowledge of marine maintenance and care a plus. Must be flexible, outgoing and enjoy working with the public and being a part of a team environment. Full time positions are 5 days per week, with daily trip schedules varying between 2-4 trips (trip length varies). Part Time positions are also available. Positions start at 27/hr+ DOE.
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