We’re committed to finding the best people who can contribute to our positive, safe, and supportive work environment.
Our active tours rely on technical skills to responsibly access a natural world that is inaccessible to most. While experience is preferred, it’s not required. We’ll train exceptional individuals who are punctual and professional, dedicated to working outside, and thrive as part of a cohesive team.
All applicants, regardless of experience, must share our passion for promoting environmental conservation through education.
Juneau, Alaska is the main hub for travelers exploring southeast Alaska. Our clientele is diverse in ethnicity, language, physical ability, and culture. While our clients must meet basic physical requirements to join us in the field, our Team is dedicated to facilitating exceptional outdoor adventures for all clients with kindness, consistency and sincerity.
All applicants must be 21 years of age or older and a United States Citizen (or be eligible to work in the US). Applicants must also possess a valid driver’s license, a driving record free of moving violations in the past 5 years, and the medical certification pertinent to their desired position. See job descriptions for additional requirements.
Individuals younger than 21 years of age or without a driver’s license may be considered – please email email@example.com before applying.
Above and Beyond Alaska does not currently sponsor any type of work visa.
Boat Captain: POSITION IS FILLED FOR 2022 – Will operate a 25’ aluminum Weldcraft or 26’ aluminum Hewescraft water taxis, each with two 200 HP outboards, transporting kayak guides, guests, and equipment from Auke Bay Harbor to various launch points around the Channel Islands/Stephen’s Passage. Our Boat Captains facilitate intimate marine wildlife viewing opportunities throughout our 6 hour Paddle with Whales kayak tour, and collaborate with the guides to determine tour routes on a daily basis. The Boat Captain assists the Operations Manager in weather tracking, assessment, and determining when unsafe conditions are present or may develop. Click for additional Job Details and to apply.
Glacier & Canoe Guide: Our glacier tours access the magnificent Mendenhall Glacier by foot or large canoe. Guides will be trained in specific tours and technical skills that correspond with their ability level and motivation to grow. Guides will possess or develop a formidable knowledge of the unique rainforest, glacial ecosystems, and geographical features. Click for additional Job Details and to apply.
Sea Kayak Guide: Guides facilitate paddling and wildlife viewing adventures in the Channel Islands State Marine Park, to the Pack Creek Bear Sanctuary on Admiralty Island, and in Auke Bay. Our operating areas are remote and often require floatplane or water taxi transportation to access. Sea Kayak Guides demonstrating solid technical skills, judgement, and group management ability will be trained to guide all ABAK kayak tours. Click for additional Job Details and to apply.
Senior Glacier Guide: Organize gear and facilitate training for our team of 15 glacier guides in all technical skills and logistics pertinent to our glacier tour operations. This includes teaching novices and experienced team members basic skills, rescue technique, navigation, group management, ABAK CIRP protocol, and all field logistics/timelines for glacier trips. Senior Glacier Guides will lead 4-5 trips per week, assist as MOD (Manager on Duty for Incident Response) 1-2 days per week, facilitate on-going training sessions for Glacier Guides, assist the Operations Team with remote site, equipment, and facilities maintenance. Click for additional Job Details and to apply.
Senior Kayak Guide: Will organize gear and facilitate all technical training for kayak guides and kayak specialists. This includes teaching novices and experienced team members basic skills, rescue technique, navigation, group management, ABAK CIRP protocol, and all field logistics/timelines for kayak trips. Senior Kayak Guides will lead 4-5 trips per week, assist as MOD (Manager on Duty for Incident Response) 1-2 days per week, facilitate on-going training sessions for ABAK team members, instruct introduction sea kayaking courses as needed, assist and support at the kayak rental shop, and assist Operations Team with remote site, equipment, and facilities maintenance. Click for additional Job Details and to apply.
Our guides embody Above and Beyond Alaska’s dedication to safety, customer service, and environmental conservation. ABAK Guides must be able to participate in an intensive pre-season training program at the end of April to learn or develop technical skills, natural history knowledge, and superior customer service strategies.
Office and Logistics
Operations Assistant: Supports the Operations Manager with all operational duties during the season. These duties include setting up remote sites prior to the season and taking down remote sites at the end of the season, maintaining remote sites and condition of equipment in operational zones, helping maintain vehicles and facilities, transporting equipment, clients, or kayaks to various locations around Juneau as needed, assisting in all support roles at the warehouse and kayak shop, reporting as MOD (Manager on Duty for incident response) five days per week, and collaborating with the operations team in any logistical planning. Click for additional Job Details and to apply.
Daily Coordinator: Works directly with the Operations Team to oversee day to day logistics and office sales duties. This seasonal position will primarily focus on customer relations, customer reservations using our booking system and engage in customer phone/email/chat correspondence, daily trip/van scheduling and auditing, guide communication, administration duties, marketing duties, and warehouse support. This role will rotate through the office and dispatch/logistic roles. Click for additional Job Details and to apply.
Support Specialist: Works directly with the Operations Team to maintain ABAK facilities, gear, and vehicles for all our daily operations. The Support Specialist works with guide team to prep equipment/gear and food for trips, engage guests, help maintain operational zones, assist operations team with daily logistics, transport guests, fuel and clean vans, fix and clean canoes, kayaks, and equipment at the kayak rental shop. Specialists will assist Kayak Rental Specialists with set up of kayaks at the shop, assisting with outfitting of kayak rentals, transportation, set up, cleaning of rental gear. Click for additional Job Details and to apply.
Tour Representative: Works directly with the Operations Team to oversee dock duties and assist with sales. As the first point of contact for ABAK clients meeting downtown, the Tour Rep must be able to enthusiastically engage with clients, organize groups based on trip roster, and collaborate with cruise ship representatives and dock vendors. Tour Reps will help support the warehouse by prepping gear and delicious snacks for glacier and kayak day trips, fix equipment, maintain a clean and organized warehouse, and transport guests to various locations around Juneau. Click for additional Job Details and to apply.
Kayak/SUP Rental Shop
Kayak Shop Supervisor: Manages the kayak rental shop and rental specialist staff located in Auke Bay Harbor. This position facilitates kayak rentals and safety briefings, oversees rental shop buildings and maintenance, assists with outfitting guided kayak tours departing out of Auke Bay area, and collaborates with the Operations Team in logistical planning. This position also works with setting up remote sites prior to the season and taking down remote sites at the end of the season, and maintaining remote kayak rental sites and condition of equipment in operational zones. Additionally, the Kayak Shop Supervisor will be trained as a MOD (Manager on Duty for incident response. Click for additional Job Details and to apply.
Rental Shop Specialist: Responsible for facilitating kayak rentals, safety presentations, kayak transports, kayak repairs, assists with outfitting guided kayak tours, and guiding half-day kayak tours 1-2 times per week during peak season in the Auke Bay area. Specialists will also make customer reservations using our booking system and engage in customer phone/email/chat correspondence. Additionally, Kayak Rental Shop Specialists will assist with tour support duties at ABAK’s main office. Click for additional Job Details and to apply.
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