Hello RMSP community,
We at Gastineau Guiding are looking to hire photography/naturalist guides for our upcoming 2022 season! We would love to here from you if you are interested in this position. You can find our contact information and website link below.
WHO WE ARE
As Juneau’s premier guiding company, Gastineau Guiding strives to deliver Juneau’s best fully guided outdoor experiences. We offer a variety of specialty whale watching and hiking tours that bring our guests off the ships and onto the trails as they explore Juneau’s abundant natural landscape. Celebrating 27 years as a locally owned and operated company, we continue to provide our guests with the Safety, Service and Sense of Wonder that has become Gastineau Guiding’s quality signature.
WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR
All Gastineau Guiding tours are fully-guided, small group experiences, taking guests off the beaten track to places most other companies don’t go. Small groups of anywhere from 6-20 guests means more communication, more personal attention, and more time off the bus and on the trails. This is why our employees aren’t just guides, they’re naturalist interpreters. We’re looking for strong communicators who can maintain a professional attitude and appearance while sharing their knowledge and passion for photography and the natural history of Southeast Alaska. Gastineau Guiding proves extensive training beginning mid-April, with seasons coming to a close in late September. Full season availability is not required, but preferred.
Interested? Check out our open positions for the 2022 season:
Naturalist Photography Guide
Lead small groups on tours to Juneau’s hot spots while working to improve their photography skills. Responsibilities include everything from instructing guests on how to use their equipment, to visually demonstrating photographic techniques, to explaining the mechanics of the Mendenhall Glacier. The position requires a solid background in photography and strong interpersonal skills. Applicants should be comfortable communicating such photo techniques as shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance and methods of compositions to all levels of experience. Developing a media slideshow for instruction on tour is mandatory.
The position pays $17-20/hr (not including OT & tips). Multiple bonuses available, including 5% End of Season bonus & signing bonus.
Since this tour is conducted on both land and sea, you will be on the water almost daily. A willingness to train as a naturalist and obtain Coast Guard crew certification is mandatory. Also responsible for operating company vehicles (14-28 passengers) for guiding and assisting to guide other tours. Interpretive certification(s) available.
Please Note: All new hire guides are expected to have a Commercial Driving License or train for their Class B or C Alaskan CDL. In-house training is provided if applicant meets age and driving record requirements. Guides must also be certified in CPR/First Aid.***
Have questions about moving to Alaska before applying? Don’t hesitate to contact us!
1330 Eastaugh Way, Suite 2
Juneau, Alaska 99801