Work in America's Largest National Park and Alaska's Coolest Small Town!
Thanks for your interest in employment with McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters!
Please read over the job description below and submit your resume!
We are remotely located in America’s largest Wilderness, Wrangell St. Elias National Park & Preserve. Our trips are anywhere from 3 hours to 15 days in length with many including small bush plane flights for access! Applicants should be interested in living in a small community with basic amenities and AWESOME surroundings. We offer transportation to and from Anchorage for all employees, an excellent training program, competitive pay, and a first rate guide retention program.
Our largest recruitment period is from December to March of each season but we are always looking for great new members for our team so feel free to submit your resume at anytime.
Our employment season runs from May 15 to September 15.
THE EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE
We feel our employees are our greatest asset, our goal is to provide a first rate guide experience that encourages professional growth. Our River Campus houses all of our guides on the banks of the Kennicott River at the take out point of our day raft trips; our staff often ‘commutes’ home by boat. All employees are offered personal housing with shared cooking/community space included with employment, an extended term off to organize a personal adventure in the park, discounts on pro gear & access to one of the coolest small towns in North America!
Every employee is required to obtain a Swift Water Rescue and Wilderness First Aid/CPR certifications. We offer a great Swift Water Rescue class at the start of the season. A Wilderness First Responder certification is required in order to be a trip leader on multi day trips.
We are looking for people that are dedicated to the summer work experience and know how to balance work and play. While we are primarily a rafting business, also offer Glacier Hikes and other outdoor experiences. We are a close nit crew and look for team members that are willing to do a wide variety of tasks including rafting, kayaking SUP boarding, Glacier Hikes, Office Shifts, Gear Maintenance and Work Projects. Our preferred candidate has experience in leadership, organization, superb customer service & is self motivated. While we all love to have fun during the hot summer days, employees who know how to keep on task and be organized with varying supervision succeed most with us.
ROOM AND BOARD
Free on-site housing is available at our Kennicott River Campus. Staff lives in framed wall tents. There is a “Guide Hut” that functions as both the staff kitchen and crew hang out area. Verizon is the only national carrier that works reliably in McCarthy, both voice and data is available. We have a phone available for outgoing calls and internet is supplied in town at our office.
Wrangell Mountain Bus Pass
Gear use for personal trips
One personal vacation during the summer to plan your own trip
Early season guide training familiarization program and all-company multi-day trip
Discounts on gear
GETTING HERE AND GETTING AROUND
We organize pick up in Anchorage for all employees in mid May and shuttle to McCarthy, when your season concludes we will organize travel back to Anchorage for you as well. You are welcome to bring your own vehicle if you like, we have available parking on our River Campus.
When you are here, we have numerous bikes on our campus and you are free to use any of them. We also provide a local bus pass that you can use to travel between McCarthy and Kennicott. Our crew housing is located a few miles down the river from town; much of our staff boat home after work.
Rafting, Kayaking, Hiking, Glacier Hiking, Ice Climbing, Mountaineering, Friday Community Softball, Annual Whitewater Fest, Flightseeing, Gardening, Movie Night, Pretty much anything you could possibly want to do in the Great Outdoors!
HOW TO APPLY
Complete the provided application form linked below. You’ll be ask to include your resume and cover letter with your job experience, which position you are applying for, certifications, and references.
We receive many applications and our positions fill quickly. We schedule interviews with applicants as their resumes are received. Send us yours today, and we look forward to speaking with you in the near future!
We hope to boat with you this summer in the Wrangell Mountains!