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Working for Alaska Trail Guides, you’ll learn new skills, meet fascinating people, and have an experience that will be with you for the rest of your life. We have a great family-oriented, and fun work environment. Alaska Trail Guides promotes working hard and playing hard. Our seasoned returning staff has been cycling for decades and guiding around the world for 12+ years! Join a team dedicated to excellence, the outdoors, adventure, fun, and biking!

City Biking Guide

City Biking Guides work with Drivers Guides to create exceptional guest experiences. Lead clients by bike, ensuring client safety and creating an engaging experience by providing information and fun facts at various viewpoints. Organize and execute tours catering to all guests according to Alaska Trail Guides’ standards and procedures. Guides outfit clients with bikes and helmets, ensuring proper fit before the ride. While cycling, guides ensure client safety on the trail and around wildlife, following Leave No Trace Ethics, trail etiquette protocols, and wildlife protocols, in addition to providing fun facts and history along the way.

Guide duties may be split between being a Driver Guide and a Biking Guide and cleaning bikes and equipment.

*Full and Part-time positions for summer 2023
*$17/ hour

  • Requirements
  • Valid Drivers License
  • Clean driving record for past 3 years
  • First Aid & CPR Certification
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Enjoy cycling, be able to bike up to 20 miles a day, and have a passion for Alaska
  • Have a well maintained bike you can ride everyday and basic bike repair skills
  • Knowledge, Skill, and Experience Required
  • Able to work both independently and within a team to lead fun, safe, and informative bike tours
  • Outstanding customer service, communication skills, and strong organizational skills
  • Impeccable time management skills, reliable, able to give and receive constructive feedback
  • Strong Physical Fitness: Must be physically fit to bike 10 - 35 paved miles per day. In addition to cycling, guides must be able to lift a minimum of 30 lbs comfortably. Work outside in all temperatures and conditions for five to eight hours a day as required. Bend at the waist, twist upper body, kneel, crawl, climb, reach above shoulders, flex and extend ankle, knee, and hip joints.
  • Knowledge and experience around common wildlife in Anchorage (moose, bears, lynx, etc)
  • 1+ years working as a guide, in the tourism industry and/or in customer service
  • Overview of Responsibilities and Duties
  • Lead fun, interpretive tours by bike.
  • Troubleshoot and fix bike issues that arise while on the trail.
  • Demonstrate sound judgment and decision-making skills (risk management)
  • Learn client expectations and strive to meet them
  • Relate local knowledge, including natural, geological, and glacial history
  • Work well in a team, actively assisting all guests each day. Help clients gear up, deliver briefings, and interact professionally with guests at all times.
  • Complete duties and tasks according to the operational needs of the business while adhering to company policies
  • Educate clients on riding techniques and etiquette. Help guests get reacquainted with biking by providing tips and guidance on how to shift and use hand brakes.
  • Leave No Trace Ethics and attitude of environmental stewardship.

Driver Guide

Utilizing a 15-passenger van and trailer, the Driver Guide adheres to a strict schedule to move guests and equipment throughout the day. The shuttle provides transportation for guests, guides, and equipment, facilitating and helping create a complete and seamless experience. Our bike tours are point-to-point, ensuring an enjoyable and inclusive tour. As a Driver Guide, you interact with guests and help craft transformational moments within their trip.

Operating company vehicles and handling company equipment while catering to all guests according to Alaska Trail Guides’ standards and procedures. 

*Full-time & Part-time positions summer 2023
*$18/ hour

  • Minimum Required Qualifications
  • Minimum age 21
  • Valid Drivers License
  • Clean driving record for past 3 years
  • Ability to pass a federal background check
  • 1+ years experience towing a trailer
  • 2+ years customer service experience
  • First Aid & CPR Certification
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Knowledge, Skill, and Experience Required
  • Able to work both independently and within a team
  • Impeccable time management skills, reliable, able to give and receive constructive feedback
  • Outstanding customer service, communication skills, and strong organizational skills
  • Physical Demands: Must be able to lift a minimum of 30 lbs comfortably. Ability to sit, stand, walk for up to eight hours a day as required. Work outside in all temperatures and conditions for five to eight hours a day as required. Bend at the waist, twist upper body, kneel, crawl, climb, reach above shoulders, flex and extend ankle, knee, and hip joints.* will be assisting guides with loading/unloading bikes and other equipment on/off a trailer
  • Key Responsibilities and Duties
  • Demonstrate sound judgment and decision-making skills (risk management)
  • Learn client expectations and strive to meet them
  • Strive to learn and exceed client expectations. Working as a team with guides to create a seamless guest experience from pick up to drop.
  • Complete duties and tasks according to the operational needs of the business while adhering to company policies
  • Safe driving

Mountain Biking Guide

Get out with visitors and locals alike on our extensive trail system. You will organize and execute tours catering to seasoned and experienced riders and newbies according to Alaska Trail Guides’ standards and procedures. Outfit clients with bikes and helmets, ensuring proper fit before the ride. While cycling, ensure client safety on the trail and around wildlife, following Leave No Trace Ethics, trail etiquette protocols, and wildlife protocols. From fun flow at Kincaid to panoramic views on Powerline, this is about having fun, riding mountain bikes, and helping people experience Alaska!

  • Minimum Required Qualification
  • Minimum age 21
  • Clean driving record for the past 3 years
  • Valid Drivers License
  • Current First Aid & CPR Certification or Wilderness CPR or Wilderness First Responder
  • 4+ years mountain biking with a minimum of 1 year experience at Kincaid Park * Knowledge of Kincaid Park trail system with the ability to hand pick trails for clients based on their skill level
  • 1+ years previous guiding experience
  • Have a well maintained mountain bike and basic bike repair skills
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Knowledge, Skill, and Experience Required
  • Able to work both independently and within a team to lead fun, safe, and informative bike tours
  • Impeccable time management skills, reliable, able to give and receive constructive feedback
  • Outstanding customer service, communication skills, and strong organizational skills
  • Strong Physical Fitness: Must be physically fit to ride 10 - 35 miles per day. In addition to cycling, guides must be able to lift a minimum of 30 lbs comfortably. Work outside in all temperatures and conditions for five to eight hours a day as required. Bend at the waist, twist upper body, kneel, crawl, climb, reach above shoulders, flex and extend ankle, knee, and hip joints.
  • Knowledge and experience around common wildlife in Anchorage (moose, bears, lynx, etc)
  • Key Responsibilities and Duties
  • Demonstrate sound judgment and decision-making skills (risk management)
  • Learn client expectations and strive to meet them
  • Relate local knowledge, including natural, geological, and glacial history
  • Work well in a team with their co-guides actively assisting all guests each day. Help clients gear up, deliver briefings, and interact professionally with guests at all times.
  • Complete duties and tasks according to the operational needs of the business while adhering to company policies
  • Leave No Trace Ethics and attitude of environmental stewardship.

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