Overview

This is a 4-month position that primarily focuses on backcountry expedition logistics. The responsibilities of the position include supporting multi-day wilderness trips by assisting with food and gear prep, the repair and maintenance of AAA equipment (tents, sleeping bags, inflatable boats etc.), maintaining a clean and orderly warehouse facility, providing van shuttles with occasional long-distance pick-up/drop-off, and interacting with guests during pre-trip orientations. In addition, there may be opportunities to guide during the season which will be dependent on scheduling, staffing, and prerequisite certifications held by the applicant.

Specific Duties
• AAA Kitchen: Assist with inventory, food packing, and kitchen organization to ensure all trips depart with the proper provisions, and any substitutions for dietary/allergy related food have been made prior to guides pick-up food on their Day-0.
• Gear/Warehouse: Assist with gear/equipment (with oversight from the Program Manager), including gear organization, inventory and tracking, cleaning, repairs, and has oversight of guides during pre/post-expedition rig and breakdown.
• Guide Assistance: Work closely with the guide staff to communicate trip needs and make sure they are fully supported. Help create a consistent flow of communication between the office and the community of guides.
• Risk Management: Assist with on-call risk management during the trip season in the event of an emergency or for logistical assistance for trips in the field. Logistics Manager may share on-call duties as needed with office team.
• Trip Logistics: Assist with the organization of trip logistics, Guest Orientations, van shuttles.

Tagged as: Support Staff

Qualifications:

Our high season is from mid-May to mid-September, and there is off-season work on either end. Workdays during the summer high season can very between 8-10 hours per day with one to two days off per week, at the discretion of the Program Manager. There may be some flexibility as the work schedule can ebb and flow with trip departures and returns. Could be a great fit for college student taking summer classes, or anyone interested in the adventure travel industry.

Required Skills:

• Minimum 21 years of age and legally allowed to work in the US
• Current Wilderness First Responder and CPR certification (if interested in field work)
• Valid Driver’s License & excellent driving record.
• Food Handlers Card (available and reimbursed after start date)
• Organized and able to build, and maintain, efficient systems
• Excellent conversational skills and customer service orientated
• Physically capable of lifting and carrying 70+ pounds
• Positive attitude and supportive team player

Preferred Skills:

• Prior experience in trip support and logistics
• Prior experience with a variety of backcountry gear repair

About ALASKA ALPINE ADVENTURES

Since 1998, Alaska Alpine Adventures has built a reputation as one of Alaska's premier wilderness outfitters. Our guides are comfortable in Alaska's biggest and most remote mountain ranges offering backpacking trips, guided kayaking and hiking tours, river trips, basecamp hiking adventures, and custom adventures. We have successfully guided expeditions throughout Alaska for over two-decades; from Denali, Wrangell-St. Elias, Lake Clark, Katmai, ANWR, Kenai Fjords and Gates of the Arctic all the way to Aniakchak National Monument & Preserve. AAA typically employs 20 guides throughout the summer guiding season. Full-time guides average 20+ days of work per month in the high season with irregular schedules while working in remote locations.

Application Instructions

Email a cover letter, resume, and a brief description of your skills and interests to [email protected]