Our Raft Guide position is great for accomplished boaters looking for a unique Alaskan experience. This role stands out from typical raft guiding positions in that our raft guides also lead glacier hikes, and historical town tours, and get a diverse range of outdoor experiences beyond traditional rafting duties. Most raft guides come back for at least 2 seasons, but opportunities to guide our multi-day rafting, backpacking, and flatwater packrafting trips can keep many of our guides coming back for more!

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Instruction and Guiding, Water Skills


● Having experience living in rustic and communal environments is preferred but not required. ● You must have current Wilderness First Responder and CPR certifications by the first day of training that do not expire until after the end of your contract. ● Experience rowing Class 3 rivers in an oar boat. ● Preferably previous raft guiding experience and a Swift Water Certification

Preferred Skills:

Previous Raft Guiding experience

About St. Elias Alpine Guides

St. Elias Alpine Guides has been guiding first-rate adventures led by professional guides since 1978. We are professional Alaska Mountain guides and rafting Guides with decades of experience in the wilderness. St. Elias Alpine Guides is the longest-running business in WSENP and has grown from a staff of about 5 to nearly 40 in the several decades we’ve been around. In that time, we’ve developed an amazing company culture, and comfortable infrastructure, and maintained access to the most inspiring outdoor office you could ever dream of!

We attract dedicated and talented people from a variety of backgrounds and have a high retention rate because of our dedication to their growth and development. We have developed an intensive training program with many additional learning opportunities for our staff to develop both their soft and hard skills, growing as guides and as people.

Application Instructions

Go to: https://www.steliasguides.com/employment/ for details or email the following application materials to [email protected]: 1. Cover letter stating why you are interested in working for us, which position(s) you are interested in, and your dates of availability for the summer 2. A current and detailed work history resume 3. A current and detailed resume or summary of outdoor experience and/or qualifications