Kenai Backcountry Adventures Junior-Assistant Guide (Hiking Focus) Seward, AK · Full time

Are you ready to embark on a thrilling journey as a Junior-Assistant Guide with KBA? Join our team for an unforgettable summer adventure in the breathtaking landscapes of the Kenai Mountains, Chugach Mountains, Aleutian Range, and the Alaska Range. This is your opportunity to step into the world of guiding and make your mark on the Alaskan wilderness.


Join the Adventure: Junior-Assistant Guide (Hiking and Glacier Focus)

About Us:

KBA, the trailblazer of Alaskan adventures, is on the lookout for enthusiastic individuals to join our team as Junior-Assistant Guides. Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes of the Kenai Mountains, Chugach Mountains, Aleutian Range, and the Alaska Range while gaining hands-on experience in hiking and glacier guiding.

The Role: Junior-Assistant Guide

As a Junior-Assistant Guide, you'll be at the heart of our Hiking and Glacier programs, leading day trips and contributing to the magic of our excursions. This role serves as a launchpad for your guiding career, offering opportunities for rapid advancement within our diverse range of programs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Trip Mastery: Assist and lead day trip programs with a focus on Hiking and Glacier adventures.
  • Gear Management: Prepare, allocate, and clean gear, ensuring the seamless execution of each excursion.
  • Logistics Support: Drive, shuttle, and perform errands, contributing to the overall success of KBA's various excursions.
  • Meal Planning and Preparation: Contribute to meal planning, food preparation, and packaging for a well-fed and happy clientele.
  • Client Transportation: Safely transport clients during trips, showcasing your driving and guiding skills.
  • Facilities Upkeep: Assist with vehicle and gear maintenance, cleaning, and facilities upkeep.

What We're Looking For:

  • Ambitious Self-Starter: Take the initiative to excel in this dynamic role with opportunities for rapid growth.
  • Passion for the Outdoors: An outdoor enthusiast with a genuine love for hiking, glaciers, and exploring the Alaskan wilderness.
  • Effective Communication: Strong communication skills to interact with clients, fellow guides, and support staff.
  • Logistics Wizard: Navigate the logistics of trip preparation, execution, and support with ease.
  • Team Player: Willingness to support other excursions in various capacities as needed.
  • Flexibility: Adapt to dynamic schedules and responsibilities while maintaining a positive attitude.


  1. Seasonal Commitment: Available May through September.
  2. Experience: 0-3 years of relevant experience as a guide, making this the perfect role for beginners and those eager to grow.
  3. Certifications: Current Wilderness First Responder certification is a must.
  4. Physical and Mental Fitness:
  5. Ability to carry 70-100+ lb backpacks for extended periods in austere, remote environments.
  6. Stamina for long, demanding workdays.
  7. Clean Record:
  8. A clean driving record and no felonies.

Perks and Opportunities:

  • Career Advancement: Opportunities to advance within a short period, growing alongside KBA's success.
  • Diverse Work Environment: Explore different land units within the Kenai Mountains, Chugach Mountains, Aleutian Range, and the Alaska Range.
  • Hands-On Learning: Gain valuable experience in trip planning, leading, and guiding in some of Alaska's most breathtaking locations.

How to Apply:

If you're ready to kickstart your guiding career in the heart of Alaska's wilderness, send your resume, cover letter, and a brief note about your favorite outdoor experience.

Join KBA, where the journey is just as rewarding as the destination!