Kenai Backcountry Adventures Lead Guide Seward, AK · Full time

Your main guide designation is a Lead Guide, with a focus and specialty as a Backcountry Guide. Lead Guides will be working a variety of different programs ranging from day trips to multi-day expeditions.


Join the Adventure: Lead Backcountry Guide at KBA

About Us:

KBA, your gateway to the untamed beauty of Alaska, is seeking passionate individuals to join our team as Lead Guides. Embark on a journey where every day is an adventure, and the possibilities for growth are as vast as the Alaskan wilderness.

The Role: Lead Backcountry Guide

As a Lead Guide with a specialization in Backcountry adventures, you will be the orchestrator of unforgettable experiences. From day trips to multi-day expeditions, you'll be the driving force behind our diverse programs, operating in the Kenai Mountains, Chugach Mountains, Aleutian Range, and the Alaska Range.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Trip Mastery: Plan, prepare, and lead excursions, ensuring the safety and enjoyment of our clients in Alaska's breathtaking landscapes.
  • Gear Guru: Manage and maintain an impeccable inventory of equipment, from meticulous cleaning to strategic allocation.
  • Culinary Explorer: Craft meal plans that fuel our journeys, showcasing your culinary prowess in food preparation and packaging.
  • Transportation Maestro: Navigate Alaskan terrains, shuttling clients safely and coordinating the logistics of well-maintained vehicles.
  • Logistical Virtuoso: Be the backbone of our operations, supporting with driving, errands, gear maintenance, and facilities upkeep.

What We're Looking For:

  • Self-Starter: Embrace the challenge and take the initiative in this dynamic, self-driven role.
  • Communication Pro: Master the art of effective communication with clients, fellow guides, and support staff.
  • Adventurous Spirit: Thrive in unpredictable conditions, making quick decisions with a problem-solving mindset.
  • Leadership Excellence: Lead with confidence, fostering a positive and inclusive atmosphere within the group.
  • Alaska Enthusiast: Have a passion for exploring the diverse terrains of Alaska, from mountain ranges to serene landscapes.

Lead Backcountry Guide Requirements:

  1. Seasonal Commitment: Available May through September.
  2. Year-Round Commitment: Available full-time, year-round position.
  3. Experience: Minimum 3-5 years as a guide, with a focus on Backcountry guiding.
  4. Certifications: Current Wilderness First Responder.
  5. Physical and Mental Fitness:
  • Ability to carry 70-100+ lb backpacks in remote environments.
  • Lead hikes of 10+ miles per day with a heavy pack.
  1. Clean Record: Clean driving record and no felonies.

Perks and Opportunities:

  • Growth Potential: Seize opportunities for personal and professional development, paving the way for a fulfilling career at KBA.
  • Stunning Work Environment: Your office view is the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Kenai Mountains, Chugach Mountains, Aleutian Range, and the Alaska Range.
  • Adventure Awaits: Experience the thrill of guiding in one of the most beautiful and challenging wildernesses on Earth.
  • Compensation: Competitive rate, hourly, plus commission.
  • Perks & Benefits: Product discounts, family and friends discounts, award trips, company outings, and pro deals.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: Eligible employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including 401k with a company match; available for year-round employees.

How to Apply:

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

Join us at KBA, where the journey is as extraordinary as the destination!