Alaska Wildland Adventures: Kenai River Fishing Guide

Location: U.S. - Alaska
Start Date: June 1, 2023
End Date: September 20, 2023
Apply/Send Resume: [email protected]

JOB TITLE: Fishing Guide

JOB OBJECTIVE: To provide a safe and enjoyable sportfishing experience for all KRF guests to the best of their ability considering circumstances on any given day.

COMPENSATION: Salary starting at $180 per day for guided trips and offers free food and housing. Hourly rate for pre-season set up and non-guiding work. For meals, staff can expect to have a stocked kitchen and pantry to prepare breakfast and lunches and dinner is chef prepared and served daily. Gear/tackle/vehicle/boat/etc. is provided by us.

LOCATION: Kenai Riverside Lodge; on the Kenai River, Cooper Landing, Alaska. Staff members will fly (if not driving) into Ted Stevens Airport in Anchorage, Alaska where an Alaska Wildland Adventures’ manager or team member will provide transportation to the lodge. We also provide transportation back to the airport at the end of the season.

OUR SEASON: June 4 – September 10. New employees will be required to arrive in late April or Early May to attend mandatory training. Guides may be released early or asked to stay later than September 10 based on bookings.

(If you do not meet these requirements, please inquire anyway as we aim to support growth and have supportive roles available and non-motorized trips for guides working towards required certifications)
– Minimum Wilderness First Aid (WFA)
– Minimum Restricted Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (ROUPV) on Kenai River, or greater USCG licensure
– AWA will pay or help subsidize the following: Alaska Fishing License, Kenai River Guide Academy, Kenai River Special Management Area Fishing Guide Permit, Alaska Department of Fish and Game Sport Fishing Guide License, pre-employment drug test, UCSG Limited Operator of Uninspected
– Passenger Vessels (OUPV) License (aka, “six-pack”).
– Applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screen and participate in a random drug screening program as required by Alaska State Parks and the United States Coast Guard.

– Housing is free. Fishing guides are provided their own private tent cabin as a courtesy; staff provide their own linens and blankets.
– Food is provided free of cost. Stocked staff kitchen for breakfast and lunch. Professionally prepared staff dinner is served daily.
– Use of wood-fired sauna, staff drift boat, and rafts when not being used by guests, as well as filet station, bags, commercial vacuum sealer, and walk-in freezer personal fish storage.
– Discounts on AWA trips and lodging for friends and family.
Paid all staff and department specific training.
– Lots of outdoor staff social events, adventure partners, and accessible recreation (hiking, biking, fishing, boating, etc.)

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