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Summer 2017 Rock Climbing & Rappelling Guide

Skagway 2017 Rock Climbing Guide Job Description

The Skagway Guide's main responsibility is to carry out the company's mission of providing clients with a safe, enjoyable, and educational wilderness experience. The Skagway Guide will lead clients on their respective tour at the rock climbing site safely and enthusiastically with an ultimate goal of satisfied passengers at the end of each trip.

Description of Guided Programs:
Klondike Rock Climbing & Rappelling and Skagway Hike:
Alaska Mountain Guides Adventures offers Skagway based tours to cruise ship guests visiting during the summer season: Klondike Rock Climbing & Rappelling, and Skagway Adventure Hike.

Now entering our fourteenth year of operation in Skagway, we see an enthusiasm for these tours unsurpassed in the outdoor recreation industry. AMG looks to our staff to progressively maintain the highest quality outdoor experiences for our guests.

General Overview of Tours:
The typical duration of a rock climbing tour is 3.25 hours and hike tours run 2.75 hours in duration. Our site is nestled in the forest 7 miles outside of town on the Klondike Highway up the White Pass.

In general guests participating in one of our tours are greeted by their guides at one of the three cruise ship docks in Skagway and transported to the site in 15 passenger vans. During transit the driver and guide(s) provides a variety of historical information about Skagway and the surrounding area in addition to information on the mountains, geology, and natural environment of the region. The driver and guide(s) will also introduce AMG, the company background, and the variety of trips and programs that are offered.

Once we reach the site, guests unload in a private parking area along the Klondike Highway and take a short 5-minute uphill hike to our kiosk where they are issued helmets. Once guests don a helmet they then continue on to the base of the climbing area where they are provided with all necessary climbing equipment to participate in the tour. The guests then receive a safety briefing and instruction from the lead guide before proceeding with their tour. Refreshments and a snack are also included and consist of hot chocolate and trail mix. On any given day we may run up to four overlapping climbing trips at a time totaling up to 16 rock trips daily.

Skagway Specific Employee Information:
Essential Job Functions
Responsible for safety and satisfaction of each of his/her passengers throughout entire duration of tour
Responsible for following a strict daily schedule
Responsible for cleanliness and excellent maintenance of gear, trail and staging areas/kiosk.
Responsible for communicating all incidents to Skagway manager
Responsible for communicating all gear and vehicle issues to manager
Must be a good communicator with the willingness to teach and entertain his/her clients
Must possess the desire to continually improve his/her knowledge and skills
Must at all times be clean, well groomed, courteous, honest, and reliable.
Must possess a positive attitude that is friendly, considerate, strong, and energetic
Must be willing to work as a strong team member, assisting in the maintenance of group morale
The Skagway Guide reports to the Skagway Site Manager, Operations Manager and Director.

Experience Required to Perform Job Requirements
Prior guiding, leadership, and tourism experience helpful
Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds repeatedly throughout each day
Must be able to carry loads over uneven ground
Must possess strong work ethic
Must be currently certified in 1st Aid and CPR at minimum (WFR or WEMT preferred)
Must possess or be willing to acquire class B Commercial Driver License (CDL)CDL Driving:
Must obtain or be willing to obtain a valid Class B CDL and contribute to bus driving duties for these and other tours.
Have and maintain a Class B CDL with Passenger and Airbrakes endorsement.
Pass FMCSA required pre-employment drug tests & screening.
Be enrolled in an FMCSA required random drug testing program.
Have and maintain a valid Medical Examiner's Card.
Complete AMG Skagway Driver training program.

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and application.

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Thank you for this great program. I have been able to help numerous colleagues with leads and have been able to make contact with possibilities for myself. Thanks again.

Sherry D. Bruce-Wood, International Tour Guide

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