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Tours & Sightseeing Trips in
Fairbanks, Denali & the Arctic Circle.

Driver/Guides

Driver Guide

1st Alaska Tours employs top rate guides to share the beauty and wonder of Alaska with our guests. We strive for our guests to have a trip of a lifetime and leave Alaska wanting more.

1st Alaska Tours expects our guides to be prompt, courteous, engaging, friendly, knowledgeable and fun.

We offer a wide variety of tours ranging from driving the Dalton Highway north to the Arctic Circle, exploring Chena Hot Springs, sharing the history and culture of Fairbanks on a city tour, aurora viewing and dog sled adventures.

If you are interested in becoming our next great tour guide please review the job description and complete the online application.

Driver/Guide

DEPARTMENT: Operations

REPORTS TO: Administrative Manager

Hours: Part Time or Full Time

ADOPTED/REVISED DATE: 7-7-2016 SALARY GRADE: Per Tour

POSITION PURPOSE/SUMMARY

The Touring Van Driver/Guide Non-CDL driver assigned vehicles and host excursions for Interior Alaska guests; safely navigating Interior and Arctic roads while offering interpretive information to guests. This position requires the ability to operate 12-15 passenger tour vans on various road conditions while providing knowledgeable, interpretive commentary of Interior features and history. Our Guides must enjoy spending time with multiple guests in conditions that require excellent teaching, communication and guest service skills.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Safe and proper operation of company equipment in all types of weather conditions

Up to 10 hours driving (15 hours total work) on various types of road conditions (dependent on tour type)

Maintaining professionalism while working outdoors in extreme weather conditions and during vehicle breakdowns

Providing courteous guest service

Providing a knowledgeable, interpretive commentary of tour information and Interior history

Leading guided tours

Keeping tours on a time schedule, must be punctual

Prompt and correct completion of all required reports

Representing the Company in a positive manner

Responsible for a clean and neat appearance

Understanding of vehicles basic performance fluids, such as oil, brake, transmission and window washer fluids

Other duties as assigned

WORKING CONDITIONS

Indoor/outdoor working environment

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, SKILLS FOR SUCCESS

At least 5+ years driving experience

Clean driving record.

Communicate effectively through speech and hearing

Good reading and comprehension skills to research tour information.

Able to organize information about tour product

Judgment and leadership to keep your tour on a semblance of a schedule.

Physical Requirements

Must physical requirements

Simultaneously steer a vehicle, accelerate, brake pedals, and give commentary while driving

Able to bend, twist, and lift up to 50 lbs. simultaneously and repeatedly.

Withstand up to 10 hours of consecutive driving on rough and/or icy roads.

Able to work outdoors in variable weather, including rain, sleet, snow, direct sunlight,

high winds, and temperatures ranging from -60° degrees to +100° degrees Fahrenheit.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

High school diploma or equivalent

The statements contained herein reflect general details, as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as needed, including working in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize work periods, or to otherwise balance the workload.

  • Complete the online application found on this page
  • E-mail a copy of your clean driving record to info@1stAlaskaTours.com

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