Interested in a job that lets you work outside all day every day? Like working with the general public? If so, working with a tour company may be what you're looking for.
Some rafting companies offer guide classes before the season starts.
In this section, we profile a couple of types of tour companies. The first is called a "land tour" company. These companies operate tour busses, trains and trolleys that may travel worldwide or they could be limited to a single area. Trips tend to range from a few hours to about a week, though some companies offer month-long tours. Most seasonal workers are tour leaders, and are responsible for the day-to-day administration of a trip.
On the other hand, there are also great opportunities for seasonal jobs with "adventure" tour companies. These companies offer rafting, climbing, hiking and any other type of outdoor activity you could imagine. Most trips tend to be for only a day or two, and most companies operate in the western US. Eco-tours are an emerging trend and we are excited to be adding new eco-tourism employers for the 2002 season.
There's a tremendous variety of jobs with tour companies - from rafting and hiking guides to administrative and support staffs. Depending on the company, you could live and work in one location for the entire season or you may be "on the road (or trail)" for days, even weeks, per trip. Whatever job and company you choose, tour company employment is sure to offer a great destination for your seasonal work experience.
|Sample Employer - Below is a real employer taken directly from our database. In the Member Area, you could add the employer to your favorites list or apply immediately online.
PO Box 8495
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Phone: (800) 225-8800
Fax: (907) 228-4616
Located in Ketchikan Alaska, Taquan Air provides flightseeing tour, bear viewing expeditions, charter flights, and year round scheduled services to Prince of Wales, Metlakatla, and Hyder. They offer unmatched excellence in floatplane services with a completely refurbished fleet of seaplanes - plus a friendly staff.
|Tour Coordinator, Customer Service Representative, Bear Guide/Naturalist.
|Averages $9-$10 per hour with an end of the season bonus.
|Food and Lodging:
|Ketchikan realtors and property managers reserve specific units for seasonal employees.
|Visit the company website. Download the employment application and submit it via email or fax. A resume not required, but is preferred.
|Tips and Advice:
|Ketchikan is a wonderful summer destination and is the first stop on the Alaska Marine Highway from the Lower 48.
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