Alaska Wildland Adventures: Guide Position Available


Alaska Wildland Adventures has an open position for a fishing guide for the 2020 guiding season and subsequent years. Applicants must possess boating, fly-fishing, spin-fishing, and customer service skills. This position requires rowing drift boats daily with some motor use, therefore a USCG license is required (ROUPV, Kenai River; or unrestricted OUPV). Our guiding season runs from June 11 – early September; all availabilities and experience levels are encouraged to apply.

JOB TITLE: Fishing Guide

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


Cheerful and enthusiastic attitude during long days in a sometimes cramped work space.

Possess the ability to work within a team structure and in a flexible manner to accomplish a variety of tasks including: food preparation, packing, housekeeping, light maintenance and guest service.

Ability to routinely lift and load luggage, supplies and equipment (up to 75 pounds).

Ability to routinely drive large vehicles with trailers.

Ability to live and work in a communal, camp-like atmosphere.


Work requiring knowledge gained in advanced training and specialized experiences in sport fishing, guiding, teaching of angling techniques, interpretation of fisheries and natural studies, principles of group leadership and interpersonal communications, as well as safety skills and precautions.

Performing work that is original, dynamic, and creative in character. Each and every situation during your work may require unique approaches and varying techniques in order to result in a consistent overall high quality experience for trip participants. Alaska Wildland Adventures recognizes that high quality results depend upon the invention, imagination, and talent employee possess’ for this profession.

Imparting knowledge and instruction in sport fishing as necessary for trip participants.

Employee is recognized by Alaska Wildland Adventures as an outdoor and environmental educator, and the learning, formal and informal, that takes place by trip participants while on the trips is substantial. We highly respect the professional nature of this position.

Consistent exercise of discretion and judgment in the performance of the work. Within a wide range of standards and guidelines, employee will be granted independence in carrying out work within generally acceptable standards of this profession.

Dynamic time scheduling. Guiding and leading trips involves work of such character that the output produced and the result accomplished is difficult to standardize on a time basis.

Accordingly, employee will be compensated on a salary basis.

Work requires supervisory capacity over all trip participants for duration of trip.

Flexibility and diversity. Employee duties and assignments may be modified and altered incidental to Employee principal duties to allow for smooth operation of the business and maximum employment opportunities for the Employee. Please recognize that this may from time to time involve working for other departments within AWA.

Camp chores as assigned to allow for values of integration, coordination, cross training, employee benefits of sharing drudgery tasks, synergy, and maximum employment opportunity.

Employee will be expected to do “dirty work” and manual from time to time, sometimes with other departments within AWA.

Applicants must pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen and participate in a random drug screening program as required by Alaska State Parks and the United States Coast Guard.

First Aid and CPR

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, UCSG Limited Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV) License (aka, “six-pack”).

This is a full time guiding position from mid-May – early September. Applicants with prior guiding experience and a valid USCG license are encouraged to apply. Applicants with less experience will still be reviewed and considered.

Please contact Dave at with any questions.

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