Good communication skills, sound work ethic, service oriented and self-motivated
Healthy, physically fit, clean appearance and drug-free. (may be subject to random drug testing).
Guiding experience is preferred with sound knowledge of fishing, fishing terminal tackle, angling methods, techniques and skills. Fly-fishing and spin fishing knowledge is required.
Our guides have a position with very high guest exposure. It is imperative that our personnel enjoy people and enjoy showing guests a fun and memorable experience. The ‘macho’ guide or ‘mountain man’ attitude is NOT what we are looking for. Our guides will share knowledge in a positive manner of encouragement, reinforcement and style. Please have a positive attitude, show your manners, and be courteous at all times. Be Professional, Be Personable.
You will be required to have a current American Red Cross First Aid/CPR card, as well as an Alaskan fishing license, and guide license. Please visit the links below:
https://www.newlifecpr.com (you will need CPR + First Aid)
You will need to get the sports fishing guide registration, along with the fishing license, and salmon stamp.
Salary: DOE per month, plus: Room & board with accommodations and meals
Tips: Our guests stay for an entire week and we recommend that they do not tip until the end of their stay. All tips are pooled together and divided amongst the crew equally; guides, chefs and staff will make the same amount. It takes all of our crew members doing their jobs well to make the operation run smoothly and be successful.
Dates of Employment:
You must be available for the entire season from approximately June 1 – September 15.
If you are a college student, please advise us of your schedule and we may be able to work with you.
Daily Schedule and Responsibilities:
Breakfast is at 6:30. Be on time, please. Our guides should prepare the evening before and make sure they are ready for the day before breakfast starts. We normally depart the lodge at 8 am and return at 5 pm.
Fishing assignments are made the evening before and announced after dinner. The guide will then meet the fishermen they are guiding the next day to formulate a plan for lunch (shore lunch or packed) and what kind of gear they will need to bring.
You will be guiding most every day. When you are not, you will be expected to help with any chores or projects around the lodge such as chopping wood, construction or, maintenance and cleaning.
It is important to remember that guiding is not just the act of helping someone catch a fish, but it is a service industry. You will be required to be helpful, kind, and sincere to our guests. Even though all of our applicants share the passion of fishing, it does not necessarily make them an excellent guide. A skilled guide should be able to communicate with their client, passing on their knowledge and skill. Great client days are not always measured by the number of fish caught, but the knowledge gained, memories created, and experiences shared. Our guides NEVER fish while guiding.
We will fish two major rivers and some small streams and sloughs. There will be a learning curve as there are several different species of fish, as well as a variety of water. Guides will go through training and river orientations. We do not expect our guides to be experts on our waters.
We are looking for guides who have past guiding experience, trough and salmon species, as well as boat experience. Well-rounded fishing knowledge includes terminal tackle.
We operate with numerous boats and almost every day our guides will be operating a boat. Boating safety and handling is an everyday responsibility. We are not off to the races to see who catches the most fish. Safety is always a priority!
WE DO NOT TOLERATE DRUG OR ALCOHOL ABUSE AND PARTYING IS NOT ALLOWED. WE ARE A REPUTABLE ESTABLISHMENT BECAUSE OUR EMPLOYEES ARE DEDICATED PROFESSIONALS.
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