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  • Positions



Sea Kayak Internship

Lead Sea Kayak Guide

Lead Raft Guide

Lead Glacier Hiking/Ice Climbing Guide

Office Assistant (Interns welcome too!)

Office Manager

Licensed Captain with Master of 25 ton or higher



Pangaea Adventures is always open to receiving resumes from qualified, personable, energetic and skilled potential staff members. To apply, please e-mail a resume, cover letter and at least 3 references to Tim Duffy at info@alaskasummer.com.

The following positions and their minimum qualifications are listed below. Keep in mind that these are just the minimums and our hiring standards are quite stringent. Pay scales will be supplied after resumes are received.

-Sea Kayak and Hiking Internship

Whether you are looking for college credit or not, this internship position is going to get you into the guiding field. Motivated interns will get a taste of all aspects in working for Pangaea Adventures from office work, to assistant guiding, to maintaining gear, shuttling guests, and tackling projects. First aid and CPR certifications are the minimum, while Wilderness First Responder certs are preferred. The goal of an internship is to learn as much as you can in a summer so that if you show skill and confidence, you can return to become a lead guide. This is not a vacation. Expect to work long hard hours just like the regular staff. We pay a stipend!

-Lead Sea Kayak Guide

Solid knowledge of kayak strokes, self and assisted rescue techniques and a knowledge of currents and tides are required. Lead guides must have a guiding and/or extensive teaching background. First year lead guide will start with day trips but can quickly move into kayak camping trips as they show an understanding for the local paddles. Lead guides will also have the opportunity to lead the other types of trips we offer should they show the right skills and motivation. Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certifications required.

-Lead Raft Guide

Lead guides must have experience guiding class III+ rivers with a commercial raft guiding outfit. A Wilderness First Responder and Swiftwater Rescue training are also required. We run paddle-assisted oar rafts down the Keystone Canyon of the Lowe River.

-Lead Glacier Hiking/Ice Climbing Guide

Lead guides must have a minimum Wilderness First Responder / CPR. Glacier travel or ice climbing experience required. Lead guides must have a guiding or extensive teaching background. Lead guides will also have the opportunity to lead kayaking trips and glacier day paddles if they are interested. All new guides must be willing to go through our training program upon hiring.

-Office Manager and Assistant Office Manager- (Customer Service - Program Development etc. ..)

The office manager and a potential assistant must be interested in working in the outdoor tourism industry. The position runs from May 15th through September 12th. We are encouraging this person to arrive in early May if possible so they can join the training with the guides. Office personnel must be personable and willing to answer phones, sell trips, take reservations, manage very detailed client and guide schedules, assist with shop organization, organize groups, deal with direct customer contact, work on product development, and assist the guides with trip preparation. Prepare to work closely with the owner in a small office. She or he should have strong organizational skills and must be highly motivated and self directed. The office is small so there will only be one to two people in the office at any given time. This is a fun atmosphere and one of the finest physical settings on earth. We are looking for someone who wants to stay involved with Pangaea Adventures for more than just one summer.

We are looking for the following skills and experience:
Typing skills, Strong writing skills, MS Word, MS Outlook, MS Excel, database software, basic website maintenance or a willingness to learn. Basic organization skills are very important. Call for more information. First Aid and CPR required.

-USCG Licensed Captain (25 ton masters or higher)

Pangaea Adventures operates two USCG inspected motor vessels to use as water taxi's for the sea kayak tours. The position runs from early May through mid/late September. Applicants must have a current captains license and all required certifications including first aid, cpr, and TWIC. Enrollment in our Drug Testing program is mandatory. Captains who would also like to guide kayak tours will have the best opportunities for this position and can make a higher wage. The captain must have an interest in naturalist interpretation. This is not a fishing boat.

Pangaea Adventures is an equal opportunity employer with the highest standards for safety. We have a "no drug policy " and our guides are required to be enrolled in the coast guard required drug testing program.


If interested in any of these positions, please email us a cover letter explaining why you want to work for us, a current resume, and at least 3 reference contacts.


Join Pangaea Adventures for sea kayaking tours in Alaska. Guided trips in Prince William Sound. Sea Kayak Day Tours to famous glaciers like Columbia Glacier. Sea Kayak Camping Tours in Alaska wilderness. Backpacking Wrangell St. Elias National Park. Glacier Day Hikes in the Chugach Mountains. Guided glacier hikes on Worthington Glacier. Water Taxi Valdez.