Muktuk Adventures is looking for winter guides for the upcoming season. We are located 26km from Whitehorse Yukon on the Takhini River. We live off the grid using solar power, wood heat and diesel generators to keep the place going. There is no power in the cabins we all live in. This is a great way to experience the Northern Living lifestyle but it’s not for everyone. That is why we need you to spend some time here first to make sure you like this style of living.
Seasonal employment from November 1 2017- March 31, 2018
There is a mandatory 3-4 week period where you work as a volunteer to learn all the systems that are required to lead the dogs safely. Also to make sure this lifestyle is for you.
Requires shift work. $16-19/hour, approximate 35 hour week.
Room and board included on site.
Responsible for all aspects of guiding groups on outdoor winter dog sledding trips (half- full day trips)
Duties include but are not limited to:
• Assemble camping gear and supplies
• Advise on safety and regulations
• Plan trips
• Prepare meals
• Set up and take down camps
• Practice low impact/no trace land use
• Provide outdoor, wilderness and wildlife instruction
• Translate complex safety instructions
• Handle complaints
• Operate off-road vehicles
• Operate photographic and video equipment
• Operate communication (including emergency) devices
• Operate GPS (Global Positioning System) and other navigation equipment
• Maintain equipment
• Handle and care for Husky dogs
Must have valid First Aid, CPR and driver’s license; equivalent of Yukon Class IV license preferred.
Language skills in English is necessary. Multi-lingual a definite asset.
Room and board included on site. Property is 30 mins outside Whitehorse
This is a very demanding job that is very busy. You need to be able to work long days and be able to adapt to a constantly changing schedule. You may be asked to work extra days and be able to adapt to these changes. You do not always get the same days off. This is tourism and we work when the demand is there. You may have to work in the evenings fixing sleds, repairing gear and getting stuff ready for the next day.
This is not your average guiding job. Here you have to be able to take care of the dogs, people and yourself at -20 or colder. Can be very challenging but also very rewarding.
As a guide working here you have to supply your own gear to stay warm in the cold temps. ( we can recommend the right gear- buy what we suggest because we know it works) also need your own first aid kit. We will supply first aid kits for dog stuff.
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