Bridge on Murray River
21 Sep 2018

Seasonal Winter Dog Sled Guide

Muktuk Adventures Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada

Job Description

Muktuk Adventures is a guest ranch located in the beautiful Ibex Valley 25km outside of Whitehorse on the Takhini River. We are eco friendly lodge powered by the sun.The lodge is mostly run on solar power with the help of diesel generators. We are always doing our part to help the environment whether growing our own vegetables or recycling all waste from the lodge.

Muktuk Adventures is in need of winter dog sled guides. We are looking for guides with previous guiding experience. Does not need to be dog sled guiding experience just have a guiding background. This is a very demanding job in cold temperatures. Must be in great physical shape and be able to work long days with a ever changing schedule. Duties include lifting 50 pound bags of dog food, 5 gallon buckets of water, dog food and dog poop. You have to be able to handle strong dogs.

The guides are required to spend a few weeks here working as a volunteer to learn the systems.  Its important that you learn the dogs, their personalities and the proper way to hook them up. There is a lot to learn. After you learn how to manage the dogs and we start running the dogs with guest then you will start getting paid.

Some of the guides responsibilities are but not limited to:

  • Care of guest- dressing them properly for the conditions
  • Care of the dogs- harnesses, booties, health
  • Taking care of sleds and keeping gear in good working order
  • Helping feed the dogs
  • Watering Dogs
  • Cooking lunches on daytrips
  • Explaining how to operate a sled team and how to drive
  • Repairing harnesses and sleds if need be
  • Notifying if dogs are not pulling or eating

The guide is the person who is responsible for the well being of the dogs and the people. The guide is responsible to make sure all gear is properly taken care of to make sure it is in good working order.

Very strong work ethics are required such as reliable, responsible, resourceful, honest, courteous, considerate, motivated, dependable, good communicator and team player. If you want time off for the holidays, weekends , etc. then this is not the job for you. This is the tourism industry and we work when busy. Christmas is extremely busy.

You have to commit for the season which runs from Nov 15- March 31, 2019. No exceptions. We invest a lot of time in training guides so we need guides to stay the complete season.

We can supply a cabin to live in for the right person. The cabin is off the grid: no running water, no electricity and no internet. This is northern living at its best. We will charge a monthly rental fee. We are located almost 30 km from town so it is a benefit to have a car for your days off.

Starting salary is $17 a hour with average 35-40 hours a week. Some weeks you may work more. Depends on the demand. Pay is issued at the first and the 15th of each month. Tips are divided between the whole crew.

How to Apply

Please forward resume and cover letter to : Muktuk Adventures Jeff Larsen

Job Categories: Tourism and Hospitality. Job Types: Seasonal. Job Tags: Previous Guiding Experience Needed.

Job expires in 66 days.

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