Bridge on Murray River
30 Mar 2018

Seasonal Winter Dog Sled Guide

Muktuk Adventures Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada

Job Description

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.

Seasonal employment from November 1, 2018- March 31, 2019

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.
Responsible for all aspects of guiding groups on outdoor winter dog sledding trips (half- full day trips)
Duties include but are not limited to:

• Assembling gear required to lead trips each day
• Advise on safety and regulations to guest prior to trips
• Plan trips
• Prepare meals
• Set up and take down day camps
• Practice low impact/no trace ethics
• 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.
Must have own vehicle and place to live. Property is 30 minutes 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. This is a job that demands lots of attention and the ability to think outside the box. We want people who want to work hard, love to work hard and don’t get frustrated easily.

Guides need to supply their own first aid kits, cold weather gear and boots. We can give you recommendations on the proper gear to buy.

How to Apply

Jeff Larsen jeff@muktuk.com

Job Categories: Commercial Outfitters / Guide Services. Job Types: Seasonal.

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