Bridge on Murray River
14 Aug 2019

Seasonal Winter Dog Sled Guide

Muktuk Adventures Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

Job Description

Muktuk Adventures is a guest ranch located in the beautiful Ibex Valley 25km outside of Whitehorse on the Takhini River. The lodge is designed and operated with an eco-sensibility, and yet is also has modern comforts of running water, electricity, bathrooms and showers.

The lodge is totally 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.

The guides are required to spend a few weeks here working as a volunteer to learn the systems. This is a unpaid position until we start running the dogs with guest. Its important that you learn the dogs, their personalities and the proper way to hook them up. There is a lot to learn.

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
  • Driving the sled
  • Repairing harnesses and sleds if need be

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.

The season runs from Nov 15 2019 to March 31 2020 – maybe a bit into April. No exceptions. Commit to the season not just part of it.

How to Apply

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

Job Categories: Tourism and Hospitality. Job Types: Seasonal. Job Tags: Leading Dogsledding Trips.


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