We pride our operations on the ability of our staff to work as a team; successfully executing operations as a cohesive unit while navigating the challenge of remote operations with the highest regard for safety. Remote operations require that every member of the chain be the strongest link, both physically and mentally, to safely facilitate the Alaska Icefield Expeditions Experience. Working exclusively with our Partner in Operation, TEMSCO Helicopters, in the delivery of the premier glacier dog-sledding experience in Alaska, all employees receive extensive TOPS Training, promoting situational awareness and helicopter safety.
We invite you to explore the opportunities below and encourage you to apply if you have the experience and desire to perform in any of the areas listed. Responsibilities will vary, demanding flexibility to ensure tour quality and the safety of all guests, employees, and dogs. All Employees participate in daily chores, maintaining balance and fairness within the community living and working environment both on the ground and in camp. Trail and yard maintenance and cleaning are the responsibility of all Dog Camp Residents with the exception of the Camp Chef, and assigned by the Camp Manager. Following time off, at the direction of the Manager-on-the-Ground, employees participate in cleaning provided crew housing prior to returning to Dog Camp.
The Assistant Manager is responsible for assisting in all aspects of camp operation, performing under the direction of the Camp Manager and completing tasks as assigned. Supporting the Camp Manager with daily duties, the Assistant Manager serves as Camp Manager in time of absence, remaining in camp. Duties include but are not limited to managing camp during manager absence, loading and unloading helicopters, presenting client safety information, assisting with kitchen duties and cooking during chef absence, general camp maintenance, dog handling, tour and photography facilitation, trail clean up and grooming, and managerial duties as assigned from Camp Manager. Apply now
The Camp Chef works independently, under the direction of the Camp Manager, preparing breakfast, lunch, and dinner according to camp schedule for a crew of 20-25 employees. The Camp Chef is responsible for kitchen operations, maintaining sufficient groceries in camp, and scheduling, ordering, and confirming grocery and kitchen re-supply with the Ground Expeditors. Responsible for menu planning, recipes, and preparation, the Camp Chef delivers a well balanced diet consisting of ‘meat and potato’ fare with plenty of fruits and vegetables, taking into account allergies, dietary requests, and camp preference. Camp Chefs maintain 7-10 days of dedicated food supply in reserve and display menu flexibility, taking into account product on hand, re-supply considerations, and operational cost. The kitchen is used by the crew throughout the day, the Camp Chef provides a warm and inviting reprieve from daily operations, necessitating a positive attitude and restraint. Camp Chefs must possess, present, and maintain their Alaska Food Worker Card and facilitate kitchen operations according to ADEC standards at all times. Apply now
Responsible for conducting dog-sled tours in a safe, responsible, and professional manner; Dog Mushers execute tours at the direction of Camp Management. In addition to husbandry and care, Dog Mushers present friendly safety and interpretive dialog to guests in the areas of Alaskana, Glaciology, and the history of Dog-Mushing. Executing tours on equipment configured for passenger travel, Dog Mushers introduce the dog-team to guests and demonstrates safety mechanisms and precautions prior to sled loading. Dog Mushers are responsible for the care and well being of each individually assigned sled dog and corresponding yard maintenance and cleaning. Apply now
Expeditors work as a two-person team supporting their respective camp by way of facilitating and maintaining operational communications between camp, tour dispatch and management. Communications revolve around anticipated, planned, and spontaneous camp and tour needs with regard to Guests, Crew and the Dogs. Expeditors supply their respective camp with consumables including groceries, potable water, dog food, tour supplies, fuel, propane, and camp manager requests. Expeditors work as a team in each location under the direct supervision of the respective Base and Camp Manager with daily, weekly and monthly reporting initiatives communicated with the Office Manager. Expeditors must maintain good physical condition and be capable of safely lifting 50 pounds into a helicopter. Clerical demands necessitate competent computer skills in word, excel, web based search engines, web based forms and the Google business platform. Daily schedules include additional duties as assigned with the weather and camp needs ultimately dictating responsibilities. Apply now
Snow Cat Driver
The Snow Cat Driver has the responsibility of overall operation, management, and maintenance of the AIE Snow Cat. The function of the Snow Cat Driver is to provide, and supervise as necessary, the day-to-day operations of the vehicle and effectively maintain and operate equipment for grooming, tour operations, and camp logistics. The Snow Cat Driver coordinates tours & timing with Camp Management, executing tours consciously with dillegence toward safety and operational cost. Apply now
Tour Attendant-Photographer-Handler (TAPH)
The tour attendant has the duties of a sled dog handler as well as those of a helicopter tour assistant/photographer. Tour Attendants will work throughout the camp to meet the needs of the day. You may be assigned different duties on any given day at the Camp Manager’s discretion. Apply now