Employment with Icy Strait Point
Icy Strait Point has approximately 100 seasonal positions in a wide variety of areas from tour guides to ZipRider operators to cooks and retail sales clerks . We operate whenever there is a ship calling at our private port; in 2015 there were 76 ships during the May through September visitor season and we are expecting 77 ships in 2016. Some positions work on non‐call days, but primarily the work week is about 4 days per week.
These are the positions involved with Icy Strait Point excursions. Guides take guests on excursions and provide information about the scenery, wildlife, history, culture and geography. Tour Sales (Dock Reps) sell tickets on shore for tours and assist guests in finding the right excursion for them. Actors perform Tlingit legends using song and dance in Icy Strait Point’s Heritage Center Theater. Cooking Class staff show guests the Alaskan way to fillet, grill, and eat halibut, salmon and other seafood in the Wild Alaska Culinary Extravaganza.
ZipRider: Icy Strait Point features the world's longest zip line that runs from a mountain ridge to the beach. This department employs operators who assist guests with buckling in and out of their harnessed seat, as well as a host who accompanies guests when they step off the bus in the parking lot on the short walk down to the ZipRider .
Of course there’s shopping at our port! Retail Sales workers sell logo items in our company store that also features our operational canning line, Icy Strait Point brand canned salmon at our salmon kiosk, ZipRider hats and shirts and other items at the bottom tower of the ZipRider, and Alaska souvenirs in our Wild Alaska Souvenir shop.
The positions in this department, grounds and facilities maintenance crew, the mechanic, safety and security crew are the backbone of our operation. Our facilities department does the majority of the carpentry, remodeling, and repair work on site without outside help.
Bus Drivers transport guests in tour buses on excursions (you must possess a commercial driver's license with a pasenger endorsement for these jobs).
Food and Beverage
Icy Strait Point has several food and beverage venues and offers seafood from our local abundant waters. We have positions for cooks, lead cooks, prep cooks, waitstaff, dishwashers, bartenders, cashiers, and fish processors who flash freeze and ship the guests' catch from onboard the sport fishing fleet.
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