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 cleaning crew. We operate whenever there is a ship calling at our private port; in 2013 there were 65 ships during the May through September visitor season. Some of our positions work on non-‐call days, but primarily our workweek is about 3 days per week.
Programs: These are the positions that work the Icy Strait Point excursions. Guides take guests on excursions and provide information about the scenery, wildlife, history, geography and culture. Dock Reps sell pier-‐side tickets for excursions 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 and salmon and other seafood in the Wild Alaska Culinary Extravaganza.
Retail: 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 Alaskan souvenirs in our Wild Alaska Souvenir shop.
Bus Drivers must possess a Commercial Driver’s License with a passenger endorsement.
Facilities: The positions in this department; the cleaning crew, grounds and facilities maintenance crew, and the mechanic, safety, and security crew, are the backbone of our operation. Our facilities department does the majority of the carpentry, re-‐modeling, and repair work on-‐site without outside help.
Food and Beverage: Icy Strait Point has several food and beverage venues and offers seafood from the local abundant waters. We have positions for cooks, lead cooks, prep cooks, wait-‐staff, dishwashers, bartender, cashiers, and positions for fish processors who flash freeze and ship the catch from the guests onboard the sport fishing fleet.
ZipRider: Icy Strait Point features the world’s longest zipline that runs from a mountain ridge to the beach. This department employs operators who assist guests with buckling in and out, and a host that accompanies our guests when they step off the bus at the top parking area on the short walk to the top tower.