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5 de abril de 2018

Oferta de trabajo guay: Guía de naturaleza en Alaska

Job Title: Tour Guide/Interpretive Naturalist (2) Report To: Tour Director
FSLA Status: Non-Exempt Schedule: Mid-May to
Mid-October 2017 (tentative) Location: St. Paul Island, Alaska (Pribilofs) Closing
Date: Open Until Filled
The tour guides are responsible for visitor management, public relations, and
interpretive services for the visiting public. Responsible for safely conducting guided
tours of St. Paul Island and the management and escorting of the tour groups. Heavy
emphasis is on public relations and interpretive services covering the ecology and history of
the island. Interpretive themes typically center on birds, marine mammals, and Aleut history.
Under the Tour Director’s guidance tour guides make decisions concerning the daily scheduling of
tour vehicles and participants based upon specific visitor requests and expectations. Applicants
must be willing to work in adverse weather conditions in a remote location. Normal conditions are
overcast with drizzle, rain, or fog and an average high temperature during the summer of only 50 F.
St. Paul Island is located over 750 miles from Anchorage within the Pribilof Islands and is only
accessible by semi-weekly flights.
1. Communicate and interpret to the visitor in a pleasant and informative manner information on
the wildlife, natural history and cultural history of St. Paul Island. Provide exemplary customer
service daily.
2. Advise guests on safety and emergency procedures while traveling in tour busses/vans.
3. Work cooperatively with the Tour Director, other tour guides, the Hotel Manager
and other TDX Corporation staff to give the best possible tour for the visitor. Guides are
often an informal liaison between tourists, the tour program and residents.
4. Educate the visitors on the delicate balance of the Bering Sea ecosystem, the fragile
nature of the tundra, and the rich culture of the Aleut people, in a manner that is non-political
and responsible.
5. Conduct both driving and walking tours of the island, especially to seal and sea bird
rookeries. Many times, such tours will occur during inclement weather.
6. Lead tours to search for vagrant and accidental species of birds both for organized birding
groups and independent birdwatchers of varying interest, expectations and abilities.
7. Lead tours for groups of cruise ship passengers, Elder hostel participants, VIP’s and other
special trips.
8. Tour guides are required to extensively read and research the major themes and topics of this
tour. They should be prepared to spend at least some free time birding, botanizing and
“naturalizing” in the field.
9. Assist Tour Director with various special projects and clerical duties designed to
improve tour programs, as well as with all aspects related to visitor services. These duties may
include cleaning tour vehicles and buildings, picking up garbage, and lifting to 50lbs.
10. Tour guides are to drive an assortment of vehicles, in adverse conditions, including, a
22-passenger bus.
11. Guides are responsible for inspecting and cleaning of vehicles, fueling and minor fluid
12. Guides are also responsible for completion of daily vehicle operation logs and
communication of potential mechanical issues.
13. Defensive driving and safe operation of vehicles is required.
◻ Two years college education or work experience related to natural science, familiarity with
Pribilof flora, fauna and history and/or a demonstrated ability to quickly learn and be
comfortable explaining these subjects to groups of up to 40 people.
◻ Preference will be given to persons with strong birding skills and experience,
knowledge of marine
ecosystems, and those who can speak and/or write European languages.
◻ Ability to identify difficult groups of birds, including those in immature and juvenile
plumage such as: gulls, shorebirds and Asiatic vagrants. Ability to scan bodies of water,
shorelines and tundra and identify bird species in cryptic plumage.
◻ Strong communication, interpretive and people skills and willingness to work intensively with
a diversity of people under difficult conditions is essential. Guides must have strong people
◻ The ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision. The ability to live and work
cooperatively and cheerfully with others from many different backgrounds with different abilities.
◻ Valid driver’s license required with a good driving record. Must be 21 years of age or older.
◻ Willingness to work up to seven days a week and long hours required, especially at the peak of
tour season. The ability to work and function and maintain a sense of humor in adverse weather
conditions. Guides should be in good physical condition.
◻ Must supply your own optics (binoculars and spotting scope) and rain gear.
◻ Native and Alaskan preference.
◻ Basic first aid/CPR certifications
TDX Corporation will provide housing, meals, and transportation to and from St. Paul. Housing is
dormitory style and will be shared with other tour guides.
Support the organization's mission, vision, and values by exhibiting excellence, competence,
collaboration, innovation, respect, personal accountability, and commitment to our community.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to
perform the essential functions of this position;
• Knowledge and experience in various employment laws and practices.
• Good organization and time management skills.
• Demonstrated ability to serve as a successful participant in working with management team.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to work independently on assigned tasks as well as to accept direction on given
• Able to work collectively with the HR team associates, working through chain of command.
• Able to multi-task.
• Evidence of the practice of confidentiality and securing of sensitive information.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by
this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any
other duties requested by his or her supervisor. The statements herein are intended to describe
the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are
not to be constructed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a
person in this position. Furthermore, they donot establish a contract for employment and are
subject to change at the discretion of TDX. TDX is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer with an
Alaska Native Shareholder hire preference (PL93-638) We do not discriminate based on race, color,
religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, disability or disabled
veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era

Please submit cover letter and resume by email to HR@TDXcorp.com or by faxing to (907) 278- 2316.
This Position is Open Until Filled.

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