Gray Line of Alaska Summer Jobs
Not only is Gray Line of Alaska a subsidiary company of Holland America Line, but it was also the first tour company to operate in the State. The company offers a number of escorted tours, day trips, and cruise connections to its guests.
Summer employees at Gray Line of Alaska must be at least 18 years of age and able to work legally in the United States. For most available positions, the candidate must commit to working for a minimum of 100 days during the summer season, which runs from May to September.
Denali Jeep Operations
Candidates interested in being considered for a position with Denali Jeep Operations must have at least 12 months of customer service experience. This job is a combination of customer service and administrative duties. Along with a competitive hourly wage for full-time hours, employees are given a discounted rate for room and board, which includes three meals a day and utilities.
A dock representative with Gray Line of Alaska is responsible for confirming numbers of passengers on tours and ensuring that required equipment is stored appropriately on the docks. In this position, the person is in regular contact with various vendors and ship's personnel. Good communication skills, a valid driver's license, and the ability to function well as part of a team are all requirements for this position.
A driver guide with Gray Line of Alaska may be operating a motor coach for city trips or day trips. They may also be responsible for providing safe transportation for guests arriving at the train station to local area hotels. The company offers a comprehensive, 11-week paid training program to employees who are hired to be driver guides. Employees are paid an hourly wage, plus overtime if they work more than eight hours a day. At the end of the season, they are given a bonus that may be as much as 10 percent of their wages. Guests may offer driver guides a gratuity, and this is part of their compensation.
Guest Sales and Service
People working in the Guest Sales and Service division of the Company need to enjoy dealing with all kinds of people. Good people skills are a requirement, and employees are paid by the hour for their work. At the end of the season, a bonus of up to seven percent of the employee's wages may be paid. After two consecutive seasons of service, employees qualify for a free accommodation for themselves and a guest on board a Holland America cruise to the destination of their choice.
Luggage crew members must be able to function well as part of a team that provides exemplary service to Gray Line's guests. Crew members must be in good physical condition to move passenger luggage to and from ships, motor coaches, airports, and hotels as required. This position pay an hourly wage with a bonus paid if the employee completes the employment contract period.
McKinley Explorer Train Service
Several positions are available each summer on board the McKinley Explorer Train that runs between Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska.
They require employees who can provide exemplary customer service, and Gray Line Alaska hires only the most qualified candidates for available openings. Candidates for positions on the McKinley Explorer train must be available for a 130-day season.
Note - if you like trains then check out railroad career opportunities on JobMonkey too. Workers may be scheduled for up to 70 hours a week, and are paid hourly. Overtime is paid when hours warrant it. At the end of the season, employees may be given a bonus of up to 10 percent of their earnings.
Gray Line also hires for various seasonal administrative and tour director positions. To be considered for a summer job with Gray Line Alaska, simply visit the company website and fill in an online application form for the opportunity you are interested in.