• Columbia Icefield, Glacier Host $15.50/hr

    Job Locations CA-AB-Jasper
    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(04/02/2018 2:41 PM)
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    Job Posting Categories
    Recreation/Guest Services
  • Overview

    We wake every day to greet glaciers, mountain peaks and turquoise lakes. At Pursuit, we live the dream. We’re united by an intrinsic love of exploring that can’t be confined by physical borders. Together, Pursuit team members and guests create inspiring memories they’ll share with their friends and families for years to come. It’s all about sharing our amazing destinations. 

    We have gathered a collection of adventure travel experiences, each of them thoughtfully united by their power to inspire and invigorate. As a brand, Pursuit weaves elements of wonder and amazement across our range of awe-inspiring experiences. 

    • Our Vision is to be the world’s leading provider of experiential adventure travel.
    • Our Mission is to connect guests and staff to iconic places through unforgettable, inspiring experiences. 


    • Provide upbeat, professional, service that goes above and beyond our guests’ expectations
    • You will come across thousands of guests a day from all over the world, so being up to date on all Pursuit products is key
    • Based on the Athabasca glacier, your daily commute will be via Ice explorer
    • Providing guests information on the local area
    • Coordinating guests and tour groups on/off coaches and/or Ice Explorers
    • Guest surveying
    • Maintaining cleanliness of the Athabasca Glacier
    • Deliver high-quality interpretive content in a professional, proactive and interactive manner
    • Ensure guests are maneuvering safely around Ice Explorers and on the glacier surface
    • Regular assessment and maintenance of the turnaround point and the marking of hazards
    • Uphold the high standard of environmental stewardship expected for all employees



    The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities: 

    • Organization and time management skills are a must, but a passion for making a difference for each guest and employee is the most important aspect of this position!
    • Excited by the idea of living and working in a remote (yet very social) environment
    • Guest service-oriented mindset and a passion for delivering memorable experiences
    • Fluent and articulate in English, able to communicate and comprehend over two-way radio, required
    • Able to lift 50 lbs. and capable of manual duties (bend, stoop, squat and stretch)
    • Ability to think on the fly and outside the box to solve problems with a positive attitude
    • A fantastic sense of humor as well as a friendly, mature, energetic personality
    • Commitment to become an interpretive expert and ambassador through the completion of a week-long interpretive training program (provided upon starting employment)
    • Alberta Class 5 License (unrestricted), required
    • Willingness to acquire Air Brake (Q) Endorsement
    • 2nd or 3rd language(s) are considered assets in this role
    • Mature, energetic, dependable and self-motivated
    • Enjoy working with a team in a busy, fast-paced environment
    • Must enjoy working outdoors, even in challenging mountain weather conditions
    • Comfortable working on your feet for extended periods of time in an outdoor environment
    • Prepared to be exposed to all types of weather (snow, rain, wind, hail)
    • Meet the Organization grooming and appearance standards
    • To honour our commitment to be “Always Honest” all employees must consent to a criminal record check
    • Standard First-Aid or higher, required
    • Sll employees must consent to a criminal record check 

    Thank you for your interest in working with us, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Work Environment

    • Contract dates; April 3rd to October 22nd, 2018 or May 1st to October 1st, 2018
    • Typically 5 days on/2 days off
    • 6 days on/1 day off during peak periods
    • Days off may change with each schedule and depend on business level
    • Long weekends may incur schedule changes
    • Expect 35 – 44 hours per week depending on business levels
    • Polo shirts, North Face pants and indoor jacket will be issued on arrival
    • Outdoor uniform is provided when working outdoors
    • Eligible for a retention and performance bonus

    EEO Information

    Pursuit is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.


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