University of Alaska Southeast

Job Posting

Company: Mt. Roberts Nature Center/Gastineau Guiding Company
Location: Juneau, AK
Position: Naturalist/Cashier
Requirements: First/Aid CPR must be submitted prior to work

Located at the top of Mt. Roberts Tramway, Nature Center employees are expected to present formal and informal nature interpretation programs through visitor interactions, video programs, and presentations in the Alpine Tea House. Employees welcome visitors to the alpine environment and provide current trail information and assistance to guides. Nature Center employees may guide the "Town, Tram and Timberline Trek" as needed.
Duties and responsibilities:

  • Providing high levels of customer service
  • Conversing with a wide range of guests: answering questions, chatting with customers, and engaging visitors with the nature displays and with the natural world
  • Retail sales, cash register operations, money handling
  • Understanding Emergency Procedures so they can be carried out in the event of an emergency
  • Stocking merchandise
  • Cleaning of Nature Center and Alpine Tea House
  • Sampling herbal teas with groups of 14 (or fewer) tour guests


  • Punctuality, work ethic, willingness to learn, and openness to feedback.
  • Knowledge or interest in nature a plus.
  • Experience or interest in sales a plus.
  • Experience in tourism or interest in guiding a plus.
  • Relevant coursework in the Natural Sciences or Business a plus.
  • Skill in artwork for making signage a plus.

Applications also available on the the Gastineau Guiding Website. To apply for the Interpretive Naturalist/Sales position, email completed application or résumé to: (Completed applications will be needed for all hires, but we will consider applicants with résumé and dates of availability submitted)

Pay rate/job length: We're looking for staff starting as early as July 15th and going through September or early October. We can work around your class schedule and you can work as much or as little as you like.

Contact: John Drips, Nature Center Manager
Contact at: (907) 586-2666
Closing Date: August 1, 2018