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*Alaska Canopy Adventures - Ketchikan

Canopy Guide

Job Description:

A Canopy guide is responsible for instructing and leading participant groups onto zip course with another canopy guide. This position may require prior knowledge of climbing and rappelling, and applicants must have a strong risk management orientation. Qualified applicants will go through an extensive training program and must pass a written and on-the-job skill test. Additional training is provided for any job description changes once initial training program is completed.


Summary of essential job functions:

  • Canopy guide is responsible for assisting in the progress of a participant group
  • Must be able to complete an inspection of all course components and of all course gear
  • Must be able to fit harnesses and helmets correctly as well as supervise the use of all personal and group safety equipment
  • Must be able to assist in a Participant Orientation Session and evaluate potential group risks
  • Assist with course maintenance efforts as required

Minimum requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Previous or current CPR, First Aid, and AED Certification
  • Willingness and commitment to take on responsibility of participant’s safety
  • Must have a strong risk management orientation, ACA has zero tolerance policy on safety
  • Ability to communicate and work as an effective team member
  • Must complete the guide training program
  • Speaks fluent English and uses cordial manners
  • Must maintain a professional appearance at all times and follow company policies
  • Ability to work long hours and irregular shifts in a multi task environment
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Guiding experience in adventure tours, preferred
  • Experience in customer service, preferred

Physical Abilities required:

  • Must be in good physical shape with an ability to hike short distances
  • Must be comfortable being and working at heights in excess of 130ft
  • Full range of overhead arm motions to pull two people along cable
  • Full hand dexterity
  • This position may require walking, standing, and being in a harness for long periods of time

Disclaimer:
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.

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