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Trail Breaker Kennel is a premier travel destination in Fairbanks, Alaska providing visitors from around the world a look at the lives of mushers and Alaskan huskies in Interior Alaska. Founded in 1976 by four-time Iditarod champion Susan Butcher and Yukon Quest champion David Monson, Trail Breaker Kennel offers seasonal kennel tours, dog sled rides, and custom tours for those looking for adventure in beautiful Alaska. 

Please review our current job openings below. If you are interested in applying to an open position, fill out the online application, and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible. Thanks!

Current Employment Opportunities

Sled Dogs Mushing In Alaska

Sled Dog Tour Attendant (Winter 2023)

30hrs/week (January – March 2023)

Wednesday – Monday 10am – 3pm
Interested in full-time, part-time and/or weekends-only employees

The Winter Tours Attendant is an invaluable part of our customer facing team at Trail Breaker Kennel. The attendant is the first to greet guests when they arrive for a dog sled ride and the last to see them off after enjoying a “once in a lifetime” experience.

The Tour Attendant maintains and clean and orderly tour office as well as outdoor tour spaces. Tour attendant gets to interact with sled dogs throughout the day by assisting the musher guide with hook up and dog care. It is a fun and stimulating role that requires and individual who enjoys getting to know new people, multitasking and playing with happy dogs!

Outdoor Responsibilities

(50% of job)

– Shoveling steps and walkways
– Cleaning and upkeep of small 8-dog yard and tour hookup area. Responsibilities include: scooping poop, raking straw, defrosting snaps, shoveling etc.
– Basic maintenance grooming of sled dog tour trails on 2000 Skidoo Tundra Snow Machine with pull-behind drag
– Basic dog handler duties including: helping hook up dog team, swapping dogs between tours, harnessing, assisting large groups with getting into the sled, monitoring guest and dog interaction, etc.
– Greeting dog teams when they return to yard, assisting musher guide as needed by monitoring guests and/or dogs.
– First point of contact for emergency’s on the trail. Be in communication via walkie talkie with musher guide and provide rescue or transport back to tour office via snow machine as needed.

Indoor Responsibilities

(50% of job)

– Cleaning bathroom daily. Including: take out trash, wipe down surfaces, refill TP & paper towel.
– Monitor complimentary beverage station. Make coffee and hot water in the morning and as needed. Do dishes daily. Keep kitchen clean and trash emptied
– Clean gift-shop and high touch areas.
– Sanitize and/or wash borrowed outdoor gear.
– Greet guests upon arrival at TBK
– Help guests dress for their dog sled ride
– Entertain guests as needed while they wait.
– Organize rides for guests, call taxi etc.
– Check people out at the gift shop