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Position: Dog Handlers
Type: Winter Volunteering
Organization: Arctic Chalet Ltd.
Location: Inuvik, Northwest Territories

The Arctic Chalet is a beautifully landscaped eco-friendly, non-smoking tourist establishment located in the Canadian Arctic on the outskirts of Inuvik, Northwest Territories. We provide beautiful cabin accommodations and eco-friendly adventure tours above the Arctic circle.

We have several openings for healthy, PHYSICALLY FIT people who love dogs and who would enjoy doing a variety of work at the Arctic Chalet.   We have openings for January and February 2019 and we are also taking applications for employment for next summer and fall.  

We run a split schedule between working with the dogs and doing other chores, and the schedule can vary from day to day requiring flexibility.  Vlolunteers help take care of our 36 beautiful white huskies plus 8 new puppies! Kennel duties include feeding, watering, cleaning dog pens and doing other jobs that involve dog care and training.  We are looking for people who are good with animals and can relate well to them.   Volunteers must also be willing to help with housekeeping or yard duties and must be prepared to do lots of snowshoveling!  Some staff will also help out in the office.

Our volunteers receive free room and board. Each person gets his or her own private or shared bedroom with heat and electricity. Bathrooms and a staff kitchen are separate but easy to access. Staff also have access to our laundry facility.   Transportation to town once a week for groceries is provided. Each staff member prepares his/her own meals in our fully-equiped staff kitchen.  A limited amount of WIFI is also available for email communication with family and friends.

Our employees and volunteers learn  some new skills such as learning to snowshoe, driving snowmobiles and sleds on tours and on training runs. Volunteers are automatically enrolled in our Husky School educational program.  Volunteers can learn a lot about northern husky sled dogs while they are  here.   The longer the stay the more you will learn.  The experience working with our huskies is the real highlight of this northern Arctic experience!

We work 6 days per week with one day off usually on Saturdays. On Saturdays staff alternate for a short visit to the dog kennels for feeding and a quick clean.  You can have a look at our work schedule posted on the VOLUNTEER page of our web site.

As we live in a natural environment we hire staff who are interested in spending time out in nature.  Because of the clientele that we serve we require staff members to be clean, neat and tidy in their personal appearance to meet our conservative company standards. We are a non-smoking/non-drinking and a drug-free establishment and our employees adhere to that policy. They must have no inappropriate or large tattoos, or unusual body piercings or unnatural/radical hair colours or stiles.

If you are adventurous, have a passion for dogs, love nature, enjoy being outside, have a happy attitude and are not afraid of hard work, this opportunity may be perfect for you. We will try to give you the absolute best Arctic experience in exchange for your helpful efforts!

We look forward to meeting you and having you join our big happy family in the Arctic! That includes all of our white furry family members.

To apply for this position please do the following:

1. Visit our web site and check out the Volunteer/Employment page.

2. E-mail us your resume, several recent pictures of yourself along with a letter of introduction to:

Note:  Do not apply unless you are sure that you can afford the flights to Inuvik.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Sep 6 2018    ID: 48168