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Current Vacancies

We are not currently hiring or taking applications for Northern Lights Guides or Skippers this season 2021/2022.

Dog Handler at Brevikeidet: Winter 2021/2022

We are looking for some more team members to join our satellite kennel at Brevikeidet. (Experience with sled dogs is an advantage but not essential).

We are looking for quick learners who are open to gaining new skills and can quickly take onboard our daily routines. You need to be cool under pressure and adaptable to change.

This winter position is open to people with or without experience. If you get ‘bitten by the bug’ and are interested in staying on for the summer we are always open to discuss this.

You will be working closely with the Kennel Manager, but also expected to undertake many of the daily routines alone once you are confident in the role.

Duration:

  • December 2021 to March/April 2022

You will need:

  • a good level of spoken english
  • be both independent and enjoy working in a team
  • have a hardworking and enthusiastic attitude
  • enjoy working outdoors

Added bonus if you have:

  • experience driving tractors/quad bikes/Troll wagons
  • carpentry/building skills
  • additional language skills
  • experience in animal care

What we can offer you:

  • this is a salaried role
  • full training into the daily routines of our dog sledding kennel, animal care and welfare
  • on-site accommodation (rent of 500kr per month)
  • 5 day working week
  • working outdoor clothes

Sorry but…

  • We cannot welcome any pet dogs to live on site at the kennel, (this is due to restrictions with staff accommodation)

Time frame and duration:

  • The Dog Handler role runs from now, (December) until the end of the winter season (March/April 2022). We welcome applications to join us as soon as possible.
  • Towards the end of the duration we can discuss the possibility of long term employment as a Dog Sledding Guide – Ongoing employment is not guaranteed, however you will receive a reference stating all training areas covered during your time with us.

What your experience may look like:

We will welcome you into our satellite kennel at Brevikeidet.

It may feel daunting when you realise how many furry faces you need to get to know. But once you begin to learn the names and personalities behind each husky you start to feel at home.

During the winter time our dogs run the tourist trips – exploring the valleys of Brevikeidet and taking people on the adventure of a lifetime.

Of course as well as the scenic views, fantastic furry work colleagues and being part of a close team, there is always a lot that goes on behind the scenes:

  • The dogs need to be fed twice a day, poo-picking is also done multiple times a day to keep the kennel clean.
  • Snow clearing is essential so vehicles can access the kennel and ensure our guests have a welcoming experience
  • Training will be given in claw clipping, grooming and health checks
  • You will assist with general maintenance in the kennel

We aim that by the end of your time with us, you will feel confident handling the dogs, recognising dog behaviour and body language, dog care and welfare as well as lots of experience of driving a dog sled.

This is a salaried role dependant upon experience. All new staff have a 2 week ‘trial period’ to ensure both you and we are happy. You will also receive holiday allowance and full health coverage under our company insurance. We can offer you staff accommodation at the kennel for a reduced rent of 500kr per month. (Food is not provided).

To apply please complete the form: Application Form (pdf version) or Application Form (docx version) and send to us brevik@arcticadventuretours.no

 

woman cuddling lead husky in dog sledding team in norway

Caro fixing a dog harness in the dark with a head lamp

woman driving quad bike in red hat

Our Kennels: Tisnes, Brevikeidet and Sollia/Tamok

As well as running our own kennel here at Tisnes, we also manage and part-own two other kennels outside of Tromsø. We oversee recruitment and manage staffing at all three kennels.

Tisnes – This is our ‘home kennel’ on Kvaløya where we run our day tours. We usually have between 70 and 90 huskies here all year round. There is plenty of staff accommodation on site, and a regular bus service into Tromsø (approximately 30 minute drive).

Brevikeidet – This kennel is a little further out of town. The Brevikeidet kennel land is shared with Tromsø Golf Club, nestled into the valley with views of the stunning Lyngen Alps and sandy beaches just a short walk away. Approximately a 45 minute drive from Tromsø, with good bus service. There are approximately 80 huskies here all year round. Staff accommodation is both on site and off site.

Tamok/Sollia, Kirkenes – Our most remote locations are found in our ‘summer kennel’ in Sollia, near Kirkenes, and then the ‘winter kennel’ at Camp Tamok in Tamokdalen. The dogs allocated to this kennel are transported from Sollia (their summer time hang out) to Tamok (our winter spot) just before the beginning of the winter season. All winter dog sledding tours are run from Camp Tamok. We house approximately 80 to 90 huskies at Sollia/Tamok. Typically the snow conditions and weather systems are more stable and you are almost guaranteed a crisp cold winter each year. Staff accommodation is on site at both Sollia and Tamok.

dog handler working with sled dogs at the kennel Tromso

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guide Andrea holding four small puppies

woman cuddling husky in snow

woman kissing small brown puppy

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