PAT's main office is located in Anchorage, Alaska. All employees hired for a position based in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Seward are required to acquire housing in or near the city and must have transportation to and from the office. Roles involving travel include: Tour Director, Tour Motorcoach Driver and Onboard Rail positions.
Any employee looking for roommates can ask to be put into contact with other PAT employees based in the same location. If you know where to look housing can be easy to find and affordable, with rent starting at $700 per month, depending on your necessities and location. The following websites provide information on housing options that may be helpful:
Out-of-state employees are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from Alaska. Anchorage and Fairbanks can be navigated relatively easily. Public transportation is available throughout each city. Seward is a smaller town and much of it can be covered by foot, bicycle and public transportation.
Our employees based in Anchorage have found that bicycling is an effective means of transportation if you do not have a car. Anchorage has an extensive bike trail system that can get you anywhere in the city. Grocery stores, malls, and post offices are all easily accessible by public transportation and bike trails. For more information about transportation in the Anchorage area, we recommend visiting the following websites:
What to Pack...
For Work: If hired, your supervisor will advise you of your uniform requirements. For some positions, PAT will issue shirts, a vest and jacket as part of the uniform.
For Play: Casual clothes that can be layered to adjust to the changing climate are highly advised. A light jacket, umbrella and hat are recommended in the event unpredictable weather arises. If you want to get out and enjoy Alaska, be sure to bring your adventure gear, as we Alaskans can experience all four seasons in one day. We suggest bringing the following: camera, binoculars, hiking boots, rain gear, baseball cap or visor, sunglasses.
For the Adventurer: If you plan on taking advantage of the great outdoors, you may want to bring hiking boots, rain gear, backpack, tent, thermarest/camping pad, and a bicycle.
Average Summer Temps
(Jun - Aug * In degrees F)