Jobs at Green Dog Svalbard

Arctic Dog Handler

Green Dog Svalbard has a permanent staff of 14 people. Employees usually stay for 1-2 years or more. While working for us, we offer you a place to stay close to the kennel. All of our employees are sharing the workpload. The daily work routine consists of dog handling, picking up water, to recieve and launch trips, practical tasks at the kennel and if needed, assisting a guide.

It can be physically hard and the winter darkness can also be a mental challenge. But you also get the chance to live and work in the High Arctic nature together with 275 dogs and your international colleagues – you will meet many exciting people from all over the world and you will have some fantastic nature experiences!

Green Dog is mainly looking for handlers with the following qualifications:
  • Preferably previous work experience within agriculture.
  • a professional, loyal and committed attitude.
  • Longterm employment. Minimum a year.
  • Social, happy, mentally stable.
  • You like working with animals and people.
  • Good English skills.
  • Experience from outdoorlife.
  • Experience from winter acticities.
  • Any craftman skills are welcomed.
  • Driving license for car and trailer is a must, and we expect you to be a responsible and experienced driver. Trailer driving license is given priority.

We prefer employees with life experience and we have an average age of 30 years among our employees.

“Partyguides” have no interest, only serious people who thrive in nature and likes animals.

We expect you to bring your own equipment, such as:
  • GPS
  • Headlamp
  • Boots for winter
  • Hikingboots for summer
  • spikes
  • Multitool (Leatherman)
  • Compass etc.

If you wish to apply for work, make sure to upload all the documents we are asking for. We need a photo, an application, a CV and at least two references from former employers, including email/phonenumber contact details. We only reply to serious applications.

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Fantastic Nature Experiences

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Passer for alle
Passer for de fleste
Passer for de med normalt god form
Passer for de med over gjennomsnittet god form
Denne aktivitet krever veldig god fysisk form


  • Ved avbestilling inntil 22 dager før aktivitet full refusjon.
  • Ved avbestilling 21-8 dager før aktivitet 50 % refusjon.
  • 7 – 0 dager før aktivitet regnes for en ”no show” og berettiger derfor ikke til refusjon.
  • Har man en reiseforsikring kan man søke forsikringsselskapet om refusjon mot legeerklæring.
  • Velger Green Dog å kansellere en tur, får du full refusjon!

Difficulty Levels


Suitable for everyone


Suitable for most people


Suitable for those in normal good shape


Suitable for those in good shape


This activity requires very good physical shape


  • If cancelled 22 days or more prior to departure 100 % refund.
  • If cancelled 22-7 days prior to departure 50 % refund.
  • Cancellation less than 7 days prior to departure is a ”no show” and does not qualify for any refund.
  • You may apply to your insurance company for a refund if you provide a medical certificate.
  • If Green Dog Svalbard decides to cancel a trip due to weather conditions or any other reasons, you will receive a full refund!


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