Each summer we hire new staff as housekeepers and servers, kitchen helpers, cooks, operations crew members, and naturalist guides.


All of our jobs are physically demanding and require long days. Staff generally average 45-60 hours/week (though may work less or more, as needed). A standard workweek is five days, with two consecutive days off through the majority of the summer. At the beginning and end of the season, you may work 7 days/week for 1-2 weeks as we train and prepare to welcome our first guests and then shut down for the long off-season. All staff must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs., stand and walk for long periods of time and on uneven foot trails, and independently traverse the one-mile, 500 vertical foot driveway from the park road to Camp Denali. Walking is our primary mode of transportation day in and day out. 


We request flexibility and willingness to help with a range of tasks of all our employees. Most first year and returning staff can expect to work at least two jobs throughout the summer; the ratio of work will be dependent upon experience and company needs. We’ll seek to discover what combination of roles will be best for you as part of our application and interview process.

Position-specific wage information is provided in each job description below. Pay is provided via direct deposit on a monthly basis, shortly after the first day of each month. In addition to hourly wages (and an average 1.5-2 hours of overtime pay each workday), employees receive a share of pooled tips (averaging approximately $500/month), a uniform stipend, free room and board for the duration of the summer season, and a travel stipend upon completion of a full contracted summer season.

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Executive Chef

At Camp Denali, we do not allow our backcountry location to put limitations on the quality of food we prepare. Camp Denali's food aesthetic is best described as rustic, slow, new American cuisine meant for a broad audience that highlights local Alaskan and onsite, greenhouse-grown ingredients. Our food is intended to nourish and delight.

We are looking for an Executive Chef who brings confident leadership to the work of creating a strong, high-functioning food service team. The kitchen is truly the heart of our community, and it is imperative that the Executive Chef sets the tone for it to be a positive and collaborative space. 

Dinner Cook

The Dinner Cook position is a food service leadership role that assists in the training and supervision of an Assistant Cook and Kitchen Helper, prepares dinner for guests and staff, participates in cleaning tasks, and is responsible for overall kitchen organization and cleanliness during the shift.

Breakfast Cook

The Breakfast Cook position is a food service leadership role that assists in the training and supervision of an Assistant Cook and Kitchen Helper, prepares breakfast for guests and staff, may prepare staff lunch and/or be responsible for other food preparation tasks, and is responsible for overall kitchen organization and cleanliness during the shift. The position can be combined with the position of dinner cook, depending on education, experience and company needs.

Assistant Cook

Our "AC" position is perfect for applicants who bring some kitchen experience combined with passion for working on a team that produces inspired food. The Assistant Cook is solely responsible for preparing and packing guest lunches, as well as providing essential support to the breakfast and dinner cooks for guest and staff meals. 

Kitchen Helper/Dishwasher

This is an entry level food service position which is responsible for assisting the breakfast cook in the preparation and plating of guest and staff breakfast, dishwashing, and a schedule of other kitchen organizational and cleaning duties. 

Operations Crew

This skilled and physically demanding position assists the Facilities Manager in maintaining our property. Members of the "Ops Crew" work individually or with a group of 2-5 others performing daily chores and specific projects related to maintenance of grounds, trails, buildings, vehicles, water and electrical systems, and more. Two or more years of experience in building trades, plumbing, mechanical or other operations-related work required.  


An ideal way for new staff to join our team and gain experience in Denali, this position includes a variety of housekeeping tasks and working as a server for guest breakfast and dinner. Housekeepers/Servers are the backbone of our organization and lay the groundwork for an exceptional guest stay. The importance of strong performance in this department truly cannot be overstated.

Naturalist Guide

The position of Naturalist Guide is a professional job, tasked with implementing the educational mission of Camp Denali. Our Naturalist Guides are teachers of experiential learning, experienced backcountry hiking guides, and trained drivers. Even though we operate our active learning program for just 14 weeks each summer, this position provides a career-building opportunity, not just a summer job. 

Megan Meyer, Personnel Manager
PO Box 67, Denali National Park, Alaska 99755
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