Jobs

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. 

 

The nature of our fly-in operation requires flexibility and versatility from every staff member. 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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Dinner Cook

Camp Denali is committed to serving wholesome and flavorful food, expertly presented, and prepared using the highest quality local and organic ingredients. We are proud to say that 100% of the meat, poultry, eggs, and seafood served in our dining room are Alaska-grown. Our onsite greenhouse and raised beds are the source of our very own organic produce.

The Dinner Cook prepares from-scratch meals that delight guests and staff alike. The dinners you present will make people feel nourished and cared for, be memorable highlights of their time in Alaska, and serve as conversation starters that bring people together at mealtime. 

Baker 

At Camp Denali, guests and staff alike sing the praises of our bakers. We look for bakers who delight in exceeding the expectations of what is possible at a remote wilderness lodge.

The baker is responsible for producing all baked goods for approximately 30 guests and 30 staff. These items include breakfast pastries and sweet breads, lunch sandwich breads, dinner rolls and breads (e.g. focaccia, sourdough baguettes, challah), cookies and bars, dinner desserts and sauces (e.g. panna cotta, fruit tarts, cakes, galettes, souffles). 

Bakers typically start the workday between 4 - 5 a.m. 

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.

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. 

Naturalist Guide

Naturalist Guides lead guests into the trail-less backcountry of Denali National Park and customize those outings to deliver the educational mission of Camp Denali in a compelling and personalized manner. Our Naturalist Guides are teachers of experiential learning, experienced backcountry hiking guides, and trained drivers.

All Naturalist Guides bring a solid background in the natural sciences, but that is merely a foundation for this position. The individuals who gravitate to this role are lifelong learners who bring endless curiousity and a deep commitment to becoming an expert on Denali National Park's six million acres. Our Naturalist Guides spend the short summer season geeking out about routefinding, geology, bird migrations, wildflower identification, and so much more!

Housekeeper/Server 

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.

Ops Crew & Skilled Ops 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.  

Ops Crew members bring a range of skills, experience, and expertise. We denote individuals who bring past professional experience in the trades as Skilled Ops Crew members and they are compensated at a higher hourly rate. 

East End Host & Expeditor

This staff member will provide support at the East End of Denali National Park. This role functions as the host for our East End office–welcoming  incoming and outgoing guests, tagging and organizing luggage, and escorting guests across the street for their flights departing from Denali Air. When guests are not present, this staff member manages the flow of all supplies, gear, and food headed to Camp Denali. This person will receive weekly deliveries, as well as unpack, organize, and maintain the inventory system for goods stored at the East End Office. Meeting pilots to load and unload planes for cargo runs will be a big part of the job. 

 

 

Megan Meyer, Personnel Manager
PO Box 67, Denali National Park, Alaska 99755
907-683-2290   jobs@campdenali.com
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