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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East End Expeditor 

This staff member will manage the flow of supplies from the East End heading out to Camp Denali. The East End Expeditor will be present to receive weekly deliveries, as well as unpack, organize, and maintain the inventory system for goods stored at the East End Office and at Denali Air. Meeting pilots to load and unload planes for cargo runs will be a big part of the job. Another consistent body of work for this position will be to run local errands to the post office, Three Bears, and Napa Auto Parts, etc. 

Approximately 12 hours per week. 

The proposed schedule is: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 


East End Guest Service Support 

Assist guests as they pass through the East End Office on their way to and from Camp Denali. This staff member’s work schedule will align with our two “transport days” on Mondays and Fridays. This role will function as the host for our East End office–welcoming several waves of incoming and outgoing guests, tagging and organizing luggage, escorting guests across the street for their flights departing from/arriving to Denali Air. 

Approximately 20 hours per week. 

The proposed schedule is Mondays and Fridays from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. (flight delays could extend the workday). 

East End Office Cleaner 

Indoor work will include: sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, deep clean of bathrooms and kitchen, doing office laundry, cleaning windows, emptying garbage, sorting recycling, and watering plants. Outdoor work will include: sweeping porches, watering hanging baskets, cleaning windows, and washing the company mini van.

Approximately 6 hours per week. 

Ideally, cleaning days will be on Sundays and Thursdays, but we can be flexible with that (one weekend cleaning and one cleaning sometime between Tuesday – Thursday). 


Camp Denali guests often depart singing the praises of our bakers. We look for bakers who delight in exceeding the expectations of what is possible at a remote backcountry 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. 


Berry Tarts, photo and baking credit to Amelia Lohrenz

Photo and baking credit to Amelia Lohrenz

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, serve as conversation starters that brings people together at mealtime, and be remembered as highlights of their time in Alaska. 

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. 


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.

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.  

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