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Natural History Guides, Shuttle Drivers, Hospitality, Chefs, Kitchen Staff, Front Desk/Office, Boat Captains, Maintenance and Mechanics, and Management.  All of our positions value and promote a team oriented concept. We employ our seasonal workforce from Mid May until Mid September. 

 

  • Dinner Cook

    Hospitality
    Kenai Riverside Lodge (KRL)

    This position will work alongside the Kenai Riverside Lodge Chef in preparing and presenting 2 hearty, delicious 4-course meals each night for guests.

    They will also support the chef in preparing daily staff dinner and occasional salmon bake lunches for special groups. Must have experience in food preparation and sanitation procedures.

    Employment begins early May and ends mid September.

    Essential Requirements for Cooking Positions:

    • Cheerful and enthusiastic attitude during long days with changing logistics.
    • Knowledge of dietary restrictions, especially allergens.
    • Must be able to manage timing to deliver all courses of dinner on time every time. 
    • Food safety knowledge and certifications are required.
    • Great teamwork ethic, cooperative, positive attitude, and flexibility required.
    • Ability to live and work in a communal, camp-like atmosphere.

    Pay is DOE.

  • Shuttle Driver

    Alaska Adventures and Basecamp
    Kenai Riverside Lodge (KRL)
    unknown / hour + tips

    Our drivers are often the first impression a guest has of our company so we prefer applicants who are genuinely welcoming and have an innate desire to share natural history and interpretive information while safely navigating the roadways and providing exceptional guest service.

    This position is a great way to build skills and make the jump to guiding. When you aren’t picking up rafting or fishing shuttles or driving guests to and from the airport you will assist with maintenance, landscaping, and other camp projects so strong preference is given to applicants with skills they can apply when they are out from behind the wheel.

    Likewise, experience driving with trailers, buses or a Class “C” CDL is a plus. Pay is DOE.

    ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

    • Exceptional guest service and ability to problem solve.
    • Flexibility and accuracy in dealing with complicated logistics and scheduling.
    • Cheerful and enthusiastic attitude, punctuality, dependability.
    • Ability to work both independently and within a team structure.
    • Willingness to learn and share the natural and cultural history of the area. 
    • Neat and clean appearance.
    • Ability to live and work in a communal, camp-like atmosphere. 
    • Independently loading heavy and awkward items like luggage, coolers or boxes weighing 50 lbs. or more and safely participating in group lifts of rafts and motors that can weigh more than 400 lbs. are regular and essential duties of this position.

     

    PREFERENCE GIVEN TO APPLICANTS WHO POSSESS:

    • Experience driving large vehicles, 15-passenger vans or CDL passenger vehicles. Experience trailering boats or heavy loads. 
    • Class "C" Commercial Driver's License with Passenger Endorsement or equivalent.
    • Ability to obtain a Class "C" CDL with Passenger Endorsement during training.
    • Ability to pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen and participate in a random drug and alcohol screening program as required by the DOT.
    • Demonstrable interpretive experience. 
    • Mechanical, construction, landscaping, or other complementary skills.
    • Advanced medical certifications.

     

    CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

    • CPR and First Aid
  • Hospitality Staffer

    Hospitality
    Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge (KFGL), Kenai Riverside Lodge (KRL), and Skilak Lake (KBL)

    Hospitality staff makes life at camp welcoming and enjoyable for guests and staff. Whether they are helping in the kitchen, doing laundry, tending bar, washing dishes, or housekeeping, we expect all staff to be organized, personable, punctual, and genuinely willing to help.

    ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

    • Exceptional guest service and ability to problem solve.
    • Cheerful and enthusiastic attitude, punctuality, dependability.
    • Ability to work both independently and within a team structure to accomplish a variety of tasking.
    • Willingness to learn and share the natural and cultural history of the area. 
    • Neat and clean appearance.
    • Ability to live and work in a communal, camp-like atmosphere. 
    • Independently lifting and loading heavy and awkward items like luggage, coolers or boxes weighing 35 lbs. or more are regular and essential duties of this position.


    CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

    • CPR and First Aid

  • Natural History Raft Guide

    Kenai Riverside Lodge (KRL)

    Our raft guides share accurate and engaging natural and cultural history during scenic floats on the Kenai River. We prefer applicants who are genuinely welcoming and have an innate desire to share natural history and interpretive information while safely navigating the river and providing exceptional guest service.

    This position is a great way to build your interpretive knowledge of Alaska, boreal forests, and glacial river systems. When you aren’t rowing guests down the river, you will help pick up rafting or fishing shuttles and assist with maintenance, landscaping and other camp projects so strong preference is given to applicants with skills they can apply when they are out from behind the oars.

    ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

    1. Exceptional guest service and ability to problem solve.

    2. Flexibility and accuracy in dealing with complicated logistics and scheduling.

    3. Cheerful and enthusiastic attitude, punctuality, dependability.

    4. Ability to work both independently and within a team structure.

    5. Innate curiosity and willingness to learn and share the natural and cultural history of the area. 

    6. Neat and clean appearance.

    7. Ability to live and work in a communal, camp-like atmosphere.

    8. Successful completion of AWA raft training.

    9. Ability to pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen and participate in a random drug screening program as required by Alaska State Parks and the United States Coast Guard.

    10. Independently loading heavy and awkward items like luggage, coolers or boxes weighing 50 lbs. or more and safely participating in group lifts of rafts and motors that can weigh more than 400 lbs. are regular and essential duties of this position.

    PREFERENCE GIVEN TO APPLICANTS WHO POSSESS:

    • Prior whitewater rafting experience.
    • Demonstrable interpretive experience, especially in Alaska.
    • Experience driving large vehicles, 15-passenger vans or CDL passenger vehicles. Experience trailering boats or heavy loads.
    • A Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (restricted to the waters of the Kenai River) or greater Merchant Mariner Credential
    • Ability to obtain an OUPV MMC prior to the season start.
    • A Wilderness First Responder or greater certification. 

    CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

    1. Wilderness First Aid

  • Boathouse Manager

    Kenai Riverside Lodge (KRL)

    The position involves:

    • A leadership role in daily planning and staff morning meetings. – Collaboratively creating and administering the day to day “master plan” with support from the KRL management team.
    • Boathouse Staff Scheduling - Managing/balancing scheduling to maximize business success, keeping staff happy, energized, and motivated.  Includes utilizing GSuite applications to manage “day at a glance” and 14-day outlook with other department managers.  
    • Staff Supervision - Direct supervision of raft guides including mid-season and end of season evaluations.
    • Training - Leadership role in river guide training course with a focus on safety protocols and procedures, environmental standards and education regarding best practices. Following up throughout the season to improve performance and practices of guides.
    • Payroll – Tracking raft guide days/hours worked, and submitting payroll to the Cooper Landing Operations Manager.
    • Raft and vehicle management, maintenance and scheduling with support from the Cooper landing Operations Manager.
    • Safely operating motor vehicles while towing trailers.
    • Guest service, including: luggage handling, general orientation of guests, misc. shuttles, etc.
    • Arrival on-site and start date to align with opening activities including participating in planning and preparation for the opening of facilities, the arrival of staff, early-season projects, and Boathouse logistics.
    • End date to align with closing activities including raft maintenance, breakdown, and storage; organization and inventory of equipment; developing an off-season purchase plan; closedown of facilities. 

How to Apply

If you are interested in working with Alaska Wildland Adventures this summer, please first visit http://www.alaskawildland.com/employment to get a perspective on the different jobs available.

Once you have determined that this is what you're looking for, please follow the How to Apply section that will prompt you to email your interest, along with a cover letter and resume to the hiring coordinator. Once reviewed, an online application will be sent to you. Any questions regarding the application process can be directed to summerjobs@alaska-wildland.com.  We look forward to hearing from you!


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