Kennicott Glacier Lodge

Take In the Great Outdoors of Alaska


Kennicott Glacier Lodge is looking for a few hard working, adventurous people to work with us in the Alaskan wilderness this summer. We are a 35 room tourist resort lodge located in the middle of the largest National Park in the USA. Kennicott near Wrangell St Elias


We are not a hunting or fishing lodge. Outdoor activities include glacier hiking, ice climbing, mountain hiking and biking, river rafting, historical tours, and flightseeing.

Our professional, service oriented staff have made us well known for great food, clean facilities, and friendly service. Many of our staff return each year, but we are looking for a few new people to join our team. This summer our season runs from May 23 - September 13, 2015.

Walking at Kennicott Glacier Lodge

Our Jobs

Lodging/Housekeeping, Food and Beverage, Maintenance, Front Desk, and Kitchen Staff

Dining Room Server

Room and Board

Room and board is provided to each employee at no cost. Staff housing is in two cabins with 4 bedrooms in each, and in a "bunkhouse" with 7 single rooms and 4 double rooms. Returning Staff have preference on the single rooms. The bunkhouse is a 5 minute walk from the main lodge. Bathrooms are shared with others. Linens and towels are provided. Meals are taken at the Lodge in our Staff dining room. Staff eats mostly the same foods as our Guests.

Employee Perks

All positions feature a monthly salary (based on an agreed number of work hours per day), free room and board, transportation from Anchorage to the lodge and return, a tip pool shared by all Staff, and an end-of-season performance bonus. Payday is monthly, on the 5th, for the previous month. Tip split is twice per month. Everybody works 5 days per week, so you have plenty of time to enjoy the area.

2014  Kennicott Staff

Getting Here and Getting Around

The Lodge is located 315 miles east of Anchorage, Alaska, and 100 miles out at the end of a gravel road in the middle of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. There is very little public transportation into Kennicott. If you fly into Alaska, you will end up in Anchorage. We will transport you to the Lodge. This may be by bus, van, small airplane, or a combination of modes, at our discretion. If you opt to drive to Alaska, please see our website for driving directions.

Map of Alaska

For Fun

A special benefit of working at Kennicott Glacier Lodge is that you will be living in one of the most spectacular mountain environments in the world. If you like outdoor activities, you will find lots to do here. Lodge activities include glacier hiking and ice climbing, mountain hiking and biking, river rafting, flight seeing, ghost town historic tours, photography, and more. The guided activities are available at little or no cost to KGL Staff. There are no stores, shopping malls, bowling alleys, or theaters (although we do have "Movie Night" in the Rec Hall) here at Kennicott. Surrounded by wilderness, and with 2 days per week off, many of our Staff take the opportunity to hike and camp on their time off. There are also some great flyout camping trips available in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.

Flightseeing and ice climbing

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining us for our 2015 summer season, please see our website for more info, job descriptions and our application. 

Mailing Address:
Kennicott Glacier Lodge
PO Box 240567
Anchorage, AK, 99524

Phone: 907-258-2350

A phone, Skype, or in person interview will be scheduled after we receive your completed application.

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Season: Summer

Housing: Private Room, Shared Cabin, and Shared Room

Staff Size: 30

Age Requirement: 18

Location: Alaska