Alaska Jobs at Sheep Mountain Lodge
Join us this summer at the family owned Sheep Mountain Lodge!
We invite you to join us for the summer at our charming Alaska log lodge located along the scenic Glenn Highway between Palmer and Glennallen, Alaska. We are a family owned and operated tourist resort business; featuring clean, comfortable, private guest cabins and a full-service restaurant. We have a reputation for excellence in our field, welcoming Alaskans and tourists to our lodge with outstanding customer service. Your commitment to upholding this standard of excellence is required. Our guests come from all over the world and enjoy nearby hiking and mountain biking trails, bird watching, Dall Sheep viewing on the slopes behind the lodge, Matanuska River rafting, glacier hiking and just relaxing in a beautiful mountain setting.
Employment for our summer seasonal jobs runs from mid-May through mid-September. Applicants who are available for a full season of summer employment are given first preference (May 13 to Sept. 15). Those with commitments at a college or university in either late May or in September should still apply.
Here are the jobs we are hiring for the summer of 2015.
- Lodge-staff (3) – Waitstaff, Front Desk Clerk and Dishwasher all in one position.
- Evening Lodge Staff – Team Leader (1)
- Production Baker (1) – Make homemade baked goods in bulk.
- Breakfast Cook (1)
- Lodge Chef (1)
- Swing Cook (1) – We pay for your experience!
Apply today to join us for the 2015 summer.
Our Ideal Candidate
Employees who work out best here are hard-working, flexible, always find something to do without being directed, are responsible in their working hours and non-working hours, love the outdoors and can self-direct their own extra-curricular activities. Our ideal candidate will be open to learning on the job and after work hours about a new State and other cultures. Our ideal candidate will be a contributing "house-mate" in our shared co-ed living quarters by cleaning up after themselves and observing quiet hours.
Room and Board
Room and board packages are available to full-time lodge staff for $200 per month. The room and board rate includes all meals 7-days per week, staff enjoy packing dry food and fresh fruit from our pantry for their weekend adventures. Lodge staff can prepare their own meals or eat staff meals occasionally prepared by the Lodge chef. Employee housing is two to a room in our Hillside House (new in 2004) which has a common area, shower, microwave, refrigerator, washer/dryer, TV w/DVD and local telephone line. Staff may bring their own laptop computers and subscribe to local ISP for internet connections at additional cost.
We pay a competitive hourly wage or monthly salary depending on position and experience; our staff work a maximum of 48 hours per week, and minimum 35 hours/week, 2 days off per week. We offer all employees a regular 2-day off per week work schedule. Gratuities are shared among all staff.
We are Alaskan owned and operated. Dollars earned in this business help support other Alaskan businesses and non-profit organizations. We offer on the job training for all positions, this is a summer work experience you can use to build your experience regardless of your field of interest.
Getting Here and Getting Around
Upon arrival in Anchorage, employees can catch a ride with a the Lodge owners (if they are in town) or take a bus from Downtown Anchorage (Interior Alaska Bus-Lines) for $40, a 2.5 hour drive that is scheduled for Sunday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.
The lodge is located 60 miles from the closest community. This can be challenging for some but a welcome and memorable remote experience for most.
During non-working hours, our staff enjoy hiking the local trails, camping, campfires, music, and nearby guided activities (15 minute drive) that include river-rafting, glacier-hiking and new in 2012, the Nitro zipline.
As a summer staff member, we invite you to work hard with us for the summer while enjoying the team-oriented atmosphere, natural setting, and local recreational opportunities. At Sheep Mountain your co-workers are also your housemates and friends. Staff members must have the ability to entertain themselves with the nearby natural attractions (hiking, biking, rafting) or other self-directed activities (reading, writing, playing music, etc).
How to Apply
On-line applications are being accepted now. Be sure to provide all items requested or your application will not be considered.
Thanks for your interest in Sheep Mountain Lodge!