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Denali Cabins welcomes guests for the 2023 season from May 20 - September 20.

Denali Backcountry Lodge welcomes guests for the 2023 season from June 4 - September 10.

Explore our current job openings below and click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application! 

  • Barista

    Denali Cabins
    $13.00 / hour

    Safety, anticipating guest needs, honoring our surroundings and bringing your best every day are the core values we live by in order to provide dynamic guest service at the Denali Cabins. As the Barista, you will present a courteous and positive guest service attitude. You will be responsible for making exceptional, high quality beverages to include a variety of coffee drinks and smoothies. You will also be responsible for preparing food items, cash handling and monitoring food quality and sanitary conditions. You will have a range of duties in order to assist the wait staff including:

    • Sanitize work areas during shift and before the next shift
    • Ensure all equipment is clean
    • Follow and complete prep list each day
    • Use standard recipes and presentations
    • Prepare prep list for following shift

    Apply Now!

    *We accept applicants through the J1 program. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept H2B visas at this time.

  • Bartender

    Denali Cabins
    $12.00 / hour

    Safety, anticipating guest needs, honoring our surroundings and bringing your best every day are the core values we live by in order to provide dynamic guest service at the Denali Cabins. As the Bartender, you will be responsible for all bar operations and provide excellent guest service. You will have a range of duties in order to assist team members including:

    • Execute bar setup and closing procedures
    • Conduct proper alcohol serving procedures
    • Ensure the proper handling of food according to health codes
    • Close and balance assigned till, account for food and alcohol served

    Apply Now!

    *We accept applicants through the J1 program. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept H2B visas at this time.

  • Line Cook

    Denali Cabins
    $16.00 - $18.00 / hour

    Safety, anticipating guest needs, honoring our surroundings and bringing your best every day are the core values we live by in order to provide dynamic guest service at the Denali Cabins. As Cook I, you will prepare menu items for dining room service while working efficiently with standardized recipes and presentations.

    • Take directions from Chef
    • Provide excellent service to both guests and team members
    • Ensure all guests’ special needs are met, including dietary restrictions
    • Estimate food consumption and purchases or requisitions food and kitchen supplies
    • Ensure efficiency and timely food production and safety
    • Participate in the provisioning of the island to include loading and unloading of supply vessels, conducting inventories and properly and safely storing items

    Cook I Apply Now!

    Cook II Apply Now!

    *We accept applicants through the J1 program. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept H2B visas at this time.

  • Dishwasher

    Denali Cabins
    $13.00 / hour

    Safety, anticipating guest needs, honoring our surroundings and bringing your best every day are the core values we live by in order to provide dynamic guest service at the Denali Cabins. As a Dishwasher, you will provide fellow co-workers with assistance in the kitchen as needed and follow all sanitary and health-related protocols. You will have a range of duties and responsibilities such as:

    • Operate the industrial dishwasher
    • Wash glassware and other implements by hand when necessary
    • Empty and clean all trash receptacles
    • Stock supplies in serving stations or storage
    • Empty and clean all garbage receptacles
    • Follow sanitation policies at all times
    • Provide assistance to prep cook and other kitchen staff as necessary, especially at peak hours

    Apply Now!

    *We accept applicants through the J1 program. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept H2B visas at this time.

  • Front Desk Agent

    Denali Cabins
    $14.00 / hour

    Safety, anticipating guest needs, honoring our surroundings and bringing your best every day are the core values we live by in order to provide dynamic guest service at the Denali Cabins. As a Front Desk Agent, you will be responsible for registering guests, maintaining accurate room inventories, creating guest reservations and taking sales calls. You will have a range of duties and responsibilities to include:

    • Greet and register guests while maintaining accurate room inventories
    • Answer any guest inquiries related to lodging or local attractions
    • Sell Denali vendor products
    • Interact daily with guests and visitors in a positive demeanor

    Apply Now!

    *We accept applicants through the J1 program. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept H2B visas at this time.

  • Logistics Coordinator

    Denali Cabins
    $15.00 / hour

    The Logistics Expediter position facilitates transport of goods and guests in and around the Denali Park area. The Logistics Expediter organizes and maintains logistics space and bus manifests. The Logistics Expediter ensures that all passengers and supplies are loaded on the buses as required and reconciles any difference encountered.

    • Works with guests to ensure satisfaction in such areas as quality, service, and problem resolution
    • Drives a van, minibus, lightweight truck, or cube van to transport passengers and goods to and from Denali Backcountry Lodge, Denali Cabins, Denali train depot, McKinley Village, Denali Visitors’ Center, and other properties as assigned
    • Delivery, loading, and unloading of luggage, products, supplies, equipment, and trash
    • Stock snacks, sodas, coffee, etc. to be consumed in route to destination
    • Assist disabled passengers into and out of vehicles
    • Assist continental breakfast attendant as needed between bus departures
    • Organize turn-around of Denali Backcountry Lodge bus when necessary
    • Organize and maintain logistics space, including logistics storage, walk-in cooler, and logistics ramp / deck
    • Assist other departments as needed to facilitate a smooth operation to maximize the guest visits and satisfaction
    • Answer inquiries pertaining to organizations services, shopping, dining, tourism, entertainment, and providing travel directions for the area

    Apply Now!

    *We accept applicants through the J1 program. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept H2B visas at this time.

  • Restaurant Floor Supervisor

    Denali Cabins
    $17.00 / hour

    Safety, anticipating guest needs, honoring our surroundings and bringing your best every day are the core values we live by in order to provide dynamic guest service at the Denali Cabins. As Restaurant Floor Supervisor, you will supervise the dining area and bar employees to ensure excellent guest service and enhance the dining experience for all guests.

    Apply Now!

    *We accept applicants through the J1 program. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept H2B visas at this time.

  • Room Attendant

    Denali Cabins
    $13.00 / hour

    Safety, anticipating guest needs, honoring our surroundings and bringing your best every day are the core values we live by in order to provide dynamic guest service at the Denali Cabins. As a Room Attendant, you will provide comfort to our guests by ensuring that guest rooms and public areas are clean and inviting. You will work with Team members within your department and others to complete the following tasks:

    • Clean all rooms and other areas assigned to you
    • Respond quickly to guest requests with accommodations that may enhance their experiences with the lodge
    • Ensure privacy and confidentiality for lodge guests
    • Address questions and concerns and report identified maintenance issues to supervisor

    Apply Now!

    *We accept applicants through the J1 program. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept H2B visas at this time.

  • Room Inspector

    Denali Cabins
    $14.00 / hour

    Safety, anticipating guest needs, honoring our surroundings and bringing your best every day are the core values we live by in order to provide dynamic guest service at the Denali Cabins. As a Room Inspector you will provide comfort to our guests by ensuring that guest rooms and public areas are clean and inviting. You will work with Team members within your department and others to complete the following tasks:

    • Clean all rooms and other areas assigned to you
    • Respond quickly to guest requests with accommodations that may enhance their experiences with the lodge
    • Ensure privacy and confidentiality for lodge guests
    • Address questions and concerns and report identified maintenance issues to supervisor

    Apply Now!

    *We accept applicants through the J1 program. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept H2B visas at this time.

  • Server

    Denali Cabins
    $11.00 / hour

    Safety, anticipating guest needs, honoring our surroundings and bringing your best every day are the core values we live by in order to provide dynamic guest service at the Denali Cabins. As a Server, you will provide excellent guest service to dining guests at all times. You will have a range of duties in order to assist team members including:

    • Set up wait stations for the shift
    • Set up the kitchen service areas for the shift
    • Knowledge and understanding of the daily specials
    • Ensure the proper handling of food according to health codes

    Apply Now!

    *We accept applicants through the J1 program. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept H2B visas at this time.

  • Baker

    Denali Backcountry Lodge
    $19.00 / hour

    This is a remote, fly-in position located in Denali National Park. Due to this, all positions at DBL require assisting in other departments.

    Safety, anticipating guest needs, honoring our surroundings and bringing your best every day are the core values we live by in order to provide dynamic guest service at the Denali Backcountry Lodge. As a Baker, you will be responsible for preparing a wide variety of breads, rolls, pastries and other baked goods. You will work independently for extended periods throughout the day, but will also require you to be flexible and to work as a part of the kitchen staff in order to meet production deadlines and food quality guidelines.  You will have a range of duties and responsibilities such as:

    • Baking large quantities of goods
    • Maintaining standards of safety and sanitation
    • Supervise employees and/or other helpers in the preparation of baked goods
    • Read and follow recipes

    Apply Now!

  • Cook

    Denali Backcountry Lodge
    $18.00 / hour

    This is a remote, fly-in position located in Denali National Park.

    Safety, anticipating guest needs, honoring our surroundings and bringing your best every day are the core values we live by in order to provide dynamic guest service at the Denali Backcountry Lodge. As the Cook II, you will prepare menu items for dining room service while working efficiently with standardized recipes and presentations.

    • Take directions from Chef
    • Provide excellent service to both guests and team members
    • Ensure all guests’ special needs are met, including dietary restrictions
    • Estimate food consumption and purchases or requisitions food and kitchen supplies
    • Ensure efficiency and timely food production and safety
    • Participate in the provisioning of the island to include loading and unloading of supply vessels, conducting inventories and properly and safely storing items

    Apply Now!

  • Massage Therapist

    Denali Backcountry Lodge
    $15.00 / hour + tips

    This is a remote, fly-in position located in Denali National Park. Due to this, all positions at DBL require assisting in other departments.

    Safety, anticipating guest needs, honoring our surroundings and bringing your best every day are the core values we live by in order to provide dynamic guest service at the Denali Backcountry Lodge. As a Massage Therapist, you will plan, coordinate and accomplish a variety of activities for the Lodge guests. You will have a range of duties and responsibilities to include:

    • Plan, coordinate and execute activities daily such as exercise sessions, dances, and classes
    • Provide professional spa massage and body treatments to Lodge guests
    • Organize and supervise activity volunteers
    • Inventory and maintain massage supplies and equipment
    • Actively promote spa treatments, services and retail

    Apply Now!

  • Naturalist

    Denali Backcountry Lodge
    $18.00 / hour

    This is a remote, fly-in position located in Denali National Park. Due to this, all positions at DBL require assisting in other departments.

    Safety, anticipating guest needs, honoring our surroundings and bringing your best every day are the core values we live by in order to provide dynamic guest service at the Denali Backcountry Lodge. Naturalists at the Denali Backcountry Lodge lead hikes through Kantishna, the backcountry of Denali National Park. As a Naturalist, you will conduct guest activities and provide accurate and enthusiastic interpretations of the natural and cultural history relate to Denali National Park. You will have a range of duties and responsibilities to include:

    • Provide natural and cultural history information to Lodge guests; hikes vary from casual, moderate and challenging
    • Transport guests to trailheads on private and National Park Service lands
    • Develop and present educational programs
    • Maintain fishing gear and waders and sell fishing licenses to guests

    Apply Now!

  • Sous Chef*

    Denali Backcountry Lodge
    $21.00 / hour

    This is a remote, fly-in position located in Denali National Park. Due to this, all positions at DBL require assisting in other departments.

    Safety, anticipating guest needs, honoring our surroundings and bringing your best every day are the core values we live by in order to provide dynamic guest service at the Denali Backcountry Lodge. As Sous Chef, you will oversee and participate in the preparation of menu items for dining room services. You will instruct line cooks and prep cooks in their duties. You will assist with presentation development, maintaining budgeted food and labor costs. You will have a range of duties in order to assist team members including:

    • Oversee staff, ensuring productivity and safety
    • Perform weekly inventory and order items as needed
    • Develop daily specials
    • Ensure proper use and handling of food and equipment

    Apply Now!

  • Maintenance Tech*

    Denali Backcountry Lodge
    $20.00 / hour

    This is a remote, fly-in position located in Denali National Park. Due to this, all positions at DBL require assisting in other departments.

    Safety, anticipating guest needs, honoring our surroundings and bringing your best every day are the core values we live by in order to provide dynamic guest service at the Denali Backcountry Lodge. As the Maintenance Technician, you will be responsible for the daily maintenance and repair of lodge property and equipment while maintaining a safe environment for guests and team members. You will assist in the following duties:  

    • Respond to maintenance requests
    • Communicate daily with Front Desk and Housekeeping team members to respond to immediate needs
    • Ensure grounds and landscaping are well kept at all times
    • Perform standard daily lodge usage and safety checks

    Apply Now!

  • Food & Beverage Manager

    Denali Backcountry Lodge
    $25.00 / hour

    This is a remote, fly-in position located in Denali National Park. Due to this, all positions at DBL require assisting in other departments.

    Safety, anticipating guest needs, honoring our surroundings and bringing your best every day are the core values we live by in order to provide dynamic guest service at the Denali Backcountry Lodge. As the Food and Beverage Manager, you will be responsible for all food and beverage services at the lodge. You will plan and implement menus and budgets. You will oversee the hiring, training and supervision of all food and beverage staff. You will have a range of duties in order to assist team members including:

    • Assist upper level management in operations, with focus on Food & Beverage
    • Provide direction, training and development of Food & Beverage staff
    • Participate in menu design and set menu pricing with input from the Kitchen Manager and management
    • Responsible for the implementation, maintenance and training for ServSafe (food safety) and TAPs (alcohol management) policies

    Apply Now!

  • Assistant General Manager

    Denali Backcountry Lodge

    This is a remote, fly-in position located in Denali National Park. Due to this, all positions at DBL require assisting in other departments.

    Responsible for assisting the General Manager of the lodge with management and daily operation of all the Denali Backcountry Lodge facilities, including efficient operation of housekeeping, accounting and cash control, food and beverage operations, gift shop operations, and proper maintenance of the buildings. Responsible for scheduling, training, coaching and disciplining the guest service agents, GSA supervisor and submitting time sheets weekly. Responsible for safe and efficient food and beverage operations; selection, hiring and training of all food and beverage department personnel and labor cost control, and producing a consistently high quality dining experience according to lodge standards. Attend staff meetings, safety briefings daily

     

    • Provide excellent guest service to guests and other team members
    • Make sound judgments and anticipate issues and opportunities
    • Handle comments, complaints and concerns with a high level of efficiency and in the best interest of the guest
    • Work closely with all other departments to ensure overall guest satisfaction
    • Greet arriving/departing guests in a professional and pleasant manner
    • Be knowledgeable of daily functions or activities occurring at the Lodge and in area in order to answer guests’ questions
    • In conjunction with the General Manager responsible for the overall management and operation of all Fox Island facilities, including but not limited to:
    • Ensuring the safety and security of all guests and employees while on Fox Island
    • Meeting or exceeding industry and Company standards of guest service and product quality
    • Ensuring facilities meet or exceed legal, industry and Company standards for cleanliness and maintenance of facilities, such as: daily, weekly and ongoing maintenance and cleaning in and around facilities compliance with DEC regulations relating to cleaning and sanitizing guidelines for kitchen, dining room and food storage areas, such as refrigerator, freezer and cooler space
    • Developing and coordinating regularly scheduled safety meetings and drills.
    • Maintaining adequate daily and ongoing inventory of all lodging supplies, food and dry goods.
    • Coordinating and managing duties associated with start-up and shut down of Fox Island facilities.

    Apply Now!

  • Executive Chef

    Denali Backcountry Lodge
    $1,269.00 / week + tips

    This is a remote, fly-in position located in Denali National Park. Due to this, all positions at DBL require assisting in other departments.

    The Executive Chef coordinates activities and directs training of Sous Chefs, Line Cooks and other kitchen staff who engage in preparing and cooking food to ensure an efficient and profitable food service.
     

    • Oversee preparations for the seasonal opening and closing of the Lodge’s kitchens
    • Develop, implement and maintain standards for nutrition, sanitation and food preparation standards for the kitchens
    • Oversee training programs for the Lodge’s kitchen staff are developed, maintained and regularly practiced with an emphasis on safety, product quality, food production and cleanliness
    • Oversee warehouse ordering, requisitions, stocking and receiving
    • Maintain reporting and inventory system 
    • Process, code, and organize all food invoices for monthly tracking
    • Estimate food consumption and determine food costs and relevant pricing
    • Create, develop and analyze recipes for special dishes
    • Purchase or requisition food and kitchen supplies
    • Perform other duties as appropriate and as assigned

    Apply Now!

  • Food & Beverage Manager*

    Denali Cabins
    $25.00 / hour

    Safety, anticipating guest needs, honoring our surroundings and bringing your best every day are the core values we live by in order to provide dynamic guest service at the Denali Cabins. As the Food and Beverage Manager, you will be responsible for all food and beverage services at the lodge. You will plan and implement menus and budgets. You will oversee the hiring, training and supervision of all food and beverage staff. You will have a range of duties in order to assist the wait staff including:

    • Assist upper level management in operations, with focus on Food & Beverage
    • Provide direction, training and development of Food & Beverage staff
    • Participate in menu design and set menu pricing with input from the Kitchen Manager and management
    • Responsible for the implementation, maintenance and training for ServSafe (food safety) and TAPs (alcohol management) policies

    WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

    • Commitment to delivering exceptional guest service
    • Thrives in a fast-paced and high energy work environment
    • Inspiring leadership and motivational attitude
    • Must be 21 years or older
    • Minimum of three years’ senior level experience in similar-sized operation
    • Post-secondary education in hospitality or a related field viewed advantageous
    • Must possess ServeSafe Food Protection Manager Certification

    Apply Now!

  • Rooms Division Manager

    Denali Cabins
    $27.00 / hour

    Maintain daily operations of the Front Desk, Guest Services, Housekeeping, Janitorial and Laundry departments, including work plans, staff training and scheduling. Ensure the best guest service is provided to all guests from all departments within the property. As the Front Desk is the central communication for the Lodge, assisting with the coordination of all Lodge departments to ensure high level of guest service is an essential function.

    • Document training programs, schedules, daily procedures and work plans, safety and security standards and Customer Service involvement for the Front Desk, Guest Services, Housekeeping, Janitorial and Laundry departments
    • Attend and hold department manager meetings
    • Maximize staffing, hour, and wage levels for Front of House departments
    • Review gaps and position openings; work with managers to fill positions as needed
    • Assist and develop annual budget and action plans
    • Audit employee timesheets for payroll purposes and control overtime
    • Monitor employee issues, administering company disciplinary procedures as necessary
    • Knowledge of management principles within the hotel and restaurant business, including service standards, accounting practices, and cost control practices
    • Knowledge of the tourism business in Alaska, including state government, industry organizations, and large private industry influences
    • Ability to make decisions, solve problems and exercise good judgment; ability to work under pressure and prioritize workload
    • Strong communication skills, both written and oral, with an emphasis on the presentation of material in a meaningful manner to the ultimate decision makers
    • Working knowledge of maintenance and safety standards and requirements in the hotel industry
    • Must be able to push, pull, carry, and lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds with regular frequency, and greater weights with occasional frequency
    • 5 years’ of progressively responsible Front Desk, hotel and/or Restaurant Management experience; or any combination of management, education and training which provides the necessary skills, knowledge and abilities
    • Valid US Driver’s License required

    Apply Now!

How to Apply

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We hope to see you here for a summer in the land of the midnight sun!


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