Denali Park Resorts - Aramark Parks and Destinations

Mt. McKinley
National Park Service Welcome Center
White Water Rafting
Pasture with Wildflowers
Welcome sign at Denali National Park
Denali Lodge
Road in Denali National Park
Guest Room (interior) at Denali Lodge
Guest Cabin Room (Interior) at Denali Cabins
Hiking Trail
Guest Cabin (exterior) at Denali Cabins
Retail - Miners Plaza
Dining - Gold Rush
Dining-Cabin Nite Dinner and Show
Bus tour in Denali
Tour Buses
Fly Fishing
Alaskan Railway Train

Work during Alaska’s 24 hour sunlight this summer!

JOBS ARE NOW LIVE FOR SUMMER 2021!!  Live, Work, Explore! In the 6.2 million acres of Denali National Park, buses traverse the 90-mile road daily throughout the warm summer months; allowing people to hike, view wildlife, climb and camp.

Denali National Park, Alaska

About Denali Park Resorts - Aramark Parks and Destinations



Imagine working in the heart of the last frontier; Denali, Alaska. Where your morning commute is less than a 10 minute walk and your biggest traffic headache is a "moose jam." Where there are few trails but endless hiking opportunities - just pick a direction and go! Imagine an opportunity to meet new people from around the world who are interested in nature, travel, exploration and adventure. Denali is truly an experience of a lifetime.

Aramark's Denali Park Village is a 338 guest room hotel with four food & beverage outlets, retail, and recreational options for guests. With a variety of employment opportunities, the Village is a great place to work and experience Denali.

We’re looking for skilled, confident, dynamic individuals with a true innovative spirit. Does this describe you? Then be sure to learn more and apply!

If you are new to our Alaska operations, we encourage you to read on. If you are familiar with us, and are ready to apply for Summer, 2021, click on APPLY HERE

Don't forget to check back often as additional positions are posted!



Aramark Hospitality Management is committed to the safety of our teams, clients and customers. We have put in place new procedures and policies across our locations to keep everyone safe and healthy. From operations, and employee communities we are redefining the experience to meet safety guidelines while maximizing the seasonal experience. Aramark will continue to monitor available information and resources regarding COVID-19, including state and local law, and the following guidance may be modified as new information becomes available.

Here are a few things you can expect as a team member this summer:

Contactless Interviews: All our interviews for summer 2021 positions will be done via phone or video chat to ensure physical distancing.  

Housing and Employee Communities: We have implemented a variety of practices to keep our team members safe including:

·Socially distant employee recreation programs

·Enhanced sanitation practices for all public areas and access to hand sanitizer across property

·Housing assignments based on social distancing guidance

Employee Training: Extensive and detailed training on all safety policies and procedures for each team member during their on-boarding and throughout the season.

Masks and Protective Equipment: Facial coverings and additional personal protective equipment are provided to all associates, based on your position.  

The Employee Experience

Denali is one of the most dynamic and seasonal operations there is. From having just a handful of people in the area to thousands of employees and guests, almost overnight. As an employee at the Denali Park Village, you would have the amazing experience of seeing the ghost town truly come alive. With that in mind, it is a big job opening a hotel and takes hard-working, flexible, dynamic staff to open every year.

Successful employees at the Denali Park Village are quick learners who love the challenge and excitement of a seasonal operation and are open to helping out the team wherever it's needed. After the hotel is open you'll start to get into the swing of daily routines and spend your free time getting to know the area. Experience the unique opportunity to view Alaska's midnight sun and northern lights. Enjoy nature sightings including moose, caribou, bears and other wildlife. Take advantage of local discounts and activities such as rafting, hiking, fishing, ATV tours, flightseeing tours and more!

Then as September draws near you will see the area begin to slow down, the leaves will start to change and the staff will begin to look for their next destination.

Denali may be just one summer of fun, or it could take you down a path of adventure and travel for years to come. Either way, for an adventure-seeker, it will be an experience of a lifetime!

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate to work at the Denali Park Village is someone who can learn quickly in a dynamic environment. They need little supervision and want to be a part of a memorable guest experience.

Ideal candidates are comfortable with being a bit uncomfortable. The people you work with, you also see day-in and day-out due to the close living arrangements. This means you will likely share a room with someone. It also means needing to be able to work well with others and put differences aside. When you leave your work site, you will likely see your coworkers in the dining room, at the laundry facilities, and on your weekends.

Seasonal life isn't for everyone, but for the right person it can be the best experience you'll ever have.

Room and Board

All hourly employees pay $15.00 per day for room & board. This covers your room and three meals a day, and is deducted from your paycheck. Room sizes vary between dormitory buildings and properties. However, for the most part rooms are considered small. Please plan accordingly.

Employee Perks

Working in Denali you will have many opportunities within the company as well as with local companies. Here are a few of the perks:

  • Discounts on food & beverage
  • Free and discounted bus tours into the park
  • Discounts on retail product
  • Hotel Discounts
  • Weekly activities
  • Hiking
  • White water rafting
  • Flight seeing tours
  • Fishing
  • Zipline

And don't forget the perk of living in Denali for the summer!

Getting Here and Getting Around

Tickets to Alaska can be expensive. Typically, the earlier you purchase the better. Make your room and shuttle reservations early. Often employees purchase a one-way ticket to start, in case they change their end date, or decide to road trip home with new friends instead.

Where to fly:
Anchorage or Fairbanks.  Anchorage (5 hours away) is a bigger city with more services, including more options on transportation to the park, but Fairbanks is closer (2 hours) with a shorter distance to travel.

From Anchorage or Fairbanks you can take a shuttle to Denali.

For Fun

 Employee Activities

  • Photo Safaris
  • Movie Night & Documentary / Debate Night
  • Hiking & Camping Trips
  • Employee Appreciation Day
  • Softball Tournaments
  • Berry Picking
  • Bicycle Riding & Canoe Trips
  • Denali Idol
  • Game Board Night & Poker Night
  • International Night
  • Karaoke Night
  • Ping Pong / Basketball / Volley Ball
  • Denali Races (5K & Half Marathon)
  • Denali Clean Up Day

How to Apply


Learn more about our location, jobs, benefits and more - and apply online today!

Aramark is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Additional info for international applicants

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