Aramark Glacier Bay Lodge

On board cruise ship during tour
The Glacier Bay tour is the best way to experience the bay
More Alaska Wilderness on Cruise Boat
Cruise Boat for Sea Tours
Whale Breaching
Alaska Wilderness (scenic)
Glacier Ice Cave
Sea Lions
Glacier Bay Lodge
Create delicious meals with our culinary team
Glacier Bay Lodge - Guest Dining
Glacier Bay Lodge (Guest room)
Lodge Fireplace
Employee housing with essential basic furnishings and bedding are provided
Fire pit and basketball court
Employee dining room
Visit the Glacier Bay Visitors Center during the season for great tips to share with the team and our guests
Biking at Glacier Bay
Salmon Fishing
Hiking Tours
Glacier Bay Trees with Giant Mushroom
Beach at Glacier Bay
Sunset over Bartlett Cove
Boardwalk on Forrest Loop Trail
Brown Bears hunting for Salmon

Summer days are nearly endless in Alaska!

Ever wish you had more daylight hours? Nestled in between coastal mountains, incredible fjords, and Alaska's Inside Passage, Glacier Bay is a remote wilderness experience you don’t want to miss. Develop your hospitality skills in one of the most beautiful places in the world. With almost 20 hours of daylight during the summer, recreation and sightseeing opportunities are never-ending.

3.3 million acres of mountains, glaciers, fjords, rainforest, and wildlife fill the environment of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The only way to travel to us is by air or sea from Juneau to the friendly little town of Gustavus, your Gateway to Glacier Bay. However you arrive, every experience will be awe-inspiring.

About Aramark Glacier Bay Lodge

From unique hotel stays to culinary innovation and unforgettable hiking tours, we have a wide variety of job opportunities available. We create customized experiences for our guests, which means we offer all of our team members the ability to be creative in how they provide exceptional hospitality.


We are committed to working together to create a safe and healthy environment for our team and the customers we serve. In continued support of these efforts, this location requires all individuals working on-site to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by 12/08/2021.


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:

Contactless Interviews: All our interviews for our 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 the property

Employee Training: Extensive and detailed training on all safety policies and procedures for each team member during their onboarding 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

Live on the Edge – of the Ice!


For many on our team, living at the Glacier Bay Lodge is a totally different experience. Cell phones don’t work at the lodge, but there are landlines so that you can make calls. Wi-fi works in the main lobby but can be sporadic elsewhere. There are no malls, movie theaters, traffic, or noise. Your commute to work will be a 30-second walk through an emerald forest. It is peaceful bliss! For most, this is a chance to unwind, reconnect with nature, and live a slower lifestyle. For those who have worked in national parks before, it will be familiar and welcome.

Working at a lodge in a national park can be challenging, but you know park fun outweighs any challenge. Experiences at the Glacier Bay Lodge provide hands-on experience in the hotel and restaurant business. Successful workers are flexible, dependable, positive, enjoy customer service, and value teamwork.

After work, take the time to bask in the beauty surrounding you. One activity that can’t be explained, is simply enjoying the magic of Alaska. Whether it be a stunning sunset over Bartlett Cove, an early morning rainbow over the rain forest, a whale breaching in the bay, the otherworldly aurora borealis, or watching a moose and her calves on the side of the road, Alaska will cast a spell on you.

Ideal Candidate

Do you enjoy wildlife watching, hiking, camping, kayaking, nature and/or fishing? Do you love working with a small, tight-knit community of like-minded people? Do you have a can-do attitude, a passion for hospitality, and teamwork? If so, working at the Glacier Bay Lodge is perfect for you!

 

Room and Board

Housing is comprised of rustic, simple, dormitory-style units with 2-4 beds in each room. All of the rooms have private bathrooms with a toilet and shower. In most cases, you’ll have one or two other roommates. There is a chance that 4 people will be in a room, but staffing needs generally do not require that capacity.

Room and Board is $15/day and is payroll deducted, which includes 3 meals a day in our Employee Dining Room and the use of laundry facilities.

 

Employee Perks

Take the daily national park cruise for free! The eight-hour tour travels a 120 miles round-trip through spectacular Glacier Bay. Sea lions, harbor seals, bears, mountain goats, otters, and an assortment of bird species are seen on almost all trips. During the summer months, you can spot whales and orcas. In addition to seeing wildlife, the cruise passes through spectacular scenery, from snow-capped peaks to narrow fjords to tidewater glaciers.

Hiking

Trails leave directly from the Glacier Bay Lodge

  • The Forest Loop Trail | A one-mile-long loop trail begins at the Glacier Bay Lodge and ends near the dock. This easy Alaska hike winds through pond-studded spruce and hemlock forest for a half-mile (handicap accessible), then descends to the beach. In May and June, when the spring bird migration peaks, the trail is full of bird songs. During June and July, enjoy wildflowers in full bloom.
  • Bartlett River Trail | This five-mile round-trip passes through muddy and unmaintained sections.  It meanders along an intertidal lagoon, through the forest, then emerges and ends at the Bartlett River estuary where ducks, geese, and other water birds concentrate during migrations.
  • Bartlett Lake Trail | A branch of the Bartless River Trail which winds for three miles (six round-trips) to Bartlett Lake. This trail is not maintained.
  • Beach Hiking | Glacier Bay Lodge is nestled in prime habitat for moose, porcupines, squirrels, sea birds, and otters. The rocky beach is a great place to walk, see wildlife, and watch spectacular sunsets. Continue six miles south of the lodge to reach Point Gustavus.

Kayaking

Kayaks are available for rent at the lodge. Paddling on the water is a great way to see wildlife and get a sense of the awesome Alaskan landscapes. For the more adventurous, it is possible to kayak and camp overnight in Glacier Bay or other islands in the area.

Trips to Juneau

Taking a trip to one of the neighboring communities is a highlight of the summer for many employees. In Juneau, there are several hiking trails around the stunning Mendenhall Glacier. A trip to Juneau to see a movie, go shopping, or dine out are nice ways to visit civilization again!

Games, Fireside Chats, Movie Nights, Basketball Games, and More

One of the main activities at Glacier Bay is simply hanging out with friends or enjoying the solitude at the lodge. The lodge has about 50 employees who become a tight-knit group. Hanging out at the fire pit, playing horseshoes or basketball, watching movies as a group is all part of the experience. In addition, the HR department has activities and events to give the employees things do to.

Activities in Gustavus

The small town of Gustavus is a vibrant and fun place. Here is a list of some events and activities

  • Open Mic Nights at a local art gallery throughout the summer
  • Gustavus Library has a nice collection of books and movies
  • Sunnyside Café has coffee, sandwiches and is a great place to read and relax
  • The town beach is absolutely beautiful with lots of wildlife; a great place for photography
  • 4th of July the town party lasts all day, with games, bands, a parade, and lots of food!

 

Getting Here and Getting Around

Getting to Glacier Bay is half the fun! You'll need to plan well ahead of when you schedule your arrival at Gustavus, AK.

There are several great ways to get here! While there is no road access to Gustavus, you can find convenient air connections from Juneau, Skagway, or Haines via daily commuter air taxi services. Juneau is easily accessible from Seattle and Anchorage.

Where is Glacier Bay Lodge?

Glacier Bay Lodge is 10 miles from the Gustavus airport. Transfers are provided at no additional charge for guests of Glacier Bay Lodge and at an additional charge for Glacier Bay Day Tour-only guests.

For Fun

One word - ALASKA!

Rugged mountains, dynamic glaciers, temperate rainforest, wild coastlines, and deep sheltered fjords encompass Glacier Bay National Park. From summit to sea, Glacier Bay offers limitless opportunities for adventure and inspiration.

Enjoy boat tours, whale watching, and kayaking by day and view the magic of the Northern Lights, make unforgettable memories under the stars, by a warm campfire roasting smores in your favorite sweater by night!

How to Apply

Learn more about our location, jobs, benefits and more. For a complete list of open positions with descriptions and our online application, click HERE. Remember to check back often as additional positions are posted!

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.


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