Summer jobs in Denali! Experience the amazing Alaska wilderness with us!
Denali Park Adventures and Denali Jeep Excursions are looking for responsible, professional, outgoing, and passionate employees to work with us this summer! Come join our team and get out and explore with us!
Denali National Park, Alaska
About Denali Jeep Excursions and Denali Park Adventures
Much of Alaska remains remote wilderness, devoid of modern amenities. Denali Jeep Excursions provides exclusive tours of the rarely visited eastern Alaska Range along the Denali Highway. Before the modern highway access to Denali National Park was completed, the Denali Highway was the gateway to the Park. Now, rarely traveled by tourists, this pristine landscape gives a more authentic Alaskan experience to guests. Wildlife, glaciers, Denali itself, and lush taiga forests are all part of the Denali Jeep Excursion. The Denali Park Adventure Tour Office is just outside the main entrance of Denali National Park. Tours depart twice a day, every day, in all weather, mid-May to mid-September. Denali Jeep Excursions is part of the Denali Park Adventures tour family.
The Employee Experience
Working at Denali Park Adventures, each staff member will have the opportunity to live, work, and play right outside the 3rd largest national park in America, which is home to the largest mountain in North America! After your adventure-filled day of working alongside like-minded staff, you will have plenty of time to explore, hike, camp and many other activities under the midnight sun of Alaska.
Every staff member is vital to the continued success and growth of our company! We strive to facilitate an experience of fun, knowledge, ample recreation activities, team-building opportunities, and plenty of networking. We enjoy investing in our staff in many ways and look forward to the staff that returns year after year. Take a look at our videos and see for yourself a fraction of the activities you can participate in and a brief glimpse of what life looks like here in the interior of Alaska.
We are committed to the health and safety of our staff and guest! We are constantly following and updating protocols based on the guidelines from the CDC, State of Alaska and Denali Borough.
Denali Jeep Excursions' success is based on exceptional customer service, knowledgeable staff, and a personal, yet professional environment. We value employees that are
- Excellent communicators
- Outstanding people skills
- Comfortable interacting with all age groups
- Poised and confident while engaging and entertaining
- Display care and Attention to detail
- Passionate about wilderness, Alaskan culture, and ecology
- Understand the value of a close-knit team
- Clean driving record
- Work best independently or in small groups
- Self-motivated and adventure-seekers
- Positive outlook and abundant optimism
Room and Board
Denali Highway Adventure Guides are housed in a one-story building 10 miles south of the Denali National Park main entrance. The housing is complete with several bedrooms and a common kitchen and living room. Housing is located at the Jeep tour launch, so the commute is short!
Denali Park Adventures Office Staff are housed dormitory-style next to Otto Lake in Healy, Alaska. Rooms are single occupancy (no roommates!). Kitchens and commons are in a separate building.
Both facilities include full restrooms, running water, on-site laundry, wireless internet, DirectTV, yard and deck with firepit, grills, and outdoor games. Although meals are not included, kitchens have ample cooking equipment, counter space, and appliances. Food can be purchased at Three Bears Grocery in Healy. Rates for our employee housing starts at $80 per week (single occupancy) and includes all utilities. All staff living on-site must sign a housing agreement.
If sharing housing with other employees doesn’t sound ideal to you, or you travel with an animal friend, you will need to look for alternative housing. Local cabin rentals (not associated with Denali Park Adventures) may be available and you will have to provide your own transportation to work.
You've got to love the wilderness, mountains, and remote environments to get the most out of your summer in Denali. If the mountains are calling, spend time hiking in Denali National Park or go on an overnight camping trip! Drift lazily in nearby lakes or raft the Nenana River! Spend evenings around a bonfire, catch the northern lights or dance to local music. Get out and meet folks from around the world and immerse yourself in the unique community that calls Denali home each summer.
Other local attractions offer complimentary or discounted tours to local employees such as whitewater rafting on the Nenana River, ziplining over the boreal forest, ATVing, meeting the puppies and Iditarod Champion sled dogs at the local kennel, flightseeing tours and glacier landings around Denali, helicopter tours with glacier landings, bus trips into the national park, fly fishing, etc.
Complete the entire season, fulfilling your contract, and receive an end-of-season bonus. Returning employees have priority during hiring, first pick at housing options, and other benefits.
Getting Here and Getting Around
Denali Jeep does not pay for transportation to and from the Denali area, but we will help you to plan your transportation. The easiest and most economic option is to fly into Anchorage and take either the train or shuttle bus to Denali/Healy. We will pick you up at the local train station or bus drop-off. Our employees do receive a substantial discount on fare to Denali from the Alaska Railroad.
We provide a regular shuttle service around the Denali area. Denali National Park runs free and fee-based shuttles throughout the park for access to camping and hiking. Several other hotels and restaurants run free and fee-based shuttles in the Denali area.
Having a personal vehicle may allow you to pursue your own outdoors interests during days off or down time.