Explore the scenic Alaska wilderness with us! Summer jobs in Denali!
Denali Jeep is 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
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. Our 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
Check it out for yourself! Watch our videos on the right!
Denali Jeep Excursions' success is based on exceptional customer service, knowledgeable staff, and a personal, yet professional environment. We value employees that are
- 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 Jeep Excursions Guides are housed in a two-story log cabin 10 miles south of the Denali National Park main entrance. The cabin is complete with several bedrooms and common kitchen and living room. Housing is located at the Jeep tour launch, so the commute is short!
Denali Jeep Excursions 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 start at $80 per week (single occupancy) and includes all utilities. All staff wishing to live at Denali Jeep 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 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, flight seeing tours and glacier landings around Denali, helicopter tours with glacier landings, bus trips into the national park, fly fishing, etc.
Complete the entire season with Denali Jeep, 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 and other shuttles.
We provide a regular shuttle service around the Denali area. Denali National Park runs free and fee based shuttles throughout the park and several other hotels and restaurants run free and fee based shuttles in the Denali area.
Parking is limited at Denali Jeep and all employee cars must be disclosed at the time of employment.
In a small company, every role is important and valued. Our knowledgeable Tour Office staff create the positive first impression carried and built upon by our professional, friendly Guides. All positions are in front of guests, require the ability to stand/be active/talk for 8 hours a day and the disposition to be outside in all weather.
- Tour Office
- Office Manager
- Tour Representative
- Tour Support
- Tour Manager
- Assistant Tour Manager
- Tour Guide