Rustic Alaskan Elegance
Purpose-built by and for passionate sports fishermen who value first-class fishing experiences paired with personalized services and amenities, all-inclusive Salmon Falls Fishing Resort reinvents the Ketchikan fishing getaway.
First-class fishing experiences paired with personalized services and amenities, all-inclusive Salmon Falls Fishing Resort reinvents the Ketchikan fishing getaway in southeastern Alaska.
About Salmon Falls Resort
Our employees create the environment that allows our guests to enjoy exceptional cuisine and handcrafted cocktails, superior fishing excursions (guided and self), freshly updated guest rooms and suites, and what some believe is the ultimate feature -- on-site fish processing to clean, freeze and pack your catch.
We look forward to many new employees joining our team as we continue to add properties to our portfolio!
The Employee Experience
The center of our Employee Experience is our guests. We aim to create a fun and relaxing environment for them to enjoy their vacation to the maximum, so they return every year with family and friends. With a remote location, comes unique challenges. Our employees must be self-sufficient, flexible and creative when handling day to day tasks and turning potential problems into opportunities. It is essential is to be a team player, maintain a positive and cheerful disposition, and a passion for providing the best hospitality and service to our guests. We expect all our employees to work at peak capacity during this brief, but very busy, summer season. All while building a positive and professional rapport with our guests, that will make them return year after year for not only the fishing but for our people.
We are a versatile team bringing people together who are driven by a common goal and personal passion to make a difference for guests and each other. Every employee of Heavlin Management Company shares a unifying vision of delivering hospitality and creating value for every guest, owner and fellow employee with every interaction every day. Our powerful vision provides the impetus for our approach to value creation, the cornerstone of how we operate.
Room and Board
Employees must pay their own way, round-trip to Ketchikan. We recommend you make these reservations well in advance of your travel dates. Employees flying in for seasonal employment participate in our room and board program which is set up as a payroll deduction. Room and Board are available - variable monthly rates depending on season's of service (returning employees) - check back soon for final rates. We highly recommend direct deposit through payroll and it is suggested that each employee has a bank account (checking) before coming to the resort, as there is NO access to cash payroll checks.
You will be housed with other employees in either a dormitory environment with a private bedroom and shared livingroom, kitchenette and bathrooms or shared guestrooms set up for 2 people per room. All accommodations are furnished modestly and comfortably. Space is limited and there is little privacy. Because of limited power supply, we suggest you bring only essentially required electrical appliances. Each person is responsible for cleaning their own quarters and cleaning schedules for shared areas will be set at the time of move-in.
Activities and events for Salmon Falls Resort employees are currently being planned for the full summer season.
Getting Here and Getting Around
Employees will typically make their own airfare arrangements on Alaska Airlines and will be given resort arrival and departure dates prior to planning.
Getting to/from downtown on days off will be coordinated with the shuttle vans used for guest transport.
Ketchikan is a beautiful and small town situated right on the waters of southeast Alaska that is all about the outdoors. During the summer months, you can enjoy long days perfect for hiking up Deer Mountain or in Settler’s Cove, which is actually a rainforest complete with waterfalls. In late June, Ketchikan celebrates the Solstice, which is the longest day of the year. The Blueberry Festival is in August and is a charming small-town event.
A perfect day in Ketchikan is spent on the water. You can catch four species of salmon, halibut, rockfish or lingcod, or look for wildlife including; humpback whales, seals, orcas, bears, and bald eagles. You can also boat into remote beaches, set up a bonfire and enjoy the long evenings.
Later in the season, when the evenings are cooler, you can stay up late and watch for the Northern Lights to make an appearance.
Ketchikan also has a historic downtown district where you can explore local shops and great food. Culturally, Ketchikan has two totem pole parks.
While in Ketchikan, you can go sightseeing. There are many parks on the island that are perfect for Eagle or Bear watching, or Totem Pole history parks. In town, you can go zip lining, take a floatplane tour to the Misty Fjords, or even go snorkeling to learn about life under the sea. There are places in town where you can rent a kayak for a day and relax on the waters of Ketchikan. You will also be able to get a firsthand look at or inside some of the waterfalls.
Renting a kayak could get expensive, so another option would be to purchase one from the local Walmart, so you can get as many uses out of it throughout the season. Kayaking around the resort is prime, where you can get up close and personal with our waterfall on-site, or you can kayak about 2 miles north to a neat campsite called Settler's Cove.
There are hiking opportunities on-site or near the Salmon Falls resort. Settler's Cove is an easy walk away, with hiking trails and waterfall viewing opportunities. Don't go too far, and if you do, make sure you are well equipped with bear spray and other survival tools. Ketchikan is classified as a rainforest, meaning there is tons of wildlife. Bears and wolves roam freely throughout the forests and frequently come down to the waterfall on site for a bite to eat.
Bring a camera, because there are plenty of photo opportunities everywhere you look. Eagles are as common as a city pigeon, and the views that you get from the resort are breathtaking. Some nights, you will be able to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. It isn't often, but sometimes we do get lucky enough to spot them for just a moment. When looking up at the sky, when the sun finally decides to sleep, it feels like you are in a snow globe. You will be able to see the Milky Way, meteor showers, northern lights, sunrise, and the sunset all at the same time.
How to Apply
To formally apply for open positions click on the Apply Here button and get started!
Apply Here will take you to our online application system. Once there, please use the SELECT LOCATION button and click on SALMON FALLS RESORT. You will be able to then select the position(s) you are interested in applying for from the drop-down list!