Rustic Alaskan Elegance
We are a versatile team bringing people together who are driven by a common goal and personal passion for making 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.
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
Delivering Hospitality and Creating Value For Every Employee, Every Day. In Ketchikan we bring together a versatile team that is driven by a common goal and personal passion for creating experiences for each guest.
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. Our employees create the environments that allow 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 a 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 locations, 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 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 is 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 have a banking 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 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 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 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 float plane tour to the Misty Fjords, or even go snorkeling to learn about the 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 camp site 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 breath taking. 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, sun rise, and the sunset all at the same time.
Seasonal employment is late May to mid-September for 2018. The resort opens to guests on June 1 so the May start is all about our team of employees! We will use that time for orientation, training and set up.
Salmon Falls Resort is managed by Heavlin Management Company, LLC which manages other hotels in Alaska and Arizona. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer with high expectations on service standards. We expect employees to live up to these standards while working and living within our compound. We give full consideration to every application received. We will do as many interviews in person as possible but may also choose to conduct those via telephone and/or SKYPE.
Our All Inclusive Fishing Resort was 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. Guests 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 a your catch. Best of all, fishing widows and friends love Salmon Falls, too. You’ll find them shopping along Creek Street, kayaking, hiking, whale-watching or simply gathering around our fire pits with a hot toddy in hand.
Most employees are paid by the hour, and time and one-half is paid for over eight hours per day, 40 hours per week. The normal work week usually ranges from 40 to 54 hours, however we do not guarantee this. There may be times when you will be asked to work more or less than the normal work week, and you will be paid accordingly.
Our master list of Jobs includes:
- Fishing Boat Captains
- Marina workers
RESTAURANT & BAR
- Restaurant Servers
- Line Cooks
- Front Desk Agents
- Van/Shuttle Drivers
- Facility Maintenance
- Laundry Attendants
Application process begins October 1, 2017 for summer 2018!!
How to Apply
To formally apply for open positions click on the Apply Here button and get started!
APPLY NOW will take you to our on line application system. Please also use the SELECT LOCATION button and click on SALMON FALLS RESORT.