Jewell Gardens
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Our Jobs

We've got a lot of job openings and encourage you to apply for whatever interests you...

  • Garden & Glass Guides (4)
  • Gardeners (2)
  • Servers (2)
  • Gift Shop Sales Manager (1)
  • Gift Shop Sales Associate (2)
  • Dishwasher (1)
  • Prep Cook (1)
  • Glassblowers (3)
  • Glass Interns (2)
  • Garden Volunteers (we have housing for 3)

All non-management employees are eligible for a $1/hour end of season bonus if work at Jewell Gardens through September 25, 2019. Unfortunately, no exceptions can be made to this policy.

  • Garden and Glass Guide

    Skagway, Alaska
    $12.00 / hour + tips

    We offer guided tours of our garden and glassworks for groups of 6-50 people. Our tour guides meet the groups arriving via bus to our site or down at the docks near their ship and are with the group for approximately an hour and a half to three hours. We are looking for energetic, personable people who like sharing their love of our beautiful attraction!

    We train our tour guides on the history of our garden as well as the history of Skagway and the Klondike Gold Rush, but each guide is responsible for personalizing their tour and making it interesting. Guides will work closely with our Gaffers (lead glassblowers) to learn beginning steps of glassblowing so they can assist the glassblower on tour. Our guests love touring the garden and glassworks – that makes this job a very rewarding one.

    If you have good public speaking skills, love working with people and eager to learn we encourage you to apply.

    Job Description: Our guides give garden and glassblowing tours and facilitate our guests experience at Jewell Gardens. Every day is different as our schedule depends on the cruise ships in port. Guides will meet guests at the dock, communicate with ship representatives, give their personalized tour, and return guests to the dock. You are responsible for the guests safety and experience the entire time you are with them. 

    Job Duties: Performs a variety of tours including glassblowing, garden, and serving food to guests on a garden tour and lunch service combo tour. Assisting with the set up, breakdown and service of large banquet style tours. Assisting with various special events throughout the season.

    Job Requirements:

    • Ability to communicate clearly, verbally and written, with customers, co workers and management
    • Develop personalized tour and communicate and connect with guests (we will help you!)
    • To serve alcoholic beverages, a minimum age of 21 is required for this position
    • Must possess or obtain TAPS certification (We can help you with this when you arrive)
    • An overall positive attitude
    • Experience guiding is not necessary, but preferred.
    • Knowledge of gardening and/or glassblowing is also not necessary, but preferred.

     

    Due to the varying cruise ship schedule, we may not be able to offer 40 hours per week in your home department. All employees are highly encouraged to fulfill their 40 hours per week by helping in the garden or other departments in need of assistance.

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  • Gardener

    Skagway, Alaska
    $12.00 / hour

    Our gardeners prepare, plant, and maintain the 5 acres of Jewell Gardens. 

    We prefer to hire people who have some experience – even if it is in your own back yard! Knowledge of plants (not necessarily Alaskan) is preferred. Gardeners need to have the ability to work on their own with little supervision.  All of our garden beds, our lawn and our many flowerpots on the property. Gardeners work outside – rain or shine and need to be able to lift 70 pounds.

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  • Glassblower

    Skagway, Alaska
    $17.00 / hour + tips

    We have a limited number of position opportunities for glassblowers in our on-site hot shops. Prior glassblowing experience is necessary. We require our glassblowers to be well presented each day and be able to assist special needs of our guests as they arise. If you have good public speaking skills and love working with people we encourage you to apply.

    Job Description and Duties: Glassblowers at Jewell Gardens facilitate tours and create specific product production. You are responsible for creating your own personalized tour, facilitating each guest creating their own glass products, and managing the tour flow and time. Glassblowers are also responsible for cold working product and keeping the studio clean and professional at all times. Also responsible for assisting with various special events throughout the season.

    Job Requirements:

    • At least one year of previous experience with "Blow Your Own" tours. (preferred but not required)
    • A basic knowledge of teaching and assisting in glassblowing demonstrations
    • Ability to communicate clearly, verbally and written, with customers, co workers and management
    • The ability to be flexible, think on your feet, and manage time effectively
    • An overall positive attitude

    Wage per hour depending on experience. Due to the varying cruise ship schedule, we may not be able to offer 40 hours per week in your home department. All employees are highly encouraged to fulfill their 40 hours per week by helping in the garden or other departments in need of assistance.

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  • Server

    Poppies
    Skagway, Alaska
    $12.00 / hour + tips

    We are looking for a couple of energetic, friendly, smiley servers to work in our on-site restaurant, Poppies. Prior serving experience is not necessary but preferred. We require our servers to be well presented each day and be able to assist special needs of our guests as they arise.

    Job Description: Set up and serve food and beverages in a friendly, courteous and professional manner according to the standards of quality set by Jewell Gardens and Poppies Restaurant. Most of our tours include either a full tea service or gourmet luncheon. We can seat approximately 100 people indoors in several different venues. Our Day Servers do all the set up for each tea service or luncheon in the Conservatory or Tea Room including setting the tables, plating the food, preparing the tea and coffee. They serve our guests and do all the clean up associated with the tour. Poppies the restaurant is also open daily for lunch service and independent traffic.

    Job Duties: Performs a variety of customer service and sales tasks including taking of food and beverage order, serving customers, collecting and processing payment through the POS system. Assisting with the set up, breakdown and service of large banquet style tours. Assisting with various special events throughout the season.

    Job Requirements:

    • At least one year of previous experience in a server position.
    • A basic knowledge of computer skills and POS systems
    • Ability to communicate clearly, verbally and written, with customers, co workers and management
    • To serve alcoholic beverages, a minimum age of 21 is required for this position
    • Must obtain an Alaska food handlers card (We can help you with this when you arrive)
    • Must possess or obtain TAPS certification (We can help you with this when you arrive)
    • An overall positive attitude

    Due to the varying cruise ship schedule, we may not be able to offer 40 hours per week in your home department. All employees are highly encouraged to fulfill their 40 hours per week by helping in the garden or other departments in need of assistance.

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  • Prep Cook

    Poppies
    Skagway, Alaska
    $12.00 / hour

    Applicants must have previous kitchen experience in a similar position, be well versed in kitchen responsibilities and have a desire to help ensure for a successful year with Jewell Gardens. The right candidate for this position will be willing and able to assist in vegetable and meat preparation, have an open mind and eager to learn. Candidates must be able to lead by example, have experience in multi-tasking and be team oriented.

    Job Description: As the prep cook you will be responsible for a variety of duties in order to assist the restaurant in its day to day operations with direction from the executive/sous chef.

    Job Duties: Assist in every area of the kitchen depending on the daily needs of the operation. This will include the preparation of foods, assisting with plating of large banquets and a la carte lunch menu, setup and breakdown of the kitchen, helping with special events, assisting the dish room when needed, organizing and cleaning on a daily basis and helping to put away deliveries while rotating stock.

    Job Requirements: 

    • Previous experience as a prep cook with knowledge of basic skills of food preparation, knife handling and food safety regulations
    • Must be able to adhere to strict recipe compliance to ensure a consistent product every time
    • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, and maintain attention to detail while working in team/group environment
    • Must follow all food handling and sanitation procedures to ensure overall safety. You will be required to have an Alaska Food Handlers Card. (We can help you with that when you arrive)
    • Must be able stand, move and walk for the entire shift
    • Ability to communicate clearly with coworkers and management while maintaining a professional and positive attitude

    Due to the varying cruise ship schedule, we may not be able to offer 40 hours per week in your home department. All employees are highly encouraged to fulfill their 40 hours per week by helping in the garden or other departments in need of assistance.

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  • Dishwasher

    Poppies
    Skagway, Alaska
    $12.00 / hour

    The dishwashers main function is to care for, clean and put away all utensils, dishes and service items that are used to serve our many tour groups and guests. The dishwasher may also be asked to help the kitchen staff with light prep work and serving for certain groups and events. This is a very team-oriented job where a variety of tasks are asked of all members. At Jewell Gardens we expect people to have a proactive and positive attitude. Applicants should be good at taking direction and looking for a beautiful, interesting and personal place to work.

    Job Description: Our dishwashers play an essential role in the guest experience. Clean plates and utensils are key for delivering a great guest experience. Dishwashers are responsible for ensuring that all plateware and equipment remain spotless, clean and safe. 

    Job Duties: Ensure all dishes are clean, sanitized, dry and stored in the proper location per the chefs standards. You will be responsible for keeping the dish room clean and organized, sweeping and mopping of kitchen and dish area, removal of rubbish and recycle items to the dumpster area, and daily/weekly cleaning projects assigned by the chef.

    Job requirements:

    • Basic knowledge of restaurant/dish room operations
    • Ability to stand, move and walk for the entire shift
    • Ability to communicate clearly with coworkers and management while maintaining a professional and positive attitude.
    • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, and maintain attention to detail while working in team/group environment

     

    Due to the varying cruise ship schedule, we may not be able to offer 40 hours per week in your home department. All employees are highly encouraged to fulfill their 40 hours per week by helping in the garden or other departments in need of assistance.

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  • Gift Shop Sales Associate

    Skagway, Alaska
    $12.00 / hour

    We are looking for some energetic and friendly people to work in our gift shop. Our gift shop sells everything from beautiful glass made on site, art made by local artists and Alaskan and other souvenirs. It’s a fun place to work if you enjoy being around people! Gift Shop Sales Associates need to be comfortable with POS systems, open/closing registers, and be able to communicate with all guests. 

    Requirements: Happy, friendly attitude. Honest and hardworking!

    Due to the varying cruise ship schedule, we may not be able to offer 40 hours per week in your home department. All employees are highly encouraged to fulfill their 40 hours per week by helping in the garden or other departments in need of assistance.

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  • Gift Shop Sales Manager

    Skagway, Alaska
    $14.00 / hour

    We are looking an energetic and friendly person to manage our gift shop. Our gift shop sells everything from beautiful glass made on site, art made by local artists and Alaskan and other souvenirs. The sales manager maintains relationships with consignment vendors, reorders products, communicates with the glass manager about Jewell Gardens' glass products, creates schedules for the gift shop associates, and maintains our online store (currently Etsy). Gift Shop Sales Associates need to be comfortable with POS systems, open/closing registers, and be able to communicate with all guests. The gift shop is a fun place to work if you enjoy being around people!

    Requirements: Happy, friendly attitude. Honest and hardworking!

    This job is eligible for the $1/hour worked additional end of season bonus. Due to the varying cruise ship schedule, we may not be able to offer 40 hours per week in your home department. All employees are highly encouraged to fulfill their 40 hours per week by helping in the garden or other departments in need of assistance.

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  • Glass Intern

    Skagway, Alaska
    $12.00 / hour + tips

    Are you studying glass and want to get some hands on experience? Our glass interns assist in glassblowing demonstrations for up to 50 people, give glass blowing tours (assisting the gaffer and facilitating guests experience at Jewell Gardens), assist in production work, cold work prepared glass, and other duties as assigned by the Glass Manager.

    Due to the varying cruise ship schedule, we may not be able to offer 40 hours per week in your home department. All employees are highly encouraged to fulfill their 40 hours per week by helping in the garden or other departments in need of assistance.

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  • Garden Hand/ Volunteer

    Skagway, Alaska

    Jewell Gardens requires a lot of hands (and feet) to keep the garden in tip top show garden state and we need volunteers! Not ready to settle down and work? Need a place to stay and some food? No problem! Come volunteer to plant, weed, and maintain the gardens! We have three spaces in our Volunteer cabin and can provide you with a food allowance and a roof over your head for 25 hours of work a week. We're flexible about when you work (as long as you're putting in your hours) so if you're a night owl or a morning star, we can work with that! You can stay a week or all summer.. just let us know when you're available. 

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How to Apply

Simply, click the APPLY button below! And please email your resume, cover letter, a photo of yourself, and your portfolio (if applying for Glassblower position) to caroline@jewellgardens.com.

Expect to hear from us within a week. If selected for an interview, we will get in touch with you to schedule your video interview. Find us on Skype, @jewellgardens.


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