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The K2 Culture starts with you! Unexpected hospitality is one of the wonderful things that K2 has to offer. Denali is the star of the show and employees are the icing on the cake. We love what we do, and it shows! From the front desk to pilots, sales to marketing, management to drivers – everyone focuses on the guest’s experience. We provide training for each position and the top qualities that we look for in employees do not necessarily come from experience - you can’t train enthusiasm, integrity, or a joy for life. K2 Aviation is and equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. 

Seasonal positions are open from March through Mid-October. Most employees work May 1-August 31. There is some flexibility with start and end dates with some employees starting in May and some employees leaving in August. For any seasonal position a 3 month minimum commitment is required with preference given to those that can work the bulk of our season May 1 - August 31. We also hire some employees to stay with us through September.

  • Front Desk Agent/Reservation Specialist

    Talkeetna

    A typical day as front desk agent will always start with having a friendly attitude. You will check guests in for their upcoming flight, as well as make reservations for future bookings. Guests get in touch with us in person, by telephone and email.  

    Check in times are busy and fun. During check-in, front desk agents greet guests, give weather briefings, perform weigh in, handle payment details and tell guests what to do while they are waiting to be called for their flight.  

    Guests come from all over the world to see Alaska and K2’s flightseeing tours of Denali are one of the major highlights of their trip. Front Desk Agents spend a lot of time with guests during the reservation and check in process. This job requires a lot of guest interaction and is ideal for a people person.

    Responsibilities: 

    • Process guest reservations, including all necessary payments
    • Handle & coordinate any arrival or tour changes, process any weather cancelled tours
    • Contact guests if they are late for their check in
    • Assist with the check-in and check-out of groups and tours
    • Follow enhanced cleaning protocol during the Covid-19 pandemic
    • Handle guests' concerns
    • Assist other departments as required

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

    • Excellent communication skills
    • Friendly and professional attitude
    • Good organizational skills
    • Time management skills
    • Ability to work well with others is a must
    • Administrative skills
    • Ability to use a variety of computer applications 
    • Effective conflict management and decision-making is an asset
    • Previous experience in customer service is an asset
    • Cash handling experience is an asset 
    • Ability to speak a second language is an asset
    • Working knowledge of the facility, services and local area 
  • Gift Shop - Retail

    Talkeetna

    Our gift shop sales reps are the friendly faces of K2 Aviation on Main Street.  We share our enthusiasm for flightseeing Denali, book flight tours, sell souvenirs and offer information on local attractions.  
    Gift shop sales reps work independently and are responsible for keeping the shops clean, stocked, and well displayed.  Receiving new orders into stock occurs throughout the season, including counting, pricing and recording merchandise into our Point of Sale system.  We also do outdoor yard work including weeding flower beds and watering plants, and updating promotional sidewalk signs to keep our stores looking fun and inviting.
    A strong work ethic and personal motivation are key to this position. Previous retail experience, sales experience and strong communication skills are preferred.

    Responsibilities:
    Book flights, process payments for retail and flight sales
    Assist guests with questions about existing reservations
    Communicate with airport office flight scheduling
    Become familiar with product lines to engage customers in their shopping experience
    Cleaning and yard work
    Stocking and display
    Inventory intake

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    Enthusiastic and friendly approach to visitors
    Professional appearance and attitude
    Excellent communication skills
    Personal motivation
    Time management skills
    Familiarity with office equipment & computer skills
    Cash and credit card handling
    Versatility in working with a variety of languages and cultures
    Ability to lift 40 lbs intermittently
    Familiarity with Denali National Park and local area attractions and services
     

  • Van Driver/Expeditor

    Talkeetna

    Van Driver/Expeditors need a regular driver’s license with a good driving record to operate our vans. No special license is required. You will likely be the first face our clients see, so be ready to greet them with a smile. Safe driving, timeliness and a friendly professional attitude is really what this job is all about.    

    You’ll keep the wheels on the ground looking sharp and keep us going steady by getting guests here on time. A little conversation, talking about the weather, asking people where they’re from and you’ll be doing just fine. Between pick up times, you’ll be out on the deck helping guests get organized for flying or helping our reservation agents at the counter, checking guests in and taking reservations. 

    This job is like a summer breeze and your days will go by fast. Unless it’s raining. It does rain sometimes. Don’t worry, we’ll get through those days together.     

    Season:  Negotiable -  Peak season is May 15 – Sept 15. Some employees start as early as Mid-April through and stay through mid- October.

    Hours: 40 hours per week with overtime available depending on demand.

    Set schedule working the same shift each week Mid-May through Mid-August. Before and after this the schedule may be different based on peak season employees start/end dates. Frequently we work four days a week (8 or 10 hour days, employee preference) during the shoulder season, and 5 days a week in the peak season.

    Responsibilities: 

    • Pick up and drop clients off at various locations throughout Talkeetna
    • Keep the vans neat, tidy and full of fuel
    • Manage the pick-up schedule, be on time and get guests to K2 on time for check in.
    • Expedite groups: Give weather and visibility briefings, calling group names, assist with glacier boots and securing valuables
    • Follow enhanced cleaning protocol during the Covid-19 pandemic
    • Handle guests' concerns
    • Assist other departments as required

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

    • Excellent communication skills
    • Friendly and professional attitude
    • Good organizational skills
    • Time management skills
    • Safe driving skills
    • Ability to work as part of a team
    • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs.
    • Effective conflict management and decision-making is an asset
    • Previous experience in customer service is an asset
    • Ability to speak a second language is an asset
    • Working knowledge of the facility, services and local area 

    K2 Aviation offers employees a fair wage and a fun and friendly atmosphere for a summer job. Perks to look forward to:

    • Stand-by flights on any of our tours (One FAM flight is included during training the rest is up to you during your time off);
    • Use of employee lounge 7am-9pm daily, free Wi-Fi, employee showers, kitchen, Laundry $3 wash/dry
    • K2 clothing allotment;
    • Discount on merchandise at K2 Gift Shops;
    • Use of company bicycles (first come/first served);
    • Free or heavily discounted tourist activities offered as reciprocals with our friends in tourism.  

How to Apply

Please download our application form by clicking on Apply Here. Complete it and email to info@flyk2.com

If necessary, it can be postal mailed to: K2 Aviation, P.O. Box 545, Talkeetna, AK. 99676 

Keeping you happy and healthy during the Covid pandemic.


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