Kennicott Glacier Lodge

Kennicott Glacier Lodge
4th of July
2016 Staff Photo
Server in Guest Dining Room
Flightseeing in Kennicott
Flightseeing in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
Lodge Front Desk Area
Historic Kennicott Copper Mine
Historic Mine Building
Ice Climbing on Root Glacier
Kayaking near Kennicott
Kennicott Mill Building
Northern Lights in Kennicott
Hiking on the Root Glacier
View from Lodge
Rafting near Kennicott

Experience the Great Outdoors of Alaska

Kennicott Glacier Lodge is looking for a few hard working, adventurous people to work with us in the Alaskan wilderness this summer. We are a 43 room tourist lodge located in the middle of the largest National Park in the USA.

Located at the center of the 13.2 million acre Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, at the National Historic Landmark of the Kennicott Copper Mine.

About Kennicott Glacier Lodge

We are not a hunting or fishing lodge. Outdoor activities include glacier hiking, ice climbing, mountain hiking and biking, river rafting, historical tours, and flightseeing.

Our professional, service oriented staff have made us well known for great food, clean facilities, and friendly service. Many of our staff return each year, but we are looking for a few new people to join our team. This summer our season runs from May 26 - September 19, 2018.

The Employee Experience

At Kennicott Glacier Lodge, we know that our employees are our most important asset.  Our Lodge is family owned and operated and we strive to treat all of our employees like family.  About one third to one half of our Staff return from year to year because they appreciate the work environment and access to outdoor activities and they enjoy the friendship and camaraderie that come from a summer of living, working, and playing together with other staff members. 

Lodge employees can look forward spending days off exploring the great Alaskan outdoors and participating in many activities including alpine hiking, glacier hiking, ice climbing, camping, flightseeing, rafting and kayaking.  Other fun group activities include fireworks and smores on holiday weekends, barbeques and games on the lawn and international potluck dinner at the end of the summer. 

We provide free housing and three meals each day for all of our employees.  The fresh, homemade meals are prepared by the same talented chefs that serve our Guests, so you are sure to be well fed all summer long.

Working here can also be an opportunity to learn a variety of skills, develop a strong work ethic, and grow professionally as a chef, baker, maintenance worker, customer service representative or server.

Please be aware that Kennicott is located in a remote area of Alaska.  The nearest city is 300 miles away and there are no shopping malls or movie theaters in Kennicott.  Our location requires us to be a resourceful team and more often than not, we bake it, we sew it, we build it, we fix it, and we recycle it.

Wages are paid monthly. Our Alaska summer employment is based on an hourly rate and a 5-day workweek. Gratuities are pooled and divided equally among all staff and we provide transportation from Anchorage to Kennicott and return. There is also a season completion bonus, which will usually cover transportation to Alaska for out-of-state employees.

Ideal Candidate

We are looking for applicants who are excited about spending the summer in a beautiful, remote and historic area of Alaska and who are willing to work hard to make sure our Guests enjoy their visit to this spectacular area. 

If you enjoy nature and outdoor activities and want to spend four months in the middle of a National Park, away from the hustle and bustle of a city, then please send us your application.

Room and Board

Room and board is provided to each employee at no cost. Staff housing is in two cabins with 4 bedrooms in each, and in a "bunkhouse" with 7 single rooms and 4 double rooms. Returning Staff have preference on the single rooms. The bunkhouse is a 5 minute walk from the main lodge. Bathrooms are shared with others. Linens and towels are provided. Meals are taken at the Lodge in our Staff dining room.

Employee Perks

All positions feature free room and board, transportation from Anchorage to the lodge and return, a tip pool shared by all Staff, and an end-of-season performance bonus. Payday is monthly, on the 5th, for the previous month. Tip split is twice per month. Everybody works 5 days per week, so you have plenty of time to enjoy the area.

Getting Here and Getting Around

The Lodge is located 315 miles east of Anchorage, Alaska, and 100 miles out at the end of a gravel road in the middle of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. There is very little public transportation into Kennicott. If you fly into Alaska, you will end up in Anchorage. We will transport you to the Lodge. This may be by bus, van, small airplane, or a combination of modes, at our discretion. If you opt to drive to Alaska, please see our website for driving directions.

For Fun

A special benefit of working at Kennicott Glacier Lodge is that you will be living in one of the most spectacular mountain environments in the world. If you like outdoor activities, you will find lots to do here. Lodge activities include glacier hiking and ice climbing, mountain hiking and biking, river rafting, flight seeing, ghost town historic tours, photography, and more. The guided activities are available at little or no cost to KGL Staff. There are no stores, shopping malls, bowling alleys, or theaters (although we do have "Movie Night" in the Rec Hall) here at Kennicott. Surrounded by wilderness, and with 2 days per week off, many of our Staff take the opportunity to hike and camp on their time off. There are also some great flyout camping trips available in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.

Our Jobs

Front Desk, Server, Head Housekeeper, Housekeeper, Prep Cook, and Maintenance

Kennicott Glacier Lodge

Front Desk/Customer Service Rep

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

Head Housekeeper

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park


Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

Maintenance Person

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
Kennicott Glacier Lodge

Prep Cook

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
Kennicott Glacier Lodge


Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining us for our 2018 summer season, please see our website for more information on the available jobs and instructions on how to apply. 

Mailing Address:
Kennicott Glacier Lodge
PO Box 240567
Anchorage, AK, 99524

Phone: 907-258-2350

A phone, Skype, or in person interview will be scheduled after we receive your completed application.

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