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McCarthy Lodge is a resort comprised of Ma Johnson's Historic Hotel, Lancaster's Backpacker Hotel; Salmon & Bear Restaurant; The Golden Saloon, McCarthy Center Stores and a new Public Transport System in our frontier town of McCarthy, Alaska.  

Available positions, May 10th, 2021 to September 20th, 2021 summer season.

Repair & Maintenance, Handyman, landscaping. If you have small equipment & engine repair knowledge that's a plus. Compensation DOE + subsidized room & board.

  • Office Assistant, Data Entry Seeking general office assistant primarily involved in data entry working under our bookkeeper and manager.
  • Shuttle Drivers (CDL & Vans): CDL for freight run public transport buses on gravel roads in the center of America's largest national park; Non CDL for Van Shuttle, all require Clean records. Compensation DOE; + subsidized room & board.

    Job Duties:
    • Performs a variety of customer service and driving including 28 and 45 passenger Buses and 14 Passenger vans. There is a 300 mile freight run to/from Anchorage that is available as well. 
    • Applies knowledge of FMSCA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) Regulations through required documents maintained daily.
    • A valid CDL License required.
    • 30 minute runs between two towns 5 miles apart on a gravel road; Provide local info to our guests.
    • Performs inspections on vehicles and basic mechanical duties including keeping vehicles presentable.  
    • We also have freight runs to Anchorage for an experienced freight driver (for candidates with freight experience for freight runs) supplementing the normal Bus runs.
    • Tour Bus CDL Drivers needed.
    • We also are seeking one Freight Truck CDL Driver that could do 1 run a week (3 days to Anchorage and back) and 2 days of Bus driving.   
  • Grocery & Retail Store Clerk positions: General Store Counter & Stock Clerks, includes Liquor Store, Ice Cream Counter and other retail stores as well as our Shuttle System Ticketing. 

    Full time positions. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds (restocking shelves and receiving shipments). 

Restaurant & Saloon Positions

  • Kitchen assistants All around kitchen assistant. - tasks including lifting, cleaning, prep, line cooking, dishwashing. We are seeking a happy person who enjoys working in a professional, clean and respectful environment.
  • Wine Expert: Salmon & Bear Restaurant at The McCarthy Lodge is seeking an Experienced Server (Sommelier preferred) with extensive wine knowledge to work with our chef. The McCarthy Lodge received the Wine Spectator Award Of Excellence in 2020. 
  • Golden Saloon servers - fast paced saloon in the center of the action. Live music on weekends.  Only the Best  servers and bartenders with fantastic resumes are encouraged to apply. 

Ma Johnson's Historic Hotel Positions:

  • Housekeepers: Be a part of our Professional hotel team that cares for Ma Johnson's, a "Living Museum" of a Hotel, filled with artifacts from the town!  Ideal candidates have been part of a housekeeping team in the past, or have similar cleaning experience. (Note: we use medical grade UVC sterilizing lights, providing protection against Covid-19 before housekeepers service the rooms.)
  • Receptionists: Are you a professional receptionist? Well organized, empathetic and compassionate for all things related to the guest experience? Our hotel team is here to ensure the guests are always taken care of and delighted with McCarthy.  

We provide a safe, clean, fun place to work for a most memorable summer! You provide a great attitude; together we'll have an amazing summer in remote Alaska!

(In 2021 we are unable to hire J1 or HB2 international workers due to Covid-19). 

How to Apply

Send your resume, cover letter  and include at least 3 business related references to:

Please put your name & the position you are applying for, in the "subject line" of your email. That will help us route your application to the right department. 

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