Raft Denali

Nenana Raft - Canyon View
August Day in Denali
Sunny Day on the River

From mild to wild, we run some of the most beautiful rivers in the world - and we need Guides and Drivers for Summer 2019!

Thanks for inquiring about employment with Raft Denali, Denali Paddlesports and Nenana Raft Adventures, Inc. We are always on the lookout for qualified, enthusiastic employees for our summer jobs in Denali National Park!

Located at beautiful Denali National Park, Alaska. Flowing north through the heart of the Alaska Range, the Nenana River is the most popular whitewater river in Alaska.

About Raft Denali

One of Alaska's larger outfitters, Nenana Raft Adventures and Raft Denali consistently demonstrates the highest commitment to guest safety. Nenana Raft Adventures is the first outfitter in Alaska to issue full drysuits to every guest it puts on the water. We are the only outfitter at Denali National Park to instruct the Swiftwater Rescue Technician 1 (SRT 1) class every year we have been in business. Learning to handle drysuits and becoming a Swiftwater Rescue Tech are integral parts of working at Nenana Raft Adventures. Completion of the SRT class, held at the start of each season, is a critical component of our staff training program.

Denali Paddlesports is a company providing transportation, photography, and clerical services to Nenana Raft Adventures and other companies operating in the Denali National Park area. Most of its employees are bus drivers with the remainder comprised of mechanics, photographers, retail and office workers. Prospective Denali Paddlesports employees who have the goal of becoming river guides are encouraged to participate in the advanced first and SRT classes offered in the spring. These classes are open to all prospective Denali Paddlesports employees at the same prices charged to prospective Nenana Raft Adventures employees.

Ideal Candidate

Who are our employees? Nenana Raft Adventures and Denali Paddlesports require that all employees exhibit the following characteristics in their work habits:

  • Good judgment and a conservative safety-oriented approach to river running and vehicle operation
  • Good judgment and a conservative safety-oriented approach to vehicle operation
  • A polite and courteous attitude towards the customer
  • Employees must report for work on time, every time.
  • A clean and neat appearance
  • You must take care of company equipment as if your life depends on it - because it does.

For more information about our expectations, please visit our website.

Room and Board

Nenana Raft Adventures and Denali Paddlesports employees have the best housing available to seasonal employees at Denali National Park. At the Healy headquarters, the housing area for Nenana Raft and Denali Paddlesports employees includes heated rooms, covered decks, coin laundry facilities, rec room with pool table and satellite TV, common dining area with cooking facilities. Employees must pay $10 per day for single room housing. You get your own room, free Wi-fi, desks, etc.

Employee Perks

Employees who complete the entire season are eligible for an end-of-season bonus and receive priority consideration for hire, housing and guide positions on our multi-day expeditions and Six Mile Creek trips.

Getting Here and Getting Around

Your point of hire is at Denali Park, Alaska. Neither Nenana Raft Adventures nor Denali Paddlesports pays transportation costs for prospective employees to and from Alaska. However, we can provide you with assistance in finding a competitively priced airline ticket if need be.

How to Apply

Please complete our on-line application.  We look forward to speaking with you and thanks for your interest in Nenana Raft Adventures!