Luxury Adventure Lodge Seeks Hard-Working, Eco-Minded Individuals to Join Our Staff for Summer 2018
Have you been dreaming of a seasonal position at a remote lodge? Working at Stillpoint is more than just a summer job; it’s an opportunity to devote your skills, gifts, and talents to guests yearning for a magnificent experience in the heart of Alaska.
Halibut Cove is a sea-side village away from the road system. Stillpoint is separated by water from the rest of this island community. Just a 5-minute kayak paddle to the island offers recreation, coffee shop, post office, galleries, etc. A 45-minute kayak paddle lends access to Kachemak Bay State Park. The nearby town of Homer is accessible only by boat (20 minutes) or float plane.
About Stillpoint Lodge in Halibut Cove, Alaska
Stillpoint Lodge is an all-inclusive, boutique resort lodge, perfectly suited for small group events and multi-generational families, offering a unique combination of adventure, wildlife, and wellness. We promote recreation, responsibility, and sustainability in harmony with nature and our community. Guests feel safe and inspired by our facilities, location and professional staff, and they return home revitalized and transformed.
Our staff members are open-minded professionals, energetic, creative and outgoing. We attract people who love being in Alaska and are eager to devote their entire summer to our mission.
"We provide an uplifting experience and a place to reconnect with nature and ourselves."
The Employee Experience
Hospitality and sustainability are our two areas of primary focus, and we stay busy. 24 hours of daylight lends itself to working hard and playing hard, and our guests are high-energy and full throttle. The realities of a short summer season mean that staff must be able to tolerate and endure extended seasonal hours and stay energized and positive.
Although each person specializes in a specific position, at times all are asked to help with housekeeping, gardening, groundskeeping, kitchen duties including serving meals and dishwashing. To enhance our spirit of camaraderie, gratuities are pooled and divided among the staff.
Step out the door of your staff cabin into wild Alaska. Every day is an adventure and conservation is essential to our success. Sharing this gift with our guests is our greatest goal. Previous experience working in Alaska and familiarity with hospitality services is a definite plus.
You will do well here if:
- You are healthy, fit and active
- Providing exceptional service is a priority for you
- You are flexible, have multiple talents and enjoy working as a team
- Environmental conservation is important to you
- You have positive experience working and living communally
- Working long hours does not intimidate you
- You do not have any other plans for the summer and can commit 100%
- Hanging out with high-end guests is fun and satisfying for you
- You are devoted to being a life-long learner and take feedback gracefully
Older and bolder are welcome to apply.
Room and Board
Staff live in a shared accommodations. There are private and shared bedrooms available, adjacent to shared bathrooms, staff lounge, kitchen, large deck, and dock right on the ocean overlooking the mountains. All groceries are delivered by boat. Staff members prepare and typically share meals in the staff kitchen. Lodge meals are regularly available during the height of the season. Staff must purchase their own alcohol.
In addition to providing excellent service to our guests, staffers may take advantage of a wide range of benefits, including:
- Free yoga classes
- Discounted massage
- Ocean kayak instruction
- Dedicated staff kayaks
- Continuous wildlife viewing
- Use of lodge facilities including sauna, hot tub, meditation cabin, labyrinth, and wellness library
- Wi-Fi in your bedroom (bring your laptop)
- Fresh, local, organic lodge meals
- A well-stocked staff kitchen
- Delicious fresh produce from our garden
- Evening activities such as movies, games, and bonfires
- Group excursions, fishing trips, and nature exploration
- Access to nearby Kachemak Bay State Park hiking trails
- Living near one of the largest and most easily accessible glaciers in the area, Grewingk, including a staff glacier kayaking trip
- Summer employment opportunities year after year
- Living with like-minded individuals
- Interacting with our unique guests
- Forging lifelong friendships
Getting Here and Getting Around
Stillpoint in Halibut Cove is located across Kachemak Bay from Homer, Alaska. Homer is literally at the end of road south of Anchorage on the Kenai Peninsula. Staff members have access to boat transportation on the ferry and our personal lodge boats. Staff members get around Halibut Cove by walking and kayaking. Each staff member is given thorough training on kayak safety and mechanics.
Halibut Cove has no roads and is surrounded by water. The closest town is Homer, a boat ride away. Those who enjoy nature, reading, painting, photography and outdoor enthusiasts who love to hike and kayak will be delighted by this setting of great natural beauty, especially during the very long daylight hours of our Alaskan summers.
Be prepared to hit the ground running and adapt to our environment. Often, self-reflection and meeting the demands of a full work-load go hand in hand. Work days are long and enthusiasm is a must.
It is our common goal to focus on keeping an eye on repairs, remembering safety, reusing and recycling, eliminating waste, reducing environmental impact and increasing the sustainability of the facilities and resources used at Stillpoint.
Living in harmony with others is part of our daily practice. Staff must be able to work and live together in a professional manner. We invite you to consider the realities of working in such a remote location and living in close proximity with others.
*More details about our positions can be found here.*
Our lively, creative and accommodating bartender has fine dining service experience and provides our guests with excellent service and a memorable experience. A positive attitude, genuine interest in wine and craft beverages, excellent communication skills, and the ability to maintain front of house operations is essential.
This strong, hardworking individual buses and washes dishes 2-3 meals a day and works closely with our lodge chefs assisting with meal prep, bar backing, packing lunches for our adventurous guests and guides, and detail oriented cleaning.
Our charismatic, dependable marina manager has a passion for the ocean and fishing, sensibility for hospitality, minimum USCG 25 ton license, and discipline for routine upkeep of boats, spearheading repairs, cleaning and assisting with other lodge maintenance.
This responsible, cheerful, high-energy person is housekeeper for our manager's cabin and caregiver for her two daughters. Needs to be active and fit for this rustic environment, and willing to drive a skiff. Also assists with lodge kids program.
This friendly, enthusiastic, positive person is well-spoken, ready to learn our business inside and out to provide accurate information to our guests and help keep things running smoothly. Split your time also helping with guest housekeeping.
How to Apply
Stillpoint employs intentionally mindful, healthy and outgoing individuals with a proven commitment to first-class hospitality and environmental conservation.
Please spend some time reviewing our website and job listings and consider whether you are an eligible and like-minded candidate for our special team of employees.
If you are confident that Stillpoint Lodge in remote Halibut Cove, Alaska is the right place for you... Please follow the instructions on the "How to Apply" section on the Employment page of our website.