Talkeetna Air Taxi

Soar to new heights this summer with the Glacier Landing Company!

Join us on a Denali flightseeing tour and experience one of the great mountain landscapes on earth. Over six million acres of mile high granite gorges, ancient blue glaciers and endless icy peaks... let's go!

Talkeetna and Denali National Park, Alaska!

About Talkeetna Air Taxi

Come join the historically rich family of Talkeetna Air Taxi!

Talkeetna Air Taxi (est. 1947), originally called Talkeetna Air Service, is an Alaska-based flight company. We operate wheel-ski equipped bush planes and helicopters, and is one of less than a half-dozen air services with a permit to land in Denali National Park.  Historically our business included supply runs to remote homesteads and prospecting claims—we now focus primarily on flight seeing, support for climbers, fishing charters, and heli-hikers. 

We have relationships with customers and the community that go back for years, rich with stories and adventures, we hope you become a part of. Our back yard is truly one of the most spectacular in the world and each season promises a new Alaskan experience. 

The Employee Experience

I love working for Talkeetna Air, everyone  treats you like family. They have get togethers for the staff and family. I have made new friends from all over the world while working here.   

Talkeetna is a fun, unique town!

  • Views of landscape and wildlife is phenomenal!
  • Tight knit community
  • Easily accessible by highway
  • Increased amount of amenities such as close grocery store, gas, restaurants, shops, etc

- Vivian Ramsey 

Working at TAT, this summer, is by far the best office experience I've ever had; and one of the overall neatest experiences! I enjoyed the fun yet professional work environment. The people are amazing and unforgettable. This "Florida girl" was definitely out of her comfort zone as far as the cooler summer weather and living arrangements; those elements ended up being very good for me. In saying all of that, Alaska is beautiful and definitely worth visiting. TAT is a great place to work! I learned so much and I will always think of Talkeetna fondly.

- Renee Renyolds

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for Talkeetna Air Taxi would be an individual invested in living in Talkeetna. This person is a motivated self-starter, who can communicate well with others, and has a desire to learn and grow within the dynamic world of aviation and tourism.  

Room and Board

Talkeetna Air Taxi does not provide room and board.  We do, however, have a rental house that accommodates three employees and the rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis.   With a good reputation for responsible/reliable renters, we also have connections with several rental businesses in town that we can recommend potential employees.    

Employee Perks

As a benefit of your employment with TAT, we are pleased to offer: 

  • Opportunities to fly in the Alaska Range on a space available basis.  
  • Two (2) free flights a season for friends and family
  • Use of company shower
  • Free on-site laundry
  • Use of kitchenette 
  • Employee potlucks and BBQs
  • Free/discounted Talkeetna Air Taxi merchandise
  • Opportunity to participate in our Patagonia Pro program
  • Subsidized Costco Membership
  • Reduced/no cost local activities (Space available basis during summer season)

Getting Here and Getting Around

Talkeetna is located 2.5 hours by car from Anchorage.  Follow Alaska Highway 1 north 35 miles to the junction of Highway 3 just east of the town of Wasilla. Turn on Highway 3 north (the George Parks Highway) and follow it another 64 miles to the Talkeetna Spur Road junction. Take a right and follow the Spur Road 14 more miles to Talkeetna. 

We highly recommend having your own vehicle if you are living in here.  If working seasonally, it is not as important, as most destinations in town are accessible by foot and bike.  A vehicle will provide you with a means to visit more distant areas of Alaska.  

There are several options for getting to Talkeetna.  The Alaska Railroad runs a limited schedule in the winter and there are shuttle companies out of Anchorage.  Schedule vary from winter season to summer season. 

For Fun

Talkeetna is a dynamic community with a variety of activities to get involved in whether you are single or raising a family. See list below: 

  • KTNA Talkeetna Community Radio - Volunteer to read the news or have your own show
  • Denali Arts Council - Get involved with local theater group and events in town
  • Musicians - Community Orchestra welcomes all seasoned/budding musicians. Local Open Mic nights and pick up bands
  • Northern Susitna Institue - Local Folk school.  Share your talent or take a class
  • Birch Creek Farm/The Grove - Get involved with our local sustainable agriculture
  • Talkeetna Community Schools -   Local Classes, movie nights and pick up sports
  • Talkeetna Friend of the Library - Book Clubs, children's programs
  • Talkeetna Running Club
  • Denali Nordic Ski Club
    • Great nordic ski trails
    • Ski the Oosik classic ski race
  • Volunteer Opportunities are endless: 
    • Talkeetna Community Food Bank
    • Talkeetna Recycling
    • Talkeetna Historical Society
    • Talkeetna Ambulance
    • Talkeetna Fire Department
  • Climbing 
    • Great access to the Alaska Range
    • Improve your skills in the mountains with our local guiding services
  • Rafting
  • World Class Fishing
  • Hiking/Biking
  • Community Events
    • Local Concerts
    • Christmas Cookie Take and Bake at the Roadhouse
  • Enjoy our annual Brewfest 
  • Improve your photography skills with Aurora Dora taking pictures of the Northern lights
  • Learn to mush dogs

Our Jobs

Seasonal Customer Service/Office Staff

Talkeetna

JOB TITLE: Seasonal Office Staff

Supervisor: Office Manager

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION: 

The ideal candidate has a keen desire to learn about the aviation industry and a solid background in customer service, computer and phone skills and can work independently during peaks and flows of business.  Ability to work with staff in  all departments.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Intimate knowledge of the reservation system 
  • Acts as the front line/first impression embodying the company’s vision and culture
  • Ensure timely and accurate customer service
  • Handle complaints and specific customer requests
  • Strong record keeping skills and organization

MINOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Landscaping Coordination - Flowers
  • General upkeep, cleaning and beautifying office and surrounding area
  • Social Media skills are a plus

 

QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE JOB:

Strong computer knowledge and ability to navigate and troubleshoot cloud based reservation systems

Strong communications skills, Solid knowledge of MS office, general bookkeeping, and office management procedures

Ability to multi-task and strong problem solving skills

Contract: 6 months

Job Closing: 01/1/2018

Wage Range:  $14-$17/hour

Interested candidates please contact:

michelle@talkeetnaair.com

907-733-2218

Year-round Customer Service/Office Staff

Talkeetna

JOB TITLE: Year Round Office Staff

Supervisor: Office Manager

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION: 

The ideal candidate has a keen desire to learn about the aviation industry and a solid background in customer service, computer and phone skills and can work independently during peaks and flows of business.  Ability to work with staff in  all departments.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Intimate knowledge of the reservation system 
  • Can work well independently
  • Acts as the front line/first impression embodying the company’s vision and culture
  • Ensure timely and accurate customer service
  • Handle complaints and specific customer requests
  • Troubleshoot office emergencies
  • Train seasonal staff
  • Monitor stock and office supplies
  • Strong record keeping skills and organization
  • Strong Radio skills and ability to interact with pilots
  • Maintaining Inventory records for retail operations
  • Ability to interact with Social media sites, such as trip advisor, instagram, facebook…

 

MINOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Landscaping Coordination - Flowers
  • General upkeep, cleaning and beautifying office and surrounding area

 

QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE JOB:

Strong computer knowledge and ability to navigate and troubleshoot cloud based reservation systems

Strong communications skills, Solid knowledge of MS office, general bookkeeping, and office management procedures

Ability to multi-task and strong problem solving skills

Permanent/Full Time Year Round:  4 weeks unpaid time off during winter months

Job Closing Date:  11/05/2017

Wage Range:  $15-$20/hour

Interested candidates please contact:

michelle@talkeetnaair.com

907-733-2218

Year-round Office Manager

Talkeetna

JOB TITLE:  Office Manager

Supervisor: Annie Duquette

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION: 

The ideal candidate has experience in the aviation industry or has a keen desire to learn about the industry, is self-motivated and can orchestrate smooth interactions between the business office, mechanics and pilots. 

We are looking for a Front Office Manager for our Air Taxi. You will act as the “face” of our company and ensure visitors receive a heartwarming welcome. You will also coordinate all front desk activities, including flight coordination and dispatch, calls, reservations and guest services.  Ideal candidate has management experience in the aviation and tourism industry.

As Front Office Manager, you should combine a pleasant personality with a dynamic professional attitude to supervise and lead our team. Our ideal candidate can deal efficiently with a fast paced dynamic environment can handle complaints and has a solid customer service approach.

Ability to delegate assigned tasks effectively

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Hiring, training, building a strong seasonal and year-round office staff
  • Ensuring all discipline issues are addressed in a timely manner
  • Intimate knowledge of the reservation system and website
  • Coordinating the fast paced and efficient scheduling and dispatch of flights
  • Clear and concise radio communication with pilots
  • Scheduling staff
  • Travel agent/Tour group liaison
  • Charter flight/Climbing expedition support oversite
  • Compile data for NPS Concession Reporting
  • Ensure timely and accurate customer service
  • Handle complaints and specific customer requests
  • Troubleshoot emergencies
  • Monitor stock and order office supplies
  • Keep updated records of office expenses and costs
  • Ensure company’s policies and security requirements are met
  • Strong record keeping skills and organization
  • Oversite of retail operations
  • Collaborate with General Manager on Advertising and Marketing deadline

 

MINOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Landscaping Coordination - Flowers
  • General upkeep, cleaning and beautifying office and surrounding area

QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE JOB:

Proven work experience Managing and Training Staff

Strong computer knowledge and ability to navigate and troubleshoot cloud based reservation systems

Strong communications skills, can navigate several departments at once while insuring that all parties internally and externally are taken care of.

Solid knowledge of MS office, general bookkeeping, and office management procedures

Ability to multi-task and strong problem solving skills

Permanent Full time/year round:  11 month work schedule, with 1 month paid vacation during winter

Job Closing Date:  11/05/2017

Wage Range:  $50,000-$72,000/year depending on experience

Interested candidates please contact:

michelle@talkeetnaair.com

907-733-2218

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