TEMSCO Helicopters, Inc.

An Alaskan Summer You Will Never Forget!

TEMSCO (an acronym from the words: Timber, Exploration, Mining, Survey, Cargo Operations) was founded in 1958 in Ketchikan, Alaska, and has operated in Alaska ever since. We were the first company to offer helicopter excursions in Alaska and believe that the best way to experience the raw beauty of the great land is from the air.

Denali National Park, Alaska.

About TEMSCO Helicopters, Inc.

Denali National Park was founded in 1917 and encompasses more than 6 million acres. It is also home to North America’s largest Mountain, Denali (20,310 feet).  As the third largest National Park in the United States, Denali National Park attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the world each year. Experience the beauty of this incredible landscape, while making life-long friends at Temsco Helicopters in Denali!

The Employee Experience

Join our team and work with a great group of people, see Alaska from a different perspective, and benefit from our excellent training programs, competitive pay, and perks! 

Ideal Candidate

All of our team members spend a great amount of time interacting with our guests and therefore play a vital role in their experience. We are looking for people that are willing to go above and beyond to make sure our guests have an experience of a lifetime. The following are characteristics that we look for in potential team members.

•       Must be a US citizen or have a green card – we will not be sponsoring any J1 visa applications.
•       Safety Focused
•       Enjoy working in customer service
•       Value working as a team
•       Friendly and outgoing
•       Polite and courteous
•       Willingness to learn
•       Excellent communication skills
•       Patience and a positive attitude

All employees are required to sign a contract when hired and agree to work for the term of the contract. Upon completion of their contract, employees are eligible for an end-of-season bonus.

Room and Board

TEMSCO offers complimentary employee housing for all Denali employees. We have single occupancy rooms, with shared amenities. We do everything we can to make sure that you are comfortable in your home away from home. As such, all housing units come fully furnished with a bed, necessary furniture, and bedding. Detached from the living quarters, we have a full kitchen/living area that includes limited supplies such as dishes, utensils, pots, and pans. Our accommodations include a clothes washer/dryer, with laundry detergent provided.

We take pride in providing top-notch employee housing, and we expect our employees to maintain this high standard. TEMSCO will provide the cleaning products to make it easier for you to keep your space nice and tidy, but it will be up to you and your housemates to work out an amicable cleaning schedule.

Employee Perks

•       All employees are encouraged to partake in our tours
•       Lifelong memories and friendships
•       Days off to explore Denali
•       Ability to enjoy complimentary or reduced rate local tours
•       Complimentary housing
•       Beautiful work surroundings
•       Employees are eligible for an end-of-season bonus upon contract completion
•       The chance to explore Big, Wild, ALASKA! 

Getting Here and Getting Around

It is the employee’s responsibility to make their own way to Anchorage. The local airport is Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC). We will meet in Anchorage 2 days prior to carpooling the vehicles north to Denali. Denali is approximately 250 miles north of Anchorage (4-5-hour drive). Temsco will provide accommodations for the 2 days in Anchorage prior to the drive north. This time in Anchorage will allow us to get acquainted with each other and gather necessary supplies for the summer. Denali has limited shopping options, resulting in inflated prices.

Another option is to drive to Anchorage/Denali. Denali National Park is very remote and bringing a vehicle can open opportunities for your days off. Although Temsco does provide a vehicle to run errands, it’s not a dependable mode of transportation for your days off. If you're feeling adventurous, and have a dependable vehicle, feel free to drive the few thousand miles to Denali along the Alcan or Cassiar highways. It's an incredibly beautiful trip. Don’t forget your passport!

Once in Denali, you’ll find that everything is in walking distance. We are located along the Nenana River just across from the National Park.  Biking is a common form of transportation; however, you would need to provide your own bicycle. Company housing is just a 5-minute walk/bike ride to the local restaurants and shops.

For Fun

This is the land of the Midnight Sun! While Denali is small you will quickly learn it is filled with adventures for anyone looking. Alaska is the perfect place for anyone that enjoys the outdoors. Employees can enjoy their free time kayaking, camping, hiking and so much more! 

As a TEMSCO employee, you will have the opportunity to take part of some phenomenal local excursions at a complimentary or reduced rate. You can spend your free time on a zip line course, horseback riding, a guided hike, bike tour, river rafting, and much more. After your big day of adventure, employees can unwind with dinner at one of Denali’s great eating establishments, listen to a local band, or roast s’mores around a campfire.  The opportunities for fun are limitless! 

How to Apply

Please download, print, and complete our PDF application (found on our website), or email us and we will send you one.  Scan and email back to denali_tours@temscoair.com.

Resumes are also accepted, but please note that we need a signed application on file in order to consider you for employment.

Please feel free to contact us at 907-683-0683 if you have any questions.


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