The Sea Bean

Wildflowers along the bike path/waterfront trail in Seward.
The Sea Bean from 4th Ave.
The Sea Bean is located on the first floor of the tan building with red trim
View from inside the cafe
Inside the Sea Bean
Hiking the Lost Lake trail in Seward
Small Boat Harbor in Seward. The Sea Bean is less than a mile from the harbor.
Seward from the top of Mt. Marathon
Kayak opportunities abound in Seward!
Aialik Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park from a tourboat.
Dogsled camp on a glacier in Seward.
Sea otters from a tour boat.
The halibut and salmon fishing is unparalleled in Seward!
Harding Icefield trail
Lost Lake trail in Seward
sunrise in the Harbor

Brew up wonderful Alaskan memories this summer at the Sea Bean cafe!

The Sea Bean is a funky cafe located in a vintage building in the heart of downtown Seward, Alaska. We serve local espresso and coffee drinks, brew up the best loose-leaf tea in the state, have local beer and wine, and offer a creative breakfast and lunch menu. Our employees get to meet people from all over the world, and have opportunities to explore Kenai Fjords National Park and beyond.

Seward is 120 miles south of Anchorage, nestled into a fjord. Seward is the gateway to Kenai Fjord National Park.

About The Sea Bean

Do you love being outside? Are you independent? Do you love meeting new people? Working at the Sea Bean gives our employees the opportunities of a lifetime. Hiking, kayaking, biking, whale-watching and more are right out our front door. On the job, you'll be able to meet people from all over the world. The Sea Bean is a locally-owned coffee shop that serves up hot and cold drinks, breakfast, and lunch. Our sister company, Sauerdough Lodging, is a boutique nightly rental facility with 5 unique apartments that are located directly above the Sea Bean. We are committed to showing our guests true Alaskan hospitality, whether they are staying with us, stopping by for breakfast, or both...and we need employees who are as adventurous as our guests in order for us to make this happen!

The Employee Experience

Work Hard. Take care of customers. Quality Matters. Make your teammates better. Get outside. Have Fun. That's it in a nutshell.

Ideal Candidate

Hard workers who are passionate about customer service and meeting new people.

Room and Board

Limited on-site housing is available for $8 per day. Housing consists of shared rooms located on the first floor behind the Sea Bean. There is a bunk bed in each room (first come, first serve). Bedding included. We also have shared laundry (coin operated), a shared fully-equipped kitchen, and 2 shared bathrooms available. Rooms have mini-fridges in them. All utilities are included, along with free wi-fi. $200 refundable security deposit and $25 cleaning supplies fee (this covers your toilet paper, etc) required.

Each shift includes one (non-alcoholic) drink.

Employee Perks

Zip-lining, kayaking, white water rafting, glacier hiking, whale watching, etc. are all available to our employees at either a reduced rate or comped (free). Most companies will comp you at the beginning of the season.

Getting Here and Getting Around

Fly into Anchorage, take either the train or a bus to Seward, which is 120 miles. We can help you arrange the transportation to Seward, and pick you up when you arrive in town. Once you're here, it is possible to walk everywhere you need to go, but having a bike makes it more fun. The city of Seward also operates a free shuttle in the summertime, with stops at most major points in town.

For Fun

There are many beautiful hiking trails in the area- several of them just out our back door! Kayaking, mountain biking, camping, zip-lining, dog-sledding, whale-watching, and fishing are all common activities that you can take advantage of while you are in Seward.

Our Jobs

Our season generally runs from May 15 - Sept 15 each year. Preference is given to applicants that can stay the entire season.

Barista- part time

Part-time barista position available for our summer season. Flexible hours. Housing not available. This position would be perfect for someone who already has a full-time seasonal job in Seward and just needs to pick up a few additional hours. Must be available for a Skype or FaceTime interview.


Line Cook (full time)


This position is for a full-time, primary line cook. Will work morning shifts. Previous experience working a line preferred. Must have food handler's card, or be willing to get one within 2 weeks of hiring.

• Be nice, be clean, and be on time- our motto, and we stick to it.

Please fill out our application on our website if interested- we'll contact you with more job details!


Line cook 2 (Full time)


Full time line cook- may work morning or afternoon shifts as needed. Previous experience running a line preferred, and a love for food required. Must have food handler's card, or be willing to get one within 2 weeks of hiring.

• Be nice, be clean, and be on time- our motto, and we stick to it.

Please fill out our application on our website if interested- we'll contact you with more job details!


How to Apply

Fill out our online employment app on our website, and we will reach out to you shortly! We use Skype and FaceTime for interviews. We look forward to speaking with you soon!

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