Trail Lake Lodge

Summer Jobs in Moose Pass, Alaska

Moose Pass originated over a century ago as a layover point on the famed iditarod Trail and as a construction camp. Starting in the 40's the lodge was a Peninsula landmark known as the Jockey Club. Renamed in 1989, Trail Lake Lodge has 22 rooms, a lakeside burled wood pavillion, a float plane dock and full service bar and restaurant.

Located on Moose Pass at Mile 29.5 on the Seward Highway between Anchorage and Seward.

About Trail Lake Lodge

We are very pleased that you are interested in employment opportunities at Trail Lake Lodge in scenic Moose Pass, Alaska! Here's some of what we have to offer.

  • Centrally located between Seward & Cooper Landing on the beautiful Kenai Peninsula.
  • Quiet, mountainous atmosphere and lakeside setting.
  • Comfortable on-site employee housing available.
  • Regular transportation to Seward available at no cost to employees.
  • Numerous hiking trails within close proximity.
  • Five day work week.

The Employee Experience

If you have not lived or worked in Alaska before, you will find the experience, the landscape and the new personal relationships you establish to be very unique and rewarding. The summer months bring thousands of vacationing tourists from all over the United States and the world to this region each year. Tourism is our core business. Many visitors from outside of Alaska will agree that once you have visited Alaska, you never mentally go all the way back home. A part of your Alaska experience will stay with you for a lifetime.

Although absolutely beautiful, working in Alaska may not be for everyone. If you are looking for a unique experience, working for and around employers and employees who truly care about you, enjoy working in a rural lakeside and mountainous setting 30 miles from the next larger town, thrive on outdoor activities such as hiking numerous nearby trails, canoeing, fishing, animal viewing or nature photography to name a few during your time off, and you consider yourself a true team player who is willing to give whatever necessary of yourself to accomplish the objectives of the business, then this opportunity may be just what you are looking for.

Ideal Candidate

Although absolutely beautiful, working in Alaska may not be for everyone. Employment at Trail Lake Lodge in Moose Pass, Alaska may be for you if:

  • If you are looking for a unique experience, working for and around employers and employees who truly care about you.
  • Enjoy working in a rural lakeside and mountainous setting 30 miles from the next larger town.
  • Thrive on outdoor activities such as hiking numerous nearby trails, canoeing, fishing, animal viewing or nature photography to name a few during your time off.
  • You consider yourself a true team player who is willing to give whatever necessary of yourself to accomplish the objectives of the business.

Room and Board

Private and semi-private housing is available on Trail Lake Lodge premises. Employee residence rooms are laid out essentially dormitory style, with a common hallway, common sitting area and shared bathrooms (one Male and one Female). Each room has either one double bed or two twin-size beds, a color television and a desk. Employees are provided towels and bed linens upon start of employment, but are expected to do their own laundry. Shared laundry facilities are also provided at no cost to the employee.  We also have wifi if you bring your laptop.

Cost: The daily rent for employees in Employee Housing is $8.00 per day for semi-private rooms, and $10.00 per day for a private room (if available). Please note that private rooms may not always be available. This amount will be automatically deducted from your bi-weekly payroll check. 

There is a full kitchen, including microwave oven, within the Employee Housing building which is shared by employees living in the employee residence area. This facility gives our employees the choice of either preparing their own meals or eating in the restaurant at a discount to menu pricing. This kitchen is for use by Trail Lake Lodge employees only. Please see our website for details on discounts we offer to employees in our restaurant.

Employee Perks

The basic work week at our facility is considered to be 40 hours. However, this is not a guarantee of hours. The work schedule may change as business conditions change. You will be paid by check every other Friday (semi-monthly) for work performed the previous two weeks. Hourly pay rates range from $9.90 - $13.00 per hour depending upon your position. 

Getting Here and Getting Around

Most of our employees travel to Alaska from somewhere in the lower 48 States and typically arrive by major airlines into Anchorage, 95 miles north of Moose Pass. Therefore, most of our employees do not have an automobile at their disposal while working in Moose Pass.

If you do have a car, Seward, Alaska is a beautiful 30 mile drive south from our location. Cooper Landing, Alaska is 17 miles to our West. Both of these communities are very tourist-oriented and offer much to do in the way of recreation. Employees needing an occasional change will find typical restaurants, bars, a movie theater, larger grocery stores, guided outdoor activities and clubs in each of these towns.

Other options often used by employees include bike riding, utilizing the commercial bus system, and sharing rides with co-workers and friends they have made in Moose Pass.

Applicants successfully completing the recruitment process are required to provide their own transportation to and from Anchorage, Alaska if coming in from out of state. You should verify your ability to secure this transportation, along with available dates of arrival & departure before submitting your application to us. In May we will provide weekly transportation from Anchorage to Moose Pass on Wednesday afternoons. If this does not fit in your arrival arrangements, there are two bus services (Seward Bus Line and the Park Connection) that can transport you from Anchorage to Moose Pass for a drop off. We will provide the necessary round trip travel arrangements from Anchorage to Moose Pass once we know your travel itinerary.

For Fun

Recreational activities include hiking numerous nearby trails, canoeing, fishing, animal viewing or nature photography to name a few.

Our Jobs

Assistant Manager

The Assistant Manager is responsible for assisting the General Manager/Owner in the day to day running of the business. Coordinate and develop group events to include (but not all inclusive) weddings, reunions, business meetings, organizational retreats, and coordination of group summer and winter activities.  Assist with the overall coordination for these events as needed.  This includes group vendor coordination, program structure, logistics, knowledge-sharing, group question and answers, familiarization of & researching targeted program topics where necessary, for all group programs assigned.  In conjunction with the Restaurant and Bar Manager, develop and recommend menus and meal prices for all special events.

Responsible for managing and posting on all Trail Lake Lodge social media accounts to include Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

Assist in hiring and training new employees. Responsible for coordinating with managers and employees for publishing the weekly work schedule.

Accomplish general bookkeeping for Trail Lake Adventures, LLC to include for daily sales, pricing, costs, accounts payable and accounts receivable.

Manage and reconcile room bookings on our booking system accounts to include Cloudbeds, Booking.com and Expedia on a daily/monthly basis.  

 Assist the General Manager of Trail Lake Adventures, LLC in carrying out duties as assigned.

 

General Lodge Worker

Responsible primarily for cleaning and sanitizing of lodge and motel guest rooms. Also responsible for cleaning and sanitizing of public restroom facilities and public areas in Main Lodge and Pavilion. Groundskeeping including lawn mowing, raking, trash pickup, painting and other miscellaneous duties also required on an as-needed basis. This position carries a diverse range of general duties. Deliver excellent customer service, meeting the guests' needs while following the guidelines of the establishment.

Line Cook

Responsible primarily for final food preparation and presentation with some food preparation work required, moderate dishwashing and general kitchen cleanliness.

Prep Cook

Responsible for preparation and presentation of buffet meals, dishwashing as needed, general kitchen prep and kitchen cleanliness.

Servers

Responsible for delivering meal service in a professional, healthy and pleasant manner while promoting food sales. Deliver excellent customer service, meeting the guests' needs while following the guidelines of the establishment.

How to Apply

You'll find more detailed employment information on our website as well as job descriptions.

Hiring decisions for the upcoming summer season will begin sometime in February, and you will be contacted to inform you of your personal status. There is a strong likelihood that a telephone interview will be conducted at that time.

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