Work at a Gem of a Stop in Scenic Cooper Landing
Wildman's is a convenience store, liquor store, deli, laundromat and showers, and we have a cab and shuttle service. We are open year round but summer is when our store is hopping.
Beautiful mountains, blue-green waters of Kenai Lake and River, wildlife, fishing, hiking, and a job... Doesn’t that sound like heaven?
About Wildman TR Inc.
Wildman’s in Cooper Landing Alaska is looking for summer help for the 2019 summer in our own little piece of heaven. During the summer, we're open from 6:00am until 11:00pm, 7 days a week. Our start times are staggered during the day to ensure proper staffing during our peak times. We have clerk jobs, stocking jobs, food preparation, combinations of these jobs, shuttle cab driving spots some part time or full time. A full-time position is 40 hours a week and we strive to give full-time employees two consecutive days off each week.
Our store is close to fishing, rafting, and hiking so there are lots of outdoor activities close by to enjoy on days off. During May, there is a local softball tournament and if you want to play, we have a team! During the summer, Moose Pass (about 15 miles from here) has a Summer Solstice fair, and other events on the Peninsula. We all work hard and play hard. We have a covered picnic area in our housing area with a barbecue and tables for our employee's benefit. There is a fire pit and numerous evenings employees will gather for a chat around a fire. We have housing available and RV spots if you bring your own accommodations.
The Employee Experience
We strive to create an enjoyable, friendly work environment. We host barbeques for the staff every month. Transportation is a challenge if you do not have a personal automobile, but employees work with each other to offer rides and do things together. If someone is going into one of the larger towns (50 miles away) they will pick up groceries for each other, offer rides, etc. We have direct deposit so the worry of getting a paycheck to the bank is alleviated and there is an ATM on premise. If you love the outdoors, this is the place to come. There are many rafting opportunities on the Kenai River, hiking trails close and wildlife to be viewed.
We do offer discounts to our employees on a meal while they are working, movie rentals coffee and wi-fi.
We want employees 21 years old or older as we sell alcohol. Our business is helping and serving people in a fast paced environment, so it’s required that you are friendly, courteous and helpful and can multitask. Employees must be honest, hardworking, and enjoy the semi-remote wilderness. The season is May 1-September 30. (If driving over the Alcan, this can be shortened in September to avoid bad weather.)
- Shuttle drivers are required to be at least 25 years of age, and at least two years of on the job driving is preferred and had passenger transportation experience. Must be able to back a trailer. This position is June-September.
- Food Prep/Dishwasher position season is May-September.
- Merchandiser/Stocker position season is May-September.
We would like our staff to start arriving early May or earlier and everyone be here by May 15 and stay until late September or early October. A position until October 15 is possible.
Room and Board
On-site, single occupancy rooms are available starting at $300.00 per month plus tax, double occupancy $200.00 each plus tax. There is a possibility of having a roommate. RV sites with water and electricity available at no charge. We have a commons area with a covered pavilion, barbecue grills, and a fire pit.
All of the required Alaska serving requirement certifications are paid for when the season is completed. Free Wi-Fi is available at the store and in staff housing. Free showers and half price laundry, free espresso drinks and discounted meals, while on shift. Wildman's offers a fantastic teamwork oriented working environment. We work to make sure that your work experience and time here is enjoyable and fulfilling.
Getting Here and Getting Around
We will provide all transportation to and from the Anchorage airport. Housing is on the property so getting to work is easy. Cooper Landing has multiple restaurants and bars, a post office, grocery store, library, Kenai Lake and Kenai River, and visitor’s center all within walking distance. A transit van that travels to nearby cities stops every day, so you can hop on and enjoy the peninsula!
Cooper Landing has it all, world-class salmon and trout fishing, amazing mountain biking, hiking, rafting and wildlife viewing. Local bars have live music all summer and lots of great employee barbecues.