Dinner Cook - Baker-Breakfast-Lunch Cook - Relief Cook - Host - Cleaner-Dishwasher
Work Arctic

Live & Work Summer "Midnight Sun" Season & Fall "Aurora" Season On The Banks Of Alaska's Yukon River

Alaska's Yukon River near the Arctic Circle neighboring the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge

Seasonal

Dinner Cook - Baker-Breakfast-Lunch Cook - Relief Cook - Host - Cleaner-Dishwasher

Work Arctic
Location:
Yukon River Camp --- Yukon Crossing, Alaska
Experience:
Some experience required
Start Date:
Job starts soon! (May 01, 2018)

Reserve your front row seat for two of Nature's most impressive light shows --- live and work on the banks of the legendary Yukon River near the Arctic Circle in Alaska --- experience a surreal arctic summer bathed in 24-hours of daylight --- and --- an arctic fall directly under the "Auroral Oval", a geographic region offering aurora borealis viewing opportunities unrivaled anywhere on earth.

Long, sunny spring days are slowly loosening winter’s, seemingly steadfast, icy grip on a frozen Yukon River --- signaling that Yukon River Camp will soon be welcoming summer travelers along the Dalton Highway --- Alaska’s arctic highway.

We are now hiring for the final available positions at Yukon River Camp for the upcoming 2018 summer season.  Ideally, a successful candidate will be available to begin work no later than late-May 2018 [or earlier!!!] and be available to work thru 30 September 2018 [or beyond!!!] --- if 4+ months of summer work and adventure on Alaska’s Yukon River sounds intriguing and exciting to you, please read on . . . 

[We are currently hiring for the following Yukon River Camp summer season positions:  DINNER COOK  -  BAKER-BREAKFAST-LUNCH COOK  -  RELIEF COOK  -  HOST  -  CLEANER-DISHWASHER  ---  visit   www.workarctic.com   for more information.]                 


THE REGION

In mid-May, eight-foot thick ice on the world’s fifth largest river will grunt, groan, and crack before breaking-free and beginning the long journey downriver towards the Bering Sea. 

By mid-June, both commercial and subsistence fishers ply the Yukon’s water as they work to set-up seasonal fish camps in preparation for a season of netting the legendary Yukon River king salmon as they pass by on their 2,000-mile long spawning run. 

By late-July, adventurers in canoes and rafts pass-by, retracing the route of gold seekers who rode the waters of the mighty Yukon on their way to gold fields 100 years prior. 

By early-September, hunters and their boats descend on the Yukon River en masse, using its extended waterways to full advantage in an intense search for the mighty Yukon moose and the critical food source it will provide for the long winter ahead. 

By early-November, cold temperatures have once again formed a thick icy cap over the Yukon’s now frigid waters, signaling that once again winter has settled in.


THE CAMP

Yukon River Camp is located in Alaska just sixty miles south of the Arctic Circle at mile 56 of the Dalton Highway --- the Dalton Highway comprises the final 500 miles of the Pan-American Highway and is the only road in the Western Hemisphere to reach the Arctic Ocean --- at the center of this activity is YUKON RIVER CAMP --- a full-service hospitality center situated on the north-side of the only bridge in Alaska to cross the Yukon River providing food, lodging, fuel, and other traveler services to both visitors and residents of the region.

Central to the soulful hospitality found at Yukon River Camp is a popular and busy cafe --- recent years has seen the café transformed from a summer seasonal operation to a year-round Noodle House offering our travelling guests a menu featuring Chinese noodle soups, Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches, and Asian-inspired salads --- during summer “midnight sun” season a special burger menu is added featuring salmon burgers handcrafted with locally-caught Yukon River Keta Salmon along with flame-broiled burgers and traditional breakfast offerings.

Yukon River Camp offers simple, camp-style accommodations --- 42 guest rooms are split between two different Camp buildings --- the 16-room South Inn and the 26-room North Inn --- Yukon River Camp takes pride in providing both crew workers and adventure-seeking travelers exactly that which they seek --- a clean/comfortable room and a delicious handcrafted meal --- augmented by soulful hospitality.


 

THE WORK

Yukon River Camp’s summer season formally begins in mid-May 2018 and ends 30 September 2018 --- ideally, a successful candidate will be available to begin work no later than late-May 2018 [or earlier!!!] and be available to work thru 30 September 2018 [or beyond!!!].

A coworker who successfully works through the 30 September 2018 season completion date [minimum 4-month season] will earn a $500.00 season completion bonus --- the intent of which is to help defray the costs associated with the coworker’s responsibility to provide their own transportation to/from Alaska.

ALL COWORKERS ARE PROVIDED A ROOM AND THREE MEALS PER DAY AT NO COST TO THE COWORKER.


The details associated with the DINNER COOK, BAKER-BREAKFAST-LUNCH COOK, RELIEF COOK, HOST, and CLEANER-DISHWASHER positions for which we are NOW HIRING are as follows:

DINNER COOK

RESPONSIBILITIES

The “dinner cook” has primary responsibility for a diverse set of food production activities focused on cooking delicious, handcrafted meals in our "scratch" kitchen for an equally diverse make-up of guests [travelers, locals, and workers] in an 80-seat roadside/riverside café --- our summer season food service offers our dining guests a menu featuring Chinese noodle soups, Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches, Asian-inspired salads alongside our “midnight sun” season burger menu.

       Specific responsibilities include:

  • Execute final “line” preparation of noodle soups, banh mi sandwiches, burgers, and salads to fill dinner menu orders.
  • Primary responsibility for executing large batch production of stocks and proteins used in the scratch preparation of soups, sandwiches, and salads.
  • Execute all other food prep activities required to support soup, sandwich, and salad production.
  • Assist with dishwashing activities as required.
  • Assist with front-of-the-house activities as required.
  • Execute all cleaning activities required to leave the kitchen “absurdly clean” at the end of the shift.

THE PERFECT FIT

The Yukon River Camp “dinner cook” position is a perfect fit for an individual who:

  • Has previous line cooking experience in a commercial kitchen.
  • Views favorably the idea of working in a "scratch" kitchen versus an "industrial" kitchen. 
  • Views favorably the idea of working in a non-corporate work environment
  • Likes to work hard [not just in concept, but in reality!!!]
  • Thrives on work requiring serious flexibility and multi-tasking.
  • Views favorably the idea of having a physical work component to their workday.
  • Is excited about the opportunity to spend a summer “midnight sun” season and fall “aurora” season on the banks of the Yukon River --- and, having the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with fellow co-workers and the guests we serve.

WORK SCHEDULE:  2:00 PM – 10:30 PM;  5 days per week

COMPENSATION: base hour wage [negotiable dependent on culinary skills and experience]   PLUS $500.00 season completion bonus PLUS room & meals


BAKER-BREAKFAST-LUNCH COOK

RESPONSIBILITIES

The “baker-breakfast-lunch cook” has primary responsibility for a diverse set of food production activities focused on cooking delicious, handcrafted meals in our "scratch" kitchen for an equally diverse make-up of guests [travelers, locals, and workers] in an 80-seat roadside/riverside café --- our summer season food service offers our dining guests a menu featuring Chinese noodle soups, Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches, Asian-inspired salads along with our “midnight sun” season burger menu.

 Specific responsibilities include:

  • Execute final “line” preparation to fill breakfast menu orders.
  • Execute all kitchen baking production --- the primary production focus being burger buns, cookies, cakes, and pies.
  • Execute final “line” preparation of noodle soups, banh mi sandwiches, burgers, and salads to full lunch menu orders.
  • Primary responsibility for executing all food prep activities required for breakfast menu service.
  • Assist with large batch production of stocks and proteins used in the scratch preparation of soups, salads, sandwiches, and salads.
  • Assist with dishwashing activities as required.
  • Assist with front-of-the-house activities as required
  • Execute all cleaning activities required to leave the kitchen “absurdly clean” at the end of the shift.

THE PERFECT FIT

The Yukon River Camp “baker-breakfast-lunch cook” position is a perfect fit for an individual who:

  • Has previous line cooking and/or baking experience in a commercial kitchen --- OR --- is new to a commercial kitchen but has a sincere and enthusiastic willingness to develop new culinary skills.
  • Views favorably the idea of working in a "scratch" kitchen versus an "industrial" production kitchen.
  • Views favorably the idea of working in a non-corporate work environment
  • Likes to work hard [not just in concept, but in reality!!!]
  • Thrives on work requiring serious flexibility and multi-tasking.
  • Views favorably the idea of having a physical work component to their workday.
  • Is excited about the opportunity to spend a summer “midnight sun” season and fall “aurora” season on the banks of the Yukon River --- and, having the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with the guests we serve.

WORK SCHEDULE:  5:30 AM – 2:00 PM;  5 days per week

COMPENSATION:  base hourly wage [negotiable dependent on culinary skills and experience]  PLUS $500.00 season completion bonus  PLUS room & meals 


RELIEF COOK

RESPONSIBILITIES

The "relief cook" has primary responsibility for a diverse set of food production activities focused on cooking delicious, hand-crafted meals in our "scratch" kitchen for an equally diverse make-up of guests [travelers, locals, and workers] in an 80-seat roadside/riverside café --- our summer season food service offers our dining guests a menu featuring Chinese noodle soups, Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches, Asian-inspired salads along with our “midnight sun” season burger menu.

The relief cook is responsible for working the baker-breakfast-lunch and dinner shifts on those respective cook's day's off --- thus specific responsibilities include:

Baker-breakfast-lunch cook responsibilities [2 or 3 days per week]

  • Execute final “line” preparation to fill breakfast menu orders.
  • Execute all kitchen baking production --- the primary production focus being burger buns, cookies, cakes, and pies.
  • Execute final “line” preparation of noodle soups, banh mi sandwiches, burgers, and salads to full lunch menu orders.
  • Primary responsibility for executing all food prep activities required for breakfast menu service.
  • Assist with large batch production of stocks and proteins used in the scratch preparation of soups, salads, sandwiches, and salads.

Dinner cook responsibilities [2 or 3 days per week]

  • Execute final “line” preparation of noodle soups, banh mi sandwiches, burgers, and salads to fill dinner menu orders.
  • Primary responsibility for executing large batch production of stocks and proteins used in the scratch preparation of soups, sandwiches, and salads.
  • Execute all other food prep activities required to support soup, sandwich, and salad production.
  • General kitchen responsibilities [5 days per week]
  • Assist with dishwashing activities as required.
  • Assist with front-of-the-house activities as required
  • Execute all cleaning activities required to leave the kitchen “absurdly clean” at the end of the shift.

THE PERFECT FIT

The Yukon River Camp “relief cook” position is a perfect fit for an individual who:

  • Has previous line cooking and/or baking experience in a commercial kitchen.
  • Views favorably the idea of working in a "scratch" kitchen versus an "industrial" production kitchen. 
  • Views favorably the idea of working in a non-corporate work environment
  • Likes to work hard [not just in concept, but in reality!!!]
  • Thrives on work requiring serious flexibility and multi-tasking.
  • Views favorably the idea of having a physical work component to their workday.
  • Is excited about the opportunity to spend a summer “midnight sun” season and fall “aurora” season on the banks of the Yukon River --- and, having the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with the guests we serve.

WORK SCHEDULE: 5:30 AM – 2:00 PM; 2 or 3 days per week [baker-breakfast-lunch cook shift]; 2:00 PM - 10:30 PM;   2 or 3 days per week [dinner cook shift]

COMPENSATION       

Base hourly wage [negotiable dependent on culinary skills and experience]    PLUS     $500.00 season completion bonus     PLUS     room & meals


HOST

RESPONSIBILITIES

The host has primary responsibility for a VERY diverse set of guest-service activities focused on extending soulful hospitality to an equally diverse make-up of guests [travelers, locals, and workers] in an 80-seat roadside/riverside café --- our summer season food service offers our dining guests a menu featuring Chinese noodle soups, Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches, Asian-inspired salads along with our “midnight sun” season burger menu.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Greet guests upon their entering the café [and, soulfully determine their needs].
  • Respond to guest questions regarding the Camp, the region, the river, or the highway.
  • Seat those guests choosing to dine with us, take orders, and serve food/drink.
  • Cashier all Camp sales [meals, lodging, fuel, gifts, mercantile].
  • Check-in overnight lodging guests.
  • Keep gift area organized and welcoming [fold, fold, fold!!!].
  • Clean café and public restrooms.
  • Assist with fuel and propane fill-ups when required.
  • Assist with dishwashing activities as required.
  • Assist with food prep activities as required.

THE PERFECT FIT

Yukon River Camp “host” position is a perfect fit for an individual who:

  • Genuinely cares about and enjoys serving people.
  • Likes to work hard [not just in concept, but in reality!!!]
  • Thrives on work requiring serious flexibility and multi-tasking.
  • Views favorably the idea of having a physical work component to their workday.
  • Is excited about the opportunity to spend a summer “midnight sun” season and fall “aurora” season on the banks of the Yukon River --- and, having the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with the guests we serve.

SCHEDULE: Morning Shift --- 5:30 AM – 2:00 PM; 2 or 3 days per week; Evening Shift --- 2:00 PM – 10:30 PM; 2 or 3 days per week

COMPENSATION: $10.00 / hour PLUS $500.00 season completion bonus PLUS room & meals 


CLEANER-DISHWASHER

RESPONSIBILITIES

As a cleaner mid-day, has primary responsibility for all activities associated with executing on our "absurd cleanliness" mission --- cleaning responsibilities are focused on 42 guest rooms along with adjacent public areas and common restroom/shower facilities.

 As a dishwasher in the late-afternoon thru early evening, has primary responsibility for executing all dishwashing and kitchen cleaning activities associated with the cook-to-order menu service in an 80-seat roadside/riverside café --- our summer season food service offers our dining guests a menu featuring Chinese noodle soups, Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches, Asian-inspired salads along with our “midnight sun” season burger menu.

THE PERFECT FIT

The Yukon River Camp “cleaner-dishwasher” position is a perfect fit for an individual who:

  • Loves to clean --- and, had great attention to detail.
  • Likes to work hard [not just in concept, but in reality!!!].
  • Thrives on work requiring serious flexibility and multi-tasking.
  • Views favorably the idea of having a physical work component to their workday.
  • Is excited about the opportunity to spend a summer “midnight sun” season and fall “aurora” season on the banks of the Yukon River --- and, having the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with the guests we serve.
     

WORK SCHEDULE: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM [cleaner]; 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM [dishwasher]; 5 days per week

COMPENSATION: $10.00 / hour PLUS $500.00 season completion bonus PLUS room & meals


PLEASE REMEMBER

Yukon River Camp is committed to providing a drug-free workplace [this includes marijuana] in accordance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 --- thus, all applicants should feel comfortable submitting to pre-employment, random, and “for cause” drug testing. 

INTERESTED???

Learn more about “working arctic” at Yukon River Camp by visiting our employment website at www.workarctic.com --- if after further research you remain interested in being considered for employment at Yukon River Camp please complete our online employment application [the completion of the online employment application is an employment requirement].

How to Apply

Complete the "work arctic" online employment application [the completion of which is an employment requirement].