Night Cook - Dishwasher - Host-Cleaner - Cleaner - Camp Maintenance
Work Arctic

Coldfoot Birds Eye View

Live & Work Summer "Midnight Sun" Season & Fall "Aurora" Season In Alaska's Brooks Mountain Range

Alaska's Brooks Range north of the Arctic Circle neighboring the Gates of the Arctic National Park

Seasonal

Night Cook - Dishwasher - Host-Cleaner - Cleaner - Camp Maintenance

Work Arctic
Location:
Coldfoot Camp --- Coldfoot, Alaska
Experience:
Some experience required
Start Date:
Job starts in about 1 month (May 01, 2020)

Reserve your front row seat for two of Nature's most impressive light shows --- live and work north of the Arctic Circle in Alaska’s Brooks Mountain Range --- 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, frozen grip on Alaska’s Central Brooks Mountain Range --- signaling that Coldfoot 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 Coldfoot Camp for the upcoming 2020 summer season --- ideally, a successful candidate will be available to begin work no later than late-May 2020 [or earlier!!!] and be available to work thru 30 September 2020 [or beyond!!!] --- if 4+ months of summer/fall work and adventure north of the Arctic Circle in Alaska’s Brooks Mountain Range sounds intriguing and exciting to you, please read on . . 

[We are currently hiring for the following Coldfoot Camp summer season positions:  NIGHT COOK -  DISHWASHER – CLEANER-HOST - CLEANER  -  CAMP MAINTENANCE ---  visit   www.workarctic.com   for more information.]                 



 

THE REGION

Coldfoot, Alaska --- two hundred sixty miles north of the nearest traffic light in Fairbanks --- two hundred forty miles south of the Arctic Ocean – sixty miles north of the Arctic Circle --- sixty miles south of the northermost extent of the tree line --- adjacent to the 8.2 million acre Gates of the Arctic National Park, the wilderness jewel of the National Park System --- surrounded by the remote wilderness and unpeopled expanses that are Alaska’s Brooks Mountain Range --- a landscape bathed in 24-hour daylight for four months [Apr 22 – Aug 20] --- located directly under the Aurora Oval, a geographic location that makes Coldfoot one of the very best places in the world to view the mysterious and awe-inspiring aurora borealis [Aug 21 – Apr 21] --- an arctic wilderness that only a self-selected few are fortunate enough to call home.


 

THE CAMP

Coldfoot Camp is located in Alaska at mile 175 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 COLDFOOT CAMP --- a legendary full-service hospitality center offering food, lodging, fuel, outdoor activities, and other services for those working, living, and recreating in the region.

Central to the soulful hospitality found at Coldfoot Camp is the Trucker’s Café [featured prominently on the hit reality tv show Ice Road Truckers] --- the Trucker’s Café is open year-round, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week [serving food from 6:00 AM to Midnight] --- during the summer months, Coldfoot Camp offers delicious breakfast and dinner buffet service in addition to year-round menu service featuring truckstop-style fare --- a Dalton Highway hospitality oasis, Coldfoot Camp plays host to recreational travelers, truckers, workers, and locals alike --- a place for the community of travelers to meet on Alaska’s wilderness highway.


 

THE WORK

Coldfoot Camp’s summer season formally begins in mid-May 2020 and ends 30 September 2020 --- ideally, a successful candidate will be available to begin work no later than late-May 2020 [or earlier!!!] and be available to work thru 30 September 2020 [or beyond!!!].

A coworker who successfully works through the 30 September 2020 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 NIGHT COOK, DISHWASHER, CLEANER-HOST, CLEANER, and CAMP MAINTENANCE positions for which we are NOW HIRING are as follows:


 

NIGHT COOK

RESPONSIBILITIES

The night 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 [recreational travelers, trucker, and workers] in our 80-seat roadside café --- our summer season food service features both menu and buffet service.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Execute final “line" food production activities required to fill night service menu orders.
  • Execute all food prep activities required for night menu service.
  • Assist with both prep and production activities associated with the production and assembly of “to-go” sack lunches.
  • Assist with dishwashing activities as required.
  • Execute all cleaning activities required to leave the kitchen “absurdly clean” at the end of the shift.

THE PERFECT FIT

The Coldfoot Camp night cook position is a perfect fit for an individual who:

  • Has previous line cooking and 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 north of the Arctic Circle in Alaska’s Brooks Mountain Range --- and, having the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with the guests we serve.

WORK SCHEDULE

6:30 PM – 2:30 PM;   5 days per week

COMPENSATION       

$10.00 / hour     PLUS     $500.00 season completion bonus     PLUS     room & meal


 

DISHWASHER

RESPONSIBILITIES

The dishwasher has primary responsibility for executing dishwashing, kitchen cleaning, and food storage organizing activities in support of our mission to cook delicious, handcrafted meals in our 80-seat roadside cafe --- our summer season food service features both menu and buffet service --- the dishwasher also assists with food prep activities as required.

THE PERFECT FIT

The Coldfoot Camp dishwasher position is a perfect fit for an individual who:

  • Loves to clean and organize --- and, has 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 work day.
  • Is excited about the opportunity to spend a summer “midnight sun” season and fall “aurora” season north of the Arctic Circle in Alaska’s Brooks Mountain Range --- and, having the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with the guests we serve.

WORK SCHEDULE      

Morning Shift --- 6:30 AM – 10:30 AM  &  1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Evening Shift --- 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM  &  10:00 PM - 2:00 AM

5 days per week

COMPENSATION      

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



 

CLEANER-HOST

RESPONSIBILITIES:

As cleaner, has primary responsibility for working with a team to carry-out all activities associated with executing on our "absurd cleanliness" mission --- cleaning responsibilities are focused on 109 guest rooms along with adjacent public areas and common restroom/shower facilities.

As 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 our 80-seat roadside/riverside café. 

Specific host responsibilities include:

  • Greet guests upon their entering the café [and, soulfully determine their needs].
  • Respond to guest questions regarding the Camp, the region, 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

The Coldfoot Camp host position is a perfect fit for an individual who:

  • Genuinely cares about and enjoys serving people.
  • Loves to clean --- and, has 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 work day.
  • Is excited about the opportunity to spend a summer “midnight sun” season and fall “aurora” season north of the Arctic Circle in Alaska’s Brooks Mountain Range --- and, having the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with the guests we serve.

WORK SCHEDULE      

As cleaner ---

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM [one hour meal break]

2 or 3 days per week

As host ---

Morning Shift --- 4:00 AM - 12:30 PM  [one hour meal break]

Afternoon Shift --- 12:30 PM - 9:00 PM  [one hour meal break]

Evening Shift --- 6:00 PM – 2:30 AM [one hour meal break]

2 or 3 days per week

COMPENSATION       

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


 

CLEANER

RESPONSIBILITIES

The cleaner has primary responsibility for working with a team to carry-out all activities associated with executing on our "absurd cleanliness" mission --- cleaning responsibilities are focused on 109 guest rooms along with adjacent public areas and common restroom/shower facilities.

THE PERFECT FIT

The Coldfoot Camp cleaner position is a perfect fit for an individual who:

  • Loves to clean --- and, has 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 north of the Arctic Circle in Alaska’s Brooks Mountain Range --- and, having the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with the guests we serve.

WORK SCHEDULE: 

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM  [one hour meal break]

5 days per week

COMPENSATION:

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


 

CAMP MAINTENANCE

RESPONSIBILITIES

The camp maintenance coworker has primary responsibility for assisting the camp maintenance support coworker [the individual empowered with overall maintenance responsibilities at our Camps] with all maintenance-related activities required to operate three remote Camps in Alaska’s Arctic --- and, in the camp maintenance support coworker’s absence, assumes primary responsibility for all Camp maintenance activities.

The workflow associated with the camp maintenance position is a blend of scheduled routine maintenance activities, unscheduled maintenance events, and long-term maintenance/construction projects.

The extreme arctic environment and remote locations associated with our Camps dictate the crucial reality that the camp maintenance position be filled by a highly-skilled and very well-rounded facility maintenance professional with significant previous experience.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

Scheduled Routine Maintenance Responsibilities

  • Check generators, change oil, perform periodic maintenance.
  • Monitor heating systems to prevent freeze-ups.
  • Monitor water and sewer systems.
  • Operate fuel truck to fill heating fuel tanks and make off-site fuel deliveries.
  • Operate grader to blade parking area in summer and remove snow in winter.
  • Operate loader for snow removal and materials handling.
  • Support or execute the repair of automobile or semi-truck tires.
  • Support or execute solid water disposal [tamping/moving dumpsters and incinerating cardboard].
  • Support or execute the dipping of fuel tanks to monitor fuel inventory levels.

Unscheduled Maintenance Responsibilities

[The following are just a few examples of maintenance-related challenges that occur in our remote arctic Camps and require immediate attention --- of course, the actual number of tasks/projects are infinite in both number and diversity.]

  • Repair/replace fuel dispenser hose on retail unleaded pump.
  • Repair leaking line on backhoe.
  • Install new brakes on front-end loader.
  • Troubleshoot/repair non-functioning reach-in cooler in kitchen.
  • Troubleshoot/repair partially functioning convection oven in kitchen.
  • Unthaw frozen sewer pipe at Trucker’s Café.
  • Troubleshoot/resolve water pressure issue in Inn.
  • Troubleshoot/resolve lack of electricity in a couple rooms in the Inn.

Long-Term Maintenance/Construction Responsibilities

[Once again, just a few examples of many.]

  • Assist with renovation of bathroom and trucker’s table area in the Trucker’s Cafe.
  • Assist with engineering upgrade to fans/controls associated with diesel generator cooling system.
  • Assist with installation of new oil burning stove in aurora watching cabin.
  • Assist with installation of new windows in 28-room Crew Quarters.
  • Assist with engineering/building new fuel delivery system for oil-burning hot water heater.

THE PERFECT FIT

The “camp maintenance” position is a perfect fit for an individual who:

  • Has significant previous facility maintenance experience.
  • Is a highly-skilled maintenance generalist [versus a specialist].
  • Has specific experience with the maintenance/repair of generators, engines, automobiles, heavy equipment, and kitchen equipment.
  • Can accept the realities associated with often being “on-call”.
  • Is willing to embrace the unglamorous maintenance tasks along with the glamorous.
  • Has always dreamed of living in Alaska and views excitedly the opportunity to take advantage of the endless opportunities for outdoor wilderness exploration that Alaska’s Arctic provides.

WORK SCHEDULE

The camp maintenance position is a full-time, year-round position --- the exact number of hours worked varies by day, week, month, and season --- but, as a general rule, the number of hours worked during the summer months is greater than the number worked during the winter months ---

May – September                    6 days / week                            10+ hours / day

October – April                         5 days / week                             8 + hours / day

Camp maintenance should expect to be “on-call” during non-work hours to be available to address unscheduled maintenance events.

An important part of the “work arctic” experience is exploring the amazing wilderness surrounding our Camps, or using our Camps as a base camp for exploring other parts of the world --- thus, the camp maintenance work schedule can be tailored to fit an individual’s specific life/work balance needs and advanced requests for multi-month time periods away from our Camps for a portion of the calendar year will be seriously considered.

COMPENSATION

Perhaps the most important consideration when determining whether the “work arctic” camp maintenance position provides a compensation structure that works for you is recognizing that it is a Camp-based position that includes the provision of lodging and meals as part of the overall compensation package --- thus, from an economic point-of-view is it an ideal fit for someone who can minimize or eliminate their cost-of-living expenses elsewhere in the world during the time period they are working with us.

In addition to the lodging and meals benefit, the wages and other benefits associated with the maintenance support position are as follows ---

Base salary or hourly wage negotiable [depending on experience and skill set] plus annual season completion bonus.

Eligibility for health insurance.

Eligibility for 401K retirement plan.


 

PLEASE REMEMBER

Coldfoot 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 Coldfoot Camp by visiting our employment website at www.workarctic.com --- if after further research you remain interested in being considered for employment at Coldfoot 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].