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  • Base Camp Host - Guest Service - Summer 2019

    Guest Service
    Arctic Base Camp [Summer]

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    BASE CAMP HOST - Guest Service

    Guest Services coworkers are primarily responsible for coordinating all activities associated with guest departures from and returns to Fairbanks. This includes preparing materials such as snack coolers, guide boxes etc. needed by the guides on the road. It also involves greeting guests as they arrive, checking them in for their various tours, making any certificate corrections and setting appropriate expectations. Guest Services gives a thorough briefing at the start of each tour, using soulful honesty to prepare everyone for the realities they will encounter during their experience, and addressing any questions, concerns or trepidations guests may have. The start of a tour is a time when many things are happening simultaneously, and an ability to maintain calm under such conditions is definitely an asset.

    Guest Services coworkers will often shuttle people to or from our Northern Alaska Tour Company headquarters in 15 passenger vans. Also, Guest Services takes primary responsibility for the essential task of keeping our terminal and restrooms tidy, clean and sanitary.

    NATC has an open office environment, so coworkers have the pleasure of constant interaction with each other – we pride ourselves in professional, respectful communication combined with a deep level of caring. Guest Services coworkers are especially active in maintaining open communications with guides, Reservations and other parts of the NATC family.

    Guest Services works especially closely with Reservations, and coworkers in both positions are cross-trained to perform many of the same tasks. This ensures that communications with guests are expeditious, accurate and consistent.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The base camp 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 either departing on or returning from a travel adventure in Alaska's Arctic --- the base camp host is empowered with the extremely important responsibility of ensuring that each departing guest has expectations for their travel experience set at a level that can be met and exceeded by both the guide and the experience.

    Specific responsibilities include:

    • Prepare guide supply boxes for each departing experience as needed.
    • Obtain knowledge of guest needs/dynamics for each departure/arrival.
    • Develop daily guest service logistics plan.
    • Communicate with guide and others on logistics associated with each departure/arrival.
    • Operate 15-passenger van to shuttle guests to/from terminal as required.
    • Soulfully greet each departing/arriving guest upon his/her arrival at terminal.
    • Deliver a pre-experience expectations orientation for each departing group of guests.
    • Complete revenue sheet for each departure.
    • Perform cleaning-related activities at the terminal.
    • Clean and organize incoming food coolers.
    • Work on food prep activities as time allows.
    • Soulfully greet walk-in guests and appropriately respond to their needs.
    • Execute retail-related activities as required.
    • Assist with reservations activity as required.
    • Assist with ramp-related activities as required.
    • Assist with purchasing/expediting activities as required.
    • Assist with other tasks or activities as required.

    THE PERFECT FIT

    The "base camp host - guest service" 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 work day.
    • Is excited about the opportunity to spend a summer embracing Alaska's Arctic --- and, having the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with the guests we serve.

    SCHEDULE:        

    Morning Shift          3:00 AM – 11:30 AM [30-minute meal break];   5 days per week

    Afternoon Shift       11:00 AM – 8:00 PM [30-minute meal break;   5 days per week

    Evening Shift          5:30 PM - 2:00 AM [30-minute meal break];   5 days per week

    COMPENSATION:        

    $10.00 / hour     PLUS     $500.00 season completion bonus     PLUS     housing

    [costs associated with meals are a coworker responsibility --- the housing facility does have a common-use kitchen/dining area] 

    WHEN DOES THIS POSITION BEGIN?

    Once someone is hired for this position, they are responsible for getting themselves to Fairbanks, AK to start our Professional Vehicle Operator Training on Monday, April 29th.  Training will be part-time until mid-May. Full time work begins in mid-May when our Midnight Sun (summer) season starts. The Midnight Sun season ends in late September when we transition to Aurora (winter) tours.  We do require that all Arctic Base Camp coworkers stay working full time until September 21st, although some may be able to stay until October 1st and even later if desired.   

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  • Base Camp Host - Reservations - Summer 2019

    Guest Service
    Arctic Base Camp [Summer]

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    BASE CAMP HOST - Reservations

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    This is the first point of contact for most of our guests and requires a sincere, caring and soulful personality. An ability to multi-task is a definite asset in this environment where calls and emails come from around the world and an incredible variety of questions, concerns, and clarifications pop up throughout the day.   We pride ourselves in professional, respectful communication combined with a deep level of caring.

    Northern Alaska Tour Company has a diversity of interests and sister companies, including camps at Deadhorse, Coldfoot, the Yukon River, and Healy (Denali National Park); a local commuter air service, and, of course, a wide range of tours and tour options for visitors. Reservations coworkers answer the phones (and emails) for all of these interests, taking care of questions that come up or directing callers to someone who can.

    Reservations is primarily responsible for booking tours for guests – by phone, email, and occasionally, walk-in. This involves becoming familiar and competent with the variety of tour options NATC offers as well as our reservations software.

    Reservations coworkers work closely with Guest Services in face-to-face interactions with guests; greeting folks as they arrive for the start of their tours as well as when they return, running shuttles (in a 15 passenger van) when needed and other similar essential tasks.

    Since reservations usually has the initial interaction with a guest, it is very important that they make a quick and warm connection – good first impressions engender a level of trust that makes all subsequent conversations more positive and productive.

    Specific responsibilities include:

    • Answer and appropriately direct phone calls.
    • Soulfully respond to phone and walk-in inquiries.
    • Soulfully take phone, walk-in, fax, mail and email reservations. 
    • Execute required follow-up on and confirmation of guest reservations. 
    • Produce experience-related documents.
    • Operate 15-passenger van to shuttle guests to/from terminal as required.
    • Perform cleaning-related activities at the terminal.
    • Work on tour food prep activities as time allows.
    • Soulfully greet walk-in guests and appropriately respond to their needs.
    • Execute retail-related activities as required.
    • Assist with reservations activity as required.
    • Assist with ramp-related activities as required.
    • Assist with purchasing/expediting activities as required.
    • Assist with other tasks or activities as required.

    THE PERFECT FIT

    The "base camp host - reservations" position in 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.
    • Enjoys a work environment that is faced-paced and very dynamic. 
    • Is excited about the opportunity to spend a summer embracing Alaska's Arctic --- and, having the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with the guests we serve.

    WHEN DOES THIS POSITION START?

    Once someone is hired for this position, they are responsible for getting themselves to Fairbanks, AK to start our Professional Vehicle Operator Training on Monday, April 29th.  Training will be part-time until mid-May. Full time work begins in mid-May when our Midnight Sun (summer) season starts. The Midnight Sun season ends in late September when we transition to Aurora (winter) tours.  We do require that all Arctic Base Camp coworkers stay working full time until September 21st, although some may be able to stay until October 1st and even later if desired.   

    SCHEDULE:        

    Morning Shift          5:30 AM – 2:30 PM [30-minute meal break];   5 days per week

    Morning Split:         5:30 am - 2:00 pm / 7:00 am – 3:30 pm [30-minute meal break]

    Afternoon, Evening and the Split positions are 4/5 days per week on a three-week rotation

    Afternoon Shift       11:00 AM – 8:00 PM [30-minute meal break];   5 days per week

    Evening Shift         4:30 PM - 2:00 AM [30-minute meal break];   5 days per week

    Afternoon/Evening Split: 11:00 am – 7:30 pm or 4:30 pm – 1:00 am [30-minute meal break]

    COMPENSATION:        

    $10.00 / hour     PLUS     $500.00 season completion bonus     PLUS     housing

    [costs associated with meals are a coworker's responsibility --- the housing facility does have a common-use kitchen/dining area] 

     
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  • Baker - Summer 2019

    Kitchen
    Coldfoot Camp [Summer]

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    Has primary responsibility for all baked good production activities related to both menu and buffet service in a fast-paced roadside cafe.

    $10.00 / hour  +  room and meals  +  $500.00 season completion bonus

    [NOTE:  base wage is negotiable dependent on the culinary skills and experience of the candidate]

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  • Breakfast Cook - Summer 2019

    Kitchen
    Coldfoot Camp [Summer]

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    Has primary responsibility for all food production activities related to both menu and buffet breakfast service in a fast-paced roadside cafe.

    $10.00 / hour  +  room and meals  +  $500.00 season completion bonus

    [NOTE:  base wage is negotiable dependent on the culinary skills and experience of the candidate]

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  • Breakfast-Baker Relief Cook - Summer 2019

    Kitchen
    Coldfoot Camp [Summer]

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    Has primary Responsibility for baked good and breakfast food production activities related to both menu and buffet service in a fast-paced roadside cafe.

    $10.00 / hour  +  room and meals  +  $500.00 season completion bonus

    [NOTE:  base wage is negotiable dependent on the culinary skills and experience of the candidate]

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  • Cleaner - Summer 2019

    Guest Services
    Coldfoot Camp [Summer]

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    Responsible for cleaning rooms and indoor/outdoor public areas in a 109-room roadside lodging property.

    $10.00 / hour  +  room and meals  +  $500.00 season completion bonus  

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  • Cleaner-Host - Summer 2019

    Guest Services
    Coldfoot Camp [Summer]

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    Responsible for cleaning rooms and indoor/outdoor public areas in an 109-room roadside lodging property.

    Responsible for assisting with all front-of-the-house activities [including greeting, serving, bussing, cashiering] related to both menu and buffet service in a fast-paced roadside cafe.

     $10.00 / hour  +  room and meals  +  $500.00 season completion bonus 

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  • Dishwasher - Summer 2019

    Kitchen
    Coldfoot Camp [Summer]

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    Responsible for all dishwashing activities and assisting with food production prep work related to both menu and buffet service in a fast-paced roadside cafe.

    $10.00 / hour  +  room and meals  +  $500.00 season completion bonus.

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  • Host - Summer 2019

    Guest Services
    Coldfoot Camp [Summer]

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    Responsible for assisting with all front-of-the-house activities [including greeting, serving, bussing, cashiering] related to both menu and buffet service in a fast-paced roadside cafe.

    $10.00 / hour  +  room and meals  +  $500.00 season completion bonus 

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  • Lunch Cook - Summer 2019

    Kitchen
    Coldfoot Camp [Summer]

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    Responsible for assisting with all food production activities related to both menu and buffet service in a fast-paced roadside cafe.

    $10.00 / hour  +  room and meals  +  $500.00 season completion bonus

    [NOTE:  base wage is negotiable dependent on the culinary skills and experience of the candidate]

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  • Maintenance-Cleaner - Summer 2019

    Maintenance
    Coldfoot Camp [Summer]

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    In a maintenance role, has responsibility for tire repairs done on both passenger vehicle and semi-truck tires --- also assists the maintenance team in other areas of facility maintenance --- including [but not limited to] snow removal, removing/burning trash, monitoring/refueling fuel tanks, maintaining diesel generators, and monitoring heating/water systems. 

    As a cleaner, has responsibility for cleaning both guest rooms and indoor/outdoor public areas in a 109-room roadside lodging and food & beverage property.             

    $10.00 / hour  +  room and meals  +  $500.00 season completion bonus

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  • Night Cook - Summer 2019

    Kitchen
    Coldfoot Camp [Summer]

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    Responsible for assisting with all food production activities related to both menu and buffet service in a fast-paced roadside cafe.

    $10.00 / hour  +  room and meals  +  $500.00 season completion bonus

    [NOTE:  base wage is negotiable dependent on the culinary skills and experience of the candidate]

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  • Camp Support - Summer 2019

    Guest Services
    Deadhorse Camp [Summer]

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    CAMP SUPPORT

    Responsibilities:

    The camp support position plays a primary leadership role in ensuring that Deadhorse Camp successfully executes on both its soulful hospitality and absurd cleanliness missions.

    Responsibilities include:

    1) Producing daily room registration and room cleaning documents [excel spreadsheets] and coordinating with the cleaners to ensure the Camp's "absurd cleanliness" mission is met on a daily basis

    2)  Checking-in Deadhorse Camp overnight guests and providing a brief "Camp-survival" orientation.

    3) Executing basic bookkeeping responsibilities on a daily basis.

    4) When required, working "hands-on" with the cleaner-dishwashers to ensure successful execution of the cleaning of 42 guest rooms along with adjacent public areas and common restroom/shower facilities.

    The Deadhorse Camp camp support position is a great fit for a person with previous hospitality experience interested in gaining leadership experience in a “non-corporate” hospitality setting.

    Schedule:

    11:00 AM – 8:00 PM; 6 days per week

    [actual hours will vary by day and by week]

    Compensation:

    $12.00 / hour   PLUS   $1,000.00 transportation reimbursement season completion bonus   PLUS   room and meals   PLUS   polar bear viewing excursion

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  • Cleaner-Dishwasher - Summer 2019

    Guest Services
    Deadhorse Camp [Summer]

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    CLEANER-DISHWASHER

    Responsibilities:

    As a cleaner [morning], 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 [late-afternoon/evening], has primary responsibility for executing all dishwashing and kitchen cleaning activities associated with dinner buffet service for between 40 to 90 guests.

    Schedule:  

    Cleaner ---  7:00 AM – 11:30 AM  &  12:30 PM – 5:00 PM;  5 or 6 days / week  

    Cleaner-Dishwasher --- 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM  &  5:00 PM - 10:00 PM;  5 or 6 days / week

    [actual hours will vary by day/week]

    Compensation: 

    $10.00 / hour   PLUS   $1,000.00 season completion bonus   PLUS   room and meals   PLUS   polar bear viewing excursion

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  • Prep-Lunch Cook - Summer 2019

    Kitchen
    Deadhorse Camp [Summer]

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    PREP-LUNCH COOK

    Responsibilities:

    The prep-lunch cook has primary responsibility for executing a buffet lunch or cook-to-order lunch service for between 10 and 40 guests --- and, is also responsible for providing support to the baker-breakfast cook related to the production of a breakfast buffet or cook-to-order breakfast service for between 40 and 90 guests

    Additionally, the prep-lunch cook has primary responsibility for all prep activities related to the buffet lunch, cook-to-order grill service, sack lunch production, and the dinner salad bar.

    The prep-lunch cook position is a great fit for someone who has breakfast and/or grill experience in a professional kitchen who, at the same time, is a “foodie” who would look forward to producing creative and delicious lunch buffets on a daily basis.

    Schedule:      

    5:00 AM – 2:00 PM;  5 or 6 days / week

    [actual hours worked will vary by day and by week]

    Compensation:

    base hourly wage [negotiable based on culinary skills and experience]  PLUS  $1,000.00 season completion bonus  PLUS  room and meals  PLUS  polar viewing excursion

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  • Bookkeeper Support

    Accounting / Supply Chain
    Northern Alaska Tour Company

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    Bookkeeper Support --- Northern Alaska Tour Company

    The “Bookkeeper Support” position plays a leadership role within the Accounting Zone, helping support coworkers with their daily tasks.  Specific responsibilities include:

    • Answer phone calls and managing appropriate follow-through.
    • Assist with prioritizing workflow of fellow coworkers.
    • Track on the monthly, quarterly, and seasonal flow of the various activity streams to ensure their completion.
    • Engage in ongoing project work.
    • Maintain updated Accounting Zone procedures.
    • Process revenue/deposits and execute associated entries.
    • Prepare/post vendor payables.
    • Calculate time-cards and execute bi-weekly payroll procedures.
    • Perform internal review and verification of account accuracy.
    • Review reservations for anticipated deposits and update contact log.
    • Assist with collection emails/phone calls of guests/customers.
    • Review/organize incoming accounting source documents.
    • Process credit card transactions and execute credit card terminal batch settlements.
    • Post vendor invoices and credit card purchases.
    • Pay loans, direct vendors, and commissions.
    • Reconcile/pay account vendor and credit card statements.
    • Update schedule and managerial data in computer spreadsheets.
    • Assist with retail gift/apparel inventory.
    • Complete other activities and responsibilities as required.

    The Bookkeeper Support position is a perfect fit for an individual who:

    • Thrives on work requiring both flexibility and multi-tasking
    • Appreciates organization
    • Pays attention to detail
    • Enjoys finding balance between an active office environment and focusing on work
    • Effectively communicates with others, both written and spoken
    • Takes pride in a job well done
    • Enjoys life year-round in Fairbanks

    Northern Alaska Tour Company places tremendous importance on finding and hiring someone who is the right fit with our company as opposed to someone who has extensive previous bookkeeping experience.  Life experience is a plus!

    Work Schedule:               

                    Full time position

                    Minimum of 30 minutes for lunch; longer if you would like

                    Must have capacity to work some weekend days throughout the year

                    Actual hours worked each day may vary by day and by season/activity

    Pay DOE

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  • Cleaner (Must Reside in Alaska)

    Night Operations
    Northern Alaska Tour Company

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    Night operations includes the mechanics who care for the operations side of our ground vehicles, and the cleaners who make sure these vehicles are clean and tidy. These are the people behind the scenes who do the essential work that mostly gets noticed if it is NOT done well.

    Mechanics and mechanics assistants are responsible for becoming knowledgeable and competent in the maintenance and repair of our 15 passenger Econoline F350 vans and Freightliner 24 passenger coaches as well as regulations governing commercial passenger vehicles. Mechanics foster open communication with guides and other vehicle operators who may have first-hand knowledge of specific mechanical issues that develop while vehicles are on the road. Each vehicle is inspected at the conclusion of every tour, routine maintenance is performed as well as any non-routine issues that may come up. In addition, mechanics and mechanic assistants are responsible for maintaining a clean and well-organized work space, ordering parts and supplies and keeping vehicle maintenance records complete and up-to-date.

    The cleaning crew keeps both coaches and vans spick and span to maintain safety standards and ensure the highest level of guest satisfaction possible. This includes both the exterior as well as the interior of the vehicles. In addition, cleaners are responsible for fueling vehicles prior to each tour, and keeping all on-board maintenance equipment complete and in good working order.

    The cleaner is responsible for completing all activities associated with the cleaning of 15-passenger vans and 25-passenger coaches. The cleaner is also responsible for assisting with the cleaning of the shop and office environment.
     
    Obtain knowledge of the number of incoming and outgoing excursions.
    Organize the cleaning work area in preparation for cleaning activity.
    Clean interior of tour vehicles.
    Clean exterior windows of tour vehicles as required.
    Clean shop and office areas.
    Perform any special cleaning tasks as required.
    Organize the cleaning work area upon completion of all cleaning activities.
    Assist with other tasks and activities as required.

    This position is YEAR ROUND with seasonal bursts of activity that will allow for occasional overtime hours.   We are looking for individuals who LOVE TO CLEAN, enjoy working HARD and are proud of doing their job well.  The first three months with our company are considered a "trial period" to make certain that this position is a good fit for the individual and the company.   
     
    Work Schedule: 
    Mid-May to September 
    5 to 8 hours per day:
     12:00am [midnight] - 8:30 am [30-minute meal break]
    5 days per week
    25 - 40 hours 
     
    October - Mid-May
    5 to 8 hours per day: 2am to 10:30am  [30-minute meal break]
     
    Compensation

    Initial Employment $13.00/hr 

    3 months      $13.50/hr + $0.50/hr annual bonus = $14.00/hr

    6 months      $14.00/hr + $1.00/hr annual bonus = $15.00/hr

    9 months      $14.50/hr + $1.50/hr annual bonus = $16.00/hr

    1 year           $15.00/hr + $2.00/hr annual bonus = $17.00/hr

     
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  • Guest Service --- Summer 2019

    Guest Services
    Northern Alaska Tour Company

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    Guest Service - Summer Seasonal

    Guest Services coworkers are primarily responsible for coordinating all activities associated with guest departures from and returns to Fairbanks. This includes preparing materials such as snack coolers, guide boxes etc. needed by the guides on the road. It also involves greeting guests as they arrive, checking them in for their various tours, making any certificate corrections and setting appropriate expectations. Guest Services gives a thorough briefing at the start of each tour, using soulful honesty to prepare everyone for the realities they will encounter during their experience, and addressing any questions, concerns or trepidations guests may have. The start of a tour is a time when many things are happening simultaneously, and an ability to maintain calm under such conditions is definitely an asset.

    Guest Services coworkers will often shuttle people to or from our Northern Alaska Tour Company headquarters in 15 passenger vans. Also, Guest Services takes primary responsibility for the essential task of keeping our terminal and restrooms tidy, clean and sanitary.

    NATC has an open office environment, so coworkers have the pleasure of constant interaction with each other – we pride ourselves in professional, respectful communication combined with a deep level of caring. Guest Services coworkers are especially active in maintaining open communications with guides, Reservations and other parts of the NATC family.

    Guest Services works especially closely with Reservations, and coworkers in both positions are cross-trained to perform many of the same tasks. This ensures that communications with guests are expeditious, accurate and consistent.

    Specific Responsibilities

    The guest service position has primary responsibility for coordinating all activities associated with guest departures from and return arrivals to Fairbanks.  The position is empowered with the important responsibility of ensuring that each guest departs on an experience with expectations set at a level that can be exceeded by the guide and the experience.  Additionally, the position is responsible for assisting reservations with inquiry, reservation, and document production activities.

    Prepare guide supply boxes for each departing experience as needed.

    Obtain knowledge of guest needs/dynamics for each departure/arrival.

    Develop daily guest service logistics plan.

    Communicate with guide and others on logistics associated with each departure/arrival.

    Operate 15-passenger van to shuttle guests to/from terminal as required.

    Greet each departing/arriving guest upon his/her arrival at terminal.

    Deliver a pre-experience expectations orientation for each departing group of guests.

    Complete revenue sheet for each departure.

    Perform cleaning-related activities at the terminal.

    Clean and organize incoming food coolers.

    Work on experience food prep activities as time allows.

    Greet walk-ins and appropriately respond to needs.

    Execute retail-related activities as required.

    Assist with reservations activity as required.

    Assist with ramp-related activities as required.

    Assist with purchasing/expediting activities as required.

    Assist with other tasks or activities as required.       

    Training

    Professional Vehicle Operator training begins in late- April. Training will be part-time beginning in late- April until early to mid-may. We can arrange this training around someone's work, family or school schedule if needed. Full time work begins in mid-May when the Midnight Sun (summer) season starts. Summer season ends in late September when we transition to winter tours. 

    Schedule

    This is a summer seasonal position that continues through the end of September.   There is potential for seasonal positions to transition into year round positions in the fall and winter!

    HOURS: 4/5 days per week: three-week rotation 
    [week one -- 5 days / week two -- 5 days / week three -- 4 days]

    Morning: 3:00 am - 11:30 am [30-minute meal break]
    Afternoon: 11:00 am -- 8:00 pm [60-minute meal break]
    Evening: 5:30 pm -- 2:00 am [30-minute meal break]

    Guest Service candidates must be at least 19 years of age by May 2019. 

    All candidates must possess the ability to successfully complete Northern Alaska Tour Company's 2019 Professional Vehicle Operator Training program and must complete a pre-employment drug test.

    Online applications only. Please apply @ www.northernalaskajobs.com. You are welcome to call our office @ 474-8600 and ask for Robert or Michelle with any questions!

     
     
     
     
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  • Guide - Must Have Alaska Experience

    Guest Services
    Northern Alaska Tour Company

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    Guiding with Northern Alaska Tour Company is a high-energy position best suited to individuals who make social connections easily, who genuinely love interacting with others and who thrive in positions of responsibility.   

    All of our tours are ground-based, traveling into northern Alaska on the industrial road called the Dalton Highway. We use 15 passenger vans configured to carry fewer than 10 persons and 25 passenger coaches. We share the road with heavy trucks freighting material to Deadhorse on the Arctic Coast of Alaska to support the oil fields around Prudhoe Bay; other tour operators and work crews; and, every once in a while, independent private vehicles. Guides share the story of Alaska's Arctic - the human history from early Native inhabitants to Russian fur traders to gold miners, homesteaders and the oil industry; as well as the natural history of permafrost, the boreal forest, and its wild creatures. They manage the day and guest expectations, help guests make connections to each other and to the environment, and generally ensure that each guest is as comfortable, engaged and enjoying themselves as possible.

    Our guide training includes intensive Professional Vehicle Operator Training that will result in the obtaining of a class B commercial driver license and competency with CB radios and communication protocols for interacting with other Dalton Highway users. In addition, beginning guides receive instruction in tour design and in effective, professional guiding techniques. There is a three day field seminar early in the summer during which time is devoted to the basic knowledge one is expected to master, and guides will do a "ride-along" tour with a seasoned veteran before going out with their first group.

    All guides start out conducting our Arctic Circle Drive Adventure. This long-time staple of NATC begins in Fairbanks, ground tours north along the Elliott Highway to the homestead at Joy and the Arctic Circle Trading Post, past the historic gold mining district of Livengood (now a ghost town) to the Dalton Highway. From the junction of the Dalton, the tour continues north to the Yukon River, Finger Mountain and finally the Arctic Circle. After that, it turns and comes back along the same road, stopping in different places on the way into Fairbanks. The total distance to the Circle and back is almost exactly 400 miles - a fairly slow and rough 400 miles.

    Please consider applying as a part time or full time guide if all of the following applies to you:
    -You enjoy working hard with satisfying results!
    -You would absolutely enjoy sharing with visitors your enthusiasm for the land and peoples that are Alaska's Arctic! 
    -You want to work with a team of coworkers passionately committed to working together to create a high-quality travel experience in Alaska's Arctic!
    -You want to work in a positive work environment with coworkers that are supportive of each other's personal goals!
    -You would embrace having a physical work environment that is the splendor of Alaska's Arctic!
    -You would appreciate the personal growth resulting from the challenges accompanying the independence and responsibility associated with guiding or coordinating a group!
     
    Guiding seasons: 
    Aurora Season (Aug 21-April 21)
    Midnight Sun Season (April 21-August 21)
     
    We do have year round guides, so guides joining our team in the winter months are given the option to stay on through the Midnight Sun Season.   
     
    Training: Begins ASAP. Our Professional Vehicle Operator Training program is 140+ hours, we compensate for these hours at minimum wage. Everyone must successfully complete our program regardless of previous commercial operating experience. 
     
    Schedule:
    1 to 4 days per week [1 day during slower periods, 4 days during peaks] 
    12 to 18 hours per day [dependent upon the excursion guided]
    18 to 50 hours per week [dependent upon full time or part time status] 
     
    Full-time and/or part-time year round and seasonal positions are available
     
    COMPENSATION
     
       First Year Guide: $12.00/hr + $1.00/hr season completion bonus + gratuities 
       (On average 30-50% of weekly hours are overtime)  
       FYI: Second Year Guide:  $14.00/hr + $1.00/hr season completion bonus 
        
     
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  • Mechanic

    Night Operations
    Northern Alaska Tour Company

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    Night operations includes the mechanics who care for the operations side of our ground vehicles, and the cleaners who make sure these vehicles are clean and tidy. These are the people behind the scenes who do the essential work that mostly gets noticed if it is NOT done well.

    Mechanics and mechanics assistants are responsible for becoming knowledgeable and competent in the maintenance and repair of our 15 passenger Econoline F350 vans and Freightliner 24 passenger coaches as well as regulations governing commercial passenger vehicles. Mechanics foster open communication with guides and other vehicle operators who may have first-hand knowledge of specific mechanical issues that develop while vehicles are on the road. Each vehicle is inspected at the conclusion of every tour, routine maintenance is performed as well as any non-routine issues that may come up. In addition, mechanics and mechanic assistants are responsible for maintaining a clean and well-organized work space, ordering parts and supplies and keeping vehicle maintenance records complete and up-to-date.

    The cleaning crew keeps both coaches and vans spick and span to maintain safety standards and ensure the highest level of guest satisfaction possible. This includes both the exterior as well as the interior of the vehicles. In addition, cleaners are responsible for fueling vehicles prior to each tour, and keeping all on-board maintenance equipment complete and in good working order.

    Specific Responsibilities

    The mechanic and mechanic assistant are responsible for performing a detailed post/pre-tour inspection on all incoming tour vehicles; troubleshooting and repairing any mechanical deficiencies; executing all scheduled routine maintenance; and completing all required shop clean-up, organization, and record keeping.
     
    Obtain knowledge of the number and type of incoming and outgoing vehicles.
    Organize shop and any incoming parts and supplies.
    Review/organize any incoming vehicle condition reports.
    Identify vehicles due for scheduled routine maintenance.
    Communicate with the incoming guides about the mechanical condition of the vehicles.
    Communicate night operations activities with the vehicle washer.
    Perform a detailed mechanical inspection on each incoming vehicle.
    Troubleshoot and address any mechanical deficiencies.
    Execute scheduled routine maintenance.
    Organize and clean the shop upon completion of maintenance activities.
    Update vehicle maintenance records.
    Identify maintenance parts and supplies that need to be replenished/ordered.
    Assist with other tasks and activities as required.

    Schedule

    mid-May to mid-September [exact begin and end dates can be flexible]
     
    5 days per week
     
    8 to 10 hours per day: 12:00 am - 8:00 am

    Compensation

    Hourly wage is dependent on experience + $2.00/hr season completion bonus 

     

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  • Reservations --- Summer 2019

    Guest Services
    Northern Alaska Tour Company

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    Reservations

    This is the first point of contact for most of our guests and requires a sincere, caring and soulful personality. A large part of the job is answering phone calls from guests and sales agents all around the world and an ability to multi-task is a definite asset in this environment where an incredible variety of questions, concerns, clarifications etc. pop up throughout the day. The Northern Alaska Tour Company office is an open environment, so coworkers have easy access to institutional experience and knowledge, as well as the pleasure of constant interaction with one another. We pride ourselves in professional, respectful communication combined with a deep level of caring.

    Northern Alaska Tour Company has a diversity of interests and partner companies, including camps at Deadhorse, Coldfoot, the Yukon River, and Healy (Denali National Park); a local commuter air service, and, of course, a wide range of tours and tour options for visitors. Reservations coworkers field questions for all of these enterprises, either answering them directly or putting callers in contact with others who can.

    Reservations is primarily responsible for booking tours for guests. This involves becoming familiar and competent with our reservations software, and of course, the variety of tour options NATC offers.

    Reservations coworkers also work closely with Guest Services in face-to-face interactions with guests; greeting people as they arrive for the start of their tours as well as when they return, running shuttles (in a 15 passenger van) when needed and other similar essential tasks such as printing tour certificates. In fact, Reservations coworkers are cross-trained to perform many of the tasks that fall under the auspices of the Guest Services.

    Since Reservations usually has the initial interaction with a guest, it is extremely important to make a quick and warm connection – good first impressions engender a level of trust that makes all subsequent conversations more productive and positive.

    Specific Responsibilities

    The reservations position is primarily responsible for working as a member of the reservations team to successfully execute all activities related to inquiries, reservations, and document production. Additionally, the afternoon reservations position is responsible for assisting the guest service team with all activities related to guest arrivals and departures to/from the terminal.
    Specific Responsibilities
    Answer and appropriately direct phone calls.
    Greet walk-ins and appropriately respond to needs.
    Respond to phone and walk-in inquiries.
    Take phone, walk-in, fax, mail, and e-mail reservations.
    Execute required follow-up on and confirmation of guest reservations.
    Produce experience-related documents.
    Operate 15-passenger van to shuttle guests to/from terminal as required.
    Perform flight-related activities as required.
    Assist with phone, fax, mail, e-mail, and label inquiry fulfillment as required.
    Assist with other reservations activities as required.
    Assist with guest service activities for all excursions as required.
    Assist with ramp activities as required.
    Assist with the performance of accounting activities as required.
    Assist with other tasks or activities as required.

    Training  

    Training will begin in late April for our PVOT (Professional Vehicle Operator Training) program and in early May for the Reservations position.  We can arrange this training around someone's work, family or school schedule if needed.    Full time work will begin in Mid-May.    

    Schedule

    This is a summer seasonal position that continues through the end of September.   At this time, the position may transition to full time, year round if we have positions open.

    Morning: 5:30 am - 2:00 pm [30-minute meal break]

    Morning Split: 5:30 am - 2:00 pm / 7:00 am – 3:30 pm [30-minute meal break]

    Day: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm [30-minute meal break]

    Afternoon, Evening and the Split positions are 4/5 days per week on a three-week rotation

    Afternoon:  11:00 am – 7:30 pm [30-minute meal break]

      Evening: 4:30 pm - 1:00 am [30-minute meal break]

    Afternoon/Evening Split: 11:00 am – 7:30 pm or 4:30 pm – 1:00 am [30-minute meal break]

     
    Compensation
    $12.00 / hr + $1 / hr season completion bonus
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  • Year Round Guest Service Host

    Guest Services
    Northern Alaska Tour Company

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    Year-round Guest Service coworkers learn how to perform both the Reservations and Guest Service Host positions.

    Reservations

    This is the first point of contact for most of our guests and requires a sincere, caring and soulful personality. A large part of the job is answering phone calls from guests and sales agents all around the world and an ability to multi-task is a definite asset in this environment where an incredible variety of questions, concerns, clarifications etc. pop up throughout the day.

    Northern Alaska Tour Company has a diversity of interests and partner companies, including camps at Deadhorse, Coldfoot, the Yukon River, and Healy (Denali National Park); a local commuter air service, and, of course, a wide range of tours and tour options for visitors. Reservations coworkers field questions for all of these enterprises, either answering them directly or putting callers in contact with others who can.

    Reservations is primarily responsible for booking tours for guests. This involves becoming familiar and competent with our reservations software, and of course, the variety of tour options NATC offers.

    Reservations coworkers also work closely with Guest Services in face-to-face interactions with guests; greeting people as they arrive for the start of their tours as well as when they return, running shuttles (in a 15 passenger van) when needed and other similar essential tasks such as printing tour certificates. In fact, Reservations coworkers are cross-trained to perform many of the tasks that fall under the auspices of the Guest Services.

    Since Reservations usually has the initial interaction with a guest, it is extremely important to make a quick and warm connection – good first impressions engender a level of trust that makes all subsequent conversations more productive and positive.

    Guest Service Host

    Guest Service coworkers are primarily responsible for coordinating all activities associated with guest departures from and returns to Fairbanks. This includes preparing materials such as snack coolers, guide boxes etc. needed by the guides on the road. It also involves greeting guests as they arrive, checking them in for their various tours, making any certificate corrections and setting appropriate expectations. Guest Services gives a thorough briefing at the start of each tour, using soulful honesty to prepare everyone for the realities they will encounter during their experience, and addressing any questions, concerns or trepidations guests may have. The start of a tour is a time when many things are happening simultaneously, and an ability to maintain calm under such conditions is definitely an asset.

    Guest Services coworkers will often shuttle people to or from our Northern Alaska Tour Company headquarters in 15 passenger vans. Also, Guest Services takes primary responsibility for the essential task of keeping our terminal and restrooms tidy, clean and sanitary.

    NATC has an open office environment, so coworkers have the pleasure of constant interaction with each other – we pride ourselves in professional, respectful communication combined with a deep level of caring. Guest Services coworkers are especially active in maintaining open communications with guides, Reservations and other parts of the NATC family.

    Guest Services works especially closely with Reservations, and coworkers in both positions are cross-trained to perform many of the same tasks. This ensures that communications with guests are expeditious, accurate and consistent.

    HOURS:

    Full time hours: 30-40 hours a week, hours will vary by season and time of year, as our tours fluctuate greatly from month to month. 

    Shifts in the winter (Aurora Season) months will be between the hours of 7am and 8pm (8.5 hour shifts with a 1/2 hour lunch break). In the summer months, we are open nearly 24 hours a day - so we have shifts that start as early as 3:30am and end as late as 2am. This span of time is covered in three different shifts.

    Year Round Guest Service candidates must be at least 19 years of age. 

    All candidates must possess the ability to successfully complete Northern Alaska Tour Company's 2019 Professional Vehicle Operator Training program and must complete a pre-employment drug test.

    Online applications only. Please apply @ www.northernalaskajobs.com. You are welcome to call our office @ 474-8600 and ask for Robert or Michelle with any questions!

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  • Baker-Breakfast-Lunch Cook - Summer 2019

    Kitchen
    Yukon River Camp [Summer]

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    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, 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.

           Specific responsibilities include:

    • Cook breakfast line orders associated with morning menu service.
    • Execute all kitchen baking production --- the primary production focus being hamburger buns, cookies, cakes, and pies.
    • Prepare customized cold sandwiches and assemble with other food items to create to-go sack lunches.
    • Cook lunch line orders associated with mid-day menu service.
    • Execute all food prep activities required for cook-to-order breakfast service.
    • Assist with all food prep activities required for cook-to-order lunch and dinner service.
    • Assist with dishwashing activities as required.
    • Assist with front-of-the-house activities as required
    • Execute all cleaning activities required to leave the kitchen immaculate 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 work day.
    • Is excited about the opportunity to spend a summer on 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:       

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

    [note:  base wage is negotiable dependent on the culinary skills and experience of the candidate]

     

     

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  • Cleaner-Dishwasher - Summer 2019

    Guest Service
    Yukon River Camp [Summer]

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    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.

     

    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 work day.
    • Is excited about the opportunity to spend a summer on 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

     

     

     

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  • Dinner Cook - Summer 2019

    Kitchen
    Yukon River Camp [Summer]

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    DINNER COOK

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The dinner 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.

           Specific responsibilities include:

    • Cook dinner line orders associated with afternoon/evening menu service.
    • Cook plated dinners for groups of 10 to 25 guests ordering off of a limited menu.
    • Execute all food prep activities required for cook-to-order lunch/dinner service and limited menu plated dinner service.
    • Assist with dishwashing activities as required.
    • Assist with front-of-the-house activities as required
    • Execute all cleaning activities required to leave the kitchen immaculate 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 work day.
    • Is excited about the opportunity to spend a summer on the Yukon River --- and, having the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with the guests we serve.

     

    WORK SCHEDULE:        

    2:00 PM – 10:30 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

     

     

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  • Host - Summer 2019

    Guest Service
    Yukon River Camp [Summer]

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    HOST

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The camp 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. 

    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 “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 work day.
    • Is excited about the opportunity to spend a summer on 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;   5 days per week

    Evening Shift --- 2:00 PM – 10:30 PM;   5 days per week

     

    COMPENSATION:        

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

     

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  • Relief Cook - Summer 2019

    Kitchen
    Yukon River Camp [Summer]

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    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.

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

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

    • Cook breakfast line orders associated with morning menu service.
    • Prepare customized cold sandwiches and assemble with other food items to create to-go sack lunches.
    • Cook lunch line orders associated with mid-day menu service.
    • Execute all food prep activities required for cook-to-order breakfast service.
    • Assist with all food prep activities required for cook-to-order lunch and dinner service.

           Dinner cook responsibilities [2 or 3 days per week]

    • Cook dinner line orders associated with afternoon/evening menu service.
    • Cook plated dinners for groups of 10 to 25 guests ordering off of a limited menu.
    • Execute all food prep activities required for cook-to-order lunch/dinner service and limited menu plated dinner service.

          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 immaculate at the end of the shift.

     

    THE PERFECT FIT:

    The Yukon River Camp “relief” 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" 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 work day.
    • Is excited about the opportunity to spend a summer on 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 

     

     

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How to Apply

If you have read this far, and still believe that "working arctic" might be right for you, we encourage you to learn more by reading the detailed information found at www.workarctic.com --- after further research, if you remain interested in being considered for employment at one of our Camps, please complete/submit our online employment application [the completion of the online employment application is an employment requirement] --- we will review your application upon receipt --- and, those applicants who appear to be a good fit with the work/life experience offered by our Camps will be invited to take the next step in the "work arctic" journey by participating in a 60-ish minute information phone conversation.

Please remember --- all of our Camps are 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.


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