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  • Breakfast Cook - Summer 2020

    Kitchen
    Coldfoot Camp [Summer]

    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]

    Apply Now

  • Camp Maintenance [Full-Time, Year-Round]

    Maintenance
    Coldfoot Camp [Summer]

     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.

    Apply Now

  • Night Cook - Summer 2020

    Kitchen
    Coldfoot Camp [Summer]

    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 AM;   5 days per week

    COMPENSATION       

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

    Apply Now

  • Prep-Lunch Cook - Summer 2020

    Kitchen
    Deadhorse Camp [Summer]

    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

    Apply Now

  • Guest Service - Counter

    Counter
    Wright Air

    GUEST SERVICE - COUNTER

     

    OUR MISSION

    Extend soulful hospitality to our guests --- and, enjoy doing it

    Work hard --- thus, creating value for our guests

    Care [genuinely!!!] about the communities we serve

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    The counter-based guest service position has primary responsibility for assisting with all front counter activities associated with guest departures and arrivals on flights to/from our Fairbanks-based terminal --- secondarily, has responsibility for assisting with freight and ramp activities on an as-required basis.

    The guest service coworker is the frontline embodiment of Wright Air’s mission of soulful hospitality, hard work, and genuine care/concern --- it is the relationship that the guest service coworker builds with our guests that ultimately determines our ability to transform our mission into an everyday reality for our guests.

    Specific responsibilities include:

    • Use computer reservation system to check-in departing guests.
    • Make changes to guest reservations when necessary.
    • Weigh/tag guest baggage [must be able to lift 50 lbs].
    • Collect guest payments.
    • Screen guest luggage for hazmat.
    • Answer phone and appropriately transfer phone calls.
    • Respond to phone and walk-in inquiries.
    • Take phone reservations.
    • Perform cleaning activities at the terminal.
    • Escort guests out to aircraft.
    • Assist with other tasks or activities as required.

     

    THE PERFECT FIT

    An individual who:   genuinely cares about and enjoys serving people;   likes to word 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 labor component to their work day;  thinks aviation is cool;  and, loves living in Interior/Arctic Alaska and is very excited about the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with the people and communities we serve.

     

    WORK SCHEDULE        

    At Wright Air we take pride in working hard to create a work schedule for each coworker that is individualized to meet their unique life-work balance/needs ---both part-time and full-time work schedules are available --- most work takes place between the hours of 5:30 AM and 6:30 PM --- the ability to work on Saturday and/or Sunday is a plus but not a requirement.

     

    COMPENSATION 

    Fairbanks-based coworker providing own lodging ---     

    $15.00+ / hour  [starting wage varies dependent on skills/experience]

    OR

    "Camp-style" seasonal coworker ---

    $12.00 / hour   PLUS   lodging   PLUS   $500.00 season completion bonus

    Apply Now

  • Guest Service - Freight

    Freight
    Wright Air

    GUEST SERVICE - FREIGHT

     

    OUR MISSION

    Extend soulful hospitality to our guests --- and, enjoy doing it

    Work hard --- thus, creating value for our guests

    Care [genuinely!!!] about the communities we serve

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    The freight-based guest service position has primary responsibility for assisting with all freight activities associated with accepting freight and mail for flights departing from our Fairbanks-based terminal --- secondarily, has responsibility for assisting with counter and ramp activities on an as-required basis.

    The guest service coworker is the frontline embodiment of Wright Air’s mission of soulful hospitality, hard work, and genuine care/concern --- it is the relationship that the guest service coworker builds with our guests that ultimately determines our ability to transform our mission into an everyday reality for our guests.

    Specific responsibilities include:

    • Use computer reservation system to accept freight and mail.
    • Screen incoming freight for hazmat.
    • Weigh/sticker incoming freight [must be able to lift 50 lbs].
    • Collect guest payments for accepted freight
    • Respond to phone inquiries regarding the current status of specific freight items.
    • Perform cleaning activities in the freight office and hangars.
    • Assist with other tasks or activities as required.

     

    THE PERFECT FIT

    An individual who:   genuinely cares about and enjoys serving people;   likes to word 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 labor component to their work day;  thinks aviation is cool;  and, loves living in Interior/Arctic Alaska and is very excited about the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with the people and communities we serve.

     

    WORK SCHEDULE        

    At Wright Air we take pride in working hard to create a work schedule for each coworker that is individualized to meet their unique life-work balance/needs ---both part-time and full-time work schedules are available --- most work takes place between the hours of 5:30 AM and 6:30 PM --- the ability to work on Saturday and/or Sunday is a plus but not a requirement.

     

    COMPENSATION       

    Fairbanks-based coworker providing own lodging ---     

    $15.00+ / hour  [starting wage varies dependent on skills/experience]

    OR

    "Camp-style" seasonal coworker ---

    $12.00 / hour   PLUS   lodging   PLUS   $500.00 season completion bonus

    Apply Now

  • Ramp

    Ramp
    Wright Air

    RAMP

     

    OUR MISSION

    Extend soulful hospitality to our guests --- and, enjoy doing it

    Work hard --- thus, creating value for our guests

    Care [genuinely!!!] about the communities we serve

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    The ramp position has primary responsibility for assisting with all ramp activities associated with the loading and unloading of aircraft arriving and departing from our Fairbanks-based terminal --- secondarily, has responsibility for assisting with freight and counter activities on an as-required basis.

    The ramp coworker is the “behind-the-scenes” embodiment of Wright Air’s mission of soulful hospitality, hard work, and genuine care/concern --- it is the passion that the ramp coworker infuses into his/her work that ultimately determines our ability to transform our mission into an everyday reality for our guests.

    Specific responsibilities include:

    • Load and unload aircraft for arriving and departing flights.
    • Perform cleaning/organizing activities in the freight hangars and ramp area.
    • Assist with other tasks or activities as required.

     

    THE PERFECT FIT

    An individual who:   genuinely cares about and enjoys serving people;   likes to word 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 labor component to their work day;  thinks aviation is cool;  and, loves living in Interior/Arctic Alaska and is very excited about the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with the people and communities we serve.

     

    WORK SCHEDULE        

    At Wright Air we take pride in working hard to create a work schedule for each coworker that is individualized to meet their unique life-work balance/needs ---both part-time and full-time work schedules are available --- most work takes place between the hours of 5:30 AM and 6:30 PM --- the ability to work on Saturday and/or Sunday is a plus but not a requirement.

     

    COMPENSATION       

    Fairbanks-based coworker providing own lodging ---     

    $15.00+ / hour  [starting wage varies dependent on skills/experience]

    OR

    "Camp-style" seasonal coworker ---

    $12.00 / hour   PLUS   lodging   PLUS   $500.00 season completion bonus

    Apply Now

  • Baker-Breakfast-Lunch Cook - Summer 2020

    Kitchen
    Yukon River Camp [Summer]

     

     

    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]

     

     

    Apply Now

  • Dinner Cook - Summer 2020

    Kitchen
    Yukon River Camp [Summer]

     

    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

     

     

    Apply Now

  • Relief Cook - Summer 2020

    Kitchen
    Yukon River Camp [Summer]

     

     

    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 

     

     

    Apply Now

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 participate in a 60-ish minute information phone conversation.

Please remember: all of our Camps are committed to providing a drug-free workplace (including 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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