Work Arctic

WORK EXTREME ARCTIC!!! --- live and work in Alaska's Arctic --- experience the midnight sun --- witness awe-inspiring displays of aurora borealis

We operate remote camps in Alaska's Arctic [Yukon River Camp, Coldfoot Camp, and Deadhorse Camp] that meet the important food/lodging needs of arctic travelers --- we take pride in cooking delicious handcrafted meals and ensuring absurd cleanliness while welcoming our travelling guests to the arctic wilderness we love with a spirit of soulful hospitality that is both genuine and authentic.

Our Camps are located along Alaska's arctic wilderness highway [the Dalton Highway] stretching north 500-miles from Fairbanks to the shores of the Arctic Ocean --- traversing the Yukon River, Arctic Circle, and Brooks Mountain Range.

About Work Arctic

Alaska Arctic's location at the top of the world bestows upon it in an intensity of solar energy during the summer months and a dearth of solar energy during the winter months that results in the most extreme seasonal changes on earth --- midnight sun season [22 Apr - 20 Aug] sees the arctic wilderness bathed in 24-hours of daylight for nearly four months --- and --- during aurora season [21 Aug - Apr 21] the combination of dark skies and geographic luck [a location directly beneath the auroral oval] provides opportunities to witness displays of aurora borealis unsurpassed anywhere in the world.

Yukon River Camp --- neighboring the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge on the banks of the legendary Yukon River --- the world’s fifth largest river drains the entirety of Alaska’s Interior, the vast inland region delineated by Alaska’s two major mountain ranges --- the Yukon River’s 2,000-mile length boasts the world’s longest salmon spawning migration --- in the present day, the Yukon River’s winding path is populated by remote villages whose residents depend on its rich natural resources to sustain a subsistence way-of-life

Coldfoot Camp --- neighboring the Gates of the Arctic National Park north of the Arctic Circle in the Brooks Mountain Range --- just sixty miles south of the northernmost extent of the tree line --- today, the Central Brooks Range is [and, always has been] one of the most remote and unpeopled wilderness areas left on earth.

Deadhorse Camp --- neighboring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on the shores of the Arctic Ocean --- everything is extreme about life on the Arctic Coastal Plain --- severe winter weather conditions give way to a summer marked by a 63 day, 23 hour, 40 minute timeframe where the sun never drops below the horizon --- highlighting the earth's most dramatic seasonal transition is the remarkable return of abundant wildlife [birds/waterfowl, caribou, musk ox, grizzly bear] to the Arctic Coastal Plain each summer.

Arctic Base Camp --- located in Fairbanks, the "arctic base" team provides the support services critical to making the everyday operations of our arctic Camps a reality --- and --- Fairbanks, a warm and welcoming city situated on the southern edge of Alaska's arctic wilderness, offers Arctic Base Camp coworkers the perfect launching pad for exploring ALL of Alaska's Arctic.

The Employee Experience

In the spirit of honest and transparency, you deserve to know that we don't use the "e-m-p-l-o-y-e-e" word in our work culture --- we call ourselves coworkers --- and, those talented individuals who we are fortunate to call our fellow coworkers work with us not for us --- but, as for our "coworker" experience --- why "work arctic" ???

ARCTIC WILDERNESS 24/7 --- a paid working vacation --- not a mere visit to Alaska's arctic wilderness --- but, an unparalleled opportunity to live it;  

AURORA BOREALIS --- viewing nature's most impressive light show is absolutely a "bucket list" experience --- the absolute magnificence of which can only truly be understood when witnessed firsthand;

MIDNIGHT SUN --- 24-hours of daylight --- day after day after day --- indescribably surreal --- unbelievably cool;

GREAT COWORKERS --- great wilderness attracts great coworkers --- perfect teammates for a season of life, work, and play;  

HOUSING/MEALS --- no rent --- no food bills --- no commute;  

EARN IT, SAVE IT --- a wilderness environment where the options for spending money are as scarce as the options for wilderness exploration are robust.

Yet, "working arctic" is not for everyone --- many [perhaps most] Alaska work first-timers may find our Camps to be too remote --- for these persons, a Denali Park-type experience might be a better fit --- a couple thousand fellow co-workers create a spring-break like social atmosphere, restaurants and bars are in close proximity, Walmart and movie theaters are just two hours away --- other Alaska-work first-timers might have an expectation that their work days will be spent in a glamorous structure built by a Marriott or a Hilton --- this is not our Camps --- our Camps are what they are --- simple and unglamorous structures staffed by great coworkers serving guests who are thrilled to find the very thing that led them to a decision to explore off the beaten path in the first place --- authentic hospitality, and a real/uncontrived atmosphere.

Ideal Candidate

Yukon River Camp, Coldfoot Camp, and Deadhorse Camp are owned/operated by a small Alaska-based company --- we recognize it is the quality of our coworkers that provides the critical ingredient to the creation of a great hospitality experience for our guests --- a great workplace starts with shared values, thus it is our goal to attract coworkers who believe ---

that PROFESSIONALISM and INTEGRITY are not innate characteristics, but instead, daily decisions;

that because we are what we repeatedly do, EXCELLENCE is not an act but a habit; 

and, finally, that a great workplace cannot be achieved if it is not built on a foundation of positive, trust-based coworker relationships --- an impossible task without the shared values of RESPECT and JOY.

Many great coworkers have found their way to our Camps—many coworkers return to our Camps for consecutive seasons, while others simply never leave, having found themselves at home in Alaska's Arctic.

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 --- 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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