Job Descriptions

At Camp Denali, community and high quality detail-oriented work are of paramount importance.  We request flexibility and willingness to help with a range of tasks of all our employees.

Most first year and returning staff can expect to work at least two jobs throughout the summer; ratio of work will be dependent upon experience and company needs.  We'll seek to discover what combination of roles will be best for you as part of our application and interview process.

When applying, be sure to review our application process closely.

Housekeeper/Server

An ideal way for new staff to join our team and gain experience in Denali, this position includes a variety of housekeeping tasks and working as a server for guest breakfast and dinner. 

Operations Crew

This entry level skilled position assists the Facilities Manager in maintaining our property.  "Ops" crew members are asked to work individually or with a group of 2-5 maintenance staff performing daily chores and specific projects related to maintenance of grounds, trails, buildings, vehicles, water and electrical systems, and more.  Experience with work in one or more of these areas is preferred.

Naturalist Guide

The position of naturalist guide is a professional job, tasked with implementing the educational mission of Camp Denali and North Face Lodge.  Our naturalist guides are teachers of experiential learning, experienced backcountry hiking guides, and trained drivers.  Even though we operate our active learning program for just 14 weeks each summer, this position provides a career-building opportunity, not just a summer job.  Because of the significant on-the-job training and independent study necessary for proficiency, we request a commitment of at least three seasons' employment as a naturalist guide.

Host

This professional leadership role is responsible for greeting guests and helping them to navigate our schedule and activity options.  Hosts are also tasked with overseeing and maintaining high standards in all aspects of guest service, ensuring continuity and excellence across the stay. Requirements include excellent communication skills, in both public speaking and private conversation, and tactful oversight among coworkers.  This position is afforded plentiful opportunities to support and contribute to the educational mission of our lodges.  Hosts are primarily promoted from within, due to the extensive amount of organization-specific knowledge required, but we encourage individuals with guest service experience to express interest.

Kitchen Helper/Dishwasher

This is an entry level food service position which is responsible for assisting the breakfast cook in the preparation and plating of guest and staff breakfast, dishwashing, and a schedule of other kitchen organizational and cleaning duties. 

Breakfast Cook

The breakfast cook position is a food service leadership role that assists in the training and supervision of a kitchen assistant and kitchen helper, prepares breakfast for guests and staff, may prepare staff lunch and/or be responsible for other food preparation tasks, and is responsible for overall kitchen organization and cleanliness during the shift.  The position can be combined with the position of dinner cook, depending on education, experience and company needs.

Dinner Cook

The dinner cook position is a food service leadership role that assists in the training and supervision of a kitchen assistant and kitchen helper, prepares dinner for guests and staff, participates in cleaning tasks, and is responsible for overall kitchen organization and cleanliness during the shift.

Sous Chef

This position is responsible for both preparing and presenting high quality meals, and for assisting the Executive Chef in a host of responsibilities.  Two days each week, this individual undertakes troubleshooting and hands-on management of the kitchens at both our lodges, as the Executive Chef enjoys days off.  We generally promote staff from within for Supervisory positions such as this, due to the large amount of organization-specific knowledge required, however we encourage individuals with both professional cooking and managerial experience to express interest when applying.