Wilderness Guest Services

Job Description

Crisp mountain mornings, bright sunshine, birdsong, and friendly dogs are the start to your days here in North America's largest national park and part of a UNESCO World Heritage site. Our easy-going team works together to provide a high-quality wilderness lodging experience in Wrangell St. Elias National Park & Preserve. Meet and connect with wonderful explorers and seasoned local folks with a deep history.
Duties include greeting guests, meal and drink service in our historic tavern, cleaning cabins, and tending the garden/flowers. Carpentry and landscaping opportunities also available for interested/qualified applicants.
Attention to detail, focus on task completion, and a love of wilderness are a must. Staff will have the support and freedom to design their workflow, with plenty of guest interaction and time off for exploring the incredible area trails, boating our lakes, and taking advantage of all we offer here in Wrangell St. Elias.
High season runs May-September; ideal candidates start mid/late April.
We provide room and board, wifi, competitive wages, and tipped opportunities. Pay comes from a monthly salary and from a share of gratuities as well as a bonus only if you finish your contract. Total gross wages for an average, first-year full season staff member is estimated $11,000 to $15,000.   
All staff live on the property for the season; full room and board are part of the contract.
Located over two hours from the nearest towns (Tok or Glennallen) so you need to have your own vehicle for town supply runs and to access local recreation areas. We do NOT have employee vehicles to drive. You must provide your own transportation to and from the lodge. During your shifts, everything on the property is within walking distance (
We are a family operation, in a spectacular off-grid wilderness setting; no drinking or drug use during scheduled work time.
Sharing stories with excited adventurers around a crackling campfire under the biggest sky, wetting a line in the mountain-ringed lake out back, or watching caribou meander below a forest ridge are how your days will end here.


Milepost 28 Nabesna Road HC63 Box 1310, Gakona, AK, 99586

Listing Closing Date

05 / 01 / 2023


Send a cover letter, resume with 3 current references, and availability via email with "Staff 2023" in subject line.