Guide, Cook, Baker, Dishwasher, Host, Cleaner in Fairbanks, Alaska

Job Details

  • Date Posted: July 19, 2022
  • Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Housing Offered: Yes
  • Experience: Some experience required

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  • Fairbanks, Alaska

Reserve your front-row seat for two of Nature’s most impressive light shows — live and work north of the Arctic Circle in Alaska’s Brooks Mountain Range — experience a surreal arctic summer bathed in 24-hours of daylight — and — an arctic fall directly under the “Auroral Oval”, a geographic region offering aurora borealis viewing opportunities unrivaled anywhere on earth.

With winter solstice now decidedly in the rearview mirror, days filled with lengthening sunlight are slowly loosening winter’s seemingly steadfast, frozen grip on Alaska’s Central Brooks Mountain Range — signaling that Coldfoot Camp will soon be welcoming summer travelers along the Dalton Highway — Alaska’s arctic highway.

We are now hiring for all positions at Coldfoot Camp for the upcoming 2022 “midnight sun” season — ideally, a successful candidate will be available to begin work no later than late May/early June 2022 [or earlier!!!] and be available to work thru 30 September 2022 [or beyond!!!] — if 4+ months of summer/fall work and adventure north of the Arctic Circle in Alaska’s Brooks Mountain Range sounds intriguing and exciting to you, please read on . . 

[AND, WE ARE ALSO HIRING IMMEDIATELY FOR A FEW POSITIONS FOR THE SECOND HALF OF COLDFOOT CAMP’S CURRENT WINTER AURORA SEASON]

Visit   www.workarctic.com   for more information.           


THE REGION

Coldfoot, Alaska — two hundred sixty miles north of the nearest traffic light in Fairbanks — two hundred forty miles south of the Arctic Ocean – sixty miles north of the Arctic Circle — sixty miles south of the northernmost extent of the tree line — adjacent to the 8.2 million acre Gates of the Arctic National Park, the wilderness jewel of the National Park System — surrounded by the remote wilderness and unpeopled expanses that are Alaska’s Brooks Mountain Range — a landscape bathed in 24-hour daylight for four months [Apr 22 – Aug 20] — located directly under the Aurora Oval, a geographic location that makes Coldfoot one of the very best places in the world to view the mysterious and awe-inspiring aurora borealis [Aug 21 – Apr 21] — an arctic wilderness that only a self-selected few are fortunate enough to call home.


THE CAMP

Coldfoot Camp is located in Alaska at mile 175 of the Dalton Highway – the Dalton Highway comprises the final 500 miles of the Pan-American Highway and is the only road in the Western Hemisphere to reach the Arctic Ocean — at the center of this activity is COLDFOOT CAMP — a legendary full-service hospitality center offering food, lodging, fuel, outdoor activities, and other services for those working, living, and recreating in the region.

Central to the soulful hospitality found at Coldfoot Camp is the Trucker’s Café [featured prominently on the hit reality tv show Ice Road Truckers] — the Trucker’s Café is open year-round, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week [serving food from 6:00 AM to Midnight] — during the summer months, Coldfoot Camp offers delicious breakfast and dinner buffet service in addition to year-round menu service featuring truckstop-style fare — a Dalton Highway hospitality oasis, Coldfoot Camp plays host to recreational travelers, truckers, workers, and locals alike — a place for the community of travelers to meet on Alaska’s wilderness highway.


THE WORK

Coldfoot Camp’s summer season formally begins 01 June 2022 and ends 30 September 2022 — ideally, a successful candidate will be available to begin work no later than late May/early June 2022 [or earlier!!!] and be available to work thru 30 September 2022 [or beyond!!!].

A coworker who successfully works through the 30 September 2022 season completion date [minimum 4-month season] will earn a $2,000.00 season completion bonus — the intent of which is to help defray the costs associated with the coworker’s responsibility to provide their own transportation to/from Alaska.

ALL COWORKERS ARE PROVIDED A ROOM AND THREE MEALS PER DAY AT NO COST TO THE COWORKER.

The details associated with a few of the COLDFOOT CAMP positions for which we are NOW HIRING are as follows:


GUIDE

RESPONSIBILITIES

The guide has primary responsibility for hosting recreational traveler guests from around the world who have traveled to Alaska [and, Coldfoot Camp] during the summer “midnight sun” season to experience the Brooks Mountain Range and Gates of the Arctic National Park bathed in 24-hours of sunlight [and, enjoy other exciting summer excursions/activities] — and, during fall “aurora” season to seek the aurora borealis at one of the earth’s best aurora-viewing locations.

Specific excursions/activities offered to Coldfoot Camp guests during the summer “aurora” season include —

  • Arctic Mountain Safari — 6-hour ground tour by van north of Coldfoot deep into the Brooks Mountain Range — paralleling the Gates of the Arctic National Park — and, reaching the Arctic Divide and beyond.
  • Arctic Circle Air Adventure — 2-hour exploration of Coldfoot and Wiseman by van/foot for guests arriving/departing Coldfoot by air.
  • Arctic Circle Switch — 2-hour ground tour from Coldfoot to the Arctic Circle [or, vice versa] for guests arriving/departing Coldfoot by ground.
  • Koyukuk River Float — 2-hour guided raft adventure on the Koyukuk River.
  • Packraft Adventure — 4-hour guided packraft/hiking exploration of the arctic wilderness adjacent to the Gates of the Arctic National Park.
  • Fat Tire Bike Adventure — 2-hour guided bike ride on local trails.

During fall “aurora” season Coldfoot Camp guests also have the opportunity to witness the aurora borealis by joining the following excursion —

  • Arctic Village Aurora — 4-hour excursion to the nearby village of Wiseman for a very late-night cabin-based aurora-watching experience.

Specific guide responsibilities include —

  • Prepare vehicle, equipment, and supplies for excursion/activity to be shared with guests.
  • Greet guests to communicate “adventure plan” prior to the start of excursion/activity.
  • Share high-quality, relevant “stories” with guests while “on-stage”, infusing the experience with maximum meaningfulness.
  • Provide the physical, mental, emotional leadership required to ensure the excursion/activity is conducted safely — yet, also infused with maximum joyfulness.
  • De-mob/clean/organize vehicle, equipment, and supplies upon excursion/activity completion.

THE PERFECT FIT

The Coldfoot Camp guide position is a perfect fit for an individual who —

  • Genuinely cares about and enjoys interacting with people.
  • Possesses the passion for the arctic wilderness of the Brooks Mountain Range necessary to fuel the motivation required to learn the culture/science of the region and enthusiastically share it with guests in the form of well-constructed “stories”.
  • Possesses the discipline required to complete the training required to operate vans on the Dalton Highway in a manner that is safe and accident-free.
  • 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.
  • Embraces the concept of “mise en place” — being well-organized and keeping “everything in its place”.
  • Is willing to learn one or more roles in Camp in addition to guiding [cleaner, host, cook, maintenance] — and, enthusiastically embrace the alternate roles when required.
  • Is excited about the opportunity to spend a summer “midnight sun” season and a fall “aurora” season north of the Arctic Circle in Alaska’s Brooks Mountain Range — and, having the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with coworkers and guest alike.

WORK SCHEDULE      

Varies significantly on any given day dependent on the excursions/activities guided.

5 days per week

COMPENSATION       

$11.00 / hour     PLUS     gratuities     PLUS     $2,000.00 season completion bonus     PLUS     room & meals [at no cost to coworker]


BREAKFAST COOK

RESPONSIBILITIES

The breakfast cook has primary responsibility for a diverse set of food production activities focused on cooking delicious, handcrafted meals in our “scratch” kitchen for an equally diverse make-up of guests [recreational travelers, truckers, and workers] in our 80-seat roadside café — our summer “midnight sun” season breakfast service focuses primarily on buffet service.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Execute all food production activities required to put-up and re-supply a breakfast buffet.
  • Execute all food prep activities required for breakfast menu and/or buffet service.
  • Assist with production activities associated with “to-go” sack lunches for recreational traveler guests’ daytime activities away from Camp.
  • 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 breakfast cook position is a perfect fit for an individual who —

  • Has previous line cooking and/or buffet 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 coworkers and guests alike.

WORK SCHEDULE

2:30 AM – 10:30 AM;   5 days per week

COMPENSATION   

$14.00 / hour  [potential for higher starting wage dependent on culinary skills and experience]   PLUS     gratuities     PLUS     $2,000.00 season completion bonus     PLUS     room & meals [at no cost to coworker]


LUNCH COOK

RESPONSIBILITIES

The lunch cook has primary responsibility for a diverse set of food production activities focused on cooking delicious, handcrafted meals in our “scratch” kitchen for an equally diverse make-up of guests [recreational travelers, truckers, and workers] in our 80-seat roadside café — our summer “midnight sun” season lunch service focuses on menu service.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Execute final “line” food production activities required to fill lunch service menu orders.
  • Execute all food prep activities required for lunch service.
  • Assist with both prep and production activities associated with the “to-go” sack lunches for work crew and recreational traveler guests.
  • 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 lunch cook position is a perfect fit for an individual who —

  • Has previous line cooking and/or other 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 coworkers and guest alike.

WORK SCHEDULE

10:30 AM – 6:30 PM;   5 days per week

COMPENSATION   

$14.00 / hour  [potential for higher starting wage dependent on culinary skills and experience]   PLUS     gratuities     PLUS     $2,000.00 season completion bonus     PLUS     room & meals [at no cost to coworker]


 

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, truckers, and workers] in our 80-seat roadside café — our summer season foodservice 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 PM;   5 days per week

COMPENSATION   

$14.00 / hour  [potential for higher starting wage dependent on culinary skills and experience]   PLUS     gratuities     PLUS

$2,000.00 season completion bonus     PLUS     room & meals [at no cost to coworker]


DINNER BUFFET COOK

RESPONSIBILITIES

The dinner buffet cook has primary responsibility for a diverse set of food production activities focused on cooking delicious, handcrafted meals in our “scratch” kitchen for an equally diverse make-up of guests [recreational travelers, truckers, and workers] in our 80-seat roadside café — our summer “midnight sun” season dinner service features a dinner buffet.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Work with a team of two/three coworkers to execute all food production activities required to put-up and re-supply a dinner buffet.
  • Execute all food prep activities required for dinner buffet service.
  • Execute all cleaning activities required to leave the kitchen “absurdly clean” at the end of the shift.

THE PERFECT FIT

The Coldfoot Camp dinner buffet cook position is a perfect fit for an individual who —

  • Has previous line cooking and/or other 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 coworkers and guest alike.

WORK SCHEDULE

11:00 AM – 9:00 PM;   5 days per week

COMPENSATION   

$16.00 / hour  [potential for higher starting wage dependent on culinary skills and experience]   PLUS     gratuities     PLUS     $2,000.00 season completion bonus     PLUS     room & meals [at no cost to coworker]


BAKER

RESPONSIBILITIES

The baker has primary responsibility for all baking production activities required to support the ability of our “scratch” kitchen to cook delicious, handcrafted meals for a diverse make-up of guests [recreational travelers, truckers, and workers] in our 80-seat roadside café — our summer “midnight sun” season foodservice features both breakfast and dinner buffet service along with menu service during non-buffet hours.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Execute all baking production activities required to support both buffet and menu service — focus production activities include a sweet baked good and biscuits for breakfast buffet, desserts and bread for dinner buffet, hamburger buns for menu service, and cookies for over-the-counter sales.
  • Execute additional food prep activities as required.
  • Assist with production activities associated with “to-go” sack lunches for recreational traveler guests’ daytime activities away from Camp.
  • 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 baker position is a perfect fit for an individual who —

  • Has previous baking in a commercial kitchen.
  • Embraces the opportunity for recipe independence/creativity with desserts and bread –combined with the recipe structure of hamburger buns, biscuits, and cookies.
  • 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 coworkers and guest alike.

WORK SCHEDULE

2:30 AM – 10:30 AM;   5 days per week

COMPENSATION   

$15.00 / hour  [potential for higher starting wage dependent on culinary skills and experience]     PLUS     gratuities     PLUS     $2,000.00 season completion bonus     PLUS     room & meals [at no cost to coworker]


DISHWASHER

RESPONSIBILITIES

The dishwasher has primary responsibility for executing dishwashing, kitchen cleaning, and food storage organizing activities in support of our mission to cook delicious, handcrafted meals in our 80-seat roadside cafe — our summer season foodservice features both menu and buffet service — the dishwasher also assists with food prep activities as required.

THE PERFECT FIT

The Coldfoot Camp dishwasher position is a perfect fit for an individual who:

  • Loves to clean and organize — and, has 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 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      

Morning Shift — 6:30 AM – 10:30 AM  &  1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Evening Shift — 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM  &  10:00 PM – 2:00 AM

5 days per week

COMPENSATION      

$13.00 / hour     PLUS     gratuities     PLUS     $2,000.00 season completion bonus     PLUS     room & meals [at no cost to coworker]


CLEANER

RESPONSIBILITIES

The cleaner has primary responsibility for working with a team to carry out all activities associated with executing on our “absurd cleanliness” mission — cleaning responsibilities are focused on 109 guest rooms along with adjacent public areas and common restroom/shower facilities.

THE PERFECT FIT

The Coldfoot Camp cleaner position is a perfect fit for an individual who:

  • Loves to clean — and, has 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 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: 

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM  [one-hour meal break]

5 days per week

COMPENSATION:

$13.00 / hour   PLUS     gratuities     PLUS     $2,000.00 season completion bonus     PLUS     room & meals [at no cost to coworker]


HOST

RESPONSIBILITIES

The 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 our 80-seat roadside café.

Specific host responsibilities include —

  • Greet guests upon their entering the café [and, soulfully determine their needs].
  • Respond to guest questions regarding the Camp, the region, or the highway.
  • Seat those guests choosing to dine with us, take orders, and serve food/drink.
  • Cashier all Camp sales [meals, lodging, fuel, gift, 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

The Coldfoot Camp host position is a perfect fit for an individual who —

  • Genuinely cares about and enjoys serving people.
  • Loves to clean — and, has 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 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 coworkers and guests alike.

WORK SCHEDULE      

Morning Shift — 5:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Afternoon Shift — 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Evening Shift — 5:00 PM – 1:00 AM

5 days per week

COMPENSATION       

$11.00 / hour     PLUS     gratuities     PLUS     $2,000.00 season completion bonus     PLUS     room & meals [at no cost to coworker]


 

CLEANER-HOST

RESPONSIBILITIES

As a cleaner, has primary responsibility for working with a team to carry out all activities associated with executing on our “absurd cleanliness” mission — cleaning responsibilities are focused on 109 guest rooms along with adjacent public areas and common restroom/shower facilities.

As 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 our 80-seat roadside/riverside café.

Specific host responsibilities include:

  • Greet guests upon their entering the café [and, soulfully determine their needs].
  • Respond to guest questions regarding the Camp, the region, 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

The Coldfoot Camp cleaner-host position is a perfect fit for an individual who:

  • Loves to clean — and, has great attention to detail.
  • 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 “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      

As cleaner —

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM [one hour meal break]

2 or 3 days per week

As host —

Morning Shift — 4:00 AM – 12:30 PM  [one hour meal break]

Afternoon Shift — 12:30 PM – 9:00 PM  [one hour meal break]

Evening Shift — 6:00 PM – 2:30 AM [one hour meal break]

2 or 3 days per week

COMPENSATION       

$13.00 / hour [cleaner]  &  $11.00 / hour [host]    PLUS     $2,000.00 season completion bonus     PLUS     room & meals [at no cost to coworker]


PLEASE REMEMBER

Coldfoot Camp is 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.


INTERESTED???

Learn more about “working arctic” at Coldfoot Camp by visiting our employment website at www.workarctic.com — if after further research you remain interested in being considered for employment at Coldfoot Camp please complete our online employment application [the completion of the online employment application is an emplo