Housekeeper in Healy, Alaska

Job Details

  • Date Posted: July 19, 2022
  • Location: Healy, Alaska
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Salary: $16 / hour + tips
  • Housing Offered: Yes
  • Experience: No experience required

Company Contact

Contact us via email at [email protected] or call 907 683-2863. Please send your resume when applying, and do not send it as an attachment. Since we are looking to hire immediately for a position that ends mid-September, it's preferable that you are either already in Alaska or ready to travel very soon. All your questions can be answered by email or phone, with either owner Jon or manager Courtney.

  • Healy, Alaska
  • $16 / hour + tips

EarthSong Lodge, one of Denali National Park’s most unique operations, is looking for an employee that wants an authentic Alaskan experience and has opportunities to explore one of the jewels of the National Park System.  Our small lodge offers guests and employees something no other business does, in a scenic and quiet environment.

EarthSong Lodge was established by an ex-Denali Park Ranger and is located along the scenic Stampede Trail from “Into The Wild” fame.  The lodge is on open tundra, above the treeline, with expansive views of the Alaska Range.  It is also the closest lodge on the Park Entrance side to a view of Denali.  The lodge was established for guests that were more interested in staying at an authentic Alaskan place and being away from the noise and congestion of the Park Entrance/Canyon Area.  EarthSong Lodge has 14 cabins, a coffeehouse, and a sled dog kennel.  While we can have up to 40 guests a night, the lodge has a bed-and-breakfast atmosphere, and guests choose us as part of their Denali experience, not just a place to sleep.  We have consistently been highly rated on multiple travel websites and in travel guides.

EarthSong Lodge is a small operation with a staff of 3-4 people in the summer months.  We seek to hire employees that are independent, reliable, flexible, responsive, and interactive with our guests.  The primary job is housekeeping, consisting of cabin cleaning, laundry, and tasks related to that job.  There are also morning coffeehouse shifts, that are shared among all employees and are an excellent change from housekeeping.  While we are looking for employees with some of the skills related to this position, we believe that all the tasks can easily be learned and are open to applicants without any prior experience.

The work schedule by nature changes and some flexibility is needed by the employee.  Some days you may work a half-shift, other days some overtime.  Days off may change, due to the variability of the number of cabin check-outs and busy days.  Schedules are made up at least two weeks in advance, so there is plenty of time to plan days off and excursions.

Due to the small size of our staff, our guests become familiar with our workers, and this combined with the quality of work tends to result in larger than expected tips.

The EarthSong employee environment is different from most other places in Denali.  We are 5 miles from Healy (Post Office, grocery store, etc).  If employees do not have their own transportation we will assist in getting them to and from town and the park.  For this reason, we look to hire employees that are independent, do not need to constantly be participating in the local social/party scene, and prefer nature over taverns.  The employees that have enjoyed the summer with us the most have been the ones that like to hike, do photography, read, and be outdoor-oriented.

We provide free housing for the employee, including free utilities and internet.  Each employee has private quarters without sharing.  Depending upon which quarters are available, you may have bathroom facilities attached to the building or need to use the shower house.  One studio apartment has limited cooking facilities but the coffeehouse kitchen is available to use.

Some local businesses offer free excursions to our employees.  We try and facilitate this and trips into the park so employees can make the most of their visit.

We encourage all interested people to go to our website at www.earthsonglodge.com and see what we are.  Our site does an excellent job of showing how we are different from other places, and maybe it’s the perfect spot for you to experience a summer at Denali.  We are a business run by people who love our area, love parks, and love passing this passion on to our summer visitors.

Contact us via email at [email protected] or call 907 683-2863. Please send your resume when applying, and do not send it as an attachment. Since we are looking to hire immediately for a position that ends mid-September, it's preferable that you are either already in Alaska or ready to travel very soon. All your questions can be answered by email or phone, with either owner Jon or manager Courtney.