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The Alaska Collection by Pursuit

  • 229 Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
  • https://www.pursuitcollection.com/

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Cook -Denali

About Denali Backcountry Lodge & Denali Cabins
Surround yourself with miles of wilderness, not thousands of tourists...
We believe that collecting memories is far more important than collecting things. We share your longing to explore. To get out into the world in search of remarkable experiences. This is what we call ‘living’.

Our Vision is to be the world’s leading provider of experiential adventure travel Our Mission is to connect guests and staff to iconic places through unforgettable, inspiring experiences

We are seeking fun, adventurous, hard-working, and conscientious people to join our team under the Midnight Sun. Our hiring needs range from chefs and servers, to naturalists and management, and everything in between. If you have a background in hospitality, tourism, maintenance, hotel management, natural sciences or recreation, we want to hear from you! Life is not one-size-fits-all, and neither are we. These places and experiences have the potential to change lives.

Are you ready?

Denali properties which offer a full-time Tour Office; a 46 cabin property near the entrance of Denali National Park, and an exclusive 42 cabin property located near Mt. Denali in Kantishna. We also provide daily bus tours in Denali National Park. Seasonal dates for employees vary depending on location. Please only apply for positions in which you can fulfill the entire work commitment, as priority is given to applicants that are available for the entire season. Denali Backcountry Lodge is an exclusive wilderness lodge located in Kantishna, deep inside Denali National Park. Nestled at the base of the Alaska Range, our lodge offers a unique wilderness experience and endless natural wonders to behold. The serenity and beauty of this lodge experience is a life-altering phenomenon. Denali Cabins are conveniently located just 8 miles south of the entrance to the Park, far enough from the crowds but close enough to the activities. Our collection of authentic cedar cabins offers an affordable alternative to the big commercial hotels sprawling the park entrance. Denali Backcountry Adventure - An adventure of a lifetime in just one day. This fully narrated day trip to our Property Denali Backcountry Lodge in Kantishna explores the entire 92 miles of the restricted Denali Park Road. Guests will enjoy buffet lunch and afternoon activities at the Lodge. The return trip to the Park entrance offers more opportunities to view wildlife and the stunning beauty of the Park.
The Employee Experience
Our core values are:
  • Safety First
  • Honor Place
  • Anticipate
  • Bring Your Best
Often, we hear our employee say that working here is an "adventure of a lifetime". We offer an experience like no other. It can't be compared to any other "job" because it's so much more. You are in an iconic place, surrounded by untouched wilderness and wildlife. This is the "real Alaska" where you engage with people from all over the world who want to be inspired.

min experience

salary range

$10.34 - $17.00 / hour

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
Work Visa Sponsoring Available

Job Overview


May 27, 2021 to September 14, 2021

MAJOR ACTIVITIES (Typical Duties/Responsibilities):

/ Set up and maintain station

/ Use standard recipes and presentations as indicated

/ Prepare food for dining room service

/ Prep food as needed and for following shift

/ Proper and safe handling of food and equipment

/ Keep work areas clean and sanitized at all times

/ Prepare station for next shift

/ Wrap, label, and date all food products

/ Make sure all equipment is clean such as stovetop, grill, griddle, pizza oven etc.

/ Prepare freezer pulls for following shift

/ Prepare prep list for following shift

/ Dishwashing when needed

/ Approximately 40 hours per week

/ Other duties as assigned

Pursuit is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.

Special Benefits

Employee Perks

In addition to competitive wages, we offer employee perks and discounts on Kenai Fjords Tours day cruises, discounts on Lodge room rates, restaurant discounts, and many other deals for a variety of Alaska adventures in the area.

For Fun

While living on-site at the Denali Cabins or the Denali Backcountry Lodge there are a number of activities that you can enjoy. The following list is not comprehensive by any means, but it does give you an idea of the types of activities you can be involved in.

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Backpacking
  • Wildlife Tours
  • Photography
  • Mountain Biking
  • Overnight stays at our lodges
  • Flightseeing Tours
  • ATV Riding
  • Rafting
  • Dog Mushing Tours
  • Jet Boat Tours
  • Kayaking

Please keep in mind that while we provide a number of these opportunities through our businesses, many tours are offered through our partners. In some cases, these tours may be free of charge, but in other cases, you may have to pay a discounted rate to participate in some activities.

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