If you ask any seasonal employee in Skagway, they will tell you that they work hard and play hard. It's what Skagway does. This little town's population goes from approximately 800 people to about 3,000 with seasonal employees and has been described as "summer camp for adults!" If you are looking for unforgettable memories in a gorgeous place while working hard during the day, join our team! We have two retail stores: Skagway Mining Company & Gold Rush Gifts. Both are fast-paced, high-volume stores. Skagway Mining Company (SMC) is 5,000 square feet of shopping! We carry everything from $1.99 pooping moose key chains to $200 geode sculptures. Seriously, we have EVERYTHING in this store. Depending on the train schedule (the train station is across the street), we can have over 100 people shopping at one time, with all six registers active and people in line! But don't fret - it slows down between train stops! Gold Rush Gifts (GRG) is two doors down from SMC and about half the size. With more than 60+ made in Alaskan companies, eight of those from Skagway, this store has a slightly more boutique feel than SMC but still has a high volume. GRG has more artwork, and employees will be trained and informed of each artist's work and information on selling points. Housing is above the stores, so you don't have a commute!
Skagway gets more than a million visitors in the summer, primarily by cruise ship. The town is five blocks wide and 23 blocks long, and on any given day, 10,000 tourists will walk off the cruise ship and swarm into town. That’s a lot of people from all over the world! Which is why WE need YOU!
Your average day is mainly on the floor, making sure your designated section looks impressive, checking out customers at the registers, and before you know, your shift is over! Then this is where “summer camp for adults” comes in! We have softball, hiking, karaoke, live music every week, and with so much daylight, you’ll forget it’s time to go to bed… seriously, 10 pm in Skagway feels like 7 pm in most places!
Skagway is like no place else in the world. It has some similarities to other Southeast, Alaskan towns, but it’s the most unique! You can see glaciers out your window, orcas while hiking to Yakutania Point, and even an occasional moose up the Klondike Highway. As an employer for 18 years, I have hired many employees, and the one thing that most of them say is, “Skagway was one of the best times of my life!”
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We offer two apartments above the store.
Each apartment has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a shared kitchen, and laundry machines. We house up to two people in a room. Each room is furnished with beds, dressers, linens, pillows, and bath towels.
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