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Summer Jobs with Alaska Wildland Adventures

Alaska Wildland Adventures (AWA) offers summer jobs on the Kenai Peninsula and in Denali National Park. In recent years, AWA was honored with a Best Workplaces Alaska award by the Alaska Journal of Commerce and as one of the nation’s top 15 Winning Workplaces by the Wall Street Journal. AWA is an equal employment opportunities (EEO) employer.

Alaska Wildland Adventures offers a variety of Alaska vacations and tours, including natural history vacations for adults and families, backcountry lodge packages and accommodations for independent travelers, Kenai River fishing packages, and rafting and fishing day trips on the upper Kenai River. We encourage all potential applicants to review our Values and Beliefs, Guiding Principles and Alaska is for Everybody statement before applying.

The majority of our seasonal summer jobs are based on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula and include positions that require skills and experience in the following fields: natural history interpretation; guiding; outdoor leadership and recreation; fish guiding; rafting; maintenance; hospitality; cooking; boat captaining; CDL passenger driving; and remote lodge management.

Employment for these seasonal jobs runs from mid-May through mid-September. However, the dates of employment vary slightly with each location. Some of the summer jobs may have flexible start and end dates, but applicants who are available for a full season of summer employment are preferred (May 12 to September 15).

Visit How to Apply for instructions on submitting your application.

Alaska Wildland Adventures operates the following:

  • Kenai Riverside Lodge (KRL) is the home base of our summer operations. This lodge is located on the banks of the scenic Kenai River, in the town of Cooper Landing (100 miles south of Anchorage), “the heart of the Kenai Peninsula.” Our rafting trips, fishing lodge and natural history vacations all operate at this location.
  • Kenai Backcountry Lodge (KBL) is a remote wilderness lodge located in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. It’s accessible only by boat and hosts a maximum of 18 guests at a time. Many of Alaska Wildland Adventures’ natural history vacations spend two nights at this lodge.
  • Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge (KFGL) is a remote wilderness lodge located within a Native-owned wildlife sanctuary in Kenai Fjords National Park. It’s accessible only by boat and hosts a maximum of 32 guests at a time. Many of Alaska Wildland Adventures’ natural history vacations spend two to three nights at this lodge.
  • Alaska Adventures are our multi-day trip program that travels between our lodges on the Kenai Peninsula and lodges in Denali National Park.
  • Weather Permitting (WP) is our water taxi service that operates out of Seward, AK and is the primary transportation for guests to Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge.
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