Job Openings at Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge

Essential Requirements for all Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge Positions:

  • Cheerful and enthusiastic attitude during long days in a sometimes cramped workspace.
  • Possess the ability to work within a team structure and in a flexible manner to accomplish a variety of tasks including: food preparation, packing, housekeeping, light maintenance and guest service.
  • All positions have dishwashing duties. Please note: all dishwashing at this lodge is done by hand using a three-step method.
  • Ability to live and work in a communal, camp-like atmosphere.
Seasonal Management

Additional Essential Requirements for Management Positions:

These management positions demand a high level of organization, leadership, attention to detail and exemplary customer service skills. Essentially, it is a jack of all trades. Salary DOE. Applicant must be available April 1 – September 15th.

Seasonal KFGL Lodge Manager

The Seasonal Lodge Manager will coordinate all aspects of Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge. These positions will typically work a 40-hour week but must be flexible to work more especially during the training period of May and early June. Day-to-day schedule may fluctuate depending on arrivals and guest occupancy at the lodge. These dynamic positions requires experience in staff leadership and supervision, program logistics and scheduling, general maintenance skills, experience running a backcountry lodge, experience with boat operation and maintenance, and Alaska natural history interpretation.

Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Greet guests upon arrival at lodge
  • Oversee management of hospitality and maintenance staff
  • Organize continual maintenance and construction projects
  • Manage staff schedules
  • Problem solve unique remote lodge logistics
  • Ensure daily activities are booked and guide staff are available
  • Be capable of performing any of the lodge duties from hospitality to guiding to cooking with a positive team outlook
  • Competent with computers and Windows operating system; working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage, train and schedule guide, hospitality and maintenance staff while providing constructive feedback
  • Ability to multitask and problem solve under time restraints
  • Ability to live and work in a communal, camp-like atmosphere
  • Affinity for natural history and interest in expanding knowledge of ecotourism, Alaska and Alaska tourism experience

Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator oversees the daily scheduling and logistics of guided hikes, kayaking and canoeing trips based from the lodge. The Program Coordinator will lead the guide department training, maintain guide gear, and keep and maintain meticulous records for National Park Permitting. The position requires oversight and adherence to lodge risk management and makes guided trip decisions based upon current and forecasted weather conditions. The Program Coordinator must have a current Wilderness First Responder Certification. Previous natural history interpretation, guiding and leadership experience preferred. Alaska experience a plus.


Lead Dinner Cook

This position takes leadership of the dinner shift. Responsibilities include: staff supervision, quality control, oversight of meal preparation, housekeeping oversight, and food inventory control. Previous cooking experience required. It is essential for this person to be a positive role model, an instructive teacher and a leader of a healthy, happy team. 


Various responsibilities include: baking, dinner cook, breakfast cook and prep cook. Responsible for positive teamwork and enthusiastic work environment.


A combined job which rotates through the season for variety. Includes cabin and lodge cleaning, cooking assistance, recycling, dishwashing, waiting tables and some outdoor tasks.


Maintenance Assistant

Assists Lodge Managers with boat and building maintenance and repair, as well as construction. Mechanical and construction experience necessary.

Guiding and Outdoor Leadership

Natural History Hiking/Kayak Guide

Leads activities such as hiking, canoeing and sea kayaking for independent lodge guests. Also supports AWA Trip Leaders with responsibilities of AWA trips while they are at KFGL. Responsible for developing and presenting evening programs for guests. Must have interpretation background, previous Alaska experience, extensive experience in sea kayaking and professional guiding experience. Wilderness First Responder or higher is required.

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