Glacier Bay National Park

Glacier Bay National Park
5.8

Wages

5/10

    Housing

    5/10

      Lifestyle

      8/10

        Getting There

        4/10

          Likely to Recommend?

          7/10

            Pros

            • - Phenomenal Wildlife
            • - Get to live in a beautiful national park
            • - Remote and Quiet
            • - Once in a lifetime opportunity
            • - Possibility to make great friends

            Cons

            • - A plane ride to the closest town
            • - Wages are a bit low
            • - Small staff
            • - Live, work, play with same people all summer long
            • - Alaska can get rainy and cloudy a lot

            Glacier Bay Lodge, Alaska

            Glacier Bay Lodge is located on the water and most of the outdoor activities are water-based. Glacier Bay boat tours go “up-bay” into the heart of Glacier Bay National Park all the way to the tidewater glaciers. You may see abundant wildlife on the coast and in the water such as sea lions, mountain goats, puffins, bald eagles, sea otters, porpoises, bears (both black and brown), moose, seals, and whales (usually humpback or orca). As employees, you are welcome to take this tour free of charge.

            Overview

            Beautiful Glacier Bay! 

            Nestled in between coastal mountains, incredible fjords and the inside passage – Glacier Bay is a remote wilderness experience you don’t want to miss. On top of learning or further developing your hospitality skills in one of the most beautiful places in the world, the recreation and sightseeing opportunities are endless! If you prefer the water, employees at Glacier Bay National Park have an opportunity to see marine wildlife including Orca and Humpback whales, Stellar Sea Lions, Dall Porpoises, Sea Otters, and Harbor Seals. Land based wildlife includes Moose, Black and Brown Bear, Wolves, Coyotes, and Mountain Goats. Glacier Bay National Park is also host to thousands of sea birds who nest in the protected waters. The park is perfectly suited for exploration by sea kayak, but also provides some great hiking opportunities of which the views just can’t be beat. Located at the top of the “Panhandle” in Southeast Alaska, Glacier Bay National Park is a Crown Jewel of the National Park Service. Working here gives you immediate access to a high concentration of active tidewater glaciers and marine wildlife. Approximately 60 employees will live and work here during the summer months to support the Lodge and Tour operations.  There are a variety of positions available at Glacier Bay National Park. These positions include: restaurant workers, maintenance, front desk, gift shop, housekeeping, warehouse, and CDL drivers.

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            Dress Code:

            Dress, grooming and personal cleanliness standards contribute to the morale of all employees and affect the business image we present to our guests.  As a representative of ARAMARK Parks and Destinations, all employees must follow the grooming standards as a basic condition of employment. Employees are expected to dress in the appropriate clean and pressed uniform and present a clean and neat appearance. Extreme hairstyles and colors are not permitted.  Hair must be clean, combed and well groomed at all times, no non-natural styles or colors.  Long hair must be tied back out of your face and beards may not exceed two inches in length. Jewelry worn on the job must be conservative, in good taste, appropriate to working attire and not conflict with job related safety standards.  Visible body piercing, with the exception of ears, is unacceptable. Some positions require you to bring your own black pants, belts, or other parts of your uniform. Jeans, cargo pants, sweatpants, and tight fitting stretch pants are not acceptable.  All employees are required to provide black nonslip shoes and wear them while on duty. The required uniform must be worn at all times while on the job. Open toed shoes and clogs are not acceptable. Employees are required to keep uniforms clean and pressed. Company uniforms, nametags, jackets and hats may NOT be worn off duty. Colored jeans and cargo pants are not an acceptable substitute for black pants. body_divider.jpg

            Contact Us:

            Human Resources Manager 907-697-4050 General Manager 907-697-4010

            About Glacier Bay National Park

            Covering 3.3 million acres of rugged mountains, dynamic glaciers, temperate rainforest, wild coastlines, and deep sheltered fjords, Glacier Bay National Park is a highlight of Alaska’s Inside Passage and part of a 25 million acre World Heritage Site – one of the world’s largest international protected areas. From summit to sea, Glacier Bay offers limitless opportunities for adventure and inspiration.

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            The marine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve includes tidewater glaciers, snow-capped mountain ranges, ocean coastlines, deep fjords, and freshwater rivers and lakes. This diverse land and seascape hosts a mosaic of plant communities and a variety of marine and terrestrial wildlife and presents many opportunities for adventuring and learning about this unique and powerful place. Visit the National Parks Service website to learn more about why Glacier Bay is so special!

            About Glacier Bay Lodge, Alaska

            Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve — a World Heritage Site in the United States — is a 3.3 million acre treasure of natural wonders and wildlife near Juneau, Alaska. Magnificent glaciers...towering snow-capped mountains...abundant birds and wildlife... and mile after mile of pristine coastline. Whether you are here for a day or a week, you'll find endless opportunities for discovery and adventure here. Glacier Bay Lodge, nestled under the spruce trees that line Bartlett Cove, offers the only hotel accommodations within the park.