LOCAL INFO: At 65 degrees north latitude, the sky takes on a capricious life of its own—a canvas for the aurora borealis, the midnight sun and sunsets and sunrises that last forever. Here there are serious mountain ranges, pristine rivers and lakes, abundant wildlife and a certain poignant solitude that is found nowhere else on earth. Locals embrace the natural world and have created a vibrant river city in the far north. Where else can you travel to such a remote locale and still enjoy all the amenities of a charming downtown, a thriving arts community, rich Alaska Native culture, authentic Alaskan activities and attractions and endless opportunities for exploration?
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JOB TITLE: Housekeeping
COMPANY TYPE: Resort
QUALIFICATIONS: Education and experience are not necessary.
MINIMUM ENGLISH: Conversational
WAGE: $9.89 per hour plus tips
AVERAGE HOURS: 32 hours per week
FREQUENCY OF PAY: Monthly
WORK SCHEDULES: Employees work eight hour shifts with an unpaid 1/2 hour lunch break.
TRAINING: On the job
SICK/VACATION DAYS: None paid
MEAL CONDITIONS: Not provided.
LOCATION: Denali National Park, AK
SECOND JOBS: Available just across the road from the property.
INTERNET AVAILABILITY: Available
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Available
TRAVEL TO WORK: Walking distance
DISTANCE FROM SHOPPING CENTER: Walking distance.
HOUSING: Provided. Dormitory style.
HOUSING COSTS: $5 a day including utilities and laundry
HOUSING DEPOSIT: None.
DUTIES: Cleaning of cabins and//or hotel rooms; stripping and making of beds, replacing all dirty linens, including towels and washcloths. Also, the cabins and restrooms must be cleaned using the required cleaning products (some are hazardous and irritants), supplied and tools such as mops and brooms to clean floors, and rags to clean and polish surfaces. Cups and soap must be restocked in the cabins daily. Trash must be disposed of into the proper containers daily. Sinks, toilets, and showers must be disinfected daily both in cabins on the daily list and in the campground restrooms. The outhouses must be swept, seats disinfected, and cleaned daily. Showers and other areas may need to be treated with a special cleaner every few days to remove rust build up, soap scum, and stains. Lifting and carrying mop buckets with water or cleaning solutions is necessary throughout the work day.
In some cases, toilets must be plunged and cleaned along with the soiled floor as soon as
it is brought to the employee’s attention.
The grounds (campsites, cabin sites, roadways, pathways, and area around employee housing) must be kept free of litter at all times. This includes toilet paper and other paper bits resulting from sweeping floors. Cigarette butts are a constant battle and must be picked up immediately.
May be required to help with porter service a couple times a day for about 10-15 minutes
ARRIVAL INFO: There is a detailed arrival instruction from the employer.
EMPLOYER PICK-UP: The Alaska Yukon Trails bus drops the j-1 employees right to Denali Grizzly Bear Resort.