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Husky Homestead Employment
We are now accepting resumes for our 2017 Summer Season!


 

Husky Homestead is located approximately eight miles south of the entrance to Alaska’s Denali National Park. It is located in the small year-round community known as McKinley Village.  Each summer season we welcome thousands of guests from around the world to Husky Homestead – a Denali Destination where Dogs are King!  That’s a bit of a play on words as Husky Homestead is the home base for four-time Iditarod Champion Jeff King!  Jeff himself came to Alaska in the summer of 1975 for a summer job, and he’s been here ever since!

We offer three tours daily, seven days a week for approximately 130 days from mid-May through mid/late-September.  Husky Homestead is located 130 miles south of Fairbanks and 230 miles north of Anchorage.  The Denali area is what most people would call “remote” – we head those 130 miles north to Fairbanks for nearly all of our errands:  grocery shopping, doctor appointments, movie theaters, etc.  It is not a quick trip to the store for us, and is typically a full day in town making sure you get as much done in one day as you can. We may not be close to the city, but Denali is definitely not short on fun!  With the long days of summer we pack as much in as we can into our short season!  As an employee of Husky Homestead, you may receive discounted  or complimentary tours with many of the other Denali activities:  atv adventures,  rafting, flight seeing, fishing, park tours, mountain biking, etc.  There are also other things to keep you busy: hiking, camping, berry picking, etc.  If you enjoy being outdoors, we’ve got a lot of space for you to play!

While a vehicle is not necessary to live/work here, we do not provide personal transportation.  We will assist you with transportation once you arrive in Alaska and are ready to head to Denali.  Once you are here it would be up to you to plan for any trips out of the Denali area, and as to how you may get to and from those areas.

Husky Homestead has limited staff housing available.   Our staff housing site is in the McKinley Village area. Housing is made up of several options: a private single occupant cabin that makes use of our commons area; two double occupancy cabins that make use of our common area; and private single housing that has it’s own kitchen and bath. All cabins have heat, electricity and wireless internet. Our cabins are in close proximity to our commons area that has two bathrooms and free laundry facilities.  For the housing units that use the common area:  a shared kitchen offers a stove/oven, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker and storage for food, along with two refrigerators and a chest freezer – there is no dishwasher. The commons area also has several couches, a TV with HDMI connection, and DVD player. Free wireless internet is available throughout the property. This commons area is a SHARED space and you are responsible for cleaning up after yourself in a timely fashion, as well as a list of weekly chores that will need to be completed on your own time.

Housing costs vary depending on whether it requires your use of our shared commons area, or whether it has a private kitchen/bath.  Rent is auto-deducted from your paycheck. We do not provide meal plans for employees, but do provide pick-up for groceries in Fairbanks that are ordered online with the grocer. There are several restaurants in the area, and two small locally owned grocery stores (one is ~20 miles north of us in Healy) that can be a bit expensive but help get by between runs to Fairbanks.

What are we looking for in a Husky Homestead employee?

Outgoing – You will be around guests all day, every day.

Professional – A neat appearance and clean lifestyle.

Positive Attitude – Always polite and courteous with customers and staff members.

Team Player – Our small group of employees are more like a family. For 4 months, we work, eat, sleep, and play together in very close quarters. You must be able to get along with your co-workers.  You will also be sharing a “common area”, so it is imperative that you clean up after yourself and assist with daily housekeeping chores.

Attendance – Our summer season is short and very busy.  All employees must report to work on time, all the time.  There will be days that you are asked to work more than your scheduled shift.

Honest and Trustworthy – Our staff is the face of Husky Homestead.  We need employees that we can trust with our guests, our dogs, our vehicles and equipment, and our livelihood.

Do you think you fit the bill?  Would you like to be part of our awesome Husky Homestead team?  Send us a resume with cover letter, along with three professional references and two personal to us at:

Husky Homestead – Summer Position
PO Box 48
Denali Park, AK  99755
via email:  info@huskyhomestead.com


 

We are currently accepting resumes for:

Reservations Agent – Full Time
Driver/Guides – Full Time
Photographer/Yard Staff – Full Time


Husky Homestead Reservations Agent – Job Description

Responsibilities:

  • Answer phones in a fast paced office environment with a multi-line phone. Respond to inquiries quickly and professionally.
  • Monitor reservation email address for HH. Respond to e-mails in a timely manner.
  • Take reservations via phone, e-mail and fax. Document reservations accurately.
  • Communicate with drivers and other staff via hand held radio.
  • Help with tours as needed, ie, run a cash register, make change and check out guests, provide excellent customer service to all guests (internal and external), and close out registers after tours.
  • Receive inventory, tag inventory, and help keep retail stocked.
  • Other duties as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must be proficient with Excel, MS Word, Outlook, and a 10-key/adding machine.
  • Must have legible hand-writing – a writing sample will be requested.
  • Must be able to multi-task and function in an office that has busy and slow times throughout the day.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs occasionally and be able to sit for a minimum of 8 hours/day.
  • Candidate will be expected to work independently at times.
  • Candidate should be a motivated self-starter.

Other information:

  • Wage: $12/hour plus $1/hour bonus at completion of signed contract.
  • Housing is available for this position.
  • Fax, email, or mail your resume, cover letter, references (THREE Professional and TWO Personal) and contact information to:
    907.683.2906 OR
    info@huskyhomestead.com OR
    HHT-Summer Position
    PO Box 48
    Denali Park, AK 99755

 

Husky Homestead Driver/Guide – Job Description

Responsibilities:

  • Seasonal employment-this position is contracted from early May to mid/late September.
  • Picking up and delivering tour guests in a 25 or 32 passenger bus. This position is highly interactive. Drivers will wear headsets in order to communicate with guests, as well as dispatch while inside their vehicles. Knowledge of Denali and the surrounding areas is helpful and preferred.
  • Help guide/manage tour groups of up to 100 people.
  • Must be comfortable ringing guests up on a cash register. Will be expected to assist with gift shop sales as needed.
  • Performs all pre and post trip inspections as required by DOT. Cleans, inspects, and locks down vehicle after each use.
  • Responsible for occasionally assisting with kennel chores, ie, care, cleaning, feeding, and watering 30-40 huskies of all ages.

Qualifications:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Must possess a valid Class C commercial driver’s license certification with Passenger Endorsement and a minimum of one year driving experience.
  • Commercial driver training may be available for applicant with an Alaska drivers license – please inquire.
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment and random drug/alcohol testing.
  • Must have a current DOT physical with a safe driving record.
  • Must be prepared to give accurate and helpful information to guests/employees about our product, our dogs and Denali Park.
  • Preferred candidate will like dogs/mushing, be outgoing and able to talk to all guests, have excellent customer service skills, and be genuine. This position is crucial to providing our guests with a one of a kind experience.

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to sit/stand/walk for a minimum eight hour shift.
  • Able to sit in a drivers seat for a
  • Frequently lift and carry 50 lbs.
  • Able to bend/kneel frequently throughout a shift.
  • Comfortable and able to occasionally work, feed, handle huskies of all ages weighing up to 80 lbs, and carry full 5 gallon buckets.
  • Work schedules can change frequently, and candidate must be comfortable working split shifts and work days that run anywhere from 4 to 12 hours.

Additional Information:

  • Hourly position: $15/hr, with $1/hr bonus upon contract completion.
  • Employee housing is available for this position
  • A well groomed appearance is expected.
  • Employment as a driver/guide for Jeff King, Inc. is contingent upon approval by our insurance provider.
  • Fax, e-mail, or mail your resume with cover letter, references (THREE Professional and TWO Personal) and contact information to:
    907.683.2906 OR
    info@huskyhomestead.com OR
    HHT-Summer Position
    PO Box 48
    Denali Park, AK 99755

Husky Homestead Photographer/Yard Staff – Job Description

Responsibilities:

  • Seasonal employment-this position is contracted from early May to mid-September.
  • Greets tour guests with puppies, takes photos of guests with puppies, responsible for making sure each guest spends time with a puppy.
  • Uses a computer to download, edit, and print digital photos for sale to guests at each tour.
  • Assists customers with purchases at computerized Point Of Sale register, makes cash/credit card sales, makes change for cash sales.
  • Cleans tour building and bathrooms; straightens and re-stocks merchandise.
  • Responsible for assisting with kennel chores, ie, care, cleaning, feeding, watering, and exercising 30-40 huskies of all ages.

 

Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must be outgoing and easily able to talk to with all guests.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills – customer service experience highly preferred. This position is crucial to providing our guests with a one of a kind experience; candidate must be genuine.
  • Preferred candidate will like dogs/mushing and be passionate about working with dogs.
  • Will enjoy working outdoors in any weather.

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to sit/stand/walk for a minimum eight hour shift.
  • Frequently lift and carry 50 lbs.
  • Able to bend/kneel frequently throughout a shift.
  • Comfortable and able to work, feed, handle huskies of all ages weighing up to 80 lbs, and carry
  • Work schedules can change frequently, and candidate must be comfortable working split shifts and work days that run anywhere from 4 to 12 hours.

 

Additional Information:

  • Hourly position: $12/hr, with $1/hr bonus upon contract completion.
  • Employee housing is available for this position.
  • A well groomed appearance is expected.
  • Fax or e-mail, or mail your resume with cover letter, references (THREE Professional and TWO Personal) and contact information to:
    907.683.2906 OR
    info@huskyhomestead.com OR
    HHT-Summer Position
    PO Box 48
    Denali Park, AK 99755

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