Summer Employment in Alaska
Alaska: The Last Frontier.
What better way to immerse oneself in its splendor than to spend a summer there? There are many options for entry-level jobs in Alaska that will alloy you to live and work in this scenic state. Whether you want to mush with the best, watch whales or serve tourists, there is sure to be something that will inspire you. Start looking for a job early, such as January through April, as many positions begin in May and run through September.
Ever wanted to be a whale watching deckhand, sea kayak guide, or Denali camp cook? You can be all that and more through Alaska Travel Adventures. You can expect to earn about $7,000 to $10,000 in pre-tax income from a position that runs May through September.
Postings are available in the travel and tourism industry at places such as the Talkeetna Wilderness Lodge.
Sled dog kennels post Want Ads for mushers and handlers all over the world, and you can find postings for options located in Alaska here. Pay is minimal, but room and board are often provided for free or at a low cost.
North Pacific Groundfish Observers
Multiple companies offer positions as a North Pacific Groundfish Observer. Observers collect information aboard fishing vessels that is important to managing the groundfish fisheries and minimizing bycatch. This position does have minimum requirements such as 30 semester hours in the biological sciences 5 college-level credits in mathematics and statistics. Pay usually starts at $15 per hour.
Create a USAJOBS account and search for National Park Service or Biological Science Technician postings located in Alaska.
Find More Listings
For a comprehensive list of jobs in Alaska, check out this Cool Works page, a niche job board where many employers have posted their summer openings.