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Persons: 1 - Possibly 2
Category: Hospitality
Host ID: 3962
Region: Alaska

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Last Updated: October 20, 2019

We need help in the Arctic! We can always use a hand in our upcoming months. We are currently in need of a helper/s from the end of October through March, and beyond if you are the right person. October-November is considered our "shoulder season" and very slow at our Lodge... but it's maintenance time!! Painting, cleaning, shoveling snow, trail maintenance, scooping sled dog poop /feeding, and more! If you are able to get yourself to Fairbanks Alaska, we will fly you from Fairbanks->Bettles, then back Bettles->Fairbanks when you are done at the Lodge. Bettles is Fly-in-Only except for a few weeks during the Coldest part of the Winter, when we build our Ice Road out to the Dalton "Highway". Check out season 4 (episode "breaking through!") of Ice Road Truckers!

We are looking for help housekeeping and serving food, three meals per day, slow at first (till the beginning of December) then business will pick up and get busier until the end of March. We need help scooping poop in our sled dog yard, brush clearing, snow shoveling, cleaning, painting and more! Non-smoker/non-drinker is a plus. Automotive repair skills, carpentry, general handy-man skills a super plus!

We are looking for an energetic, independent, organized, flexible individual/s to help out during our upcoming shoulder season, at the moment, but always can use a helper.

Winter Season (December - April 15th)
Winter help needed in:
- Snow shoveling
- Housekeeping
- Dog yard work (scooping poop/feeding)
- Help taking orders and serve food
- Assisting the guests in the evening with tourist activities, such as drive tourists to the Aurora Viewing Cabin, helping with cold weather gear and X-Country skiing, daily activities include snow shoeing, X-country skiing and sometimes flight seeing, depending on the availability and free time.
- Help in the kitchen, wash dishes and clean
- Assist with meeting the planes, loading and unloading deliveries

"Shoulder Season" April 15th->July 1st: Help needed with feeding sled dogs, scooping poop, hand digging, painting, cleaning, clearing brush, repairing river rafts, moving to our Summer Lodge and getting that up and running, meeting airplanes and loading & unloading, and more!

Summer Season (July - October):
Summer help needed in:
- Housekeeping
- Help taking orders and serve food
- Help in the kitchen, wash dishes and clean
- Dog yard work (scooping poop/feeding)
- Assist with meeting the planes, loading and unloading deliveries

- Outdoor: mow grass, painting, cleaning the vans & trucks, organizing around the property, repairing and cleaning our inflatable river rafts, preparing the rafts for guest use.
- Outdoor activities with the guests include floating the Koyukuk River, hiking, berry picking, and flight seeing; depending on the availability and free time.

Our world famous lodge is located 35 miles North of the Arctic Circle in a tiny, fly-in-only village close to the Koyukuk River, in the foothills of the Brooks Range. We have guests from all around the world, coming to the Arctic to experience the remoteness and adventure.

The lodge has been featured in everything from many foreign travel channels to Discovery Channel, Animal Planet (Dr. Dee Alaskan Vet), National Geographic, NBC, Ice Road Truckers (Season 4), Flying Alaska TV show, Extreme Survival Alaska, Good Morning America and others. People from all over the world visit here in the summer as a jumping off point into the Brooks Range to start their Alaskan Adventure. Just as many visit here in the winter to see the best Aurora Borealis viewing in the world.

Video footage taken by Discovery Channel Summer 2010 shown below in YouTube video.

Be a part of '' Real Alaska '', no"False Front" here! The Lodge although accommodates many tourists is also a place for locals and Alaskans traveling through with their own airplanes. We offer a taste of original Alaska, untouched and authentic. The experience we give our guests will last them a lifetime, friendly and professional service in an environment where they can observe real Alaska taking place. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is very diverse, coming from all over the world for their own Alaskan experience.

Wilderness Lodge in the Arctic Circle-fly-in from Fairbanks to a rural community and help with every day lodge activities. The Winter Season officially starts December 1st through March 31st. The summer season starts May 1st to September 31st. We require a minimum stay of 1 month.

For 8 hours (5 days a week) work, we offer accommodation, private sleeping room / shared bathroom & three meals a day. We will purchase your flights (Fairbanks->Bettles->Fairbanks).
No cell service is available, very limited internet (800 Mb per day to share, including my business office). You will be able to email and check your messages, but bare in mind that Skype or streaming of any kind will not work up here.

Please be prepared to disconnect from the electronic world, and experience life as it used to be.

An exciting atmosphere with great co-workers and tourists from all over the world!

We are excited to welcome you to the Arctic.

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