Tourism Industry Jobs in Alaska
Looking for seasonal work in Alaska? Here's a list of all of the amazing locations you can work in Alaska, as well as links to our fantastic partners around the state where you can find employment.
Don't know where in Alaska you'd like to work? We've included a quote for each destination to help you narrow it down.
"Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska, home to some of the state's best cycling. Combining over 200 miles of trails, breathtaking ocean and mountain views, and up close and personal wildlife encounters, this will be a summer to remember!" - Elly, Alaska Trail Guides
Denali National Park
"Denali is a tight-knit community full of amazing people from all over the world. Not only is it an incredible gateway into seasonal living, but also a place to make lifelong connections with fellow travelers." - Kyle, Denali Park Adventures
"The Golden Heart City is a land of opportunity, with a rejuvenating 24 hours of daylight and a community with a heart of solid gold. With warmer average summer temperatures and more sunny days than any other part of Alaska, our summers really can feel like a slice of paradise. Kayak, canoe, camp, and enjoy the whirlwind of 100 days of summer!" - Ilaura, Gold Daughters
"Girdwood is a year-round mountain resort that has so much to do, incredible natural beauty, truly Alaskan mountain town culture, and a luxury hotel and nordic spa. It's a hidden gem often overlooked by travelers heading to Anchorage or Seward." - Christina, Alpine Air
"Our access to all things Alaska is unparalleled. Countless mountain peaks are in reach through day hikes. The surrounding islands act as protection, allowing the ocean to be explored even by canoe. Last but certainly not least, our beloved Mendenhall Glacier acts as a playground for those adventurers willing to obtain the skills necessary to navigate a glacier safely." - Ryan, Liquid Alaska Tours
"As the southernmost port in Southeast Alaska, this area has lush forests, misty mountains, and breathtaking ocean views. Ketchikan is a great place to live and work for those who enjoy outdoor activities. Beyond the natural beauty, the area is rich in history and native culture, and has a vibrant arts community with live music, theatre, and events throughout the year." - Delaney, Out to Sea Expeditions
Once you arrive, you’ll see why Palmer’s quaint downtown and iconic water tower immediately capture the heart of visitors. While the current town center started taking shape in the 1930s with the arrival of more than 200 colonist families, Ahtna and Dena’ina peoples have been calling this area home for thousands of years.
"Working in Portage Valley is visually stunning as we are surrounded by the breathtaking Chugach Mountain Range and Turnagain Arm Inlet. The wildlife also make for a super unique work location. It is common to see brown bears swimming, moose strutting, wood bison roaming, muskox playing, wolves posing, porcupines climbing, and more every day at work!" - Nicole, Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Seward, Alaska is the gateway to the Kenai Fjords National Park and some of the most stunning sea kayaking in the world. The glaciers, mountains, whales and other wildlife are reasons enough to be in Seward, but the community is where you will find a sense of belonging. Seward is home to a purposeful community of parents, activists, volunteers and stewards of our enchanting corner of Alaska. - Ryan, Liquid Adventures
This charming pioneer town, with its own block-long Main Street, is halfway between Anchorage to Denali, and offers tons of adventures as well as great views of Mt. Denali (it’s actually closer to the mountain than Denali’s Park entrance is).
Whittier is a gateway to stunning Prince William Sound and is easily accessible from Anchorage (just 90 minutes by car). While just a few hundred people call this seaside town home, this family-friendly area attracts thousands of visitors every year. They come because it’s the best place to see amazing tidewater glaciers and marine wildlife. In fact, you’ll find the world’s largest concentration of tidewater glaciers here.
Wrangell St. Elias National Park / McCarthy / Kennicott
Alaska’s most famous ghost town, Kennicott is an old mining village that retains Gold Rush relics, while McCarthy is a sister village, 5 miles away. Today, both are laid-back towns that offer history, scenery, and a taste of old Alaska right in the heart of Wrangell St. Elias National Park. This 13.2-million-acre wilderness is a World Heritage Site and the world's largest internationally protected area