Job Descriptions & Positions Available

The Creekside Philosphy - WORK HARD, PLAY HARD, HAVE FUN !

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The Creekside is owned and operated by two best friends. We started in 1997 with only the sweat of our brow and a dream. As one of the last private employers in the area, we strive to be the best. This means paying a good wage, providing the best housing in the area, and most of all creating an environment that is positive, fun, and inspiring. We know a happy crew makes happy customers, therefore making happy owners.

Our expectations are simple: everybody works. We are only as strong as our weakest link. Crew members must be professional, have a GREAT attitude and work ethic, and be good ambassadors of the “Creekside”. A sense of place grows from the purposeful work of maintaining and growing this establishment,  cultivating friendships, and our steadfast commitment to provide an outstanding experience for our guests in a setting that is beyond compare. Come work in a place surrounded by astonishing beauty, with fantastic people, while learning new things….and maybe something new about yourself.

To Apply

Email us your completed online application, resume and photo.

We have three locations, McKinley Creekside Cabins & Cafe, Denali Doghouse, and The Great Alaska Fish & Chip Co. However all employees live at McKinley Creekside Cabins, in our fabulous housing as one big happy family :)

Season Dates

Mid-May thru Mid September


We have very nice housing; all rooms are set up as two room suites that share a bathroom (toilet/shower). Each room has one or 2 beds a sink area and small fridge. There are two common rooms, each with kitchen facilities, TV's/Movies, and coin-op laundry. We provide linens/towels, WI-FI, laundry detergent, toilet paper. A $200.00 room deposit will be deducted from your paycheck-to be refunded at the end of the season, upon check out of nice clean room and closing cleaning duties. All housing tenants will share duties in mantaining a clean housing area.You will receive one shift meal, and 20% off when you are not working, at any of our restaurants (during non peak hours). You are responsible for your own food (there is a store at the park entrance).  

             Shared Housing 70.00/wk         Private Housing (when avaiable) 120.00/wk

Uniform Requirements

Servers, Housekeepers, dishwashers, and prep cooks will need to purchase $50 in uniform supplies (amount may be deducted from your first paycheck).

  • Kitchen Crew appropriate footwear for working in kitchens & chef/cook attire
  • Servers - will need purchase a black apron & wear black bottoms appropriate shoes.
  • Housekeepers should bring comfortable shoes, good for walking on gravel.
  • Front Desk professional business casual attire.  Dress shirts, sweaters, dress pants, khakis, skirts, good walking shoes for walking on gravel.  A cardigan or blazer/jacket is nice, as it can be chilly in the front office in the mornings and pre/post season.

Bonus Information

Season end bonuses apply to all positions except servers. It ranges from $.25 – $1.00 per hour worked, and is determined on: completing the season, your job performance, attitude and being a responsible housing tenant.

Transportation to Denali

You are responsible for your own transportation and cost. Denali is 4 hours north of Anchorage and 3 hours south of Fairbanks. If you are arriving in your own vehicle we are located at Mile 224 on the George Parks Hwy. If you do not have your own transportation you can take the Alaska Yukon Trails Shuttle (800-770-7275 or ) from either Anchorage or Fairbanks at 20% off (they will need a copy of your work contract) which picks up at the Anchorage Hostels / 907-248-5036