Who We're Looking For

Work Hard
Whether you're a local from right here in Moose Pass, a world traveler looking to spend a season in the last frontier, or a student fresh out of culinary school, if you know how to work hard to support your team, have passion for what you do, care about the community you live in and you keep your word when you give it, we're happy you're here! 
Because of where we're situated and what we do here at Trail Lake Lodge, we're looking for people with a wide range of skills and a 'can-do' attitude. We may not be the most remote outfit in the land, but that doesn't mean we don't find ourselves needing to be pretty self sufficient from time to time! We may find ourselves busy as can be serving a whole restaurant full of guests one day, the next day we may just get into a demolition and rebuild project to improve our facility, and the very next it could be all hands on deck to provide the highest quality service to an entire pavilion full of wedding guests in tuxedos and evening gowns! We've all just got to do what it takes to get things done.
Play Hard
So now you know a little about what we need on the business side of things, but there's a whole lot more to living here than that! We're also very much interested in surrounding ourselves with people who are passionate about exploring Alaska! We do our best to make sure everyone has two consecutive days off each week so you can unwind and get out to enjoy this amazing place we're living in. We also have some pretty good connections throughout the entire state and we try our best to find excellent deals for you if you're interested in going on a wildlife viewing tour, a sightseeing flight over a glacier, a kayak trip out on the water or heading out fishing, horse riding, mountain biking or hiking. It's high on our priority list to make sure you're able to take advantage of the time you have while in Alaska.
A position at Trail Lake Lodge offers many life-long benefits and rewards. If you have not lived or worked in Alaska before, you will find the experience, the landscape and the new personal relationships you establish to be very unique and rewarding. The summer months bring thousands of vacationing tourists from all over the United States and the world to this region each year. Tourism is our core business. Many visitors from outside of Alaska will agree that once you have visited Alaska, a part of you never goes all the way back home. Much of your experience in Alaska will stay with you for a lifetime.

Positions at Trail Lake Lodge

Restaurant Manager BOH Focused

Positions Filled

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Restaurant Manager - BOH Focused

Job Description:

Ensure kitchen staff is fully trained and consistently following state & federal rules, regulations and company procedures. Able to prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals for a pub-style menu. Ensure food prep, stocking, and general kitchen duties are being carried out safely and efficiently.

Job Duties:

  • Scheduling staff efficiently for day to day operating hours as well as special events as they arise.

  • Help create thorough training materials, best practices and carry out the implementation of such.

  • Ensure food costs are closely monitored and menus are created to take that as well as kitchen flow/processes into account.

  • Prepare meals, maintaining quality and consistency.

  • Prepare buffet meals for group events.

  • Maintain highest health/safety standards.

  • Maintain cost controls / ensure minimum waste.

  • Assist in inventory control and stocking.

  • Drive to/from Anchorage or Seward for supply runs, etc.

  • Perform general kitchen cleaning and janitorial duties.

  • Work with front of house staff to ensure exceptional customer experiences.

  • Assist in serving group events.

Requirements:

  • Extensive management experience within the food & beverage industry. BOH specifically.

  • Certified knowledge of proper food handling and health codes.

  • Ability to create modern training materials along with the soft skills involved to ensure thorough training and management of kitchen staff.

  • Dedicated to following through with every aspect of the position to the point that the team you manage sees that you're sometimes the first to show up and willing to be the last to leave.

  • Ability to operate standard kitchen equipment safely.

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.

Pay Range:

DOE - $700 - $840 per wk

Prep Cook / Kitchen Assistants 

Hiring for 2022!

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Prep Cook / Kitchen Assistant

Job Description:

Prepare food stocks for daily menu and catering events. Perform general cleaning duties.

Job Duties:

  • Perform all tasks in accordance with health code standards.

  • Prepare basic food stocks and bakery goods.

  • Prepare and serve buffet meals for group events.

  • Dishwashing and general kitchen cleaning.

  • Assist in inventory control and stocking.

  • Work with front of house staff to ensure exceptional customer experiences.

  • May include assisting general lodge workers with a variety of tasks throughout the property.

Requirements:

  • Previous food & beverage experience.

  • Knowledge of proper food handling and health codes.

  • Ability to operate standard equipment safely.

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.

 

Pay Range:

DOE - $13 - $15 per hr + Tips

Hiring for 2022!

Housekeeping & Guest Services
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Guest Services & Housekeeping

Job Description:

Perform housekeeping duties including cleaning and sanitizing of guest rooms, restroom facilities, and public areas throughout the property. Groundskeeping including landscaping, general maintenance, and light repairs.  Expect to be a Jack or Jill of all trades. While primarily a back of the house position, at times you may assist the kitchen and dining room staff as well.

This is a small property, so all our positions are public facing at some point. All duties will include assisting guests with exceptional customer service.

Job Duties:

  • Perform all tasks in accordance with health code standards.

  • Clean & sanitize guest rooms, restrooms, and all public areas.

  • Maintenance of lodge landscaping using basic power and hand tools.

  • Light repairs and facilities maintenance.

  • Coordinate with dining room and kitchen staff to assist with guests’ needs.

Requirements:

  • Focused on exceptional customer service.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds routinely.​

 

Pay Range:

DOE - $13 - $16 per hr + Tips

Line Cook Team

Hiring for 2022!

Line Cook

Job Description:

 Prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals for a pub-style menu. Assist with food prep, stocking, and general kitchen duties. 

Job Duties:

  • Prepare meals, maintaining quality and consistency.

  • Prepare buffet meals for group events.

  • Maintain highest health/safety standards.

  • Maintain cost controls / ensure minimum waste.

  • Assist in inventory control and stocking.

  • Perform general kitchen cleaning and janitorial duties.

  • Work with front of house staff to ensure exceptional customer experiences.

  • Assist in serving group events.

Requirements:

  • Previous food & beverage experience.

  • Knowledge of proper food handling and health codes.

  • Ability to operate standard kitchen equipment safely.

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.

Pay Range:

DOE $15 - $19 per hr + Tips

 

Weddings, Events & Reservations Manager

Positions Filled

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Weddings, Events & Reservations Manager

Job Description:

This position requires a very high level of customer service, an ability to communicate very thoroughly from client to management, to kitchen staff and maintenance crew. A very close eye on attention to detail is crucial. The role involves a creative touch, both physically at events as well as during the creation of documents and menus, which will require a tech savvy individual with modern computer skills and ability. 

An understanding of Point of Sales Systems, Backend booking platforms and the Google Suite will be needed.

In addition, the role will also be involved with production and output of content on a variety of our social media platforms including blog posts, Instagram, Facebook, Youtube and TikTok.

Job Duties:

  • Reply to incoming requests for event space rental, including weddings, family reunions, tour groups and others.

  • Engage with potential customers and assist them with planning events while communicating with other pertinent staff all aspects of the event including, but not limited to;​​

    • Availability of dates

    • Determining size of group​

    • Space, seating & facility needs

    • Food & Beverage options

    • Shuttle options

    • Hotel room options

    • Contracting & deposit schedule

    • Set up of event space (in conjunction with various other staff members)

    • Orchestrate itinerary during events

    • Collection of funds on day of event

    • Breakdown & cleanup of event space (in conjunction with various other staff members)

  • Assisting in training other staff members on how to operate our reservation system for customer check in/check out procedures, housekeeping organization and payment collection.

  • Performing 'double-checks, to ensuring that payments in our reservations system are kept up to date on a daily basis.

Requirements:

  • A focus on exceptional customer service

  • Experience with POS systems & hotel booking systems

  •  Knowledge of Google Docs, Sheets, Calendar, etc.

  • Experience with social media

  • Attention to detail.

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.​

 

Pay Range:

DOE - $15 - $19 per hr + Tips

Maintenance &
Facilities Crew

Hiring for 2022!

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Maintenance & Facilities Crew

Job Description:

Perform daily general maintenance duties including guest room repairs as needed, assisting housekeeping with waste and laundry removal, assistance in cleaning restroom facilities, and public areas throughout the property. Groundskeeping including landscaping, general maintenance, and light repairs.

Keeping the lodge in great condition requires constant and high quality upkeep and when things do break, we need our Maintenance and Facilities Crew to be able to lead the repair efforts in an efficient and cost effective and often creative manner.

Expect to be a Jack or Jill of all trades. While primarily a back of the house position, at times you may assist the kitchen and dining room staff as well.

This is a small property, so all our positions are public facing at some point. All duties will include assisting guests with exceptional customer service.

Job Duties:

  • Perform all tasks in accordance with health code and safety standards.

  • Perform general upkeep and repairs as needed.

  • Maintenance of lodge landscaping using basic power and hand tools.

  • Ability to drive manual transmission truck safely, with load secured, to and from trash transfer station daily.

  • Coordinate with Housekeeping and other lodge staff to assist with maintenance and guest's needs as they arise.

Requirements:

  • Experience as general maintenance person required. Knowledge in the following areas is prefered:

    • Plumbing/Waste water​

    • Heating systems

    • General electrical systems

    • Framing/Woodworking

    • Decking/Painting/Sanding

    • Power tool operation

    • Landscaping

  • Focused on exceptional customer service.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Ability to lift 50 - 100 pounds routinely.​

 

Pay Range:

DOE - $13 - $17 per hr + Tips

Baker / Kitchen Assist

Hiring for 2022!

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Baker/Kitchen Assist

Job Description:

Prepare delicious homemade pies, cinnamon rolls, cakes, pastries and other baked goods that we've become known for over the years. Consistency and availability, (to a certain extent), is key for this role.

Job Duties:

  • Ensure that our famously delicious cinnamon roles are available for sale daily by opening hours.

  • Supply a variety of tasty baked treats for sale at our front counter throughout the week, while maintaining a watchful eye on inventory control and waste.

  • Prepare fresh pies and other desert items to be available for lunch and dinner service.

  • Participate in preparation and execution of buffet meals for group events.

  • Maintain clean, organized baking/prep area to the highest health/safety standards.Assist in inventory control & stocking.

  • Follow all state health codes and alcohol laws.

  • Take guest food and drink orders.

  • Check lodging guests in and out when needed.

  • Cashier using POS and room management systems.

Requirements:

  • Previous food & beverage experience.

  • Knowledge of proper food handling and health codes.

  • Ability to operate standard kitchen equipment safely.

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.

Pay Range:

DOE - $15 - $17 per hr + Tips

Server / Bartenders 

Hiring for 2022!

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Server / Bartender 

Job Description:

Dining room server, bartender, reception desk clerk. Our front of the house staff performs the full range of dining room and bar duties for diners, along with serving as a front desk clerk for lodging guests. 

Job Duties:

  • Greet and welcome guests.

  • Follow all state health codes and alcohol laws.

  • Take guest food and drink orders.

  • Promote sales.

  • Assist kitchen staff with bussing, cleaning, and stocking tasks.

  • Check lodging guests in and out.

  • Cashier using POS and room management systems.

  • Bartending a full bar with wine and draft beer service.

Requirements:

  • Familiar with basic drink mixes preferable, but not required.

  • Knowledge of proper food handling and health codes.

  • Knowledge of Alaska State liquor serving laws and guidelines.

  • Alcohol service training (TAMS) – provided on arrival.

  • Able to provide exceptional customer service while interacting with a wide range of domestic and international travelers.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Ability to lift 35 pounds.

 Pay Range:

$10.50 per hr + Tips

Gardener, Groundskeeper & General Assist

Positions Filled

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Gardener/ Groundskeeper & General Assist

Job Description:

The groundskeeping portion of this role involves keeping our various flowers looking vibrant, and weed free. This includes our hanging potted flowers as well as our flower beds around the lodge and motor lodge. The groundskeeper is also responsible for general curb appeal of the property & cleanliness of our public areas including dusting rails, cleaning hallways and entrances, ensuring our grounds are free of litter and cigarette butts. 

As needed, the role may also includes housekeeping duties, maintenance duties, assistance with set-up & tear down of events and other duties as needed. Expect to be a Jack or Jill of all trades. While primarily a back of the house position, at times you may assist the kitchen and dining room staff as well.

This is a small property, so all our positions are public facing at some point. All duties will include assisting guests with exceptional customer service.

Job Duties:

  • Maintain healthy flower beds, hanging potted plants and general curb appeal.

  • Perform all tasks in accordance with health code standards.

  • Clean & sanitize guest rooms, restrooms, and all public areas.

  • Maintenance of lodge landscaping using basic power and hand tools.

  • Light repairs and facilities maintenance.

Requirements:

  • Landscaping and gardening experience.

  • Focused on exceptional customer service.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds routinely.​

 

Pay Range:

DOE - $13 - $17 per hr + Tips