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Work in a Restaurant near Denali State Park, AK

E-102090 Restaurant near Denali State Park, AKFor: University or college students
Work Travel USA
Visa required:
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Summer vacations

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Job Title: Kitchen help / Retail Store Clerk
Employer Type:
Arranged By: InterExchange, Inc.
Employer ID: E-102090


Description of Business: The store has been in business since 1921. The Cafe and Pub is named after one of the more difficult routes to the summit of Mount McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America at 6194 meters. Here are served dozens of local beers and delicious traditional Alaskan food during the warm summers. The restaurant can seat approximately 100 customers, indoors and on a back deck. Food is served till midnight, 7 days per week. Colorful locals and other people from around the world – climbers, bush pilots, river guides come here to refuel and relax after their journeys. In addition, the business serves many clients of large cruise ships and other travel and tour companies who visit our community.

Description of Area: The Cafe and Store is located in Alaska 60 air miles to the gates of Denali National Park. It attracts thousands of tourists from May to September. The Alaska Railroad stops twice daily, traveling from Fairbanks and Anchorage with stops in Denali National Park. During the summer the sun shines 22 hours per day and temperatures average 12c-22c during the day.

Travel Time to the job site, example: 9 hours from New York by plane. Cost $600.

Area pictures: 1992-2009 Participants’ Photos [coming soon]

Job Details

Work Description: You will be asked to do a variety of duties dependent upon the needs of your employer at the time. Please be aware that at least in the beginning, your main duty will be food preparation and dishwashing and/or working as a sales clerk in a food retail store. However, throughout the summer you should be prepared to do any and all of the following positions: Bus Person (setting and clearing tables, cleaning the restaurant, assisting the waiters), Kitchen Help (washing dishes, cleaning the kitchen, assisting the cook), Preparation Cooking (prep cook) involves preparing and cutting vegetables, preparing soups and salads in support of the cooks and simple kitchen duties. You will be working from established recipes and will receive on-site training. Store Clerk (stocking, general cleaning, serving coffee and ice cream).

Salary and Bonuses: $8.00 per hour, end of season bonus of $300.

Work Hours: You will usually be working 8 hours per day; 5-6 days per week. There may be late night work or early morning work.

Job type illustrations: 1992-2009 Participants’ Photos [coming soon]


Accommodation Cost: $35.00 per week

Accommodation Description: You will be living in a cabin with one other person. You will share kitchen and bathroom facilities in a larger house located next to the cabins. You will share an outdoor bathroom next to the cabin. Cabins will have bunkbeds, dining tables and chairs. You will be provided with one free or reduced cost meal at the work place per shift. You will also receive a 10% discount for purchases at the store.

Accommodation Pictures: How we lived in America 1992 – 2009 – participants’ photos


Requirements: Not specified.

Standard requirements for the Work Travel USA program sponsored by InterExchange, Inc. are:

  • Conversational English
  • Minimum placement duration 12 weeks (or for summer, until Labor Day, whichever is longer)
  • Minimum placement is 2.5 months in national parks

Uniform/Dress Code: A company T-shirt will be provided. You must maintain a neat and professional appearance at all times. Yous hould bring black pants/slacks for working in the restaurant. No visible piercings or tattoos, and hair must be natural-looking


None who was previously placed in this location offered pictures for this gallery.

How to Apply

Do you like the employers shown in this section? Would you like to work for an employer like that?
Great! Apply for the Work Travel USA program and enjoy your summer adventure in the USA!

The program allows you to indicate three preferences for the area of the USA where you would like to be placed, and three preferences for the type of employer you would like to work for.

Although the program sponsor can not guarantee that your preferences will be met, it does guarantee you one job placement! All the employers listed here hosted international students in the past and the placements provided for an unforgettable summer!

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2 Responses to “Work in a Restaurant near Denali State Park, AK”
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