Do you want to work for a small, off-the-grid, sustainable organization in an exceptionally beautiful mountain community in Alaska?

Open positions for the 2018 summer season at the Wrangell Mountains Center (see more details below):

To Apply:

Please read the full job description linked above. If interested, please send us an e-mail containing a current resume and a short cover letter detailing your motivations for applying; your training, educational, and outdoors background; and your available date range to jobs@wrangells.org. Questions may also be directed to that address.

The Wrangell Mountains Center is an equal opportunity employer.

Kitchen & Gardens Manager - The Wrangell Mountains Center is seeking a full-time Kitchen & Gardens Manager for the upcoming 2018 season. The position runs from mid-May through mid-September. Full season commitment is preferred. The application deadline for the Kitchen Manager position is January 31st, 2018 at 11:59pm AKST.

Full Kitchen Manager Job Description

Brief Overview:

The Kitchen and Gardens Manager (KM) oversees the kitchen operations and gardens. Tasks may include:

  • Ensuring quality meals (mostly vegetarian) are provided for large groups of program participants and staff at the WMC
  • Maintaining a clean and well-organized communal cooking, food storage, and dining environment
  • Planting, maintaining, and harvesting gardens
  • Providing guidance/direction to other staff and volunteers regarding kitchen and garden duties
  • Helping with recruiting, training, and coordinating with volunteers for kitchen and gardens

Facilities Manager - The Wrangell Mountains Center is seeking a full-time Facilities Manager for the upcoming 2018 season. The position runs from mid-May through mid-September. Full season commitment is preferred. The application deadline for the Facilities Manager position is January 31st, 2018 at 11:59pm AKST.

Full Facilities Manager Job Description

Brief Overview: The Facilities Manager is responsible for performing, coordinating, and overseeing general facilities maintenance tasks. Tasks may include:

  • Building and utility maintenance and repairs
  • Building projects such as tent platforms, wall tent frames, shelving, etc.
  • Landscaping
  • Solar, battery, and generator system upkeep
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Delegation of facilities tasks to and supervision of interns and volunteers
 

Internships -  The Wrangell Mountains Center is seeking interns to assist with the upcoming 2018 season. Our season runs mid-May through mid-September. Full season commitment is preferred, though we also consider partial-season internships. Additionally, short-term work-trade agreements are negotiated throughout the summer. The application deadline for 2018 Internships is January 31st, 2018 at 11:59pm AKST.

Full Internship Job Description

Brief Overview: Interns assist in all aspects of WMC operations. The diverse nature of Wrangell Mountains Center affords the opportunity to somewhat tailor each intern’s duties to their specific interests. Tasks include:

  • Helping to maintain organic garden
  • Ensuring a warm and well-organized environment for staff and program participants
  • Providing administrative support including program marketing
  • Orienting participants, guests, and students to the systems and customs of the WMC
  • Assist with start-up logistics and facility preparations in May and closing down in September
  • Routine maintenance of and improvements to WMC facilities
“A summer spent at the Wrangell Mountains Center is more than a typical internship. The WMC is a centerpiece of an incredible community of artists, scientists, and teachers that offers a glimpse into the heart of Alaska. There is an incredible sense of connection to place in everything from the landscape to the waters to the kitchens and gardens and people. It cements the sense of our place as a part of this planet and the footprint we make on it. And the eclectic job description matches the variety of life in McCarthy.”
— Julia Fisher, Intern 2016
As an intern, I can tell you that the Wrangell Mountains Center has had a profound impact on my sense of place and community in McCarthy. My time here has taught me more about sustainable living, solar power systems, hauling water and living on a minimal budget. It has helped me meet fantastic naturalists, teachers, and travelers, as well as the young people and writers who come to our summer programs.
— Johanna Jackson, Intern 2011

Banner Photo: Nathaniel Wilder