Denali National Park
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Denali National Park is over six million acres of preserved wilderness that includes massive expanses of forest, glacial lakes, frozen tundra, and towering mountains - including North America’s tallest mountain, Mount McKinley. Originally established as Mount McKinley National Park in 1917, the park’s boundaries have increased greatly since establishment.
In 1976 President Carter designated the park as an international biosphere reserve, focusing on ecosystem conservation and prudent use of national resources. In 1980, Mt. McKinley National Park and Denali National Monument were incorporated to establish Denali National Park & Preserve. Today the park attracts over 400,000 visitors annually, who travel for the wildlife, scenery, and an opportunity to immerse themselves in pure, untamed wilderness.
Aramark has a unique partnership with Doyon Limited, a native corporation, which allows us to work closely with the largest private landowners in Alaska. Together, we manage the concession operation inside Denali National Park including Riley Creek Mercantile and Wilderness Access Center. Inside the park we also operate tour and shuttle buses and campground facilities. Roughly 300 employees live inside the National Park and it is open from May 15 to September 24.
At the Joint Venture we hire for the following positions each year: maintenance workers, CDL drivers, cooks, cashiers, dishwashers, campground hosts, and Wilderness Access Center agents.
Employees are expected to dress in a clean and pressed uniform appropriate to their department and present a clean and neat appearance.
Extreme hairstyles and colors are not permitted. Hair must be clean, combed and well groomed at all times, no non-natural styles or colors. Long hair must be tied back out of your face. Beards may not exceed two inches in length.
Jewelry worn on the job must be conservative, in good taste, appropriate to working attire and not conflict with job-related safety standards. Visible body piercing, with the exception of ears, is unacceptable. No more than 1” dangle for earrings.
Department Specific Uniform Standards:
Wilderness Access Center
Employees are required to bring tan khaki pants (at least 3 pair), black or brown polishable shoes, black or brown belt, black or brown socks. Aramark will provide a uniform shirt.
Employees are required to bring black or brown, polishable slip resistant shoes, black or brown belt, black or brown socks. Aramark will provide black pants and uniform shirt.
Employees are required to provide tan khaki pants (3 pair), black or brown, polishable slip resistant shoes, black or brown socks, Aramark will provide uniform shirts.
Food and Beverage
Employees are required to provide tan khaki pants (3 pair), black polishable, non-slip shoes (i.e. shoesforcrews.com), black belt, and black socks. Aramark will provide uniform shirts and apron.
Cooks and Dishwashers
Employees are required to bring tan khaki pants (3 pair), black polishable, non-slip shoes (i.e. shoesforcrews.com), black belt, and black socks. Aramark will provide uniform shirt an apron.
Maintenance / Landscaping
Employees are required to provide steel-toed brown or black shoes, matching belt, and black socks. Aramark will provide pants, shirt, gloves, safety glasses, hearing protection, and hard hats.
Frequently Asked Questions:
When will I get paid?
Paychecks are delivered every other Saturday. Please note that it may take up to 4 weeks to receive your first check. Please plan accordingly.
Can I get direct deposit?
We strongly encourage employees to receive their paychecks via direct deposit. There are numerous benefits to this. You get paid faster than receiving a paper check and you will not need to keep large amounts of cash on you or in your room (especially if you cash your paycheck).
How do I sign up for Direct Deposit?
You must provide a blank voided check or a letter from your bank to the payroll department (no exceptions). It will normally take 2 pay periods before direct deposit will be activated.
First National Bank in Healy is available for those who want to open an account once they are at the Park. They offer a free checking account with direct deposit. You may contact them at 907-683-7750.
- JV or Parkside: Joint Venture - the operation in the park
- EDR: Employee Dining Room, aka Shoebox (Village), Sugarloaf (Parkside)
- DEC: Denali Education Center. Non-profit that is based on/behind the Village
- “The Lights Are Out”: Means the Northern Lights are visible so dress warm and head outside!
- “Be the Difference”: A program used to reinforce our Guest Service Philosophy
- Six-Pack: A punch-card used to get free 6 rides into the Park, received after completing training and orientation
- The WAC: The Wilderness Access Center (Park information, bus tickets, camping permits)
Commercial Driver Documents
Jenny Weaver, 907-382-8760, weaver-jenny@Aramark.com
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