Denali Education Center is a non-advocacy, for-purpose organization and a proud partner of Denali National Park and Preserve. Our mission is to promote understanding and appreciation of Denali through fun, informative, and inspiring programs. Our 10-acre campus is home to 12 guest cabins, a combined classroom and dining hall, a lecture hall, a yurt, and a solar thermal water system. We operate week-long learning vacations in cooperation with numerous educational groups and organizations, primarily Road Scholar. In addition, we offer a suite of community programs, evening events, lectures, and youth programs.
Our campus is located on the edge of Denali National Park along the Nenana River. We are a diverse organization, with our roots firmly planted in the local community, and Denali National Park and Preserve. Each summer, we are lucky to be able to welcome a seasonal staff of hard working, motivated, and fun individuals who collectively make Denali Education Center possible. Our organization experiences a low staff turnover, so be prepared to fall in love with our dynamic and fun work community!
2017 SUMMER JOBS!
The Event Manager is DEC’s primary contact for all events and performances in the Charles Sheldon Center, Volunteer Day, and fundraising events. The position may supervise up to two staff and requires excellent communication and computer skills. Tasks are many and varied; boredom is never an issue! Known as “the face and voice of Denali Education Center,” the Event Manager works in a highly collaborative environment with staff, guests, and volunteers.
YOUTH PROGRAMS COORDINATOR
Denali Education Center currently offers five unique summer youth programs that serve a diverse population and a wide range of ages. The Youth Programs Coordinator will assist the Youth Programs Manager in professional project management, preparation, marketing, and execution for all Denali Education Center youth programs; including leading youth programs as necessary.
Group Leaders are responsible for scheduling and leading the day-to-day activities for our learning vacation programs- ensuring that everything runs smoothly. They work closely with participants and staff to provide outstandingly fun educational experiences that help people fall in love with Denali!
Hospitality Staff is responsible for housekeeping and maintaining cleanliness throughout campus facilities. This important role helps to keep our participants happy and ensures that our learning vacations run smoothly.
Campus Cooks are responsible for assisting the Kitchen Manager with kitchen and campus operations including; receiving inventory, and preparation of family-style meals and specialty meals for guests with dietary restrictions. All of our kitchen staff work collaboratively to ensure that the kitchen and dining hall are clean at all times.
Feel free to contact us about volunteer opportunities!
We welcome volunteers anytime! If you’re interested in sweeping a hike, hauling gravel, gardening,
working our fundraising events, or any number of other tasks, we’d love to have you.
For more information about volunteering please contact email@example.com!