Join Our Team!
Our campus was shuttered in 2020 and 2021 so we are eagerly planning a fun and productive 2022 summer of programs and events!
We are a diverse organization, with our roots firmly planted in the local communities and Denali National Park and Preserve. Each summer we welcome hard-working, motivated, and fun individuals to join the Denali Education Center team. Without seasonal staff, we are not able to connect youth, travelers, and locals to Denali. Every individual plays a crucial role in informing, engaging, and inspiring people to “Get Denali” and value wild places everywhere. Our pay is competitive, and the company couldn’t be better. Join us today!
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 Denali campus is home to 24 guest rooms, a combined classroom and dining hall, a lecture hall, an educational yurt, an employee kitchen/bath facility, and employee cabins. Our Denali campus is located along the Nenana River and just outside of Denali National Park and Preserve. In Denali, we host week-long adult learning vacations, youth programs, community programs, evening events, and lectures.
Through our partnership with Denali National Park and Preserve and in cooperation with various organizations across Alaska, we host summer youth programs that vary in length and include 1-hour weekly offerings for 2-5 year-olds, week-long day-camps for 1st-8th graders, and week-long programs that explore Denali’s Wilderness, offered with both backpacking and basecamp style itineraries.
In June 2020, we merged with the Northern Susitna Institute in Talkeetna allowing us to provide educational programs on a 3-acre campus that includes a public building (Susitna Hall), a shop/classroom, and a small employee housing unit. We are excited to offer a second year of youth programs and hope to provide community programs and evening lectures for tour groups in Talkeetna.
2022 Seasonal Openings
Field educators are responsible for developing and teaching 3-hour classroom-based interpretive programs (primarily for our adult learning vacation participants), leading on-trail interpretive hikes in Denali’s front country, and providing 1-hour evening educational programs for tour groups. Through
these programs, DEC Field Educators aim to inform and inspire land stewardship.
Group Leaders are responsible for leading the day-to-day activities for our summer learning vacations that travel throughout Alaska; ensuring that everything runs smoothly. They add context to our itineraries to allow for smooth transitions between scheduled pieces of each program and help ensure that each group experiences all program elements in a seamless, meaningful way.
Contact us about volunteer opportunities!
We welcome Volunteers at Denali Education Center 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!