Join Our Summer Team!
While our campus was shuttered for the 2020 summer season, we are eagerly planning for and anticipating a fun and productive 2021 summer season!
We are a diverse organization, with our roots firmly planted in the local communities and Denali National Park & Preserve. Each summer, we are lucky to welcome 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!
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, a yurt, an employee kitchen/bath facility, and employee cabins. Our Denali campus is located on the edge of Denali National Park along the Nenana River. Here, we operate week-long learning vacations in cooperation with numerous educational groups and organizations, primarily Road Scholar. In addition to learning vacations, we offer a suite of community programs, evening events, lectures, and youth programs.
We also have a 3-acre Talkeetna Campus that has a public building, a shop, and a small employee housing unit. The Talkeetna Campus is new to Denali Education Center when we merged with the Northern Susitna Institute in June 2020. We are excited to host community programs, evening events, lectures, and youth programs in Talkeetna starting in summer 2021!
2021 Seasonal Openings
Youth Field Instructor
Denali Education Center is excited to be able to offer an entire suite of youth programs each summer for local and Alaskan youth. Throughout the summer the Youth Field Instructor will work with the Youth Program Manager to plan and prepare for each of these youth programs before heading out into Denali’s wilderness to lead them. 2021 will also mark the first year that DEC will also be running youth programs for the community of Talkeetna, AK!
To see a full job description CLICK HERE! To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and references to Justine Schmidt at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org!