Join Our Team!
Denali Education Center is a diverse organization, with our roots firmly planted in the local communities and Denali National Park and Preserve. We welcome hard-working, motivated, and fun individuals to join the Denali Education Center team. Without our year-round and 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!
Winter Youth Educator – located in Talkeetna/Mat-Su Borough
The Winter Youth Educator will develop and teach virtual and in-person ‘field trips’ for 3rd-5th graders. Virtual students come to us from “virtually” anywhere in the world while the in-person engagements will be in the Mat-Su and Anchorage School Districts. Join a collaborative (and fun!) team who works either remotely or in Talkeetna at the Susitna Hall. This position is made possible by the Open Outdoor for Kids Grant from the National Park Foundation.
The winter youth educator will work an average of 16-24 hours per week, from mid-November through May. The wage for this position begins at $18/hour, depending on experience.
- Develop and teach winter youth programs
- Deliver virtual and in-person ‘field trips’ for 3rd-5th graders, which will include driving in and around the Mat-Su and Anchorage Boroughs
- Create virtual educational content for social media platforms
For a full job description, click here.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to youth programs manager Shannon Conway at email@example.com.
Summer 2023 Positions
Check back for available positions. We will post summer 2023 employment opportunities soon! We will be hiring for various seasonal positions that potentially include group leaders, program coordinators, field instructors, youth field instructors, cooks, and more!
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!
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.