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.

Open Positions

We welcome hard-working, motivated, fun-seeking individuals to join the Denali Education Center team. Our staff plays a key role in delivering mission-driven programming to all our youth, adult, local, and global guests. We couldn’t inform, engage, and inspire people to love Denali without you! Join our team today!

*The Denali Education Center centers Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) in our programming and hiring practices.  All backgrounds and lived experiences are welcome to apply! 

The Youth Program Manager will provide professional project development and management for all Denali Education Center youth programs in partnership with the National Park Service, on our residential Denali campus, in Talkeetna, and any additional youth programming that occurs. Successful candidates will be motivated, energetic, and organized individuals capable of developing and implementing innovative strategies to achieve our growth and development goals. To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to our Program Director, Keith Reimink, at keith@denali.org.

The Program Manager is a full-time exempt position responsible for administering learning vacation programs, ensuring they are well-organized, safe, educational, and fun. The Program Manager hires, trains, and supervises seasonal support staff and reports to the Program Director. The Program Manager works directly with Field Educators, Kitchen and Campus staff during the summer months, and Directors year-round.  To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to our Program Director, Keith Reimink, at keith@denali.org.

The Youth Field Educator will assist the Youth Programs Manager in professional risk management, preparation, logistics, and execution for all Denali Education Center youth programs, including leading youth programs in Denali’s front country and backcountry areas. Successful candidates will be motivated, energetic, flexible, and organized individuals capable of working independently or in a small group setting. To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to our Youth Program Manager, Shannon Conway, at youth@denali.org.

Denali Discovery Camp instructors will assist with leading educational hikes, creating engaging hands-on learning activities, and leading overnight camping trips in Denali National Park.  Duties include working collaboratively with a team of instructors, supervising up to 10 youth in an outdoor setting, and creating a safe learning environment for campers to explore and connect with the outside world. To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to our Youth Program Manager, Shannon Conway, at youth@denali.org.

Talkeetna Discovery Camp instructors will assist with leading educational hikes, creating engaging hands-on learning activities, and engaging with the Talkeetna community during camp weeks.  Duties include working collaboratively with a team of instructors, supervising up to 10 youth in an outdoor setting, and creating a safe learning environment for campers to explore and connect with the outside world. To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to our Youth Program Manager, Shannon Conway, at youth@denali.org.

Instructors-In-Training will assist Educators and NPS Rangers with leading educational hikes, engaging hands-on learning activities, and leading an overnight camping trip in Denali National Park.  They will work collaboratively to co-teach, help campers explore the natural world, and facilitate age-appropriate activities.  To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to our Youth Program Manager, Shannon Conway, at youth@denali.org.

This is a mixed role of housekeeping, kitchen support, custodial, and maintenance of the grounds, which makes every day interesting and a little different. There’s some time to work independently and in team settings. To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to our Facilities Manager, Lauren Bruns, at lauren@denali.org

Campus Cooks are responsible for assisting the head chef with kitchen operations, including receiving inventory, preparation of group meals (including special meals for guests with dietary restrictions), washing dishes, ensuring a clean kitchen and workspace at all times, and other duties as assigned. This is a full-time seasonal position. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to our Program Director, Keith Reimink, at keith@denali.org

Group Leaders are responsible for leading Road Scholar learning vacations, both on our campus and throughout Alaska. They work closely with other DEC Program Staff to provide fun, educational, and memorable experiences for participants. The Group Leader provides consistency throughout the program itinerary and, as such, has the opportunity to greatly influence the program’s impact. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Program Managers Katie Pankow and Katie Miller at roadscholarprograms@denali.org.

Volunteer

We welcome Volunteers at Denali Education Center anytime! We’d love to have you if you’re interested in sweeping a hike, hauling gravel, gardening, working our fundraising events, or any other tasks.

About Us

Founded in 1989, the 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.

Denali Education Center, through our park partnership and in cooperation with various organizations across Alaska, hosts residential, youth, and affinity group programs that explore Denali’s wilderness.  We welcome and encourage people from all backgrounds and lived experiences to join our team!