Alaska National Parks
Did you know that there are 15 national parks and 24 state parks in Alaska? On JobMonkey we only highlight several of the largest, most frequently visited parks:
- Denali National Park and Preserve
- Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve
- Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
The number of visitors to these parks in an average year totals more than 2 million people!
Many of these parks offer guided tours, including kayaking, hiking, rock climbing, and other adventure activities. That’s why the parks are a great place to go to search for summer employment. There is a need for more employees during the peak tourist months of June, July, and August. Some of these parks have lodges or hotels, and they are in need of additional workers during the summer months. In addition to these parks and the Alaska summer jobs they provide there are so many other beautiful places. Be sure to visit the National Park Service Website (Alaska Region) for all kinds of great information on these parks:
Alagnak Wild River
King Salmon, AK
- Aleutian World War II National Historic Area Unalaska/Dutch Harbor, AK
- Aniakchak National Monument & Preserve King Salmon, AK
- Bering Land Bridge National Preserve Nome, AK
- Cape Krusenstern National Monument Kotzebue, AK
- Denali National Park & Preserve Denali Park, AK
- Gates Of The Arctic National Park & Preserve Bettles, AK
- Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve Gustavus, AK
- Inupiat Heritage Center Barrow , AK
- Katmai National Park & Preserve King Salmon, AK
- Kenai Fjords National Park Seward, AK
- Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Skagway, AK
- Kobuk Valley National Park Kotzebue, AK
- Lake Clark National Park & Preserve Port Alsworth, AK
- Noatak National Preserve Kotzebue, AK
- Sitka National Historical Park Sitka, AK
- Western Arctic National Parklands Kotzebue, AK
- Wrangell – St Elias National Park & Preserve Copper Center, AK
- Yukon – Charley Rivers National Preserve Eagle, AK
Wrangell-St. Elias is the largest park in the nation with 13.2 million acres!
No Alaska job search would be complete without looking into summer jobs in the national parks. National Parks Employment can be found with the NPS itself or one of the many concessionaires operating in the parks, which provide buses, hotels and lodges, and tour guide services (among other things). The National Park Service employs more than 10,000 people each summer.
The jobs fall into these primary categories: (1) visitor use attendants, (2) park guides, (3) biological science technicians, (4) park rangers, and (5) seasonal maintenance employees. You can search for jobs and apply to the ones you’re interested in at the government’s website, USAJobs.com. Be sure to check the Alaska Job Center for seasonal work as mentioned above plus other Alaska state jobs.
Learn more about the largest, most popular parks in the pages that follow.