Employment Opportunities

We are currently accepting applications for Yard Staff / Photographer.  
See Job Description below!

Preference will be given to candidates that are available for our entire season:  May 20 – September 10th.

Yard Staff / Photographer


  • Greets tour guests with puppies, takes photos of guests with puppies, responsible for making sure each guest spends time with a puppy.
  • Uses a computer to download, edit, and print digital photos for sale to guests at each tour.
  • Assists customers with purchases at computerized Point of Sale register, makes cash/credit card sales, makes change for cash sales.
  • Cleans tour building and bathrooms; straightens and re-stocks merchandise.
  • Responsible for assisting with kennel chores, ie, care, cleaning, feeding, watering, and exercising 30-40 huskies of all ages.


  • Must be outgoing and easily able to talk to with all guests.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills – customer service experience highly preferred. This position is crucial to providing our guests with a one of a kind experience; candidate must be genuine.
  • The preferred candidate will like dogs/mushing and be passionate about working with dogs.
  • Will enjoy working outdoors in any weather.

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to sit/stand/walk for a minimum eight-hour shift.
  • Frequently lift and carry 50 lbs.
  • Able to bend/kneel frequently throughout a shift.
  • Comfortable and able to work, feed, handle huskies of all ages weighing up to 80 lbs and carry a full 5-gallon bucket.
  • Work schedules can change frequently, and a candidate must be comfortable working split shifts and work days that run anywhere from 4 to 12 hours.

Additional Information:

  • Hourly position:  Starting wage of $17 DOE – hourly, plus shared gratuities, with $1/hr bonus upon contract completion.
  • Employee housing is available for this position.
  • A well-groomed appearance is expected.
  • E-mail your resume with cover letter, references (TWO Professional and TWO Personal) and contact information to: info@huskyhomestead.com


Working at Husky Homestead

General Information

Husky Homestead is located approximately eight miles south of the entrance to Alaska’s Denali National Park. It is located in the small year-round community known as McKinley Village.  Each summer season we welcome thousands of guests from around the world to Husky Homestead – a Denali Destination where Dogs are King! That’s a bit of a play on words as Husky Homestead is the home base for four-time Iditarod Champion Jeff King!  Jeff himself came to Alaska in the summer of 1975 for a summer job, and he’s been here ever since!

We offer two to three tours daily, five days a week from late May through September 10th. Husky Homestead is located 130 miles south of Fairbanks and 230 miles north of Anchorage.  The Denali area is what most people would call “remote” – we head those 130 miles north to Fairbanks for nearly all of our errands: grocery shopping, doctor appointments, movie theaters, etc.  It is not a quick trip to the store for us, and is typically a full day in town making sure you get as much done in one day as you can.  (Bonus – Three Bears grocery store is now open in Healy – just 20 miles away!)  We may not be close to the city, but Denali is definitely not short on fun!  With the long days of summer we pack as much in as we can into our short season!  As an employee of Husky Homestead, you may receive discounted or complimentary tours with many of the other Denali activities:  ATV adventures, rafting, flight seeing, fishing, park tours, mountain biking, etc.  There are also other things to keep you busy: hiking, camping, berry picking, etc.  If you enjoy being outdoors, we’ve got a lot of space for you to play!

While a vehicle is not necessary to live/work here, we do not provide personal transportation.  We will assist you with transportation once you arrive in Alaska and are ready to head to Denali.  Once you are here it would be up to you to plan for any trips out of the Denali area, and as to how you may get to and from those areas.

Husky Homestead has limited staff housing available.  Our staff housing site is in the McKinley Village area.  Housing consists of single occupancy apartments ($10 /day), or if you have a van or RV, we’ve got a hookup for you ($5 /day).  All apartments have heat, electricity and wireless internet. Our housing is in close proximity to our tour location and a commons area that has free laundry facilities.  Rent is auto-deducted from your paycheck.  We do not provide meal plans for employees, but there is a Three Bears grocery store in Healy that we can arrange transportation to.  There are a number of restaurants in the area, as well as several smaller options for groceries.

What are we looking for in a Husky Homestead employee?

  • Outgoing – You will be around guests all day, every day.
  • Professional – A neat appearance and clean lifestyle.
  • Positive Attitude – Always polite and courteous with customers and staff members.
  • Team Player – Our small group of employees are more like a family. For 4 months, we work, eat, sleep, and play together in very close quarters. You must be able to get along with your co-workers. You will also be sharing a “common area”, so it is imperative that you clean up after yourself and assist with daily housekeeping chores.
  • Attendance – Our summer season is short and very busy. All employees must report to work on time, all the time. There will be days that you are asked to work more than your scheduled shift.
  • Honest and Trustworthy – Our staff is the face of Husky Homestead. We need employees that we can trust with our guests, our dogs, our vehicles and equipment, and our livelihood.

Do you think you fit the bill?  Would you like to be part of our awesome Husky Homestead team?  Send us a resume with cover letter, along with three professional references and two personal to us at:

Husky Homestead – Summer Position
PO Box 48
Denali Park, AK 99755
via email: info@huskyhomestead.com