Crew Positions at Waterfall Resort Alaska
Waterfall Resort is the most popular fishing lodge in Alaska, not only among the 65,000 guests from around the world that we’ve hosted to date, but also with our dedicated crew. If your customer service and experience are outstanding, if you’re passionate about the outdoors, keen to spend your summers in the rugged Southeast Alaska wilderness, and like to fish as much as we do, let’s talk.
“Many of the guides, like the salmon, return year after year ... lured by the ambience of the resort and the relationships they’ve built with coworkers and guests.”
On-property crew positions are seasonal (early June to late August), full time, hourly, and based at Waterfall Resort on Prince of Wales Island. Please review Working at Waterfall Resort Alaska before submitting your application for any of the positions listed below.
- Fishing Guides
Our expert guides take up to four guests fishing each day. They must be personable and professional with novice and experienced anglers alike, and are responsible for operating their boats safely, as well as the cleanliness of their boats and fishing equipment. Requires a U.S. Coast Guard six-pack license or higher, preemployment drug test, and a solid and confirmable work history.
Mechanics and mechanics assistants work on Volvo Penta and Mercury engines. Duties include repairing and/or rebuilding engines and other generalized boat repairs. Applicants should have a history of working on marine diesel engines.
- Fish Cutters
Fish cutter duties include processing fish by filleting, head-n-tail, steaks, vacuum-packing, and flash-freezing fish caught by guests and crew. Cutters are also responsible for helping during turnover times, loading, and unloading freight and guests from sea planes.
Dockhands load and unload sea planes and resort boats, pack guest and crew fish for shipment, and maintain camp cleanliness. This is a very physically active position. Applicants should be able to lift up to 70 pounds.
Housekeepers keep the resort looking good by cleaning guest rooms and common areas and maintaining overall resort cleanliness.
- General Store and Tournament Hosts
Hospitality is at the core of our guest experience. Hosts operate the General Store and liquor storeroom, handle guest check-in and checkout, and are generally available to help guests. Tournament hosts oversee fishing contest duties such as daily records, contestant photos, and prize distribution; people skills and photography talent are desirable.
Under the direction of the executive chef, cooks prepare buffet style breakfasts and dinners for up to 92 guests or crew per meal.
Servers set up the guest dining room, clearing and cleaning up the dining room after service, bussing tables, helping cooks prepare for meals, and setting up the salad bar and other stations as needed.
Dishwashers help cooks prepare for meals, wash dishes, clean the kitchen, and perform general kitchen chores.
Maintenance crew keep the property in shape, from plumbing and wiring to repairing equipment and building projects.
- Night Watchman
The night watchman walks the property at night to ensure security, monitors noise levels from crew quarters, maintains generators at night, and performs maintenance work.
- Tackle Repair
Tackle repair crew maintain fishing equipment, repairing broken reels and fishing rods, issuing tackle to guides, and maintaining a tackle inventory. Applicants should have experience in tackle repair.
- Lunch Maker
The lunch maker prepares boat lunches.
- Utility Floater
The utility floater covers days off in the guest kitchen.