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Position: Houseparent

Spenard Hostel International is looking to fill three positions with friendly, outgoing Houseparents to work and live at our busy hostel. Housing is in a private room on site, and rent can be directly deducted from your check. Competitive wage, with performance based end of season bonus available. We are looking for someone immeidately and two more sometime mid- to late-April.

Houseparents work five 8-hour shifts per week, rotating between a 7am-3pm schedule and a 3pm-11pm schedule. Work is on a set schedule, with days off always coupled together, leaving you time to make plans and explore Alaska. Duties include taking reservations and assisting guests at the front desk, cleaning (washing and folding lots of sheets!), recommending and booking tours, enforcing rules, and generally helping to keep the hostel running smoothly. Preference will be given to applicants who are available to begin during the first week in May and can commit to staying until the end of September. Those who have previous experience working or staying in hostels or generally have a passion for travel are a great fit for this job. Excellent customer service skills are a must, as are computer savviness and knowledge of social media. We encourage teamwork and innovation so applicants with a creative bent are encouraged to apply!

Houseparents get to meet and interact with a diverse group of travelers from across the globe including: adventure seekers, mountaineers, fisherman, wilderness guides and vacationers. Houseparents are encouraged to travel throughout the state on their days off. Anchorage is centrally located on the road system, and you can be in Denali Park, Seward, Talkeetna, Girdwood, or a variety of other destinations in five hours or less by car. In addition, hostel employees can stay at most other Alaska Hostel Association hostels for free and are encouraged to go on free tours with the providers that we work with. As we all live here and work here, we are very focused on creating a homelike environment and sense of community. We host weekly potlucks, take informal trips to nearby bars, and spend a good bit of time building relationships with guests and other members of the community. We are a service-oriented group and love to make sure our guests have a memorable time in Anchorage.

To apply, please Email us at stay@alaskahostel.org for an application which we require in addition to any CV/resume and cover letter you would like to include. We look forward to hearing from you!