Apply for seasonal work positions at River's Edge Resort in Fairbanks, Alaska
Our mission at River's Edge Resort is to provide a satisfying and memorable Fairbanks experience for guests as they utilize our outstanding facilities and customer services. Furthermore, we want to create value for our guests, employees, and shareholders.
A third-generation Fairbanks family developed River's Edge Resort in 1989 as a 80-site RV Park, but that was only its first phase. Facilities and amenities were added each year, and the final construction phase was completed in 1999. River's Edge Resort consists of a 180-site RV Park, 86 private cottages, a full-service restaurant and deck overlooking the Chena River, and a 10,000 sq. ft. lodge housing eight hotel executive suites, a 2,000 sq. ft. banquet and meeting hall, lobby, and gift shop. The result is a distinctive 15-acre landscaped riverfront property that is unique not only to Fairbanks but to Alaska.
River's Edge Resort operates during the summer season, catering to leisure travelers and participants in corporate, governmental, association, or event-oriented retreats, conventions, or meetings. We offer wages that are above the average competitive rates for experienced service-oriented professionals in the hospitality industry. We encourage employees wishing to pursue a career in this industry to stay on with us throughout the season. Opportunities for promotion exist in our various departments. We consider our employees as the greatest single asset in maintaining River's Edge Resort as a successful business.
During the summer season (May-Sept), River's Edge Resort will employ between 100 and 110 full- and part-time staff in all departments.
Fairbanks is Alaska's largest Interior city. Including Fairbanks Northstar Borough, it has an area-wide population of 80,000. For further information about Fairbanks, visit the Fairbanks Chamber and Fairbanks Visitor Bureau websites. Living accommodations and other information can be found in the Fairbanks Daily News Miner.
General Employment Information
Work Schedules: Managers strive to provide two full consecutive days off for employees so that they may enjoy Alaska's summer activities and get a break from the week's fast-paced and sometimes stressful work environment.
Seasons: Summer season is from May through September. Training for new summer hires in the food and beverage and housekeeping departments begins during the slow season start-up in early May.
Uniforms/Grooming: Uniforms are required for all positions. Employees will be required to provide portions of those uniforms. All employees must maintain a professional well-groomed appearance. This policy is adhered to at all times.
Housing: The Fairbanks rental market offers an abundance of options at affordable rates. One- and two-bedroom furnished or unfurnished apartments can be leases or rented on a month-to-month basis for $500 to $600 per month. Utility costs are minimal during the summer months, although they can add an additional $100 to the monthly rent during the winter. See classified ads online at www.newsminer.com.
Activities: River's Edge is located just two hours from Denali National Park, where activities such as camping, hiking, fishing, wildlife viewing, river rafting, and horseback riding are available. The more adventurous person will enjoy road trips to the Arctic Circle or boating trips on the many river systems in the region. Local and Interior Alaska sightseeing attractions are offered at discounted rates for River's Edge employees. All employees are trained to sell tours.
Policies/Rules & Regulations: River's Edge Resort is a drug- and violence-free workplace; such activities or behavior will not be tolerated. Occurrences result in immediate termination. Applicants must be willing to participate in a voluntary drug-testing program. Employees must provide proof of identification and eligibility to work in the United States. River's Edge Resort will hold its annual staff training and policy review session for all employees in mid-May.