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Summer Operations Manager – McCarthy, AK

Organization Overview: Wrangell Mountains Center

Position Title: Summer Operations Manager

Location: McCarthy, AK

Hours, Compensation, & Benefits: Full-time May 1 – approximately September 15. Hours will fluctuate, with some peak periods expected. $2,000-$2,460/month salary depending on experience, plus meals and primitive lodging.

Application Deadline: None posted.

Posted On: February 16, 2013.

Organization Overview:

The Wrangell Mountains Center (WMC) is a private, nonprofit institute which fosters understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of wildlands and mountain culture in Alaska through scientific and artistic inquiry in the Wrangell Mountains. The WMC is located in the small community of McCarthy, near the terminus of the Kennicott Glacier, on private land deep within Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve. Southcentral Alaska’s Wragnell-St Elias is the largest unit of the US park system, encompassing 13.2 million acres of glaciers, rivers, mountains, and forests.

Together with adjacent parks in the US and Canada, it is part of the world’s largest contiguous tract of protected wildlands: a UN-designated World Heritage Area.


Working under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Operations Manager managers day-to-day operations of the Wrangell Mountains Center. General responsibilities include supervising and sometimes mentoring selected seasonal staff, volunteers, and interns; assisting with local program marketing; community relations; and other tasks as assigned by the ED. Also works in tandem with the Program Development Coordinators to provide orientation and facility support to the individual Program Directors to ensure their programs run smoothly.


  • Cultivate a motivated staff team that enjoys working together.
  • In consultation with Kitchen Coordinator and Facilities Maintenance, ensure that food preparation, maintenance and custodial needs are addressed, and participate as needed.
  • Manage/allocate facility use for various residential and programmatic needs.
  • Promote an understanding of and commitment to WMC policies including health and safety, meal service, pets, visitors, vehicles, and cell phone/electrical use.


  • Familiarity with Wrangell Mountains Center & McCarthy and Kennecott community.
  • Experience managing multiple people in a dynamic working environment.
  • Ability to safely lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Interpersonal communication and team building.
  • Comfortable public speaking.
  • Problem-solving, consensus building, and conflict resolution.
  • Gardening and cooking.
  • Current Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid Certification.
  • Ability to drive manual transmission.
  • Experience driving with a trailer in tow.
How to Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Your letter should address your motivations for applying, and provide specific examples of your applicable experiences and qualifications. We are also interested in your history of community service. The email address above may also be used to request more information.

Contact Information:

Wrangells Mountain Center,

[email protected]

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