• Nine men pose with gear at the Alaska-British Columbia border in the snow

    Klondike Gold Rush

    National Historical Park Alaska

Jobs

Three people work near a fallen logs spanning a forest stream

The trail crew works to repair a washed out bridge on the Chilkoot Trail

NPS photo

The National Park Service offers a wide variety of positions both seasonal and permanent. At Klondike Gold Rush numerous seasonal positions are available each year. These positions may include park ranger, interpreter, trail crew laborer, backcountry ranger, archeologist, biological technician, and other exciting career fields. Seasonal employment typically runs from April-September; however it depends on the position. Seasonal and permanent positions are both posted on the website for the Office of Personnel Management at www.usajobs.opm.gov. Positions can be posted at anytime and are only open for applications for a limited time. Typically most seasonal positions announced in the fall or the early winter and posted for a short period of time.

Other options for working with the National Park Service include internships with the Student Conservation Association (SCA), Volunteering in the parks (VIP) , and the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC).

Click on the Links below to learn more about these opportunities:

SCA VIP YCC

Did You Know?

Historic photo of a tent camp along the Chilkoot Trail

During the height of the Klondike Gold Rush, Finnegan's Camp on the Chilkoot Trail was a tent city. There were saloons, restaurants and hotels all housed in tents.