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Teamster (Draft Horse Drawn Covered Wagon Driver)

Healy, Alaska 99743
United States

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Date Posted: 05/13/2016 | Last Updated: 05/13/2016

Categories: Customer Service, Dude Ranch/Wrangler, Harness/Driving, Wrangler
Positions Available: Full Time, Temporary
Annual Salary Range: $5,000 - $9,999
Minimum Education Level: None
Horse Breeds Associated With This Job: Percheron
Languages Required: English
Drivers license required? No
Commercial drivers license required? No
Own car required? No
Pets allowed? No
Non-smokers required? No
Live on site? No
Will pay to relocate? No
Height/Weight Specifications
(For riding positions only)
Height:   ft    in
Weight:   lbs
About The Facility
My name is Marilyn Usibelli. I own and run Black Diamond Resort
Co. We have been in business since 1995 and continue to grow and improve
our operations each season. We have a fantastic place located 10 miles from
The Denali National Park Entrance. We have a very unique and fun business
and are looking for adventurous, motivated people to join our team. We hire
Approximately 90 people each summer, we aim for 60 Americans with a mix of as many local employees we can hire and others from all over the united states and 30 j1 visa students from all over the world. We have a 70 seat fast paced
Restaurant, a 9 hole golf course, a horse drawn Covered wagon ride, and guided ATV tours. We have a very exciting business with a great working environment! If you are looking for a fun summer job, we are the right place!
Job Description
We have 20 Drafts that are beautiful and healthy. They have a wide variety of personalities and are true gentle giants. The job is spent with the teams grooming, taking care of the gear, harnessing, driving, feeding, watering, and talking with guests. We have a driver and a guide on each tour. We have older wagons that are rustic and have their own personalities as well. We do train for this position. It takes about 2 weeks to be able to drive a team.
Job Requirements
We have a very simple system where each person is assigned duties and then we
Basically expect it to happen. We check in on you a bit but we try to hire
People who have great talent, (and basically don't need to be monitored), are
Easy to work with and can work as a team. So far this has been very successful for us. We have So many jobs and we can often train our staff in many areas so the summer is full of variety and fun. We are looking for multitalented people who are flexible, positive, and simply fun to be around. Is that you? If so please keep reading!
Some benefits we offer: Job performance incentives given throughout the
Season, inexpensive housing, free golf, mini
Golf, covered wagon rides, atv tours, beginning, mid and end of season party; also our
Employees get to go white water rafting for free, as well as
flight seeing, fishing, 4-wheeling, and other local activities. We offer gift
certificates for a wide range of things for good attendance, customer
service, and things of that nature. We are a completely non-smoking
Description of Housing Provided
Housing is expensive in Alaska. We have an employee housing facility that is walking distance to work and is relatively inexpensive for the area. It is set back away from the daily operation so you have an area that is private from the hustle and bustle of the business. Our facility consists of 14 mobile homes that we rent each room for $15 per day
per person plus this includes all utilities. These are single and double rooms that 1 to 2 person stays in. There are 2 to 12 people per mobile home and each are set up differently. If you prefer to live alone our housing is not for you! If you do not think it will be nice enough for you we totally understand and you do not have to live in our housing to work for us. Part of what we have to offer is a great place to live and work with your co-workers that is inexpensive for the area. You can share a room with someone in the housing if you would like. Several of the rooms are very large and a couple or two to three friends could easily share one room if desired and we did have a group of friends last season that shared even more. The cost is still the same. We are very flexible here. We have a nice common area with some additional activities available and a place to simply hang out and relax after work. We offer housing for a good price. It is not mandatory for you to stay in our housing and we encourage people look for their own place if they have special requests or pets. We also offer places to camp or park campers or RV's and that is $10 per day for utilities and rent of the space. In addition to our onsite housing, there are also apartment rentals. These are much more expensive ($1000 per month plus utilities) and are at 3 miles from Black Diamond. We do not provide transportation to this facility so you will need a car. If you are interested in this option please let me know and I can give you more information. We do not own these so it is you that would have to arrange housing at another facility but I can help you with that. In the beginning of the Season, May 1st – May20th, the weather can still be very cold. Our water system is not built for Alaskan Winters so you will have to haul water to your home until we can turn the water onto the entire camp. This is also the situation in mid September we have to turn the water off to the individual facilities so that there is not damage with frozen pipes. There is always access to water and bathroom and shower at the Black Diamond facility which is walking distance to your home. Alaska is a remote, rough place be prepared to be challenged. Rent and Utilities are deducted from your paycheck and are due at the first of the month. You can also pay it with cash or a check.