Employment Opportunities

Summer Employment Opportunities - Riverboat Discovery & Gold Dredge 8

The work environment at the Riverboat Discovery and Gold Dredge 8 is unlike any other in town!  You can expect to meet people from all over the world, work hard on the job but laugh and have fun with your co-workers at the same time.  Some of them might even become friends for life!  We have multiple crew parties and get togethers throughout the season that are always a blast!  Thank you for your interest in joining our family! Click here to meet our managers and see a video of our jobs!

All content will be securely submitted to our HR Department via email and you will receive a confirmation. If you choose not to submit directly via email, deliver the printed application and questionnaire to our office in person, or by mail at the address listed to the left. Our season runs from mid-May to mid-September.  Wages start at $15.00 per hour and include a $1.00 per hour bonus paid at the end of the season.

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Retail Sales Associate

Retail Sales Associates serve as a customer service representative for visitors to the Riverboat Discovery; assist visitors with purchases; prepare and stock merchandise for sale; perform inventory control duties; organize and distribute merchandise. Perform other duties related to the successful operation of a retail store including cleaning and moderate lifting.

Dining Hall Associate

Dining Hall Associates serve as customer service representatives for visitors to the Riverboat Discovery; provide dining service to guests and meet their needs to ensure a pleasurable dining experience; set up/remove food service items; greet and seat guests in a prompt and courteous manner; reset tables according to service standards; operating commercial dishwashers; ensuring cleanliness of dishes including some polishing of glass for water spot removal; maintain sanitation and safety standards.


A customer service focused position where you spend about half your time face to face with our guests and about half your time answering phones, responding to emails and giving lots and lots of directions.

Accounting Clerk

Accounting Clerks enter accounts receivable into an accounting program; prepare invoices and journal entries; prepare daily receipts ledgers; post credit card payments to accounts receivable; assist with timekeeping and perform cash counting and reservation support duties.

Kitchen Assistant

Kitchen Assistants primarily work in our kitchen area with some duties performed in our dining hall. Their duties include operating kitchen cooking equipment to heat fixed menu food; preparing all food for our gift shop café; serving food in the dining hall; maintaining the cleanliness standards required in the kitchen.

Donut Maker

Donut Maker duties include operate the donut-making machine, clean the donut-making machine and Commissary; ensure that donuts are properly produced, boxed and refrigerated.


Guides greet passengers and serve as ambassadors for Alaskan Native culture; conduct the tour of the Chena Indian Village; serve coffee and donuts and assist Deckhands in the snack bar during busy times.


Deckhands cast off at departure and secure the Riverboat Discovery on landing; maintain the safety and cleanliness of the boat; staff the snack bars when passengers are on board; provide general passenger assistance and if necessary, provide emergency first aid until trained EMTs arrive. Mandatory drug testing per the U.S. Coast Guard.

Grounds Crewmember (full-time and part-time)

Full-time (11am - 7:30pm) and part-time (5pm - 7:30 pm) Grounds Crew members clean the Riverboat Discovery and premises twice a day (after the boat returns to the dock at 12:30pm and again at 5:30pm).  Duties include dusting, vacuuming, emptying trash, washing windows, cleaning restrooms and miscellaneous warehouse/grounds maintenance duties; some off-site maintenance tasks to be performed as directed.