At the White House B&B is seeking to fill three positions. Wages depending on experience and references. Housing optional. Part time. Excellent opportunity for picking up a second job.
Breakfast Host/Hostess (1) to work 3 days/week
Housekeepers (2) – One to work 3 days a week and another to work 4 days a week.
Ideally, we operate with a relatively fixed weekly schedule for the summer. During the slower months of May & September, hours vary with the workload.
Wage and Benefit Package
Wages: Hourly wage paid every other week, $12.00/hour. Plus, a minimum end of season bonus of $2 per every hour worked, paid at season’s end when the employee successfully completes the season to an agreed upon termination date. Hourly bonus is nullified if employee quits or is terminated.
Start/End Dates: Start date is flexible. Housing will be available in April and there is some work. Mid-May would be the latest for a start date. End date is also somewhat flexible. But through the month of September would be ideal.
Employee Housing: There is an old Army barracks on site that has been converted into a duplex. One side is a one-bedroom designated for the Breakfast host. The other side has two bedrooms. Both are available for monthly rental or in exchange for providing on-call coverage three nights a week from 5pm to 10pm.
This is the kitchen and view from the one-bedroom unit (due to working hours – this unit is designated for the Breakfast host) the other end is a two-bedroom unit. Fully furnished, kitchen stocked with kitchenware, linens provided.
Below are images from the West End Apartment with two bedrooms.
Please send a letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would also appreciate a completed application. It can be downloaded at http://jobs.alaska.gov/forms/genapp.pdf and then just scan it to our email address.
We are located on the corner of 8th and Main Street, just west of the Public Library. Please peruse our TripAdvisor write-up as well.
Neither John nor Jan nor Chelsey expected to make Skagway their homes, all having grown up out of state. John was a Utah boy with Montana roots and Jan grew up in Washington’s Pacific Northwest. And Chelsey reigns from California. But there is something special about this place. Whether you come for a season or make it your home, a summer in Skagway will change your life forever, in wonderful ways. Still keeping in touch with many former employees, we offer some testimonials.
I worked full time and stayed on-site for a season, and I have nothing but good things to say about Jan, John and how they do business! They really go above and beyond for their wide array of guests and becoming a part of the team at the White House B&B you’ll instantly feel like family. CP
Working At the White House was a very rewarding experience. I felt proud to work this clean, professional, charming historical establishment and be part of making guest’s visit special. The best part was getting to meet interesting and friendly people from all over the world. A summer in Skagway is one you’ll never forget; a summer working for Jan and John will make it even better. AF
I had the wonderful opportunity to be employed at the White House for a summer season a few years ago. This was a completely new experience for me as a middle-aged woman, but found my time there enjoyable from beginning to end. Jan and John were patient to explain the various duties and quickly allowed me to work on my own. I met people from various states and countries, partook in many of the local attractions and met friends for life. Jan and John are fabulous employers who run a beautiful B& B. I would recommend that anyone wanting to experience Alaska life first hand, strongly consider working for the Tronruds. I believe it is an experience that will provide you with lifelong memories as it has for me. Kathy DeBoise
I worked at the Whitehouse a few summers in college. It was a great summer job, in a cool building, in a historic little town (with stunning views by the way!). Jan and John are great people to work for. They made a Wisconsin kid feel right at home. S. Hayes
I worked at The White House several years ago, and I am so glad that I chose to take a leap of faith to come work for the summer! I have kept in touch with Jan and John all these years later. Skagway is a special little town, and Jan and John are special people! They are patient, kind, and love to share the joy and experiences that brought them to Skagway and made it their home. Working At The White House will be most rewarding because of the connections and stories you will hear, not only from guests from all over the world, but also with people from the town. Skagway, and the fresh Alaskan air and mountains will stay with you forever. Running a B&B can be hard work, but you’ll take pride in helping to contribute to the legacy of the homey At the White House B&B. I highly recommend working At The White House!