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The Pumphouse Restaurant in Fairbanks Alaska offers quality dining experience in an historic setting on the banks of the Chena River. The Pumphouse recreates an 1890”s Gold Rush motif and atmosphere. Our food service is "Alaskan Style", which means the combination of the freshest products possible with our unique culinary heritage. At times you will find the herbs grown on site or “Local Grown” under a state wide sustainability program. We use Alaskan salmon exclusively and served fresh whenever possible. Our beef is Certified Angus and aged to insure maximum flavor. The Senators Saloon features "The World's Most Northern Oyster Bar" where the succulent oysters are flown in fresh on Alaska Airlines. The wine list features the best wines of the Pacific Northwest and exciting choices from around the world.

Join the Pump House Staff

The Pump House offers a unique opportunity to work and play in Alaska! We have a staff of about 100 and and cater to a large volume of tourist and local clientele. The Pump house restaurant is a Dirona Recipient, making it one of the top 500 restaurants in North America.

Positions Available


Wanted in Fairbanks, Alaska for Summer Season. Good Pay. Fax resume' to Bill Bubbel at 907-479-8432.


Both cocktail and food servers with experience. Summer Season is from May 15-September 15. Must be able to handle pressure of high volume food operation. Fax resume' to Bill Bubbel at 907-479-8432.


Experienced bartender willing to do server position if needed. Knowledge with POS systems. Fast paced environment. Fax resume' to Bill Bubbel at 907-479-8432.

General Qualifications

  • AGE Minimum working age is 18 years old. Wait staff and bartenders must be at least 21 years of age.
  • QUALIFICATIONS Applicants will be considered based on their work availability dates, qualifications, and experience in the position applied for. Most positions require prior experience.We are looking for individuals who will provide a positive guest experience. If you are interested in providing quality hospitality and you have an outgoing and positive attitude, please apply.
  • EXPERIENCE Minimum 2 years experience in fine dining establishment
  • LIFESTYLES We are a drug free workplace. All employees must maintain clean hair and hairstyles and personal hygiene. Hair must not stick out over the shirt collar. Mustaches & beards must be kept trimmed and reasonable in length.. Extremes such as bi-level hair styles or multi-colored, is not acceptable nor is multi-body piercing's and tattoos that are visible. If upon arrival you do not meet these requirements you will be refused employment.
  • NON US CITIZENS Must have American working papers if from outside the US.
  • EMPLOYMENT You will be given the opportunity to prove yourself. We reserve the right to terminate your employment for any reason.

Wages and Benefits

  • The Pump House Restaurant is primarily a seasonal employer. Our wages and benefits are competitive with other restaurants in the Fairbanks, AK area. We are not only offering an opportunity to experience the adventure and uniqueness of working in Alaska, but also the opportunity to earn good money. The Pump House is a high volume food and beverage operation, catering to large tour groups and locals alike. Tips are excellent for the average server and the level of sophistication in the food area will be a challenge to any kitchen personnel.
  • HOURLY WAGES rarange from minimum wage of $9.75/hour for service personnel and up to $15.00/hour for line cooks if you can work all positions. The wages increase for people accepting leadership rolls.
  • FLEXIBLE WORK HOURS. Summers in the "Land of the Midnight Sun" -- Alaska --- offer a wide variety of mountain activities. Activities include trekking around at Denali Park with hundreds of square miles of incredible hiking trails. There are guided hikes, as well as, plenty of altitude to tackle on your own. Camping, fishing, rafting, mountain biking and general mountaineering are staple parts of many employees' quests for adventure that are within easy driving distance from the Pump house
  • HOUSING Apartments average $950 for a nice 2 bedroom and cabins w/o water range from $500-$700. There is limited public transportation. A car is advisable. Some, ride bicycles all summer.
  • GETTING HERE We do not provide transportation. You can drive the Alcan, which takes about 4 days if you take your time and sleep at night from Seattle, or you can Fly to Fairbanks directly.
  • FAIRBANKS Is a friendly community of about 60,000. The University of Alaska is located here. There are plenty of shops and things to do. We have a great airport and road system. A beautiful river runs thru town.