ARAMARK operates 2 full service lodging properties outside and bus tours and transportation inside Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska’s interior. A 6 million acre national park and preserve, Denali is one of North America’s last intact ecosystems and home to grizzly bears, wolves, moose, caribou, Dall sheep and North America’s tallest mountain, Mt. McKinley. Environmental protection and operating in an environmentally sensitive manner is one area where ARAMARK assists the national park service achieve its mission at Denali National Park and Preserve.
Operations are separated by inside and outside of Park activities. The inside the Park operations are under a concession contract with NPS to operate Bus Tours and Transportation services in addition to food and beverage, retail and campground services. Facility maintenance and an employee community is also a significant portion of the contract. This “District” has an environmental management system (EMS) that is certified to the ISO 14001 standard for environmental performance and has been since 2004.
In 2009, an EMS was developed and implemented for the lodging properties outside the Park operated by ARAMARK. These properties are the McKinley Chalet Resort, a 500 room full service resort, and approximately 10 miles to the south the McKinley Village Resort, a 150 room full service resort. In 2011 a major goal for all Denali based operations is to merge the 2 EMS programs into one EMS and certify that expanded EMS to the ISO 14001 standard.
ARAMARK-a leader in food services, facilitates management, and uniform and career apparel - and the Student Conservation Association have teamed up to offer a Sustainability Internship at the Denali National Park Resorts, managed by ARAMARK. The Sustainability Intern will focus on sustainable operations, including development of Environmental Management System (EMS), participate in Green Team, and assume lead role in performing an analysis (energy audit) and feasibility study for solar conversion on selected facilities. The Sustainability Intern will serve as a key resource in supporting and advancing ARAMARK's commitment to sustainability at Denali National Park in Alaska. This is a full-time (40 hrs/week) internship. This position is not eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award. TO APPLY, PLEASE ATTACH YOUR RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO YOUR SCA APPLICATION AND EMAIL US AT SCARECRUITING@THESCA.ORG. To learn more about ARAMARK’s Corporate Responsibility visit www.enrichingliveseveryday.com.