Live and work in breathtaking, small-town Alaska
March 12, 2021
With majestic, natural beauty and thriving recreational culture, the smaller towns of Alaska are a great place to live, work and raise a family.
Providence is proud to be Alaska’s largest private employer and leading health care provider, and we’re hiring across our facilities in some of the most scenic parts of the state. Below, meet Seward, Kodiak Island, Mat-Su Valley and Valdez, where we’re hiring for various roles, from RNs to CNAs to Therapists to Environmental Services Workers—with many nursing positions offering sign-on bonuses.
Meet Seward, a port town with personality
The coastal town of Seward is “where mountains, ice and ocean meet.” An adventurer’s paradise, Seward offers a wide variety of outdoor activities from fishing to dog sledding to kayaking through glacial lagoons to ziplining over Alaska’s temperate rainforest to cold-water surfing. Those seeking culture will love Seward’s diverse offering of art galleries and museums and music and entertainment. Plus, downtown is decorated with more than 30 murals, each with its own story to tell. Families love that Seward is home to the Alaska Sealife Center aquarium, featuring the state’s only permanent marine mammal rehab facility.
From RNs to Patient Care Technicians to CNAs to Lodge Cooks, Providence Seward is hiring. Many nursing roles have sign-on bonuses. Interested in working and living here? See all open jobs in Seward.
Welcome to Kodiak Island, “Montana at the beach”
Known as the Emerald Isle, Kodiak is Alaska’s longest island and is home to many boat harbors welcoming fisherman and travelers. According to Travel Alaska, “Kodiak is among the top three fishing ports in the country and home to 650 boats” and is a world-famous fishing destination, great for caregivers who like to cast a line off the clock. The island also boasts the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, home to more than 3,000 bears, offering exceptional viewing opportunities. Described as “Montana at the beach” by Los Angeles Times, the island is also home of the Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair and Kodiak Crab Festival.
Join us as a Sonographer, Case Manager, Environmental Services Worker, CNA, RN or one of our other open positions in Kodiak. Select nursing jobs have sign-on bonuses.
Join us in Mat-Su Valley, “Denali Country”
Live and work against the backdrop of Denali, otherwise known as Mount McKinley, the highest mountain peak in North America and the spotlight of Denali National Park and Preserve. Dubbed “Denali Country,” the area also has museums, shops and restaurants in picturesque towns like Palmer and Wasilla. Those who enjoy hiking, camping and fishing will delight in all that the Mat-Su Valley has to offer, plus get access to some of the most spectacular glacier views in the area. Located between Anchorage and Fairbanks, the Mat-Su Valley offers the best of small town living with easy access to the nightlife and vibrancy of nearby cities.
We’re hiring Mental Health Therapists in Palmer, which happens to be on the SmartAsset list of “Best Places to Retire in Alaska.”
Discover Valdez, a warm and vibrant community
Small town living meets the great big outdoors in Valdez. With roots in the Gold Rush, it’s located on Prince William Sound, offering jaw-dropping glacier and wildlife spotting, kayaking, cruises, fishing and just about any other water-related activity caregivers can dream up. It also boasts gorgeous hiking and biking trails plus winter sports in the nearby Chugach Mountains. Caregivers love the family-friendly atmosphere in Valdez, both in the community at large and among work “families” at Providence. This warm and welcoming place to live and work is home to an Ice Climbing Festival, the Fat Bike Festival and the Mountain Man Hill Climb.
Join the Providence Valdez family as an RN, Physical Therapist, Dietary Assistant I, CNA, Environmental Services Worker or Medical Technologist. See all openings in Valdez. Learn more about living and working in Alaska.