Monday, April 4, 2022

From the Washington Post: "Dip your toes into work at national parks by trying a seasonal job"

Sharon Walters covered this topic in a Sunday, April 4, 2022 article.  Students who don't subscribe may access  through UMD's database:

Some highlights:

"The parks need seasonal workers, especially for the busy summer, which offers nature lovers an opportunity to immerse themselves affordably in a beautiful setting and earn some money to boot."

"Entry-level jobs generally pay $13 per hour for a housekeeper to $16 per hour for a maintenance worker.  Housing costs range from $20 to $145 per week."

"Private companies, or concessionaires, are awarded contracts with the National Parks to manage park lodges, restaurants and recreation such as mule rides and boat tours....Jobseekers can visit each company's website and search for seasonal employment by park and position." 

Names of concessionaires and NPS job sites:

  • Xanterra (Yellowstone, Glacier, Zion, Rocky Mountain)
  • Aramark (Yosemite, Mesa Verde, Denali)
  • Bright Angel Bicycles (Grand Canyon)
Read the full article: