Outdoor Job Resources

Land National Park Jobs for Summer 2017

2017 has already been a whirlwind of a year with a hiring freeze on new federal employees. There will still be seasonal hiring and plenty of options surrounding the national parks but don’t bother looking for a permanent career position unless you are already a federal employee with the opportunity to transfer. Here are a few ways to land a summer national park job this year.

Choose a Park

Yosemite, Yellowstone, Glacier, the Grand Canyon, Arches and the Great Smoky Mountains are among the busiest but there are plenty of parks and national monuments with opportunities. Some smaller parks are less crowded and have amazing opportunities to explore. You can find a full list of places here – Find a Park

Check the Vendors

The park vendors control a large portion of the jobs. Check with Xanterra, Aramark, Yellowstone Lodges and other service providers on contract with the park system. Many of these gigs are housekeeping, food service, etc but they get in the door.

Look to Surrounding Towns

The areas near park entrances serve as base of operations for many great companies. If you want to work for one of the adventure or tour guide companies, check these zones. There are also lodges in many areas that have these gigs in-house and serve both the national parks and the surrounding areas.

Apply Actively

Post your resume on our site for recruiters and also apply actively for gigs. Get after it and start hustling. Search chamber of commerce sites for tour companies and be very hands-on about tracking something down. If you put in some time, you can land a great deal. Check out board for National Park Jobs today.