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Working at Crater Lake

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you'll make in your career, to the guests you will serve, and in the community you live in by choosing to join our team in Crater Lake National Park. We are committed to providing experiences that enrich and nourish lives.



Impact Your Future! No matter where you start, we give you the tools and training you need to turn a job into a career. 



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Impact Your Community! At every opportunity, we give you the chance to change the world around you for the better.

We invite you to join our amazing team and create the impact you would like to see in yourself and those around you.

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Come join our team working at Crater Lake National Park, a place where you can experience diverse wilderness in a setting of breathtaking beauty. Perched high in the Cascade mountains, Crater Lake’s stunning setting and unique topography make it an awe-inspiring place for you to explore. At 1943 feet, Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States. 

We offer you the opportunity to meet and work with people from around the world all with the great outdoors in your backyard. Whether you choose to fill your free time with hiking, biking, fishing, or with other employee activities, Crater Lake National Park offers an unforgettable experience. 


Year-Round employment is limited.

Seasonal Summer Positions are posted in early January.

Seasonal Management Positions are available 

Types of Jobs

Boat Tours: boat pilots, deckhands, and mechanics work together to to ensure smooth tour operations and outstanding guest satisfaction.

Housekeeping/Laundry: responsible for cleaning assigned lodge rooms, linens, hallways, carpets and other designated amenities and areas in accordance with the highest cleanliness standards to ensure guest satisfaction. Your work location may be in Mazama Village or in the historic Crater Lake Lodge.

Retail: responsible for the coordination of gift shop services, including selling and restocking the gift shop items. Welcomes and accommodates guests and staff in an effective and courteous manner.

Guest Services/Front Desk: responsible for ensuring guest satisfaction by booking reservations, coordinating registration and checkout, assisting with guest needs, and resolving or escalating any guest concerns or issues.

Food and Beverage: wait staff, bartenders and bussing attendants work together to guarantee smooth restaurant operations and an effortless experience for our guests.

Cooks and Food Service Workers: Work alongside award winning chefs to prepare food items in accordance with production requirements and quality standards while maintaining a safe and sanitary work environment. Fuel our guests for their excursions enjoying the park. 

Maintenance: perform daily building maintenance duties including, but not limited to, plumbing leaks and stoppages, painting, furniture assembly and repair and general duties.

Getting Here

Located in Southern Oregon, Crater Lake is reachable by road. Our seasonal workers typically travelling by air fly into Medford and then we coordinate employee shuttles to the National Park. Travel to the park is paid for by the employee and is not reimbursed. 

While a car is not required, there is parking available for those who wish to drive. We also coordinate shopping trips to Medford for employees.

Seasonal employees who accept our offer of employment will be provided with further information on travel logistics as travel and shuttle plans should be made as far in advance as possible.



  • All employee housing units come with the basic and necessary furnishings for the summer. This includes a bed and a cabinet for storage.  Space is limited, and bedding (twin sized) is not included so you will need to pack your own or pick some up when you arrive in Medford.
  • Housing units have centralized community bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms with washers and dryers.
  •  We do have minimal RV spaces available. There are no community showers located near the employee RV Spaces.


  • Housing is shared. Roommate requests are limited, and are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.


  • Meals are not included with housing. Seasonal employees receive discounts on grocery/retail items and a discount at almost all dining locations within the park.
  • Housing units have a community kitchen area with a refrigerator, freezer, sink, stove tops, microwave, and oven.
  • There are two employee dining rooms available in the park where employees may opt in the pay for provided meals.


  • Discounted rates on activities are available.


  • Uniforms are provided. Employees will need to bring black non-slip shoes and black pants.

Pay Frequency

  • Bi-Weekly, direct deposit is available.


What can I do on my time off?

  • There are lots of outdoor activities including world class hiking, biking, rock climbing, and boat tours. It is also a good idea to bring your own reading materials and movies/laptops for rainy days. Both Employee Living Areas have space available for indoor workouts and a community space with a ping pong table, lounge area, books, DVD’s and employee recreation activities is also available.

Are there organized employee activities?

  • Yes, we will have regularly scheduled events. Activities include group hikes, movie nights, craft nights, volunteer opportunities, shopping trips, live music, barbeques, softball and much more.

Where can I go shopping?

  • There are gift shops, several restaurants, and grocery stores within the park. There are multiple neighboring towns with grocery stores, restaurants, pharmacies, etc. including Medford and Klamath Falls – within about an hour and a half from the Park.

How will I get around the properties without a car?

  • We will have an employee shuttle that will run from the Mazama Village to the Rim regularly.

What will I need to bring?

  • I-9 documentation (i.e a passport or an ID paired with an original social security card), hiking shoes, clothing for all seasons, bedding and pillows, alarm clock, personal toiletries, towel, shampoo and soap, shower caddy, extra eye glasses/contacts, medication (at least one month supply), laundry soap. The long summer days mean long hours of sunlight which can cause some people to have issues getting to sleep. We recommend bringing an eye/sleep mask if you are concerned.

Is there cell phone and internet access?

  • Our location is remote, and while we do offer wireless access in some employee areas and housing units, you will typically not be able to stream video or download large files. With Verizon you can get a limited connection at the Rim, but due to the location, connectivity limited at best.

Are there appearance guidelines?

  • Our associates are expected to dress in the appropriate clean and pressed uniform and present a clean and neat appearance. Extreme hair styles and colors are not permitted. Hair must be clean, combed and well-groomed at all times, no non-natural styles or colors. Long hair must be tied back out of your face. Beards may not exceed two inches in length and starting a beard or mustache during the season is not acceptable. Jewelry worn on the job must be conservative, in good taste, appropriate to working attire and not conflict with job related safety standards. Visible body piercing, with the exception of ears, is unacceptable. Tattoos must be covered during work shifts.

May non-employees (such as dependents or spouses/partners) live in seasonal employee housing?

  • They may not.

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Crater Lake Hospitality is a wholly owned subsidiary of Aramark. Employment is provided by Aramark.

Aramark is an Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment with Aramark without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status (specifically status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, armed forces service medal veteran, or active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran) or other classification protected by applicable federal, state or local law.