About CoolWorks

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CoolWorks.com - Jobs in Great Places Since 1995, CoolWorks has been a leader in connecting people seeking meaningful and exciting work with the employers who are looking for their enthusiasm, energy, and knowledge. We believe that you can and should love your job, and we want to help make that happen! We feature job opportunities in great places — from national parks to ski resorts, dude ranches to retreat centers, and everything in between.

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The CoolWorks Story

CoolWorks.com is a website dedicated to Jobs In Great Places, and was created by the original CoolWorks Kid and Founder, Bill Berg. Bill’s life changed when a summer job in Yellowstone served as the gateway to discovering his place, his passions, and his people — as it has for so many of us who have had our lives changed by a seasonal job. An Information Systems class while pursuing an MBA in the 90’s led him to the spark of an idea. An idea that centered around connecting people to opportunities to live and work in amazing places. CoolWorks.com was born to do just that, and launched from the Tower Ranger Station inside Yellowstone National Park in 1995. For more than two decades that spark of an idea has continued to change lives, one seasonal job and one grand adventure at a time. CoolWorks changes lives. It’s changed ours, and has done the same for many of the people we know. For the CoolWorks crew, what we do isn’t just a job; it’s a legacy. Every day we get the opportunity to pass on the spark of undiscovered possibility and adventure. We believe that a rich and fulfilling life is marked by a collection of experiences with the people and places that we grow to love. We are honored to help people discover and collect those treasures.

Our Team

Team CoolWorks is a small, well-traveled team of six explorers who’ve worked our way up the ladder from the entry level front lines of seasonal work to positions in upper management. We’ve been in the industry long enough to understand that career paths can change, grow, morph, and evolve as they unfold. Our personal adventures have taught us that great places lead to great experiences. Though each member of Team CoolWorks has a unique backstory and home base, we are united in the shared joy of the work we get to do. CoolWorks.com has been in existence since 1995, and every day, we celebrate the opportunity to help job seekers find life-changing opportunities like the ones that shaped our own stories.

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Kind Words From COOLWORKERS

Yellowstone National Park – I worked there the summer of 1970 and 1971 and had the time of my life.  I also met my future husband there – as we worked separate areas of the park (he worked Mammoth and I worked Canyon Village) … it is a small world when you all work in the Park.  It was a different world then, no computers and limited pay phone access, etc., yet it was a wonderful time and I will always cherish it – the park, the people, the adventures, the wildlife, and the great experience. I do recommend it for anyone interested in summer work – a great adventure for sure. Go for it!”

Nancy Durango, CO
Coolworks….. is what it’s name implies… I started on a degree Tourism and Hospitality Management on a part-time basis several years ago. My neighbors returned from a trip to Alaska with this website information for me. They had questioned workers there how they got these cool jobs? I have been viewing this ever since waiting for the day I could apply for an adventure. This is the year! I had found a way to combine my current job bus driving, with my tourism/customer service experience and instruction. I applied on a Saturday (the first job I clicked on this day) and was hired the very next Wednesday! I am excited to learn where this experience will lead me, but first will enjoy every minute of this working adventure. Thank you and I appreciate your good works!
Laurie Summer Driver for Island Explorers Mount Desert Island Maine

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