Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim

Live Life On The Edge - Summer at the North Rim 


Grand Canyon North Rim is a privately owned company that operates visitor services under a concession agreement with the National Park Service. We are located on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Our operation includes 218 guest units, a dining room, a gift shop, a delicatessen, a general store, a public laundry/shower facility, a gas station, and an outdoor cooking venue.

You still have the opportunity to join us in 2014! Keep reading!


The North Rim is unlike any other place you have visited. Grand Canyon North RimA dense Ponderosa Pine, Douglas Fir, Spruce, and Aspen forest mantles the Kaibab plateau. This is an enormous geologic feature roughly 30 by 50 miles, averaging 7,500 - 9,200 feet and bounded on all sides by incredible desert vistas, the Painted Desert, mountain vistas, and the Grand Canyon. Driving over the plateau, you pass through beautiful meadows and pristine mountain scenery and arrive at the historic North Rim Lodge. The Lodge is nestled at 8,100 feet on the canyon edge on the North side of the canyon. The view is superb with the canyon at your feet and vistas to the San Francisco peaks 70 miles to the south. Whether you are sitting on the Lodge verandas or are visiting one of the many canyon viewpoints, the Grand Canyon is breathtaking.

We at the North Rim are proud to live and work at such a beautiful location. 

We believe each team member plays a vital role in delivering an exceptional experience to our guests and to a successful season.  

Our season runs from mid-May through mid-October.

Our Jobs

Culinary.  Lodging/Housingkeeping/Laundry.  Food and Beverage.  Retail.  Front Desk. Retail Receiving Supervisor.  

Grand Canyon LodgeMaintenance/Grounds.  Security.  Human Resources.  Employee Activities Coordinator.  Inventory.  Accounting.  Office/Administrative.  Shuttle Drivers.  Cookout Staff.  Deli Staff.  Gas Station Attendants.  Food Safety System Auditors.

Various management positions are available from time to time as well.

Our Ideal Candidate

Grand Canyon

We take pride in providing exceptional service to our guests as well as to each other.  Our team members are also dedicated in “taking the time to play, preserve, and protect our natural resources and recreational destinations.”  Previous experience in retail, food services, hospitality, and/or tourism is preferred, but it is not necessarily required.  We are mostly seeking individuals who will be enthusiastic about providing exceptional service to others.

In addition to excellent guest service skills, the following are some characteristics that help our staff deliver exceptional service:

  • Physical/Medical ability to work at a high elevation (8,000 feet)
  • Loves working and talking with people
  • Positive attitude
  • Strong work ethic
  • Gets along with others
  • Team player
  • Works safely

Our season runs from mid-May through mid-October. Preference is given to applicants who are available for the entire season. However, we do accept applications from those who are only available part of the season as well.

INTERNATIONAL/WORK and TRAVEL J-1 VISA INFO:

We work with CIEE as our visa sponsor for all international students interested in working with us.  To learn more about opportunities or to arrange a job interview, you must contact a CIEE local representative.  Please visit this site to find a CIEE representative: http://www.ciee.org/wat/apply/apply-today.aspx

Room and Board

Due to our remote setting, only company housing is available.  All team members reside either in our dormitories or in the staff RV park. Our staff rooms are simple and shared with each having its own bathroom.  Room and board is $12.00 per day and is deducted directly from paychecks.  We encourage our team members to bring their own bedding.  However, bedding and linens are available.  Those living in company dorms will be required to pay a housing deposit of $100.00.

Team members with RVs can be housed in the RV park (space available).  An RV site is $6.00 per day and includes full hook-ups but does not include meals.  Pets are allowed in the RV park so long as they are leashed, do not create a disturbance, and adhere to all company and park service regulations.  Those living in the RV park will be required to pay a deposit of $50.00.

Free laundry facilities are available for all team members.  Our general store has a limited selection of groceries for purchase.  Cell phone service is extremely limited at the North Rim.  Not having cell service is definitely a possibility.  Please check with your carriers before arrival if you are concerned about cell phone service.

We ask team members to remember living in company housing is a privilege, not a right.  It is important for everyone to be respectful of others living in housing.

Employee Perks

  • Create memories and friendships that last a lifetime
  • Live, work, and play in a park that has been recognized as a “Natural Wonder of the World”
  • Soak up the chance
  • to visit the Canyon in an “off-the-beaten path” style!  (Only 10% of Grand Canyon visitors see the Canyon from the North Rim)
  • Enjoy spectacular sunrises and sunsets
  • Earn money and our remote setting provides a great opportunity to save your earnings
  • Check “seeing a Kaibab squirrel” off your bucket list.  These creatures are only found on the Kaibab Plateau in northern Arizona, so few people ever get to see them 
  • 401k & profit sharing options available to seasonal team members that qualify
  • Team members also receive discounts in our gift shop, general store, dining room, and deli

Wages are paid on an hourly basis every two weeks. A normal work schedule is five days a week, seven to nine hours a day. We operate seven days a week and are busy every day of the season. Work shifts vary by department and need. If you do accept employment, you must be prepared to work a schedule that may include day, evening, and/or split shifts. You must also be prepared to work Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays. 

For some positions, in addition to wages, we pay a bonus based upon full completion of the work commitment.

Getting Here and Getting Around

The only way to get to the North Rim is by car. Over 150 miles to the nearest shopping areas and over 250 miles to Las Vegas, the North Rim is by any standards truly “splendid isolation”.

Driving access is via either North/South Interstate 15 between Las Vegas and Salt Lake City or East/West Interstate 40 between Albuquerque and Las Angeles. Airline and bus connections can be made to Las Vegas and St George, Utah. 

For team members arriving without a vehicle, we provide shuttle transportation from St. George, Utah or Page, Arizona.  Our shuttles depart on certain days and at specific times.  For this reason, it is extremely important for team members to discuss their travel arrangements with us BEFORE making any reservations.  As time allows, our shuttle drivers make a stop at a store where team members can pick up any last minute items before heading to the lodge.

While having a vehicle at the North Rim would be a convenience, it is not a necessity.  There is free shuttle service from the housing area to the lodge.  Having a vehicle on property allows team members to take scenic drives as well as recreation and shopping trips as often as they want.
However, we also provide these types of shuttles throughout the season as well.  

It is our team members’ responsibility to make their own travel arrangements to and from either the Grand Canyon North Rim or St. George, Utah.  We are unable to offer travel assistance or reimbursements at this time.

For Fun

There are many fun things to do in the remote setting at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.  In the past, our team members have enjoyed hiking, mountain biking, camping, star gazing, and photography.  There are also off-road 4 wheel drive trails available as well as park ranger presentations and programs to enjoy.

Sunrises and sunsets at the canyon are amazing!  The changing light and shadow in the canyon, as well as frequent summer thunderstorms make memorable photos. 

For avid hikers, the Bright Angel Trail is considered one of the most challenging and beautiful in America.  The full 22 mile hike through Phantom Ranch, over the Colorado River, and on to the South Rim is also an exciting adventure.

We also have a variety of company sponsored activities throughout the season and provide free shopping and recreation trips from time to time as well.

For more information regarding the park, please CLICK HERE Three images of the Grand Canyon

How to Apply

To apply, click the “apply now” link.  This link will take you to the online application.  Completing the application online is preferable, but you are also welcome to download the application and submit via mail, email, or fax.  This information can be found on this link as well. 

Our recruiting process is on-going, and we will be accepting 2014 applications until all of our positions are filled.  

If you have any questions, or for more information, please contact us at 928-638-8507 or at GNRHR@gcnr.com.  We will be happy to help!

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Season: Spring, Summer, and Fall

Housing: Dorms and RV Space - Full Hookups

Staff Size: 240

Age Requirement: 18, certain positions are 21

Location: Arizona