Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim
Summer Jobs at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon
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 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.
Join us in 2013 through mid-October!
The North Rim is unlike any other place you have visited. A 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.
Working at an 8,000 foot elevation can be a challenge, especially for those with medical conditions or debilitating physical conditions which may be affected by the high altitude.
We at the North Rim are proud to live and work at such a beautiful location. We feel that our employees are our team and our family and that everyone is important to the success of our season. We will do everything we can to ensure that our employees are treated fairly, are paid a fair wage, and are provided with the best living and working environment possible. We ask only that you in return give a fair day’s work. If you are mentally and physically prepared to work hard in order to enjoy the scenery, the fellowship of new friends and the many other benefits of a summer job in this beautiful national park, we look forward to receiving your application.
Our season runs from mid-May through mid-October.
Lodging/Housekeeping, Food and Beverage, Retail, and Front Desk/Office
Our Ideal Candidate
The lodge employs over 200 employees. All employees must be over the age of 18. Our expectations for applicants are a willingness to do their job well and to give the visitor the very best guest service. Applicants with the longest dates of availability will be given first consideration. We look for applicants with experience in retail, food services, and in the hotel industry. Those with a genuine enthusiastic desire to work with the public are also given top consideration in our hiring process. In compliance with the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services requirements, you will be required to present acceptable documents as required by law to show identity and authorization to work in the United States.
Room and Board
All employees reside in either dormitories or in the employee RV park. Rooms are shared and each room has a private bath. Meals are served in the employee dining room for dormitory residents. Linens and bedding is available. $12.00 per day is deducted from your paycheck for room and board. Employees with RVs will set up in the employee RV park. RV site rent is $6.00 per day for full hook-ups (does not include meals). Laundry facilities are free for all employees. Because of the remote location, no other housing arrangements are available. The General Store has a limited selection of groceries. Children and pets are not allowed (exception – pets are allowed in the RV park provided they are leashed and do not create a disturbance). Employee shuttles run from the employee housing area to and from the Lodge working areas.
Employee discounts are offered in the Gift Shop, General Store, Dining Room, and Deli.
Seasonal employees are not entitled to insurance, holidays, paid vacation or paid sick days.
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. Employees can arrange pick-up in St George.
Hiking, photography, mountain biking, and many off-road 4 wheel drive trails await you. A Grand Canyon sunrise and sunset, with changing light and shadow in the canyon, and enhanced by frequent summer thunderstorms make memorable photos. A hike into the Canyon on the Bright Angel trail is considered one of the most challenging and beautiful in America. For the truly adventurous, hike the full 22 miles through Phantom Ranch, over the Colorado River and on to the South Rim.
The company will provide vans for employee shopping trips and recreation trips on a routine basis at no cost to the employee.
How to Apply
Click the link above to learn more and apply. You may apply online or print an application and send it in.
If you have any questions, call (928) 645-6865. We will be happy to assist you, and, if you request, send you an application form.