Grand Canyon North Rim
Live Life On The Edge And Experience the Majestic Grand Canyon!
The North Rim is unlike any other place in the world. Located at over 8000 feet in altitude and surrounded by a dense forest of Pine and Aspen, nature and solitude prevail. Our lodge has been designated as an historic landmark and is located right on the edge of the Grand Canyon providing spectacular canyon views, desert and mountain vistas and spectacular sunrises and sunsets. The Grand Canyon North Rim is a naturalist and photographic paradise.
The Grand Canyon North Rim is a private corporation owned by Forever Resorts. The corporation operates visitor services under a concession agreement with the National Park Service. Our operation includes 218 guest cabins and hotel units, dining room, gift shop, deli, general store, public laundry and shower facility, gas station and outdoor country western cookout venue.
Our season begins Mid-May and closes Mid-October. While we prefer to hire applicants that are available for the entire season, we do accept those with limited availability.
Wages are paid on an hourly basis for most positions and pay checks are issued biweekly. Completion bonuses are available for some positions. A normal work schedule is 5 days a week, 7 to 9 hours a day. We operate 7 days a week and are busy every day of the season. Work shifts vary by department and all team members need to be prepared to work a schedule that may include days, evenings, weekends and holidays.
Positions are located in the following departments.
Please CLICK HERE for a full listing of the positions currently available.
We feel that our team members are as important as our guests and look for people who take pride in providing exceptional guest services, enjoy the outdoors and understand the importance of preserving and protecting our natural resources. In addition we value a positive attitude, strong work ethic, quality orientation, detail orientation, flexibility and the ability to work well with others. The physical ability to work at a high elevation (8,000’) and desire to live remotely are also important.
International Students -We do hire international students and work with CIEE as our J1 visa sponsor. To learn more about opportunities for international students and begin the application process, please CLICK HERE for the CIEE website.
Room and Board
Team members reside either in our dormitories or in the staff RV Park. Modern dorm rooms are shared with 1-2 people and each room has its own bath, closet space is limited. There is a $12 per day cost for room and board which includes 3 meals per day and is deducted from staff paychecks. Linens can be provided and laundry facilities are available free of charge. A refundable dorm deposit of $100 is required.
RV sites are full hook-up, paved and wooded. The cost is $6.00 per day and does not include meals although meals can be purchased at a reasonable cost. Pets are permitted in the RV Park based on park service regulations. A refundable RV deposit of $50 is required.
Please note: Cell phone service is extremely limited and not having cell service is a definite possibility.
- The experience of living and working in a beautiful national park
- Clean air, wildlife and miles of hiking trails
- Cultural diversity
- Competitive wages in a remote setting that provide a great opportunity for savings
- Discounts in our gift store, general store, dining room and deli
- Planned adventures and activities
- Weekly shopping trips into town
- Computer facilities, internet and Wi-Fi
- DVD Rentals and book library
- 401K Savings Plan
Getting Here and Getting Around
Team members may drive to the Grand Canyon North Rim or access the property by a combination of air and shuttle service.
By Car: Main driving access is either via North/South Interstate 15 between Las Vegas and Salt Lake City or East/West Interstate 40 between Los Angeles and Albuquerque.
By Air and Shuttle: It is best to fly into Las Vegas and then take a Greyhound Bus or the St. George Shuttle to St. George, UT. We provide free shuttle service from either St. George, UT or Page, AZ with advance reservations through Human Resources. That service is generally provided on Tuesday and Thursday mornings with pick-ups by 1 PM. We do make a shopping stop along the way to the North Rim.
A vehicle is not a necessity at the North Rim but it is a convenience. There is a no-cost employee shuttle service from the housing area to the work areas. And we do provide opportunities for scenic outings as well as shopping.
The remote setting of the North Rim offers a rare opportunity to explore and experience nature at its finest. Hiking, mountain biking, 4-wheeling, star gazing, rafting, mule riding, animal watching, photography…..the North Rim has it all.
The Bright Angel Trail is considered one of the most challenging and beautiful hikes in North America. The full 22 mile hike travels down the canyon to Phantom Ranch, crosses the Colorado River and climbs up the canyon to the South Rim. Many less challenging, scenic trails are available or there are opportunities to explore the canyon on a mule or back roads in a vehicle.
Sunrises and sunsets at the North Rim are magnificent and the changing light and shadows in the canyon create opportunities for unique photographs. And don’t forget the amazing animals: the Kaibab Squirrel is only found around the North Rim offering the opportunity to check viewing one of these quirky creatures off your “bucket list”.
As a company, the North Rim offers planned recreational opportunities such as team sports, holiday celebrations, arts and crafts, games, yoga, music and movie events as well as outings and trips to other National Parks and places of interests.