JOBS IN GREAT PLACES

Where do you want to be tomorrow?

THIS IS YOUR LIFE. GO LIVE IT.

Imagine if you were given a chance to embark on experiences that enhanced your life and the lives of others, changed the way you interact with the world around you, and connected you with the amazing places where you want to live. You don’t have to imagine anymore. Welcome to CoolWorks. We left the gate open – come on in and chase your dreams.

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Odiyan Buddhist Center

Conference Retreat Center

California

Join a long-standing Buddhist center dedicated to meaningful work and wholesome living grounded in Buddhist teachings. Located on the coast, north of San Francisco.

  • year round

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INSPIRATION & ENCOURAGEMENT

THE TRAIL AT YOUR FEET

You’re here because you breathe better at elevation. You believe that sandwiches taste progressively better the farther you get from the trailhead. You sleep best with your head in the open air and the sound of a backcountry stream singing you to sleep. You discover both solace and adventure in the Great Outdoors. You crave adventure, growth, and new experiences. Since 1995, CoolWorks has been the go-to source for Jobs In Great Places®. In many cases the opportunities you’ll find on our site come with room and board to make it easy for you to seize the day and go for it. Our Journals profile the exciting stories from fellow CoolWorkers to inspire you to take that next step. The Job Seeker’s Guide is a collection of the best advice we can offer you, from resources on how to best advocate for yourself, in-depth answers to some of the most commonly asked questions we hear, and topics it might not have occurred to you to consider when pondering this lifestyle. Whether you are still discovering your passion, need a seasonal career, or just feel the call to change paths, we’ve got everything you need to help you find your next great adventure.

Sharing The Journey

RYAN

My love for hiking began the summer before high school. I left the inner city of Chicago to go on a two week expedition in Colorado with Outward Bound. We went backpacking, rafting…

Ashleigh

My journey into seasonal life began in the summer of 2019. I was approaching my senior year of college as a Creative Writing major at the University of Iowa, and after just spending…

Bethany

I fell for Yosemite hard. The winter sparkles in the Sierra Nevada. The summer smells of Bay Laurel, duff and smoke. Happiness can be fleeting and contentment can be elusive, but I found…

Don

Now, at 62, I have over 30 years of front desk and hotel management experience under my belt and I no longer have to hitchhike from park to park hoping to be hired.

Kind Words From Our Fans

“Thanks to the incomparable support from yourself and the rest of the CoolWorks team, we have successfully wrapped-up our summer season hiring.”

Work Arctic Employer, Fairbanks, Alaska
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