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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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

Jeni

Even before I ever traveled, I had made up my mind that I wanted to live a life of nonconformity. As a teenager, I became well aware of the lifestyle most people led…

Aaron

My journey into the hospitality/seasonal job industry started back in 2016. Sweating on a Toyota car lot washing cars, I texted my friend who had spent the past two years living the dream…

Claire

Adapting to seasonal work during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a test of my personal integrity and resourcefulness, as well as a very welcome break from the oppressive inactivity of months of quarantining…

Gloria

Having lived in the mountains of Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, and California working seasonal jobs guiding horseback trail rides, I’ve learned so many life lessons, had many questioning times if seasonal work was right…

Kind Words From Our Fans

I wanted to let you know that through CoolWorks, Alaska Geographic hired four absolutely fantastic people to fill our seasonal operations in Juneau, Homer, Seward, and Portage Valley.I received applications from around 30 people, and of those, 15 were eminently qualified for the work we were offering, and were true believers in our mission to connect people to Alaska’s public lands.We feel that our new seasonal line-up is the best we have ever entered a season with and it’s because of CoolWorks’ ability to attract exactly the type of candidate that will be successful with Alaska Geographic. It’s also because you went out of your way to upload photos for me, so that I could write the most appealing ad possible. I want you to know how much we appreciate what you do! It is making a positive difference in our success.
Barbara Bell Executive Director, Alaska Geographic

“I worked at Yellowstone National Park a few summers ago. I put all of my stuff into storage and just went for it! To this day, it is still one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I got to know the park so well and am still friends with the people I met there.”

Dani CoolWorker from New York