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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Featured Jobs / Employers

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Allen Marine Tours Logo

Come explore with the locals! Great jobs available in Alaska on and off the water for our 2022 season.

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The Acadia Corporation Logo

Adventure in Acadia National Park & enjoy charming Bar Harbor making memories that will last a lifetime!

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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

“My parents are still wondering when I’ll get a ‘real job’. No matter how tough some days can be, I just remind myself why I am here. I encounter hundreds of tourists a day, and most of them have spent their entire lives working in order to afford a trip to a National Park. My seasonal jobs have allowed me to spend entire summers enjoying the trails, the views and the adventures. I may not have a ton of money in my pockets, but I have a mind full of memories and hundreds of miles on my hiking shoes. I’ve met lots of people that tell me they wish they would have done what I’m doing when they were my age.”

Katie CoolWorker, from Michigan

“And as I always do, whenever I meet someone who isn’t sure of what to do in their life, can’t find a purpose, etc… I always write down the CoolWorks website and share with them the joy that I had when I came across your site. What you guys offer people like me, is the chance to fulfill a dream or just find opportunities that one never knew existed.

Thank you again so much!”

Jason