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

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.

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…

Kind Words From Our Fans

“Thank you for the help … I met my husband when I began work for Garamin in Jackson Hole WY working at the ranch shop gift store in April 2006. He was best friends with one of my co-workers. He was born & raised in Jackson Hole – lucky! I was supposed to work in Jackson Hole for a season, but stayed for 8 years. I also met my best friend, from Poland, at that job. She applied through CoolWorks, too.”

Laina M. CoolWorks' "Graduate"

It was from my desk in South Korea that I discovered CoolWorks. I’d gone there to teach English and save money, but the isolation proved to be too much. For three months, I longed for a sense of community. It was through your site that I discovered the opportunity in Denali. I had a phone interview with the Lodge, and the next day I left. After volunteering abroad through the fall, I returned to Keystone for another season. The seasonal life has become a part of me, and it’s a part I wish to share through writing. Thank you so much for introducing me to that life changing opportunity.

Tyler CoolWorker