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

The Grand Hotel at the Grand Canyon photo
The Grand Hotel at the Grand Canyon Logo

Live. Work. Explore. We are a welcoming community who work hard and enjoy creating memorable experiences in some of the most beautiful places on earth. Free housing through December 21, 2022!

  • year round
The Island House photo
The Island House Logo

Live, Work and play on the water! Many opportunities - Historic Hotel, five restaurants, retail shops and a coffee house.

  • spring
  • summer
  • fall

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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

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

“S/O to @coolworks for just being awesome so that seasonal job experts like myself can work in amazing places.”

Craig G. CoolWorker and Ski Bum