If you’re going to be spending time outdoors this summer – hiking, camping, backpacking, climbing, cycling, kayaking, the list goes on and on – it’s a very good idea to learn how…
Since 1995, CoolWorks has been a leader in connecting people seeking meaningful and exciting work with the employers who are looking for their enthusiasm, energy, and knowledge. We believe that you can and should love your job, and we want to help make that happen! We feature job opportunities in great places — from national parks to ski resorts, dude ranches to retreat centers, and everything in between.
The CoolWorks Story
CoolWorks.com is a website dedicated to Jobs In Great Places, and was created by the original CoolWorks Kid and Founder, Bill Berg. Bill’s life changed when a summer job in Yellowstone served as the gateway to discovering his place, his passions, and his people — as it has for so many of us who have had our lives changed by a seasonal job. An Information Systems class while pursuing an MBA in the 90’s led him to the spark of an idea. An idea that centered around connecting people to opportunities to live and work in amazing places. CoolWorks.com was born to do just that, and launched from the Tower Ranger Station inside Yellowstone National Park in 1995. For more than two decades that spark of an idea has continued to change lives, one seasonal job and one grand adventure at a time. CoolWorks changes lives. It’s changed ours, and has done the same for many of the people we know. For the CoolWorks crew, what we do isn’t just a job; it’s a legacy. Every day we get the opportunity to pass on the spark of undiscovered possibility and adventure. We believe that a rich and fulfilling life is marked by a collection of experiences with the people and places that we grow to love. We are honored to help people discover and collect those treasures.
Team CoolWorks is a small, well-traveled team of five explorers who’ve worked our way up the ladder from the entry level front lines of seasonal work to positions in upper management. We’ve been in the industry long enough to understand that career paths can change, grow, morph, and evolve as they unfold. Our personal adventures have taught us that great places lead to great experiences. Though each member of Team CoolWorks has a unique backstory and home base, we are united in the shared joy of the work we get to do. CoolWorks.com has been in existence since 1995, and every day, we celebrate the opportunity to help job seekers find life-changing opportunities like the ones that shaped our own stories.ABOUT OUR TEAM »
Kind Words From COOLWORKERS
Barbara Bell Executive Director, Alaska GeographicI 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.
“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!”
NEWS & UPDATES
With the arrival of summer, our National Parks beginning to reopen, and many of us needing a big dose of Mother Nature, it’s a good time to remind ourselves of Leave No Trace…
Check out our new updated job map – each individual map pin opens up a pop-out showing the employer, their seasons, and links to their Profile and Job Listings.
Acadia National Park boasts amazing geological diversity, over 100 miles of hiking trails, and a rich history deserving of one of our national treasures!