Aramark Mesa Verde

Cliff Dewlling
Inside the Cliff Dwellings
Tour of Cliff Dwellings
Welcome to Mesa Verde
Mesa Verde Lodge (exterior)
Mesa Verde at dusk
Guest Dining - Metate Room
Conference Room at Mesa Verde
Retail Shop at Mesa Verde
Moorefield Campground
Moorefield Campground - Picnic Area
Butte at Mesa Verde
Company Planned Employee Adventures
Beautiful drive to work
Mountain Biking
Wild Horses
Winter at Mesa Verde
Employee Housing (exterior)
Employee Housing (interior)
Employee Housing (living area/small kitchen area)
Employee Housing (interior)
Employee Bunk Beds
Sunset at Mesa Verde

Where History Meets Nature and Exciting Careers!

Mesa Verde National Park is located in southwestern Colorado, near the “Four Corners” of Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado. Open from April to October, Aramark Destinations operates a variety of lodging, food service, tour guide, and retail sites within the park. Working at Mesa Verde will be an experience unlike anything you’ve had before!

In 1978, Mesa Verde National Park was named a World Heritage Site in recognition of exceptional archaeological relevance – including spectacular cliff dwellings tucked into the sandstone alcoves of its steep-walled canyons. Ancestral Puebloans (aka Anasazi) built these fascinating cliff dwellings in the late 12th and 13th centuries.

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About Aramark Mesa Verde

Introduction to Mesa Verde

Mesa Verde National Park, the largest archaeological reserve in the country, invites nature enthusiasts on a fascinating journey. The park echoes with the rich history and culture of the iconic cliff dwellings inhabited from 500 A.D. to 1300 A.D. Offering various career opportunities in food service, retail, housekeeping, tour guiding, and management, Mesa Verde provides a unique backdrop for your professional journey.


About the Park and Career Opportunities

Mesa Verde offers diverse career options in hospitality, retail, culinary arts, operations, food service, and maintenance. It's a perfect place to follow your passions, whether you're interested in seasonal work or a long-term career.

Nestled near the Four Corners region in southwestern Colorado, Aramark's operations at Mesa Verde National Park come to life from April through October. We provide accommodations, dining experiences, guided tours, and retail services within the park. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978, Mesa Verde is celebrated for its remarkable archaeological significance, notably the captivating cliff dwellings crafted by Ancestral Puebloans during the late 12th and 13th centuries.

The Employee Experience

At Aramark Destinations, every day is unique. Our team members hail from diverse backgrounds, fostering a vibrant community that encourages cultural exchange and knowledge sharing. You can build a career in hospitality while enjoying the great outdoors. Our remote location in Colorado's San Juan Mountain Range is an ideal base for adventurers exploring the Southwest.

Ideal Candidate

We thrive on teamwork to create unforgettable experiences for our customers and guests. If you possess a positive attitude, a strong work ethic, and a desire to excel in a stunning setting, Mesa Verde offers the perfect environment for your aspirations and career. Surrounded by supportive leaders and passionate colleagues, you'll access remarkable career opportunities. Candidates should be available to work throughout our season, which spans from April to October.

Room and Board

Employee housing is available for around $50 per week. Mesa Verde provides a range of accommodations, including couples' housing, group bunkhouses, a women's dormitory, RV slots with full hook-ups, and on-site laundry facilities. Wi-Fi is also available.

Employee Perks

Free employee shuttles transport staff to and from employee housing daily, with occasional trips to town.

  • Working at Mesa Verde offers a unique experience, with perks including:
  • Competitive wages in a remote setting, allowing for savings.
  • Affordable dormitory and RV housing options, plus meal choices.
  • Retail discounts.
  • Discounts on lodging for friends and family.
  • Complimentary tours within the national park.
  • Free shuttles to nearby towns and airports.
  • Planned trips and activities.
  • Getting Here and Exploring

Getting Here and Getting Around

Driving times to and from Mesa Verde National Park:

  • Cortez - 30 minutes
  • Durango - 1.0 hours
  • Grand Junction - 4.0 hours
  • Telluride -  2.0 hours
  • Canyon De Chelly - 3 hours
  • Flagstaff - 5.5 hours
  • Grand Canyon - 5.5 hours
  • Page/Lake Powell - 4.5 hours
New Mexico   
  • Albuquerque - 4.5 hours
  • Farmington - 2.0 hours
  • Santa Fe - 4.5 hours 
  • Moab - 2.5 hours
  • Monument Valley - 2.5 hours

Free employee shuttles transport staff to and from employee housing daily, with occasional trips to town.

For Fun

The Best Place to Live, Work, & Play!

Mesa Verde's remote location provides a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in nature and history. Nearby, discover hiking and biking trails, white-water rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, hot springs, and mountain festivals.

Within an hour's drive, explore stagecoach rides, chuckwagon dinners, rodeos, horseback riding, and steam engine train journeys.

How to Apply

Use the link below to complete and submit your online application. Thank you for your interest!

Aramark Destinations Careers - Mesa Verde

Opportunities at Mesa Verde National Park are brought to you by Aramark Destinations in association with the National Park Service.

Aramark is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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