Work Hard Play Hard at Mesa Verde National Park!
Aramark Mesa Verde is the authorized concessionaire for Mesa Verde National Park. Open from April through October, the Far View Lodge offers 150 lodge room, a large food court, espresso bar, and the park’s largest retail store. Spruce Tree Terrace hosts a 3-level patio grill with more shopping options. Morefield Village welcomes campers with a 265-site campground & services.
Mesa Verde National Park is located in beautiful Southwestern Colorado, near the “Four Corners” of Arizona, Utah, New Mexico and Colorado!
About Aramark Mesa Verde
If you're new to Mesa Verde, we encourage you to read on.
(If you're familiar with Mesa Verde and are ready to submit your application for the upcoming season, click the link here . Don't forget to check back often as additional positions are posted!)
Mesa Verde National Park is the nation’s largest archaeological preserve with over 4000 sites and is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park’s rich history and culture are reflected in the spectacular cliff dwellings and mesa-top pueblo sites occupied from approximately 500 A.D. through 1300 A.D. 100-mile vistas into 4 states from the high elevations (8250 feet).
The elevation is good to know and the history is rich and beautiful for sure... but here is the scoop... this is summer camp on steroids with a paycheck. Our motto is Work Hard Play Hard. This property is for the outdoor junkie or someone wanting to be. The Four Corners has world class hiking, biking, climbing, fishing, rafting, kayaking. Not to mention river side brewery's, distilleries and even a cidery. This location is as extreme as you want it to be and may leave a mark. I'm not talking about skinned knees, the people you meet here will be with you forever.
The Employee Experience
Living and working in Colorado's San Juan Mountain range is an experience like you have never had before.
Our summer staff is as diverse as it gets. We have associates starting their first job, interns adding practical hours to their college transcripts, traveling international students working to pay for their US travel experience, local folks who are looking for something to do until the ski lifts open back up and RV'ers or retired professionals who are looking for adventure. What they all have in common is they work hard, love the Southwest and all the beauty it holds.
The area is remote, so if you are accustomed to the sounds and accessibility of city living with a taxi on every block, this would not be for you.
BUT... if you are a hiker, mountain biker or wilderness adventurer looking for that hidden gem, Mesa Verde might be what you were looking for. Mesa is that place drawn on a coaster by a local you sat next to. We can tell you where to find a hidden water fall or the natural hot spring located just off the trail. With this southwest adventure, you will make memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.
The ideal candidate will be able to work April - October and will be able to provide the kind of guest experience that will have our visitors returning to us again and again! Our happiest associates are here to have fun, make money and know they will be working hard. Many of our associates live on property and are able to walk away with money to buy a car, pay into a student loan, take a month off and travel.
If you think you are up to the challenge, then apply below to become a part of the team this summer!
Room and Board
Employee housing is available for around $50 per week. We have couple housing, group bunkhouses and RV slots with full hookups at the base of the mountain. There is a kitchen, a laundry house and a shower house for employee use, complimentary web ready computers in the rec room, WI-FI, pool table, big screen TV, shuffleboard, and ping pong table. At the top of the mountain is a girls dorm with restrooms and laundry facilities in the same building.
Wifi is spotty, these mountains are brutal for WiFi signals.
There are free employee shuttles that take employees to and from work, to town and back a few times a week. Free airport shuttle are available to Durango or Cortez upon request, with a 48-hour advance notice required.
It should be fun to go to work and to help with that experience we provide employee appreciation events like holiday celebrations, horseback riding, SUP rentals at the nearby lakes and river tubing trips. We provide free tours to our associates within the park and there are miles and miles of hiking trails for you to enjoy as well. Employee break meals are at a reduced rate, discounts on lodging, meals and merchandise when off the clock.
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
- Albuquerque - 4.5 hours
- Farmington - 2.0 hours
- Santa Fe - 4.5 hours
- Moab - 2.5 hours
- Monument Valley - 2.5 hours
There is an shuttle that takes employees to the airport or to town a few times a week.
Stage coach rides, horseback riding, chuck wagon dinners, rodeos, 100 year old steam-engine train rides, unbelievable hiking and biking trails, golfing, fishing, game and wildlife, white water rafting, world class kayaking, rock climbing, hot springs and spas, mountain festivals and concerts – all within 1-hour’s drive.
LIVE, WORK, PLAY at Mesa Verde National Park this summer!
How to Apply
COVID-19 Update: At this time, we have delayed the opening of Mesa Verde operations; however, we are still accepting applications and continuing to conduct interviews via the phone. We plan to open operations as soon as it is permitted and safe to do so. Please be aware our start dates may continue to change and we will stay in touch with all of our applicants and hired team members on a regular basis with the latest information.
Mesa Verde Colorado, brought to you by Aramark Parks and Destinations, in association with 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.