Lifeguard and Lead Lifeguard - Yosemite National Park
Find Your Next Adventure- In Yosemite!
There's so much to love about Yosemite National Park - the ultimate outdoor playground — year round. Taking a job with us offers a unique opportunity to live, work and play here. With a variety of locations and properties such as the historic Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite Valley Lodge, Wawona Lodge, Curry Village, White Wolf Lodge, Tuolumne Meadows and more, there's something for everyone here.
Yosemite National Park is located in Central California in the Sierra Mountains. Yosemite National Park is one of the first National Parks and offers a variety of experiences for all.
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About Aramark - Yosemite Hospitality
Surrounded by natural beauty, seemingly endless wilderness, sheer cliffs and remarkable tranquility, a spirit of discovery will well up inside you.
With a multitude of restaurants and hotels, and a year-round rotation of events and activities, Yosemite has endless opportunities! During winter seasons, snow sports are available, including skiing, snowshoeing, and snowboarding. If you are new to our Yosemite operations, we encourage you to read on.
If you are familiar with us, and are ready to apply, please click APPLY NOW below. Don't forget to check back often as additional positions are posted!
The Employee Experience
Being an employee at Yosemite National Park is unlike any experience you have had so far, guaranteed! Our commitment to service and the friendliness of our staff, combined with the adventurous and exciting atmosphere ensures that your time in Yosemite is memorable.
Our staff size varies from depending on the time of year. We average 1,000 employees year round and can jump to 1500 in the summer season. We are a year round park with lots of opportunity to make this your home. We pride ourselves in being a strong community and stewards of Yosemite National Park to help preserve this beautiful park.
Yosemite is full of rich history and many opportunities to try new things. You are surrounded by breath taking views and opportunities to visit iconic landmarks such as Half Dome and El Capitan. On days off you can take advantage of the park by exploring the sites in the valley, or take a drive to the high country and experience the beauty of the park without another person in site. You can also take the opportunity to adventure to one of the many groves of giant Sequoia trees across the park.
In the summer employees can take advantage of rafting, hiking, rock climbing and more. In the winter we offer ice skating, skiing, snow tubing, and cross country skiing. There is something for everyone!
Yosemite is filled with individuals with the passion for hospitality, love for the outdoors, and are adaptable to community living. The ideal candidate for Yosemite is someone who is ready to experience new things, meet new people and have the adventure of a lifetime.
We are looking for the individual who can embrace the beauty of the park, be a steward for this land, and take a guest service approach in everything they do. Our employee's bond together as a community and support one another.
Be ready to work hard, play hard, and make friendships that will last a lifetime and memories for ever!
Room and Board
Housing rates vary based on position and the type of housing available.
If you are new to Yosemite, plan on very basic accommodations, including canvas tents and rustic cabins.
Room sizes vary between buildings and properties, however, for the most part, rooms are considered small and you will have 1-2 roommates. Please plan accordingly. All housing have limited storage.
We provide the basic furniture of a bed, dresser/locker, and bear boxes for food storage. You are required to bring your own linen and bedding. If you join us, we will send you a full packing list to help with your transition to the park.
We offer discounts on most food operations in the park and at grocery stores (exceptions apply). We also offer community kitchens for those who prefer to cook for themselves. We do offer a gym, activity center, laundry facilities, community center and more available to employees. Amenities vary based on your location in the park.
In the summertime, residents can apply to move into the Environmental Living and Learning Community (ELLC). This small neighborhood focuses on what it truly means to be steward of the land but conserving their energy and water usage. They bond together to teach others how to live sustainable lives in Yosemite National Park. (https://www.travelyosemite.com/employment/environmental-living-learning-community/)
The Employee Recreations department offers many free activities and facilities for current employees including:
Sponsored Events (free or minimal cost)
- Movie nights
- Sporting events
- Shopping Trips
- Holiday celebrations
- Sport leagues
- Day trips to local attractions
- Group Hikes
- Tie-dye nights and more!
A Wellness Center and Community Center
- Full-service weight room
- Yoga studio
- Computer lab
- Free Wi-Fi
- Movie rentals
- Ping pong tables
- TV and more!
In the winter season, we open The Carabiner, an employee and community restaurant and lounge for all to enjoy. This is open from Halloween to St. Patricks Day.
Additional employee perks include discounts in food & beverage outlets, retail & grocery stores, recreation activities and more. In addition, based on length of employment medical, dental, vision and other benefits are available.
Getting Here and Getting Around
If you are flying, there are a few airports approximately 2-5 hours away, including Fresno International Airport, Sacramento International Airport, and San Jose International Airport.
Public transportation from these airports is available at different rates; plan ahead as some trips can take up to 6 hours.
There are free shuttles that transport you around the Yosemite Valley, and a low-cost bus system for nearby communities. Tickets, routes and scheduled can be found at www.YARTS.com.
Employees are also welcome to drive to the park, but please note that parking is extremely limited, especially in the busy summer season. We encourage associates to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and walk to and from work. In addition, the park is set up with miles of bike paths, biking is highly encouraged.
Make sure to register with the Housing Department if you plan to bring your own vehicle.
If you want to experience it, we most likely have it in Yosemite! Not only does our employee recreation team host a variety of events for employees to participate in. But there are many other park partners which host unique events in the park such as art and craft events, tours, theatrical performances, wine and food events, photography classes and park clean up days.
Check out more on our website: https://www.travelyosemite.com/things-to-do/ranger-nature-programs/
How to Apply
For a complete list of positions with descriptions and our online application, click APPLY HERE below. Or visit our website at www.yosemitehospitalityjobs.com.
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.