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There's so much to love in Yosemite National Park – the ultimate outdoor playground – year-round. Be part of the Yosemite experience! Live, work, and play at historic properties like The Ahwahnee, Yosemite Valley Lodge, Wawona Hotel, Curry Village, White Wolf Lodge, Tuolumne Meadows and more! Expand your career, cultivate environmental stewardship, and explore your personal interests.
Located in Central California in the Sierra Mountains, 4 hours east of San Francisco. The idea of National Parks began here when Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Land Grant on June 30, 1864, during the Civil War. This was the first time the government signed the protection of public lands into public policy based on natural beauty and preservation for future generations.
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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 for work and play! 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. Remember to check back often as additional positions are posted!
Yosemite Hospitality is committed to the safety of our teams, clients and customers. From operations, and employee communities we are redefining the experience to meet safety guidelines while maximizing the seasonal experience. Aramark will continue to monitor available information and resources regarding COVID-19, including state and local law, and the following guidance may be modified as new information becomes available.
Here are a few things you can expect as a team member in addition to the Vaccination Requirement:
Contactless Interviews: All our interviews for all positions will be done via phone or video chat to ensure physical distancing.
Housing and Employee Communities: We have implemented a variety of practices to keep our team members safe including:
·Socially distant employee recreation programs
·Enhanced sanitation practices for all public areas and access to hand sanitizer across property
Employee Training: Extensive and detailed training on all safety policies and procedures for each team member during their onboarding and throughout the season.
Masks and Protective Equipment: Facial coverings and additional personal protective equipment are provided to all associates, based on your position.
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, ensure that your time in Yosemite will be memorable.
Our staff size varies 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 offering countless experiences including backpacking, stables, and winter sports. We pride ourselves in being a strong community and stewards of Yosemite National Park to help preserve our beautiful home.
Yosemite overflows with rich history and opportunities to try new things. You are surrounded by awe-inspiring views and iconic landmarks such as Half Dome, El Capitan, and Yosemite Falls. On days off, you can take advantage of the park by exploring the sites in the valley, take a drive to the high country to experience the beauty of the park without another person in sight, or venture 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 boasts a team with individuals who have a passion for hospitality, love for the outdoors, and adaptable lifestyle to community living and working. 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 individuals who can embrace the beauty of the park, be a steward for this land, and exemplify hospitality every day. Our employees create strong bonds as a community and support one another in everything they do.
Be ready to work hard, play hard, and make friendships that will last a lifetime and memories that will last forever!
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 such as canvas tents and rustic cabins.
Room sizes vary between buildings and properties: for the most part, rooms are considered small, and you will have one or two roommates. Please plan accordingly. All housing options 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. When 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). Community kitchens for those who prefer to cook for themselves. For those that prefer working out indoors instead of the outdoors, you have access to a gym and activity center. Laundry facilities, community center, and more are 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 a steward of the land, to conserve 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 Recreation Team 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, from Halloween to St. Patrick’s Day, we open The Carabiner, an employee and community restaurant & lounge for all to enjoy.
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 - 5 hours away. Most of our employees who choose to travel here by air fly into Fresno International Airport, Sacramento International Airport, San Jose International Airport, or Oakland 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 YARTS.com.
Employees are 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, as biking is highly encouraged and the most efficient way to travel in the spring and summer.
If you plan to bring your own vehicle, please bring your current registration to our Housing Office.
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 that host unique events in the park, such as arts and crafts 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 HERE.
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.