Crater Lake Hospitality

Crater Lake
Crater Lake Lodge
Boat tours at Crater Lake
Crater Lake Lodge (interior)
Crater Lake Lodge
Guest Room - Crater Lake Lodge
Crater Lake Lodge Retail Shop
Gorgeous view from hiking trail
Grab and Go Market
Patio at Crater Lake Lodge
Dining at Crater Lake
Phantom Ship Island on Boat Tour
Waterfall on hiking trail
Crater Lake Shuttle
Another view from hiking trail
Winter at Crater Lake
Hiking - Rim Trail

Perched high in Oregon’s beautiful Cascade mountains!

Crater Lake Lodge was built in 1915 to provide overnight accommodations for visitors to Crater Lake National Park the southwest rim of the Crater Lake caldera overlooking the lake 1,000 feet below. Crater Lake was formed thousands of years ago and is the deepest lake in the United States today.

Our operations are on the rim of the crater, overlooking Crater Lake and surrounded by mountains, in Southern Oregon.

About Crater Lake Hospitality

Come enjoy your summer working at Crater Lake National Park, a place where you can experience diverse wilderness in a setting of breathtaking beauty. Perched high in the Cascade mountains, Crater Lake’s stunning setting and unique topography make it an awe-inspiring place for you to explore.

More than 7,000 years ago, a fierce eruption shook the 12,000-foot-tall Mount Mazama, triggering the mountain's collapse. The area's Klamath tribes witnessed the volcano's eruption, and their histories include many stories about how Crater Lake and its features were created. At 1943 feet, Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States. That depth, combined with the water’s purity, gives the lake its remarkable deep blue color.

We offer you the opportunity to meet and work with people from around the world all with the great outdoors in your backyard. Whether you choose to fill your free time with hiking, biking, fishing, or with other employee activities, Crater Lake National Park offers an unforgettable experience. 

The Employee Experience

Live and work at Crater Lake National Park! In addition to living in such a beautiful place, you get to work with some of the nicest people you'll ever wish to meet while helping guests that travel from all over the world to visit Crater Lake. Join our team for a season and gain memories of great adventures and new friends to last a lifetime.

Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate is someone who believes in our mission to enrich and nourish lives. We value integrity and respect, a willingness to passionately serve our guests, and someone who is a self-starter with a strong work ethic. Successful employees are team players that recognizes each job is important and are those who step in where needed. We have a strong safety culture and need people who are responsible, outgoing and guest-oriented. Prior experience is not the most important thing - we are looking for people with outstanding customer service skills and a spirit of adventure who want to be inspired.

Room and Board

We provide three dormitory-style buildings with two to four occupants per room. Two dorms have individual or two rooms sharing an adjoining bathroom. The third building is older style with communal gender separated bath facilities. Dorm rooms are generally assigned geographically (within the park) according to work location. Please be prepared to share bedrooms and bathrooms with other employees. Crater Lake Hospitality provides the mattress, bed frame, and a cabinet to lock personal items in. Employees are asked to provide their own climate appropriate bedding. Please plan appropriately.

During the summer months, we also have limited RV spaces available.

We have two employee dining rooms and offer discounts at the food operations in the park. We also offer community kitchens for those who prefer to cook for themselves. We have a gym, laundry facility, and community space located in both dorm areas. Amenities vary based on your location in the park.

Employee Perks

  • Low-cost meals at employee dining rooms
  • No mandatory or automatic meal expense
  • Free WiFi in dormitories
  • Clean air, wildlife, and miles of hiking trails
  • Discounts on activities inside the park
  • Work alongside employees from varied cultures and countries
  • Planned adventures and activities 
  • Shopping trips into town 
  • DVD Rentals and book library
  • Competitive wages in a remote setting that provide a great opportunity for savings
  • Discounts in our gift store, general store, dining room, and deli
  • Discounts at other Aramark Parks and Destinations
  • Opportunity for transfer to other Aramark Properties
  • The experience of living and working in a beautiful national park!

Getting Here and Getting Around

If you are flying, you will need to fly into Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport(MFR). We will coordinate an employee shuttle from Medford to Crater Lake. We may not be able to pick you up immediately from the airport, so you may have to stay in a Medford-area hotel for the evening.

Public transportation is extremely limited to and from Klamath Falls via Amtrak shuttle, which operates late June through early October.

Employees are also welcome to drive to the park, but please note that parking can be limited in guest areas during the summer season. We will have an employee shuttle that runs from Mazama Village to Rim Village, but we encourage associates to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and walk to and from work.

*Cell reception in the park and surrounding areas is limited. Be sure to carry a map or GPS.

Be aware that the park's North Entrance is closed for about 7 months each year. It closes November 1 (or earlier, if there is significant snowfall). It opens sometime between mid-May and late June. The park's South Entrance and West Entrance are open year-round.

Make sure to register with the Housing Department if you plan to bring your own vehicle.

For Fun

  • Movie Night
  • Hiking Trips
  • Holiday Celebrations
  • Employee Appreciation Day
  • Out-of-Park Trips
  • Karaoke Night
  • Billiards & Ping Pong
  • Various other activities

How to Apply

For a complete list of positions with descriptions and our online application, click APPLY HERE below. Or visit our website at

International Students -We work with CIEE as our J1 visa sponsor. To learn more about opportunities for international students and begin the application process, please click here for the CIEE website.

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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