Explor Crater Lake

Crater Lake Lodge exterior
Crater Lake Lodge Deck View
Winter at Crater Lake
Rim Village
Mazama Cabins

If you're ready for the adventure of a lifetime, join our team and venture up!

Interested in unique workplaces? Passionate about meeting people from around the globe? Want to experience the most spectacular lake in the country? We have the spot for you!  Join our Crater Lake team where you will receive competitive pay and benefits, career development programs and a great work experience!

Crater Lake inspires awe. The lake was formed over 7,700 years ago, when a violent eruption triggered the collapse of a tall peak. The lake is fed by rain and snow, is the deepest lake in the USA and one of the most pristine on Earth. You will gaze in wonder at its blue water and stunning setting atop the Cascade Mountain Range.

About Explor Crater Lake

Welcome to Explor Crater Lake, affiliate of ExplorUS, a National Park Concessioner for more than 30 years.  Whether you are seeking adventure in the national parks, national forests, state park marinas or a variety of other amazing places in the U.S., you should consider joining our team.  Our #1 goal is to provide extraordinary experiences to our employees while offering competitive pay and benefits.

At Crater Lake, we offer careers in multiple areas of hospitality such as retail, lodging, operations, marina, maintenance, food service and environmental.

Join our team at Crater Lake and get ready to EXPLORE!

The Employee Experience

What's your adventure?  Crater Lake employs people from around the world yearning to work in one of the most scenic landscapes available. You can expect to become part of a team of dedicated employees who continually strive to provide extraordinary experiences to all visitors of the Park. When you play a role in creating great memories for others, you create them for yourself too.  That's part of the adventure!

Explor Crater Lake believes in providing an environment where team members enjoy going to work as much as they value their downtime. We won't intrude on your days off but we will provide fun and engaging activities so you can get to know others and the area where you'll be living and working. The greatest adventure you'll have is up to you. Crater Lake will simply provide the environment for you to create it.

Ideal Candidate

Explor Crater Lake LLC believes in creating work and play environments where lasting friendships are built and meaningful experiences turn into amazing memories.

If you are willing to:

  • Be part of a well-trained team focused on delighting the guests
  • Honor the work schedules and be a strong contributor to the success of Crater Lake
  • Be a team player who appreciates working in a spectacular location
  • Work every day to reach your potential

You will thrive in our company and experience the adventure of a lifetime!

Room and Board

Explor Crater Lake LLC offers employee housing in three dormitory-style buildings within the park. Dorm rooms will generally be assigned within the park according to work locations. You will enjoy some new furnishings and other room upgrades that will remind you of home.

Amenities will vary based on your location in the park but generally there will be two to four occupants per room and shared bathrooms. We offer meals at our employee dining rooms as well as community kitchens for those who prefer to prepare their own food. 

There are different weekly fee levels based on job titles with discounts for manager and lead positions.  HR will fill you in during the interview process.  Rates are extremely low and include room and board.  

Employee Perks

Working and living at Crater Lake is an amazing experience and we want to ensure that our employees are able to have the best adventure while they are here.

As an Explor Crater Lake team member, you will enjoy:

  • Competitive wages and benefits
  • Discounts on most retail items and meals in the Park
  • Dorm rooms located in an amazing Park location
  • Working for an employer deeply committed to protecting the environment and providing a great work experience for all associates
  • Planned team-building activities, shopping trips and more 

Getting Here and Getting Around

If you are flying to Oregon you will need to fly into Rogue Valley International - Medford Airport (MFR) We will help coordinate an employee shuttle from the airport to Crater Lake. 

You are also welcome to drive to the park, but keep in mind parking may be limited during the summer season. 

Limited public transportation is available using Amtrak shuttles, which operate from late June through early October. Be sure to check the schedules if this is your planned method of transportation.  

While working at the Park we will have shuttle services available to take you to your work location as well as have planned activities that will take you into nearby communities. 

For Fun

As a Crater Lake team member, you will enjoy opportunities to:

  • Experience hiking adventures around the area
  • Participate in shuttle excursions to shop in nearby towns
  • Participate in planned events for associates such as game nights, themed activity nights, star gazing, movie nights, rafting, ziplining and so much more.

In other words, you won't be bored, and you won't run out of things to do on your days off!  We'll make sure of that!

How to Apply

Apply online via the link below.

We're looking forward to welcoming you to the team! 

Contact Explor Crater Lake