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Applications Now Open for 2021! Come out to Grand Teton National Park for a summer work adventure, and leave with an experience of a lifetime to brag about!
For a summer or for a career, employment with Grand Teton Lodge Company and Flagg Ranch provides a unique living opportunity and gratifying work experience in one of the most beautiful and rugged landscapes in the world.
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About Grand Teton Lodge Company and Flagg Ranch Company
Grand Teton Lodge Company/ Flagg Ranch Commitment to Employees:
This year, more than any before, people want to be outside, they want to escape, they want to explore new territories and be open to new discoveries in nature and life. The National Parks are one of America's greatest ideas and there is no better way to experience them, than spending an entire summer in one.
Our vision for the 2021 summer season is to deliver that Experience of a Lifetime, and the health and safety of our employees and our guests remains a top priority for our company. We want to reiterate that we will continue to comply with all applicable state and federal laws as we closely monitor the data and the constantly changing landscape as it relates to COVID-19. We look forward to ensuring we are able to both Have Fun and Be Safe this upcoming summer. | Learn More
Grand Teton Lodge Company (GTLC) is a premier summer resort destination. Grand Teton Lodge Company offers a variety of activities for both guests and employees ranging from scenic raft tours, horseback rides and marina activities.
Grand Teton Lodge Company is located in the heart of Grand Teton National Park. One of GTLC's sister properties, Headwaters Lodge & Cabins at Flagg Ranch (FRC) is located on the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway right between Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park. Both companies provide services to millions of guests each summer at our various locations.
As an employee of GTLC or FRC, you are also an employee of Vail Resorts which can provide you with opportunities to work and play in some of the world's most iconic locations, for a season or a career. Within our organization, you will work side by side with people from all over the United States and the world - individuals who share your excitement and your passion for guest service and the outdoors. Our employees play an integral role in creating exceptional experiences and ensuring our guests have a true Experience of a Lifetime, making our resorts premier destinations for travelers from around the world.
Grand Teton Lodge Company Properties:
Each of our properties has their own personality. Find out more by clicking the links below:
The Employee Experience
Hear what our associates are saying about being part of the Grand Teton Lodge Company team....
"If you are a college student seeking adventure, I definitely recommend working for GTLC this summer! Every day was a bucket list day in Grand Teton National Park while I worked there. How many college kids say they got to go cliff jumping after work?!" Charlotte, Louisiana, Colter Bay Marina
"Living and working in Grand Teton National Park has elevated my life and is truly an experience unlike any other. Some of my most incredible friendships and fondest memories were formed during my time spent there. Some of my favorites were kayaking in lakes at the base of the dramatic mountains, hiking the most stellar trails I’ve ever been on, backpacking with incredible people and star gazing with tremendous views of the Milky Way. Living in the park is an inspiring journey that has made me more mindful, appreciative and passionate about life." Stephanie, Connecticut, Flagg Ranch
"What I liked was the sense of community the work brought. We were a small department who saw each other every day, but beyond that, the 500 or so seasonal employees all lived in the same village in the national park so there was a close bond between all of us." Jeremy, Ohio, Jackson Lake Lodge
"I really enjoyed living in a different place, meeting guests from all around the United States and from around the world. I also had the opportunity to do a lot of hiking and backpacking while I was there, which is an activity I enjoy sharing with other people." Rachael, New York, Colter Bay Village
If you are looking for an experience of a lifetime that you'll talk about for years to come, and can in turn provide exceptional experiences for our guests, we want you to join the team. If you are self-motivated, hardworking, and engaging, join us!
Room and Board
Housing: Grand Teton Lodge Company and Flagg Ranch Company offers different housing options across all our five properties. The most common option is a dorm. Housing for married couples is available.
RV: There are a limited number of employee RV spaces available for a minimal daily charge covering water, electricity and sewage hook-ups. Pets are allowed in personal RVs, although not allowed in the dormitory accommodations.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are served daily in the employee cafeteria and is included within the cost of the "Room & Board Fee" (for more information on the Room & Board Fee, please refer to the "Employee Perks" section).
Payment for housing and meals is a payroll deduction from bi-weekly paychecks. This low-cost deduction covers meals, your dorm room and all associated utilities.
- FREE National Park Pass to Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
- FREE Participation in guest activities: Horseback rides, kayak and boat rentals, lake cruises & scenic raft tours, 200 miles of hiking trails and THE greatest perk ever – living in one of the most picturesque national parks!
$100/week "Room & Board" fee which covers:
- 3 meals/day in the employee cafeteria including bag lunches
- Shared Dormitory Housing*
- Linens: pillow, pillowcase, sheets, blankets and towel
- all utilities (heat, water, electricity, garbage & sewer)
- FREE Laundry facilities (must bring own detergent)
- FREE Employee Shuttle Services throughout the park and to town
- FREE access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - Onsite counselor
- Complimentary WiFi**
- Complimentary use of Recreation halls and Employee Gym (Climbing Wall)
- Facilitated Employee Recreation Activities (ex. hikes, softball, volleyball & discounted group events to local attractions)
- Discounts of up to 20% "off retail" in our Gift Shops
- Discounts in Jackson with Employee I.D.
- "Mid-season" and "End of Season" Employee Parties
- Opportunities to work for our sister Vail Resort Properties for their winter season.
*The Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club provides discounted housing and there is no Room & Board Fee at this resort.
** WiFi unavailable at Flagg Ranch
Getting Here and Getting Around
Plane: As the only commercial airport located in a National Park, Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) is a "one of a kind" way to arrive to your new summer home. Grand Teton Lodge Company offers free employee pick-up from the JAC airport. As our shuttle system runs on a loop, it may be a little bit before our driver arrives to pick you up, but we encourage that you enjoy the fresh mountain air and gorgeous landscape while you wait.
Bus: We offer shuttle pick-up from the bus stop in Jackson, WY for those employees who choose to travel by bus. Flying directly into SLC and taking the Express Shuttle is a great way to a save a few dollars. Salt Lake Express and Mountain State Express buses pick up in many locations in Utah, Idaho and Wyoming and arrive in Jackson, Wyoming.
Car: Any employee is welcome to bring his or her own vehicle. There is no additional cost for having a vehicle on property and there is plenty of parking space. Depending on where you are coming from, the drive can be lengthy and typically includes areas without cell phone reception. Please be safe, and plan accordingly.
Once on property: Grand Teton Lodge Company offers an employee shuttle which travels between our properties in the park and additionally down to the town of Jackson. All employees are able to utilize the shuttle at no additional cost.
The closest “large” cities are one or more hours away and include Jackson Wyoming, Idaho Falls, Idaho and Salt Lake City, Utah.
Have you seen this place? Seriously, search for Grand Teton National Park online and see for yourself. We work hard, but we also encourage you to get out and explore the park as much as you can. Not to mention, Yellowstone National Park is our neighbor.
The Green Team program allows you to give back to Grand Teton National Park by volunteering to help clean up trails, restore historical cabins and preserve the place you call home. As a company, we really care about the environment and sustainability. Check out some of our initiatives.
Planned employee events include: parties, camping, hiking, movie nights, bingo, kayaking, park tours, raft trips, horseback rides, lake cruises, employee 4th of July parade, softball games and more!