RESOURCES

Oxbow Bend, Snake River

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Many of us on the Cool Works team have experienced seasonal work from both sides, as employees and employers.  We’ve gathered these resources to help you find, encourage, and train staff; find a gig that’s right for you; connect with your tribe from Millennials to Older and Bolder, or simply learn more about seasonal work in the United States. Have a topic suggestion? Please contact us!

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Value Gained Through Volunteering

Job Seekers Guide

While some view volunteerism as an opportunity to “give back” to society, my experience as a volunteer changed the way in which I viewed the world and the way in which I wanted to interact. Volunteerism was a true gift, and an experience I would recommend again and again.

Retention Starts With Motivation

For Employers

A recruiting strategy is necessary, a retention strategy is crucial. You’ve worked hard to get them there and now you want to keep them there. The employees who are motivated, coached and mentored are the ones that will return as your department head managers and supervisors in future seasons.

If You Can’t Commit to a Full Season

Job Seekers Guide

Employers need staff to cover their entire season, so many will hire a combination of full season staff, early season staff and late season staff. In our experience, preference is given to those who can work the entire season – but there are plenty of short season opportunities out there as well.