Vermilion Valley Resort
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Our 2019 Season runs from early June through late September or mid-October.

  • Tent Cabin/Shower Building Upkeep

    Edison Lake - Sierra National Forest, California
    $520.00 / week + tips

    Self-starting, inter-active individual that is able to work closely with our primary housekeepers for our small but busy back-country lodge. This position begins late May and will go into Sept/Oct. You will be assigned to maintaining the Tent Cabin area as well as the hiker shower building and laundry; this position could include shuttling hikers by vehicle to various trailheads around the area, so, valid drivers license, ability to drive a manual transmission and age over 25 required. While taking ownership of those responsibilities you must be able to work independently of supervision, and maintain your area. You will report to the on-duty store manager. Our employees take pride in their positions which requires a good can-do and collaborative work attitude.

    This position is responsible for: 5 - tent cabins, hiker hostel tent, and shower/restroom building.

    Bonus: Tips collected throughout the resort/restaurant are shared by all employees.

    $25.00 per week worked season end contract fulfillment bonus is added to existing wages.

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  • Outside Grounds and Light Maintenance

    $550.00 / week + tips

    We need an experienced individual to handle multiple maintenance chores in and around our facility and grounds. You will be part of a 4-person team. This position has a varying amount of tasks; they could include watercraft rentals, grounds upkeep, minor plumbing, painting and building projects, daily trash collection, running the wood splitter etc. This is an active and physical position, you must be able to thrive at 7700’ in elevation and the maintenance position will work into mid October. You will be asked to engage with our hikers and regular guests so, we look for excellent customer service skills, a positive attitude and good energy. The Vermilion Valley Resort functions completely off the grid. We have two large diesel generators that furnish our electricity, water is pumped from our well and sewage is handled by multiple septic systems. So, The ability to take direction from senior staff, assist in diagnosing problems, prioritize and handle critical pressure situations should be part of your work personality. Any background in construction, plumbing, electrical and or a mechanical aptitude is a plus.

    Pay is $550.00 per week.  With a $25.00 bonus per weeks worked for successful completion of seasonal contract.

    Bonus: Tips gathered from all Departments including restaurant are shared equally among all employees.

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  • Lead Line Cook & Prep Assistant

    Edison Lake - Sierra National Forest, California
    $15.00 / hour + tips

    Spend the summer at Vermilion Valley Resort! Nestled in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Mountains between Yosemite and Kings Canyon national parks. Our scenic and rustic restaurant features a full menu offering the cooks creative license and input for our menu. We feed hikers from around the world with daily specials, hand-cut steaks, healthy cuisine and hearty breakfasts, we also stock the best selection of micro-brews in the Sierra.

    Employees must be able to thrive in an off the grid location, work through September (some positions can go into mid Oct), and most importantly; work and play well with others. The Vermilion Valley resort is rated a #1 stop on the JMT and is a top layover spot for the PCT thru-hikers which requires our staff to have excellent customer service skills. We hire those with a positive attitude and an enthusiastic approach toward cooking.

    Currently we have a need to fill 2 positions:

    Seasoned line cook
    Prep/cook apprentice

    Skills and Job Requirements:

    • Ideal candidates will have working knowledge of all line positions: grill, broil, fry, pantry, as well as egg skills.
    • Ability to cook and plate 50 to 60 covers per shift.
    • Ability to create lunch and dinner specials.
    • Ability to take charge of kitchen on head chef days off.
    • Responsible for proper food handling and storage practices to ensure food safety.
    • Takes direction well and can execute head cooks food style.
    • Self-motivated with good positive can-do energy. Must have the mature personality to work through normal kitchen issues. (collaboration among other staff members is key in this kitchen)


    • 5 day work week, 2 consecutive days off to explore the John Muir Wilderness, Yosemite & Kings Canyon National Parks, and all that the golden state has to offer.
    • Bonus: All lodge tips are shared equally among all employees.
    • Pay Scale 14.50 - $17.00 hr. (Lead Cook)


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How to Apply

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