Grand Canyon Railway - Xanterra Travel Collection

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Live, work, and explore in one of the most beautiful places on earth! The Grand Canyon Railway and Hotel is a year-round operation and hosts world-renowned Polar Express Event. Our resort property consists of a hotel, RV Park and kennel, two dining locations featuring a full buffet and a pub-style bar and dining room, and three retail locations.

The Grand Canyon Railway and Hotel is located in the beautiful mountain town of Williams, AZ, which is about 36 miles from Flagstaff, AZ, and 64 miles from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

About Grand Canyon Railway - Xanterra Travel Collection

As the primary concessionaire at the Grand Canyon Railway and Hotel, and a part of the Xanterra Travel Collection family, we invite you to live, work, and explore in one of the most beautiful places on earth! Our team members are part of a welcoming community who work hard, share a passion for the environment, and enjoy creating memorable experiences for guests. The Grand Canyon Railway and Hotel is a year-round operation, employing approximately 300 employees and approximately 100 seasonal employees in November through January for our world-renowned Polar Express Event.

Our resort property consists of a 298 room hotel, a 128 paved space RV Park and kennel, two dining locations featuring a full buffet and a pub-style bar and dining room, and three retail locations. In addition to our wonderful resort property, we operate full Train Mechanical and Train Engineering Departments. These departments are unique and offer specialized positions such as Train Engineer, Conductor, Carmen, Passenger Service Attendants, Train Mechanics, and a Steam Operators Program to name a few.

The Grand Canyon Railway and Hotel is located in the beautiful mountain town of Williams, AZ, which is about 36 miles from Flagstaff, AZ, and 64 miles from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.


COVID-19 Health & Safety Program: Learn more about how we are keeping our employees and guests safe.

The Employee Experience

Working at Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel allows you to brag that your life is better than a vacation with countless opportunities for adventure and life-changing experiences. Not only will you grow professionally, but you will also form lifelong friendships with people from all around the world. For a summer or for a career, working at the Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Our employees make countless personal connections and create everlasting memories for themselves and our guests.

Ideal Candidate

Our most successful team members have several things in common:

  • Adventurous nature: One of the bragging rights of working in a National Park is you get to say “I live where you vacation!” Through your many adventures, you’ll develop pride in being an ambassador of Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel.
  • Desire for community: You’ll find a sense of belonging living in a community and make lifelong friendships. Your friends, co-workers, and neighbors come from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Strong work ethic: From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the number of visitors and tour groups increases dramatically. Be ready to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Positive, contagious attitude
  • Longing for a more simple way of life: Able to embrace life without constant phone and internet connectivity

Room and Board

The Grand Canyon Railway and Hotel does not offer employee housing. The RV Park has a limited number of employee reserved spots.

Discounted employee rates are offered for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the Fred Harvey Restaurant for employees who are working. Cost of meals:

  • Breakfast: $4.00 + tax
  • Lunch: $5.00 + tax
  • Dinner: $7.00 + tax

Employees are offered the same meal options on the buffet as our guests.

Employee Perks

  • Free train rides on Grand Canyon Railway
  • Great discounts on lodging, retail, and dining at all Xanterra Properties
  • Free entry to Bearizona Wildlife Park
  • Planned activities and trips
  • Referral bonus
  • Lifetime friendships
  • Employee Learning, Development and Wellness Programs

Getting Here and Getting Around

Applicants are responsible for their own transportation. A personal vehicle is helpful to access the Park and surrounding areas on days off.

For Fun

Recreation

  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Camping
  • Photography
  • Wildlife viewing
  • River rafting

Nearby Attractions

  • Grand Canyon Railway
  • Grand Canyon National Park

Shopping/Movie Theater

  • Safeway
  • Dollar General
  • Family Dollar
  • Local Shops Downtown

How to Apply

Live, Work and Explore with the Grand Canyon Railway! Our application process is quick, easy, and mobile-friendly. Click on the apply now button to explore available positions.


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