Xanterra Travel Collection

Live. Work. Explore. In some of the most beautiful places on earth!

At Xanterra, we are a welcoming community of employees who work hard, share a passion for the environment and enjoy creating memorable experiences for our guests in some of the most beautiful places on earth. We are the largest concessionaire of lodges, restaurants and retail stores in National Parks across the United States and offer opportunities in all areas of hospitality.

From Going-To-The-Sun Road in Glacier National Park to an Oasis in Death Valley National Park to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and multiple epic locations in-between, we get to live, work and explore where others vacation. Many Xanterra locations are very remote and somewhat isolated from the "outside" world, which is what we love about getting to live there!

About Xanterra Travel Collection

Xanterra Travel Collection is the largest operator of lodges, restaurants and retail stores in national parks in the United States, and also operates a luxury cruise line, a railway, hotels and resorts, and tour operations. 

Whether it's a hotel overlooking the Old Faithful geyser, a four diamond resort on a natural oasis in the desert or a store along the highest paved roadway in the US, working at any one of our locations can be the experience of a lifetime. Our employees can create everlasting memories, life-long friendships and help make each guest visit to our national treasures a cherished memory. 

The Employee Experience

While the details of the adventure may vary depending on which destination you live and work, the overall experience will remain the same. Visit each of our property's pages to learn more about the unique adventure available: 

National Parks

  • Glacier National Park, Montana
    • Live in Glacier National Park, amongst more than 1 million acres of largely wilderness area. We are surrounded by rugged mountain vistas, alpine meadows and lakes, glacial valleys, more than 1000 plant species, and hundreds of animal species.
    • Learn More & Apply Online
  • Grand Canyon National Park - South Rim, Arizona 
    • Live along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, at a 7,000 ft elevation in the Ponderosa Pine Forest. Explore over 700 miles of hiking trails in the inner canyon of one of the world's seven natural wonders.
    • Visit our CoolWorks Page
    • Learn More & Apply Online
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota
  • The Oasis at Death Valley National Park, California
    • One of the world's most dramatic desert landscapes - a place of shifting sand dunes, multi-hued rock formations, and hidden canyons – you’ll wake before dawn to watch the rugged mountains turn pink with the sunrise and watch star-filled skies at night.
    • Visit our CoolWorks Page
    • Learn More & Apply Online
  • Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
    • Travel along the backbone of the Continental Divide on the nation's highest paved roadway, which leads through some of the country's most scenic wilderness. Live amongst five distinct ecosystems, majestic mountain ranges, emerald lakes, ethereal waterfalls, lush valleys and abundant wildlife. 
    • Learn More & Apply Online 
  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
    • Live in America's first National Park! Our backyard is made up of 2.2 million acres of designated wilderness area, where wildlife roam free and the mountains cut profiles into the clear, clean skies.
    • Visit our CoolWorks Page 
    • Learn More & Apply Online
  • Zion National Park, Utah
    • Live in a place that is named after peace and refuge. As a sanctuary with over 146,000 acres of cliffs, canyons, diverse plant and animal life, and uninterrupted beauty, Zion is well-named.
    • Learn More & Apply Online

Trains, Hotels, Resorts, Tours & Cruises

  • Cedar Creek Lodge, Montana
  • Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel, Arizona
  • The Grand Hotel, Arizona
  • The Oasis at Death Valley Resort, California
  • Vermont Bicycle Tours, Country Walkers, CW Safaris, Vermont
  • Holiday Vacations, Wisconsin
  • Windstar Cruises, Washington

Corporate Office
Located in Greenwood Village, Colorado, just 10 miles south of downtown Denver, our corporate office is home to Xanterra’s executive team, as well as Accounting, HR, Sales & Marketing, IT, Legal, Retail, Risk, and Sustainability departments and staff that provide support to all our operations. https://www.xanterra.com/who-we-are/careers/

Ideal Candidate

Do you want to live and work in a destination that others dream of visiting? Perhaps you want to be on a team of coworkers from all over the world? Does a productive day of hard work give you a sense of accomplishment? Do you want to help make our guests dream vacations come to life? If so, we may be the perfect fit for each other. 

The ideal Xanterra employee has a strong work ethic, desire for community, adventurous nature and a positive contagious attitude. Xanterra's workforce encompasses individuals from across the country and around the world. With the millions of guests who visit our parks each year, we rely on the positive attitude and solid work ethic of everyone on our team! 

Recruiting and hiring seasons vary by property. Applicants who are flexible about job choices and are available for the entire length of an operating season are given priority. We are especially in need of employees who can work Spring through Fall (April/May - September/October). 

While our work locations are in some of the most beautiful places on earth, it means we often trade the convenience of living in a city for a much simpler way of life. This means that internet is available, but spotty, and cell-service is sometimes non-existent. If you're not afraid of a simpler way of life and spending less time staring at a screen - or better yet, if this excites you, then we should talk.

Room and Board

Employee housing facilities vary by location but are generally dormitory-style facilities with communal bathrooms. Dormitory housing is very basic and sometimes rustic. Most dormitory housing is located within walking distance to work - yes that means our employees live and work IN the Grand Canyon or IN Glacier National Park, for example. Living and working in a community is a very unique experience - our employees live, work and explore together. 

Housing for couples is limited and available only when the company employs both individuals. Pets are not allowed in company housing. RV spots are also available at most Xanterra locations. Most Xanterra properties also have an Employee Dining Room that serves a variety of meal options. Employee housing and meals are provided at a discounted cost for employees. 

Getting Here and Getting Around

Generally employees are responsible for providing their own transportation to the immediate area (by flight, car, train or bus), and a shuttle can be reserved to transport to employee housing. Visit each destination's FAQ section on their webiste or inquire in the interview process about specific arrival details. 

Having a car is not necessary, but is optional. There are limited shuttles available which provide transportation into town and to surrounding areas. 

For Fun

Xanterra employees not only get free national park passes, they have endless opportunities to hike, bike, climb, camp and explore in some of the most amazing places in the world - right in their own backyard. Many of our locations have a recreation department which offers recreational activities for employees like soccer matches, olympics, game nights, movie nights, guided hikes and more. Employee Recreation Centers also offer TV, internet, computers, board games, books and games like pool tables or foosball. Depending on the specific location, Xanterra employees are also able to take advantage of other local benefits - rafting, horseback riding, canyoneering and more. During your interview process, inquire about the specific recreation activites available at that location. 

How to Apply

We invite you to apply using our online application system, which gives you the ability to view open positions at any of our locations and apply for up to five positions. The application system allows you to create a unique user ID and password so that you complete the online application form only one time. Applicants can use these to apply for new jobs or update their application at any time. Once you have completed the application process, you will receive an email that confirms receipt of your application, the date that the application expires, and your user ID and password for future use.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, not all applications will be considered, nor will all applicants receive a response. If one of our recruiters is interested in your application you will be contacted by that property directly. If you are an individual with disabilities and require accommodation, of if you are having difficulty using our website to apply for employment, please contact the corporate Human Resources department at (303) 600-3400.

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