FREE HOUSING available for the 2022 season! Dates vary by location – talk to a recruiter for details.

Frequently Asked Questions

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GETTING HIRED

Click the large green “Search Jobs” button to go our job board. From there, you can see open positions or use the filters to search for specific locations or departments. Click on the job post to see the full description and click “Apply Now” to apply. You’ll be prompted to create an account where you can apply for jobs and view your application(s) status.

Yes! We encourage you to apply to all positions and locations of interest.

Yes, please put your friend or partner’s name on your application to help with position and location assignments.

Required skills and work experience vary by role. Xanterra hires a wide variety of positions and there are many entry-level positions where no prior experience is necessary.

Flexibility with open positions and availability with start and end dates will make your application stand out. We also look for a solid work ethic, positive attitude, openness to new experiences, passion for the outdoors and environment, and pride in being an ambassador for our country's national treasures.

Interviews are conducted by phone. Most interviews are scheduled within a week of applying.

Yes, please discuss any location preferences with your recruiter.

We hire both seasonal and year-round employees. Opportunities vary by location.

Depending on location and position, you may be subject to pre-employment drug testing.

Yes. Xanterra conducts pre-employment background checks. Depending on the position, background checks may also include a motor vehicle record check.

You must show original documentation to provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States. International hiring is available exclusively to currently enrolled international university students. Application and visa sponsorship must come directly from one of our partner agencies to be considered for employment. Some partner agencies include:

  • CIEE
  • CCUSA
  • Aspire Worldwide
  • Intrax
  • Interexchange
  • Janus

No, Xanterra does not cover relocation expenses. However, most locations provide transportation to the park from a nearby predetermined location (i.e., airport).

Minimum age requirements vary by location depending on the state’s labor laws. However, you must be 18 or older to live in employee housing.

HOUSING & MEALS

Yes, all locations have employee housing. The type of employee housing ranges from shared dormitories to cabins to RV sites. Options, availability, and pricing varies by location.

Free housing is available across our properties for the 2022 season. See exact dates below:
• Yellowstone National Park through 10/19/2022.
• Glacier National Park through 10/19/2022.
• Mount Rushmore National Memorial through 10/19/2022.
• Rocky Mountain National Park through 10/26/2022.
• Zion National Park through 12/14/2022.
• Grand Hotel at the Grand Canyon through 12/21/2022.
• Grand Canyon National Park - South Rim through 12/21/2022.
• Oasis at Death Valley National Park through 12/21/2022.

*Due to limited employee housing, free housing is not available at the Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel.

Most employee housing is dormitory style with common rooms and communal restrooms. Each dorm room and shared cabin accommodates 2-4 people.

Dorm room features vary by location, but most include a bed, nightstand, closet, and shared bathroom. All employees in dorm housing are on meal plans and have access to microwaves in the employee dining rooms. Most locations do not allow cooking in dorms however, some locations may allow for microwaves or small refrigerators in dorm rooms.

Yes, most locations have employee RV sites available at discounted rates. Some locations require RVs to be self-contained so ask your recruiter about the RV requirements and availability for your location.

Yes. If you are traveling with someone or know someone who will also be working at your property, you can request that person as your roommate. Roommates are determined by what rooms are available at that time. We are unable to guarantee any specific living requests, but our staff will do everything they can to accommodate your request.

Couples' housing is limited, and requests can be made on your job application or through Human Resources. Please include your significant other’s name on your application if you are applying together.

Room and utilities are included in the housing cost.

Due to the remote locations of the national parks, cell phone reception and internet are limited. Wi-Fi is available in the common areas but may be slower than what you are accustomed to.

Employee meals are offered in the Employee Dining Room (EDR). Meals are served cafeteria-style and include a hot entrée, side dishes, sandwiches, salads, fruits, cereals, and beverages.

Vegetarian options are available. Restrictive dietary needs (strict vegetarian, vegan or allergy-related) may not be able to be accommodated.

Yes, employee vehicles are permitted. It is not necessary to bring a car as most employee housing is located within walking distance of job location. However, a car allows more flexibility during your time off.

No, pets are not allowed in the employee dorms. Locations may allow service animals with proper documentation. Pets are allowed in RV sites.

Only employees are allowed to live in employee dormitory housing. Some locations offer family housing and RV sites that allow non-employees and kids in those designated areas.

Medical services, pharmacies, post offices and banking services are available at most locations. Since each location offers different services, your recruiter will be able to provide more information about what services are available at your location.

Yes. If hired, you will be provided with a mailing address to receive mail and packages.

ON THE JOB

Oasis at Death Valley National Park – Open Year-Round
Grand Canyon National Park – Open Year-Round 
Glacier National Park – Open May through September 
Mount Rushmore National Memorial - Open Year-Round 
Rocky Mountain National Park - Open May through October 
Yellowstone National Park - Open May through October; Winter Season late December through March
Zion National Park – Open Year-Round

Each location is open 7 days a week so weekend and evening shifts may be scheduled depending on your position. Work schedules are determined by department supervisors based on the location, season, and business needs so you will be expected to be as flexible as possible.

Uniforms vary by location and position. You will be provided with a list of items you may need to bring, such as black non-slip shoes for Food & Beverage staff. You will be provided with your uniform when you arrive.

EXPLORING & SOCIALIZING

With an iconic National Park in your backyard, there are many possibilities for adventure during your time off! Outdoor recreation, athletics, trips, tours, cultural events, seminars, and games are just some of the many options available. Many locations have employee recreation programs that plan fun activities for employees.

Join our private Facebook group: Xanterra Travel Collection Employees. You can also follow @XanterraLife on Instagram and TikTok to see what current Xanterra employees are up to at our locations.

Human Resources will reach out with other opportunities to connect with employees.