Rainier Guest Services


Spend a summer in Paradise!

A season (or longer!) is an excellent way to work in an area of pristine mountain meadows, streams, canyons, lakes, rivers, old growth forests, and glaciers. Opportunities for hiking, backpacking, photography, and just soaking up the beauty are seemingly endless. Fit and committed employees can summit glacier-covered Mount Rainier, one of the premier mountaineering destinations in the United States.

The tallest volcano and the most glaciated mountain in the continental United States. World-famous fields of wildflow-ers. Record-breaking snowfall. Over two hundred miles of hiking trails. At least 150 waterfalls. Many dozens of beauti-ful alpine lakes. Old growth forest groves. All of these can be yours to explore.

Rainier Guest Services operates Paradise Inn, Jackson Visitor Center, National Park Inn, and Sunrise Day Lodge as an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service. Jobs are available in culinary, food service, gift shops, lodging, and support positions.

If you are looking for employment working on trails, in campgrounds, or at the entrance stations, you need to apply with the National Park Service.

Applicants are considered for all positions based on abilities, skills, and knowledge, and without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital or veteran status, physical or mental disability. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age when reporting for work to live in company-provided housing. All employees must show proof of eligibil-ity to work in the United States upon arrival to the park.



Paradise Inn and Jackson Visitor Center are at 5,400 feet elevation, Sunrise Lodge is at 6,400 feet. This can affect heart and respiratory conditions.

Due to abundant snowfall, deep snow on the ground is not uncommon in May and some-times into June. It can snow anytime of the year. Summer temperatures are typically moderate.

Employees work in a rustic mountain environment over 60 miles from a major city. Mod-ern services are limited. Cell phone signals are non-existent, and wi-fi is much slower than outside the park. Housing is basic, with several employees sharing each dorm room.

For many, these factors are part of the attraction. Please consider whether this lifestyle is for you.

The rewards include amazing hiking and backpacking, photo opportunities around every corner, a chance to experience a different pace of life, the opportunity to make lifelong friends from around the world, and the joy of living for months in a place that most only dream of visiting for a day or so.


For more details, check out the Employment Information Document here –> http://www.mtrainierguestservices.com/images/content/Employment-at-Mt-Rainier.pdf





About Rainier Guest Services

Rainier Guest Services has operated Paradise Inn, National Park Inn, Sunrise Day Lodge, and Jackson Visitor Center as an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service since 1974.