Jobs at Yosemite Park

Yosemite National Park encompasses approximately 1,200 square miles. The area is well known for its scenic waterfalls.

Visitors to the area can also see majestic valleys and meadows, as well as giant sequoias.

The park is open to visitors on a year-round basis. The peak season for visitors is during the months of June, July and August and almost 4 million people visit the area annually. No reservations are required to visit the Park, but visitors who are planning to stay overnight are asked to make a reservation.

Employment at Yosemite National Park

Delaware North Companies Parks and Resorts is the contractor responsible for hiring staff to work at Yosemite National Park. Over 1660 guest rooms, 19 retail stores and 25 food and beverage service locations need to be staffed. The company also hires workers for other functions at Yosemite, including positions in:

  • Employee Housing
  • Maintenance
  • Office Administration
  • Transportation
  • Warehousing

Spring and summer employment opportunities are available at the park. Candidates who are interested in entry-level work must be able to meet the following requirements:

  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Able to stand and walk for extended periods of time (including in inclement weather)
  • Available for various shifts
  • Able to communicate with guests at the Park in a professional manner

A person who is hired to work in a specific position at Yosemite National Park may be required to work for up to six months at a time.

Types of Positions Available at Yosemite National Park

  • Bartender
  • Bell Person
  • Busperson
  • Bus Washer & Fueler
  • Cashier
  • Cook
  • Custodian
  • Electrician
  • Gardener
  • Host/Hostess
  • Hotel Porter
  • Ice Rink Attendant
  • Laborer
  • Lifeguard
  • Mechanic Helper
  • Office Clerk
  • Painter
  • Parts Clerk
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Plumber
  • Rafting Attendant
  • Security Officer
  • Service Person
  • Ski Instructor
  • Slope Attendant
  • Stable Person

How to Apply for a Job at Yosemite National Park

Individuals interested in applying for a job at Yosemite National Park can fill out an application form online. Before applying, all candidates are asked to read and agree to the provisions contained in the Guest Service Promise Commitment. All applicants are asked to commit to a minimum of 12 weeks of employment if hired.

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