Employment Opportunities in Crater Lake

7,700 years ago, Mount Mazama began to erupt. The mountain continued having violent eruptions over the next several hundred years. The remaining shell of rock collapsed and as the millennia passed, rain and snow filled the almost-2,000 foot deep caldera and created the beautiful, bright blue lake we see today. Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States. The water is so pure you can actually drink from it! Crater Lake National Park is home to unique lifeforms such as the Crater Lake Newt. The Park offers hiking, camping, and fishing opportunities. Crater Lake is a Night Sky destination – employees are encouraged to witness one of the darkest skies in the United States. Many tourists come here just to see the stars. It is a beautiful, peaceful Park and is ideal for those applicants who are looking to take a break from the busy world to enjoy a peaceful and reflective summer.

Established in 1902, Crater Lake now serves approximately 700,000 guests per year. Xanterra is the primary concessioner and provides services for 3 retail outlets, the Lodge, 40 cabins, 3 dining facilities, tour boats, a fuel station, and a large campground. We operate two locations within the park: Rim Village and Mazama Village. Crater Lake is a very remote location situated between 6,000-7,000 feet above sea level. The Park does not currently have cell phone service and is about 70 miles from the nearest medical facility. Transportation options are limited. This Park is best suited for nature lovers. Crater Lake is surrounded by many opportunities for outdoor adventures like whitewater rafting, zip lines, caving, waterfalls, and more. Our Recreation Department facilitates employee trips within the park as well as to our beautiful surrounding areas.

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Working Together with Xanterra Travel Collection

Xanterra is the largest National Park concessionaire and we recruit employees from all over the United States. At Crater Lake, we are proud to partner with CIEE in the Work and Travel program for J-1 visa students. Over 250 employees make up our wonderfully diverse staff. Applicants interested in joining the Crater Lake team should follow the link above to apply online.

Dormitory housing is available and is charged via payroll deduction. Housing is limited; roommates are guaranteed and are assigned by gender. Couples housing is limited and only available if both individuals are employed by Xanterra at Crater Lake. Pets and individuals under 18 are not permitted in Park housing. A very limited number of RV sites are available. RVs must be self-contained and 30 amps or less. Large RVs will not fit in most of the sites. A bonus is extended to employees who complete their seasonal agreement.

Contact Us

Human Resources
Phone: 541-594-2255 Ext 3700
Fax: 541-594-1172