The gate to Paradise at Longmire closes nightly.
Mon-Fri: Closes at 5:00 pm, depart Paradise no later than 4:30 pm to safely drive down the hill before the gate closes. Sat-Sun: Closes at 7:00 pm, depart Paradise no later than 6:30 pm. More »
The Snow Play area in Paradise is open on weekends and holidays.
The Paradise snow play area for sledding and sliding is open Sat-Sun, and on holidays. More »
Watch out for hazardous winter conditions!
As the amount of snow in the park increases, be aware of increased risk of Avalanches and Snow Immersion Suffocation. More »
Mount Rainier National Park employs approximately 125 permanent employees. Between May and September, the peak visitation season, up to an additional 175 temporary employees are hired. Temporary positions include laborers, maintenance workers, biological technicians, visitor use assistants who handle fees at entrance station and campgrounds, and park rangers. There are also a limited number of openings for clerical staff and trades and crafts professionals. United States citizenship is required for all positions.
PLEASE NOTE: The park does not have authority to accept applications for positions at all times. Applications can be accepted only in response to a specific vacancy announcement.
A term job is an appointment to a position that will last more than one year but not more than four years and that is of a project nature where the job will terminate upon completion of the project.
Term positions at Mount Rainier for which applications are currently being accepted:
All positions are announced through USAJobs, a nationwide federal announcement system operated by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
Eligibility criteria for employment under the Pathways Program is at the USAJobs Pathways Program page.
Temporary positions at Mount Rainier for which applications are currently being accepted:
Other Employment Opportunities within the Park
Volunteer Opportunities at Mount Rainier
Did You Know?
At Mount Rainier, winter snowfall is typically heaviest between the elevations of 5,000 and 8,000 feet. Paradise, at 5,420 feet, receives an average of 641 inches of snowfall (nearly 54 feet) every year, making it one of the consistently snowiest places on Earth of those where snowfall is measured.