The gate to Paradise at Longmire closes nightly at 5:00pm.
Departing Paradise no later than 4:30 pm is recommended to safely drive down the hill before the gate closes. More »
The Snow Play area in Paradise is CLOSED until further notice.
Snow play opening has been delayed due to below normal snow depth. As of December 18, 2013 snow depth is 59% of normal, much lower than the required amount needed to safely open snow play at Paradise. 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?
In June 1945, President Harry Truman visited Mount Rainier National Park, dined at the Paradise Inn and played a song on the Inn's piano. This piano and other notable items are preserved today in the Paradise Inn, part of an effort to maintain the park's rich historic legacy. More...