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.
All positions are announced through USAJOBS, a nationwide federal announcement system operated by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). View Current Job Opportunities posted on USAJOBS for Mount Rainier National Park below.
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.
Work at Mount Rainier
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Scroll through to view various park jobs or click on a position title in the black menu bar to jump to that section. Positions are updated when they open for applications and more positions will be added over time!
Types of Employment
Other Employment Opportunities within the Park
The National Park Inn, Paradise Inn, and other guest facilities in the park, are operated under contract with a private concessioner, Mount Rainier Guest Services, Inc. For more information on job openings, contact Mount Rainier Guest Services, Inc..Three commercial climbing and mountaineering guide services operate at Mount Rainier. Contact these companies directly for information about employment opportunities:
Volunteer Opportunities at Mount Rainier
Those interested in volunteer work or unpaid internships can contact the park's Volunteer Program Manager by email or by phone at (360) 569-6567. The citizenship requirement does NOT apply to volunteers. Learn more about volunteering at Mount Rainier.
Current Job Opportunities
Last updated: August 21, 2023