This week I have sent in five applications to various National Park concessionaires as temperatures start climbing into the 90’s and humidity levels inside the RV hit 70%. June 8th and the end of the renaissance festival is coming up fast.
I’m positively giddy. You see, to me working these kinds of jobs hardly feels like work, last year I had a good time at the Badlands and met some really great people. So it’s kind of like playing bingo or scratching off a lottery ticket, waiting to see which jaw-droppingly beautiful location gets back to me first. Except even better, because my chances are markedly increased compared to playing the lottery, and I don’t need to pay to enter.
Right now I’ve put in for two companies in the Grand Canyon, two at Yellowstone, and one at the Grand Tetons. I couldn’t tell you which I’d prefer at this point, they’re all neat in their own way.
Last year I sent in applications to three companies each in a different park and did interviews and was offered a job at all of them. I’ll be curious to see what the ratio looks like this time since I’m applying later. One would think most jobs would already be taken, but I remember at Cedar Pass we had several people not turn up or leave early. Either way it’ll be good information to have.
What about you, where are you headed this summer? The most tragic part of this whole process is that I must choose one park and there are so many great places to visit, so lets hear them!
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