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Located in the Grand Teton National Park along the shores of Jackson Lake, Signal Mountain Lodge is a special place to spend a summer.  Stunning mountain views, diverse local wildlife and tons of outdoor activities are just a part of the Signal experience.  Come join our tight knit community!  We offer positions in the Hospitality, Food & Beverage, Marina & Retail industries as well as Campground and operational support positions.

Welcome

Located in the Grand Teton National Park along the shores of Jackson Lake, Signal Mountain Lodge is a special place to spend a summer.  Stunning mountain views, diverse local wildlife and tons of outdoor activities are just a part of the Signal experience.  Come join our tight knit community!  We offer positions in the Hospitality, Food & Beverage, Marina & Retail industries as well as Campground and operational support positions.

The 411

Location
Grand Teton National Park, WY

Season
June 5th – Oct 18th

Industry
Lodging, Food & Beverage, Retail, Campground, Marina, Outdoor Adventure

Housing
Staff Housing

Meals
Employee Dining Room

The 411

Location
Grand Teton National Park, WY

Season
June 5th – Oct 18th

Industry
Lodging, Food & Beverage, Retail, Campground, Marina, Outdoor Adventure

Housing
Staff Housing

Meals
Employee Dining Room

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About Signal Mountain Lodge

Mission Statement

Signal Mountain Lodge strives to provide an exceptional National Park experience for both the park visitor and our staff.  Through our staff’s pride and dedication, we will give all park visitors attentive and outstanding service.

 

Signal Mountain Lodge

Signal Mountain Lodge is located on the shores of Jackson Lake in the heart of Grand Teton National Park and offers one of the most stunning views the park has to offer. With endless opportunities for outdoor adventures, a quality Employee Dining Room and managers who truly care about your success, it’s no wonder we have a staff return rate of 50% year after year. Our seasonal operation includes lodging, food and beverage, retail, a marina and a campground. We also operate Leek’s Marina & Pizzeria, which is 10 miles north of our main location, and Lizard Creek Campground 17 miles north of the main lodge.

Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park was first established in 1929 through the joint efforts of Horace Albright, Superintendent of Yellowstone National Park, and John D. Rockefeller, Jr., who after forming the Snake River Land Company, purchased most of the private land on the valley floor. Initially the park protected only the peaks; the valley area was later added as the Jackson Hole National Monument. In 1950, Congress passed a bill to incorporate the National Monument as part of the park. Today, Grand Teton National Park covers 485 square miles, is home to over 200 miles of hiking trails, and has some of the best rock climbing in North America.

Climate & Wildlife

Signal Mountain Lodge sits at an elevation of 6,749 feet and weather in the Jackson Hole area can be unpredictable. Employees typically encounter weather from all four seasons while working at SML. Another exciting element to Grand Teton National Park is the array of local wildlife and photography opportunities. Whether you’re into bears, moose, bird watching, or taking scenic pictures, it’s all right in our backyard!

 

 

Adventure & Activities

Recreation Within Your Reach

Recreational opportunities are a huge factor in choosing where to pursue seasonal employment. We know that how you spend your time off the clock has a monumental impact on your overall summer experience.

With outdoor activities from hiking trails to horseback riding outfitters at your fingertips, you will be hard pressed to find a place with a greater scope for your adventurous spirit than Signal Mountain Lodge.  Here is a list of some things you’ll be able to get in to:

 

Adventure & Activities

Recreation Within Your Reach

Recreational opportunities are a huge factor in choosing where to pursue seasonal employment. We know that how you spend your time off the clock has a monumental impact on your overall summer experience.

With outdoor activities from hiking trails to horseback riding outfitters at your fingertips, you will be hard pressed to find a place with a greater scope for your adventurous spirit than Signal Mountain Lodge.  Here is a list of some things you’ll be able to get in to:

Testimonials

Here’s what employees have to say about working at Signal Mountain Lodge

 

  • “I’ve had 5 seasonal jobs and this is the only company where the management really cares about their staff.”
    Sam, Texas
  • “Companies that work in national parks usually just try to maximize profits, but Signal is very different. I was impressed with the environmental commitment of the company; I was impressed with the quality of the ingredients bought both for employee food and customer food. There are so many great things about Signal and I’m happy to have experienced that for a season.”
    Ana, Pennsylvania
  • “Definitely would consider working at Signal Mountain Lodge again because of all the great managers, the fantastic food and the great employees to work alongside.”
    Gil, South Carolina
  • “Compared to other seasonals, SML is its own special gig. SML staff is family and we are all so spoiled! I loved the size of the property, the size of the staff, the EDR, the dorm amenities, employee discounts, the fun on the job, the activities of the park, and the laid back feel. I now see why everyone comes back to Signal and hope to come back again someday too.”
    Anonymous
  • “It’s a great family. I would come back.”
    Peter, Colorado
  • “HR was amazing. The perks were great. Management that came and helped were awesome. I loved management. You guys are seriously the best.”
    Ashley, Idaho
  • “I enjoyed the vibe of SML which is clearly set by upper management.”
    Meghan, Montana
  • “I love working at SML! Everything from the people I worked with to the the environmental programs and the Grand Tetons were all amazing!”
    Grant, Missouri
  • “My summer at Signal was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. The friendships, the adventures, and the environment are second to none. I hope this past summer is the first of many!”
    Tyler, Florida
  • “I would definitely consider working at SML again. It’s very evident that this company values and cares for their staff. The food and housing are both excellent, the location is beautiful, and the staff are wonderful.”
    Anonymous

Property Perks

We offer SML staff discounts on local attractions as well as discounts on a variety of goods and services on property.

  • Canoe and kayak rentals from the SML Marina  
  • Scenic float trips on the Snake River
  • Motorboat rentals
  • SML restaurants and Leek’s Pizzeria
  • Most Gift Shop purchases
  • Gasoline
  • Eco-friendly products at the General Store

Signal Mountain Lodge is proud to maintain great relationships with many local vendors and outfitters in the Jackson Hole area. Because of this, we can also offer our staff significant discounts on numerous services and attractions in the Jackson Hole area.

Employee Entertainment

The SML staff housing area includes the following amenities to keep you and your friends busy in your off time:

  • Volleyball court
  • Basketball court
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Gym
  • Disc golf baskets
  • Assorted lawn games
  • Common areas with movies, board games and satellite TV
  • Ping pong table

There’s also a great swimming beach on Jackson Lake just a short walk from the staff housing area as well as wireless internet throughout the staff housing area!

 

We also organize multiple on-site activities for employees all season long. 

  • Park Clean Up Days
  • Tie-dye Day
  • Milkshake Days
  • Annual Cooking Competition
  • Art Fair
  • Christmas in August
  • Staff Olympics
  • Pumpkin Carving
  • Staff Hikes
  • Staff BBQ’s
  • Intramural softball league against the Park Service and other concessionaires
  • Trips to Jackson, WY
  • Trips to Yellowstone

Employment Details

Hours & Wages

We offer both salary and hourly positions. Staff are paid on a biweekly basis. A typical work schedule consists of five days on and two consecutive days off – staff can expect to work seven to nine hours per scheduled shift.  Hours may vary depending on business levels. Some operations begin at 6:00 AM and are open as late as midnight. If you accept employment, you must be prepared to work a schedule prepared by your supervisor which may include Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays. You may also be required to work morning, evening, split shifts or a combination thereof. 

In addition to wages, Signal Mountain Lodge pays a bonus to staff based upon full completion of their work commitment. 

A room damage deposit is required. This deposit will be returned to you if your room is cleaned and in good condition and you have checked out properly.

Candidate Expectations

Our summer season runs from early May until mid-October. Applicants with the longest dates of availability are given first consideration, but we also offer opportunities for those with limited availability. We look for applicants with experience in retail, food services, and the hotel industry, but a genuine enthusiastic desire to work with the public is what will get you top consideration in our hiring process. We expect all applicants to possess a willingness to work hard and provide the very best guest service to all visitors.

Uniforms

Uniforms are required and will be partially provided by the company. A uniform deposit will be taken out of your first full paycheck and returned to you in your final paycheck provided that all uniforms and your name tag are returned in good condition.

 

“The rent was cheap, the food was good, and the family atmosphere was very real. I felt like all the upper management cared about me and wanted to get to know me. You all made this the best summer of my life. Thank you!”

-Olivia, Michigan

Room & Board

Housing

Our modern college-style staff dormitories are clean, comfortable and only a 5-minute walk from work! Normally, each staff member will share a dorm room and private bathroom with one other person, although the opportunity to room with two other people at a reduced housing rate may be available. Every room comes fully furnished and has a window, electric heater that you can adjust, private bathroom and shared closet space. We also have a limited number of employee RV spots. For those who prefer a quieter atmosphere, we offer a designated 24-hour quiet dorm.  Laundry facilities are provided free of charge.  Here are few more things to keep in mind:

  • No pets are allowed in the dormitories.
  • We have dorm staff and management present 24/7 to ensure that our staff housing areas remain safe and comfortable.
  • Our staff housing is 35 miles from the nearest town. Because of our remoteness, we may have fewer conveniences than you are accustomed to. However, part of the pleasure of working in a National Park is embracing the simpler lifestyle and natural surroundings.
  • Furniture items can vary, but we’re happy to provide additional items depending on availability.
    • Triple occupancy dorm rooms have one twin bed and one bunk bed.
    • Couples have the option to have two twin beds or one double bed.
  • Possession of firearms of any kind is prohibited.
  • Possession of illegal drugs is prohibited.
  • Non-employees are not allowed in staff housing areas unless registered with management and accompanied by the employee that they are visiting
  • Underage drinking is prohibited and will not be tolerated.

 

 

Housing

Our modern college-style staff dormitories are clean, comfortable and only a 5-minute walk from work! Normally, each staff member will share a dorm room and private bathroom with one other person, although the opportunity to room with two other people at a reduced housing rate may be available. Every room comes fully furnished and has a window, electric heater that you can adjust, private bathroom and shared closet space. We also have a limited number of employee RV spots. For those who prefer a quieter atmosphere, we offer a designated 24-hour quiet dorm.  Laundry facilities are provided free of charge.  Here are few more things to keep in mind:

  • No pets are allowed in the dormitories.
  • We have dorm staff and management present 24/7 to ensure that our staff housing areas remain safe and comfortable.
  • Our staff housing is 35 miles from the nearest town. Because of our remoteness, we may have fewer conveniences than you are accustomed to. However, part of the pleasure of working in a National Park is embracing the simpler lifestyle and natural surroundings.
  • Furniture items can vary, but we’re happy to provide additional items depending on availability.
    • Triple occupancy dorm rooms have one twin bed and one bunk bed.
    • Couples have the option to have two twin beds or one double bed.
  • Possession of firearms of any kind is prohibited.
  • Possession of illegal drugs is prohibited.
  • Non-employees are not allowed in staff housing areas unless registered with management and accompanied by the employee that they are visiting
  • Underage drinking is prohibited and will not be tolerated.

 

 

Food

All staff eat and live on the property. The Employee Dining Room (EDR) serves three hot meals per day and offers self-serve snacks and beverages in between mealtimes. Lunch and dinner are always served with a salad and sandwich bar. We offer a vegetarian option with every meal and try our best to cater to specific dietary needs. Sack lunches are available for off-property adventures at no extra cost and there is a refrigerator and microwave for staff use.

 

“I came for the mountains, but I will return because of the food in the EDR. I cannot say enough how amazing the food and staff were.”

– Shawn, Mississippi

Food

Food

All staff eat and live on the property. The Employee Dining Room (EDR) serves three hot meals per day and offers self-serve snacks and beverages in between mealtimes. Lunch and dinner are always served with a salad and sandwich bar. We offer a vegetarian option with every meal and try our best to cater to specific dietary needs. Sack lunches are available for off-property adventures at no extra cost and there is a refrigerator and microwave for staff use.

 

“I came for the mountains, but I will return because of the food in the EDR. I cannot say enough how amazing the food and staff were.”

– Shawn, Mississippi

Food
Cell Service

Cell Service

Verizon & AT&T typically get full service throughout the park. Other carriers tend to not be as reliable.

Internet

Internet

WIFI is offered free of charge in staff areas. We also have two computers designated for staff use located in the Employee Dining Room.

Other Facilities

Other Food Options

We serve three meals a day at designated times. Members of our staff have access to snacks, beverages, the employee fridge and microwave anytime between 6:00 AM and Midnight.

FAQ

What is your operating season?
We are open from early May to mid-October. We prefer candidates with longer dated of availability, however not all employment contracts run the full length of the season. We offer several shorter commitments to accommodate those with limited availability.
What is your staff size?
We have a staff size of 160 employees at our busiest with some fluctuation early and late in the season.
What is the weather like at Signal?
The weather can be very unpredictable in the Jackson Hole area. We recommend packing for all four seasons. It’s common to see snow in May and September/ October with drastic swings in temperature throughout the summer. June is known for its afternoon thunderstorms and July/ August are our hottest months with highs in the 80’s and sometimes 90’s.
Do the employee dorms have WIFI?
Yes, there is WIFI at the main property in the dorm area, General Store and Registration Building. Leek’s has internet, but it can be spotty. Due to Lizard Creek’s remote location, WIFI is unavailable.
Is there cell phone coverage?
There is cell phone reception in and around Signal Mountain Lodge. Some providers work better than others with Verizon being the most reliable.
What are the dorm rooms like?
We have double and triple-occupancy rooms. Every room has its own bathroom, a closet and dressers. Rooms might also have a table, chairs, desk or couch, depending on availability.
Do the dorms have a laundry facility?
Yes, there is a staff laundry facility located in one of the dorm buildings that is free for staff to use and accessible 24 hours. Staff are responsible for providing their own laundry detergent.
Do the dorms have common areas?
Yes, there are three main dorm buildings and each dorm has a common room. One of our dorm buildings is two stories and has a recreation room located in the lower dorm. This building is the only dorm with cable. Every common room has a TV, movies, and couches except for one, which has a bookshelf instead of movies and a TV
Do you provide cleaning supplies?
Every dorm has a supply closet equipped with environmentally-friendly cleaning supplies, cleaning rags, vacuums, toilet paper, and trash bags. Every dorm room also has a small trash can and recycling bin.
Do you provide bedding if needed?
Yes, we are happy to provide sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for anyone who needs them.
What type of beds are in the dorm rooms?
Rooms have twin beds and in some cases bunk beds. We offer double beds for couples. We send out a housing survey in the spring asking staff their room preference.
Can I bring my own vehicle?
Yes, we have staff parking at our employee dorms.
If I am flying or taking a bus, how will I get to Signal Mountain Lodge?
The HR department will provide transportation to and from the airport and bus stops for any employee who needs it.
Are your employee RV sites full hook up?
Yes, all of our employee RV sites are full hook-up sites. We do have a limited amount of RV sites so the earlier you apply the better.
If I work at Leek’s or Lizard Creek, can I still use the facilities at the main property?
Of course! We encourage staff working at our other locations to visit the main property as much as possible. You can eat in the EDR for any meal and take advantage of the dorms, perks, and discounts.
What is your pet policy?
We do not allow pets in our employee dorms. Pets are allowed for those living in RVs, but they need to be pre-approved by HR during the hiring process.
What is your smoking policy?
All company buildings are non-smoking. We have designated smoking areas across the properties.
What is your guest policy?
Staff can have guests stay in their room for up to 5 nights and must be signed in.
How often do I get paid?
We are paid bi-weekly on Fridays.
What if I need time off during the season?
If you need time off during the season, submit a request as soon as possible. Many factors go into making time off requests challenging throughout the season, therefore we cannot guarantee we will be able to honor the request.
Do I have to prepay my housing and uniform deposits?
We take out the deposits one at a time as a payroll deduction starting with your first full paycheck. You have the option to prepay your housing deposit, but it is not mandatory.
Where is the closest town?
Jackson is our closest town and is about an hour's drive from Signal. It has a lot to offer including, grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and restaurants. It also has weekly markets and concerts throughout the summer.
Where is the closest medical facility?
There is a small clinic located 5 miles north for basic medical attention. For more extensive/ consistent medical attention, the nearest hospital and doctors are in Jackson.
Do I have to pay the park entrance fee?
No. Entrance to both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks is free to all employees.