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Yosemite Application Process

Tips on How to Apply

Applications are accepted throughout the year for both seasonal and year-round hourly opportunities.

The application is a very important part of the screening process.  It provides our Human Resource Department the information necessary to recruit the best possible candidates for our positions.  Please complete your application completely, neatly, and accurately.  If the application is hard to read or is missing information, it is difficult to process and you may miss out on a great opportunity. 

For seasonal positions we start posting positions for the following summer in January and February.  For seasonal winter positions we start posting positions in September and October.  Please watch the website for specific posting dates. Only applications received during the specified posting dates will be considered. 

Start & Finish Dates - Very Important
Our hiring season begins in March with our goal to be completely staffed by the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend. Visitation levels remain high through the month of October and necessitate an additional hiring period during July and August.

Be as exact as possible with your availability.  People who leave before their commitment dates may not be invited back in the future.

International Applicants

We accept only the J-1 Visa for International applicants. This is a non-immigrant visa issued by the United States to exchange visitors participating in programs that promote cultural exchange. All applicants must meet eligibility criteria and it is the applicants responsibility to obtain their visa and provide all required documentation upon hire.

Management Applicants

If you are interested in applying for a management position with us please refer to Positions Available - Management Positions.  A cover letter and resume will be required and should be emailed directly to the hiring manager for the position you are interested in.  We do not accept unsoliced resumes for position that are not currently available.

You need to know a few things before you fill out an application form.

1. We are serious about providing excellent guest service. Be sure that you read and agree to adhere to our Guest Service Promise Commitment. This document details our service philosophy, and includes our Universal Service Standards - standards that you will be held to when you arrive to work here.  To help you understand how important customer service is to us please read an article one of GM's wrote for Our customer service standards include: Professional Appearance & Grooming, Attentive Posture, Gracious and Friendly Service, Using the Guest's Name, Greeting Guests, Thanking the Guest, Teamwork, Pride in Facility & Maintenance, Product Knowledge & Associate Skills, and Telephone Courtesy Standards.

2. Time Commitment. We require that all associates commit to at least 12 weeks of employment with us. In fairness to your managers and co-workers, please make sure that you are able to commit to 12 weeks before you submit an application. (The application asks for exact dates of availability.)

3. General Information. Make sure you know what you're applying for. Get more information about the kinds of jobs that we offer, what kinds of requirements apply, and general information about working in Yosemite.  For more detailed information please download our Live Work Play booklet (34 mb file).

I agree to adhere to the Guest Service Promise, and will be available to work for at least 12 weeks.

Applying on-line allows you to track your progress through the application process.