Cruise Boat Captain - Grand Teton National Park - Free Housing Provided

Date:  Apr 2, 2024

Jackson Hole, WY, US

Company:  Grand Teton Lodge Company
Shift Type:  Summer Seasonal 2024


Create Your Experience of a Lifetime!


Come work and play in the mountains!  Whether it's your first time seeing the mountains, or you already call them home, joining our team means discovering (or re-discovering!) a passion for the outdoors while building lifelong connections with teammates and guests from around the world.


Join the Grand Teton Lodge Company for a season, or stay for a career at one/many of our 40+ resorts. From day one, you'll receive some of the highest compensation rates in the industry, free access to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, Employee housing, free activities, 40% retail discounts, the chance to grow through Epic Service - our leading training and development program, and wellness benefits to fuel your success.​


Are you an experienced, USCG-certified, boat captain? Do you want to help ensure guests of Grand Teton National Park have the best vacation experience possible? Are you interested in working, and living in one of the most iconic national parks in the country? If you answered "yes" to these questions, this position is great for you!


The Colter Bay Village Cruise Boat Captain operates cruise boats and conducts scenic narrative describing the points of interest in and around Jackson Lake, which includes, but is not limited to: wildlife, birds, geology, human history of area, etc.


Job Specifications:

  • Outlet: Colter Bay Village (Marina)
  • Expected Pay Range: $22.00 / hour
  • Skill Level: Specialist


The “must haves” for this position include:

  • A valid 50 Ton USCG masters license
  • Current CPR/AED and First Aid certifications that are less than a year old.
  • Meet all Coast Guard and NPS requirements related to the role
  • Professional knowledge of marinas, general boating and passenger boat operations.
  • Knowledge of Twin Screw Boat Handling in limited space
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to speak with large groups of people.
  • Pass a practical on the water exam, covering: boat operations, safety procedures, passenger safety orientation, emergency procedures, and environmental operations
  • Diesel motor maintenance experience preferred
  • Able to work long hours and variable shifts


What’s In It For You?

  • FREE Housing (including linens and all utilities) or Full Hook-Up RV Sites
  • FREE National Park Pass to Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
  • FREE Participation in guest activities: Horseback rides, kayak and boat rentals, lake cruises & scenic raft tours, 200 miles of hiking trails and THE greatest perk ever – living in one of the most picturesque national parks!
  • FREE WiFi
  • $98/week OR FREE Meal Plan (this depending on hourly or salaried position) Meal Plan covers 3 meals/day in the employee cafeteria
  • Recreation Program and complimentary use of Rec Halls and Employee Gym at JLL (w/ Climbing Wall)


Before you apply, visit for detailed information about housing and other information you will find helpful.


 We are committed to environmental stewardship and sustainability through zero waste, energy and water conservation, green dining and retail, volunteerism, and education. Grand Teton Lodge Company offers an amazing place to live and work, as well as staff housing. 


The expected pay range is $22.00. This is the pay range we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Individual compensation decisions are based on a variety of factors.


Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.


Requisition ID  499132
Reference Date: 11/29/2023 
Job Code Function: Water Sports