Live. Work. Explore.
As the primary concessionaire at the Grand Canyon Railway and Hotel, and a part of the Xanterra Travel Collection family, we invite you to live, work, and explore in one of the most beautiful places on earth! Our team members are part of a welcoming community who work hard, share a passion for the environment, and enjoy creating memorable experiences for guests. The Grand Canyon Railway and Hotel is a year-round operation, employing approximately 300 employees and approximately 100 seasonal employees in November through January for our world-renowned Polar Express Event. Our resort property consists of a 298 room hotel, a 128 paved space RV Park and kennel, two dining locations featuring a full buffet and a pub-style bar and dining room, and three retail locations. In addition to our wonderful resort property, we operate full Train Mechanical and Train Engineering Departments. These departments are unique and offer specialized positions such as Train Engineer, Conductor, Carmen, Passenger Service Attendants, Train Mechanics, and a Steam Operators Program to name a few. The Grand Canyon Railway and Hotel is located in the beautiful mountain town of Williams, AZ, which is about 36 miles from Flagstaff, AZ, and 64 miles from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Prior experience is not the most important thing and most entry-level positions do not need prior experience. Rather, we are looking for people with outstanding customer service skills and an adventurous spirit.
Working at Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel allows you to brag that your life is better than a vacation. Employment with gives you opportunities for adventure and life-changing experiences. Not only will you grow professionally, but you will also form lifelong friendships with people from all around the world. For a summer or for a career, working at the Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel is an inspiring place to live and explore.
Our most successful team members have several things in common: An adventurous nature One of the bragging rights of working in a National Park is you get to say “I live where you vacation!” Through your many adventures, you’ll develop pride in being an ambassador of Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel. A desire for community You’ll find a sense of belonging living in a community and make lifelong friendships. Your friends, co-workers, and neighbors come from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Be prepared to have a roommate in a dorm and eat in a cafeteria-style setting. A strong work ethic From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the number of visitors and tour groups increases dramatically. Be ready to work in a fast-paced environment. A positive, contagious attitude Able to embrace life without constant phone and internet connectivity Access to the internet is extremely slow due to limited bandwidth.
Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel offers many possibilities for adventure! Our employees have the opportunity to take advantage of a number of different perks we offer in Grand Canyon National Park but oftentimes the most valuable perk is the experience itself. You’ll get to live, work and explore in one of the most beautiful places in America.
The Grand Canyon Railway does not offer room and board however, discounted meals are offered to employees as follows: Breakfast $4.00 plus tax Lunch $5.00 plus tax Dinner $7.00 plus tax Employees must be on-shift to receive this discount, otherwise, it is 50% off for the employee and they can bring up to 5 others with them for 20% off of each of them.