Monthly Archives: February 2009

Hiring happening again

Yes, it’s that time of year again.  Hiring for the March-October season.  We’ve posted on Craigslist and in  the Del Norte Triplicate, but for those of you who check this space, here’s the scoop:

Hostelling International-Redwood National Park is a 30-bed hostel on the coast in Redwood National & State Parks, 13 miles south of Crescent City.

We are hiring 2 seasonal staff people to work 17-25 hours/week from March through October (closer to 25 June-August; closer to 17 the other months). At least one position will require overnight stays Friday and/or Saturday nights. The starting wage is $9 per hour. Please note: Housing is not provided, nor are health benefits. Staff members do receive complimentary Hostelling International membership and free stays at HI hostels throughout the United States.

The ideal candidate is familiar with Redwood National & State Parks—or is enthusiastic to learn—and enjoys working with the public. As well, s/he can confidently handle a computerized reservation and cash register system, is creative and has a tolerance for cleaning and frequently answering the frequently asked questions. Light maintenance skills preferred, or at least a willingness to learn. Prior hostelling experience and bilingual skills are recommended. This job is ideal for social nature lovers!


-Take reservations by phone, e-mail and an online system

-Orient guests to the hostel and local area; help guests plan their hiking itineraries

-Become familiar with hostelling, its history and mission

-Collect and accurately record overnight fees and sales of goods

-Provide a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for guests

-Clean the hostel (approx. 1 shift/week)

-Help with special events, educational programs, maintenance work and other hostel projects

-Other duties as assigned by the Hostel Manager

Send a letter of interest and resume to:


And do please note that last line (a few people so far have not sent resumes–just a phone number for us to call them–they probably won’t be getting interviews).


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