Thanks for being here! The six of us at CoolWorks welcome you and wish you success in finding your Jobs in Great Places®!

  • Male
  • Long Beach, CA
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share

Jim's Friends

  • Judd Hadley
  • Christina
  • Kelly
  • Pete
  • KC Perschbacher
  • Janette
  • Carol
  • Matt M.

Jim's Groups

Jim's Discussions

Alaska Gold Dredge #8
2 Replies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Feb 16, 2009.

warnings bad employers
9 Replies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Sep 20, 2008.


Jim's Page

Latest Activity

Jim replied to Jim Wangsness's discussion camp host volunteer Grizzly Creek, CA in the group Older and Bolder
" Go to the above web page and explore the many host jobs available. California has incredible opportunities for year round hosting. I'm familiar with many of the state parks in Northern…"
Sep 30, 2010
Jim replied to Jackie P's discussion Age and Salary????? in the group Older and Bolder
"Xanterra has lots of year round jobs. Also try DNC (Delaware North). They also have lots of year round offerings that include housing, the cost of which is deducted from your pay--but it's not a lot. You will have a roommate, which isn't…"
Sep 30, 2010
Jim replied to Jim Wangsness's discussion camp host volunteer Grizzly Creek, CA in the group Older and Bolder
"Hi Deeana: You both sound like you'd be a perfect fit for this host job. I know for sure we're going to need someone for next summer ('11). The person in charge of hiring/choosing the host is the ranger, but he's drug his feet…"
Aug 15, 2010
Jim left a comment for Dauren Shadiyev
"Hello Dauren: I am curious. Where did you work as a car washer? Also, can I as an American visit Kazakhstan? Jim"
May 14, 2010
Jim commented on Jim's photo

mynewfriend Emily

"Yes she does Anneliese, and she'll get more, believe me. There is an HI (Hosteling International) facility just next door, so she has a few fans."
Apr 18, 2010
Jim commented on Judd Hadley's photo

PICT1367 (Medium)

"Tell Goldilocks to get out the Simple Green and tackle the job! I'm going to be facing a similar situation in that the cabin I'll be living in hasn't been occupied for several seasons, so, being in the redwoods with all the rain and…"
Apr 18, 2010
Anneliese commented on Jim's photo

mynewfriend Emily

"Sooo Cute.... Needs more food in her bowl!"
Apr 18, 2010
Jim commented on Jim's photo

mynewfriend Emily

"And I'm sure she would love that. You can't tell so much in the photo, but she's small but full grown, and her fur is a little rumpled and gnarled in spots from her earlier, less-well cared for life."
Apr 18, 2010

Profile Information

Long Beach, California
About Me:
I'm a fun, easy going person who's traveled the world. Currently I'm sub teaching elementary school for Los Angeles Unified School District.
Last Seasonal Job:
Park Aide, Standish Hickey State Park, CA
Favorite Seasonal Job:
love Yosemite
Where have you lived and worked?
Catalina Island for a summer selling tours (wonderful), Yellowstone for part of a summer in the boiler room (pretty bad), Saudi Arabia for a few years as a teacher (amazing), Los Angeles as a full-time adult ed. ESL teacher (rewarding). Standish Hickey California State Park as a park aide--great experience in the redwoods in Humboldt County.
Dream Job:
coastal California or Oregon at a state or national park

Jim's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Comment Wall (14 comments)

You need to be a member of My CoolWorks to add comments!

Join My CoolWorks

At 7:28pm on March 8, 2009, Christina said…
lol. well thank you. your very nice.
At 9:48pm on March 7, 2009, Christina said…
lol. thanks. i'll try to.
At 9:38am on March 5, 2009, Matt M. said…

Nice Shirt!
At 9:30am on March 5, 2009, Matt M. said…
Yea hey Jim,

Nancy is good people and you can ask her anything any time. She was always my goto person.

Cedar Grove is in the bottom of the canyon (Kings Canyon) and that is where you would be housed. It is a pluss to have a vehicle as it allows you more freedom. That is probably what she wanted to know.

The housing down there is pretty good and the rooms are on the larger size. There have always been bear sitings down there with a couple of break ins while I was there. So take your camera! This location is on the Quiet and Peacefull side with the sound of the river 24-7. You will be busy with work and hopefully they get fully staffed.

You must keep yourself busy exploring the area, reading, swimming like you said you enjoy.

Hume Lake is close by which is a Christian camp and they have cool stuff like boat rentals, Sandy Beach, and Hamburgers.

Google Hume Lake!

If you worked Yosemitee youre going to real happy with the change of pace with the same scenery.

I will be heading to the North Rim GC. I am looking forward to working and learning a new location.

I am jealous as I just love the diversity of Sequoia/Kings.
At 1:55pm on February 27, 2009, Matt M. said…
Hi Jim,

Just checking back to see if you made progress on Sequoia/ Kings.

Lots of Luck!!!
At 2:32pm on February 24, 2009, Carol said…
Hi Jim, I noticed you changed your photo. I like it! How have you been? any news on your summer job plans? Hope all is well.
At 3:36pm on February 8, 2009, Kevin said…
Thanks Jim, I will check in to that
At 11:23pm on February 7, 2009, Kevin said…
Hey,Jim Witch job did you have at Sol Duc,and tell me a little bit about the place (likes/dislikes).Thanks.
At 1:11pm on February 3, 2009, Matt M. said…
Hey again!

No I did not say that I had problems with the management. They are a good groop of people. I stayed for a full year and shoveled my way through 15' of snow up in Grant Grove. By the time spring came I was so burnt out that I needed a break. I have considered returning this season but have gained employment at the North Rim!!! I am very excited about that.

I think you will find Cedar Grove as a very quiet but busy none the less kind of place. The sound of the river continues to sooth the soul. If you worked Yosemitee you will find it much the same only minus the people. Often guests will say they wish they had skipped Yosemitee and spent more time in Sequoia. Kings Canyon is the best kept secret of the N.P.S.
At 11:23pm on February 1, 2009, Matt M. said…
Hi Jim,

Glad to Be of help! The only place in Sequoia/Kings Canyon below 5000' is Cedar Grove. They have one lodge at that location and it sits about 100' from the Kings river. Good swimming in there after the spring run off. If you prefer a quiet location then this is it. Housing is good as good gets. The river truely is amazing and the canyon is worth exploring. Apply with Kings Canyon Park Services. They handel Grant Grove, Cedar Grove, and Stoney Creek. You have nothing to lose by applying anyhow. Google Cedar Grove, or Kings Canyon Park Services and you are on your way.

Let me know if you want more inside info as I spent three years with this company.


© 2017   Created by Cool Works tm.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service