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Housing in Moab
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Are there any places in Moab the provide onsite housing of is it all just show up and look for a place to live while you are looking for work?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Tobin Oct 29, 2013.

Any servers have an opinion on this?


Started Jan 17, 2012

Photo Ops in the Tetons
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Will be working in Yellowstone this summer. Planning a photo trip to the Tetons when time permits and am wondering the most interesting place to photograph. I know people will say anywhere is a good…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Tobin Jul 3, 2011.


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Jim Tobin replied to Marcos's discussion grand teton/sigmal
"I took Mt States Express from Salt Lake. Drops you off at Maverik gas station and there is a Super 8 just across the street. No problems getting there"
Nov 6, 2013
Jim Tobin replied to Jim Tobin's discussion Housing in Moab
"Thx Lucy. I'll mention these to my son, he's looking to move there but doesn't want to go without a job and a place to stay already set up."
Oct 29, 2013
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Housing in Moab

Are there any places in Moab the provide onsite housing of is it all just show up and look for a place to live while you are looking for work?See More
Oct 22, 2013
Jim Tobin replied to Tom's discussion summer jobs with housing in new england? help
"Pretty isolated. No police on the  island. Lots of young people. There are other places to work, not sure what their names are. The Island Inn is the largest place, nice place to work. Mostly kitchen work. Nice quiet place to spend the summer.…"
May 24, 2013
Jim Tobin replied to Tom's discussion summer jobs with housing in new england? help
"Try the Island Inn. Monhegan Island, off the coast of Maine. Free room and board.  "
May 23, 2013
Jim Tobin and Matthew Frazer are now friends
Apr 9, 2013
Jim Tobin replied to Kari Quaas (Q)'s discussion Roll Call - Summer Jobs 2012
"Thanks.  Excited to be returning myself. See you on the 27th."
Mar 29, 2012
Jim Tobin replied to Kari Quaas (Q)'s discussion Roll Call - Summer Jobs 2012
"Returning to Signal Mtn Lodge after a summer in Maine. EDR cook this summer. Apr 27th till Oct something. Planning to work on my photography."
Mar 28, 2012
Jim Tobin replied to Kari Quaas (Q)'s discussion Roll Call - Summer Jobs 2012
"They didn't have security 2 summers ago, just dorm proctors to keep the noise down at night."
Mar 28, 2012
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Jan 17, 2012
Jim Tobin replied to scientificnomad's discussion Looking to work 2012 Tetons or YNP after 6 years off. Which is best?
"I agree with you for the most part about Forever Resorts. I had a less than great time at Big Bend and a horrible time at the North Rim. But for some reason Signal Mtn was completely different. It was one of the best run properties I have ever…"
Nov 22, 2011
Jim Tobin replied to Patrick Kane's discussion 48 , but really out of shape and wanting to change , idea's?
"Life is too short to keep dreaming about what you want to do. Like the Nike ads say, just do it. Start researching Homer asap. Pick out a few places you would like to work at and start contacting them via e-mail. Don't worry about apps right…"
Sep 16, 2011
Jim Tobin replied to Michael's discussion Flagg Ranch
Jul 8, 2011
Jim Tobin replied to Jim Tobin's discussion Photo Ops in the Tetons
"Thanks for the info Terry. I am in Maine this summer, Monhegan Island. I did get many photo ops last summer in the Tetons though."
Jul 3, 2011
Jim Tobin replied to reggiecohen's discussion best housing and edr food
"Xanterra so rim has the best housing and the worst. Coconino apts are the best and Victor Hall is the worst slum I have ever had to live in. Signal Mtn, Forever Resorts has by far, the best edr I have seen in over 35 years of park life."
Jul 2, 2011

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Can't seem to stay in one place very long
Last Seasonal Job:
Grand Canyon North Rim
Favorite Seasonal Job:
Tripp Lake Camp
Where have you lived and worked?
Too many to list over the last 30 years
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Not sure

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At 1:27pm on October 22, 2010, flora fitzgerald said…
jim,,im in lincoln for the winter and going back out to yellowstone in the sping..i got in touch w/them in gcsr in az. about jobs,,nice places outthere..i worked w/people in old faithful at the inn whom went to signal mountain..,this past season..i was in jackson hole in july camping and i visited great places..signal great,,great people...i always liked going checking out places and see the country side..nice photo of u on sunni's photo page at grand canyon...ken was one of the buffet cooks in old faithful in 09',that is were i i met him-good luck on ur next job//////
At 5:19pm on August 11, 2010, Terry Meyer said…
Jim- It seems much harder to get a job in the Tetons. I am going to try at both Signal Lodge and GTLC. I assume that is due to the fact that both companies hire fewer people to begin with and have a lot of returning employees. Are there any other places in GTNP that I should apply besides those two? And, when should get my application in, December or January? I can work the whole season and I hear that is a positive for seasonal employers and I have lots of retail experience and good computer skills but I am willing to do almost any job. Terry
At 3:22pm on July 20, 2010, Keith Larson said…
Most summers I've been emailing the owners back and forth every couple of weeks. But this summer I haven't talked to them since a couple of weeks after the season ended. (And Joe has my facebook and I think checks out my blog once in awhile here too) I know they had at least a couple of people they were talking to about the 2nd cook position, but I have no idea right now how those turned out.

I plan on emailing them next week about some things, and I will ask then. But in the meantime it wouldn't hurt if you emailed them about your interest, The website Just use the info@ email
At 1:35am on July 13, 2010, Keith Larson said…
Still going great at Signal?
At 7:47pm on May 21, 2010, Keith Larson said…
That's a great gig to have. Keep ahead on your prep work if you can and the rest will follow. If I remember right, business picks up at the end of the month, then there's only two speeds, very busy and *#$& busy. Control your breathing, think of something funny, smile a lot. When the tickets roll, remember you only have to be faster than the servers...
At 7:33pm on April 27, 2010, Sunni said…
I have a vacation in June and going to NH to visit family. Some I ain't seen in 5+ years. I'll spend the rest of the Summer at the South Rim to save $$$ to leave hopefully next year.
At 6:45pm on April 27, 2010, Sunni said…
Hi Jim,
There's another cook (another Jim) that used to work in El Tovar that will be going up to the Tetons to work...he is leaving Death Valley next week to go up.
At 9:16pm on April 19, 2010, Andrea said…
Signal Mountain! You are so lucky! You will have a great summer. DNC came back and offered me a Floor Supervisor position at their Yellowstone Adventures store, but it doesn't start until May 21. In the meantime, I am a Sales Associate/Relief EDR cook at the Yellowstone Adventures store. That's right, they are making me cook the food two days a week here.
At 5:16pm on April 17, 2010, Brittany Helton said…
Thanks :-]
i'll be going up next monday to be a housekeeper.
At 8:08pm on February 19, 2010, Andrea said…
Hey Jim. Hope you are having a good winter. What are your plans for summer?

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