Front Desk - Front Desk Clerk

Location:Mount Rainier National Park, WA
Salary Range:$9.70/hr
Employment Type:Seasonal - Full Time
Unit:Hotel Operations

Do you want to work at the tallest volcano in the lower 48?  The 5th highest peak in the continental United States?  The 5th national park in the United States?  A place recognized around the world for the incredible fields of wildflowers below numerous glaciers?  Do you have what it takes to help us provide great guest service in this beautiful national park?

Join the Rainier Guest Services team at Mount Rainier National Park.  If you have the skills and passion for national park work we would love to talk to YOU!

Provide excellent service at the Paradise Inn or National Park Inn front desk, performing all relevant functions including checking guests in and out, completing reservations, answering phones, coordinating services for guests.  As National Park Inn is a small operation, front desk clerks are expected to assist as needed with seating guests in the restaurant, bussing tables, and occasionally assisting housekeeping.

This is a seasonal position from May through October. 



  • Assist guests through friendly interactions, answering questions, and completing tasks

  • Provide administrative, reception, and program support to management, staff, and guests

  • Manage walk-in traffic. Sign in guests as needed. Smile and greet guests in a welcoming manner

  • Register and assign rooms to guests, provide quote for room rates and up-sell the guest when possible

  • Assist in coordinating the front desk and housekeeping departments

  • Verify that the correct charges and credits are posted to the corresponding guest folio; collect payment for charges on the guest folio

  • Ensure all cash and cash equivalents are accounted for and balanced at the beginning and end of each work shift

  • Resolve guest concerns and complaints within scope of authority; refer to management as appropriate




  • High School Diploma/G.E.D. equivalent preferred
  • Clerical skills including typing, filing, office machine operations, cash register operation, maintenance of records, and the ability to undertake multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Computer proficiency
  • Demonstrated talent for interacting with a wide variety of people; ability to effectively organize and coordinate multiple priorities; ability to learn and develop new skills; ability to problem solve
  • Excellent interpersonal, administrative, telephone and other communication skills


Physical and Mental Requirements

  • Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly frequent movements from place to place within the unit.Bend, lift, carry, reach/extend arms and hands above shoulder height frequently, or otherwise move in a constantly changing environment
  • Lift, carry, and push up to 10 lbs. regularly, 15-20 lbs. frequently, and up to 30 lbs. occasionally
  • Able to stand for extended periods and to climb steps occasionally
  • Speech recognition and clarity, including the ability to understand the speech of guests and co-workers and the ability to speak clearly to be understood by same in English
  • Physical presence at the job site is essential to perform job duties


Equipment Used

  • Typical office equipment (computer, phone system, fax, copier, scanner), cash register and credit card terminal
  • Computer-based hotel reservations system
  • Required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) used: gloves

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