Caretaking

Northwest Wilderness Programs owns and operates Goldmyer Hot Springs, employing on-site caretakers year-round to ensure the preservation of the property and to facilitate positive guest experiences. Caretakers live on the property 24/7. Duties include check-in and management of our visitors as well as cleaning and maintenance of the facilities. Caretaking at Goldmyer provides a unique opportunity to live and work in one of the last remaining old-growth forested areas in the Pacific Northwest.

The position requires a two-person couple or team who have a time-tested and good working relationship. There is a small, off-grid cabin for the caretakers to live in (utilities provided). Each caretaking team will usually be hired for periods of about six months, typically from mid-April to mid-October (spring/summer shift, and vice versa for fall/winter), give or take a few weeks. Monthly paid vacation days to allow caretakers to re-supply or just get a break from the property are included.

Successful candidates:

  • Possess good people skills
  • Have a positive attitude and professional demeanor
  • Have experience in customer service
  • Have a basic mechanical aptitude
  • Are self-motivated and willing to work hard
  • Are able to live in a remote (and sometimes isolated) mountainous setting
  • Have substantial experience living or recreating in off-grid and/or wilderness settings

If you are interested in caretaking at Goldmyer Hot Springs or have questions about the job, please send us an email (nicole.nwwp@gmail.com). Applicants should include a cover letter (in the body of the email is fine) and both team members’ resume. In your cover letter please address: why you are interested in the position, how you heard about the position, and whether or not you have visited Goldmyer.

We also accept applications for relief caretakers on an on-going basis. These are local couples or two-person teams who have been trained as caretakers and come in for 4-6 days at a time to cover caretaker vacation days. The basic requirements are the same as for our full-time caretakers; only the time commitment is different.