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Big Cedar Lodge Careers

Thank you for your interest in working for Big Cedar Lodge, recognized by Missouri Business Magazine as one of the best places to work in Missouri. We appreciate the time you are taking to apply for one of our open positions, and we look forward to reviewing your application.

Big Cedar Lodge Mission


To be the wilderness resort of choice for guests who expect genuine hospitality, outstanding service, and a relaxing experience surrounded by nature and rustic elegance.

Big Cedar Associates


  • Know and embody Big Cedar’s mission and values.
  • Provide genuine Ozarks hospitality and professionalism in every guest interaction.
  • Are empowered to resolve problems and instances of guest dissatisfaction.
  • Assist and practice teamwork in, and outside, their department.
  • Greet, own and thank guest and associates in every interaction.
  • Are responsible for maintaining a safe, accident-free environment, preserving Big Cedar assets, and protecting confidential information.
  • Are knowledgeable of all Big Cedar, Top of the Rock, Golf, Shooting Academy and Dogwood Canyon properties, services and amenities.
  • Take responsibility for keeping the properties clean.
  • Present a professional appearance by following dress and grooming standards.

Internships at Big Cedar Lodge


  • We offer internships in various departments such as Activities, Culinary, Food and Beverage, Fun Mountain, Marina and the Welcome Center.
  • Our internships allow you to gain experience, enhance your hospitality skills and build customer service skills in a fun and welcoming work environment.
  • You’ll receive industry mentoring in a seminar series designed to give participants an overview of the many aspects of hospitality operations and management.
  • Affordable housing is available.
  • Email your resume to MMCaruthers@big-cedar.com for more information.

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Big Cedar Employee Benefits

Associate Discounts

Big Cedar Lodge is proud to offer our associates generous discounts at Bass Pro Shops, Cabelas, Big Cedar Lodge, Top of the Rock, Big Cypress Lodge, Dogwood Canyon and Wonders of Wildlife.

Healthcare Plans

Full-time hourly associates become eligible for benefits the 91st day of continuous employment and salaried associates become eligible for benefits on their date of hire. Coverage is available to associates, their legal spouses and their dependent children.

Medical Benefits

Big Cedar Lodge offers three medical plan options that include prescription drug coverage that is administered by United Health Care. All plans offer preventative care services covered at 100% with in-network providers.

Big Cedar Lodge Employee Benefits

Vacation & Holiday Benefits

Big Cedar Lodge currently recognizes six paid holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Regular full-time and part-time associates are eligible for holiday pay. To qualify for holiday pay, eligible non-exempt associates must complete 90 days of employment and must work all of their scheduled hours on the last workday before the holiday and all of their scheduled hours on the first workday after the holiday (unless on approved vacation or your absence is approved by your supervisor). Associates on a leave of absence do not qualify for holiday pay.

Full-time associates will receive eight hours of holiday pay at the regular straight-time rate for each paid holiday. Associates classified as part-time will receive four hours.

More About Vacation Benefits Below.

Additional Benefits

  • HDHP Core Plan And HDHP Value Plan
  • PPO Plan
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Advocate EAP+Work/Life
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Saving Account Options
  • Group Accident
  • 401(K) Savings Plan
  • Basic Life And AD&D
  • Supplemental Life
  • Long Term And Short Term Disability
  • Bass Pro Cares Fund
  • Hospital Indemnity
  • Critical Illness
  • Whole Life Insurance

Vacation

Our associates perform better when taking time away from their jobs during the year. To encourage a refreshing break from work each year, we grant paid vacation time to our employees.

Non-Exempt Associates

Regular full-time and part-time non-exempt associates who worked at least 1,040 hours during the prior eligibility year are eligible for vacation based on the following schedule.

Years of Service Vacation
1-6 Years: 80 hours
7-13 Years: 120 hours
14+ Years: 160 hours

Exempt Associates

Big Cedar Lodge grants paid vacations to exempt associates as follows.

Years of Service Vacation
0-1 Year: 40 hours
1-6 Years: 80 hours
7-13 Years: 120 hours
14+ Years: 160 hours

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