Big Cedar Lodge Careers

Greetings and 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 take applying for one of our open positions and look forward to reviewing your application.

Big Cedar Lodge offers a wide variety of career opportunities for people of various fields, backgrounds, and interests.

Apply Now!

Featured Jobs of the Month

Steward (Dishwasher)

Steward (Dishwasher)

Full time with benefits.


Wash and clean all cookware (pots and pans), dishes, utensils and kitchen areas in accordance with Big Cedar standards.  Prep work for the culinary department such as but not limited to peeling, dicing, chopping, assembly finished product.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  • Clean pots, pans, dishes, silver, china, glass and all other cookware utensils following proper procedures.
  • Keep washing area neat and clean.
  • Store clean items in the proper location.
  • Keep kitchen floor area clean and free of debris.
  • Perform assigned prep work.
  • Be able to lift up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Assist with the sorting and execution of recycling procedures.

Language Skills

Ability to read a limited number of two - and three - syllable words and to recognize similarities and differences between words and between series of numbers. Ability to print and speak simple sentences.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Other Skills and Abilities

The ability to work well with a team, to prioritize, a sense of urgency and a real concern for guest satisfaction.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Apply Now!

Our 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.

Our 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, my department.
  • Greet, own and thank in every interaction with guest and associates.
  • 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 immaculately clean.
  • Present a professional appearance by following dress and grooming standards.

Big Cedar is committed to being an employer of choice.

Internships at Big Cedar Lodge

  • Offered in various departments such as Activities, Culinary, Food and Beverage, Fun Mountain, Marina, and the Welcome Center
  • Gain experience enhancing hospitality and customer service skills in a fun and welcoming work environment
  • Industry mentoring in a seminar series designed to give participants an overview of the many aspects of hospitality operations and management 
  • Affordable housing available 
  • Please email your resume to for more information

Big Cedar Employee Benefits

Associate Discounts

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

Health Care 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

Bass Pro 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.

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 and Holiday Benefits

Holiday Pay

Bass Pro Shops currently recognizes six paid holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, 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.

Vacation—Non-Exempt Associates

We all perform better if we take some time away from our jobs during the year. To encourage us to take a refreshing break from our work each year, the Company grants paid vacations to regular full-time and part-time non-exempt associates who worked at least 1,040 hours during the prior eligibility year. Vacation eligibility is based on the following schedules:

Years of Service Vacation

1-6 Years 80 hours
7-13 Years 120 hours
14+ Years 160 hours

Vacation—Exempt Associates

We all perform better if we take some time away from our jobs during the year. To encourage us to take a refreshing break from our work each year, the Company grants paid vacations to exempt associates as follows:

Years of Service Vacation

0-1 Year - 40 hours
1-6 Years - 80 hours
7-13 - 120 hours
14+ Years - 160 hours

Join our Mailing List

Get exclusive news, offers, and updates on all that´s going on at Big Cedar Lodge and our local attractions.
  • Outside view of the Pyramid in Memphis, TN - Big Cypress Lodge

    Big Cypress Lodge

    Stay overnight at Big Cypress Lodge inside Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid in Memphis, TN!  Make your reservations today!   

Check Availability