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Fall Creek Falls Inn now hiring
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Photos courtesy Attic Fire Photography Lodge Fall Creek Falls features 85 rooms beautifully overlooking the water. The lodge is inching closer to opening after being closed for three and a half years.

Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is a month away. When it comes to the job market, it’s been Thanksgiving for quite some time with a bountiful supply of jobs available everywhere.

Add the Tennessee State Park system to the list of entities that are hiring. The new Lodge Fall Creek Falls is nearing completion and two job fairs have been planned to fill nearly every position available.

There will be a job fair this coming Friday, Oct. 29, and the following Friday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day at Lodge Fall Creek Falls. Interested candidates are encouraged to attend one of the two job fairs.

The highly anticipated $40.4 million lodge is a spectacle that overlooks the water. It is a top-flight facility with 85 rooms, conference space, and a full-service restaurant and lounge. It is expected to support more than 30 full-time and part-time jobs.

The lodge has been closed for three and a half years since shutting its doors in April 2018. The project was estimated to cost $25 million and take 18 months to two years to complete. 

Openings at the upcoming job fairs include restaurant manager, lead server, servers, bartenders, kitchen manager, line cooks, lead cooks, director of rooms, room operations supervisor, lead front desk associate, front desk associates, sales and event coordinator, building maintenance supervisor and building maintenance technicians. All lead, supervisor and manager positions will be full-time.

Jim Bryson, deputy commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, said, “Tennesseans are accustomed to having a top-notch staff at our facilities, and we expect the same at this one. We invite everyone who is interested to apply.”

Fall Creek Falls State Park is one of Tennessee’s largest and most visited state parks. The park encompasses more than 29,800 acres. It features 30 cabins and 222 campsites, as well as backcountry camping. More than 56 miles of trails can be explored.

Last year, Fall Creek Falls opened a $2.7 million, 4,800-square-foot visitor center as part of the $184 million in investment in capital projects in state parks across Tennessee made possible by the Tennessee General Assembly.

Fall Creek Falls has four playgrounds and five covered picnic pavilions.