Gateway Arch Jobs

Job opportunities at the Gateway Arch

As a Gateway Arch partner, Bi-State Development (BSD) creates visitor itineraries, provides tour guides for the Tram Ride to Top and schedules the museum programming at Gateway Arch National Park.

New BSD employees are eligible for a $500 hiring incentive! To qualify, employee must be on time for all shifts and maintain 15.5 hours per week. Employees receive $150 on first and second paychecks and $200 on their third paycheck (payment dates may vary depending on start date).

Free Metro Transportation
BSD employees are eligible for free rides on any MetroBus or MetroLink train.

Free Parking at Local Garage for BSD Arch Staff
Available through 2023 calendar year.

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Arch Tour Guide | $16/hour

What a rush of excitement it would be to work as a Tour Guide 630 feet above ground! The Gateway Arch is looking for enthusiastic individuals who can effectively interact with guests and ensure a memorable visit to the Arch.

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Ticket Sales Agent | $16/hour

Be a part of the Gateway Arch team by working as a Ticket Sales Agent! The Gateway Arch is looking for enthusiastic individuals who can effectively interact with guests and ensure a memorable visit to the Arch.

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Job Opportunities at the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch

Our riverboat staff enjoy some of the best views of St. Louis’ working riverfront as well as the Gateway Arch. If you love the Mississippi River, having fun, and working with the best team – take a look at our available positions below and apply today! Open Riverboat positions include:

Server $14.70/hr   |   Bartender $14.70/hr   |   Deckhand $15.45/hr   |   Prep Cook $15.50/hr |

Line Cooks $16/hr  |Mate $23.19   |   Cruise Coordinator $18/hr  |   Ticket Sales Agent $15/hr   |

Riverboat Captain $30.14/hr

The Riverboats at the Gateway Arch are operated by Bi-State Development.

Riverboat staff are eligible for the same $500 hiring incentive and free Metro transportation as Bi-State Development Gateway Arch staff. 

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Bi-State Development - Equal Employment Opportunity M/F/D/V & Drug-Free and Alcohol-Free Workforce

Equal Employment Opportunity M/F/D/V

The Gateway Arch and the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch are proud to be Equal Opportunity Employers, supporting diversity in the workplace. We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other factor protected by law.

Drug-Free and Alcohol-Free Workforce

An important factor in providing excellent service is assuring a drug-free and alcohol-free workforce. Therefore, the Gateway Arch and the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch have established a goal of providing a 100 percent drug-free and alcohol-free workplace. Applicants will be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment and will be subject to further drug and alcohol testing throughout their employment. Employees selected for safety-sensitive positions must also submit to drug and alcohol testing in accordance with the Gateway Arch and Riverboats at the Gateway Arch policy as well as regulatory requirements provided by the Coast Guard and the Federal Transit Administration. In addition, thorough background and criminal checks are completed for all new hires.

Applying Online

You will need an email address to apply online. Apply now.

  • If you have previously applied for a job with the Gateway Arch or the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch, you can log in with the email address and password you provided then.
  • Allow approximately 30 minutes to complete the application, as the online application cannot be saved until it is completed.
  • The system automatically times out after 20 minutes of inactivity. If this happens, your information will be lost. Your application is not saved until you have clicked the “Submit” button on the last page.
  • Do not use your Internet browser’s Back button. This will cause the page to expire and your application will not be saved. To toggle between pages, be sure to use the Next and Previous buttons at the bottom of each page.
  • The Gateway Arch and Riverboats at the Gateway Arch reserve the right to cancel, or end early, any posted position.


Looking for job opportunities with the other Gateway Arch partners?

Our partner organizations – including the National Park Service, Gateway Arch park Foundation, and Jefferson National Parks Association – offer full-time, part-time, and seasonal employment opportunities.

If you’re interested in applying, please be sure to note that each organization has a unique link that will re-direct you to their online application system. Partner organizations staff are not eligible for the free Metro Transportation which Bi-State Development staff receive.

National Park Service 

Gateway Arch National Park is a national park administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. The 90-acre park includes the Gateway Arch and surrounding grounds, the Old Courthouse and Luther Ely Smith Square.

To find local listings, enter the “National Park Service” in the keyword box and enter “St. Louis, MO” in the location box.

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The Arch Store

The Arch Store offers visitors a dazzling array of products commemorating the many stories presented in the Arch museum. The store is operated by Jefferson National Parks Association, a proud non-profit partner of the park.  We’re looking for enthusiastic, friendly people who enjoy interacting with park visitors from around the world. Proceeds from store sales support the public programs and exhibits at Gateway Arch National Park.

Sales Associate $16/hr

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Photogenic, Inc.

At Photogenic, our employees set us apart from our competition. We put state-of-the-art imaging technology in the most capable and caring hands to ensure a combination of unparalleled customer service and photographic expertise. Our photographers take and sell souvenir photographs of the guests at the Gateway Arch. Photogenic is looking to hire 20-30 full-time, part-time and seasonal workers. Photography experience is desired, but not required. The starting pay is noted next to each position type.

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The Arch Café, LLC - Evelyn Hill

Our café offers fresh, local-ingredients-focused food at the most recognizable icon in Midwestern America – The Gateway Arch. It’s a great place to learn about the hospitality industry and new cultures as people from all over America and from around the world come to see it.

YOU are part of the experience that they take home.

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Gateway Arch Park Foundation

The Gateway Arch Park Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to ensure that the Gateway Arch, its grounds, neighboring public space, and attractions will be a vital, welcoming, and well-supported resource for the community and nation for generations to come.


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