Program Summary


This unique and exciting Summer Program allows students the opportunity to train with the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Centerthe largest, non-gaming hotel in the United States! This program will see you working in one of many Food and Beverage locations across the resort. A Marriott owned and operated hotel, this program will provide you with a great opportunity to learn, work hard and have a rewarding Summer!
Not only is this program a great working experience - being based just outside of Nashville, Tennessee, means that you have everything this vibrant city, famous for its country music, has to offer on your doorstep - an ideal location for your Summer adventures!
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On this exciting Summer Program, you will spend 3-months working at the Gaylord Opryland Resort as a team member of Food and Beverage Operations in one of the following positions:
- Marketplace Barista
- Barista
- Attendant
- Guest Service Support Expert (Food Runner, Barback, Server Assistant)
- Host / Hostess
Participants will be paid an hourly wage of $11.00+ USD per hour (certain roles also include shares in the tipping pool) and will be guaranteed a minimum of 32 hours per week, with the potential for overtime - particularly during the peak season. Exact role and location will be confirmed upon arrival. Most importantly, you will be provided with the opportunity to learn how to complete your role to the high standard that you would expect from a leading Marriott resort, gaining a skill set that will complement your professional career and enhance your future career prospects.
Housing is pre-arranged for the program. Participants will be placed in fully-furnished hotel rooms, with two double beds and one single folding bed. The storage space and bathroom will be shared between 3 candidates and whilst the room will be a squeeze, the rest of the amenties makes up for this! The housing is located within 10 minutes’ walk to your workplace, has an indoor pool and 24h gym free for all program participants. 3 meals a day will be provided at the Opryland. - Program Housing
Participants on this program will be required to obtain a J-1 Summer Work and Travel visa through Yummy Jobs and will be able to work for a period of time as outlined by the Gaylord Opryland Resort. Upon completion of the program, participants will have up to 30 days to travel within the United States. Participants must then return to their home country upon completion of the program.

Expect an extraordinary experience at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center; the largest, non-gaming hotel in the United States! Featuring 2,888 stylish guestrooms, 700,000 modern square feet in meeting space, and over 9 acres of gardens and waterways underneath signature glass atriums. The resort features multiple restaurants and shopping opportunities for guests right under their roof. 

Guests can relax and unwind in the on-site Relâche Spa & Salon, or gather for an outing at Gaylord Springs Golf Links. Opryland's indoor and outdoor pools and 9 acres of lush, indoor gardens and cascading waterfalls will impress all visitors.

Check out everything that the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center has to offer!
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In late 2018, Gaylord Opryland introduced SoundWaves - a 4 acre, 3-level luxury indoor/outdoor waterpark with dedicated recreation areas for adults, young children, and families! Gaylord Opryland is also famous for their "Country Christmas" each year during the festive period - a festive celebration throughout the Holiday season which features an ice kingdom, exclusive theatre and dinner shows, ice-skating, snow tubing, and over 3 million Christmas lights!

In the local area, guests can also explore popular nearby attractions including the Grand Ole Opry, Opry Mills, the Country Music Hall of Fame and the General Jackson Showboat.


  • Applicants must be available for the entire program dates to be eligible. The Program typically runs from mid June - mid September.


  • Interviews are suaully via Skype.
  • If your application is successful, you will be invited to attend an online interview with a member of the Yummy Jobs Team.​
  • If successful, candidates will then be invited to a final online interview with a member of the Gaylord Opryland HR team.
​Please note, all dates are subject to change