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A full listing of available positions can be found here.
Our season begins with the first openings in mid-April and we close in late October. Applicants who can stay for an entire season will have the most job opportunities, and the best chance of being hired.
Please remember that Yellowstone National Park sits in the heart of the Northern Rocky Mountains. Elevations range from 6300 feet to 8800 feet in altitude. Consider your physical condition at higher elevation when applying to work in Yellowstone.
If you have a question about applying for a position or working in Yellowstone contact us at (307) 344-5324 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We offer positions in the following departments:
The Accounting department is based in Mammoth Hot Springs and has department staff at each location around Yellowstone National Park. Most positions require experience in bookkeeping and cash handling. Some positions require travel around the park.
Food & Beverage
Food & Beverage
The Food & Beverage Department is a great place to gain knowledge in the hospitality industry while working in one of the most amazing places on the planet! With nine locations within the park and 40 different positions within the department there are plenty of opportunities available.
Our culinary apprentice program, certified by the American Culinary Federation, combines on-the-job training with technical classroom instruction. Whether you are just out of high school or an experienced cook, this program will allow you to work full-time under a qualified, supervising chef while gaining the education necessary for certification. There are also opportunities for culinary staff to participate in the Yellowstone Chapter of the American Culinary Federation to help further their careers in the culinary arts and culinary intern and extern programs are also available.
Yellowstone’s Food and Beverage Department is an exciting place to spend your summer. Come and join us!
Calling all happy campers! If you love the RV life and want to share Yellowstone with our camping guests, we have the job positions you may be interested in. Campground staff works in one of the five Xanterra operated campgrounds around the park.
Corral positions are filled by experienced horse men and women willing to work hard and care for our guests and our horses. Wranglers lead park guests on one and two-hour guided horseback rides on established trails through Yellowstone’s backcountry while providing these guests with engaging commentary on the areas they are passing through, its history, and the wildlife that live there.
Recreation is big in Yellowstone National Park. The Employee Co-Op Recreation Program (YCERP) is a large part of that.
Most locations have a Recreation Hall and staff that work in them. Recreation staff plan, schedule, advertise and host many activities during the summer and winter seasons. These activities include interpretive hikes in the park, shopping trips to town, movie nights on location, league sports, and more. If you are studying for a recreation degree, or have a background in recreation, we want to hear from you.
To learn more about what the Employee Co-Op Recreation Program does, visit their website at:
Our Engineering and Maintenance department plays one of the most important roles in Yellowstone. From famous historic lodges to modern hotels, our crews rise to the challenge of opening, maintaining, and closing facilities in all seven park locations that welcome three million annual guests. Engineering and Maintenance does it all, from troubleshooting to repairs to installations of fixtures and equipment, as well as keeping facilities maintained to our highest standards. Hands-on skills are needed to get the job done right. If the idea of being one of the people who keeps Yellowstone up and running seems right, this may be the department for you.
The Front Desk at each hotel and lodge in Yellowstone National Park is a hub of guest activity. Guest Service Agents spend their days helping park guests experience Yellowstone. Guest Service Agents register guests for their accommodations or make reservations for them at one of the other park locations. It continues as they explain the services and activities at their own location and throughout the park. This means answering a lot of questions and providing a lot of information. Guest Service Agents must be able to learn and work with a reservation/lodging computer system, become familiar with basic park information, the activities available to guests throughout the park, and the services provided at that location. Most importantly, they must thrive on working with people, as they deal with guests daily in a wide variety of situations.
Many Yellowstone National Park guests spend time in our nine park hotels and lodges with many staying overnight in one of 2100 rooms and cabins throughout Yellowstone. The inviting lobbies, clean restrooms and spotless accommodations that welcome guests are the result of this department’s hard work. Housekeeping is a physically demanding job but the camaraderie and help from fellow team members makes the day go by quickly.
Field Human Resources
Field Human Resources
The Personnel Department in Yellowstone keeps each location going. From training employees, to maintaining comfortable housing, to making sure someone is there to help, the personnel staff works behind the scenes to help each employee have a great season both at work and at home.
Interpretation / Transportation
Interpretation / Transportation
The Interpretation Department is a constant hub of mobile activity. All of Xanterra’s Interpretive Tours in Yellowstone originate from the Interpretation/Transportation Department. If you have the skills and the desire to help people fall in love with Yellowstone, have a good driving record and hold a valid driver’s license, we may have a position for you.
The Laundry Operations Plant is where all the lodging and dining linens are processed for use at all nine locations. The plant, located at the north entrance to Yellowstone in Gardiner, Montana, is one of the largest facilities of its kind west of the Mississippi River. Employee living quarters for laundry employees include kitchenettes in each room and a private bath.
The Reservations Department answers questions and makes reservations for future Yellowstone guests who contact our Call Center. These positions require the ability to be friendly, cheerful and professional on the phone for extended periods of time. Reservations Sales Agents go through extensive training on our reservations computer system and must be willing to learn about Yellowstone’s lodging and natural features and share that information with our callers.
Yellowstone National Park is one of the most memorable places on earth. Retail Associates in nine gift shops around the park help guests choose items to take home as reminders of their own amazing adventures. Previous cash handling experience is required, along with excellent guest service skills and attention to detail. If you have retail experience, this could be the job for you.
Yellowstone Lake’s Bridge Bay Marina is the only marina in Yellowstone National Park. Daily activities include: 41 passenger Scenic Cruise tours, Guided fishing/sightseeing tours, Backcountry Shuttle excursions, motorboat rentals, rowboat rentals, and dock slip rentals. Yellowstone Lake is the largest lake in North America above 7,000 feet in elevation. With 132 square miles of surface area, there is plenty to explore. All positions at the marina are high guest contact positions. The goal is to keep Guests safe and provide a high level of guest service. The marina remains open in all weather conditions: sun, rain, snow, etc., and employees must be comfortable working outside in all conditions.
Security Personnel patrols buildings and grounds to observe and identify potential security and safety risks or undesirable conditions such as fires, theft and vandalism.
The Support Services Department provides settings for special venues around Yellowstone. Support Services staff must be physically able to move furniture and other heavy items.
The Vending Department stocks snack and beverage machines around Yellowstone. Staff must be physically able to lift and carry crates of beverages out of the truck and to stock multiple machines in multiple locations each day. Vending Drivers must be over 21 years of age, have a good driving record and a valid driver’s license.