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Learn the ABCs of Yellowstone National Park Jobs

Learn the ABCs of Yellowstone National Park Jobs

Written by: , November 17th, 2020
Categories: People

Types of Yellowstone Jobs

As the primary authorized concessioner in Yellowstone, Xanterra Travel Collection operates the lodging, camping, and activities in the park as well as managing and maintaining the in-park facilities we are responsible for. In a typical year, that means we hire a workforce of nearly 4,000 employees. Providing hospitality in the word’s first national park takes much more than the front line workers guests typically encounter during a stay. Many are unaware of all the different positions that we hire. We wanted to put a spotlight on the variety of jobs that are available with Yellowstone National Park Lodges.

Below is only a sampling of the job titles; in total, there are more than 400 job titles hired each year! Each job plays a role in providing guests and employees with A World of Unforgettable Experiences.

A is for             Audit Clerk

Assists the Controller and Assistant Controller in all aspects of location accounting responsibilities.

B is for             Bell Porter

Provides several services, including the transportation of luggage to and from rooms, providing information about the location, and providing shuttle service if necessary.

 is for            Cook

Responsible for prep, set-up, service, clean up, and restocking of cooks line and appropriate prep areas.


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is for            Dorm Custodian

Provides cleaning and upkeep of the public areas in Employee Residences at a specific location.

is for             Engineering 

The Engineering department is on the front end of a 20-year concessions contract with the National Park Service and plays a vital role in opening, maintaining, and closing facilities in all nine park locations.

F  is for            Field Teams

Departments like Accounting, Food & Beverage, Human Resources, Sustainability, and Warehouse all have dedicated field staff at our 9 locations throughout the 2.2 million acre park to support their operations.

is for            Guest Service Agent

Provides excellent guest service, registering and greeting guests at point of check-in and throughout their stay, while processing payments and posting charges to guest accounts.


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 is for             Human Resources

Oversees the daily management of employee dormitories and housing staff.

 I   is for            Information Technology

Provides desktop support, application support, network and security resolution, and phone support to the property’s end-user community.

 is for              Journeyman Mechanic

Performs routine maintenance on assigned Company fleet equipment (i.e., snowcoaches, buses, cars, trucks, snowmobiles, and horse-drawn wagons).

 is for        Kitchen Crew & Employee Dining Room Crew

Responsible for prep, set-up, service, clean up, and restocking of food service areas.


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 is for            Laundry Help

Responsible for all phases of laundry operations – receiving, sorting, processing, finishing, shipping, employee check-ins, and custodial work.

 is for          Maintenance Staff

Provides skills to park-wide locations to facilitate openings and closings and for repair and maintenance needed to keep location facilities in good working order.


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 is for             Night jobs

Yellowstone never sleeps and several of our positions include overnight shifts (audit clerk, custodian, guest service agent, maintenance, and more).


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is for            Operations

Directs all phases of daily operation at the location level including supporting, monitoring, and controlling all programs instituted by the individual departments.


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 is for             Part-Time Helping Hands Crew

Works part-time (minimum of 20 hours/week) during the spring and fall to assist the Lodging or Food & Beverage Department during opening and closing.

is for            Quality control manager (laundry)

Ensures customer and employee satisfaction while utilizing maximum efficiency in staffing, materials, and machines.

is for           Room Attendant

Provides our guests with the best in service, courtesy, and care by cleaning and preparing guest rooms.


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 is for              Safety and Security

Patrols assigned buildings and grounds to observe and identify potential safety/security risks.

 is for              Trainer

Welcomes and provides initial training for all employees in Yellowstone. Help staff learn the ins and outs of Yellowstone, the company, and how to deliver excellent guest service.

is for             Upholsterer

Responsible for completing the miscellaneous repair and refurbishing of furniture, automotive, and marine items.

is for           Vending

Transports snacks and drinks to, and restock, vending machines around Yellowstone National Park.

is for         Wrangler

Leads guests on guided horseback rides on established trails, providing them with engaging commentary on the areas they are passing through, its history, and the wildlife that live there.


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is for             Xanterra Corporate Office

Xanterra Travel Collection is a global diversified travel & hospitality company. Denver, Colorado has been home for the Corporate Office Team since 1995.

is for              Year-Round

There are about two hundred people who are lucky to call Yellowstone home year-round. The majority are located near the North Entrance in the communities of Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming or Gardiner, Montana.


The breadth and depth of jobs with Yellowstone National Park Lodges mirrors what you would find in a typical city. Only here, you are working seasonally at some of the most beautiful places on earth!

If you’re interested in joining our team, check out 4 Tips to Make Your Yellowstone Application Stand Out or see what jobs we are currently hiring for!

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