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Working in Yellowstone in the Fall

Autumn brings its own special allure; a wonderful time of year, when temperatures begin to cool, the leaves change colors and a new season begins. When the summer starts to slip and fall takes hold, it’s one of the most amazing times to live and work in the world’s first national park.

Multiple jobs in Yellowstone are available in the fall and there are lots of reasons why working in the park is an incredible opportunity. For one, if you can’t commit to working for a full summer season, this shorter period of time may be more suitable and offer a sampling of the flavor of the park. Who knows, it may be enough to hook you into coming back. Photographers and fishers consider fall to be an especially appealing time to be here as well.

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The health and safety of our guests and employees are our top priorities. Face coverings are required for all employees; both on the job as well as in community gathering places (dorms, dining rooms, recreation halls, etc.) In addition, we require all visitors in the indoor public areas of our facilities to wear face coverings.

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Fall at a Glance

Positions Available

Interested? There are a variety of positions we are hiring for fall (August-October):

Food & Beverage Department
-Kitchen crew (prep, set-up, service, clean up, and restocking of food service areas)
-Front of the House – Host, Server, Server Assistant (provide excellent guest service in an efficient manner)
-Cooks (prep, set-up, service, clean up, and restocking of cooks line and appropriate prep areas)

Housekeeping Department
-Room attendant (clean and prepare guest rooms)

What to Expect During Fall


August and early September are time for the bison rut (or mating season). Bears will ramp up their search for food (often in rocky areas as they munch on moths) to get ready for their yearly hibernation.


Have you ever heard the bugle of the bull elk? It’s a thrilling, yet haunting experience and September is the best time to hear it. The leaves of the cottonwood and aspen trees start to turn and blanket the hillsides in gold.


Things start to wind down as the lodges close and the park prepares for winter. Park visitation declines as Yellowstone transitions to winter.



Living and working in Yellowstone is not for everyone but for those who seek a simpler way of life, Yellowstone can be the perfect landing spot. Learn more about the dorms, cafeterias, recreation opportunities, and more.

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