“All employees of the laundry department made an impact. It was like having a new family.”
Fun Fact: All of our laundry (sheets, towels, blankets, tablecloths, napkins and more) is washed, dried, folded, counted, mended, and sorted out of one facility in beautiful Gardiner, MT. Four million pounds of laundry are processed each season!
“People down here are amazing to work with…a lot of fun. You get to have a close bonding experience with everybody.”
The team consists of 55 seasonal workers, four seasonal supervisors, five maintenance staff, and two seamstresses (to keep the thousands of uniforms sized properly.)
Interested? There are a variety of positions on our Laundry Crew to fit what you are looking for:
The Laundry Help – Wash Deck/Tunnel Operator positions in Yellowstone provide guests with fresh, clean linen product used throughout the park. Teamwork and positive communication with all supervisors and co-workers are essential in this fast-paced, high heat environment. This job is very physical requiring you to stand for long periods of time in an industrial setting.
Truck Drivers in Yellowstone ensure the movement of linens and other Laundry Operations products around the park. Drivers operate vehicles up to 62-feet in length over narrow park roads early hours in the morning, in various weather conditions.
The Laundry Office Coordinator is the central point of contact for external laundry customers, coordinating with all departments to meet their linen needs. The Coordinator is responsible for all office functions in the laundry operation.
The Uniform Room is part of the Laundry Operation and handles uniforms for over 3,000 seasonal staff. The Uniform Room Clerk issues and receives uniforms, checks returned uniforms for quality, and re-hangs cleaned uniforms in correct order. Quality customer service skills and attention to detail are essential for this position.
The Seamstress keeps it all together, with alterations and clothing repairs that ensure Yellowstone staff look good in their uniforms! Other duties include issuing and receiving uniforms.
Oversees almost 60 seasonal employees and creates a team that works together to handle a variety of production duties and responsibilities. Their focus it to create a quality product that literally ends up in the hands of both internal and external guests.
Mary Dee Evitt is an Assistant Laundry Manager. She is originally from Tennessee and winter 2020 is her third season in the park. When her children were young she saw a sign saying “come work in Yellowstone”. She always kept it in the back of her mind and after her children grew up, she headed west. Mary Dee has some great advice for new employees: “step out of your comfort zone if you are shy, so many people are nice and just like you far from home.”
Forest is the assistant manager for the laundry department. He comes to Yellowstone from Michigan and has spent 4 seasons in Yellowstone. While on the job, he loves to keep the energy up by playing music and collaborating with his team on playlists. Off the job you can find him hiking with friends through the woods, or enjoying a nicely grilled steak over the campfire. His advice for new employees is to “enjoy yourself. Take pride in the fact that your job is part of a much larger operation than you might think. While you make other people experiences special, never forget that you being here is special too.”