Make Your

Our Winter 2020/21 operations have been modified in order to address current health and safety guidelines. Please click here for more information.

I have an Interagency Access Pass/Senior Pass   [ ? ]

*Do not check this box if you have an Annual Pass.

Part-Time Helping Hands

Imagine how great it would be to experience (live and work) in Yellowstone National Park during the spring and fall. You can make it a reality as we are offering part-time jobs that let you split your time in Yellowstone between working and exploring by offering a “Helping Hand.” Our Helping Hands program provides you the opportunity to work part-time and assist us in opening up or closing down for our summer season.

Interested in the Helping Hands program? Sign-up to join our talent community to keep up to date.

Why Choose a Helping Hands Job in Yellowstone?

  • You can’t commit to working for a full season. This shorter period of time might be more suitable and offer a sampling of the flavor of the park.
  • You are flexible. If you’re looking for variety, this is perfect, as each day may bring a different job.
  • You are a team player. While Helping Hands may be only a part-time job, it requires a commitment to serving the department you are assigned to.

“I had the great privilege to be a member of the pilot Helping Hands Crew last fall at Lake Hotel and Lodge! It was a wonderful experience. I adapted easily to dorm life and I actually enjoyed the EDR food. I made friends of all ages. I enjoyed the variety of my work duties and never missed a shift. It was very gratifying to help out the full-time folks and feel so appreciated by them and our managers. The part-time Helping Hands schedule allowed me time to pursue my passion, photography… I can’t wait to return to Yellowstone.”

Erica Brown

“The [Helping Hands] program has been great. I have interacted with all of them and [they] are truly a pleasure to work with. They have been a huge help in all of the departments and I only wish that we had received more of them, especially here at Old Faithful.”

Cody Lockner, Old Faithful Location Operations Manager

“My wife Debra and I worked for the Helping Hands program from September 4 to October 11, 2018 at the Lake Yellowstone Hotel, where we thoroughly enjoyed meeting the hotel staff. They are a great bunch of individuals who make a super team. To be honest, we did not know what to expect before we checked in, but we were very pleasantly surprised.

[The food was] always plenty, always well prepared, always a good variety, always very tasty. [The accommodations were] very much adequate to our needs. Again, we did not know what to expect, but what was given to us was excellent.

Our overall impression was that we had a great time…we love the Helping Hands program and hope that you will continue the program.”

Bernd & Debra Linzbach

Yellowstone Jobs: Find Your Role

Interested? We hire both Spring and Fall Helping Hands.

  • Dates
    • Fall 2020: Arrive 9/4/2020 or 9/11/2020 and depart 10/14/2020
    • Spring 2021: Arrival in late March and depart in May (Exact Dates TBD)
  • Schedule
    • Part-time (minimum of 20 hours/week). Depending on our business needs, you could work between 4-8 hours a day. If you want to work more, you are certainly welcome to.
  • Job
    • You could be assigned to the Lodging or Food & Beverage Department.
    • Your job will be whatever is needed for the day. Training will occur for each position. Each day it may be something different, so flexibility is key.
      • Kitchen crew (prep, set-up, service, clean up, and restocking of food service areas)
        • 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)
  • Location
    • You could be assigned to one of the following locations: Old Faithful, Canyon, Lake, or Mammoth
  •  Wage
    • $11.00/hr
  • Tips on Shoes to Bring
    • Shoes must be black, full coverage, closed-toe, with slip-resistant outsoles. Material must be leather or non-porous material. Canvas or cloth is not permitted for safety reasons. Shoes can be purchased online at Shoes For Crews.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are looking to give back in your off time, there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer in Yellowstone. Check out our partners for more information.

Yellowstone Forever

National Park Service

Helping Hands in the News

You Could Live and Work in Yellowstone National Park This Fall

Read More

You Can Live and Work Closer to Nature at Yellowstone National Park

Read More

Dream Job Alert: You Can Live and Work in Yellowstone National Park This Fall

Read More

Live and work in Yellowstone National Park this fall

Read More

Learn More

Photographing the sunrise at West Thumb Geyser Basin

Why Yellowstone is Great for Retirees

For retirees considering a seasonal job in Yellowstone, Davidson has some advice. “At our age sometimes it’s a one-time opportunity. Go ahead and take it!”

Read More

The Lifestyle

Learn more about the dorms, cafeterias, recreation opportunities, and more.

Read More