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Now Hiring for Unique Yellowstone Jobs

Yellowstone National Park Lodges is the primary concessionaire in Yellowstone National Park. In a typical season, we hire 3,000 people to work in departments such as food & beverage, lodging, and maintenance. With 9 different lodges, 5 campgrounds, and 15 different dining options, each job and team plays a crucial part in the success of the company. Based on feedback from our team members, we have identified some new job opportunities that we are hiring for in 2019.

Read on below to see if you would be a good fit as a Geyser Gazer, Wildlife Watcher, Canyon Capturer, or Lake Looker.

Geyser Gazer

Job Overview

The job of a Geyser Gazer primarily consists of making regular visits to geysers. This position will be based in the heart of one of the greatest geyser regions on Planet Earth (Yellowstone National Park).

Responsibilities and Duties

Watching and waiting for geysers to go off

Reporting on any and all eruptions

Communicating an appropriate level of response to each geyser eruption. May include cheers, whoops, tears, etc.

Taking the Yellowstone Pledge

Qualifications

Must be able to recognize pre-eruption signs/indicators

Must be able to accurately report geyser eruption times and observational data (height, duration, etc.)

Must possess a high level of patience. Waiting periods of hours, days, weeks (even years) may be required.

Gear Required

FRS [short range two-way] radio

Notebook

Floppy hat

Working Environment

While performing the duties of the job, you may be exposed to steamy skies, falling water, loud eruptions, and the smell of sulfur.

Warning, you will be working in a location with approximately 10,000 geothermal features (including more than half of the world’s geysers).

Wildlife Watcher

Job Overview

The job of a Wildlife Watcher primarily consists of observing wildlife in their natural habitat. This position will be primarily based in Lamar Valley and Hayden Valley of Yellowstone National Park.

Responsibilities and Duties

Spotting wildlife in Yellowstone. Wildlife may include megafauna (bears, wolves, moose, bison, elk, etc.) as well as birds (eagles, swans, loons, etc.).

Highly skilled Wildlife Watchers may be tasked with spotting bobcat, lynx, wolverine, mountain lion, and other more elusive creatures.

Taking the Yellowstone Pledge

Qualifications

Must be able to recognize and accurately differentiate wildlife (i.e. grizzly vs. black bear, wolf vs. coyote, wolverine vs. badger, etc.)

Must possess a high level of patience. Waiting hours with no wildlife sightings may occur.

Gear Required

Bear spray

Spotting scope and tripod

Binoculars

Working Environment

While performing the duties of the job, you will most likely be working at dawn and dusk.

Warning, you will be working in a location that is home to the largest concentration of mammals in the lower 48 states.

Canyon Capturer

Job Overview

The job of a Canyon Capturer primarily consists of documenting the magnificence and splendor that is the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. This position will be based at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park.

Responsibilities and Duties

Gazing at waterfalls and observing stunning canyon views from multiple viewpoints (Lookout Point, Artist Point, Brink of the Lower Falls, etc.)

Monitoring erosion, oxidation, water flows, and other geologic phenomena.

Taking the Yellowstone Pledge

Qualifications

Must be able to recognize and appreciate the 20 mile long Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

Gear Required

Camera

Binoculars

Working Environment

While performing the duties of the job, you will most likely be exposed to a rainbow appearing on the Lower Falls as well as spray from 63,500 gallons (or 240,000 liters) per second at peak runoff.

Warning, you will be working in a location that is home to the longest undammed river in the continental United States.

Lake Looker

Job Overview

The job of a Lake Looker primarily consists of monitoring Yellowstone Lake for the appearance of unusually stunning views. This position will be based at Yellowstone Lake in Yellowstone National Park.

Responsibilities and Duties

Exploring the shores and waters of Yellowstone Lake (some of the most remote wilderness in the lower 48 states)

Observing the area around Yellowstone Lake to capture the effects of the light on the vistas. A particular emphasis will be placed on documenting spectacular sunrises and sunsets.

Taking the Yellowstone Pledge

Qualifications

Must be able to recognize and appreciate the 141 miles of shoreline and a surface area of 132 square miles that make up Yellowstone Lake.

Gear Required

Camera

Boat, canoe or kayak

Working Environment

While performing the duties of the job, you will most likely be required to travel to West Thumb Geyser Basin on a regular basis.

Warning, you will be working in a location that is home to the largest high elevation lake (above 7,000 feet) in North America.

April Fools! Thank you for your interest in being a Geyser Gazer, Wildlife Watcher, Canyon Capturer or Lake Looker with Yellowstone National Park Lodges. While we aren’t hiring people to fulfill those exact duties, you are still able to enjoy those activities in your free time when you work in Yellowstone.

We are currently hiring for team members to join our Hospitality Crew. Geysers, wildlife, canyons, and water are just some of the many reasons why people choose to make Yellowstone their home for a season (or a lifetime). Read on for even more reasons to live, work, and explore in Yellowstone National Park.

Apply for the Hospitality Crew

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