Yellowstone is a 3,472-square-mile national park located primarily in Wyoming, but also in Montana and Idaho. It has numerous visiting areas, including the geyser Old Faithful, museums, lodging and exceptional opportunities for viewing wild animals like bears, bison, moose, elk, bobcats and Canadian lynx.
The current opportunity runs from Sept. 5 or 12 through Oct. 15. Xanterra Travel Collection is hiring Helping Hands, aka part-time workers, for three different locations in the park: the Lake, Canyon Village and Old Faithful.
Wages start at $10.10 an hour and hours start at 20 hours per week. (You can read previous employees’ reviews of working at Yellowstone and for Xanterra on Indeed.)
Make note that housing is dormitory-style and meals are cafeteria-style. If you’re OK with those college-like conditions, read along to find out more about the places where you could work.
Some employee rooms sleep two per room, while others are three per room, and some have private baths while some baths are communal. It may also be possible to live in your own RV on the campgrounds.
Canyon Village has 435 employees to work in the lodge or one of the cabins. The canyon is the most centrally located of all of the options — it can be found near the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and its Lower Falls.
Employees will also sleep two or three per room in bunk beds and share communal bathrooms.
Last is Old Faithful, which has 740 employees at an inn and several lodges. Employees will sleep two or three to a room, and bathrooms are a mix of communal and semi-private.
Intrigued about working one of these part-time positions at Yellowstone National Park for the fall? Apply at the Xanterra website.