An incredible variety of job opportunities exist in Yellowstone. Many companies and institutions employ people in the park. Each has its own personnel policies, so there are lots of different paths to finding a job. Read through the list below to learn more about them and find a way to bring your perspective and experience to our work.
Yellowstone's concessionaires hire more than 3,000 people every year. Applications are accepted year-round, though people who apply before March have the greatest chance of being hired. Positions are available with:
National Park Service
The National Park Service employs around 780 people in Yellowstone. All job opportunities are announced on USAJobs. Applicants must submit an application for every advertised position. There is not a general application for positions, nor is there a "standing file" for positions. Only United States citizens may be considered for government positions with the National Park Service. Learn more about working for the National Park Service.
Student Conservation Association
Each year Yellowstone welcomes full-time volunteers and interns from the Student Conservation Association (SCA). These individuals work on trails, assist with bear management, perform backcountry patrols, assist park visitors, and much more. SCA also places volunteers at hundreds of other national and state parks, national forests, wildlife refuges, and other areas.
Yellowstone participates in the National Park Service's Volunteers in Parks program. Each year more than 85,000 volunteers donate more than 3,000,000 hours of service in the national parks. The program uses voluntary help in a way that is mutually beneficial to the National Park Service and the volunteer. Learn more about volunteer opportunities in Yellowstone.
Yellowstone Forever is the official nonprofit partner of Yellowstone National Park, providing education and philanthropic opportunities to visitors. Yellowstone Forever has employment and volunteerism opportunities for individuals who wish to live and work in Yellowstone. These opportunities include seasonal, year-round, and volunteer positions at our Yellowstone Forever offices and throughout the park.
Yellowstone Youth Conservation Corps
The Yellowstone Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is a summer employment program for people ages 15 through 18. This residential program begins in mid-June and continues through mid-August. Crews gain a better understanding of park management by rehabilitating trails, repairing bridges and boardwalks, and working on an assortment of resource management, maintenance, and research-related projects. A wide spectrum of environmental education and outdoor recreation opportunities are offered as part of the program.
Last updated: March 2, 2018