Join our Interpretive Guide team in Yellowstone!
*Candidates applying for Interpretive Guide positions will be considered for one of the following positions, based on experience:
The Bus Driver-Interpretive Guides drive the bus and host excursions for Yellowstone guests; safely navigating Yellowstone roads while offering interpretive information to participants. This position requires the ability to operate a manual-shift, commercial passenger tour bus on various road conditions while providing knowledgeable, interpretive commentary of Park features and history. This position requires a CDL, a clean driving record and the ability to pass a DOT physical.
Dates: This position requires that you are available to start training in mid-April and can stay until early to mid-October.
Touring Car Driver
The Touring Car Driver/Guide Non-CDL drive assigned vehicles and host excursions for Yellowstone guests; safely navigating Yellowstone roads while offering interpretive information to participants. This position requires the ability to operate a variety of passenger tour vehicles on various road conditions while providing knowledgeable, interpretive commentary of Park features and history.
The Bus Washer position performs a variety of tasks for the Transportation Department. The primary responsibility is cleaning the exterior and interior of our vehicle fleet, ranging from automobiles up to full size motorcoaches. The Bus Washer also shuttles our Tour Guides to the various Park Entrance Gates to meet their tours, thus the Bus Washer must possess a valid driver's license and good driving record. If you'd like a position with lots of variety, plus the opportunity to work outside and see much of the Park, this may be the job for you.
The Dispatcher and Assistant Dispatcher Positions are responsible for the scheduling and training of Transportation employees. Communication with National Park Service, reporting, budgeting, and coordinating maintenance of various vehicles are just a few of the responsibilities of these positions.
Transportation Staff Assistant
The Transportation Staff Assistant is responsible for ensuring that vehicle and driver's logs are correct and kept up to date, fuel logs and supplies are in order, plus timekeeping for staff and other administrative/office duties.
Service Center Laborer
The Service Center Laborer position performs a variety of tasks for the Transportation Department. The primary responsibility is cleaning the exterior and interior of our vehicle fleet, ranging from automobiles up to full size motorcoaches. Occasional trips into the interior of the Park or out to Gateway Communities may occur, so a valid drivers license and good driving record are a requirement of the position.
What We Are Looking For
At Yellowstone National Park Lodges, we depend on our team members to help guests find their ultimate Yellowstone experience—all while working to protect and preserve the park for future generations. No matter what your job is, you will be a proud steward of the park. You will play an essential role in providing warm and friendly hospitality to all our guests.
What You Are Looking For
- Are you interested in working, living, and being an ambassador in Yellowstone National Park?
- Are you looking to make friends with people from all over the world?
- Do you have a positive attitude and solid work ethic?
- Do you thrive in a fast-paced, exciting work environment?
- Are you seeking upward mobility and growth opportunities?
- Are you looking to gain experience in tourism & hospitality operations?
- Are you enthusiastic about Xanterra’s sustainability initiatives?
If you answered, “Yes” to these questions, a job in Yellowstone is ideal for you!
We have immediate openings available for the 2019 season. Ideally, you will be available to work a full season (through October 2019). If living, working, and exploring in Yellowstone sounds intriguing and exciting to you, please read on.
- Start Date: April 2019
- Employment Type: Full Time, Seasonal (ideally full season or early/late season)
- Schedule: Varies – 40+ hours per week.
- Perks include:
- Low-cost housing (dormitory style) and meals (cafeteria style) provided
- Wi-Fi (limited bandwidth) provided
- Free Employee Recreation Program (hiking, biking, photography, camping, wildlife watching, educational programs, film series, sports competitions, and more!)
- Exclusive discounts in and around Yellowstone
- Living in the world’s first National Park
A Day in the Life
Our Interpretive Guides take visitors on exciting tours over 142 miles of Yellowstone's grand loop, with stops at each of the 6 villages and points of interest along the way. Click here to read more about the tours we offer guests.
Less than 50 Transportation Department guides provide interpretive experiences to more than 65,000 visitors during the summer season in Yellowstone National Park.
Essential Skills and Knowledge:
Applicants interested in an Interpretive Guide position should be enthusiastic about learning Yellowstone inside and out and sharing that with our guests. Interpersonal skills and a passion for providing an excellent guest experience are essential for this position.
What We Believe
At Yellowstone National Park Lodges, we are a welcoming community who work hard, share a passion for the environment, and enjoy creating memorable experiences for our guests. We are the primary concessionaire in Yellowstone National Park. As part of the Xanterra Travel Collection family, we embrace a “naturally different” lifestyle that allows you to live, work, and explore one of the most beautiful places on earth. We are a company based on values that reflect an environmental ethic and social conscience – for the long-term. “Our Softer Footprint” focuses on how we reduce our environmental impact through our comprehensive environmental initiatives. Our business practices exemplify environmental stewardship, and a desire to protect and preserve our public lands.
Equal Employment Opportunity
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.