Saddle up in Yellowstone National Park!
Wranglers lead guests on guided horseback rides on established trails. Providing these guests with engaging commentary on the areas they are passing through, its history, and the wildlife that live there is an important part of the job
For the safety of the animals, there is a maximum weight limit of 240 pounds for this position.
Stagecoach and Wagon Driver positions are filled by experienced horse men and women willing to work hard and care for our guests and our horses. Providing these guests with engaging commentary on the areas they are passing through, its history and the wildlife that live there is an important part of the job. These teams of horses are large draft horses that require special skills.
For the safety of the animals, there is a maximum weight limit of 280 pounds for this 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 (now through October 2019). If living, working, and exploring in Yellowstone sounds intriguing and exciting to you, please read on.
- Start Date: May 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
Yellowstone National Park Lodges operates 2 horse corrals and provides trail rides for thousands of guests in the summer. Our primary horse operation is based out of Roosevelt Lodge, while our other location is at Canyon Village.
We take over 40,000 guests on horse function per summer (400 guests per day). To accomplish this we utilize 230 horses, haul over 400 tons of hay, haul out over 400 tons of manure and utilize only 50 employees. That is 800 guests per employee and we do it all in 100 days.
Essential Skills and Knowledge:
- Effective communication and commentary skills.
- Basic horsemanship skills and or team driving skills.
- Knowledge of emergency procedures
- Capable of handling 80 lb hay bales for an extended period of time.
- CPR and First Aid certification required
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.