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Part-Time Opportunities

Part-Time Helping Hands

Imagine how great it would be to experience living and working in Yellowstone National Park during the spring and fall. You can make it a reality by offering a “Helping Hand” as we have part-time jobs that let you split your time between working and exploring. Our Helping Hands program provides you the opportunity to work part-time and assist us in opening up or closing down for our summer season.

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Why Choose a Helping Hands Job in Yellowstone?

  • You can’t commit to working for a full season. This shorter period of time might be more suitable and offer a sampling of the flavor of the park.
  • You are flexible. If you’re looking for variety, this is perfect, as each day may bring a different job.
  • You are a team player. While Helping Hands may be only a part-time job, it requires a commitment to serving the department you are assigned to.

Interested? We hire both Spring and Fall Helping Hands

Spring 2022: Arrival in late March and depart in May (Exact Dates TBD).
Fall 2021: Arrival on August 12, 19, September 9, 16 and depart in October

Part-time (minimum of 20 hours/week). Depending on our business needs, you could work between 4-8 hours a day. If you want to work more, you are certainly welcome to.

You could be assigned to the Lodging or Food & Beverage Department. Your job will be whatever is needed for the day. Training will occur for each position. Each day it may be something different, so flexibility is key.

You could be assigned to one of the following locations: Old Faithful, Canyon, Lake, or Mammoth

$12.25/hr

Shoes must be black, full coverage, closed-toe, with slip-resistant outsoles. Material must be leather or non-porous material. Canvas or cloth is not permitted for safety reasons. Shoes can be purchased online at Shoes For Crews.

"I had the great privilege to be a member of the pilot Helping Hands Crew last fall at Lake Hotel and Lodge! It was a wonderful experience. I adapted easily to dorm life and I actually enjoyed the EDR food. I made friends of all ages. I enjoyed the variety of my work duties and never missed a shift. It was very gratifying to help out the full-time folks and feel so appreciated by them and our managers. The part-time Helping Hands schedule allowed me time to pursue my passion, photography… I can’t wait to return to Yellowstone.”

Erica Brown

“The [Helping Hands] program has been great. I have interacted with all of them and [they] are truly a pleasure to work with. They have been a huge help in all of the departments and I only wish that we had received more of them, especially here at Old Faithful.”

Cody Lockner, Old Faithful Location Operations Manager

“My wife Debra and I worked for the Helping Hands program from September 4 to October 11, 2018 at the Lake Yellowstone Hotel, where we thoroughly enjoyed meeting the hotel staff. They are a great bunch of individuals who make a super team. To be honest, we did not know what to expect before we checked in, but we were very pleasantly surprised.

[The food was] always plenty, always well prepared, always a good variety, always very tasty. [The accommodations were] very much adequate to our needs. Again, we did not know what to expect, but what was given to us was excellent.

Our overall impression was that we had a great time…we love the Helping Hands program and hope that you will continue the program.”


Bernd & Debra Linzbach

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are looking to give back in your off time, there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer in Yellowstone. Check out our partners for more information: Yellowstone Forever and National Park Service.

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