Are you interested in a summer of adventure and exploration in one of the most beautiful locations in America? Are you a college student…or thinking of a sabbatical …or are you retired and looking for a change in the everyday routine? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might want to consider spending a summer (or winter) next door to Yellowstone National Park as an employee.

What is West Yellowstone like?
West Yellowstone is the gateway community located adjacent to the West entrance to Yellowstone National Park. It retains the character of a small Montana town with a year-round population of approxmately. 1,000 people. With 1.5 million visitors a year, West Yellowstone has many of the amenities you would expect in a much larger community. There are over 1,000 hotel rooms, many restaurants and cafes, two grocery stores, playhouse theater, movie theater, IMAX theater, museum, public library, post office, and a public health clinic. Cable and internet service are readily available. West Yellowstone is approxmately 100 miles from both Bozeman, Montana to the north and Idaho Falls, Idaho to the south.

Is there an age requirement?
Our minimum age for employees is 18 years of age upon arrival. Most of our employees are retirees in their fifties and sixties.

What is the starting pay for new employees?
The pay scale for most entry-level positions begins at $7.10 per hour. The payrate for specialized positions is determined by the responsibility involved.

Where do employees live?
We offer a choice of accommodations for employees. Most employees live in town, at either the Buffalo Jump Lodge, which is owned by Ventures West Inc., or for those employees with RVs, at the various RV parks, that are owned by Ventures West Inc. There is a nominal charge for housing.

Is Experience Necessary?
Naturally, experience is important, but is not a requirement for most positions. We pride ourselves on the quality of our employees and our primary concern is that they have initiative, a willingness to learn, are dependable and possess a pleasant, cooperative personality. Excellent customer service is paramount at Ventures West. We are looking for eager and enthusiastic applicants who can adapt to new and different situations and will not be afraid to assist in whatever job is asked of them.

On-Line Application

You may fill out our application on-line, print it out and mail it to us by following this link. Please note the application must be printed and mailed so we have a valid signature on file.

For your application to be considered, it must be printed, signed and mailed to us. We cannot accept an application without a valid signature. Please follow this link.

International applicants please note: We cannot file petitions for working visas on your behalf.


Request an Application

You can also request an application and employment brochure by mail. You can do so by following this link.



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