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 approximately 1,000 people. With over 3.5 million visitors each year, West Yellowstone has many of the amenities you would expect in a much larger community. There are hundreds of lodging choices, many restaurants and cafes, two grocery stores, a playhouse theater, movie theater, IMAX theater, museum, public library, post office, veterinary clinic and health clinic. Internet service is also readily available. West Yellowstone is approximately 100 miles from both Bozeman, MT to the north and Idaho Falls, ID to the south.
Is there an age requirement?
Our minimum age for employees is 16 years of age upon arrival. Most of our employees are retirees in their fifties and sixties.
What is the starting pay for new employees?
Our base rate may change from year to year but is above the minimum wage rate for Montana. We do offer an alumni premium for those who return to work with us year after year. The pay rate for specialized positions is determined by the responsibility involved.
Where do employees live?
Most employees live in their self-contained RV or the Buffalo Jump Lodge. We offer apartment-style housing at the Buffalo Jump Lodge. All employees are required to have a roommate. We also have several RV sites for those who have RVs. There is a nominal charge for housing and it is taken out of your bi-weekly paycheck.
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.
Print out an application, link below, and mail it to our office. Please note the application must be printed and either email or postal mailed so we have a valid signature on file. We do require a letter of recommendation and a brief statement about yourself stating why you want to work for Ventures West Inc. and how you can benefit the traveling public to be included with your application. Please feel free to include a resume or any other helpful information about yourself along with the application.
For your application to be considered, it must be printed, signed and either email or postal mailed to us. We cannot accept an application without a valid signature.
International applicants please note: We cannot file petitions for working visas on your behalf.