Yellowstone General Stores

Your summer in Yellowstone will be incredible!

At Delaware North, we are leaders in the hospitality and foodservice industry. From first-class hotels and resorts to natural wonders in national and state parks, we create experiences that touch millions of hearts. Our devoted team members consistently go the extra mile to ensure that every guest receives optimal service across all our locations.

Yellowstone General Stores (YGS) brings together individuals from all over the world to work in one of our 12 retail stores located from Mammoth Hot Springs to Old Faithful and everywhere in between in the 2.2 million acres of Yellowstone National Park. Come live the adventure and join us in the oldest and most dynamic national park – Yellowstone!

About Yellowstone General Stores

We operate 11 stores located throughout the park, while we will try to accommodate store location preferences we give preference to those applicants who are flexible in start and end dates. All of our locations are above 6,000 feet, so we recommend checking with your physician if you have any concerns. Our weather is amazing but there have been occasions where we've had snow in July. It doesn't normally last long, but can be startling if you're not prepared for it!

Come live the adventure and join us in the oldest and most dynamic national park – Yellowstone! Read on for more info on Yellowstone General Stores and our Yellowstone Locations!

The Employee Experience

You can expect to work between 32-40 hours each week. Most positions will work in split shifts and while we cannot guarantee couples or friends coming together will work the same shifts, we will do our best to accommodate similar shifts and days off together.

Ideal Candidate

Our ideal team member is outgoing, friendly, flexible, and not afraid to work hard. We hope our team members bring a strong work ethic, the ability to learn our processes, and a desire to do their job very well. We have a melting pot of workers from all over the world, with different social and economic backgrounds and beliefs. It's truly an opportunity to experience different cultures where everyone has two things in common: a sense of adventure and choosing Yellowstone National Park as your backyard.

Room and Board

We offer dorms and full RV hookups. The shared dorms are rustic with centrally located communal bathrooms and free laundry facilities. Most team member RV areas have onsite coin-operated laundry facilities as well as a communal bathroom/shower house.

Employee Perks

Perks at Yellowstone General Stores include:

  • Weekly pay
  • Employee discounts – 30% off non-grocery items
  • Flexible work schedules – you can expect to work 32-40 hours per week
  • Low cost access to Yellowstone National Park urgent care facilities
  • Free and low cost recreational opportunities including Yellowstone Employee Recreation Program (YCERP) which offers sports, equipment rental, guided hikes, raft trips, educational seminars, and more!
  • Referral bonus – earn $200 for each eligible referral
  • Training and development with opportunities for internal mobility and growth including the chance to work at our other locations nationwide

Getting Here and Getting Around

Check In Day (first day of work) -  Check In is at our Human Resources Office in West Yellowstone, Montana. Those without a car or personal transportation will be transported to West Yellowstone for check-in. Our office is off of Yellowstone Avenue just before the west gate of Yellowstone. Our address & directions will be provided with new hire materials.

Arriving by Car - U.S. Residents with their own transportation can travel straight to West Yellowstone on Check In Day. The check in time will be provided in new hire materials.

Arriving by Air - The nearest airport is Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN).  Bozeman is 90 miles north of West Yellowstone. We provide transportation to those arriving by air in Bozeman (BZN). We ask that you arrive the day before to be ready for pickup very early on your Check In DayInternational J1 Work & Travel Students are required to arrive at the Bozeman Airport (BZN).  

  • U.S. Residents can fly into Salt Lake City (SLC). We do not provide transportation to West Yellowstone but you can schedule bus transportation with Salt Lake Express
  • U.S. Residents can also fly into West Yellowstone Airport (WYS) from May through September on Delta Airlines. We will pick you up from the airport.

Arriving by Bus - Greyhound is available from most cities in the U.S. to Bozeman The Bozeman stop is located at the Walmart Supercenter at 1500 N 7th Ave., Bozeman, MT 59715.  The stop is located just outside of the Lawn & Garden Center on the grass area. You cannot purchase tickets here.

Hotel Accommodations - Bozeman offers many hotel choices providing free airport shuttle. To allow for a more efficient pickup on Check In Day, we will provide a list of preferred hotels with new hire materials.

Hostel - Treasure State Hostel is a low cost alternative to high cost hotel accommodations.  Treasure State Hostel starts at $28/night.  Please check their website for up-to-date room pricing.  Treasure State Hostel is located at 27 E. Main, Bozeman, MT 59715 (406) 624-6244.

Transportation within the Park - Yellowstone does not have a transit system.  We do offer free van trips within the Park and to neighbor towns from June to August. 

For Fun

Yellowstone Co-Op Employee Recreation Program (YCERP) provides a wide variety of recreational opportunities for all team members in the Park including softball, basketball, volleyball, ping-pong, raft trips, guided hikes, photo contests, educational seminars, backpacking gear rental, and others. Many program activities are free, while others have a small fee.

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in joining us for a great summer in Yellowstone! Here is the link to our career site.

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