Pahaska Tepee Resort

Cody Peak
Sunset from Bar Deck
Pahaska View
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Buffalo in our yard.
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At Yellowstone's East Entrance. NOW HIRING FOR SUMMER 2018! Kitchen, restaurant, retail, housekeeping and maintenance jobs are available.

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and join the Pahaska Tepee Resort summer crew for the experience of a lifetime! Pahaska Tepee is a family owned resort. To quote a past employee, "where else can you have breakfast, lunch, and dinner with 40 friends every day?"

Nestled in the Shoshone National Forest and bordered by two crystal clear mountain streams sits Pahaska Tepee Resort. We are located one hour west of the nearest town of Cody, WY, just outside Yellowstone National Park's east entrance.

About Pahaska Tepee Resort

Owned and operated by the Coe family since 1946, Bob and Angela Coe would like to invite you up to the mountains of Wyoming for the summer of 2018.

Wages are based on a time clock 40 hour work week; anything over 40 hours is considered overtime and paid at one and half times your hourly wage. This year we are offering a healthy bonus if you stay through your hiring contract date. 

If you are looking for a true western summer job in the mountains of Wyoming, and are motivated with a strong dedication to honesty, integrity, consideration and customer service, we would be very interested in hiring you for our summer season, May 11th through mid-October.

The Employee Experience

You will be living in one of the most unique locations in the world!

Historic Pahaska Tepee, Buffalo Bill's 1904 "Gem of the Rockies", was built in the heart of our nation's first National Forest (Shoshone), next to our nation's first National Park (Yellowstone), and on both sides are America's two largest wilderness areas in the lower 48 states (North Absaroka and Washakie)!   Our frequent visitors are buffalo, moose, bears, foxes and occasionally, wolves.

Pahaska Tepee is a family owned business with a peak season staff of about 50 employees.  You'll know everybody's name and we'll know yours.  You will not be just a number on the corporate payroll.  We all work together, live together, play together and form friendships that can last forever.

Ideal Candidate

We expect our employees to provide guests with western hospitality and always have a positive “can do” attitude.  If you are looking for a true western summer job in the mountains of Wyoming, and are motivated with a strong dedication to honesty, integrity, and consideration, we would be very interested in hiring you. Our summer season runs from May 11th through early October.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Room and Board

Our housing is dormitory style and non-smoking.  Most likely you will have one or two same-sex roommates. Married couples, managers, and supervisors will have private rooms with private bathrooms. Sorry, we do not have housing for families or pets. In our employee dining room, we provide three well-balanced meals per day for a small fee.

Employee Perks

We work hard to give you 2 days off in a row so you can take advantage of this great country!  

We have an employee TV and rec room, limited satellite internet access but no cell phone service.

Employees are encouraged to take a 1 or 2-hour trail ride at no charge.  Additional rides are 50% off.  Employees are also given a 20% discount in our gift shop.  

Getting Here and Getting Around

You are responsible for getting to Cody, Wyoming.  From there, if you don't have your own transportation let us know and we will pick you up in Cody between the hours of 9am and 7pm.

Cody (COD) has a small airport accessible from Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) via Delta or from Denver (DEN) via United.

If you are driving, take highway 14-16-20 west from Cody for an incredibly scenic one hour trip through the spectacular Wapiti Valley.  If you are planning on driving through Yellowstone, be aware that the East Entrance is
open 24 hours a day, but does not open until May 5th and the South Entrance will not open until May 12th.

For Fun

Blue ribbon trout fishing and miles of hiking trails are right at your doorstep. Take a trail ride or just kick back and enjoy the scenery. For photography enthusiasts, the opportunities are endless.  Mountains, wildlife, and Yellowstone National Park are right out the window. In Cody, there are the 5 museums of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, the Cody Nite Rodeo, river floats, Old Trail Town and a full slate summer events scheduled for

Our Jobs

Our summer season runs from May 11th through mid-October.


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This a resort bar, not a night club. The bartender make drinks for bar patrons and for the servers in the restaurant. Full restaurant menu is served in the bar, by the bartender. Duties include making drinks, serving food, bussing and cleaning bar tables, washing bar glasses, cashier, maintaining a clean bar room and maintaining order.


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This position involves general cleaning as well as dishes. Cleaning and stocking of dishes, silverware, and pots/pans are daily routine. Operation of commercial dish machine and stocking of cleaning chemicals are necessary functions.

Employee Cook

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Preparing good, healthy and varied buffet style lunches and dinners for approximately 50 employees, stocking the employee dining room and maintaining a clean dining environment. Baking, having and understanding recipes a must. Experience cooking for groups is necessary.

Front Desk Clerk

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We are looking for a people person who can work accurately with respect in a high pressure environment. Duties include answering phones, checking guests in and out of rooms and making computer reservations on line. Responsibilities carry over into gift shop as well. Organization, attention to detail, math and multi-tasking are necessary skills. Basic knowledge of Excel is helpful.

Gas Station/Convenience Store Attendant

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Responsible for gas and merchandise sales, money handling, stocking and cleaning gas station/store. Also the go to person for directions and tourist info.

Gift Shop Clerk

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Cashier and sales, stocking and cleaning, receiving deliveries, pricing, polishing silver and folding clothing are typical gift shop routines.


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Work with a team to clean guest rooms, wash and fold laundry for the guest rooms. General housekeeping duties include: cleaning toilets, mopping, vacuuming, dusting, making beds, washing windows, sweeping, laundry and folding laundry. Attention to detail is a must.

Line Cook

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We are looking for a cooks with hands on experience with breakfast, lunch and dinner to work under the supervision of our chef. This position involves sharing the line duties with one other person as well as working solo. Food presentation, cleanliness, hygiene, safe food handling and a great attitude are of utmost importance. Breakfast and dinner line cooks are needed.


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Candidate must be detailed oriented and hard working. The department is responsible for grounds maintenance and general repair of all aspects of the resort. Some on call shifts are required. A valid driver’s license is required.

Prep Cook

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Assisting the chef with daily food preparation as needed. Checking in food orders and maintaining a clean kitchen area while exhibiting safe food handling techniques a must.

Restaurant Busser

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Duties include clearing and resetting tables and assisting the server. Must be able to carry heavy loads, be quick, neat and pay attention to detail. This is a tipped position.

Restaurant Host

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Greet and seat customers, help with cleaning and resetting tables. The host is the cashier and also a barista, makes espresso drinks. This is a tipped position.

Restaurant Server/Waitstaff

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Experience necessary for busy, up-scale restaurant, must be able to carry trays. Maintaining a clean restaurant and wait station is a must. Side work is a must. Tipping those who help you do your job is necessary for this position.

Restaurant Supervisor Internship

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The is an internship position that will allow you to learn most aspects of managing a restaurant.  You will work alongside our management team for the entire summer season.  We will fully train you on our POS system and you will train as server, cashier, host, barista, busser, expeditor, dishwasher and some prep.  This will prepare you to train new staff as well being able to fill in where necessary to make the restaurant run efficiently. 

In addition, you will assist with schedules and end of day procedures.  You will need to know our menus and you will be expected to work with the kitchen staff to make sure plates are consistent in portion size, quality and appearance.  You will need to be a team player as well as being a team leader.  We pride ourselves and our staff’s reputation of western hospitality and you will be expected to set an example to your team and our guests in this fashion.  Of course cleanliness, good hygiene and following health and safety standards are critical aspects of this job.

This a 5 month position available May 5th through October 5th.

How to Apply

To apply, you must fill out our online application. If you feel it will benefit your application, you may email or mail us your resume, photos or other information.

Make sure you provide three references, preferably work-related, with phone numbers.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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