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(TRMF) is a public non-profit organization that operates history, education, and entertainment venues that connect people to Medora for positive, life-changing experiences.
Located in western North Dakota along the Little Missouri River and next to Theodore Roosevelt National Park
About Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation
Seasonal team members come from all over the globe to Medora each year to help make unforgettable attractions have a personal touch for the traveling guests. Many of our former summer staff have told us the same thing: their summer in Medora was the #BestSummerOfMyLife.
We connect people to Medora for positive, life-changing experiences.
- PRESERVE the experience of the badlands, the historic character of Medora and the values and heritage of Theodore Roosevelt and Harold Schafer;
- PRESENT opportunities for our guests to be educated and inspired through interpretive programs, museums and attractions that focus on the Old West, our patriotic heritage, and the life of Theodore Roosevelt in the badlands;
- SERVE the traveling public, providing for their comfort while visiting historic Medora, the badlands and Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
- We show respect for people and place.
- We deliver excellence in hospitality.
- We work with creativity and integrity.
- We are a family who values family.
Medora is host to over 250,000 visitors from around the world annually. Many guests come back year after year, but for some, it is their first encounter with the Old West. Either way, we want them to have a great vacation experience with authentic western hospitality.
The Employee Experience
Medora offers a unique employee experience with planned activities ranging from volleyball tournaments, talent contests, international night, hikes in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, and so much more. We want you to have a truly amazing experience both on the clock and off.
Our Medora team is international. We employ people from all over the world which only makes for an even richer work experience. Not only do you get to work with people from all over, but you also get to serve people coming from all over.
Medora offers affordable employee housing and meals so what are you waiting for....apply now!
Medora is highly visited and we are busy! We need staff that are excited, hardworking and flexible. However, our most successful employees are those who want to enjoy the whole experience of working and playing in Medora. They not only work hard, but take in all of the free and discounted shows and activities Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation offers.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Our operating dates are from early/ mid-May until the end of September. We give preference to applicants who are able to work the entire season.
Room and Board
Employees have two living options either at the Elkhorn Quarters (co-ed) or Ferris Hall (female only). Both of these locations are walking distance from all of the best Medora experiences and your work location.
You can look forward to the following amenities at the Life Skills Center...
- Fitness Center
- Social/Activity Room
- Resource Room with study areas and computers
- Prayer & Reflection Room
- Dining Center
- Music Rooms
- English Language Learning Classroom
This building is also home to the Medora Musical Rehearsal Hall, the reservation center, and a training room. Life skills classes on various topics will be held in the training room throughout the summer season. These courses are free for employees to attend.
During the summer season, the employee cafeteria in the Life Skills Center is open. Meals are provided optionally at a cost of $6.00/meal. Deductions for meal charges are taken directly from the employee's paycheck. Employees will only be charged for meals actually purchased with their employee meal card.
Not only do you get paid to work and learn in North Dakota's #1 Tourist Destination, and you also get to explore the beautiful Badlands.
You can check out Theodore Roosevelt National Park and see all of the wildlife that call the park home.
You are invited to experience a musical masterpiece every night of the season at the Medora Musical for free. You can ride trail horses for free, and golf at Bully Pulpit Golf Course for $10. Plus, you get a ton of other great perks and deals!
There is an opportunity to connect with top tourism experts and employees from all over the world!
We invite you to take in all of the history that Medora has to offer from our many museums to our walking tour around town, there is so much to learn!
The opportunities that you get out of your summer in Medora are as big or as small as you make them! After all, this hasn't been come to know at #BestSummerOfMyLife for no reason! Head over to our employee perks page to learn about the great deals we offer our employees!
Getting Here and Getting Around
Medora is conveniently located 1 mile off of Interstate 94 in North Dakota.
Coordinate your travel plans with HR two weeks before your arrival. You can fly into Dickinson (30 miles) or Bismarck (120 miles) and get a shuttle ride to Medora. If you are driving...Google Maps will know where to find us.
Everything in Medora is conveniently located within walking distance or you can rent a bike. Shuttles go several times a week to Dickinson so you can get the essentials you need.
Need a break from all those beautiful Badlands views? The town offers great local shopping and dining options. Historic tours, live shows, museums, live music, and other activities are available for both the sunny and rainy days off.
Medora, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, and the surrounding areas have endless activities to enjoy. Aside from over 150 miles of hiking and biking trails, miles of Little Missouri River to float, and tons of beautiful quiet spaces, there is always a way to getaway.