Yellowstone Forever

The official nonprofit partner of Yellowstone National Park. We work to create opportunities for all people to experience, enhance, and preserve Yellowstone forever.

Yellowstone Forever is the official nonprofit partner of Yellowstone National Park. We partner with Yellowstone National Park to create opportunities for all people to experience, enhance, and preserve Yellowstone forever.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

About Yellowstone Forever

Yellowstone Forever is the official nonprofit partner of Yellowstone National Park. Our mission is to protect, preserve, and enhance Yellowstone National Park through education and philanthropy.

Yellowstone Forever builds upon the nearly 100-year legacy that began in 1933 with the Yellowstone Library and Museum Association. We connect people to the park through outstanding educational programs.

We raise money to fund priority projects that protect Yellowstone’s ecosystem and wildlife, preserve the park’s heritage, history & trails, and enhance visitor education and experiences. We offer educational programs for visitors of all ages through the Yellowstone Forever Institute, and operate 11 educational Park Stores in and around Yellowstone.

The Employee Experience

As an employee or volunteer, you’ll join other talented and dedicated individuals working together to protect and preserve Yellowstone National Park through education and philanthropy. Opportunities at Yellowstone Forever include both year-round and seasonal positions.

Ideal Candidate

We work hard, play hard, and love Yellowstone National Park!

Yellowstone Forever welcomes applicants who are interested in, and committed to, preserving Yellowstone for future generations.

Room and Board

Most of our Seasonal Retail positions are based inside Yellowstone National Park; full hook-up RV sites are available for rent. A few positions offer seasonal housing for rent in the park at Old Faithful or Norris, and Gardiner, Montana.

Seasonal Institute Field Educators are generally based in Gardiner, Montana. Yellowstone Forever provides seasonal housing for rent within walking distance of our Gardiner Office.

Room and board charges are taken as a payroll deduction. We strive to keep employee housing affordable for our seasonal staff. Seasonal housing in Gardiner is shared housing with other staff or volunteers, due to this we do not allow pets. We also are unable to provide housing for couples or families in the shared housing units.

Volunteers are housed on property at the Lamar Buffalo Ranch, the Yellowstone Overlook Field Campus, or in YF's Gardiner housing area.

Employee Perks

  • Live in a spectacular setting while helping to give back to America’s first National Park

  • Discounts: Staff and volunteers will receive a 30% discount in all Yellowstone Forever bookstores. In addition, discounts are offered at many local vendors.

Getting Here and Getting Around

The Yellowstone Forever Headquarters are located at the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park, at Gardiner, Montana. Gardiner is a small town, with a lively history of serving park visitors. Gardiner is approximately one hour south of Livingston, Montana and Interstate 90. Gardiner is approximately 90 minutes from Bozeman, Montana and approximately 3 hours from Billings, Butte and/or Helena, Montana.

Yellowstone Forever’s educational Park Stores are the number one source of information on all things Yellowstone. Locations include Mammoth Hot Springs, Norris, Madison, Canyon, Fishing Bridge, Old Faithful, West Thumb, Grant Village, Quake Lake, and Gardiner, Montana.

Travel in the Park is at a much slower pace due to winding roads, high elevations, single lanes, wildlife and traffic congestion. There is limited public transportation in and around Yellowstone.

For Fun

Yellowstone and this area of the Rocky Mountains provide endless opportunity for travel, hiking, photography, geyser gazing, wildlife watching and more. You could be here for an entire summer and never run out of amazing experiences!

How to Apply

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