Xanterra Yellowstone National Park

Come spend your summer in America’s first and BEST National Park! Students MUST have an interest in nature, hiking, camping and generally enjoy the outdoors. Yellowstone National Park spans an area of 3,468.4 square miles (8,983 km2), over 3 states and comprising of lakes, canyons, rivers, and mountain ranges.


Xanterra Parks & Resorts is the nation's largest park-management company with operations in eight national parks, and many other resorts.  Xanterra's mission is to be the leader in park and resort hospitality.  This includes creating unforgettable memories for our guests and employees who come from around the world to see our legendary landmarks.


*Yellowstone hires students to different job types. However, the majority of students will be offered Hospitality Crew positions. Positions and village will be determined upon arrival and based on the employer’s needs at that time.


Why should you work for Xanterra Parks and Resorts Yellowstone National Park?

1. Cheap Housing!
About $23.00 per week and no deposit required!
• Manager on site
• No transportation needed to get to work – 5-10 minute walk
• Free internet kiosks for employee use and high speed wireless is available in most dorms for a minimal cost.
• Laundry facilities can be used free of charge

            *Please bring your own towel.


2. Great wage!
From $9.00 per hour
• Bonus for completed work agreement - $3.00 per day for the whole season!
• Overtime is paid after 48 hours of work; It is not guaranteed and should not be expected for most months.

*Please note- there is a mandatory deduction for the medical clinics of about $1 per day and all seasonal employees must pay this even if they have insurance. It allows for reduced rates at all Park clinics.

3. Working in the world's first National Park is a unique cultural experience!
• Beautiful mountain scenery, no cities nearby!
Hiking, camping, kayaking, horseback riding, etc
White water rafting and other outdoor activities!
Abundant wildlife all around you (bears, elk, buffalo, deer, wolves, etc.)
• Recreation program – movies, dinners, and trips to town!


4. Meals provided at a minimum cost!
We have an employee cafeteria in every village that will provide 3 meals a day (all you can eat) for a cost of about $12.00 per day. This meal plan is mandatory.



CIEE Participant Testimonials from 2017-

“I have amazing managers - who makes my work way nicer and pleasant. Housing in nice!”- Michaela, Czech Republic


“Because you can make a lot of friends here. I think that it's a special experience to learn how to do your job and communicate with foreigners.” – Hsin, Taiwan


“I like the feeling that people in here are young and energetic. I had great friends in here and I like this dorm. In my current job, what I like is that we really are a team in there and I always know that they got my back both job-related and non-related things.” – Ece, Turkey



What is the weather like in Yellowstone National Park?

Approximately 96 percent of the land area of Yellowstone National Park is located within the state of Wyoming. Another 3 percent is within Montana, with the remaining 1 percent in Idaho. During the summer months of June through early September, daytime highs are normally in the 70 to 80°F (21 to 27°C) range, while nighttime lows can go to below freezing (0°C)—especially at higher altitudes. Summer afternoons are frequently accompanied by thunderstorms. Spring and fall temperatures range between 30 and 60°F (-1 and 16°C) with cold nights in the teens to single digits (−5 to −20°C). For more information regarding the climate in Yellowstone National Park, please visit www.weather.com.


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How to Get There

Students should fly into the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) in Bozeman, Montana and be prepared to spend the night at the Holiday Inn Bozeman at 5 East Baxter Lane, Bozeman, MT 59715. Students can get a free hotel shuttle to the hotel and get a room for $71 a night. If you do not take the hotel shuttle, a taxi ride to the hotel may cost around $35. Please make your hotel arrangements at least 2 weeks prior to your arrival and you’re your confirmation number. Book a room at the Holiday Inn Bozeman here.


Students will be picked up by the employer on Tuesday and Thursday ONLY. There are 2 pick-up locations in Bozeman, Montana at 6:45am at the Holiday Inn and at 7:15am at the Bozeman Bus Station (Wal-Mart store). Keep in mind, when planning your departure, students should book their flights 2 days after their job end date. Please note- Students cannot be employed or housed before the start-date on their DS-2019 forms.


***There is no public transportation from Bozeman to Yellowstone.