Fall 2022 Part-Time Helping Hands Program – Yellowstone National Park, WY – Xanterra Travel Collection – Yellowstone National Park, WY

Fall 2022 Part-Time Helping Hands Program – Yellowstone National Park, WY – Xanterra Travel Collection – Yellowstone National Park, WY

Do you want to spend Fall 2022 working in Yellowstone National Park? Helping Hands part time work (20+ hours per week) is available this fall and there are lots of reasons why working in the national park during fall is an incredible opportunity for you.

If living, working, and exploring in Yellowstone during the fall sounds intriguing and exciting to you, please read on.

We operate 9 lodging facilities, 31 restaurants, and 5 campgrounds inside Yellowstone. You will bond quickly with your co-workers in this short season where it’s all hands on deck to finish the season strong.

The Details

What We Provide

  • Free In-park housing including Wi-Fi (limited bandwidth) and all utilities. Housing is shared dorm accommodations
  • All meals including breakfast, lunch, and dinner *cost varies by hours worked
  • Low-cost/discounted medical services at three urgent care clinics within the park
  • Free laundry
  • Free Employee Recreation Program (athletics, gear rentals, seminars, entertainment, games, and more).
  • Up to 50% off lodging and camping for you plus your friends and family at all Xanterra Parks locations
  • 15% off Verizon Phone Service/Products
  • 20-30% off Food and Beverage products and 30-40% off Retail items at all Xanterra Parks locations
  • Businesses in 5 different gateway communities offer employee discounts
  • Discounted Horseback, Stagecoach, and Scenic Cruise Rides as well as in-park Bus Tours and Fishing Boat Rentals

Why Yellowstone National Park Lodges

We are a welcoming community who work hard, share a real passion for the environment, and enjoy crafting memorable experiences for our guests. As part of the Xanterra Travel Collection, we the primary authorized concessioner in Yellowstone, and as such, we are proud stewards of the park.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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Helping Hands is a unique position in that your job will be whatever is needed for the day. Training will occur for each position. Each day may be different, so flexibility is the key.


  • Provide our guests with the best in service, courtesy and care.
  • Clean and prepare guest rooms.
  • Comply with procedures for chemical use and room cleaning systems.
  • Comply with the Housekeeping policies and procedures.
  • Comply with key security and use procedures.
  • Perform other assignments as required.


Dishwasher, Pot Washer, Porter:

  • Responsible for cleaning all kitchen service ware and general kitchen area.
  • Handles cleaning agents and ware washing chemicals in this position.

Cafeteria Busser, Hot Runner, Server, Cold Runner:

  • Responsible for prep, set-up, service, clean up, and restocking of food service areas.
  • Responsible for ensuring guest satisfaction.

Cafeteria Cashier:

  • Accurately enter all food and beverage items in to the POS system, collect and process forms of payment ensuring guest satisfaction throughout
  • Responsible for collecting accurate payment from the guest, securely handling and balancing a cash bank, processing all forms of payment and accurately depositing all sales.
  • See also cafeteria busser, hot runner, server, cold runner responsibilities.

Buffet Runner, Server:

  • Responsible for prep, set-up, service, clean up and restocking of guest buffets.
  • Responsible for ensuring guest satisfaction.

Pantry Baker, Lunch-line, Bulk Prep, Sandwich Person, Front Pantry, A.M. Pantry, P.M. Pantry:

  • Responsible for preparation of bulk items, salad bar items, to order items, etc. as needed for guest and employee service.
  • Buffet Runner and Cold Runner- Ability to be professional in all guest interactions while maintaining a positive demeanor.


1. Stretching, walking, lifting up to 50 pounds, bending, kneeling, and climbing up and down stairs for up to 7-8 hours per shift.
2. Making beds, stripping rooms, cleaning toilets for up to 8 hours per shift.
3. Complete a list of rooms (with and without bath units).
4. The ability to push 50-75 pounds on a frequent basis, moving housekeeping carts and bins
5. Working with required chemicals up to 8 hours a day.

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