Facility: The Gardiner-based Yellowstone Forever Art and Science Residence is a duplex home located on a residential street in Gardiner, Montana at the North entrance to Yellowstone National Park.
The residence will house up to two artists and two scientists simultaneously. The artists will reside on one level of the duplex and share laundry and work space with the scientists. Each level has two bedrooms. The resident will have their own bedroom but share the rest of the space with another scientist. The facility can accommodate a limited number of family members for an additional fee. If interested in bringing your family, please indicate this in your application form. The housing space is fully furnished and includes bedding for three beds and a kitchen stocked with appliances and utensils.
The Heritage and Research Center is also located in Gardiner and houses Yellowstone’s museum collection, archives, herbarium, research library, and archeology lab. The collection is one of the largest in the National Park system with several million items.
The scientist will also have access to the Yellowstone Forever Institute’s Library.
Collaboration: Please have one person listed as the main applicant and include your specific needs for lodging and workspace. Each member must supply an individual resume as part of the application.
Travel: Entry fees into the park will be covered by Yellowstone Forever. Residents are responsible for finding their own transportation to Gardiner, MT. Yellowstone National Park is 2.2 million acres with 466 miles of road and a vehicle is necessary to fully experience all the park has to offer. Travel expenses will not be reimbursed.
Communication/Internet: Gardiner has cell phone service and Wifi is also provided to the resident. Cell service is limited when traveling in the interior of the park.
Food: Residents are required to provide all their own food and meals. The residence has a complete kitchen stocked with basic cooking essentials. Gardiner has a grocery store and several restaurants.
Materials: Yellowstone Forever provides a work space in the Landis Residency with basic supplies, hardware, and furniture. The resident must provide all their own materials for their personal projects.
Weather: Throughout the summer months the weather in Yellowstone can range from 90 degrees during the day to 30 degrees at night. Winters in Yellowstone can be brutal with highs at 32 degrees and dropping below -20 degrees. The resident should be prepared to handle a variety of weather events and should check the forecast before arrival.
Public Programs: We ask Gardiner-based residents prepare a one hour presentation to be given either at the Yellowstone Forever office building in Gardiner or during the Science on Tap program through the Sage Lodge located in Paradise Valley.
Pets: Pets are not allowed in the residence due to allergies and the limited access for pets to be in the park. Service animals are allowed and please disclose this information in your application.
Smoking: Smoking is not allowed in the residence or the grounds of the building.
Non-Compete Agreement: Residents will be required to sign a Non-Compete contract valid during the entirety of their stay in the Yellowstone Forever Residence. Residents may not work for other competing companies in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem while residing in the Yellowstone Forever space. All volunteer work must be cleared with the Vice President of Employee and Volunteer Engagement before residents can engage in said activity. Residents who break this contract will forfeit their residency and be required to move out immediately.
Fees: The application process is free. Selected residents will be provided with housing in a fully-furnished home overlooking the Yellowstone River for a modest lease rate of $100/week. A partner or spouse is allowed to accompany them. If a scientist wishes to have the entire level to themselves, the fee is $200 weekly for both bedrooms and the scientist is allowed 2 additional family members. Residents must submit a $100 cleaning deposit.