Lamar Buffalo Ranch

Would you like to work on behalf of Yellowstone, surrounded by trails, wildlife, and spectacular natural wonders? Maybe you’ve always dreamed of spending a summer in Yellowstone National Park? Yellowstone Forever is looking for talented and dedicated new members for our team!

Join us in our mission to create opportunities for all people to experience, enhance, and preserve Yellowstone forever.

Note: Yellowstone Forever’s Artist in Residence and Plein Air programs have been postponed for 2021. 


Field Educator – Seasonal

Location: Gardiner, MT

Seasonal Field Educators are part of a dedicated educational staff committed to connecting learners from across the world to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem through delivery of exceptional educational experiences. They are knowledgeable about Yellowstone’s natural, geologic, and cultural history and are experienced outdoor leaders who create a comfortable learning environment while keeping their learners safe on programs. Field Educators are responsible for positively representing Yellowstone Forever, through program delivery, program support, and coordination.

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Park Store Associate – Summer 2021

Location: Position locations will vary based on Park stores ability to open in the 2021 season.

Housing: Seasonal Park Store Associates generally live in their own self-contained RVs within Yellowstone, in designated sites. There is limited housing available for applicants without RVs.

The Park Store Associate is a critical role in the daily operation of Yellowstone Forever Park stores at visitor centers and contact stations throughout the Greater Yellowstone National Park Area. The associate represents “the face” of the organization by working on the front lines and often in partnership with naturalist rangers from the National Park Service. Associates assist and engage visitors with purchases of educational products, explain our supporter program and recruit new members, and help answer visitor questions about Yellowstone National Park. Success in this position requires outstanding visitor/customer service skills and a passion for Yellowstone National Park and its preservation, and sharing that passion with others.

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Campus and Program Volunteer – Summer 2021

Location: Lamar Buffalo Ranch, Yellowstone National Park & Yellowstone Overlook Field Campus, Gardiner, MT

The Campus and Program Volunteer supports the educational programs and Yellowstone Overlook field campus. Each educational program is supported by one of our Campus and Program Volunteers. Field seminar programs are based at the Lamar Buffalo Ranch field campus, the Yellowstone Forever classrooms in Gardiner, or another location in the park. The Yellowstone Overlook field campus is based in Gardiner, and provides a location for adult students and youth groups to stay in comfortable lodging during their stay while participating in YF programs. Campus and Program Volunteers welcome and host students, orient them to Yellowstone Forever and the facility, assist instructors in logistical aspects of courses, drive the 14-passenger mini-bus for all field trips, assist in risk management in the field, and maintain and clean campus facilities. Campus and Program Volunteers also provide linen service and basic maintenance services at the Yellowstone Overlook field campus. Success in this position requires a welcoming demeanor, being a responsible and independent worker and being able to assist with the needs of various students. For more information about this volunteer position, please contact Katie Roloson, Director of Field Campus Operations, at

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