Lamar Buffalo Ranch

Would you like to work on behalf of Yellowstone, surrounded by trails, wildlife, and spectacular natural wonders? 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.

Yellowstone Forever has offices in Gardiner and Bozeman, Montana, as well as 11 retail locations in and around Yellowstone National Park.

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Human Resources

Senior Director / VP, Human Resources

The Senior Director/VP of Human Resources plays a critical role in fostering Yellowstone Forever’s workplace culture and the recruitment, hiring, and engagement of employees and volunteers. This position leads a Human Resources (HR) team which proactively develops and manages initiatives, programs, and policies to measure and enhance staff performance, consistent with best practices. Apply for the Senior Director / VP, Human Resources position.


Research Librarian

The Research Librarian plays a critical role in the providing reference services at the Heritage Research Center. This position is responsible for cataloging, digitizing, book conservation, and program outreach. The ability to communicate with researchers at all levels is essential. Success in this position requires high-degrees of attention to detail, multitasking, and professionalism, all in a fun and fast paced environment. Apply for the Research Librarian position.


Park Store Associate

  • Location: Multiple locations

Park Store Associates are responsible for the day to day aspect of running our park stores. Park Store Associates assist visitors with purchases of educational products, recruit Yellowstone Forever supporters, and help answer visitor questions about Yellowstone National Park. Success in this position requires outstanding visitor/customer service skills and a passion for the wonderland that is Yellowstone. See all Park Store Associate positions.

Seasonal Warehouse Associate

  • Location: Gardiner, MT

The Warehouse Associate plays a critical role in Yellowstone Forever’s operations, working with staff and vendors to receive, store, move, pack and ship materials from the warehouse. Success in this position requires a high degree of efficiency while ensuring accuracy and timeliness of incoming and outgoing inventory shipments. This position is seasonal from June – early November. Apply to the Seasonal Warehouse Associate position.

Warehouse Manager

  • Location: Gardiner, MT

The Warehouse Manager plays a critical role in Yellowstone Forever’s operations, overseeing receiving, warehousing, and distribution operations. Responsibilities of this position also include supervising a team in the warehouse, inventory control and reporting, and ensuring that all warehouse processes are running optimally. Success in this position requires an extremely high level of attention to detail, a service oriented attitude, process efficiency efforts and a continual drive for improvement, the ability to multitask with ease on a variety of projects, excellent communication skills, and a close working knowledge of the Inventory Control System. Apply for the Warehouse Manager position.


Campus and Program Volunteer

  • Location: Lamar Buffalo Ranch or Overlook Field Campus
  • Housing included

The Campus and Program Volunteer supports the Yellowstone Forever Institute field seminars and Yellowstone Overlook field campus. Each field seminar is supported by one of our Campus and Program Volunteers. 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. Apply for the Campus and Program Volunteer position.

Resident Artist

  • Location: Gardiner, MT
  • Housing included

The Yellowstone Forever Resident Artists are active artists who produce original art inspired by Yellowstone National Park. Artists of all disciplines and experience levels are welcome to apply for the Landis Artist-in-Residence program, from painters to ceramists to musicians and poets. Cross-disciplinary artists are encouraged to apply, particularly those who integrate science into their process. The art residency runs year-round for periods from 2 weeks to 6 months. Apply for the Resident Artist position.

Resident Scientist

  • Location: Gardiner, MT
  • Housing included

The Yellowstone Forever Resident Scientists are research scientists who are conducting research in Yellowstone either independently (with appropriate YNP research permits) or in conjunction with Yellowstone National Park researchers. The science residency program runs year round. Scientist are selected for periods ranging from two weeks to six months. Apply for the Resident Scientist position.

Vehicle & Equipment Volunteer

  • Location: Gardiner, MT
  • Housing included

The Equipment and Vehicle Volunteer provides logistical support for programs that originate out of Yellowstone Forever’s Gardiner, MT office. The Equipment and Vehicle Volunteer will work with the Fleet and Logistics Manager to ensure equipment needed for programs is maintained and cleaned. The Equipment and Vehicle Volunteer also provides support to field instructors by staging needed equipment for programs, and putting equipment away when it returns from a program. This is a seasonal volunteer position from May through September. Volunteers in Gardiner will be provided with shared housing that may include roommates. Apply for the Vehicle & Equipment Volunteer.

YF Institute

Seasonal Naturalist, Summer 2020

Seasonal Naturalists are part of a progressive and dedicated Institute team responsible for the delivery of in-depth world-class educational programs in Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding ecosystem. As a naturalist, they must be knowledgeable about many aspects of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem including the natural history, ecology, geology, and cultural history of the region; the identification, biology, behavior, and habitat of the wildlife; and ongoing resource management issues and preservation efforts in the ecosystem. Apply for the Seasonal Naturalist, Summer 2020 position.