Join the bear aware team

Work and live in Yellowstone National Park as a Retail Sales Clerk. Bear Aware employees typically work three to four months of the year and have two consecutive days off each week to explore Yellowstone and the surrounding area.  See park features like Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone Lake, and amazing wildlife, hike any of the more than 1,000 miles of hiking trails, camp under the stars, and make lifelong friends from across the country.

Retail Sales Clerks are critical in fulfilling our mission to equip and educate park visitors so they can safely enjoy the majesty of Yellowstone National Park.

​Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interact professionally and positively with Park visitors from around the world in a busy, sometimes hectic, environment
  • Interact professionally and positively with Park personnel (Rangers, wildlife managers, researchers, and top management)
  • Educate and instruct Park visitors on proper use of bear spray, hiking safety, and bear habitat
  • Share knowledge of Yellowstone’s history, policies and issues with Park visitors
  • Answer questions constantly and provide directions
  • Manage sales transactions by cash and credit card via computerized point of sale system
  • Actively sell retail items, replenish stock, and perform inventory control
  • Comply with laws regarding compliance and data protection of customer’s credit card information
  • Clean sales area, windows, signage, and organize supplies and inventory
  • Work varied shifts, performing both opening and closing procedures
  • Undertake additional duties as assigned

Skills & Abilities:

  • Operate point of sales system
  • Maintain pleasant attitude on and off duty with Park visitors and team members
  • Able to comfortably speak before crowds and interact with people from around the world
  • Work outdoors in wide range of weather conditions
  • Able to lift up to 25 pounds and physically stand for long periods
  • Assist with loading and unloading inventory and supplies
  • Give directions and provide Park information in a professional, cheerful manner
  • Promote appreciation and enthusiasm for Park environmental and safety programs
  • Be willing to learn and share Park information 

Work Season:  

Late May – Oct 5th 


Live in your own RV! We provide a season-long full-hookup camping spot at the coveted Canyon Village. Bring your camper or mobile home and enjoy Yellowstone right out your front door.

Already live inside or near YNP? Work with us at Old Faithful! We have limited housing resources at Old Faithful and are looking for locals that want extra work to join our team at OF. Work a couple days a week to supplement your income, or work full time! Please inquire for details and availability.


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