Summer 2021 Wrangler Positions - Yellowstone National Park, WY - Xanterra - Yellowstone National Park, WY



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Yellowstone National Park Lodges operates 2 horse corrals and provides trail rides for thousands of guests in the summer. Our primary horse operation is based out of Roosevelt Lodge, while our other location is at Canyon Village. We take over 40,000 guests on horse functions per summer (400 guests per day). To accomplish this, we utilize 230 horses, haul over 400 tons of hay, haul out over 400 tons of manure, and utilize only 50 employees. That is 800 guests per employee and we do it all in 100 days. Learn more about the Horse department.

The Details
  • Position Type: Seasonal (May-September 2021)
  • Start Date: May 2021
  • Schedule: Varies – ~50+ hours per week
  • Location: Roosevelt or Canyon

What We Provide

  • Simple living in the world’s first National Park with low-cost housing (dormitory style), meals (cafeteria style), and Wi-Fi (limited bandwidth) provided
  • A low-cost bimonthly deduction covers three meals a day, your dorm room, and all associated utilities (including limited Wi-Fi) and the use of in-house laundry facilities.
  • Free Employee Recreation Program (hiking, biking, photography, camping, wildlife watching, educational programs, film series, sports competitions, and more!)

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 are the primary authorized concessioner in Yellowstone, and as such, we are proud stewards of the park.

PLEASE NOTE: As we closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to adopt appropriate sanitization measures and are carefully following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state protocols for preventing the spread of COVID-19. We are dedicated to creating a safe and healthy environment for both employees and guests.

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Applicants for a Wrangler job will be considered for the following positions, based on skill levels:


  • Wranglers lead guests on guided horseback rides on established trails. Providing these guests with engaging commentary on the areas they are passing through, its history, and the wildlife that live there is an important part of the job.
  • For the safety of the animals, there is a maximum weight limit of 240 pounds for this position.

Stagecoach/Wagon Driver

  • Stagecoach and Wagon Driver positions are filled by experienced horse men and women willing to work hard and care for our guests and our horses. Providing these guests with engaging commentary on the areas they are passing through, its history and the wildlife that live there is an important part of the job. These teams of horses are large draft horses that require special skills.
  • For the safety of the animals, there is a maximum weight limit of 280 pounds for this position.

Trail Crew Laborer

  • Responsible for the care, maintenance, and security of assigned horses, mules, equipment and tools. Maintains assigned horse trails in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.

Horse Department Driver

  • Responsible for loading, delivery and unloading certified hay and grain to corrals within the park; removal of manure from in-park corrals. Other duties include but are not limited to: hauling of horses to and from winter pasture, transfer of horses between in park location and transporting horses to a veterinarian as needed. Repair, maintenance, and construction of corrals and related facilities. Must be 21 years of age, have a valid U.S. driver's license, and possess a Class A, Type I commercial driver's license.


  • Effective communication and commentary skills
  • Basic horsemanship skills and or team driving skills
  • Knowledge of emergency procedures
  • Capable of handling 80 lb. hay bales for an extended period
  • CPR and First Aid certification required
  • Some positions require a valid U.S. Driver's license and a clean driving record
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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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