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Working in Yellowstone Park
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I'm looking at retiring in about 18 months and seriously thinking about seasonal work in Yellowstone park. I will be 59 years old when I retire. Does anyone have any experience working in Yellowstone…Continue

Tags: Park, National, Yellowstone

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Oct 23.

 

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Mike replied to Ken Ayers's discussion Working in Yellowstone Park
"Aggie- Thank you so much. I do have a bachelors degree, but am not a veteran. Looks like I would need a lot of luck then. Nothing ventured-nothing gained though. Appreciate the information, Mike"
Oct 23
aggie71 replied to Ken Ayers's discussion Working in Yellowstone Park
"No special training .... but you do need a college degree and prior military service buys you "veterans preference" which could be critical for jobs that many are applying for.  Just go to usajobs.gov and fill out a profile. …"
Oct 23
Mike replied to Ken Ayers's discussion Working in Yellowstone Park
"Aggie - That was good information you gave. Just curious, how does one become a Park Ranger? Is there specialized training, etc.? Thanks, Mike"
Sep 21
Ken Ayers replied to Ken Ayers's discussion Working in Yellowstone Park
"Good information Aggie thank you. My goal for looking into a seasonal position other than staying in my small hometown where I grew up, is for the adventure not the money. My thought is for the work I do to fund most if not all of this adventure. I…"
Sep 21
aggie71 replied to Ken Ayers's discussion Working in Yellowstone Park
"I was in your same position in 2009.  I hadf just left a 34 year career with an Energy Company in Houston and was looking for a complete change.  Working in a National Park (and especially Yellowstone) sounded perfect to me.  A few…"
Sep 19
Ken Ayers replied to Ken Ayers's discussion Working in Yellowstone Park
"Thank you Lauren This sounds very positive and it sounds like a fun place to check out.  "
Sep 16
Lauren Darter replied to Ken Ayers's discussion Working in Yellowstone Park
"I don't work in Yellowstone, but I am near the park haha. I work at a Ranch in Montana near the West entrance to Yellowstone. A few reasons you should say yes: 1. It is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!  2. The people you meet, whether you work with…"
Sep 15
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Working in Yellowstone Park

I'm looking at retiring in about 18 months and seriously thinking about seasonal work in Yellowstone park. I will be 59 years old when I retire. Does anyone have any experience working in Yellowstone they could share?  See More
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Hometown:
Newark Valley
About Me:
Currently working at Cornell University. Looking to retire in about 2 years and looking into possibly doing some seasonal work in other areas of the U.S
Website:
http://worldcoffeestore.com
Where have you lived and worked?
Upstate NY working at Cornell University.
Dream Job:
Someplace on a trout stream

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