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Yellowstone or Grand Canyon and where to start

Thanks everyone for your insights. After thinking about it, I have decided to stick closer to home. Say the lower 48:) Maybe Yellowstone or Grand Canyon. Anyone have suggestions on where I should start my job hunt?

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Comment by Jeray Norman on November 16, 2009 at 6:17pm
Either one should be a great summer gig... not sure about the winter though... Brrrrrr... I have buddies who work Yellowstone in the summer months and go to Everglades in the winter... Both are pretty touristy... why not just flip a coin... then do the next one the next year/season?
Comment by reggiecohen on November 11, 2009 at 7:06pm
i didnt see that i;ve always wanted to work at mammoth
Comment by Thomas Fletcher on November 11, 2009 at 10:18am
i had worked at Yellowstone and Grand Canyon North Rim , i liked Yellowstone better .
housing , food , activities are a whole lot better than North Rim .
best location , Old Faithful , Snow Lodge .
Comment by akscootr on November 8, 2009 at 9:26pm
The best time, depending on whether mom-and-pop or corporate can be from Dec. to March. Corporate types hire earlier and mom-and pops later. Which places are best depends entirely on what you like... hot or cold? Mountains or Beaches? Crowded or remote? Party or wilderness? and on and on....
Comment by Valerie Cupery on November 4, 2009 at 2:57pm
I am looking at working out in Yellowstone or somewhere in Utah, What places are the best and when is the best time to apply?
Comment by akscootr on October 29, 2009 at 4:56am
Old Faithful is NOT great $$$$ I just left there and made less than 1/2 of what I made in Alaska the year prior for the same number of hours. Most tips are credit which are on the paycheck, not cash at the end of the day. If you want Yellowstone, I would actually recommend Snow Lodge because it is more chill than Old Faithful and believe it or not, you make more $$$. Expect 3 split shifts per week and only 3 dinner shifts. The others will be breakfast/lunch or Breakfast. That being said, Yellowstone is a great place to make friends from all over the world. Just be aware that as a server you will work a lot and the $$$ will be over-rated. If $$$ are important, try Jackson, WY where it is busy and you make cash. You will be near Yellowstone and the Tetons, which are even prettier than Yellowstone.
Comment by Drew on October 28, 2009 at 12:10pm
Yellowstone, I really liked it. Apply online for yellowstone, I don't know if you can state a preference on work location or not, but Old Faithful is a fun location.
Comment by Amanda Raffenello on October 27, 2009 at 3:39pm
Flora, how did you get your job at the Old Faithful? any tips or contacts? Thanks
Comment by aggie71 on October 26, 2009 at 10:08am
My guess would be a server position at either the Lake Hotel or The Old Faithful Inn. These are the gourmet restaurants in the park, and the servers there make huge tips. Not sure how you get one of these jobs, but it would be worth a try. These are Xanterra jobs, not DNC. The various fountain jobs for DNC may or may not be tipped positions, and I would doubt they earn the amount in tips of a full serve restaurant. Besides Canyon, there is a large fountain at Fishing Bridge and a smaller fountain at Lake.
Comment by reggiecohen on October 24, 2009 at 6:13pm
dont let kevin see this he might say something about this lol

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