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Interpretive Specialist - Grand Teton National Park - Free Housing Provided

Date:  Jan 19, 2023

Jackson Hole, WY, US

Company:  Grand Teton Lodge Company
Shift Type:  Summer Seasonal 2023

Create Your Experience of a Lifetime!

Come work and play in the mountains!  Whether it's your first time seeing the mountains, or you already call them home, joining our team means discovering (or re-discovering!) a passion for the outdoors while building lifelong connections with teammates and guests from around the world.


Join the Grand Teton Lodge Company for a season, or stay for a career at one/many of our 40+ resorts. From day one, you'll receive some of the highest compensation rates in the industry, free access to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, Employee housing, free activities, 40% retail discounts, the chance to grow through Epic Service - our leading training and development program, and wellness benefits to fuel your success.​



The Interpretive Specialist is reponsible for developing, planning, and coordinating interpretive programs for Flagg Ranch Company within the confines of its Contract and Operating Plan.  This position wil develop, plan, coordinate, and direct orientation, educational, and interpretive materials to maximize employee and visitor opportunities to make personal connections with the meanings and significance of the John D. Rockefeller Memoral Parkway, Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. This includes history, geology, ecology, flora, and fauna.


Job Specifications:  

  • Outlets:  Flagg Ranch
  • Starting Wage:  $18.50 / hour
  • Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced  


Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Partner with the Senior Interpretive Specialist to develop, review, and implement park knowledge and interpretive curriculum and programs. 

  • Train and evaluate seasonal personnel engaged in interpretation. 

  • Provide guest interpretation activities on a weekly basis at Flagg Ranch and Colter Bay Village.  Provide coverage at Jackson Lake Lodge and Jenny Lake Lodge when needed.  

  • Research, develop and implement interpretive themes, including lectures, exhibits, audio-visual programs, visitor activities and publications for use by interpretive staff. 

  • Research, develop, and conduct interpretive lectures, exhibit, educational programs, audio-visual programs, visitor activities, and publications. 

  • Assist in the development and implementation of Comprehensive Interpretive Plans for Headwaters Lodge & Cabins. 

  • Recommend budget requests and tracks expenditures for interpretation operations. 

  • Assist in the research and development of natural and cultural resource interpretive materials and exhibits. 


The “must haves” for this position include: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Proficient with Microsoft platforms
  • Possess the ability to present self professionally in guest interaction
  • General knowledge of policies, programs and procedures related to National Park Service Interpretation and Business departments. 

  • Ability to produce written documentation that is technically complete, grammatically correct, and neat. 

  • Valid drivers license, Successful completion of MVR 


We prefer that you additionally have the following skills / experience, but it is not required: 

  • Experience in professional interpretation
  • NAI Guide Certification 

  • NAI Host Certification 


What’s In It For You? 

  • FREE Housing (including linens and all utilities) 

  • FREE Full Hook-Up RV Sites 

  • FREE National Park Pass to Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park 

  • FREE Participation in guest activities: Horseback rides, kayak and boat rentals, lake cruises & scenic raft tours, 200 miles of hiking trails and THE greatest perk ever – living in one of the most picturesque national parks! 

  • Complimentary WiFi  

  • $80/week Meal Plan covers 3 meals/day in the employee cafeteria 

  • Complimentary use of Recreation halls and Employee Gym (Climbing Wall) 


Before you apply, visit for detailed information about housing and other information you will find helpful.



Come capture the “Spirit of the Tetons” in one of the most photographed mountain ranges in North America. Our team returns year after year to ensure that our guests get the most out of our abundant wildlife, breathtaking views, hiking trails, fishing and much more.

We are committed to environmental stewardship and sustainability through zero waste, energy and water conservation, green dining and retail, volunteerism, and education. Grand Teton Lodge Company offers an amazing place to live and work, as well as staff housing. 


Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

Requisition ID 492299