The volunteer Visitor Services position in Teton Village is currently a summer season position aimed at increasing public interface and exposure of the Bridger-Teton National Forest (BTNF). By establishing a presence at a major recreational site on the BTNF, we hope to reach a segment of the population we may otherwise miss at our other contact locations. This position may be in conjunction with the Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center position. Housing may be available; a minimum of 24 hours of volunteer time per week is required to qualify for free housing.
Duties and responsibilities include staffing a BTNF information kiosk; greeting visitors; and responding to inquiries about the BTNF, its resources, recreational activities and mission. Volunteers will also provide information about Teton Village, Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and Jackson Hole amenities. We also encourage volunteers to conduct impromptu interpretive contact programs with visitors using props and resources and promote the Forest Service “It’s all yours” campaign. Also, sales of Grand Teton Association products using a tablet device will be part of the position.
A complete background check is required prior to start date.
This position is located at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort at Teton Village. Teton Village is located about 12 miles outside of Jackson at the base of the Teton Mountain Range. Jackson is a resort mountain town that is surrounded by public lands represented by three separate federal agencies. Just north of town is the National Elk Refuge as well as Grand Teton National Park. The BTNF borders the town of Jackson on the east, south and west sides. The town of Jackson lies in an expansive valley referred to as Jackson Hole. Within the town are all the basic amenities including restaurants, hotels, grocery stores, gas stations, shops, auto repair, airport and a hospital.
Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks are the primary attractions for Jackson, with world class scenery and wildlife. The area is supported by a local airport which allows for easy access and may see up to four million visitors per year. As a tourist town with a high demand for expensive property, amenities like housing may be very expensive and difficult to find. Prices at restaurants, groceries, and hotels may also be above the national average.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Available RV pads have full hook-ups and are located about 30 minutes from duty station. Mileage may be reimbursed.