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Employment & Volunteers

Our employees and volunteers are extremely passionate, engaged and are proud of our work in conservation, our mission and vision, and our animals. Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of an amazing team!

If you have an interest in volunteering please contact the Center at 406 646-7001.

Currently the following positions are available:

POSITION: Full Time Animal Keeper

Job Description: Duties include providing daily care for the Center’s captive animal collection of bears, wolves, birds, ground squirrels, otters and trout and closely monitoring their health and behavior.  Additional duties include the care, maintenance and cleaning of exhibits, buildings and grounds. The Center’s dynamic animal management is at the core of the keeper’s job and helps provide the best in animal welfare. Candidates must be flexible and willing to work evenings, weekends and holidays. Excellent communication skills are necessary.  This job can be physically strenuous while working in extreme weather conditions.

Related experience required.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field preferred; Associates degree in appropriate field accepted as is significant experience with exotics.

Perks: Spectacular location, full medical benefits, generous paid time off, retirement plan, an exciting time of growth at the Center

Salary: $25,000 a year


POSITION: Full Time Seasonal Naturalists

Several position openings for seasonal naturalists. The positions are full-time, 40 hours/week. Pay is $12.00/hour with compensated holidays, free admissions, and gift shop discounts.

Duration: Position durations vary. Naturalists are needed as early as April 15 and as late as October 31.

Responsibilities: Educate visitors about bears, wolves, birds-of-prey, otters and trout. Interact with and answer questions from visitors. Conduct formal theater presentations as well as informal interpretive programs. Lead tours. Maintain information updates. Perform other duties as assigned.

Please note that this position is an interpretive naturalist position. The primary responsibility for the position is speaking and interacting with visitors, on the grounds of the facility as well as in formal presentations, often for the bulk of an eight hour day.


  • Bachelor’s Degree related to Natural Resources, Environmental Education or Biology preferred AND/OR minimum two years job experience working as an interpretive naturalist or similar
  • Experience related to interpretation or public education; excellent customer service and public speaking skills
  • Experience working with children and presenting children’s programs preferred
  • Experience in interpretation and education in a zoo setting or at an AZA-accredited facility preferred
  • Must be flexible to work weekends and holidays; must be able to work outdoors in a variety of environmental conditions
  • Interpretive Guide certification through the National Association for Interpretation preferred

Deadline: February 20, 2019

Application Process:  (please specify which position you are applying for)

E-mail your cover letter and resume to:

Kevin Murphy, Chief Operating Officer – [email protected]

Mail your materials to:

Kevin Murphy, Chief Operating Officer

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

PO Box 996

West Yellowstone, MT 59758


POSITION: Retail/Admissions – Full Time Openings

Duration: May – September

Duties: Duties include selling merchandise, admission tickets; welcoming visitors, handing out information on the Center and the area; accurately totaling, processing and collecting payments and demonstrating knowledge of gift shop merchandise.

Requirements: Must be flexible and willing to work weekends and holidays; able to multi-task; good oral communication skills, positive customer relation skills, computer savvy. There is a potential to grow and become full-time year around with benefits.

Application Process:

Email your resume to [email protected] or fax 406-646-7004.

Call 406-646-7001 ext.114 for more information.


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What our Guests Say!

Fantastic family fun

The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center is staffed with caring naturalists who are very helpful and knowledgeable. How cool is...

Georgia S


Georgia S

The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center is staffed with caring naturalists who are very helpful and knowledgeable. How cool is it that the kids can hide "snacks" for the Grizzly bears to find right inside their habitat! The animals were very respected and cared for.

Kids Loved it

This is my second time visiting and it seems to be better than the last time. The displays were well...




This is my second time visiting and it seems to be better than the last time. The displays were well done and informative, the live bird show was a must. They rotate through a large selection of bears about every hour so the longer you stay the more bears you will see.
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