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The National Elk Refuge operates with permanent and seasonal employees, as well as volunteers.


Permanent U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Jobs
When fully staffed, the National Elk Refuge has ten permanent positions. For current job listings at the National Elk Refuge or other Federal positions, visit USAJobs.

Volunteer Positions
The National Elk Refuge has one of the largest volunteer programs in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The refuge volunteer staff serves a key role at the refuge through a variety of activities. Visit Volunteer.gov to learn more about volunteer opportunities with the Federal government. For more information about volunteer opportunities at the National Elk Refuge, please email Natalie Fath, Volunteer Coordinator.

Refuge Seasonal Positions

  • Irrigation Program Positions: Join the team at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Elk Refuge in Jackson, WY as a member of the irrigation team. Although this position is located on the National Elk Refuge, it is not a Federal Government position. These positions include assisting with the operation and maintenance of a state of the art K-Line irrigation system, which irrigates approximately 4,000 acres of grasslands on the National Elk Refuge that serve as crucial winter range habitat for elk and bison. No experience is necessary. Training will be provided. Health insurance, relocation expenses and other benefits are not provided. This is a seasonal position only. Interested candidates must be 18 years or older and possess a valid drivers license. View full job posting for more information
  • Winter Naturalist Positions: Join the team at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Elk Refuge in Jackson, WY as a member of the Education & Visitor Services team. Although this position is located on the National Elk Refuge, it is not a Federal Government position. The Education and Visitor Services team provides educational programming and experiences for thousands of visitors and local community members annually. The primary duties for this position include leading educational and interpretive programming, staffing the Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center, and performing routine operational tasks that support the team. Health insurance, relocation expenses and other benefits are not provided. This is a seasonal position only. For more information about the position, please email Kari Cieszkiewicz, Environmental Education Specialist.