Yellowstone Work Adventures

Pray, Montana

 Map of the United States with a callout to Montana, labeling Helena and Pray

Program Highlights:

  • Live in Pray, Montana
  • Work with top hospitality & tourism organizations
  • Get access to Yellowstone National Park
  • Complete personal finance training

Program Benefits:

  • Meals included
  • Career coaching
  • Flexible end dates
  • Guaranteed affordable housing

Application Deadline:

  • Fall: October 15th
  • Winter: December 15th
  • Summer: April 15th

Your Program Cost:

  • You don’t pay AdventureEXP anything
  • Housing: $168/Month deducted from your paycheck
  • Travel cost to your destination

Work in Pray, Montana

Yellowstone Work Adventures takes you deep in the American West while working for leaders in hospitality and tourism. Yellowstone Work Adventures is the perfect way to spend a gap year before college or work through a gap semester, while still in school.

Many gap year opportunities require volunteer projects, but Adventure EXP provides paid work experience. You’ll gain leadership skills and time to explore a potential career, all while making more money than a typical gap year experience.

Our partners in Montana want teens and college students for positions in Food and Beverage, Housekeeping, and Hospitality. Plus, our program offerings include excursions like horseback riding, whitewater rafting, etc.

We’re Here For You

We connect you with temporary employment and affordable housing in Montana. You earn money, life skills, and job training while getting access to the most beautiful National Park in the West.

Sound like a win-win scenario? Apply to our fall programs for access to the most interesting gap year option of a lifetime.

Dates / Season:

All programs start in the fall, but you choose the exact start and end date with your employer. The flexibility makes Yellowstone Work Adventures one of the best programs after high school or in between semesters.

Pray, Montana Program Details

The Yellowstone Work Adventures program isn’t just a summer job. It’s an opportunity to invest in your skillset. Once we connect you with a position that fits your experience and interests, we support you throughout the job.

As an Adventure EXP program participant, you’ll get personalized career coaching with our team. You’ll also complete basic personal finance training in budgeting, credit, investing, and earnings.

Most of our job seekers travel to Pray, MT from across the country. We’ll get you settled into your new home by connecting you to housing, transportation, and group excursions. We’ve got your back at every step of the way.

The Yellowstone Work Adventures provides the following benefits:

  • Discounted ski pass (winter only)
  • Meals included in the program
  • Shared affordable housing
  • Monthly excursions to local points of interest

Please note that a car is not required for placement in this program. Should you bring a car, our housing has free parking available.

If you opt for Adventure EXP’s shared housing, we’ll bill you for your first month’s rent and deposit. Once you’ve settled in Montana, your monthly rent will be deducted from your wages

Program Costs
Application Fee
Program Fee


**housing deposit not included and varies on the employer

We ensure that all participants have the option of a cost-positive experience. All of our positions are paid, meaning that you walk away richer in cash and experience.

We hope to make our program accessible for all students. Talk to your Adventure Guide for more information about scholarships and payment plans.

Jobs at Yellowstone Work Adventures

Once you’ve been accepted to Yellowstone Work Adventures, you’re guaranteed a job for the fall with one of our partner employers. Most of our positions are full-time, temporary roles. We have entry-level opportunities in the following industries:
Food and Beverage
Positions Available
Barista, Server, Server's Assistant, Food Runner, Busser, Dishwasher
Garde Manger, Prep, Hot Kitchen, Grille, Banquets, In-Room Dining
Housekeeping, Reservations, Guest Services, Concierge, Grocery Store Clerk
Starting Rate
$9.20 / hour + tips
$13 / hour
$13 / hour

The current Montana minimum wage is $9.20 / hour. All rates vary based on experience level and individual department.


On every Adventure EXP program, we plan day trips and excursions. If you choose to join your cohort on one of the following Yellowstone Adventures, we cover the cost.

Horseback Riding

Soak in the Big Sky Country on horseback

Whitewater Rafting

Plunge into river rafting – thrill-seekers only.

Visit Bozeman

Stroll the quaint streets of downtown Bozeman.

In the winter months, join us on a group ski trip.