Park Life

The intent of this page is to share information about working and living in Yosemite National Park.

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explore job and volunteer opportunities

Several organizations hire in Yosemite; each has different application procedures.

National Park Service
The National Park Service, an agency of the US Government, is responsible for all aspects of park management. Its mission is to conserve the the park's resources and provide for the enjoyment of the park.

Yosemite Hospitality
Yosemite Hospitality is the primary concessioner in Yosemite National Park.

Yosemite Conservancy
Yosemite Conservancy is the only philanthropic organization dedicated exclusively to the protection and preservation of Yosemite National Park, while enhancing visitor experience.

NatureBridge operates in Yosemite National Park under a cooperative agreement to educate people about the natural and cultural history of the area, and related resource issues of the park.

Ansel Adams Gallery
he Ansel Adams Gallery, has a rich history of operating in Yosemite National Park since 1902.

Local Communities
Local communities play a vital role in providing goods and services to park visitors. There are a multitude of employment possibilities with local businesses.


getting a library card

A message from our local librarian:

As a seasonal or permanent employee of our park, please feel welcome at your Mariposa County Library Branch here in Yosemite Village.

To get a Library Card, one must first get a PO Box here in Mariposa County, El Portal or Yosemite Village.

Come in during our business hours and fill out a short form, and begin getting some books!

The Post Office is great to get acquainted with how to receive packages here in Yosemite. Ask one of the clerks to walk you through it to ensure your packages don’t get sent to the Housing Office for Yosemite Hospitality.

Looking forward to meeting all of you,

Christine Gale Reynolds
Yosemite Branch Librarian
Mariposa County Library System


Post Offices

There are Post Offices located within the Park. If available, PO boxes can be purchased for $3, $6, or $12 per month.

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday Closed



The Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) is a regularly scheduled, fixed route, public transit system that operates year-round in the Yosemite region.

YARTS provides service into Yosemite National Park and gateway communities in comfortable, air-conditioned buses. Ride YARTS to avoid traffic and safely enjoy the scenery instead of watching the road.

AMTRAK- Yosemite by Train

People from every corner of the United States — and the world — travel to Yosemite in central California to experience the awesome beauty of nature offered by this National Park. Getting to Yosemite by train with transfer into the valley by minibus is the most eco-friendly and relaxing way to get there. 

AIRPORTS- information about
commercial airports-

Near Yosemite
In the Bay Area
North and East of Yosemite


The Wellness Center

Open to all Yosemite staff and volunteers, the Wellness Center is a central information hub. Enjoy use of the gym, computers, showers, yoga/activity Room, dvd & blu-ray rentals, + more. Please have your employee ID or volunteer pass in order to rent movies and/or yoga mats.
UPS and FED-EX packages can be picked up here and the Housing office next door.