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Episode 142 features Erin Benike with Delaware North at Yellowstone talking about jobs within the park

The Workamper Show Podcast

Today I will speak with an employer who hires Workampers for jobs within one of the most spectacular national parks in America – Yellowstone. Erin Benike is Delaware North’s general manager of its 12 Yellowstone General Stores located within the second-most visited national park in America. Many of the nearly 4 million Yellowstone visitors annually spend time and money in one of the park’s general stores buying souvenirs, gift items, food, beverages, clothing and other merchandise, like RV supplies. The company hires Workampers to serve as cashiers, stockers, food service associates, cooks, custodians, supervisors and managers. All the jobs are paid positions with wages ranging between $15 and $19 per hour. Workampers live in 140 RV sites scattered throughout Yellowstone in what are termed “villages.” There is often a general store near each village. Erin said she likes to hire Workampers because they can typically start earlier and stay later than the college students who live in dormitories. In fact, Workampers played a critical role at the park during the past two years because travel restrictions prevented many foreign workers from accepting jobs at the park. Stores begin opening in late April until all the stores are operating before Memorial Day. Then, stores begin closing right after Labor Day until all but one shuts down by the middle of October. One store near the park’s headquarters remains open all year to serve permanent park staff. Workampers generally put in 35 to 40 hours a week by working five days with two days off. However, Erin explains that next year Delaware North will experiment with a schedule where people work four days in a row with three days off each week. That will give Workampers plenty of time to explore the many features of Yellowstone. Stores are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., which also gives Workampers plenty of daylight to explore after their shifts end. Only a few jobs, like painters and HVAC technicians, have special job requirements. The company provides on-the-job training for other positions. Workampers pay between $35 and $49 per week for a full-hookup RV site within the park. That’s a bargain in and of itself. But, for another $63 per week, they can take advantage of an employee meal plan and enjoy three meals plus snacks, fruits and drinks throughout the day. Erin said it’s like having your grandmother cook for you. One of the unique aspects of Workamping at Yellowstone is that the campgrounds are frequently visited by bison and elk who mosey their way through the region. It’s quite a site. Recruitment for the following season officially kicks off in September at the Hershey, Penn., RV Show. Applications are accepted all year, but usually reviewed for the first time in November after the current season ends. However, recruitment continues all winter until the stores start opening in April. The process involves a phone call to get to know the Workamper and learn what his or her preferences are for jobs and location. Then there is a discussion about job requirements and company policies. If the applicant wishes to move forward, then a hiring decision is usually made within two weeks of that interview. Enthusiasm for working at Yellowstone is one trait that really helps applicants stand out, Erin explained. Also, if they are able to work longer seasons by starting before Memorial Day or working after Labor Day, that’s a plus. Delaware North prefers couples simply because the firm gets two workers for each campsite. However, solos are also hired and so are teenagers over 16 who are living in their parents’ RV. People will really enjoy Workamping at Yellowstone. I have interviewed several folks who have held positions over the years and they all describe it as a very memorable experience – especially the ability to go behind the scenes into areas of the park that tourists typically avoid because they only have time to see the big attractions. Grand Tetons National Park is only an hour away from Yellowstone and Workampers get free passes to visit there. Other activities in the area include whitewater rafting, horseback riding and, of course, hiking and biking. Because Yellowstone is several hours away from really big cities, Workampers receive a 30% discount on items purchased at the general stores. The real bargain is that they can get a full-hookup RV site inside the second-most popular national park and, if they desire, all their meals and snacks for around $100 per week. For more information about the jobs and to apply, visit www.ygsjobs.com. Today’s episode is sponsored by Workamper News. With its Diamond and Platinum membership tools, Workamper News is much more than just a job-listing website. When you put the tools of this professional service into action, you’ll find out just how easy it can be to turn your Workamping dreams into reality. The one-year memberships open the door to a one-stop-shop for all-things Workamping. Being the original resource for Workamping, you’ll find the largest number of job listings, be able to connect with a community of Workampers, and view resources compiled by experts who have been enjoying the RV lifestyle for many years. If you’re serious about leading a successful and enjoyable Workamping lifestyle, then a Diamond or Platinum membership is for you.  You can even get started with a free 30-day trial by visiting www.workamper.com/trial. Embark on new adventures today with the support of Workamper News behind you! Our next episode will feature an interview with another employer looking to hire Workampers for jobs within some national forests next season.

25mins

12 Oct 2021

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Episode 54: CBC Success Stories with delaware North America

Inside SAP S/4HANA

SAP Central Business Configuration makes it possible to configure and implement end-to-end business processes from one central place, spanning multiple SAP Cloud solutions. Starting with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, it will be paramount to SAP’s success in the Cloud. In our all-new episode two well-known speakers join our podcast again to talk about CBC: Nigel Grillet from delaware North America and Gregor Loës, Global VP CBC Support & Customer Success at SAP. Together with host Jonas Seiler they discuss where it all started, where we are now and what learnings have been made since General Availability of CBC, sharing insights from both perspectives: the internal and Partner view.What topic would you like us to discuss next? Send an email to insides4@sap.com.

28mins

29 Sep 2021

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5/22 Radio Show: Jeremy (Jerry) Jacobs Jr., CEO of Delaware North

r-House Radio Show

Your host, Peter Hunt, welcomes Jeremy (Jerry) Jacobs Jr., CEO of Delaware North.Peter and Jerry discuss Delaware North and how they're navigating the effects of the pandemic.

49mins

22 May 2021

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Episode 24: The Revenue Manager Is the New Insurance Policy – Delaware North

Unconstrained Conversations – An IDeaS Podcast

IDeaS’ chief evangelist Klaus Kohlmayr speaks with Andy Grinsfelder, VP of revenue, sales, and marketing at Delaware North. Klaus and Andy originally spoke in Episode 10: On the Road Again – Leisure Travel Recovery with Delaware North about how this leisure-focused company is dealing with the changed hospitality landscape. In this episode Andy shares updates on how business materialized, his learnings from the summer months and how he and his team are preparing for 2021.Thanks for listening! Please subscribe to our podcast on your favorite podcast network and share with colleagues in the travel and hospitality space who may find this episode useful.

16mins

1 Oct 2020

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Episode 10: On the Road Again – Leisure Travel Recovery with Delaware North

Unconstrained Conversations – An IDeaS Podcast

IDeaS’ chief evangelist Klaus Kohlmayr speaks with Andy Grinsfelder, VP of revenue, sales & marketing at Delaware North. What’s Delaware North you ask? If you’ve ever been to the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Kennedy Space Center, a major sports stadium or eaten in an airport, you’ve likely been served by one of their 55,000 employees. With the leisure and outdoor tourism markets predicted to recover first, Delaware North is well positioned for the first wave of recovery business. Andy and Klaus discuss the challenges associated with running a multifaceted leisure business in various markets.

32mins

18 Jun 2020

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Ep. 51 - Vito Buscemi, Delaware North

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...and the passion of authenticity, old world and scratch cooking guiding food trends.

39mins

12 Jul 2019

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Ropes & Gray Alumni Podcast Series: Conversation with Jeff Gleason, Delaware North

RopesTalk

We are pleased to introduce a new podcast series for our alumni interviews. Today’s podcast features Ropes & Gray alum Jeff Gleason in conversation with IP litigation partner Matt Rizzolo. Jeff and Matt were summer associates together back in 2007, and have stayed in touch over the years since Jeff left the firm to go in-house. Most recently, Jeff joined Delaware North, a global leader in hospitality and food services management, as assistant general counsel for gaming. Jeff discusses the challenges associated with moving in-house and offers advice to attorneys who may be looking to make the transition. Additionally, Jeff and Matt reminisce about their early days at Ropes & Gray. Tune in to hear more!

19mins

18 Jun 2019

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Ropes & Gray Alumni Podcast Series: Conversation with Jeff Gleason, Delaware North

Alumni @ RopesTalk

We are pleased to introduce a new podcast series for our alumni interviews. Today’s podcast features Ropes & Gray alum Jeff Gleason in conversation with IP litigation partner Matt Rizzolo. Jeff and Matt were summer associates together back in 2007, and have stayed in touch over the years since Jeff left the firm to go in-house. Most recently, Jeff joined Delaware North, a global leader in hospitality and food services management, as assistant general counsel for gaming. Jeff discusses the challenges associated with moving in-house and offers advice to attorneys who may be looking to make the transition. Additionally, Jeff and Matt reminisce about their early days at Ropes & Gray. Tune in to hear more!

19mins

18 Jun 2019

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WTCBN Podcast - Episode 3 - Chris Feeney - Delaware North

WTCBN Podcast

World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara President Craig W. Turner interviews Delaware North as EVP and CFO Chris Feeney - World Trade Celebration 2019 keynote speaker - on the WTCBN Podcast.

5mins

16 May 2019

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Workamping at Yellowstone with Delaware North

The Live Camp Work Podcast

In this Episode In this Episode, I’m talking about RV jobs at Yellowstone National Park! Workamping for Delaware North, who operates 12 general stores inside the worlds 1st National Park. You might consider this as an option for the summer if you are interested in outdoor adventures and want to work a little as well. Tune in to get the details on Workamping at Yellowstone with Delaware North Thanks for listening! It means so much that you've listened to this episode! If you would like to continue the conversation with head on over to LiveCampWork.comor join the Facebook group. And if you know somebody who would benefit from the information shared in this episode, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.  Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe on the podcast app on your mobile device. You can also enter your email in the subscribe box to get the episodes sent straight to your email inbox! Leave us a review We appreciate every bit of feedback, so please leave a review! Ratings and reviews from our listeners not only help us improve, but also help others find us in their podcast app(s). If you have a minute, an honest review on iTunes goes a long way! As Always & Until Next Time… I wish you safe travels and many adventures,  -Sharee

16mins

5 Feb 2019

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