Work with us. Explore with us.
Thanks for stopping by our employment pages. We can't do it without the over 350 seasonal team members that come to Medora each year and we're so happy that so many of our former summer staff have told us the same thing: their summer in Medora was the #BestSummerOfMyLife.
Read on to hear from one former student worker, Joey, as he takes you through a little "orientation" about the TR Medora Foundation, what it's like to spend a summer in this amazing place and just what you could do here (it's a lot!).
Plus, did we mention you'll get to meet people from all over the nation and world, get experience in lots of different parts of the tourism industry, learn from a great management team and some AMAZING volunteers, and, for our student staff, have a chance to earn a scholarship at the end of it all.
Read on to start your #BestSummerEver...
Hello! My name is Joey! I'm a former employee of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, current student at the University of Colorado and the guy in the photo above.
At the request of TRMF's HR department, I'm here to tell you anything and everything when it comes to spending a summer in Medora.
If you already know that you want to work with the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, you can see the available job openings here.
If you're thinking about it and want a little more info, read on.
WHAT IS TRMF... AND WHAT DO THEY DO?
As Theodore Roosevelt -- Medora's most famous former resident would say - BULLY QUESTION! Here's our answer.
The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation is a 501 (c3) non-profit that provides entertainment, lodging, retail, and outdoor experiences for the traveling public. And when I say experiences, I mean EXPERIENCES!
(Why do we say "Bully!"? -- because it was Theodore Roosevelt's favorite way of saying "Wonderful!" "Awesome" or "That's great!" in today's vernacular.)
Paige (one of my front desk teammates) made great connections with our guests at the Rough Riders Hotel.
WOULD I LIKE WORKING THERE?
I asked myself that same question before I came out for my first summer.
So I talked to my sister -- who is the Lodging Manager in Medora.
She asked me - and I'll ask you:
-Do you think it would be fun to work with people from 20+ International countries and 46 states?
-To potentially take home a Scholarship
-Live in a town straight out of the Old West in an enviroment you'd see in National Geographic
-Spend free time photographing or hiking Theodore Roosevelt National Park or mountain biking the glorious Maah Daah Hey trail
-Golfing Bully Pulpit, a Top 100 Public Golf Course in America
- To connect people to Historic Medora for positive, life-changing, experiences.
And it didn't hurt that they have an incredible campus complete with cafeteria, lounge, gym, 3 music rooms and a ton more!
WHAT CAN I DO?
I worked at the Bully Pulpit Golf Course. I had friends that Interned in the Marketing department and others who worked in food service. My buddy Luke (meet him in the video below) worked as a Historical Interpreter.
We also got to work the Medora Musical.
There's so many opportunities in Medora, check out the link below to see what's available right now!
That's it for me, Joey! You can see what Exploring in Medora is like on the Medora Employee Facebook Page.
Learn more and hear from other workers below:
If you have any questions, email HR Director Chelsea Dicke at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ready to Head West for a summer of "working hard in work worth doing?"
A quick look at some summer work opportunities with a catchy tune attached...
A little 'splainer vid on why and what we at the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation do in the Badlands...
Here's why people come to experience Medora...
Each spring, there's the prelude to opening the "Greatest Show in the West"...
Bully Pulpit Golf Course, one of America's Top 100 Courses, from a bird's eye view...
Plus, Medora is steeped in Theodore Roosevelt history, and the legends of the old west...
Are you into some of the Raddest Races, in the Baddest Places? We have that here too...
Why are we here?
Because Harold Schafer loved the legend and history of Theodore Roosevelt's time in Medora.
Harold, who had created an amazingly successful company that made products like Mr. Bubble bubble bath decided to devote much of his time, energy, and fortune to saving this tiny town where TR once lived.
Theodore Roosevelt said that it was here, in Medora, that the "Romance of his life began," and that he "Never would have been President, if not for his time in Dakota."
Harold Schafer felt very much the same way, that here in Medora, was where his soul was most full. Harold passed away in 2001.
But his own legacy in the Badlands continues -- a legacy that gives you the chance, if you take it, to be inspired by the Badlands the way he and TR were, to connect to Medora for a positive, life-changing experience.
In his own words, here's why Harold thought you'd love this place as much as he did...
(If you have 10 minutes, rewind the video and enjoy the whole thing!)
Well, what are you waiting for? Come work with us. Come explore with us.