Looking to get more involved in the Jackson Hole Community? Become a Chamber of Commerce Volunteer! Volunteers are at the strength of our organization and we greatly appreciate your help! The Chamber has many different volunteer positions that help better serve the community while helping to promote local businesses.
Committee & Board Member Positions
Volunteer as a Committee Member for the Chamber! Committees and subcommittees are made up of Chamber staff, the Board of Directors, and members of both the Chamber and community. Committees are always looking for new perspectives to help strengthens their teams. Serving on a committee is a great way to become more involved in Jackson. Additionally, those who are interested in becoming a Board Member for the Chamber must serve on a committee for at least a year to be eligible to apply.
The Executive Committee oversees the activities of the Chamber President/CEO and staff, develops and manages the status of programs and projects, monitors the activities of committees, and performs initial review of plans and programs to be submitted to the Board of Directors. The Executive Committee members are volunteers who have been appointed through the Board of Directors.
Special Events Committee
The Special Events Committee is responsible for both short and long term planning, coordination, and implementation of Chamber events. They develop the budget for events, act as a resource for the Chamber staff, and support volunteer recruitment and fundraising.
Each subcommittee helps plan, promote, coordinate, and conduct the program of their respective events. For a more detailed description of each event, visit www.jacksonholechamber.com/events.
Destination Sales Committee
The Destination Sales Committee works to develop, integrate, and implement marketing and communications programs to promote Jackson Hole as a year-round destination while supporting local business marketing and promotions efforts.
Business Development/Visitor Services Committee
The Business Development/Visitor Services Committee focuses on ensuring fulfillment of the Visitor Services priorities as defined by the Jackson Hole Chamber Board of Directors. They also recommend policy and direction to our Business and Community towards providing optimal visitor services before, during and after the Visitor experience.
Each subcommittee develops and conducts programs for supporting and recruiting businesses in their respective field.
The Membership Committee assists the Chamber in membership recruitment and retention through developing and implementing membership programs. These programs are designed to educate and stimulate participation of members through Chamber activities, networking and marketing opportunities.
Brand Communications Committee
Members of the Brand Communications Committee will be taking a fresh look at the Chamber's image.
Government & Community Affairs Committee
The Government & Community Affairs Committee proactively tracks and recommends positions and action plans for legislative, government affairs and other issues of importance to the community.
If you are interested in joining a committee, please contact the Chamber at 307.733.3316 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Events & Visitor Services Volunteers
Special Events Volunteers
Volunteer at the Chamber Events! Events focusing on art, family, and Jackson traditions are put on by the Chamber every year and we are always looking for enthusiastic community members to help! Help out at your favorite Chamber event or every Chamber event—we are happy to have you! If you are not familiar with our events, here is a list of what we do:
Jackson Hole WinterFest: Presidents Day Weekend
Jackson Hole is truly a winter wonderland with many opportunities for enjoying the snowy days and long nights. WinterFest is an eleven-day festival that brings these opportunities together from the Shriner's All American Cutter Races to special winter performances from Grand Teton Music Festival. Many community organizations join together to present a series of events that delights winter enthusiasts who love to be out in the snow as well as those who prefer to spend their time beside a crackling hearth.
Easter Egg Hunt on Town Square: Saturday Before Easter
The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce and Wells Fargo present the Easter Egg Hunt on Town Square beginning at 10:00am sharp for kids ages 1-6 years old. Peter Rabbit and other characters join the fun. The event is traditionally followed by a free movie at Jackson Hole Twin Cinema.
ElkFest: Weekend Prior to Memorial Day
ElkFest, a weekend of activities built around the world famous Jackson Hole Boy Scout Elk Antler Auction, is an exciting time for celebrating nature, outdoor skills, hunting, and ecological education and awareness. Every spring, thousands of elk wintering on the National Elk Refuge lose their antlers before they migrate to their summer range. The Boy Scouts assist the Refuge with harvesting the shed antlers and auction them to bidders from around the world who use the sheds to make furniture, wall decorations, and jewelry. This annual event supports the National Elk Refuge with significant portion of auction proceeds going back to habitat enhancement projects.
High Noon Chili Cook-Off
The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce and the Howdy Pardner Ambassador Club presents the annual High Noon Chili Cook-Off on the Sunday of ElkFest weekend. Local chili aficionados are invited to show off their skills and enter the contest. There are categories for individuals and for businesses. Chili may be hot and spicy or mild and flavorful. It could be meaty or vegetarian and green or red. But it must taste the best to win top honors. Rain or shine, Town Square is the place to be!
Old West Days: Memorial Day Weekend
Celebrating the Heritage of the West! Jackson Hole has long been referred to as "The Last of the Old West" and with the community’s rich history it’s no wonder Old West Days is a favorite among visitors and locals alike. Visitors from all over the country come to delight in the live music, theatrical entertainment, arts and crafts, delicious food, rodeo events, and much, much more.
Old West Brew Fest
The Old West Brew Fest is a celebration of an age-old craft. Breweries from around the mountain west region gather on the Jackson Hole Town Square to compete for the Golden Boot, a people’s choice award. Taste tickets are purchased onsite. Sample sizes vary.
Town Square Shootout: Memorial Day through Labor Day
In 1957 the first annual Shootout Gang rode into Jackson and into the history books! Clover the Killer, the hardened outlaw, was famously halted by the Cache Creek Posse. The Shootout is now a tradition that allows Jackson to live up to its claim to “the last of the Wild West.” Performances are held at 6:00pm each evening, except Sundays, during the summer. “No shootin’ on Sundays!”
Howdy Pardners Ambassador Club Fourth of July Parade
The Howdy Pardner Ambassador Club, the hospitality arm of the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, presents the Fourth of July Parade! Jackson Hole is an exciting place to celebrate Independence Day and the annual parade includes a variety of patriotic entries from community members. Expect plenty of flags, families, and fun! The parade begins on Snow King Avenue across from the Rodeo Grounds, travels to Glenwood, continues on Broadway, and ends on Willow Street.
Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival
The Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival is widely recognized as one of the premier cultural events in the Rocky Mountain West. Thousands of art enthusiasts are drawn each year to experience the diverse artwork and breathtaking natural surroundings that make Jackson Hole a leading cultural center. Visitors will appreciate the works of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists along with an exceptional array of events featuring music, cuisine, and wine. More than fifty events round out our eleven-day festival.
Jackson Hole Marathon
The Jackson Hole Marathon is a must-do for runners looking for a destination experience with stunning mountain vistas. The Marathon course will start near the Town Square in the historic town of Jackson Hole, wind through neighborhoods within the town, and then utilize the community pathway system to bring participants to the finish line in Teton Village, home of the iconic Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Runners and their support teams enjoy the variety of health and wellness experiences offered by many businesses and nonprofit organizations – including yoga studios, healthful cuisine, tranquil spas, and more!
Trick or Treat on Town Square
The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce is pleased to host Trick or Treat on Town Square each year on Halloween. The event is traditionally held from 3:00-5:30pm with the costume contest at 4:30pm in the center of Town Square. The costume contest has prizes for different age categories -- grown-ups are included! Participating Town Square merchants and other businesses and organizations are vital to this community tradition.
Town Square Lighting: Friday After Thanksgiving
Jackson Hole shops prepare for the holidays with sparkling lights, festive garlands, and beautiful window displays. The finishing touch is the lighting of Town Square! The annual Town Square Lighting Ceremony takes place the day after Thanksgiving from 5:00-7:00pm. This favorite holiday event features arrival of Santa Claus along with cookies, carols, and hot cocoa!
Santa on the Square: December 15-24
Visiting Santa on the Jackson Town Square has become a tradition for many local families and holiday visitors. Town Square dresses for the occasion with thousands of sparkling lights illuminating the famous elk antler arches and towering trees. Santa listens to holiday wishes at the Stage Stop building near the southwest entrance to the Town Square.
Visitor Services Volunteers
Become a Visitor Services Volunteer through the Chamber! The Chamber is looking for volunteers in the busy summer months from late June until late September to help out in Visitor Services. As a Visitor Services Volunteer, you will guide visitors and residents alike through their Jackson experience!
Town Square Ambassadors
Town Square Ambassadors play a vital role in visitor services. Help tourists around the square by answering any of their questions during the busy summer season. Shifts typically run during the week from 10am-2pm.
Administrative Office Volunteers
The Visitor Services center at the Chamber gets hundreds of phone calls and walk in questions during the day. Administrative Office volunteer shifts typically run during the week from 1:00-5:00pm.
Volunteers share orange juice and mimosas with arriving visitors and are available to answer questions about Jackson Hole. Community members are invited to join the fun and spread goodwill. The program is traditionally held on Saturdays and Sundays during ski season.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Chamber at 307.733.3316 or email@example.com.