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Baker/Sous-Chef
Location: Lazy L&B Ranch - Wyoming 1072 East Fork Road 82513

Previous professional cooking experience is required.

Duties:

• Baking daily breads and desserts including breakfast treats.

• Assisting the Head Chef with meal preparation. 

• Maintain the kitchen and prep areas making sure they are clean and organized.

• Responsible for proper food handling and storage practices to ensure food safety

• Review and ensure compliance with all Health Department Safety Standards and Regulations

• With assistance from the other kitchen and dining staff, maintain, clean, and organize the coolers, freezers, and dry storage areas on a regular basis.

• Assist with checking in all orders.

• All kitchen staff wash their own dishes.

• Pitch in as needed and requested by management for various other tasks.

Perks:

• The opportunity to meet new people from around the world in such a unique setting offers an unforgettable experience.

• Fishing Wyoming's untouched rivers, hiking, and horseback riding incredible and diverse terrain.

Other Details:

• Room and board are included. We pay a monthly salary, gratuities and an end of season bonus (dependent upon performance).

If you are interested in working with us, please e-mail us a copy of your resume with references to ranch@lazylb.com or call 1-800-453-9488. 


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 06/06/2020 thru 09/14/2020

Office Coordinator/Manager
Location: Bar W Guest Ranch - Montana 2875 Hwy 93 West 59937

In the role of Office Coordinator/Manager, the first responsibility is to ensure that the ranch’s image and reputation are maintained as a high quality, professional, customer-focused facility as seen through the eyes of the guests, the town of Whitefish, Flathead Valley, nationally and internationally.  This is to be accomplished by providing focused, consistent, and high-quality customer service internally and externally in a professional manner at all times. 

Overall and consistent with all management personnel policies and responsibilities, your role blends several functions and interactions with multiple departments within the Bar W.  While the office environment has many tasks and responsibilities that are indigenous to its own operating area, it must also interface with the different departments to ensure that the overall operations of the administration of the Bar W continue to run smoothly and efficiently.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the administration, organization, and coordination of all office systems entailing: office supplies, internal computer equipment, telephone services, internet connections, voice mail, and e-mail; working with the Managing Partner and General Manager on organizational activities and specialized assignments; working with the accounting department on reporting; assisting Managing Partner General Manager on issues regarding the recruitment and introduction of new employees, record keeping, and insurances; coordinating office related activities such as staff meetings and management meetings, working within a team environment to determine the essential strategies for the ranch, and to assist in projects and assignments that will foster continued growth of all our endeavors...

Specific Short-Term Responsibilities Include:

1. Learn Bar W services & guest package offerings

2. Meet with all office personnel and learn specific responsibilities

3. Learn the different office systems and begin coordination of vendors and installations

4. Complete the required reading of ranch information

5. Work with the Managing Partner and General Manager to organize office and filing systems and special assignments

6. Assist with the office related organization

7. Attend staff meetings, record and distribute minutes and records

8. Answer phones

9. Other duties as assigned

Long Term Responsibilities Include:

Specific Long Term Responsibilities Include:

1. Continue working with the Managing Partner and General Manager on organizational and special assignments

2. Overseeing the efforts of purchasing office supplies, equipment, and services

3. Overseeing the coordination of office equipment, software, and equipment vendors

4. Overseeing the organization and facilitation of office filing systems and libraries

5. Working with General Manager to recruit and welcome new employees and set up records and paperwork.

6. Working with accounting on recording and filing of receipts, invoices, checks, accounts receivable and accounts payable

7. Working with Department Managers to assist with staffing peak periods of work with temporary help

8. Overseeing the coordination of office and department communications

9. UPS, Fed-ex, US Postal Service, coordination, and distribution

10. Facilitation of vehicle registration and record keeping.

11. Oversee the facilitation of keeping important documentation off-site

12. Payroll

13. Processing employee tips 

We are currently accepting applicants who are awesome, authorized to work in the USA, drug-free, and have a positive attitude.

If You Are Techy - Come visit us on Facebook or Instagram!

@barwguestranch or #barwguestranch

If You Are More Old Fashion -

We have land phones and can chat!  406-863-9099.

If You Want to Apply

https://www.thebarw.com/bar-w-team/

 


Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: 05/06/2020

Sales and Reservations
Location: Bar W Guest Ranch - Montana 2875 Hwy 93 West 59937

In the role of Marketing and Sales, the first responsibility is to ensure that the ranch’s image and reputation are established and maintained as an informal, high quality, professional, customer-focused facility as seen through the eyes of the guests, the town of Whitefish, Flathead County and nationally.  This is to be accomplished through providing focused, consistent, and high-quality customer service and outreach in a professional stature at all times. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the administration, organization, and coordination of all office systems and databases as they relate to marketing and sales, working with the Ranch Manager on organizational activities and specialized events, communicating with and booking guests and coordinating their activities with local area outfitters and businesses, working with the marketing, ensuring complete customer satisfaction and assist in projects and assignments that will foster continued growth of all ranch endeavors.

Bar W uses a team approach to everything that we do.  The sales and reservations position is part of this team.  That means helping with all of the office administrative tasks as well as being at all dinners and helping with clean up after meals in the kitchen or play meadow, doing housekeeping if necessary, running errands, attending local events, taking guests to local events, etc.

Responsibilities Include:

1. Work to establish the ranch as a preferred destination in Whitefish, the Flathead Valley, Montana, the United States and internationally

2. Ensure complete customer satisfaction

3. Fine tune all office systems – filing, computer, organizational flow, phones, supplies and databases

4. Establish solid relationships with area outfitters and businesses

5. Book guests and coordinating schedules

6. Coordinate with marketing to ensure the web-site is up to date and accurate

Sales 

• Responding to inquiries and following up and through

• Mailing packages to the potential guests

• Booking quests 

• Booking events – corporate, weekend, weddings, dinners, etc.

• Talking with guests to find out how their experience is going

• Develop a list of other facilities to refer guests we could not help (commission based)

Record Keeping and Tracking

• Record all inquiries as to their origin, status, response, and follow up date

• Populate spread sheet on weekly inquiries

• Populate spreadsheet on inquiries we are unable to assist – due to being booked

Office Systems

• Record tips and disperse each week

• File all receipts and fax to bookkeeper

• Make copies of all liability release forms

• File all liability release forms

• Taking pictures of guests when they arrive and put into ResStream

Chamber of Commerce /  Convention Bureaus / State Tourism (assisting with)

• Work with chamber’s of commerce to maximize Bar W exposure

• Work with convention and visitors bureaus to maximize Bar W participation

• Work with Montana Tourism and all affiliates to increase exposure and maximize participation

• Identify opportunities for Bar W personal to attend and participate

• Update all on the events going on at the Bar W

• Utilize their newsletter as a way of getting the message out

We are currently accepting applicants who are awesome, authorized to work in the USA, drug-free, and have a positive attitude.

If You Are Techy - Come visit us on Facebook or Instagram!

@barwguestranch or #barwguestranch

If You Are More Old Fashion -

We have land phones and can chat!  406-863-9099.

If You Want to Apply

https://www.thebarw.com/bar-w-team/

 


Type of work: Seasonal
Dates: 05/06/2020

Guest Relations
Location: Bar W Guest Ranch - Montana 2875 Hwy 93 West 59937

Bar W Guest Ranch is a gorgeous dude ranch in Whitefish,  Montana, offering outdoor adventure, and warm western hospitality and the best of both worlds to all our wonderful guests – Guests feel they are in a remote wilderness on the ranch and all the while they are 3.5 miles from the vibrant town of Whitefish and 25 miles from Glacier National Park

We need an excellent team that values professionalism, has a positive outlook, takes ownership of their work, and can help us create a safe environment where people can grow and create unforgettable memories. We are currently looking to add team members for the upcoming 2020 guest season. We offer a healthy working environment, competitive wages, a season end completion bonus, and access to all the same amazing activities and food our guests enjoy! You will remember this summer experience for the rest of your life.

We are currently accepting applicants who are awesome, authorized to work in the USA, drug-free, and have a positive attitude.

If You Are Techy - Come visit us on Facebook or Instagram!

@barwguestranch or #barwguestranch

If You Are More Old Fashion -

We have land phones and can chat!  406-863-9099.

If You Want to Apply

https://www.thebarw.com/bar-w-team/

 

In the role of Guest Relations, your overarching responsibility is to ensure that the ranch’s image and reputation is maintained as a high quality, professional, guest-focused facility as seen through the eyes of the guests, the town of Whitefish, Flathead Valley, nationally and internationally.  This is to be accomplished by providing focused, consistent, and high-quality customer service internally and externally in a professional manner at all times.

General Responsibilities:

Working closely with the General Manager and Managing Partner, the Guest Relations person is responsible for the day to day management, organization, and happiness of all Bar W Guests. All employees must adhere to the Operations Document. Each staff member is a “Safety Manager” consistently operating and acting with safety as the first priority.

Being a responsible, dedicated role model to the guests and staff; providing organized, punctual and intentional leadership, creativity, direction and supervision during activities, trips and around the ranch and in the Lodge; taking ownership for your personal attitude, behavior, and knowledge building; working with other staff members to provide a quality experience for all guests; and adjusting one's personal habits to the philosophy, policies and ideals of the ranch including a comprehensive understanding of and respect for our time-off/alcohol policies and procedures.

Guest Relations Duties are but not limited to:

·         Demonstrate a full commitment to providing the best possible experience for guests.

·         Take Photos during guest activities

·         Create memory DVD for guests

·         Arrange off ranch activities (i.e. whitewater rafting, rock climbing, zip-lining, fishing charters, GNP tours, etc)

·         Act as guest concierge (i.e. arrange shuttle to town, hotels, rental cars, etc.)

·         Facilitate Guests special requests

·         Ensure Quality of guests experience

·         Portraying a good example of teamwork and leadership to the guests and other employees

·         Be a team player

·         Ride for the “Brand”

 

Specific Tasks:

·         Create and mail guests DVD’s

·         Arrange (& drive) Whitewater Rafting & Rock climbing

·         Arrange (& drive) guest’s to town upon request

·         Arrange guest’s rides to rodeo and arrange staff drivers.

 

Training

·      You are required to have current first aid and CPR Red Cross certification prior to arriving at the ranch. This is at your expense.

·      There is a 3-day training in the month of May that you will be required to attend.


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 05/10/2020 thru 11/30/2020

Head Wrangler
Location: Kay El Bar Guest Ranch - Arizona 2655 S. Kay El Bar Road 85390

Kay El Bar Guest Ranch in Wickenburg, AZ is seeking an experienced Head Wrangler for the 2020 season. The head wrangler will assist in general ranch chores, guide trail rides, and interact with our guests of all abilities and ages. Applicants should responsible and mature. Housing included. For more information, please call Ken at 928-232-3561 or visit: https://www.kayelbar.com/contact.php


Type of work: Full Time
More Information:
Dates: 04/29/2020

Prep Cook / Sous Chef
Location: Paradise Guest Ranch - Wyoming PO Box 790 82834

Name: Sous Chef / Prep Cook

Description: Paradise Ranch is looking for an experienced Sous Chef and also a Prep Cook. Our kitchen makes breakfast, Lunch and dinner for ranch guests and crew numbering 120 people total.  Room and board provided. Work and Play at Paradise surrounded by over a million acres of the Big Horn National Forest. Call the ranch and ask for Leah, 307-620-1652 or email at buffalogal33@yahoo.com

Website: http://www.paradiseranch.com

Date: (04/29/20)


Type of work: Full Time
More Information:
Dates: 05/15/2020 thru 09/27/2020

Housekeeping/Wait Staff
Location: JJJ Wilderness Ranch - Montana PO Box 310; 91 Mortimer Road 59410

Located just south of Glacier National Park, our family-owned & operated ranch is a great place to live and experience Montana's Rocky Mountains.

We're looking for another Housekeeper/Server to join us this season. The position requires an outgoing, flexible, and positive individual who enjoys a rural setting and gracious hospitality. Housekeeping duties include cleaning cabins, lodge, and public areas, occasional yard work, or working in the gift shop. Will also assists with table setting, serving guests, washing dishes, helping to keep the kitchen clean and organized. All of our staff work together with a teamwork attitude.

As with most dude ranches, we compensate in several ways by offering full room and board, monthly salary, gratuities, and the opportunity to work and play in a spectacular setting. To apply please email jobs@triplejranch.com or call Kim at 406-562-3653.  Application and employment information are also available on our website at https://www.triplejranch.com/contact-us/employment

 


Type of work: Seasonal
More Information:
Dates: 05/15/2020 thru 09/26/2020

Each year our 95+ member ranches offer a variety of dude ranch employment opportunities.  They hire many seasonal employees, and some year round employees, for such positions as wranglers, cooks, wait staff, housekeepers, maintenance workers, children's counselors and office workers. Most seasonal employees are hired by the Southern ranches for the months of September through May and by the Northern ranches for the months of May through October. Many northern ranches have last minute openings during the months of May and June. Compensation varies from ranch to ranch and position to position but usually includes salary, room and board, a share of the seasonal tip pool and use of the facilities and horses when off duty. Frequently the ranches have more applicants than positions, especially for positions related to the horses. Jobs on dude ranches typically involve hard work and long hours as well as participation in evening guest activities such as line dances, hayrides and staff talent shows. Good people skills and an ability to live and work well with others are required. The more flexible you are in the type of position you would like, the more likely you are to be successful.

Recommendation for Dude Ranch Employment Opportunities

Non-U.S. Citizens:

Employment opportunities on ranches for non-U.S. citizens are extremely limited and almost non-existent for working with the horses. Occasionally, a ranch will hire a non-U.S. citizen for wait staff, housekeeping or kitchen staff position. Foreign persons seeking employment must be able to speak English well enough to understand guests and the employer. They must also have a work permit for the U.S.A. Please contact the U.S. Embassy for information on work permits. The Dude Ranchers' Association is not able to help in obtaining work permits for those looking for dude ranch employment opportunities.

Student Internships:

U.S. students often contact the association seeking internship positions. The Dude Ranchers' Association has no formal internship program but a number of our member ranchers have been willing to negotiate with students for internship positions as a part of their seasonal employment. Students interested in such positions may utilize the opportunities listed below.

Options for DRA Assistance in Seeking Dude Ranch Employment

To assist the many students and others seeking employment, the Association is offering the following

Services:

1. Upon request, we will send the Dude Ranchers' Association Directory. All 95+ member ranches are listed, along with their contact information, programs and amenities. Interested individuals may contact each ranch themselves.

2. The Dude Rancher's Association also publishes a newsletter that is sent directly to all member ranches. For a US$10 fee, you may place an employment wanted ad in one issue. Many ranchers refer to the ads published in the newsletter when hiring. There are no guarantees, but it is a good, inexpensive way to contact all member ranchers at the same time.

Send us your name, address, phone number, dates of availability, type of position(s) sought and 2-3 sentences describing your experience or qualifications along with the US$10 fee to: The Dude Ranchers' Association Newsletter, P.O. Box 2307, Cody, WY 82414. Payment must be received before the ad will appear.

Download the form to place employment ad.

 

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