Applicants must be available from at least the third week of May through the third week of August. Most jobs end in late September and some start earlier in May.
Before you apply, please make sure that your dates of availability match the needs of the specific job for which you are applying. Visit our website for more information and to review our job descriptions.
Our work ethic is to work hard as a team until the job is finished and done well, which means that the length of our work hours varies from day to day. All staff members work a 6-day work week. Staff are expected to assist in other departments at times.
Cabin Host/Housekeeper: Reports to Head Cabin Host. Responsible for providing guest cleaning service in the cabin areas: cleaning all guest areas of the Ranch, including cabins and houses, and public areas (bar, recreation room, guest laundry, poolside bathrooms, etc.). Duties include: cleaning, making beds, laundry, ice delivery, nightly turn-down service, landscaping, meeting special lodging requests, and working in rotation to host in the Round Room (bar and lodge), assisting the bartender in the evenings. Cabin Hosts also work as food servers for the weekly dinner cookout, and are responsible for set-up, serving, and clean up for the cookout. Cabin Hosts also assist other crews, including the Children’s Program, landscaping, maintenance/grounds, trail crew, food service team, etc.View Job Description
Cook: Reports to Chef. Responsible for working with the culinary team in preparation of all meals for guests and staff, assisting in unloading and processing all food deliveries, cleaning and maintaining the kitchen, and other kitchen duties. Cooks work in an inclusive and fun environment with plenty of learning and growth opportunities. The dining experience at A Bar A is high quality, featuring local ingredients and western-inspired, rustic and healthy meals for guests and staff. Positive attitude, strong work ethic, and attention to detail are essential qualities for a member of the culinary staff. Meals include three Western-style outdoor cookouts per week (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), breakfast/lunch/dinner for staff daily, breakfast/lunch/dinner for guests daily, and lunch/dinner daily for the Children’s Program. The cooks also prepare food for catered meetings, fishing trips, Expeditions, and other off-site food needs for guests. During times when all cooks are not needed for regular kitchen duties, they are expected to help in other departments.View Job Description
Crew Chef: Reports to Chef. The Crew Chef (also called the Employee Dining Room (EDR) Chef) is responsible for planning and preparing all meals for the A Bar A staff (approximately 100 people) throughout the summer season (including planning for his/her days off). The Crew Chef is expected to work closely with the Chef and other members of the culinary staff and dining room staff to provide abundant, healthful meals for the staff and to be responsive to individual staff dietary needs. The Crew Chef works with the Chef to develop menus and to order supplies for meals and for general stocking of the Employee Dining Room. When not working on regular EDR duties, the Crew Chef is expected to assist the culinary staff in all aspects of guest and staff meal preparation and cleaning tasks.View Job Description
Culinary: Pastry Chef / Baker: Reports to Chef. The A Bar A Guest Ranch pastry chef/baker is responsible for creating high quality desserts, pastries and breads for the ranch guests. Working under the direction of the chef, the pastry chef/baker must provide breakfast pastries, lunch desserts, dinner desserts, and dinner breads. The restaurant serves approximately 120 people for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The pastry chef will be part of a cohesive culinary team with opportunities to learn, grow and gain confidence in the kitchen. Positive attitude, strong work ethic and attention to detail are essential qualities for a member of the culinary staff.
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- Maintain a clean and sanitary bakery, following sanitation codes and sanitation procedures.
- Prepare baked goods/desserts based on written recipes and verbal instructions.
- Communicate with the chef daily to determine menus, ingredient availability, etc.
- Ensure quality taste and presentation of bakery product.
- Set up and clean up bakery at the beginning and end of each day.
- Maintain a team-oriented atmosphere in the kitchen and around the ranch.
Fly Fishing Guide: Reports to Head Fly Fishing Guide. Responsible for providing a safe and educational fly-fishing experience for adults and children, including casting lessons, drift boat and raft guiding, stream and river guiding, and knowledge of fly-tying, entomology, trout habitat, local ecology, and ranch history. Fishing guides provide group fishing instructions each week and private lessons when requested. Guides are responsible for driving guests to fishing areas, helping them with gear and equipment, serving meals (on certain fishing trips), and all other aspects of the fly-fishing experience. In addition, guides must keep their vehicles, the drift boat and raft, and fishing supply area clean and organized, and maintain fishing equipment in top condition. There is a fishing section in the ranch store and guides are responsible for seeing that it is set up with the items for sale displayed properly, as well as assisting the office personnel in knowing about the fishing merchandise and flies, and with sales and ordering. Guides maintain access paths to fishing areas and are responsible for weed control in these areas, as well as making recommendations for trout habitat maintenance and improvement. Guides are responsible for keeping track of fly inventory and communicating with the office for billing of flies. At times when all guides are not busy guiding guests or completing other fishing-related tasks, fishing guides are expected to help in other departments on the ranch (usually office/floater, grounds/maintenance and/or trail crew).
FISHING AND EXPEDITIONS GUIDE APPLICANTS: Provide a 5- to 10-minute video that demonstrates your fishing and guiding knowledge. Please include your basic casting lesson, and a close-up segment of you attaching tippet and tying a fly onto your line (please explain what knots you’re tying). You DO NOT need to be in the water or actually fishing for the video; casting can be demonstrated outdoors on a lawn or parking area. You will receive an email with instructions for sharing the video file with the hiring team.View Job Description
Food Service: Reports to Dining Lodge Manager. Responsible for contributing to all areas of staff and guest food service, including preparing the dining rooms and other meal service areas (e.g., cookouts) for meals, serving meals, bussing tables, washing dishes, cleaning up meal areas after meals, and regular deep cleaning of the dining room, kitchen, and other food service areas. Food service staff must maintain high standards of cleanliness and provide top-quality customer service and dining experiences for our guests. Food service staff work closely with the cooks and culinary staff. When they are not needed for regular food service staff duties, they are expected to assist other departments on the ranch, including cabin hosts, Children’s program, landscaping, etc.View Job Description
Irrigator: Reports to Maintenance Director. Responsible for flood irrigation of all horse pastures, including ditch and weir maintenance and record-keeping. The irrigator is responsible for continually adjusting and maintaining proper flow to adequately water the pastures without over-watering. This individual must be self-motivated and prepared for hard physical work outdoors, usually working alone. The irrigator is also expected to help with weed control in the pasture areas and other areas and work as a member of the ranch hand/grounds crew when not busy with irrigating tasks.View Job Description
How to Apply
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