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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.

    Culinary

  • Cook

    Culinary

    Cooks work as a member of the Food & Beverage team and reports to the Chef. 

    Key traits for success: teamwork, time management, attention to detail, stamina, work ethic, creativity. 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 environment with 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. 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.

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  • Crew Chef (Employee Dining Room)

    Culinary

    The Crew Chef works as a member of the Food & Beverage team, and reports to the Chef.

    Key traits for success: strong culinary skills, independence, work ethic/stamina, creativity, customer service/caring. 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 Food and Beverage team to provide abundant, healthful meals for the staff and to be responsive to individual staff dietary needs. The Crew Chef works with the Chef and Food and Beverage Manager 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. 

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  • Pastry Chef / Baker

    Culinary

    The Pastry Chef / Baker works as a member of the Food and Beverage team and reports to the Chef.

    Key traits for success: strong culinary skills, independence, work ethic/stamina, creativity. The A Bar A Guest Ranch pastry chef/baker is responsible for creating high quality desserts, pastries and breads for ranch guests. Working under the direction of the chef, the pastry chef/baker must provide breakfast pastries, lunch desserts, dinner desserts, and dinner breads (in addition, cookies for staff are much appreciated!). The restaurant serves approximately 120 people for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with providing three meals per day for 100+ staff members in the Employee Dining program. The pastry chef/baker is 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.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Maintain a clean and sanitary bakery, following best practices and food safety codes.
    • 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. 
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  • Expeditions

  • Expeditions Guide

    Expeditions

    Works as a member of the Expeditions Program team; reports to Expeditions Directors. Key traits for success: independence, adaptability, customer service, teamwork, stamina/work ethic, guiding skills, local knowledge, attention to detail. Guides are responsible for guiding guests and youth campers participating in A Bar A Ranch Expeditions and Youth Camps. Guiding includes: fly fishing, riding, hiking and map orientation, clay shooting, and small caliber riflery. Most Expeditions include activities in Wilderness areas of National Forest and backcountry terrain. Expedition Guides must be comfortable navigating in remote landscapes on and off ranch property. Expedition Guides host guests at Expeditions lodging locations, including meal preparation; support trip logistics including packing, stocking, transportation, etc.; clean and maintain facilities and equipment; and care for horses used for Expeditions. Expeditions guides must submit a fly fishing video (see A Bar A website staff pages for instructions) and have previous horseback riding experience (riding video may be required).

    Expeditions Team: The Expeditions program consists of Classic Expeditions, Boys’ and Girls’ Youth Camps, and Self-Supported Expeditions. The Expeditions Team includes guides for Classic Expeditions, Youth Camps, and an Expeditions Chef/Logistics support coordinator. The Expeditions program hosts groups of 4–6 guests for 5–10-night customized trips based at Ranch locations beyond A Bar A headquarters. Guides are hired to be specifically assigned to the Classic Expeditions or Youth Camp programs.

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  • Fly Fishing Program

  • Fly Fishing Guide

    Fly Fishing Program

    Works as a member of the Fly Fishing Guide team, reports to Head Fly Fishing Guide.

    Key traits for success: proven fly fishing experience/skills, guiding and teaching ability, customer service, stamina/work ethic, teamwork. 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)

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  • Food Service / Dining

  • Food Service

    Food Service / Dining

    Works as a member of the Food and Beverage team, reports to Food and Beverage Manager.

    Key traits for success: teamwork, time management, customer service, work ethic, attention to detail. 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.

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  • Food Service/Beverage Team (Wine and Bar)

    Food Service / Dining

    Beverage Team Member: Reports to Food and Beverage Manager. Works as a member of Food and Beverage staff with the specific role of providing high-level service of wine, cocktails, beer, spirits, and other drinks to guests. Members of the beverage team also support all aspects of guest and staff dining services, including working shifts as dishwashers, helping deep clean and set up food service areas, serve food to staff and guests, and other general food and beverage tasks. They are responsible for maintaining the bar areas, wine storage areas, for guest/staff beverage sales, billing, and beverage inventory management. Key traits for success: reliability, trustworthiness, autonomous work ethic, intellectual interest in wine, beer, and spirits, time management, customer service, high retention of information, and keen attention to detail.

    Beverage team members are trained in all of A Bar A’s wine selections, bar selections, service styles, and general beverage knowledge. They share the daily responsibilities, shift assignments, and administrative duties (such as billing, physical inventory and order reports) of both the Wine Steward and Bartender roles. They are responsible for the setup, organization, operation, and sanitation of all wine and bar related areas. Whether wine stewarding or bartending, they must present an exceptional level of knowledgeable and professional guest service, provide and pour quality drinks, and maintain consistent customer experience across all beverage outlets. Both roles are required to enforce A Bar A policies and Wyoming State Law for guest and staff drinking and bar hours.

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  • Housekeeping

  • Cabin Hosts/Housekeeper

    Housekeeping

    Cabin Host/Housekeeper: Works as a member of a close-knit team, reports to Head Cabin Host. Key traits for success: attention to detail, teamwork, stamina, and desire to serve others. Responsible for providing cleaning service in 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.

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  • Kids Program

  • Camp Counselor/Youth Coordinator

    Kids Program

    Camp Counselor/Youth Coordinator: Works with a team of camp counselors, reports to Youth Program Director. Key traits for success: high energy level, teamwork, creativity, responsibility, sense of fun, independence/initiative. Responsible for providing a fun, safe, and educational program for guest children/youth in the Children’s Program (usually 10-12 year olds), in coordination with the Children’s Program and other counselors. This role requires communicating closely with other counselors, guest parents and children, and other Ranch staff members (e.g., wranglers, kitchen staff, fishing guides, ranch managers). Activities vary according to the interests of the children and include hiking, riding, shooting, fishing, campfire gatherings, etc. The youth coordinator also fills the role of Children’s Camp Counselor. These duties include: presenting a fun and educational program for guest children aged 3-12, plus providing babysitting services to children younger than three.

    The Children/Youth/Teen Programs are designed as “adventure camps” and it is the responsibility of counselors to schedule and implement an active, outdoor-oriented program. Counselors serve as lifeguards for the swimming pool, conduct routine pool cleaning and maintenance, keep their facilities (the “Gopher Hole” and  “Tree House”) clean and organized, communicate with parents, and are generally responsible for the care and supervision of children while they are participating in our Children/Youth Program. The Ranch provides lifeguard training and certification and pool maintenance training. During times when numbers of children in the program are low and all counselors are not needed, they are expected to help in other departments, including housekeeping, maintenance, trail crew, etc.

    Photography: An important role of the children’s counselors is to photograph, organize, and distribute a weekly photo collection of guests engaged in ranch activities. On Saturday nights, the photo collection is presented to all guests as a slideshow. The counselors are responsible for providing photos on CD or portable drive for guests (can work with office staff to accomplish this task). At the end of the summer season, the counselors are responsible for making a photo album that contains photos from throughout the summer, organized by week.

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  • Children’s Camp Counselor

    Kids Program

    Children’s Camp Counselor: Works with a team of camp counselors, reports to Youth Program Director. Key traits for success: high energy level, teamwork, creativity, responsibility, sense of fun. Responsible for presenting a fun, safe, and educational program for guest children aged 3-12, plus providing babysitting services to children younger than three. The Children/Youth/Teen Programs are designed as “adventure camps” and it is the responsibility of counselors to schedule and implement an active, outdoor-oriented program. Counselors serve as lifeguards for the swimming pool, conduct routine pool cleaning and maintenance, keep their facilities (the “Gopher Hole” and  “Tree House”) clean and organized, communicate with parents, and are generally responsible for the care and supervision of children while they are participating in our Children/Youth Program. The Ranch provides lifeguard training and certification and pool maintenance training. Counselors also periodically rotate into shifts within the Cabin Host/Housekeeping team and trade roles with Cabin Hosts/Housekeepers. During times when numbers of children in the program are low and all counselors are not needed, they are expected to help in other departments, including housekeeping, maintenance, trail crew, landscaping, etc.

    Photography: An important role of the children’s counselors is to photograph, organize, and distribute a weekly photo collection of guests engaged in ranch activities. On Saturday nights, the photo collection is presented to all guests as a slideshow. The counselors are responsible for providing photos on CD or portable drive for guests (can work with office staff to accomplish this task). At the end of the summer season, the counselors are responsible for making a photo album that contains photos from throughout the summer, organized by week.

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  • Maintenance / Grounds

  • Grounds Crew/Ranch Hand

    Maintenance / Grounds

    Grounds Crew/Ranch Hand/Maintenance: Works as a member of the Grounds Crew/Ranch Hand team, reports to Maintenance Director.

    Key traits for success: work ethic, stamina, independence, responsibility, teamwork. Members of the Grounds Crew/Ranch Hand team are responsible for assisting in the upkeep and operation of ranch equipment and facilities. This includes vehicles, heavy equipment, buildings, landscaping machinery, and infrastructure. They are also responsible for landscaping, mowing, golf course upkeep, sprinkler system maintenance, fencing, tree trimming, firewood cutting, weed control, fertilizing, trash and recycling, and other tasks. Members of the Grounds Crew/Maintenance team are responsible for all areas of general facility and property upkeep. During times when they are not needed for their regular duties, they are expected to help in other departments.

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  • Office

  • Guest Services (Ranger/Shooting Instructor)

    Office

    Guest Services: Ranger/Shooting Range Instructor: Works as a member of the Office team, reports to Staffing Coordinator and Ranch Managers.

    Key traits for success: responsibility/reliability, attention to detail, initiative, customer service, teamwork. Responsibilities include welcoming guests and helping them to their cabins on arrival day; functioning as concierges, answering questions and helping with special needs/requests; transportation; light maintenance; trash collection; and other duties. Rangers also oversee the shooting ranges (see below). Maintenance duties include cleaning and fueling vehicles that are used to transport guests, cleaning tennis courts, cleaning outdoor guest areas around the office, recycling and trash collection, and a wide variety of other light maintenance duties and tasks. Rangers also assist guests who want to float the river in inner tubes by keeping tubes inflated and driving guests to the put-in on the river, and are the primary staff responsible for driving guests to and from the airstrip, to and from town, picking up items in town, etc. During times when all rangers are not needed for regular ranger duties, they are expected to help in other departments, including maintenance/grounds, trail crew, etc.

    Responsibilities as a shooting instructor include: providing a safe shooting experience for guests and staff, providing gun safety and shooting instruction, and cleaning and maintaining all guns and shooting ranges. The A Bar A offers skeet, trap, and five-stand ranges, as well as rifle and pistol ranges for guests who bring their own firearms. Shooting Range Instructors are responsible for reporting rounds shot to the office for guest accounts, and maintaining accurate inventory of shells and clay targets.

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  • Office Assistant/Front Desk

    Office

    Office Assistant: Works as a member of the Office team, reports to Reservations Director (Clarkie Duke).

    Key traits for success: customer service skills, organization, time management, initiative, positivity. Office Assistants are responsible for supporting all aspects of front desk and office operations, including: greeting guests, answering questions, and providing information; preparation of reports and information; helping guests check in and check out; assisting the office manager with accounting and data entry; distribution of reports; special projects; attending to special guest needs and staff needs in a timely fashion; assisting the store manager with sales and daily operation of the store; answering phones; coordinating communications (including emergency situations); coordinating logistics for guest transportation; keeping the store and office areas clean; etc. Other tasks include scheduling transportation and vehicles, maintaining office assistant work schedules, fishing license processing, ordering of consumables and office supplies, storeroom organization, entering sales and deposits, processing daily receivables and payables, inventory maintenance, etc. During times when all Office Assistants are not needed for regular office/store duties, they are expected to help in other departments, including floaters, housekeeping, trail crew, etc. [see Ranger job description]

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  • Ranger/Gardener

    Office

    Ranger/Flower Gardener: Works as a member of the Office team, reports to Networks and Staffing Coordinator (Rettie Duke) and Ranch Manager (Lissa Howe).

    Key traits for success: interest in/love of gardening, independence, attention to detail, work ethic. Responsible for maintaining the perennial flower gardens and landscaping on the Ranch, as well as annual potted flowers. Duties include planting and maintaining flowerbeds and planters/baskets around the ranch, overseeing the planting of new trees and shrubs and their maintenance during the summer; weeding, watering, pruning, fertilizing, etc. The gardener/ranger also maintains, cleans, and stocks all bird feeders on the ranch with assistance from other members of the ranger crew. The Flower Gardener is also responsible for regular ranger duties, as the gardening schedule permits. [see Ranger job description]

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  • Riding Program

  • Children and Youth Wrangler

    Riding Program

    Wrangler (Children/Youth): Works as a member of the Wrangler team, reports to Head Wrangler.

    Key traits for success: strong horsemanship and riding experience, teaching skills, customer service, work ethic/stamina, teamwork. Youth Wranglers share the same duties as regular wranglers (see below), but their focus is working with the Kids’ Program to offer a safe, fun, and educational riding experience for 6-12 year olds. Youth Wranglers work closely with Kids’ Program staff to schedule riding activities. Duties include: assessing riding abilities, teaching the fundamentals of riding, leading trail rides, teaching fun games on horseback, and orchestrating weekly Rodeo events. 

    Wrangler: Responsible for providing all aspects of horse care and guest services in the Ranch Riding Program. These include: catching, feeding, grooming, veterinary care, tacking/untacking, leading guests/staff on trail rides, providing guiding expertise (e.g., ranch history and local ecology), and giving riding lessons to children and adults. Providing a safe experience for guests and protecting the health of the horses are wranglers’ primary responsibilities. The A Bar A herd includes approx. 125 horses, and wranglers must know them all by sight, name, and riding level by the beginning of the guest season. The ranch has hundreds of miles of trails, ranging from easy rides for beginners to extremely challenging rides for expert riders. Wranglers must learn the main trails and be well oriented to the “lay of the land.” Wranglers serve as guides to teach guests about natural history as well as ranch history. They provide on-going training for ranch horses. Maintenance of trails, pasture fences, corrals, tack house, and Wrangler Barn are duties, as well as cleaning up after the horses in all areas. During times when all wranglers are not needed for regular duties, they are expected to help in other departments.

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  • Wrangler

    Riding Program

    Wrangler: Works as a member of the Wrangler team, reports to Head Wrangler. Key traits for success: strong horsemanship and riding experience, guiding skills, teamwork, work ethic/stamina, customer service. Responsible for providing all aspects of horse care and guest services in the Ranch Riding Program. These include: catching, feeding, grooming, veterinary care, tacking/untacking, leading guests/staff on trail rides, providing guiding expertise (e.g., ranch history and local ecology), and giving riding lessons to children and adults. Providing a safe experience for guests and protecting the health of the horses are wranglers’ primary responsibilities. The A Bar A herd includes approximately 125 horses, and wranglers must know them all by sight, name, and riding level by the beginning of the guest season. The ranch has hundreds of miles of trails, ranging from easy rides for beginners to extremely challenging rides for expert riders. Wranglers must learn the main trails and be well oriented to the “lay of the land.” Wranglers serve as guides to teach guests about natural history as well as ranch history. They provide on-going training for ranch horses. Maintenance of trails, pasture fences, corrals, tack house, and Wrangler Barn are duties, as well as cleaning up after the horses in all areas. During times when all wranglers are not needed for regular duties, they are expected to help in other departments.

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How to Apply

Please read the information on the employment pages of our website, and complete our online application via the link on our site.


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