Unique Summer Jobs on Yellowstone's Border
Historically serving as a dude ranch and hunting lodge, today B Bar Ranch welcomes a wide range of guests with a primary focus on various environmental and human rights non-profit groups annual board and staff retreats, wildlife and yoga workshops as well as a few select family gatherings.
B Bar Ranch near Emigrant, MT is nestled among the 10,000-foot peaks of the Gallatin mountain range in the Tom Miner Basin, which sweeps from Yellowstone National Park’s northern boundary to intersect with Montana’s fabled Paradise Valley.
About B Bar Ranch
The ranch’s nine thousand acres of open meadows, forested hillsides, riparian areas and mountainous wildlands provide excellent habitat for the region’s renowned wildlife species, including grizzly and black bears, elk and moose, wolves and coyotes, and countless varieties of birdlife. The ranch is a place of spectacular beauty, and committed to protecting its unique and extraordinary landscape.
A working ranch since 1906, the B Bar today provides summer range for the ranch's herd of Ancient White Park Cattle (from which organic, grass-finished beef is sold), irrigates two large pastures, puts up hay each year and operates a high-altitude organic garden and greenhouse featuring heirloom varieties of vegetables and herbs for our guests along with maintaining an intensively-developed landscape at ranch headquarters.
The guest facilities accommodate up to 40 guests and include a rambling lodge with a dining room, large living room, and four suites plus an additional six cabins overlooking a pond with spectacular views to mountains and the valley beyond.
Please keep in mind that because we are a small operation, we frequently ask employees, both seasonal and year-round to perform jobs other than the job for which s/he was hired.
The Employee Experience
B Bar Ranch is surrounded by majestic beauty. Great hiking and fishing opportunities as well as a well designed disc golf course. The perfect environment for outdoor enthusiasts.
Associates work together to enhance the guest experience. We, at B Bar Ranch practice the core values in all of our interactions, not only with guests but with each other.
We are looking for applicants who are hard working, self- motivated, flexible, ecology minded, and team oriented. Employees who best fit these jobs recognize that they are coming here foremost to work and then for their own personal enjoyment. While some of the work activities are interesting and offer learning opportunities, the bulk are less glamorous but equally important. We expect much from our employees and in return treat them well and desire that they leave having had an optimal summer experience.
Room and Board
We provide quality housing for our seasonal employees. These buildings are at or near ranch headquarters, fully furnished and have some private and some shared bedrooms, shared bathrooms, large living area, full kitchen/dining area and laundry facilities.
We do not have ranch wide employee dining facilities and employees are responsible for purchasing and preparing their own food.
Employee housing is free to all seasonal employees.
We offer a competitive salary and provide the opportunity to work and play in one of the most spectacular settings in the Northern Rockies.
If you enjoy the outdoors, the mountains, and the likelihood of seeing everything from grizzly bears to wolves to moose to elk herds that number in the hundreds all from your front and backyard, B Bar should be on the top of your list when deciding where to work this summer.
Getting Here and Getting Around
Because of our relatively remote location, we encourage employees to have their own vehicles. If this is not possible, however, we are happy to arrange transport from the Bozeman, MT airport.
Outdoor recreational opportunities abound on the ranch and the surrounding wildlands of Greater Yellowstone. The country begs to be explored by avid hikers. The fabled Yellowstone River (at the turnoff to the ranch) is a mecca for fly fishing. And Yellowstone Park with its myriad of wonders is just 40 minutes away.
Housekeeping and Kitchen Support - This position works in both housekeeping and kitchen. Specific responsibilities in housekeeping include cleaning all lodge rooms, cabins, and public areas, cleaning, pressing, folding, storing laundry, hot tub treatments, organizing linens and supplies, replenishing cleaning supplies, keeping all housekeeping storage and work areas clean, neat and supplied, keeping all guest activity areas uncluttered and organized, helping to maintain the tennis court, carrying guest luggage. Specific responsibilities in kitchen include washing dishes, helping to keep kitchen clean and organized, table setting and decorating, assisting in food preparation, and serving guests. Professional cooking skills are a plus. (position runs from early May through October)
Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to watering, weeding, cultivating, seed-saving, creating compost, mowing and string trimming, mulching and deadheading, organic pest control, maintaining irrigation systems, designing and landscaping new areas, transplanting existing plant material, seeding and sodding natural or damaged areas and pruning trees and shrubs. Additionally, s/he is expected to help finish the season by ‘putting the garden and landscape to bed’ in such a way as to prepare it properly for the next season. $10.55 per hour (position runs from early May through mid-October)
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the oversight of our extensive perennial flower beds and manicured lawns, much weeding and deadheading, attentively observing and repairing as needed ineffective irrigation systems. Make recommendations to the manager for areas in need of further attention such as the addition of new plants or transplanting of old to ensure the most aesthetically pleasing perennial beds as well as pruning trees and shrubs. $12.55 per hour (position runs from early May through mid-October)
How to Apply
First check out our website at www.bbar.com to see that we are a conservation minded ranch with organic rare breed cattle, hosting guests, and winding down our 20 year rare breed draft horse program.
Please make sure you're available for the required season dates listed in the job descriptions above.
Click APPLY HERE to complete our on-line application.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Please note that we are unable to offer sponsorship for employment. (Please contact one of the US Designated Sponsoring Agencies for other options.)