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Around 18 seasonal crew work plus the Miller Family work in the office, dining room, housekeeping, kitchen, grounds-keeping, maintenance, driving and barn/guiding areas.  Our crew is small.  We aim to have well defined jobs and roles, but occasionally we must pitch in to help in other departments.  Our family works in the thick of it with our crew.  

We look for people who can bring professional skills and enthusiasm about family oriented ranch hospitality to our team.  Everyone who works here lives here ~ so work and community are intertwined.  People who enjoy the outdoors, rural life and being part of a small close knit team do best here.

When we hire crew, we fully expect everyone to make a commitment for the full season -- from ranch opening in October through early May.  We bring people on about a month ahead of opening day to "open" the ranch, and we view this as an important team-building time.  

We know that these are difficult times given the Covid-19 situation with many unknowns for all of us.  We have posted information on our website ~ look for the words Covid-Care in blue.  We hope you'll take a look at our plans as you do your research and prepare your application.

We greatly appreciate all the time many applicants have invested in applying to Elkhorn.  If we were unable to hire you, we wish you well in your job hunt!

We look forward to hearing from you this summer!    Thanks, The Miller Family, October 19, 2020

    Food and Beverage

  • Kitchen Assistant

    Food and Beverage
    unknown / month + tips

    The kitchen assistant is part of a 5 person kitchen/dining room crew.  The kitchen assistant is responsible for daily pot washing, crew dining room cleaning/meal set-up, and daily kitchen cleaning jobs; and weekly chores such as storage and refrigeration cleaning, put away new supplies, set up sack lunch buffet, and kitchen deep cleaning. This is a "back of the house" role primarily ~ but there is interaction with guests while serving at the outdoor buffet a few nights a week and running the all-day ride sack lunch table.  The kitchen assistant also helps staff the Saturday desert picnic.  Predictable free time to ride or hike most afternoons is a perk of this job.  While an ideal applicant has at least one year of professional kitchen experience, this can be an entry level position as well.  Note that during a month or so of ranch opening, dining room servers will be part of the cabin opening team that does top-to-bottom cleaning of each guest cabin and the ranch dining room ~ a key time for team building and getting settled into ranch life!  

    Please note that our kitchen will be a top priority for management of Covid-19 risk, and we will ask our crew to wear masks and gloves and participate in other important aspects of our risk management plan.

    This position was filled for our 2020/21 season but is now back on the market!  If you applied previously and were declined, please feel free to email us and we will take another look at your application.  We would like to fill this position immediately or as soon as possible!  Thanks!  The Millers October 19, 2020.

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  • Housekeeping

  • Housekeeper

    unknown / month + tips

    A team of 2 crew provide daily housekeeping and nightly bed turn down for 20 guest cabins, daily cleaning of the dining room sitting room, weekly cleaning of one communal crew bathroom ~ plus the housekeepers operate the ranch laundry to clean guest linens and guest laundry upon request.  This job requires an eye for detail, efficiency, organization, and self-motivation. It is a great job for a person who likes to be active and busy!  This job requires a minimum of one year's experience in hospitality and ideally experience doing professional housekeeping.  Note that during a month or so of ranch opening, dining room servers will be part of the cabin opening team that does top-to-bottom cleaning of each guest cabin and the ranch dining room ~ a key time for team building and getting settled into ranch life!  Please note that housekeeping staff will play a key role in implementing our Covid-19 risk management strategy, and will be asked to wear masks and gloves during work times.

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How to Apply

Elkhorn Ranch will accept applications during July and early August, and beyond until all positions are filled.  We ask that our returning crew confirm their plans for the upcoming season by July 31st, 2020, and should know by then exactly what positions are open.  We will begin a serious review of applications on August 1st. 


  • Complete the online application form available by clicking on Apply Here below. You can also contact the ranch for a paper application form if necessary.
  • We encourage you to provide a resume ~ you can attach it to your application.  You may also email your resume or any other materials to office@elkhornranch.com.
  • Provide professional references ~ and please check that contact information is up to date.  We do check references and if we can't reach people we will quickly give up on your application.

Please note that it is very important to let us know the dates when you will be available.  We expect crew to arrive in October, ideally for an October 5, 2020 starting date, and the seasonal commitment is May 3, 2021.  

Feel free to contact us, preferably by email at office@elkhornranch.com, to check on the status of your application.

Attention: The Miller Family
Elkhorn Ranch
27000 W Elkhorn Ranch Road
Tucson, AZ  85736

520-822-1040 ... office@elkhornranch.com (email preferred for correspondence)

UPDATE October 20, 2020  We have one position open ~ Kitchen Assistant.   Thank you for your interest in Elkhkorn Ranch!

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