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Flathead Lake Lodge

Big Fork, Montana

Come Cook in our Newly Renovated Kitchen on the Shore of Flathead Lake at our Montana Guest Ranch

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The Lodge combines a fun Western atmosphere with top-rated hospitality. We work as a team to provide the best vacation experience to our guests. Employees are hired for specific positions however, everyone is expected to help out in all areas as needed. 

All Flathead Lake Lodge team members are asked to embrace and represent the FLL Core Values in all situations.

  • We are Fun
  • We are Willing to do whatever is needed
  • We have the Durability to consistently meet expectations
  • We are Effective at driving results
  • We are Genuine
  • We’re here to serve others with Selfless leadership

View our currently available positions and apply via the list below.

    Barn

  • Wrangler

    Barn

    Do you have a passion for horses and people alike? Join our wrangler team and work with our herd of over 100 horses and take our guests out to explore our beautiful 2,000-acre ranch.

    Wranglers are accountable for, but not limited to the following:

    • Works with Barn manager and Livestock manager to maintain all livestock needs
    • Maintaining the lawn care, fencing, painting, pasture irrigation and other areas of the Ranch
    • Being a hard worker that understands cowboy values and a strong work ethic
    • Participating in and guiding horse related activities, including trail rides, lessons and arena activities
    • Works with Barn Manager to maintain the safest barn and ranch environment possible
    • Curating a fun and family friendly horse program, including small children
    • Working with Barn Manager and Lead Wrangler to keep all riding programs on schedule
    • Maintain a positive and professional approach with fellow staff and guests
    • Willingness to help in other departments or wherever needed on the Ranch
    • Responsible for keeping constant radio contact on trail rides and clear communication of whereabouts
    • Portraying the cowboy image and western style at all times
    • Must be capable of being on your feet for up to 8 hours a day, as well as lifting and carrying up to 75 lbs.
    • This position reports to the Barn Manager

    Compensation package at FLL: Hourly wage starting at $10.00 plus overtime, a full share in the TIP pool paid out every two weeks along with payroll (historically averages $12 per hour), Staff housing and/or meals provided for a nominal fee, Free laundry facilities & Wi-Fi, Access to all in-house activities offered to Guests, Gift shop & Family discounts, Monthly hosted staff events and FLL swag!

    ***Applicants for a Wrangler position must also provide a short video demonstrating their riding ability and basic horsemanship skills. Please send a video clip to barn@flatheadlakelodge.com after completing the application.

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  • Children’s Program

  • Children's Program Counselor

    Children’s Program
    unknown / hour + tips

    Do you love working with children and outdoor recreation? This is the perfect position for you!

    Children's program staff are accountable for, but not limited to:

    • Planning, promoting and organizing children’s programs
    • Helping to develop the children’s program at the Flathead Lake Lodge
    • The execution of the children’s program
    • Daily upkeep and care of all facilities and cleanliness of arts and crafts room
    • Inventory and ordering supplies
    • Safe transport of children to and from activities
    • Safety of all children during all activities
    • Portraying a friendly guest service atmosphere and approach through all aspects of your job
    • Execute a first-class level of arts and crafts
    • Filling in when needed for wait staff, event staffing etc.
    • Other duties when assigned
    • Must be capable of being on your feet for up to 8 hours a day, as well as lifting and carrying up to 40 lbs.
    • Reports to the Outdoor Pursuits Manager

    Compensation package at FLL: Hourly wage starting at $10.00 plus overtime, a full share in the TIP pool paid out every two weeks along with payroll (historically averages $12 per hour), Staff housing and/or meals provided for a nominal fee, Free laundry facilities & Wi-Fi, Access to all in-house activities offered to Guests, Gift shop & Family discounts, Monthly hosted staff events and FLL swag!

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  • Dining Room

  • Beverage & Events

    Dining Room

    Our all-inclusive dude ranch now provides wine, beer, and liquor! Join our Saddle Sore Saloon Bartending team for our 2023 season!

    Accountable for, but not limited to:

    • Works with the Executive Chef, Group Sales Coordinator and FLL management team to execute all events, on-site activities, and conferences.
    • Works closely with the Group Sales Coordinator for event set up, tear down, cleaning and working the events
    • Responsible for beverage set up in coordination with the Group Sales Coordinator and Executive Chef for all events and activities at the conference center, event locations and Saddle Sore Saloon
    • Maintains the conference center & outdoor event facilities. Including: cleaning, watering, stocking supplies, etc.
    • Maintain and improve Inventory management
    • Works with the Executive Chef to develop the Saddle Sore Saloon Wine List
    • Help establish local beverage connections and helping expose guest to the local products
    • Maintains desired margins and price standards determined by FLL management
    • Help as needed with bartending and waitstaff services and fill in throughout the Ranch as needed
    • Must be capable of being on your feet for up to 8 hours a day, as well as lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.
    • This position reports to the Executive Chef.

    Compensation package at FLL: Hourly wage starting at $10.00 plus overtime, a full share in the TIP pool paid out every two weeks along with payroll (historically averages $12 per hour), Staff housing and/or meals provided for a nominal fee, Free laundry facilities & Wi-Fi, Access to all in-house activities offered to Guests, Gift shop & Family discounts, Monthly hosted staff events and FLL swag!

    Apply Now
  • Dining Room Servers

    Dining Room

    Do you enjoy working with people and creating authentic relationships? Join our Dining room service team and provide a high-quality dining experience for our guests.

    Dining Room Servers are accountable for, but not limited to:

    • Responsible for the operations of the Dining Room and Front of House guest experience in regard to all facets of the food and beverage service.
    • Works with Executive Chef and Dining Room Lead to relay and portray the best service possible while meeting the guests’ dining needs
    • Is responsible for the cleanliness, set up, tear down and general presentation of all food and beverage operations
    • Works with Executive Chef and Dining Room Lead to execute desired service style for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    • Works with guest to assists with special orders, dietary needs and allergy issues
    • Responsible for set up, service and clearing of all meals
    • Responsible for portraying a first-class service and hospitality experience in a genuine western setting
    • Works with the kitchen to mitigate and best solve any potential guest issues in the best interest of the guest
    • Must be capable of being on your feet for up to 8 hours a day, as well as lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.
    • This position reports to the Executive Chef 

    Compensation package at FLL: Hourly wage starting at $10.00 plus overtime, a full share in the TIP pool paid out every two weeks along with payroll (historically averages $12 per hour), Staff housing and/or meals provided for a nominal fee, Free laundry facilities & Wi-Fi, Access to all in-house activities offered to Guests, Gift shop & Family discounts, Monthly hosted staff events and FLL swag!

    Apply Now
  • Events Host

    Dining Room

    Do you enjoy hosting events and being in the center of the action? We’re seeking an event host to provide hospitality and customer service to our guests at our events like our rodeo, steak fry, and party in the pasture!

    Events Host is accountable for, but not limited to:

    • Works with the Executive Chef, Group Sales Coordinator, and FLL management team to execute all events, on-site activities, and conferences.
    • Works closely with the Group Sales Coordinator for event set up, tear down, cleaning, and working the events
    • Responsible for beverage set up in coordination with the Group Sales Coordinator and Executive Chef for all events and activities at the conference center, event locations, and Saddle Sore Saloon
    • Maintains mobile operations equipment. Including: cleaning, watering, stocking supplies, etc.
    • Works with the Executive Chef to develop mobile F&B offerings
    • Help as needed with bartending and waitstaff services and fill in throughout the Ranch as needed
    • Must be capable of being on your feet for up to 8 hours a day, as well as lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.
    • This position reports to the Executive Chef.

    Compensation package at FLL: Hourly wage starting at $10.00 plus overtime, a full share in the TIP pool paid out every two weeks along with payroll (historically averages $12 per hour), Staff housing and/or meals provided for a nominal fee, Free laundry facilities & Wi-Fi, Access to all in-house activities offered to Guests, Gift shop & Family discounts, Monthly hosted staff events and FLL swag!

    Apply Now
  • Gift Shop

  • Gift Shop Clerk

    Gift Shop

    Our gift shop is a center hub here at Flathead Lake Lodge. Join our team and assist with inventory, including receiving and stocking.

    Accountable for, but not limited to:

    • Welcome customers, maintain knowledge and help them with the selection of merchandise
    • Communicate information regarding product availability and product knowledge.
    • Answer the telephone in a pleasant and caring way
    • Participate in counting store’s physical inventory
    • React to all concerns of customers quickly with a sense of importance
    • Maintain cleanliness of store
    • Dispose of cardboard waste and trash
    • Uphold predefined customer service standards
    • Handle cash, change and operate the POS system.
    • Help maintain inventory levels by facilitating reorders as needed
    • Ensure stock levels on the sales floor are maintained continually
    • Manage and maintain staff uniform inventory management as well as upholding employee purchasing policy.
    • Provide staffing support when needed in various QC roles, including: front office, wait staff etc.
    • This position reports to the Controller

    Compensation package at FLL: Hourly wage starting at $10.00 plus overtime, a full share in the TIP pool paid out every two weeks along with payroll (historically averages $12 per hour), Staff housing and/or meals provided for a nominal fee, Free laundry facilities & Wi-Fi, Access to all in-house activities offered to Guests, Gift shop & Family discounts, Monthly hosted staff events and FLL swag!

    Apply Now
  • Grounds Crew

  • Ranch Hand/ Grounds Crew

    Grounds Crew

    Flathead Lake Lodge takes great care in our lakefront grounds. Enjoy a hands-on role and join our grounds crew!

    Ranch Hands are accountable for, but not limited to:

    • Performing grounds keeping and lawn maintenance duties-mow, weed-eat, prune, blow paved areas
    • Working with the Property Manager on a wide variety of ranch-related jobs & duties
    • Landscape projects and maintenance
    • Property irrigation and irrigation system maintenance
    • Food truck deliveries – unloading, hauling, and storing under the supervision of the Executive Chef
    • Perform minor repairs and maintenance procedures on equipment utilized in groundskeeping
    • Firewood supply management- cut, split, haul, stack, supply
    • Maintaining lawn furniture
    • Responsible for filling dishwashing shifts as needed
    • Responsible for sage transport of FLL guests & staff as needed
    • Water and fertilize plants and grass as needed
    • Maintaining dumpster area cleanliness at the kitchen, conference center, and main dumpster area
    • Maintain a positive and professional approach with coworkers and guests
    • Willingness to help in other departments or wherever needed on the Ranch
    • Must be capable of being on your feet for up to 8 hours a day, as well as lifting and carrying up to 75 lbs.
    • This position reports to the Property Manager

    Compensation package at FLL: Hourly wage starting at $10.00 plus overtime, a full share in the TIP pool paid out every two weeks along with payroll (historically averages $12 per hour), Staff housing and/or meals provided for a nominal fee, Free laundry facilities & Wi-Fi, Access to all in-house activities offered to Guests, Gift shop & Family discounts, Monthly hosted staff events and FLL swag!

    Apply Now
  • Guest Services

  • Front Desk

    Guest Services

    Do you want to play a key role in providing an authentic western experience for our guests? Our Front desk position helps with reservations, guest information, questions, and more!

    Front Desk staff are accountable for, but not limited to:

    • Coordinating all guest activities with Guest Services Manager
    • Work with all departments to coordinate the best guest experience possible
    • Helping manage guests’ offsite activities including; fly fishing, laser tag, sporting clays, massage, etc.
    • knowledge on all aspects of the guest experience, ranch history, Bigfork, and surrounding area
    • Providing only first-class service and hospitality in helping all guests
    • Managing incoming phone calls and inquiries in accordance with the Guest Services Manager
    • Guest check-ins, welcome packets, arrival and departure coordination with Guest Services Manager
    • Maintain a positive and professional approach with coworkers and customers
    • Collect all pertinent guest information and acknowledgment of risk forms from guests
    • Willingness to help in other departments or wherever needed on the Ranch
    • Must be capable of being on your feet for up to 8 hours a day, as well as lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.
    • This position reports to the Guest Services Manager

    Compensation package at FLL: Hourly wage starting at $10.00 plus overtime, a full share in the TIP pool paid out every two weeks along with payroll (historically averages $12 per hour), Staff housing and/or meals provided for a nominal fee, Free laundry facilities & Wi-Fi, Access to all in-house activities offered to Guests, Gift shop & Family discounts, Monthly hosted staff events and FLL swag!

    Apply Now
  • Housekeeping

  • Laundry

    Housekeeping

    We are currently hiring for laundry attendants! This role is a partner to housekeeping and operates our washing and drying machines, folding sheets, and guest laundry.

    Laundry staff is accountable for, but not limited to:

    • Receives and sorts cloths and linens according to fiber, color, and soiled condition
    • Operates washers and dryers in accordance with safety standards
    • Notifies Maintenance of any repairs needed in a timely fashion
    • Coordinate and execute the Guest laundry process
    • Folds, wraps or places on hangers, completed laundry
    • Maintains laundry room and equipment in a clean and orderly manner
    • Makes minor repairs to items, i.e., replace buttons, mend torn clothes and linens
    • Help with Housekeeping as needed, especially during the shoulder seasons
    • Performs related work as required such as water landscaping, dishes, cleaning fleet cars, etc.
    • Works with Housekeeping Manager to provide clean, fresh linens and housekeeping services to guest
    • Must be capable of being on your feet for up to 8 hours a day, as well as lifting and carrying up to 40 lbs.
    • This position reports to the Housekeeping Manager  

    Compensation package at FLL: Hourly wage starting at $10.00 plus overtime, a full share in the TIP pool paid out every two weeks along with payroll (historically averages $12 per hour), Staff housing and/or meals provided for a nominal fee, Free laundry facilities & Wi-Fi, Access to all in-house activities offered to Guests, Gift shop & Family discounts, Monthly hosted staff events and FLL swag!

    Apply Now
  • Service Team

    Housekeeping

    Looking for an authentic western experience this summer on the shores of Flathead Lake? Join our housekeeping team and enjoy everything our lodge and Northwestern Montana has to offer.

    Service Team members are accountable for, but not limited to:

    • Execution of daily housekeeping tasks
    • Daily upkeep and care of all facilities and accommodation’s
    • Laundry facilities to ensure a high quality of supplies and guest services care
    • Completing all housekeeping duties including but not limited to: making beds, vacuuming, dusting, mopping sweeping, restocking towels and bedding, cleaning bathrooms etc.
    • Performing other ranch duties assigned to Housekeeping such as watering flowers, washing FLL vehicles inside and out, polishing stemware and flatware, recycling, etc.
    • Managing linen and amenity supplies within facilities and accommodations and assuring guests are always stocked with the proper and fresh quantities
    • Portraying a friendly guest service atmosphere and approach through all aspects of your job
    • Performing a first-class level of housekeeping and meeting expectations of exceptionally clean accommodations and facilities
    • Maintaining a positive and professional approach with coworkers and customers
    • Willingness to help in other departments or wherever needed on the Ranch
    • Must be capable of being on your feet for up to 8 hours a day, as well as lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.
    • This position reports to the Housekeeping Manager

    Compensation package at FLL: Hourly wage starting at $10.00 plus overtime, a full share in the TIP pool paid out every two weeks along with payroll (historically averages $12 per hour), Staff housing and/or meals provided for a nominal fee, Free laundry facilities & Wi-Fi, Access to all in-house activities offered to Guests, Gift shop & Family discounts, Monthly hosted staff events and FLL swag!

    Apply Now
  • Kitchen

  • Baker

    Kitchen

    The best recipes are handed down family secrets! Help us provide delicious desserts and snacks with our original recipes like our famous Undone Brownies!

    Bakers are accountable for, but not limited to the following:

    • Works with the Executive Chef, Sous Chef & Baker to execute the daily food service needs of FLL.
    • Set up and stock stations with all necessary supplies
    • Prepare food for service (e.g. chopping vegetables, butchering meat, or preparing sauces)
    • Cook menu items in cooperation with the rest of the kitchen staff and baking staff
    • Answer, report and follow Executive or Head Baker’s instructions
    • Clean up station and take care of leftover food
    • Stock inventory appropriately
    • Ensure that food comes out simultaneously, in high quality and in a timely fashion
    • Comply with nutrition and sanitation regulations and safety standards
    • Maintain a positive and professional approach with coworkers and customers
    • Willingness to help in other departments or wherever needed on the Ranch.
    • Must be capable of being on your feet for up to 8 hours a day, as well as lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.
    • This position reports to the Executive Chef

    Compensation package at FLL: Hourly wage starting at $10.00 plus overtime, a full share in the TIP pool paid out every two weeks along with payroll (historically averages $12 per hour), Staff housing and/or meals provided for a nominal fee, Free laundry facilities & Wi-Fi, Access to all in-house activities offered to Guests, Gift shop & Family discounts, Monthly hosted staff events and FLL swag!

    Apply Now
  • Cook

    Kitchen

    Help us provide our guests with Western fine dining in our newly renovated kitchen!

    Cooks are accountable for, but not limited to the following:

    • Works with the Executive Chef and Sous Chef to execute the daily food service needs of FLL.
    • Set up and stock stations with all necessary supplies
    • Prepare food for service (e.g. chopping vegetables, butchering meat, or preparing sauces)
    • Cook menu items in cooperation with the rest of the kitchen staff
    • Answer, report and follow Executive or Sous Chef’s instructions
    • Clean up station and take care of leftover food
    • Stock inventory appropriately
    • Ensure that food comes out simultaneously, in high quality and in a timely fashion
    • Comply with nutrition and sanitation regulations and safety standards
    • Maintain a positive and professional approach with coworkers and customers
    • Willingness to help in other departments or wherever needed on the Ranch.
    • Must be capable of being on your feet for up to 8 hours a day, as well as lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.
    • This position reports to the Executive Chef

    Compensation package at FLL: Hourly wage starting at $10.00 plus overtime, a full share in the TIP pool paid out every two weeks along with payroll (historically averages $12 per hour), Staff housing and/or meals provided for a nominal fee, Free laundry facilities & Wi-Fi, Access to all in-house activities offered to Guests, Gift shop & Family discounts, Monthly hosted staff events and FLL swag!

    Apply Now
  • Dishwasher

    Kitchen

    Looking for an authentic western experience this summer on the shores of Flathead Lake? Join our team and enjoy everything our lodge and Northwestern Montana has to offer.

    Dishwashers are accountable for, but not limited to:

    • Sort and rinse dirty dishes, glass, tableware and other cooking utensils and send through dish machine.
    • Sort and stack clean dishes. Carry clean dishes to cook’s line and other proper storage areas.
    • Change dishwater in dish machine every hour.
    • Wash pots, pans and trays by hand.
    • Remove trash and garbage to dumpster.
    • Set up or break down dishwashing area.
    • Clean and roll/unroll mats.
    • Fill/empty soak tubs with cleaning/sanitizing solutions.
    • Sweep/mop floors.
    • Assemble/disassemble dish machine.
    • Sweep up trash around exterior of restaurant and garbage dumpster.
    • Wipe up any spills to ensure kitchen floors remain dry.
    • Notify manager any time dish machine wash or rinse cycle falls below safety standard temperatures.
    • Do not touch dirty dishes before touching clean dishes without washing hands first.
    • Must be capable of being on your feet for up to 8 hours a day, as well as lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.
    • This position reports to the Executive Chef

    Compensation package at FLL: Hourly wage starting at $10.00 plus overtime, a full share in the TIP pool paid out every two weeks along with payroll (historically averages $12 per hour), Staff housing and/or meals provided for a nominal fee, Free laundry facilities & Wi-Fi, Access to all in-house activities offered to Guests, Gift shop & Family discounts, Monthly hosted staff events and FLL swag!

     

    Apply Now
  • Marketing

  • Multimedia - Photography Focus

    Marketing

    Do you have an eye for capturing special moments?

    Marketing staff is accountable for, but not limited to:

    • Responsible for the development and execution of the Ranch’s photography program
    • Attends FLL events and experiences to capture, edit and share via photo
    • Shares the FLL brand through photography
    • Manage all photography, including editing, organization and storage
    • Works with outside multimedia partners to execute FLL’s desired goals
    • Assist in fulfilling outside vendors multimedia requests
    • Provides guest communication and services relating to photography
    • Participate with local vendors (Rafting / Fly-fishing etc.) to enhance and share the guest -experience
    • Works with the Brand Ambassador to provide social media support, content and execution
    • Assist the Marketing Director with various marketing goals as needed
    • Supports video production. Including content gathering, editing etc.
    • Assists with all content management of all digital and social media platforms
    • Welcome Social Media influencers and Travel Writers to the ranch and participate in enhancing their experience
    • Expected to be a present figure during family activities and add to the guest experience, representing western life and values
    • Maintains and curates the guest’s western experience
    • Responsible for portraying a first-class service and hospitality experience in a genuine western setting
    • Works closely with FLL management and is willing to help with any additional staffing needs
    • Provide a continued level of personal guest service at Flathead Lake Lodge
    • This position reports to the Brand Ambassador

    Compensation package at FLL: Hourly wage starting at $10.00 plus overtime, a full share in the TIP pool paid out every two weeks along with payroll (historically averages $12 per hour), Staff housing and/or meals provided for a nominal fee, Free laundry facilities & Wi-Fi, Access to all in-house activities offered to Guests, Gift shop & Family discounts, Monthly hosted staff events and FLL swag!

    Apply Now
  • Multimedia - Video Focus

    Marketing

    Do you have a knack for capturing special moments?

    Marketing staff is accountable for, but not limited to:

    • Responsible for the development and execution of the video program
    • Attends FLL events and experiences to capture, edit and share via photo and video
    • Shares the FLL brand through photography and video media
    • Lead on all videography content, including editing, organization and storage
    • Works with outside multimedia partners to execute FLL’s desired goals
    • Fulfills outside vendors multimedia requests
    • Provides guest communication and services relating to photography and video services
    • Participate with local vendors (Rafting / Fly-fishing etc.) to enhance and share the guest -experience
    • Assists with all content of all digital and social media platforms
    • Welcome Social Media influencers and Travel Writers to the ranch and participate in enhancing their experience
    • Assist with business development and marketing strategy
    • Assist in various marketing methods including, direct mail, print ads, networking, internet, social media, and develop new methods of marketing
    • Expected to be a present figure during family activities and add to the guest experience, representing western life and values
    • Maintains and curates the guest’s western experience
    • Responsible for portraying a first-class service and hospitality experience in a genuine western setting
    • Works closely with FLL management and is willing to help with any additional staffing needs
    • Provide a continued level of personal guest service at Flathead Lake Lodge
    • This position reports to the Brand Ambassador

    Compensation package at FLL: Hourly wage starting at $10.00 plus overtime, a full share in the TIP pool paid out every two weeks along with payroll (historically averages $12 per hour), Staff housing and/or meals provided for a nominal fee, Free laundry facilities & Wi-Fi, Access to all in-house activities offered to Guests, Gift shop & Family discounts, Monthly hosted staff events and FLL swag!

    Apply Now
  • Outdoor Pursuits

  • Activity Shuttle

    Outdoor Pursuits

    Our awesome activities take place on and off the ranch. We need an activity shuttle driver to work with our outdoor pursuits team!

    Activity Shuttle Drivers are accountable for, but not limited to:

    • Executes the daily FLL schedule with the highest level of guest service and enthusiasm
    • Working with all FLL departments to create the best guest experience possible
    • Working with the Outdoor Pursuits Manager on a wide variety of ranch related jobs and duties
    • Efficiently coordinate, operate and assist in guest activities which include, but is not limited to:
      • Hiking, mountain biking, children’s program, teen program, elk preserve tours, breakfast camp, bartending, paddle board trips, airport runs and shuttle driving
    • Maintaining a safety-first approach onsite at all times
    • Safely operating a 15-passenger van on local roads and highways – MUST BE 21 YEARS OLD
    • Lead Groups on recreational outings
    • Maintaining a first-class presentation of the grounds and facilities for guest enjoyment
    • Reporting for work ready and with the essential gear needed
    • Maintain a positive and professional approach with fellow staff and guests
    • Other duties when assigned
    • Must be capable of being on your feet for up to 8 hours a day, as well as lifting and carrying up to 60 lbs.
    • This position reports to the Outdoor Pursuits Manager

    Compensation package at FLL: Hourly wage starting at $10.00 plus overtime, a full share in the TIP pool paid out every two weeks along with payroll (historically averages $12 per hour), Staff housing and/or meals provided for a nominal fee, Free laundry facilities & Wi-Fi, Access to all in-house activities offered to Guests, Gift shop & Family discounts, Monthly hosted staff events and FLL swag!

    Apply Now
  • Archery Instructor

    Outdoor Pursuits

    Flathead Lake Lodge has an awesome new 3D archery course, and we need someone to safely teach our guests how to use bows and arrows.

    Archery Instructors are accountable for, but not limited to:

    • Developing, managing, and coordinating all programing and guest activities associated with Archery
    • Working with all FLL departments to create the best guest experience possible
    • Leading guests of all ages on organized and informative excursions
    • Maintenance of the Archery equipment and trail
    • Reporting for work ready and with the essential gear needed
    • Give a detailed safety briefing and assess each guest on their ability to participate in the activity
    • Provides only first-class service and hospitality in helping all guests.
    • Perform other duties as needed throughout the Ranch
    • Must be capable of being on your feet for up to 8 hours a day, as well as lifting and carrying up to 75 pounds
    • This position reports to the Outdoor Pursuits Manager.

    Compensation package at FLL: Hourly wage starting at $10.00 plus overtime, a full share in the TIP pool paid out every two weeks along with payroll (historically averages $12 per hour), Staff housing and/or meals provided for a nominal fee, Free laundry facilities & Wi-Fi, Access to all in-house activities offered to Guests, Gift shop & Family discounts, Monthly hosted staff events and FLL swag!

    Apply Now
  • Fly Fishing Activity Director

    Outdoor Pursuits

    Do you have a passion for fly fishing and want to share your knowledge and guide trips? Our Fly fishing activity director is the perfect job!

    Fly Fishing Activity Director is accountable for, but not limited to:

    • Developing, managing, and coordinating all programming and guest activities associated with Fly Fishing
    • Working with all FLL departments to create the best guest experience possible
    • Manage all Fly Casting Lessons & workshops
    • Is a Fly Fishing resource for FLL guests, Including fly tying nights, 1on1 instruction, and more.
    • Coordinates with FLL and Andy Guy Outfitting on all logistical needs. Including shuttles, meals, guest communication etc.
    • Reporting for work ready and with the essential gear needed
    • Provides only first-class service and hospitality in helping all guests
    • Working with the Outdoor Pursuits Manager on a wide variety of ranch related jobs & duties
    • Safely operating a 15-passenger van on local roads and highways – MUST BE 21 YEARS OLD
    • Maintain a positive and professional approach with coworkers and guests
    • Willingness to help in other departments or wherever needed on the Ranch.
    • Must be capable of being on your feet for up to 8 hours a day, as well as lifting and carrying up to 75 lbs.
    • This position reports to the Outdoor Pursuits Manager while working at FLL
    • Guiding opportunities available through Andy Guy Outfitting Licensed Outfitter #22002

    Compensation package at FLL: Hourly wage starting at $10.00 plus overtime, a full share in the TIP pool paid out every two weeks along with payroll (historically averages $12 per hour), Staff housing and/or meals provided for a nominal fee, Free laundry facilities & Wi-Fi, Access to all in-house activities offered to Guests, Gift shop & Family discounts, Monthly hosted staff events and FLL swag!

    Apply Now
  • Hiking Guide / Naturalist

    Outdoor Pursuits

    Do you love hiking and want to explore the trails of Northwestern Montana? Take our guest on a variety of hikes and join our Outdoor pursuits team!

    Hiking Guide is accountable for, but not limited to:

    • Leading guests of all ages on organized and informative excursions 
    • Educating themselves on the local ecology, geology, history, and culture so that they are well-prepared to interpret these aspects of the area to the guest
    • Outline the hiking schedule
    • Reporting for work ready for the hike with the essential gear needed.  
    • Make sure that both the First Aid kit, radio, and the cell phone are on their person. 
    • Greeting each guest, brief them on the plans for the activity and provide transportation to the hikes.
    • Give a detailed safety briefing and assess each guest on their ability to participate in the activity.
    • Maintaining control and leadership over the activity and providing valuable interpretive knowledge for the guests.
    • Being prepared to perform the duties of support staff when hikes are not scheduled.
    • Safely operating a 15-passenger van on local roads and highways – MUST BE 21 YEARS OLD
    • Maintaining a positive and professional approach with fellow staff and guests.
    • Willingness to help in other departments or wherever needed on the Ranch
    • Responsible for other duties as assigned
    • Must be capable of being on your feet for up to 8 hours a day, as well as lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.
    • This position reports to the Outdoor Pursuits Manager

    Compensation package at FLL: Hourly wage starting at $10.00 plus overtime, a full share in the TIP pool paid out every two weeks along with payroll (historically averages $12 per hour), Staff housing and/or meals provided for a nominal fee, Free laundry facilities & Wi-Fi, Access to all in-house activities offered to Guests, Gift shop & Family discounts, Monthly hosted staff events and FLL swag!

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  • Mountain Bike Guide

    Outdoor Pursuits

    Explore our new on-property mountain bike trails and share your passion for mountain biking!

    Mountain Bike Guides are accountable for, but not limited to:

    • Developing, managing, and coordinating all programing and guest activities associated with the Mountain biking activities
    • Developing new guest activities across Mountain Biking operations at Flathead Lake Lodge. Activities that are built on Flathead Lake Lodge’s vision, operating principles, and culture
    • Knowledgeable of all aspects of the guest experience, ranch history, Bigfork, and surrounding area.
    • Leading guests of all ages on organized and informative excursions
    • Maintenance of the FLL Mountain Bike fleet
    • Outline the Mountain Biking schedule
    • Reporting for work ready and with the essential gear needed
    • Greeting each guest, brief them on the plans for the activity, fit a bike to them, and transport to trails
    • Giving a detailed safety briefing and assessing each guest on their ability to participate in the activity
    • Safely operating a 15-passenger van on local roads and highways – MUST BE 21 YEARS OLD
    • Provides only first-class service and hospitality in helping all guests.
    • understanding the work first nature of the FLL & QC and is willing to work in, around, and outside the set job description as needed.
    • Perform other duties as assigned
    • Must be capable of being on your feet for up to 8 hours a day, as well as lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds
    • This position reports to the Outdoor Pursuits Manager.

    Compensation package at FLL: Hourly wage starting at $10.00 plus overtime, a full share in the TIP pool paid out every two weeks along with payroll (historically averages $12 per hour), Staff housing and/or meals provided for a nominal fee, Free laundry facilities & Wi-Fi, Access to all in-house activities offered to Guests, Gift shop & Family discounts, Monthly hosted staff events and FLL swag!

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  • Outdoor Activity Guide

    Outdoor Pursuits

    Do you love outdoor recreation? This summer enjoy guiding our guests on paddle board trips, river floating, hiking, and more!

    Outdoor Activity Guides are accountable for, but not limited to:

    • Executes the daily FLL schedule with the highest level of guest service and enthusiasm
    • Working with all FLL departments to create the best guest experience possible
    • Working with the Outdoor Pursuits Manager on a wide variety of ranch-related jobs and duties
    • Efficiently coordinate, operate, and assist in guest activities which include, but is not limited to:
      • Hiking, mountain biking, children’s program, teen program, elk preserve tours, breakfast camp, bartending, paddleboard trips, airport runs, and shuttle driving
    • Maintaining a safety-first approach onsite at all times
    • Safely operating a 15-passenger van on local roads and highways – MUST BE 21 YEARS OLD
    • Lead Groups on recreational outings
    • Maintaining a first-class presentation of the grounds and facilities for guest enjoyment
    • Reporting for work ready and with the essential gear needed
    • Maintain a positive and professional approach with fellow staff and guests
    • Other duties when assigned
    • Must be capable of being on your feet for up to 8 hours a day, as well as lifting and carrying up to 60 lbs.
    • This position reports to the Outdoor Pursuits Manager

    Compensation package at FLL: Hourly wage starting at $10.00 plus overtime, a full share in the TIP pool paid out every two weeks along with payroll (historically averages $12 per hour), Staff housing and/or meals provided for a nominal fee, Free laundry facilities & Wi-Fi, Access to all in-house activities offered to Guests, Gift shop & Family discounts, Monthly hosted staff events and FLL swag!

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  • Waterfront

  • Sailing Skipper

    Waterfront

    Do you have a passion for sailing and cruising lakes on historic boats? Come try your hand on our two 51′ Q-class racing sloops, the Questa and the nor ‘Easter built in 1928 and 1929.

    Sailing Skipper is accountable for, but not limited to:

    • Responsible for the safety and enjoyment of all passengers.
    • Provide an exciting, educational and enjoyable sailing experience for all ages.
    • Work closely with the Captain to safely sail and operate the boat for daily sails and private charters.
    • Must have knowledge of sailing techniques, practices and prior sailing experience.
    • Responsible for helping train the waterfront staff to help crew the boats
    • Responsible for developing a lessons program for FLL guests
    • Maintains and keeps the boats in a first-class operating condition.
    • Responsible for maintaining boat maintenance, upkeep, and daily tasks related to the operation.
    • Understanding of Flathead Lake Lodge waterfront operations with the ability to help when determined
    • Responsible for filling in on waterfront shifts when needed, including daily chores and watersports
    • Responsible for carrying a radio at all times
    • Perform other duties as assigned
    • Reports to the Waterfront Manager

    Compensation package at FLL: Hourly wage starting at $10.00 plus overtime, a full share in the TIP pool paid out every two weeks along with payroll (historically averages $12 per hour), Staff housing and/or meals provided for a nominal fee, Free laundry facilities & Wi-Fi, Access to all in-house activities offered to Guests, Gift shop & Family discounts, Monthly hosted staff events and FLL swag!

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  • Waterfront

    Waterfront

    Enjoy a front-row view of Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake in the west, and assist our guests with lake recreation.

    Waterfront Staff is accountable for, but not limited to:

    • Daily operations of all boating, sailing, watersports, pool and lakeside activities at Flathead Lake Lodge
    • Maintaining a safety-first approach, with staff onsite, at the water at all times
    • Daily upkeep of all watercraft and watersports equipment
    • Pool cleanliness and performing pool testing requirements
    • Accomplishing daily chores assigned to waterfront such as building fires, pool area cleanup, etc.
    • Daily watersports activities including set up, tear down, watersports, boat driving, and instruction
    • Working with Sailing Captains to maintain larger boats and sailboats as well as assist with crewing, docking, cleaning, and general operations related to those boats
    • Responsible for the safety and enjoyment of all boat passengers
    • Maintaining a first-class presentation of the waterfront grounds and facilities for guest enjoyment
    • Perform grounds keeping and lawn maintenance duties
    • Executes the daily FLL waterfront schedule with the highest level of guest service and enthusiasm
    • Maintain a positive and professional approach with fellow staff and guests
    • Willingness to help in other departments or wherever needed on the Ranch
    • Must be capable of being on your feet for up to 8 hours a day, as well as lifting and carrying up to 60 lbs.
    • This position reports to the Waterfront Manager

    Compensation package at FLL: Hourly wage starting at $10.00 plus overtime, a full share in the TIP pool paid out every two weeks along with payroll (historically averages $12 per hour), Staff housing and/or meals provided for a nominal fee, Free laundry facilities & Wi-Fi, Access to all in-house activities offered to Guests, Gift shop & Family discounts, Monthly hosted staff events and FLL swag!

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How to Apply

Flathead Lake Lodge is an equal opportunity employer, and we hire staff based on availability and skills. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, a U.S. citizen or hold an unexpired Employment Authorization document for the INS. We are committed to maintaining a safe work environment and offer a drug, alcohol and tobacco-free workplace.

Our summer season begins in May and runs through mid-October. Please carefully consider the dates of availability on the application, as your indicated dates will be instrumental in our decision-making process. All applicants will be contacted either by email or phone.

You may apply for more than one position. Please list your qualifications for each job position and know that job flexibility is very important at Flathead Lake Lodge; we expect all employees to fulfill the dates on their signed contracts.


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