Kitchen Helper
Half Moon Bar Lodge

Join our funny little team of 6 in an off grid luxury Lodge away from everything.

On Oregon's Rogue River is a magical little place called Half Moon Bar Lodge.

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Kitchen Helper

Half Moon Bar Lodge
Agness, Oregon
$650.00 / week + tips
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts immediately!

Starts now! and runs through November 1st.

Seeking a Kitchen Helper (that can also assist with Housekeeping as needed) for the privately owned and prestigious Half Moon Bar Lodge on the Rogue River in Oregon. Come explore one of the original eight Wild and Scenic Rivers, and join our small team of 6. We serve small exclusive groups that are adventuring in the Rogue River Canyon. 

This position entails assisting the staff with kitchen operations. You are an essential part of the kitchen/dining team and will accomplish a variety of tasks during the day. Self management of time and resources is imperative as is the ability to take and follow direction. 

Additionally, you will work closely with the whole lodge team in coordinating and executing Lodge operations to ensure a unique and immersive experience for our guests. This may include assisting in the Garden, Laundry, Housekeeping and Guest Services roles. This is a Homestead style lodge where we grow a lot of our food and make almost everything from scratch. 

Our ideal team member is eager to develop their kitchen career, loves hard work and is not intimidated by long hours. 

We have a brand new, top of the line commercial kitchen with efficiency built in. It is a large kitchen with big windows and a great view; it is a joy to work in - not your typical lodge kitchen. We also have a full bar and a barista station. 

Our workday is long and days off are few, as is common with seasonal lodging positions, but we schedule at least one day off per week. Depending on guest load, you may get two days off.

For the safety and security of all our guests, our staff is fully vaccinated against Covid 19. We are a non smoking, drug free property. If you need to smoke or vape all day you are not a good fit. If you need to smoke weed or eat edibles all day you are not a good fit. If you are trying to get clean and sober, we applaud and support you, but do it somewhere else. 


  • Operate a Hobart Dish Machine with care and efficiency
  • Hand wash pots and pans in triple sinks
  • Sweep and Mop
  • Maintain and ensure a safe facility environment including standards for food production and employee hygiene 
  • Harvest garden vegetables as needed
  • Keeping work station, dining room, and common areas clean and organized at all times
  • Maintain awareness of safety issues and report them immediately to your manager


  • High School Diploma/G.E.D. Equivalent preferred 
  • Obtain Oregon Food Handlers Card
  • Complete Oregon OLCC server course
  • Strong customer service abilities; actively look for ways to assist customers and coworkers
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Ability to problem solve and make miracles happen on request
  • Ability to work closely as a team. 


  • Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly frequent movements from place to place within the Lodge. Bend, lift, carry, reach/extend arms and hands above shoulder height frequently, or otherwise move in a constantly changing environment
  • Ability to stand for the entire shift
  • Withstanding temperature extremes in cold storage and grill areas


Starting pay is $650.00 a week, direct deposited on a biweekly basis. Meals and lodging are provided at no cost to you. Staff usually eats the same food as the guests, unless we beg the chef for more variety.  

Team members live on the property in staff housing, as there are no roads to the lodge. Staff rooms are private, have new pillowtop mattresses, soft linens and fluffy pillows. Each room has an amazing view and is clean and comfortable. The rooms have 24 hour electricity and excellent wifi. The bathroom is shared with up to 4 other staff. 

We rely on our jet boat for staff transportation in and out of the property. There is ample parking at the attended boat ramp, we leave all our vehicles there.

Lodging and ordinary meals are provided as part of your  compensation. With room and board included and nowhere to spend money while you're at the lodge, it is a great way to save for winter travel or financial goals. 


Half Moon Bar Lodge is a beautiful place to live and a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the world for a few months. You'll spend lots of time outdoors and learn what it takes to bring the off-grid experience with a luxury twist to our guests. 

We have world class fishing, hiking, trails, disc golf, stand up paddle boards and a million places for a hammock, hot afternoons often finding us at the swimming hole, so there is lots to do with your free time. On days off you can access the famous Rogue River Trail, its just across the river. We also have some of the best dark skies in the US for stargazing from our airstrip. 

Half Moon Bar Lodge staff are one big semi-functional family. Living and working together cultivates an environment that encourages honesty, accountability, a sense of belonging, and loads of fun. We admit mistakes and call each other out when needed; this is one of our core values, and we find it works well. 

There is no cell service, but we have Starlink satellite internet to stay in touch with the outside world. It is darn fast. Fast enough to stream in HD or to Video Chat/FaceTime with loved ones. 

No pets, we have the world's greatest Lodge dog named Roma; she is a little bit famous. However you can not bring your pets nor can guests bring pets. We love all animals, but especially our resident herd of deer. They are used to Roma, but disappear for days when other dogs come on property. 


From Gold Beach, OR it’s about an hour drive to Foster Bar where you meet the Half Moon Bar Lodge jet boat, which will take you the rest of the way. We rely on our jet boat for staff transportation in and out of the property. There is ample parking at Foster Bar, we leave all of our vehicles there.

You are responsible for reaching Foster Bar on time for your scheduled jet boat and will stay through the season with the exception of previously scheduled weeks off or emergencies. 

We are an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state or local law. 

How to Apply

To apply, send us an email and be sure to include your resume and a few paragraphs about you! 

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