Lion Head Ranch

Summer Jobs in the Heart of Montana

We are a private guest ranch at the foot of the Absaroka Beartooth Mountains, south of Big Timber, MT.

About Lion Head Ranch

This private guest ranch is exactly what comes to mind when one pictures Montana. With its open spaces and river running through the ranch, there are no shortfalls when it comes to beauty. The guest ranch portion of the ranch borders Natural Bridge State Park and is for the owners and their friends and family. The ranch is home to abundant herds of Deer, Elk, Antelope, and multiple Bird Species. The area is a true oasis in a remote, yet modern setting. This is the REAL Montana!

The Employee Experience

We have a small staff and all work closely together. You will have the opportunity to make great friends while working in a beautiful setting.  Located right in the mountains, there is plenty to explore when the time permits. 

Ideal Candidate

We are seeking out responsible, hardworking, detail-oriented individuals who are comfortable and confident in working independently as well as with the ranch managers and other co-workers. Long days are to be expected and expectations are high, however very attainable. The ideal candidate is a driven individual who strives to do their best on a regular basis. 

Room and Board

For Nanny and Guest Services Positions: Female Dormitory only. Room and board are included as part of the compensation - private rooms with shared baths. Some meals are also provided.  Internet and landline phone services are provided.

Getting Here and Getting Around

In order to explore all our area has to offer, we recommend you drive to the ranch and have access to your own vehicle. This will ensure that you are able to obtain groceries and personal needs in a timely manner. Ranch vehicles will be used only for work-related chores and are not to be used for personal errands or outings. However, we can provide transportation to/from the airports in Bozeman or Billings, MT.

For Fun

On days off you can explore the beautiful mountains surrounding the guest ranch, visit Yellowstone National Park or enjoy a fun day in the Bozeman and or Billings area. If time allows, one can have the true Montana experience by getting to a rodeo or street dance, as well as a variety of fairs and festivals. There are no shortages to the actives that are available in one's free time! 

Our Jobs

We have multiple Guest Services positions available and a Nanny position. Both positions begin in May and end by mid-August.

Guest Services

Mc Leod

This position will work closely with the ranch manager and chef. Will help open and close guest ranch for the summer season, assist with daily cleaning, laundry, and other chores as needed, assist chef in the kitchen and dining room during lunch and dinner. No previous experience required. Wages DOE - hourly with overtime possible.


Mc Leod

This nanny position will also vary with occasional guest services duties as well. The nanny will be here for the owners of the ranch and will be watching over a 4 year old boy, a 7 year old boy and a 9 year old girl. They enjoy being out doors and exploring all that the ranch has to offer. Craft times and games are also a favorite past time. The schedule for the nanny will vary from week to week so when there are openings in the nanny's schedule, those times will be filled with guest service duties to ensure that this employee will receive all the hours that they are striving for. This person must be outgoing, responsible, respectful and good with children. Also having the ability to adapt to schedule changes will be a plus. Wages DOE. 

How to Apply

Please call and talk to Alison or Joe Swartz. You can also email your resume with cover letter and three references. 

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