Minam River Lodge
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Current Job dates:

Currently recruiting for jobs that start between May 29th, 2024 and October 16th, 2024.

  • Massage Therapist/Yoga Instructor

    Hospitality
    Eagle Cap Wilderness, Eastern Oregon
    $900.00 / week + tips

    Massage therapists and yoga teachers are instrumental in helping guests connect to the healing and restorative qualities of the Lodge that make it so special.  Massage therapists are expected to work no more than 4 hrs hands-on time per day, 6 days per week.  Individual therapists keep their own massage tips.  You will also be part of a dynamic hospitality team and occasionally perform other service duties such as housekeeping and serving (included in tip share when performing duties outside of general massage duties).  As yoga teacher, you will instruct one yoga class per day in our picturesque open-air barn. 

    *You are also welcome to apply if you are not a yoga teacher*

    Responsibilities:

    • Performs approximately 20-25 hours of massage per 6-day workweek;
    • Lead one 60 minute yoga class no more than 6 days per week
      • may share this another staff member;
    • Maintains a clean and inviting massage space, including housekeeping of linens and regular cleaning and sanitization of massage area;
    • Assures all charges are correctly recorded;
    • Cleans and fills supplies daily for shared guest bathroom and shower;
    • Works with the General Manager to maintain appropriate inventories of supplies (the Lodge supplies table,
    • bolster, linens, massage oils, etc.);
    • Monitors and creates weekly reservations calendar and assures efficient scheduling in the online platform (Acuity) and in-person sign-up
    • Works with GM to create a reasonable weekly schedule that reflects awareness of both responsible body mechanics and guest needs.
    • Performs hospitality services per manager direction to reach weekly work expectations;
    • Tasks may include food and beverage running during meal service, housekeeping and other duties;
    • Maintains a helpful and positive presence for both guests and teammates;
    • Understands and follows all policies and procedures in the employee manual and hospitality manual.


    Education, Experience, Skills:

    • Oregon LMT, Oregon Food Handlers card;
    • RYT 200 hr or certification if yoga teacher;
    • Team player who shows initiative and works well as a member of a close-knit staff;
    • Team player who shows initiative and works well as a member of a close-knit staff in a communal living setting;
      • courteous and cooperative with staff at all times;
    • Ability to lift at least 35 lbs, climb stairs, hike frequently between cabins on uneven terrain carrying heavy loads or with a cart;
    • Ability to live and work for an intense four-month season in a remote area.

    The Minam River Lodge is an equal opportunity employer and holds special use permits issued by the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.

  • Server/Housekeeper

    Hospitality
    Eagle Cap Wilderness, Eastern Oregon
    $800.00 / week + tips

    The server/housekeeper position  is a combination position of housekeeper and wait staff, and will be very much front and center with guests. In both positions, the team member is committed to delivering friendly, exceptional guest services. The nature of our lodge allows for fun and genuine interactions; we have great guests!  As waitstaff, you will serve and clear food and beverages for up to approximately 36 guests with flexibility to serve larger groups on occasion. Housekeeping responsibilities include a timely, thorough and consistent turn-over of accommodations, as well as washing and folding linens and maintaining the cleanliness of shared lodge areas.  If you are a yoga teacher, that is a plus!  If so, part of your work day would be leading one class per day (no more than 6 days a week) in our beautiful open-air barn.    

    This position reports to the Hospitality Team Leader and Lodge Manager regularly and also will have frequent contact with the Owner.

    Responsibilities:

    • Represent the Lodge to guests with a knowledgeable, cheerful, positive manner at all times
    • Perform general housekeeping duties according to provided checklists
    • Wash, dry, and fold lodge linens and towels daily to maintain ready-to-use inventory;
    • Housekeeping of accommodations-- 9 cabins, 3 wall tents, and 3 lodge rooms-- includes:
      • clean and replace linens
      • clean bathrooms/showers
      • dust, sweep, mop, and any other cleaning tasks as required
      • communicate with management on room status
    • Housekeeping of shared lodge areas duties includes:
      • clean shared bathrooms/shower rooms
      • clean dining room/table areas and hallways by vacuuming, dusting, mopping and washing windows
      • wash and fold napkins
      • any other cleaning tasks as required, including deep cleanings
    • Meals service duties include:
      • provide the setups, clearing, and cleaning of dining area 
      • take guest orders, serve meals and beverages for breakfast and lunch
      • serve main courses, desserts and beverages for family-style dinner
      • occasional rotating dishwashing shift
      • input guest purchases using the Square system
    • Bar Service duties include:
      • Service of beer, wine, and cocktails during meals and bar shifts
      • Knowledge of all beer, wine and cocktails in house
      • Bartending to execute quality drinks following house recipes and quantities
      • Comprehensive knowledge of wine list and service 


    Education, Experience, Skills:​​​​​​

    • Minimum two years of experience in hospitality industry;
    • Oregon Food Handlers and OLCC card;
      • must be at least 21 by start of guest season (June 4);
    • Previous housekeeping experience preferred but not required;
    • Ability to lift up to 35 lbs, climb stairs, hike frequently on uneven terrain carrying heavy loads or with a cart;
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
    • Team player who shows initiative and works well as a member of a close-knit staff in a communal living setting;
      • courteous and cooperative with staff at all times;
    • Ability to live and work for an intense four-month season in a remote setting.

    The Minam River Lodge is an equal opportunity employer and holds special use permits issued by the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.

  • Sous Chef

    Kitchen
    Eagle Cap Wilderness, Eastern Oregon
    $900.00 / week + tips

    Our Farm to Table Sous Chef is responsible for contributing to the preparation of farm-to-table meals for Lodge guests and staff, mainly breakfast, lunch, dinner assist and general prep.  One of your main duties will also be preparing dinner entrees for guests with dietary restrictions (vegetarian, gluten free, etc.). Additionally, you'll be spending time down in the garden harvesting and processing produce at the direction of the gardener. The Sous Chef works as part of a team with the Head Chef, 2-3 additional chefs, gardener and dishwashers. 

    Responsibilities:

    • Assists with preparation of high-quality guest meals, featuring produce from the Lodge garden and products from local farms and ranches;
    • Primarily responsible for execution of one meal per day, mainly breakfast or lunch, and assists with preparation of dinner and general prep; 
    • Possibly executing dinner at least one day per week;
    • Able to take take direction and feedback from Chef and general manager regarding meal planning;
    • Demonstrates the ability to reduce food waste by utilizing as much of the product as possible and avoiding spoilage;
    • Works effectively with the vegetable gardener and maximizes the use of Lodge-grown produce in meals;
      • assists in harvesting and processing of garden produce;
    • Assists with efficient inventory management and composting, occasional help with weekly ordering;
    • Maintains exceptionally clean work environment, responsible for cleaning duties;
    • Coordinates with Chef to prepare high-quality dinner entrees for guests with dietary restrictions;
    • Maintains professional appearance and demeanor with guests;
    • Courteous and cooperative with staff;
    • Follows all food service rules and regulations.


    Education, Experience, Skills:

    • Minimum two years of experience in the restaurant industry;
    • Passion for outdoor cooking and creative reliance on an on-site garden;
    • Current Oregon Food Handlers Card;
    • Team player who works well as a member of a close-knit staff in a communal living setting;
      • courteous and cooperative with staff at all times;
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
    • Shows initiative and cares about doing a great job;
    • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs, climb stairs, hike on uneven terrain carrying heavy loads or with a cart;
    • Ability to live and work during an intense four-month season in a remote setting.

    The Lodge is an equal opportunity employer and holds special use permits issued by the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. 

How to Apply

Please send a resume with references and cover letter to Margaret Smith at info@minam-lodge.com with a subject heading stating the position for which you're applying.

Please note:  At this time we are unable to accommodate the H2B and J1 Visa programs.

Applicants must be able to work the full season, June - mid October.


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