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  • Ranch Cook

    Kitchen
    Rocky Mountains Pathways Ranch
    $16.62 / hour

    Looking for a Cook! Ability to live in staff housing at a discounted rate ($350 per month)

    The Cook is an integral part of Rocky Mountain Pathways Ranch.  The Cook assists the Chef in order for the Kitchen Department to prepare and serve three nutritious meals a day for students, staff, and guests.  The Cook reports to the Chef.

    Essential Functions and Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Supervise and oversee Kitchen Department when Chef is not scheduled
    • Assist Chef in keeping inventory of food and Kitchen Department supplies
    • Prepare and serve meals for students, staff, and guests
    • Follow established recipes and meet quality standards both in volume and small quantities
    • Provide comparable meal options for dietary restrictions and allergies
    • Perform repetitive work such as slicing, chopping, cutting, stirring, frying and other related kitchen duties
    • Ensure food is maintained at proper serving temperatures
    • Clean food preparation equipment used, and ensures food preparation and service areas are maintained in a clean and sanitary manner
    • Perform daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly deep cleaning of the facility and service areas and all kitchen equipment
    • Practice safe food handling guidelines according to Health and Safety and regulations
    • Receive, label, and stock food and supplies according to Environmental Health and Safety and regulations
    • Greet our guests with a smile and express a genuine appreciation for them
    • Assist with other functions and duties as assigned

    Education, Experience and Requirements:

    • Culinary Arts Degree or a minimum of 2 years of equivalent experience in kitchen preparation and cooking
    • ServSafe Certified preferred
    • Must be available to work weekends
    • Employee must pass TB test and Background clearance

     

    *The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all inclusive. They describe the general nature and level of work being performed and/or represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the job. The Company retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.

     

    Position Pay: starting at $16.62 +

    Eligible for holiday pay, benefits, and retirement plan 

  • Prep Cook

    Rocky Mountains Pathways Ranch
    $12.56 / hour

    Are you a Mastermind in the kitchen? Come help keep our campers fueled! Work and coordinate with our kitchen crew with food preparation, washing dishes, serving food, cleanup of the dining room and kitchen area and sanitizing areas.

    RMPR is a 56 acre traditional dude-style ranch in Allenspark, Colorado, on the edge of the Rocky Mountain National Park. RMPR allows students to take over the operations of the ranch while earning school credits and community service hours. Students learn to ride horses, hike the beautiful Colorado wilderness, and learn about nature and Colorado’s rich history, including Native American culture and beliefs. 

    The RMPR program is designed to push students beyond their comfort zones and into a place of personal growth and development. A year-round staff oversees day-to-day ranch tasks (including caring for animals, meal-prep, and facility maintenance), presenting new challenges to students geared toward developing critical collaboration and leadership skills.

    If you have a genuine appreciation of all the things above, please apply and come join our team. We have an amazing benefit package which includes the following.

     

    $12.56 per hour

     

    Healthcare Benefits

    Retirement Benefits

    Paid Time Off 

    Holiday Pay

    Meals provided

  • Master Homesteader

    Camp Blackbird

    Looking for a Master Homesteader for this upcoming season. Eligible to live in staff housing at a discounted rate ($350 per month).

    Job Description

    The Master Homesteader is the facilitator of the garden and the garden experience.  Garden lead; from design, implementation, and utilization of the garden, to leading/ being in charge and responsible for all student-garden activities.

     

    This position calls to respectfully and knowledgeably guide the garden and garden staff towards goals shared by: the Master Homesteader, the Farm Executive Director, the Assistant Farm Manager, and Camp Interns and Staff.

     

    Essential Functions include, but are not limited to the following:*

    • Work with kitchen staff to grow and harvest for the farm’s needs
    • Design and lead student garden educational/experiential activities (this includes training Farm Interns to lead and help create activities)
    • Garden design, utilization and implementation. From short to long term goals (goals are to be established in conjunction with Farm Executive Director, Farm Manager, and Interns)

     

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

    • Understanding the basic principles of farming (compost, feeding/ tending/ harvesting plants, building beds).
    • Ability and desire to learn and retain information during training.
    • Ability and desire to research needed information for growing, tending and processing garden produce.
    • Social skills to work responsibly, respectfully and joyfully with staff in and out of garden.
    • Experiential education teaching skills to effectively and joyfully engage with the students in teaching/ sharing the majesty as well as importance/ functionality of the garden. 
    • Creativity and openness to design/ change the garden curriculum as well as garden design to continually expand the garden’s yield and majesty. 

     

    Education and Experience:

    • BA or BS degree or 1-2 years of related experience and/or training.
    • Training/ basic knowledge in Permaculture Design is highly preferred

     

    *The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all inclusive. They describe the general nature and level of work being performed and/or represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the job. The Company retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.

  • Camp Intern

    Camp Blackbird

    Looking for a Camp Intern for the upcoming season (August - July). Eligible to live in staff housing at a discounted rate ($350.00 per month)

    The Camp Intern supports the Farm Leadership Team with the day to day operations of the Farm.

    Essential Functions include, but are not limited to the following: *

    • Establish team or cohort connections with assigned Campers 

    • Conduct meetings with students and chaperons daily 

    • Support Students in Experiential Learning Activities and create a safe environment for them

    • Facilitate Small Group Discussion and Debrief with students

    • Set emotional tone for activities 

    • Motivate students throughout the camp process 

     

    Kitchen

    • Support Cook with all meal preparation 

    • Clean food preparation equipment used, and ensures food preparation and service areas are maintained in a clean and sanitary manner 

    • Assisting in putting away food deliveries

     

    Barn

    • Assist with barn animal care

    • Feed barn animals

    • Keep the barn clean

    • Assist with garden care

    • Watering plants

    • Keep garden clean

     

    Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s Degree preferred

    • 1 to 2 years experience working with At-Risk Youth

    • Prior Camp RA or Teaching experience is preferred

    • Employee must pass TB Test and Physical Examination

     

     

    *The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all inclusive. They describe the general nature and level of work being performed and/or represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the job. The Company retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.

  • Camp Lead

    Camp Blackbird

    Looking for a Camp Lead for the upcoming season (Aug - June). Ability to live in staff housing at a discounted rate ($350 per month)

    The Camp Lead is an essential part of the Blackbird Farm program. The Camp Lead is responsible for leading groups of students through an 11 Day Experiential Learning and Outdoor Education program which focuses on personal social and emotional growth. EOEs provide positive and meaningful programming and a safe learning environment in which students are able to reach their fullest potential.

    Essential Functions include, but are not limited to the following: *

    • Provide supervision to students of varying ages, abilities and backgrounds, including both daytime and overnight support in student housing

    • Facilitate and participate in experiential and social emotional learning activities with a diverse audience of program participants 

    • Conduct daily small group discussions and debriefs with program participants and school representatives

    • Act as a role model to students in attitude and behavior

    • Meet academic objectives and learning targets through the use of engaging instructional techniques

    • Provide a physically and emotionally safe environment for participants 

    • Respond quickly and communicate effectively to any emergency or student behavior situation and approach conflict with a restorative practice mindset

    • Other duties as assigned including but not limited to: working in the barn, student dish duty, light cleaning, driving, or leading an activity

     

     

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

    • Strong leadership skills

    • Open to learning new skills and strategies

    • Solution focused and have a growth mindset, turning challenge into opportunity

    • Ability to work independently and efficiently, exercising reasonable judgment, in a fast-paced, multi-task environment with minimal supervision.

    • Ability to synergize with students and staff to manage and monitor the growth of the program.

    • Ability to work effectively under pressure and demonstrate problem-solving skills, while maintaining courtesy, professionalism, and a customer service attitude.

    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

     

    Experience, Education and Qualifications:

    • Must hold valid driver’s license for at least the past 3 years and have a clean driving record

    • 1 to 2 years’ experience working with youth that have struggled to find success in traditional educational settings

    • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

    • Current Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification and adult CPR preferred 

    • Employee must pass TB Test and Livescan Background

     

    **The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all inclusive. They describe the general nature and level of work being performed and/or represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the job. The Company retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.

  • Experimental Outdoor Educator

    Camp Counselor
    Rocky Mountains Pathways Ranch
    $375.00 / week

    Looking to hire Experiential Outdoor Educators. This position includes room & board. 

    The Experiential Outdoor Educator (EOE) is an essential part of the Rocky Mountain Pathways Ranch program. The  Experiential Outdoor Educator is responsible for leading groups of students through an 11 Day Experiential Learning  and Outdoor Education program which focuses on personal social and emotional growth. EOEs provide positive and  meaningful programming and a safe learning environment in which students are able to reach their fullest potential.

    Essential Functions include, but are not limited to the following: * 

    • Provide supervision to students of varying ages, abilities and backgrounds, including both daytime and overnight support in student housing 
    • Facilitate and participate in experiential and social emotional learning activities with a diverse audience of program participants 
    • Conduct daily small group discussions and debriefs with program participants and school representatives
    • Act as a role model to students in attitude and behavior 
    • Meet academic objectives and learning targets through the use of engaging instructional techniques
    • Provide a physically and emotionally safe environment for participants 
    • Respond quickly and communicate effectively to any emergency or student behavior situation and approach conflict with a restorative practice mindset
    • Other duties as assigned including but not limited to: working in the barn, student dish duty, light cleaning, driving, or leading an activity  

    Experience, Education and Qualifications:  

    • Must be 21 years of age 
    • Must hold valid driver’s license for at least the past 3 years and have a clean driving record 
    • 1 to 2 years’ experience working with youth that have struggled to find success in traditional educational settings • Bachelor’s degree preferred. 
    • Current Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification and adult CPR preferred 
    • Employee must pass TB Test, Physical Examination and Background 

    **The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all inclusive. They describe the general nature and  level of work being performed and/or represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the job. The  Company retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.

     

    Position Pay: $375 per week plus room & board

    Eligible for holiday pay, benefits, and retirement plan 

  • Barn Lead

    Camp Blackbird

    Looking for a Barn Lead for upcoming season (Aug - June). Eligible to live in staff housing at a discounted rate ($350 per month).

    The Barn Lead is an integral part of Pathways in Education. This position is responsible for all student  and staff programming the Barn at Blackbird Farm.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING: *

    • Oversee and assist with every aspect of student and staff animal programming ∙ Develop & implement student programming with a focus on equine therapy and riding skills ∙ Order and maintain supplies related to specific responsibilities 

    • Train and manage seasonal Barn Wrangler 

    • Coordinate with Program Facilitator to schedule and lead staff training rides ∙ Coordinate with program Facilitator on all daily scheduling and programming concerning the  Barn 

    • Communicate all animal training needs to Equine Specialist 

    • Support in feeding of all barn animals and cleaning of stalls and pens 

    • Support students in experiential learning activities and create a safe environment for them 

     

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: 

    • Must be able to lift 60-80 lbs 

    • Knowledge of horses and riding 

    • Knowledge of small livestock chickens, llamas, alpacas, goats, etc. 

    • Equine therapy experience preferred 

     

    EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND REQUIREMENTS: 

    • Nationally certified program training in horse riding 

    • Bachelor’s degree or 4 years of equivalent experience in the equine industry (post high school)  preferred 

    • Experience working with horses and as a wrangler 

    • Passionate about working with at risk youth 

    • Must be willing to complete a medical exam after hire 

    *The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all inclusive. They describe the general nature and level of work being performed and/or represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the job. The Company retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.

  • Barn Wrangler

    Barn Wrangler
    Rocky Mountains Pathways Ranch
    $12.56 / hour

    Looking for a Barn Wrangler! Ability to live on site at a discounted rate ($350 per month).

    The Barn Wrangler is responsible for supporting the Barn and Equine Education Supervisor with feeding the barn animals, keeping the barn clean, educating students and other duties assigned.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF POSITION INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:

    • Assist with every aspect of barn animal care.
    • Feed barn animals.
    • Keep the barn clean.
    • Support students in experiential learning activities and create a safe environment for them.

    EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND REQUIREMENTS:

    • Experience working in a barn.
    • Knowledge of horses and other animals.
    • Passionate about working with at-risk youth.
    • Commitment to the mission and core values of the company.
    • Bachelor’s degree (in any field) or 4 years equivalent experience in the equine industry (post high school) preferred.
    • Must be at least 21 years of age.
    • Must be able to lift 60-80 lbs.
    • Must be willing to complete a medical exam after hire.

    COMPENSATION:

    $12.56 per hour

    Eligible to live at staff housing for a discounted rate

    Provided with free meals while working

    Eligible for holiday pay, medical, and retirement bents 

  • Garden Lead

    Camp Blackbird

    The Garden Lead will assist in the overall production and harvest of the garden.

    Essential Functions include, but are not limited to the following:*

    • Participate in the production, harvesting, and distribution of crops including: soil preparation, planting, cultivation, transplant production, irrigation, harvesting, and distribution to our onsite kitchen and local food banks
    • Teach garden related curriculum to a broad range of independent study high school students
    • Assist in creating and adapting garden related curriculum
    • Manage the garden and Intern/Farmhand crew when the Master Homesteader is not present
    • Assist in the maintenance of garden related equipment
    • Help supervise and train Intern/Farmhands
    • Assist in researching farming methods, pricing, equipment, etc.
    • Assist in record-keeping

     

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

    • Enthusiastic about experiencing a farm lifestyle and a love of cooking, eating, socializing, and sharing with others.
    • Must be neat and organized.
    • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions.

     

    Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
    • 1 to 2 years’ experience working with At-Risk Youth
    • Prior Camp Resident Advisor or Teaching experience is preferred
    • Employee must pass TB Test and Physical Examination
    • Previous experience working on a farm a plus
  • Cook

    Camp Blackbird

    Looking for a Cook!. Eligible to live in staff housing at a discounted rate ($350 per month). 

    The Cook is an integral part of Blackbird Farm.  The Cook assists the Chef in order for the Kitchen Department to prepare and serve three nutritious meals a day for students, staff, and guests.  The Cook reports to the Head Chef.

    Essential Functions and Duties include, but are not limited to the following:*

    • Supervise and oversee Kitchen Department when Head Chef is not scheduled
    • Assist Head Chef in keeping inventory of food and Kitchen Department supplies
    • Prepare and serve meals for students, staff, and guests
    • Follow established recipes and meet quality standards both in volume and small quantities
    • Provide comparable meal options for dietary restrictions and allergies
    • Perform repetitive work such as slicing, chopping, cutting, stirring, frying and other related kitchen duties
    • Ensure food is maintained at proper serving temperatures
    • Clean food preparation equipment used, and ensures food preparation and service areas are maintained in a clean and sanitary manner
    • Perform daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly deep cleaning of the facility and service areas and all kitchen equipment
    • Practice safe food handling guidelines according to Health and Safety and regulations (CALCODE)
    • Receive, label, and stock food and supplies according to Environmental Health and Safety and regulations (CALCODE)
    • Assist with other functions and duties as assigned
    • Greet our guests with a smile and express a genuine appreciation for them

     

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

    • Professional, mature and experienced working with a wide range of populations (experience with both youth and adult clients)
    • Ability to interpret and follow recipes and to compute basic mathematical calculations
    • Ability to work under time constrains, and prepare meals for small (10) as well as large (50100+) groups
    • Able to work independent of others with minimal supervision as well as in a team

    Education, Experience and Requirements:

    • Culinary Arts Degree or a minimum of 2 years of equivalent experience in kitchen preparation and cooking
    • ServSafe Certified preferred
    • Must be available to work weekends
    • Employee must pass TB test and Livescan background clearance

    *The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all inclusive. They describe the general nature and level of work being performed and/or represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the job. The Company retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.

     

    This position is eligible to live on property at a discounted rate! 

  • Farmhouse Assistant (Housekeeper)

    Camp Blackbird
    We are seeking a dynamic team member for the 2022 season. Our Farmhouse Assistant plays an important role at Camp Blackbird and with Farm Stay Inn.  You must be reliable, professional, mature and have experience working with a wide range of population. (Adults and kids.)
    The Blackbird Farmhouse Assistant will assist the Farm Stay Inn team and will perform all housekeeping duties at the farm, ensuring all bathrooms and showers on the premises are kept clean and stocked with soap, paper towels and toilet paper, make up, maintain and turn over all cabins for guests when necessary and in a timely manner and manage a weekly schedule of necessary housekeeping duties and accomplish them in a timely manner. The Farmhouse Assistant may assist the kitchen department when necessary as well as Additionally they will help keep the barn venue clean and organized by sweeping and mopping when needed.
    Camp Blackbird is located on 250 stunning acres in Mendocino, California, Blackbird Farm is a certified organic non-profit homestead offering students the chance to learn about and experience sustainable living and healthy eating while connecting with nature and peers.
     
    Due to remote location, having a mode of transportation is highly recommended.
  • Ranch Intern

    Rocky Mountains Pathways Ranch
    $12.56 / hour

    Looking for a Ranch Intern for our upcoming season (September - July). Ability to live on site at a discounted rate ($350 per month).

     

    The Rocky Mountain Pathways Ranch Intern supports the Ranch Manager and RMPR Leadership Team with the day to day operations of the Ranch.

     

    Essential Functions include, but are not limited to the following:*

    • Support with overall Ranch upkeep/housekeeping
    • Support with animal feedings and cleaning in the barn.
    • General office support; answering phone calls, taking messages, scheduling deliveries and activities
    • Serve as a Driver for 12 passenger vans; transport clients, pick up mail, run Ranch errands
    • Support Cook with meal preparation and detailing of kitchen
    • Assist in organizing weekly ordering of items needed for all departments
    • Clean food preparation equipment used, and ensuring food preparation and service areas are maintained in a clean and sanitary manner
    • Support barn, facilities, programming, kitchen and office departments based on needs

     

    Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
    • Prior Camp experience is preferred
    • Must be at least 21 years of age with a clean driving record
    • Employee must pass TB Test and Physical Examination

     

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: 

    • Highly organized – Able to keep a detailed list of tasks and to organize with regard to priority 
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and email; able to use internet 
    • Good communication skills, verbal and written 
    • Working knowledge of facility equipment and tools 
    • Ability to work independently and coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously 
    • Ability to follow up on task commitments and give updates as needed 
    • Willingness to learn and grow skillset 
    • Ability to do light labor and moving tasks.  
    • Able to routinely lift items that weigh 35+ lbs. and occasionally items that weigh 50+ lbs.   

    Experience, Education and Qualifications: 

    • High school diploma or equivalent 
    • Must hold a valid driver’s license and have a clean driving record  
    • Previous knowledge and experience in facilities maintenance: electrical, plumbing, and vehicle repair a huge plus.
    • Previous experience working with youth

     

    COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:

    $12.32 per hour

    Healthcare Benefits

    Retirement Benefits

    Paid Time Off 

    Holiday Pay

    Meals provided

How to Apply

Please email resume and cover letter to recruitment@hello9dot.com or apply through our website: https://pathwaystravels.org/careers/


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