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Our Summer Season runs from Tuesday, May 30th to Monday, August 14th. Trip Leaders will arrive May 23rd for specialized backcountry training. Boys' Season campers arrive on June 13th.

All staff are required to have basic CPR and First Aid training, but other positions, such as Trip Leaders, require more specialized certifications like the Wilderness First Responder. There are many more positions at Teton Valley Ranch Camp than are posted on CoolWorks, so please visit our application page to see all available jobs. We also internship opportunities available. Thank you!

  • Male Cabin Counselor

    Counselor
    Dubois, Wyoming
    $2,500.00 / year

    Cabin counselors create the camper’s experience; they are role models, keenly aware of group dynamics and continuously exemplifying and teaching community values. Counselors teach campers independent living skills, assist in personal growth, facilitate friendships, communicate with families, and are actively engaged in camp life. Counselors participate and assist in teaching skills involved in our camp programs, as well as backcountry skills on day trips and backcountry trips. Additionally, counselors will coordinate and participate in various camp activities and traditions, and support the experience and growth of the campers in all possible ways both on and off the ranch property. Counselors will live in a camper cabin with another counselor and 8-12 campers of an age group (11-16) for four consecutive weeks.

    • Male counselors live in camper cabins during the boys’ session then move into staff cabins during the girls’ session when they hold support staff positions.

    Position Qualifications (Essential)

    • 19 years or older (at start)
    • CPR/First Aid certification from a classroom course (online certifications are not applicable)
    • Passion for working with children in an outdoor setting
    • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
    • Ability to live in a communal setting

    Recommended Experience (Nonessential)

    • Experience in backcountry trips, personally or professionally (experience leading groups of children professionally is preferred)
    • Experience working with children (ages 11-16 preferred)
    • Interest in experiential, outdoor, and/or general education
    • Interest working in a residential camp setting
  • Horse Pack Trip Leader

    Trip Leading
    Dubois, Wyoming
    $3,300.00 / season

    TVRC Pack Trip Leaders (PTLs) set the tone and spirit for high quality horse packing excursions into the remote wilderness of northwest Wyoming.  They are educators, uniquely positioned to share their knowledge and passion for the outdoors with campers and staff alike.  They are risk managers, responsible for hazard evaluation and decision-making in potentially high-stress situations.  They are role models, keenly aware of group dynamics and continuously exemplifying the values of our community.

    PTLs will report to the TVRC Trips Director, and will work extremely closely with third party outfitters contracted to assist with these pack trips.  Developing and maintaining a positive rapport with these “cowboys” is a critical aspect of this position.

    In addition to their role as backcountry educator, PTLs are also active members of the larger camp community.  They participate in various activities and traditions of camp, and support the experience and growth of the campers in all possible ways both on and off the ranch property.

    Position Qualifications (Essential)

    • 21 years or older (at start)
    • Wilderness First Responder Certification
    • CPR certification
    • Passion for working with children in an outdoor setting
    • Ability to frequently lift up to 50 pounds
    • Experience with horses

    Position Qualifications (Nonessential)

    • Experience leading backcountry trips, personally or professionally (experience leading groups of children professionally is preferred)
    • Background in experiential, outdoor, and/or general education
    • Experience working in a residential camp setting
  • Program Assistant

    Program
    Dubois, Wyoming
    $3,800.00 / season

    The Program Assistant (PA) will prepare for and facilitate the TVRC summer program in support of, and in cooperation with the Program Director (PD). In fulfilling these responsibilities, the PA will at all times model and transmit the ranch camp culture of safety, kindness, and respect.

    Essential functions of the position:

    Pre-Summer:

    1. Assist PD with preparing curriculum and lesson plans for seasonal program leaders
    2. Prepare site for all programs
    3. Necessary certification trainings or updates (i.e. CPR/First Aid, lifeguard, WFA etc.)
    4. Participate as a member of the Leaderships Team in meetings, and planning of camp events

    Summer Onsite:

    1. Support program leaders while the program is in operation
    2. Assist in planning logistics i.e.:
      1.  daily schedules
    3. Visit and support activities (each activity 1x per week)
    4. Assist with nighttime phone duty for after hours emergency calls
    5. Assist PD in mid-summer evaluations of program leaders 
    6. Assist with managing staff and holding staff accountable to Camp Policies
    7. Assist with or lead organization of special program days i.e.: Olympics, 4th of July
  • Maintenance Foreman and Assistants

    Maintenance
    Dubois, Wyoming

    Result Statement:  Maintain the land, grounds, structures and equipment so as to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the organization’s programs and to protect the long term value of assets.

    Direct Supervisor:  Operations Director

    Reporting Positions:  Maintenance Assistant(s)

    Working Hours & Season:  The Maintenance Forman is a full time, seasonal position that typically runs from May 15 to August 28, around 15 weeks.  Ideally, this position works either, four ten hour days (8am to 6pm) or five eight hour days (9am to 5pm) to total 40 working hours per week.  Some weekend and holiday work will be required but most weeks the working schedule is flexible.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Preferably at least 25 years old
    • CPR Certified
    • First Aid Certified
    • Preferably at least 1 year working in the site and facility field

    Position Specific Duties:

    • Community
      • Be a reliable, supportive, and positive member of the TVRC community.
      • Receive feedback from subordinates, peers, as well as supervisors.
      • Offer feedback to subordinates, peers and supervisors when you notice things well done or needing adjustment.
         
    • Job Specific
    • Arrive to camp early to assist the Operations Director with opening camp facilities and vehicles, typically in early or mid-May.
    • Oversee management of repairs and improvements to facilities, vehicles, and equipment.
    • Oversee routine maintenance.
    • Inspect and repair all doors, screen doors, windows, locks, floor boards, bunks, rafters, plumbing, porches, roofs, lodge benches, tables, smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, etc.
    • Check and maintain the proper functioning of laundry, and kitchen equipment.
    • Manage and prioritize repair requests from staff.
    • Keep a daily log of all maintenance projects and compile into an end of season report.
    • Keep notes of unusual or uncommon specifics and record into a master maintenance “bible”.
    • Manage the maintenance sheds and other tool storage areas to keep them neat, clean, safe, and organized.
    • Develop knowledge of the ranch infrastructure systems.Ability to safely use and maintain hand and power tools.
    • Previous broad experience in several trades – carpentry, construction (general), painting (exterior & interior), fencing, plumbing, vehicle maintenance and electrical.
    • Ability to drive truck and trailer combinations.
    • Maintain the fleet of camp vehicles in good operating condition.
    • Complete pre-camp vehicle inspection.
    • Follow and update the weekly Vehicle Maintenance and Inspection Plan.
    • Follow up on any vehicle maintenance reports and requests.
    • Take any vehicles that have an unusable condition out of service until they are repaired and functioning properly.
    • Change fluids in vehicles as needed.
    • Coordinate vehicle repairs either in-house or with an outside service company.
    • Write up end-of-season summary on the status of all vehicles, including recommendations for off-season maintenance, and vehicle changes.
    • Oversee maintenance and upkeep of the ranch grounds:
    • Irrigating
    • Mowing
    • Appearance
    • Safety
    • Trash removal (dining hall, kitchen, office, infirmary, trading post)
    • Bathhouse cleanliness and supply stocking
    • Personnel Management
    • Supervise and train the maintenance assistant(s):
    • Risk management
    • Goals and desired results
    • Proper use of power tools and heavy equipment
    • Completion and follow through
    • Specific duties and responsibilities of the maintenance team
    • Set the maintenance team schedule to include daily tasks, weekly updates and time off.
    • Provide at least one formal evaluation with each reporting staff member during each season, with support from Operations Coordinator as needed.
       
    • Budget Management
    • Order and stock custodial supplies with the assistance from the Operations Director.
    • Decide what materials are needed, and where best to obtain them.
    • Manage intake, inventory, and storage of incoming items.
    • Travel to pick up supplies, as needed.
    • Manage the inventory of supplies and equipment in the maintenance shed.
    • Order supplies for the maintenance shed as necessary, with approval from the Operations Director.
       
    • Other Duties
      • Help develop and update all written materials pertaining to Maintenance Operation.
      • Support the management team during urgent or emergency situations.
    • Lend support in other areas of camp, as needed.
       

    Essential Functions to Perform Duties:

    • Ability to follow TVRC staff policies
    • Ability to communicate with co-workers
    • Ability to perform basic personal hygiene and self-care
    • Ability to lift 70 pounds
    • Ability to stand for 4 hours at a time
    • Ability to climb ladders
    • Ability to drive a standard transmission truck and pull a trailer
    • Ability to drive a ranch tractor and other heavy equipment
    • Ability to use hand tools
    • Ability to use power tools
    • Ability to manage staff
  • Head of Barn

    Barn
    Dubois, Wyoming
    $12,000.00 / season

    Run and develop a fun, creative, and educational program, which helps develop campers’ pride, confidence, curiosity and knowledge through horseback riding.  Instruct campers and staff on horsemanship and western riding techniques.  Actively manage the many risks associated with horseback riding activities.  Effectively manage, coach, and communicate with Barn Staff.  Help to advance the program when possible. 

    Direct Supervisor: Camp Director, Program Director 

    Reporting Positions: Barn Manager, Barn Staff

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Preferably at least 25 years of age
    • CPR Certified
    • First Aid Certified
    • Preferably at least 5 year experience working in a riding stable environment
    • Preferably CHA level three instructor (or higher) and/or CHA Level 4 Equine Facility Manager
    • Knowledge and experience in teaching horsemanship techniques

    Position Specific Duties:

    Community

    • Attend and participate in meals, campfires, and other camp-wide activities.
    • Be a reliable, supportive, and positive member of the TVRC community.
    • Receive feedback from subordinates, peers, as well as supervisors.
    • Offer feedback to subordinates, peers and supervisors when you notice things well done or needing adjustment.

    Job Specific

    • Herd Management
    • Must be able to ride a wide variety of horses.
    • Ride all horses and record their characteristics and attributes in a Horse Profile document. 
    • Ride and train horses so that they are usable by campers and staff.
    • Oversee all first aid needs of the horses and ensure herd is healthy
    • Maintain the pasture fence, grass and water levels.  Keep pasture free of hazards.
    • Ensure that all horses are wrangled and accounted for every day.
    • Inform Camp Director of any medical issues, herd needs or herd deaths.

    Activities

    • Plan activities in advance with the Barn Manager and Program Director.
    • Coordinate the Barn Show and Barn Expo on the 2nd day of camp
    • Attend fence meetings to select campers that will join you for the activity period.
    • Lead riding activities: first degree, half-day rides, full-day rides, gymkhana, pasture games, Horsemanship, wrangling, and other special activities.
    • Teach and model good riding skills for campers and staff.
    • Oversee and support the Barn Manager and Barn Staff.
    • Run and organize 3 Rodeos and 1 Final Rodeo per season.
    • Ensure that every camper and staff member has attended “First Degree” prior to participating in any riding activities.
    • Be familiar with all trails and routes for riding on the ranch property.
      • Develop and update/maintain all written materials pertaining to barn and the horsemanship program.

    Personnel Management

    • Make the barn staff schedule for daily tasks and time off.
    • Provide at least one formal evaluation with each reporting staff member during each season with the support of the Program Director.

    Barn Management

    • Manage the barn facility, organization, cleanliness, stocking and sanitation, including all fencing, corrals and pastures.
    • Manage the inventory of supplies, feed and equipment in barn.
    • Order supplies, feed and equipment for the barn, as necessary.

    Other Duties

    • Be an active member of the summer Leadership Team and be able to fill a role in the event of enacting the Emergency Operations Plan.  
    • Turn in receipts and invoices on time and in accordance with company policy.
    • Maintain a neat and clean “Western” appearance. 
    • Lend support in other areas of camp, as needed and when requested.
    • Abide by the staff policies.  Mentor, coach and when needed report policy violations to the leadership team.

    Typical Schedule for Program Staff:

    • 6:30am Wrangle horses in from the previous night of grazing.
    • 7:30am – Leadership Team meeting
    • 8:00am – Wake up bell
    • 8:15am – Warning Bell
    • 8:30am – Breakfast: All staff attend meals dressed and ready for the day.
    • 9:45am – Morning Fence Meeting: Announce your morning activity to campers.
    • 9:45am-12:15pm – Morning Activity Period
    • 12:30pm – Lunch
    • 1:30-2:30pm – Rest Hour: Program staff use this time to prepare for the next activity period, take inventory, order supplies, plan for the next week, etc.
    • 2:30 – Afternoon Fence Meeting: Announce your afternoon activity to campers.
    • 2:30pm-5pm – Afternoon Activity Period 
    • 5pm – Guzzle Time: This is a free time for campers, as well as program staff.
    • 6:30pm – Dinner
    • 7:30-8:30pm – Evening Activities: Every night two different counselors will host an evening activity for the camp community like playing Battle Ball or making friendship-bracelets. Program staff are encouraged to participate in evening activities.  At this time, barn staff turn horses out to pasture for the night.
    • 8:30pm – Campfire: The entire camp community attends campfire at the end of each day. Staff are encouraged to participate in games, songs, and other campfire activities.  Staff are expected to model and promote good audience behavior.
       

    Time Off:  Time off must be scheduled with your supervisor, or another member of the management team.  Time off for this position is usually 4 days per season.  This amount may vary depending upon job performance, timing, and other factors. 
     

    Essential Functions to Perform Duties:

    • Ability to follow TVRC staff policies
    • Ability communicate with co-workers and be a part of a team environment.
    • Ability to perform basic personal hygiene and self-care
    • Ability to lift at least 70 pounds
    • Ability to stand for 4 hours at a time
    • Ability to ride a wide variety of horses, and teach others how to ride, tack and care for horses.
    • Ability to perform vigorous physical activity
    • Ability to build and maintain wire, buck and rail, post and rail and other types of fence
    • Ability to administer medications to horses and basic doctoring of injuries/wounds
    • Ability to drive a truck and trailer; ability to drive and use tractor with implements.

How to Apply

If you have any questions please reach out to Marshall Cherry Program Director at Teton Valley Ranch Camp. 

Phone: 307-733-2958

Email: mcherry@tvrcamp.org

For more information on Summer Jobs: https://www.tvrcamp.org/work-here

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