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Our Summer Season runs generally runs from the beginning of June till the middle of August. The exact dates depend on the position you are hired for, but here is an outline of the Summer 2019 Season: 

Trip Leader Training: May 27th - June 2nd 

Program Leader Training: May 30th - June 3rd

All Staff Training: June 4th - June14th

Boy's Season: June 16th - July 15th 

Girl's Season: July 18th - August 16th 

August 18th - Summer Staff Contract Closes

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!

  • Horse Pack Trip Leader

    Trip Leading
    Dubois, Wyoming
    $3,300.00 / season

    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

     

    Position Responsibilities

    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.

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  • Program Leader (Craft Shop and Lapidary)

    In Camp Programming
    Dubois, Wyoming
    $3,000.00 / season

    Teton Valley Ranch Camp has a number of daily in-camp program activities. Some of which include fly fishing, target sports, craft-shop, nature discovery and lapidary. Each of these programs has a leader that sets the tone for the campers and creates an intentional learning environment. We are currently looking for a Craft Shop Leader for our girls season and a Lapidary Leader for the full summer. 

    Please see Program Leader duties description below: 

    • Plan activities in advance with the Program Director/Program Assistant.
    •  On the second day of camp, provide counselors and campers an introduction to the program, a tour of the program area, and the rules, expectations, and standards of this activity.
    •  Attend fence meetings to select campers that will join you for the activity period.
    • Complete all necessary preparation prior to each activity period, for both in-camp and off-property activities.
    • You will have a maximum of 8 campers in each activity period.
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  • Nurse

    Infirmary
    Dubois, Wyoming
    $12,000.00 / season

    **Two positions available

    Result Statement: Guide, monitor, and manage the healthcare program to maintain a healthy camp community.  Provide healthcare for members of the camp community effectively and efficiently, tending to the psychological and physical needs of each patient.  Instruct the campers and staff on appropriate self-care to help promote the wellbeing of our community and prevent illness.

    Direct Supervisor: Operations Director / Executive Director

    Reporting Positions: None

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Preferably at least 21 years old
    • CPR Certified
    • First Aid Certified
    • Valid Wyoming Registered Nurse License
    • Current professional insurance coverage
    • Preference for prior camp experience, or experience nursing with children/young adults. 

    Position Specific Duties:

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

     

    • Infirmary
      • Follow and manage camp healthcare systems under the direction of the Operations Director and/or Executive Director.
      • Work with others (RN, EMT, Assistants) to create schedules for daily tasks.
      • Manage infirmary facility, organization, cleanliness, stocking, and sanitation.
      • Manage the inventory of healthcare supplies and equipment in the infirmary and in outlying places including vans, program areas, cabins, and the swimming pond.
      • Order supplies for the infirmary as necessary.
      • Assist with the infirmary budget to ensure fiscal responsibility.
      • Maintain a positive, caring, upbeat, flexible, organized, and enthusiastic culture within the infirmary team.
      •  Make recommendations to the Operations Director/Executive Director to improve healthcare systems.
      • Follow OSHA and ACA standards pertaining to healthcare.
      • Assist with infirmary organization, cleanliness, stocking, and sanitation.
      • Manage the following medication needs:
        • Hydration
        • Use of sunscreen and chapstick
        • Personal health
        • Personal hygiene
        • Disbursement o   Guide and coach campers in healthy living practices, including:
        • Inventory
        • Storage

     

    • Community Health
      •  Assist with organizing, storing, and reviewing of staff and camper health records.
      • Consult with the Operations Director and/or Executive Director concerning healthcare issues for members of the community, as needed and as appropriate

    Teton Valley Ranch Camp                   Position Agreement                                  Registered Nurse

    • Perform arrival health checks for staff and campers.
    • Manage individual medications for campers.             
    • Provide accurate and proper documentation regarding health in the community.
    • Manage communication and logistics with healthcare professionals in Jackson, Dubois or other necessary locations.
    • Work with Trip Leaders to prepare and manage first aid kits.
    • Brief Trip Leaders regarding their trip participants and any pertinent healthcare information
    •  Attend to sick or injured campers and staff.
    • Attend to campers and staff with emotional or psychological needs.
    • Remain on-call for urgent overnight camper or staff needs.
    • Communicate necessary information regarding individual camper health concerns to the Operations Director and/or Executive Director and, possibly, camper parent(s), as needed and as appropriate.
    • Provide healthcare at special events (like rodeos, River Day, etc.).
    • Assist with any other needs throughout the summer.

    Other Duties

    • Advise and participate during emergency situations, including satellite phone calls from backcountry trips.
    • Perform other healthcare duties as needed or assigned.
    • Assist in other areas of camp as necessary.
    • Maintain clear communication lines with the Operations Director and Executive Director during the summer.

    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 to communicate with co-workers
    • Ability to perform basic personal hygiene and self-care
    • Ability to lift at least 30 lbs
    • Ability to stand for at least 8 hours / day
    • Ability to perform vigorous physical activity
    • Ability to make sound decisions, in potentially high-stress situations

     

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  • Driver

    Driving
    Dubois, Wyoming
    $3,200.00 / season

    Result Statement: Transport campers and staff to trailheads, day trips, airport, emergency services, and other locations as needed. Observe and enforce all TVRC policies related to traveling in camp vehicles. Manage the many risks associated with driving high-occupancy vehicles under challenging Wyoming conditions.


    Direct Supervisor: Trips Director, Logistics Manager
    Reporting Positions: None


    Minimum Qualifications:

    •  At least 21 years old
    • CPR Certification
    •  First Aid Certification
    • Trained as a TVRC Van Driver

    Position Specific Duties:

    • Community

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

     

    • Job Specific

    o Transport campers and staff in 15-passenger vans.
    - Drop off and pick up campers and staff at the Jackson Hole Airport.
    - Drop off and pick up backpack trips and horse pack trips at trailheads.
    -Drive campers and staff to appropriate facilities for medical or other situations.
    - Run errands for camp.
    o Driving vehicles is camp’s highest exposure to risk. As a van driver, you are expected to manage these inherent risks through alert driving and sensible decision-making at all times.
    - Complete vehicle condition checklists before each trip.
    - Ensure that all passengers are wearing seatbelts.
    -Delegate distracting tasks to staff passengers (music, phone calls, navigation, etc.).
    - Practice good self-care in order to be awake, alert, and ready to drive attentively in early mornings and other times during the day and night.
    o Maintain cleanliness of camp vehicles.
    o Check driving schedule regularly, and check with the Trips Director if directions or instructions are unclear.

    • Other

    o Lend support in other areas of camp, as needed.
    Time Off: Time off must be scheduled with your supervisor, or another member of the management team. Time off for this position is at least 3 27 hour periods (5pm-8pm the following day) 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 to communicate with co-workers and outfitters
    - Ability to perform basic personal hygiene and self-care
    - Ability to lift at least 25 pounds
    - Ability to stand for at least 4 hours at a time
    - Ability to perform vigorous physical activity
    - Ability to drive for as long as 6 hours at a time

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  • 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

     

     

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  • Head Chef

    Kitchen
    Dubois, Wyoming

    Result Statement: Prepare nutritious and good-tasting meals to keep our camp community healthy, nourished, and energized.  Handle, prepare, and store food according to health code and industry best practices.  Maintain cooking utensils and equipment in a functional and sanitary condition.  Effectively manage, coach, and communicate with all kitchen personnel to achieve these goals.

    Direct Supervisor: Operations Coordinator

    Reporting Positions: Sous Chef, Kitchen Assistants, Scullery

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Preferably at least 21 years old
    • CPR Certified
    • First Aid Certified
    • Certified food protection manager from an accredited program
    • Experienced in food supply ordering and inventory management in adherence to budgetary constraints
    • Experienced in preparing food for large groups (150+)

     

    Position Specific Duties:

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

     

    • Job Specific
    • Plan and prepare healthy, wholesome, and nutritious meals for as many as 200 campers and staff.
    • Prepare specialized menus for campers and staff with specific dietary needs.
    • Ensure that Serve Safe best practices for handling, preparing, and storing food are observed throughout the course of the summer.
    • Plan and submit food and equipment orders with Sysco, accounting for current inventories, the upcoming week’s kitchen menu, and Trip Foods needs. Coordinate the unloading and storage of food deliveries.
    • Communicate effectively with Operations Coordinator and management team, asking for support and offering ideas as needed and as appropriate.
    • Coordinate the monthly schedule of early breakfasts and sack lunches for trips with the Trips Director.

     

    • Personnel Management
    • Teach, train, and demonstrate “Serve Safe” cooking techniques and equipment to Sous Chef, Kitchen Assistants, the Scullery team and Trip Foods Coordinator. 
    • Schedule meal assignments and time off for entire kitchen staff.
    • Run a weekly kitchen meeting to discuss operations, reminders, and successes.
    • Prepare and conduct formal evaluations of kitchen staff and scullery staff, once per season.  Enlist support from Operations Coordinator, if needed.

     

    • Budget Management
    • Maintain cleanliness of the kitchen facility daily, in adherence to all local, state, federal, and ACA health code regulations.  Areas of responsibility include: food preparation areas, the walk-in refrigerator and freezer, dry food storage areas, scullery, the dining hall, and bathrooms.
      • Manage the inventory of supplies and equipment in the kitchen and dining hall.
      • Order supplies for the kitchen and dining hall as necessary.
      • Maintain the kitchen and food budget to ensure fiscal responsibility.

     

    • Other Duties
      • Support the management team during urgent or emergency situations.
    • Lend support in other areas of camp, as needed.

     

    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 to communicate with co-workers
    • Ability to perform basic personal hygiene and self-care
    • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds
    • Ability to stand for 4 hours at a time
    • Ability to perform vigorous physical activity
    • Ability to use a knife
    • Ability to use a computer

     

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  • Head Fly Fishing Guide

    Program
    Dubois, Wyoming
    $3,600.00 / season

    Result Statement: Run and develop a fun, creative, and educational program, which helps develop campers’ pride, confidence, curiosity and knowledge through fly-fishing. Instruct campers on fly-fishing and fly-tying techniques.  Educate camp community on local fish species, bodies of water in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, and the ethical considerations of the sport. Actively manage the many risks associated with fly-fishing activities (including fast-moving or deep water, wildlife, etc.).  Effectively manage, coach, and communicate with Assistant Fishing Guides. Help to advance the program when possible.

     

    Direct Supervisor: Program Director

    Reporting Positions: Assistant Fishing Guide

     

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • At least 21 years old
    • CPR Certification
    • Wilderness First Aid Certification
    • Trained as a TVRC Trip Leader
    • Preferably 1 year of prior experience fly fishing
    • Preferably 1 year of prior experience teaching children

     

    Position Specific Duties:

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

     

    • Job Specific
      • Set-up, Equipment, Ordering and Inventory
        • Set-up, clean, and organize the fishing shed before the campers arrive to camp.
        • Place orders for the supplies needed during the summer.
        • Maintain all equipment to ensure proper functioning.
        • Inventory fly equipment and supplies at the end of the season.
        • Clean, organize, and close up the fishing shed when the summer season is over.
      • Activities
        • Plan activities in advance with the Program Director.
        • Lead fishing activities: first degree, fly-tying, half-day fishing trips, full-day fishing trips, fishing overnights, and other special activities.
        • On the second day of camp, provide counselors and campers an introduction to the program, a tour of the program area, and the rules, expectations, and standards of these activities.
        • Attend fence meetings to select campers that will join you for the activity period.
        • Complete all necessary preparation prior to each activity period, for both in-camp and off-property activities.
        • You will have a maximum of 12 campers in each activity period.

     

    • Personnel Management
      • Make fishing staff assignments for daily activities.
      • Provide at least one formal evaluation with each reporting staff member during each season.

     

    • Budget Management
      • Manage the fishing facility, organization, cleanliness, stocking, and sanitation.
      • Manage the inventory of supplies and equipment in the fly fishing shed.
      • Order supplies for the fishing program, as necessary.
      • Maintain the fishing budget to ensure fiscal responsibility.

     

    • Other duties
      • Help develop and update all written materials pertaining to Fishing Program.
      • Assist with phone coverage in the office during meals and evenings, once per week.
      • Assist with cabin coverage during Rest Hour, Guzzles, Evening Activities, and Overnight, as needed.
      • Lend support in other areas of camp, as needed.

     

    Typical Schedule for Program Staff:

    • 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.
    • 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 to communicate with co-workers
    • Ability to perform basic personal hygiene and self-care
    • Ability to lift at least 30 pounds
    • Ability to stand for 4 hours at a time
    • Ability to hike at least 10 miles per day
    • Ability to perform vigorous physical activity
    • Ability to make sound decisions, in potentially high stress situations
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  • Kitchen Assistant/Scullery

    Kitchen
    Dubois, Wyoming
    $2,800.00 / season

    Result Statement: Prepare nutritious and good-tasting meals to keep our camp community healthy, nourished, and energized.  Handle, prepare, and store food according to health code and industry best practices.  Maintain cooking utensils and equipment in a functional and sanitary condition. Ensure the clean and sanitary condition of all camp utensils, cooking, and cleaning equipment to promote the health and wellbeing of the entire camp community.  Cultivate a pleasant and positive working atmosphere with fellow scullery specialists. Maintain a clean and well organized dining hall area which members of the camp community can enjoy on a regular basis.

     

    Direct Supervisor: Head Chef

    Reporting Positions: None

     

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Preferably at least 18 years old
    • Preferably at least 1 year out of high school
    • CPR Certified
    • First Aid Certified

     

    Position Specific Duties:

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

     

    • Job Specific
    • Assist in preparing healthy, wholesome, and nutritious meals for as many as 200 campers and staff.
    • Assist in preparing specialized menus for campers and staff with specific dietary needs.
    • Follow and help enforce all kitchen rules and best practices.
    • Abide by Serve Safe standards for food handling, preparation, and storage.
    • Assist with unloading, dispersing and storage of food deliveries.
    • Maintain cleanliness of the kitchen facility daily, in adherence to all local, state, federal, and ACA health code regulations.  Areas of responsibility include: food preparation areas, the walk-in refrigerator and freezer, dry food storage areas, scullery, the dining hall, and bathrooms.
    • Check and remove any trash following meals and at the end of the day.
    • Sweep after each meal and mop the kitchen at the end of each day.
    • Work with the scullery team to efficiently clean and sanitize cooking utensils.
    • Assist with the needs of the trips program, by preparing early breakfasts, and making Sack Lunches.

     

    • Other Duties
    • Assist with cabin coverage during Rest Hour, Guzzles, Evening Activities, and Overnight, as needed.
    • Lend support in other areas of camp, as needed.

     

    Time Off:  Time off must be scheduled with your supervisor, or another member of the management team.  Time off for this position is at least three 27 hour periods (5pm-8pm the following day) off perseason.  This amount may vary depending upon job performance, timing, and other factors.

     

    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 at least 50 pounds
    • Ability to stand for 4 hours at a time
    • Ability to perform vigorous physical activity
    • Ability to use a knife
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  • Barn Staff

    Barn
    Dubois, Wyoming
    $3,000.00 / season

    Result Statement: Assist with running 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.  Help to advance the program when possible.

     

    Direct Supervisor: Head of Barn

    Reporting Positions: None

     

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Preferably at least 18 years old
    • Preferably at least 1 year out of high school
    • CPR Certification
    • First Aid Certification

     

    Position Specific Duties:

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

     

    • Job Specific
    • Set-up, Equipment, Ordering and Inventory
    • Organize and maintain all tack in the Barn before campers arrive to camp.
    • Maintain all corral fence and barn facilities to ensure proper functioning.
    • Inventory barn program equipment at the beginning and end of each summer season.
    • Herd Management
    • Must be physically 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.
    • Maintain the pasture grass and water levels.
    • Ensure that all horses are wrangled and accounted for every day.
    • Activities
    • Lead riding activities: first degree, half-day rides, full-day rides, gymkhana, pasture games, Horsemanship, wrangling, and other special activities.
    • Assist with the Barn Expo on the second day of camp.
    • Attend fence meetings to select campers that will join you for the activity period.
    • Teach and model good riding skills for campers and other staff.
    • Become familiar with and track campers’ and staff members' riding abilities, and appropriately match participants with horses.
    • Catch and halter horses for all riding activities.
    • Instruct riding lessons from the ground and from horseback.
    • Support and assist in the Horsemanship Program.
    • Maintain equipment logs to ensure all gear and tack are in proper condition or receiving the necessary reparations
    • Coordinate 4 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.
    • Help develop and update all written materials pertaining to the Barn Program.

     

    • Other duties
      • Maintain a neat and clean “Western” appearance.
      • Assist with phone coverage in the office during meals and evenings, once per week.
      • Assist with cabin coverage during Rest Hour, Guzzles, Evening Activities, and Overnight, as needed.
      • Lend support in other areas of camp, as needed.

     

    Typical Schedule For Program Staff

    • 6:30am – 8:30am: Wrangle horses in from the previous night of grazing.
    • 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 staff members 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 at least 3 days per season (5pm-8pm the following day).  This amount may vary depending upon job performance, timing, and other factors.

     

    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 at least 50 pounds
    • Ability to stand for 4 hours at a time
    • Ability to ride a horse
    • Ability to perform vigorous physical activity
    • Ability to build fence

     

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How to Apply

If you have any questions please reach out to Natalie Acheatel, Program Director at Teton Valley Ranch Camp. 

Phone: 307-733-2958

Email: nacheatel@tvrcamp.org 

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

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