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Current Job dates:

Currently recruiting for jobs that start between May 1st, 2024 and November 8th, 2024.

    Food & Beverage

  • AM Dining Lead

    Food & Beverage
    $2,600.00 / month

    The ideal candidate for the West Creek Ranch’s Dining Lead position will live our core values of: Putting people first, with both our associates and our guests. Leading by example as a quality leader. Including everyone in day-to-day activities and tasks. Innovating continually by providing new ideas and implementing them when it benefits the associates and guests. Listening and responding to associates and guests to the best of their ability.  Giving back to others by incorporating all other values daily. 

    West Creek Ranch – Dining Lead is the team supervisor that steps up to ensure all guest experiences in our beautiful lodge meet our standards for western luxury. Whether it’s breakfast and coffee for meetings or setting up the bar for a fun night of dancing to a live band, our dining leads work collaboratively with the guest services team to clean the lodge, serve good food and keep the drinks flowing. This position will work on presentation and flow to make each meal a true West Creek Ranch experience.

    We will have two dining leads for the 2024 season- an AM lead and PM lead. We are currently only hiring for the AM Lead. The Dining Leads will report to the Operations Manager and collaborate closely with the kitchen. The AM lead will facilitate our breakfast and lunch meals, collaborating with the kitchen team and staff to ensure our early risers get the best start to their day. They will coordinate group needs for the lodge space by setting up furniture, moving dining arrangements, and ensuring the space is welcoming and intuitive. They will work with the PM lead over lunch to transition the lodge to any guest needs in the afternoon and stage the space for our dinners and dance nights, which includes an open beer and wine bar through meal service. Our PM lead will also work on inventory for the bar and confer with the AM on any specific dining needs for displays and stock. Both roles will assist the whole team of West Creek Ranch with housekeeping and other responsibilities as needed on turnover days.

    We will begin reviewing applications and reaching out for interviews in mid-January 2024.


    Qualifications and Education Requirements               

    • Attention to detail with an ability to delegate tasks.
    • Ability to be flexible and work a variety of jobs to cover all aspects of the lodge.
    • Current certification in CPR and First Aid (or ability to acquire before start of employment)
    • Current ServeSafe Alcohol certification, TIPS training or similar. (Can provide updated training if needed)
    • Ability to multitask and problem solve in a fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to work with guests and collaborate with a team of staff.
    • Confidence to lead by example and guide teamwork to success.
    • Able to meet physical requirements of the job which include repetitive motions, standing, sitting, kneeling, bending, twisting, walking, and lifting up to 50 pounds.
    • Ability to work in inclement weather to complete tasks.

    Preferred Skills

    • Previous experience working at a guest ranch, particularly in fine dining.
    • Prior experience in hospitality.
    • AM Lead: Early morning timeliness shown from previous jobs
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    Dining:

      • Prepare guest and staff dining areas for meals, including setting up items such as tables, buffets, linens, silverware, glassware, chafers, condiments, etc.
      • Maintain detailed attention to guests’ and staff’s dietary restrictions and requests.
      • Promote collaboration and teamwork to achieve tasks specific to each shift checklist.
      • Delegate team tasks as needed.
      • Display a positive attitude and maintain a cooperative working relationship with managers and all other associates.
      • Serve/refill food and beverages for guests and staff.
      • Check with guests to ensure that they are enjoying their meals and take action to correct any problems.
      • Remove dishes and glasses from tables and take them to kitchen for cleaning.
      • After guests and staff have finished dining: clean tables, floors, and other areas as needed.
      • Maintain the lodge amenities as requested by guests. (Fires in the fireplace, moving patio furniture, arranging tables and chairs as needed for group sizes)
      • Perform other job duties as assigned.

    Dishwashing:

      • Wash dishes, glassware, flatware, and cookware using dishwasher or by hand.
      • Place clean items in correct storage areas in organized manner.
      • Maintain cleanliness of dishwashing station.
      • Perform other job duties as assigned.

    Other:

      • Inventory of dining linens, bar items and other needs as they arise.
      • Transportation of guests as needed.
      • Assistance with Housekeeping on turnover days to work effectively as a full team.
      • Facilitate “pre-shift” check-ins with teams before meals to make sure information is shared across the team and expectations are clear.
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  • AM Line Cook

    Food & Beverage

    LINE/PREP COOK

    The ideal candidate for the West Creek Ranch’s line/prep cook will live our core values of Putting people first, our associates, and our guests. Leads by example as a quality leader. Includes everyone in day-to-day activities and tasks. Innovates continually, providing new ideas and implementing them when it benefits the associates and guests. Listens and responds to associates and guests to the best of their ability.  Gives back to others by incorporating all other values daily.  

    A successful line/prep cook at West Creek Ranch is focused and motivated. West Creek is a unique guest ranch that functions with a cyclic menu of local and deliciously prepared foods with varied styles of meal services. We have the unique opportunity to go above and beyond each day to make our guest’s experience unforgettable. Our small guest capacity coupled with a Monday to Friday work week means we have the time and resources to execute our menu to the highest standards. This is an excellent opportunity for you to learn our style of food preparation and experience the “west creek magic”.

     

    Line Cook Job Responsibilities:

    • Sets up and stocks food items and other necessary supplies.
    • Prepares food items by cutting, chopping, mixing, and preparing sauces.
    • Cooks food items by grilling, smoking, sautéing, and other cooking methods to specified recipes and standards.
    • Maintain cleanliness and complies with food sanitation requirements by properly handling food and ensuring correct storage.
    • Cleans and sanitizes cooking surfaces throughout the shift.  
    • Maintain a positive and professional approach with coworkers and customers
    • Ensure that food comes out simultaneously, in high quality and in a timely fashion

    Requirements and skills

    • Proven cooking experience, including experience as a Line Chef, Restaurant Cook or Prep Cook
    • Excellent understanding of various cooking methods, ingredients, equipment and procedures
    • Accuracy and speed in executing assigned tasks
    • Familiar with industry’s best practices
    • Flexible and creative with a “Can do” attitude
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  • Guest Services

  • Guest Experience Coordinator

    Guest Services

    Overview

    Arthur Blank, chairman of the Blank Family Foundation and owner of Mountain Sky Guest Ranch, Paradise Valley Ranch and The Ranch at Dome Mountain near Emigrant, Montana, opened West Creek Ranch in 2018 as a unique convening space for nonprofit and philanthropic organizations. At West Creek, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation provides nonprofit partners with an opportunity to connect, renew and inspire while exploring crucial issues that are aligned with the foundation’s priorities.    

    Located in Montana’s Paradise Valley, about 25 miles north of Yellowstone National Park, the 6,700-acre West Creek Ranch features spectacular scenery one mile above sea level. West Creek is a one-of-a-kind facility featuring comfortable meeting spaces and rooms, wi-fi and gourmet dining combined with unplugged high-country activities. West Creek offers 5-star service and amenities to ensure that every guest’s needs are met as they embark on a powerful personal and professional experience at the ranch.

    West Creek is in big sky country, and we provide partners with an opportunity to engage in big sky thinking. The combination of extraordinary scenery, guided adventure and intentional reflection provide a unique transformational environment for leadership development, innovation labs, strategic planning, executive education, hands-on workshops, and discussion or planning about how to influence the issues that occupy our country and communities. 

    The West Creek experience is rooted in Arthur Blank’s personal recognition that extended immersion in the world’s most inspiring spaces fosters learning, creativity and self-renewal. We call our approach the 50/50 model to signify that our guests spend half their time inside working on important issues, and half their time outside exploring their ideas through experiences in nature that support their goals. Each year the Blank Family Foundation identifies select organizations to host gatherings that convene colleagues, peer organizations or coalition partners to capitalize on this model and advance the public good.

    West Creek Ranch seeks a Guest Experience Coordinator to support the 50% of the time our guests spend in Ranch experiences – horseback riding, hiking, yoga, fly fishing, etc. – and facilitating the connection between those experiences and the goals of the group each week. Deepening relationships and teamwork, creating a risk-taking culture, generating 100 new ideas to solve a sticky problem, bringing thought leaders together to strategize about complex issues and much more — West Creek has the experiences and activities to enrich each group’s goals with deeper meaning and we are looking for a Guest Experience Coordinator to ensure that the 50% of the time each group spends in Ranch experiences is as meaningful as the 50% of time spent indoors in meetings.   

    We believe that when Ranch experiences are combined with daily intentions and opportunities for reflection that positive change and impact occur. The GEC will facilitate the onsite planning of daily activities for each group so that intention and reflection are at the core of the experiences and so that problem solving, team development, self-discovery, collaboration and communication are rooted in the guest experiences.

     

    Position Summary

    The ideal candidate for West Creek Ranch’s Guest Experience Coordinator (GEC) position will live our core values of Putting people first, our associates, and our guests. Leads by example as a quality leader. Includes everyone in day-to-day activities and tasks. Innovates continually, providing new ideas and implementing them when it benefits the associates and guests. Listens and responds to associates and guests to the best of their ability.  Gives back to others by incorporating all other values daily.  

    The Guest Experience Coordinator (GEC) reports to the Ranch General Manager and will be responsible for leading guest activities, specifically hiking, challenge course, reflective horse sessions, fly fishing, golfing, archery, and any other activities scheduled. The GEC also works with fellow team members who lead guest activities to ensure they understand the purpose of daily intentions and are skilled at leading guest reflection opportunities. The GEC will be a rare combination of technical experience and skill who can uphold the planning logistics and safety requirements of activities on the Ranch, while also embodying the social-emotional awareness and interpersonal skills required to effectively lead groups through often challenging personal growth experiences. The GEC will mentor and train fellow Ranch associates to ensure they have the knowledge and ability to support guests on their Ranch journey by skillfully facilitating reflection sessions and bridging indoor and outdoor experiences.

    As a core member of the team, the GEC will also respond to the needs of guest services and fill-in on the Ranch where needed. This could be as a support to housekeeping, dining, dishwashing, transportation, and other duties as needed. This position is seasonal and will work from May 1st through mid-October, with a possible extension into November.

     

    Core Responsibilities

    • Collaborate to design and implement experiences that are tailored to the particular guest group and that model the 50/50 approach
    • Lead guest experiences and activities including hiking, challenge course, reflective horse sessions, fly fishing, golfing, archery, and any other activities scheduled, modeling the daily intention and reflection process for peers
    • Train fellow associates on facilitation so that they are skilled in the reflection process and comfortable working with groups on their intentions
    • Manage group dynamics and facilitate group processes, communicating any information to key Ranch and Foundation colleagues that might impact the success of the group during their week
    • Mentor Ranch associates in managing group dynamics and facilitating group processes
    • Committed to actively building a community where all guests and fellow team members feel a sense of belonging and safety
    • Assist in identifying, assessing and managing environmental, physical, social and emotional risk during course activities
    • Adhere to operating procedures, safety policies and emergency procedures as outlined by the Ranch
    • Maintain big-picture vision and keep safety in mind during all group processes
    • Guest services support as needed with a view toward supporting the team and ensuring an exceptional guest experience

     

    Qualifications and Education Requirements               

    • Previous experience working for Outward Bound
    • Demonstrated competency in group facilitation and team building
    • Demonstrated ability to teach or train processes to colleagues
    • Demonstrated competency in outdoor experiences and activity logistics
    • Demonstrated ability to assess the abilities of a group and use that information to mitigate risks and ensure positive experiences for the group
    • Previous experience leading a team
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with groups across all ages, backgrounds and abilities
    • Personal initiative and resourcefulness, adaptable and positive even in challenging situations with strong ability to problem solve
    • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
    • Strong social perceptiveness and active listening and learning skills, ability to hear what others are saying and to take the time to understand what isn’t being said
    • Time availability in May to arrive for Challenge Course training on site
    • First Aid and CPR training

     

    Preferred Skills

    • Wilderness First Responder certification, or more
    • Knowledge of Microsoft office
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  • Horse Program

  • Wrangler

    Horse Program
    $2,625.00 / month

    West Creek Ranch is the perfect job for a wrangler, or experienced rider, who loves the guest ranch lifestyle but is looking for more variety in their job.  The ideal wrangler candidate will demonstrate both excellent customer service and strong horsemanship skills.  Wranglers will lead trail-rides on over 6000 acres of the ranch

    Typically, wranglers at West Creek lead only two or three trail-rides each week.  These trail-rides are two-hours long and primarily walk-only.  Wranglers spend time throughout the workweek exercising and training guest horses to keep them happy, healthy, and safe.  Other horse-related tasks include caring for a herd of +/- 40 head, gathering/turning out on horseback, training green horses, and basic veterinary care.

    All activities are purpose driven with intention and reflection time. Wranglers will subtilty initiate conversations with guests to reflect on their experiences based on each group's goals and intentions.

    In addition to the wrangling duties at West Creek Ranch, wranglers will rotate through a schedule of shifts at our sister ranch, Mountain Sky.

    These shifts will vary week to week based on a rotating schedule amongst the team. Wranglers may be at Mountain Sky 1-4 days a week. Mountain Sky wangling duties will be like those at West Creek but on a larger scale. These duties include assisting in the loading and unloading process of guests and their horses, leading trail-rides (walk, trot, and lope rides for families of various ages), gathering/turning out a heard of +/- 100 head out on horseback, and basic veterinary care. Wranglers will lead rides on 17,000 private acres, in addition to the neighboring Gallatin National Forest. Trail rides aren’t your typical nose-to-tail walking dude rides; Mountain Sky guests stay for a week at a time, and they come to ride.

    Other wrangler responsibilities include:

    • Providing fly-fishing lessons every week.
    • Teaching gun safety and skeet shooting instruction
    • Teaching archery safety and recurve and light compound bow instruction 
    • Driving guests to and from the local airport weekly (these hours will vary)
    • Washing transportation vehicles (1 to 2 hrs./wk.)
    • Dishwashing (one 4-hour shift/month)
    • Fence maintenance (as needed)
    • Trail maintenance (as needed)

    Workdays are Monday through Friday, and average around 45-50 hours/week. The five-person wrangler team works a rotating weekend chore schedule: feeding and doctoring. Wranglers work just one weekend/month.

    Individuals with knowledge of basic veterinary care and horseshoeing skills are encouraged to apply. Ability to operate skid steers and tractors is a plus.  The ability to remain flexible to a changing schedule is important while working at West Creek Ranch.

    A riding video will be required from applicants not able to join us for a riding interview, but it is not necessary to submit the video with your initial application.

    While West Creek Ranch provides its wranglers with ranch horses to ride, wranglers have the option to bring one personal horse. The ranch does not allow outside dogs, cats or other pets.

    Dates of Employment: May 6th- November 6th

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  • Maintenance

  • Seasonal Maintenance

    Maintenance
    $2,600.00 / month

    Seasonal Maintenance and Groundskeeper job description

    The ideal candidate for the West Creek Ranch’s Seasonal Maintenance position will live our core values of: Putting people first, with both our associates and our guests. Leading by example as a quality leader. Including everyone in day-to-day activities and tasks. Innovating continually by providing new ideas and implementing them when it benefits the associates and guests. Listening and responding to associates and guests to the best of their ability.  Giving back to others by incorporating all other values daily. 

    West Creek Ranch is looking for a Maintenance and Groundskeeping seasonal worker to help maintain the aesthetic of the ranch and upkeep the properties therein. This position will split their time between the West Creek Ranch campus, and its sister location at Dome Mountain Ranch where employee housing and new developments are located. This position will need to be flexible and able to work independently or as a team to accomplish the tasks assigned in a timely manner. Weekly tasks will include landscaping, mowing, and maintenance as requested (such as minor plumbing repair, HVAC upkeep, furniture repair and general problem solving). This position may also be asked to assist with transporting guests, cleaning ranch vehicles, and dishwashing for the kitchen if requested.


    Qualifications and Education Requirements               

    • Ability to be flexible and work a variety of jobs.
    • Experience working in maintenance and lawncare, and willingness to learn new things on the go.
    • Ability to problem solve and multitask in a fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to work with guests and staff.
    • Time managements skills to accomplish all tasks, or update team on timeline for tasks.
    • Current certification in CPR and First Aid (or ability to acquire before start of employment)
    • Able to meet physical requirements of the job which include repetitive motions, standing, sitting, kneeling, bending, twisting, walking, and lifting up to 50 pounds.
    • Ability to work in inclement weather to complete tasks.

    Preferred Skills

    • Prior training in specific maintenance areas, such as plumbing or HVAC.
    • Prior guest ranch experience.
    • Experience navigating in large passenger vans.

    Roles and Responsibilities
    Landscaping:

      • Mowing lawns with a zero-turn or push mower and maintaining edges with a weedwhacker as needed. Cleaning clippings, leaves and sticks from lawn for crisp presentation.
      • Driving with a trailer to move equipment as needed.
      • Fencing removal and addition as requested for wildlife management.
      • Irrigation upkeep if needed.
      • Perform other job duties as assigned.

    Maintenance:

      • Minor plumbing repair, such as clog removal, repairing leaks, fixing showerheads or handles, and toilet flapper replacement.
      • HVAC upkeep, such as filter replacement, troubleshooting and vent maintenance.
      • Lighting maintenance, such as bulb replacement and fixing hardware.
      • Furniture repair, such as bed frame adjustments and fixing broken pieces as possible.
      • Assist with cleaning the ranch vehicles as needed.
      • Perform other job duties as assigned.

    Dishwashing:

      • Wash dishes, glassware, flatware, and cookware using dishwasher or by hand.
      • Place clean items in correct storage areas in organized manner.
      • Maintain cleanliness of dishwashing station.
      • Perform other job duties as assigned.

    Transportation:

      • Must be 21 years of age and a clean driving record. (For our insurance)
      • Transport guests to and from the airport or activities.
      • Label and load guests’ luggage at the airport.
      • Transport guests’ luggage to and from cabins.
      • Perform other job duties as assigned.
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How to Apply

Please complete our application by clicking on APPLY HERE - please attach a copy of your resume to the application as well. 


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