Employment at Elkhorn Ranch Montana

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Summer Employment at Elkhorn Ranch, Montana

Just a mile outside of Yellowstone National Park and surrounded by the Gallatin National Forest and the Lee Metcalf Wilderness, the Elkhorn has been a dude ranch since 1922.

We are now in third-generation management, and in some cases, fourth-generation dudes. Continuity has created our tradition!

As you would guess, life here is oriented around the outdoors. Almost all of our guests, around forty a week, come to ride, although there are a few avid fishermen and some hikers.

The 26-person summer crew lives on the ranch and they often get to take part in activities when schedules allow.

You'll come to love and enjoy working with guests – it's one of the things that everyone seems to enjoy most about the ranch.

The crew begins arriving in mid-May but all must arrive by June 1 and stay at least until the beginning of September.

If you apply, please be accurate on the dates you would like to come, and when you would have to leave.

Open Positions for Summer 2022

Cabin Crew: We have three Cabin crew positions available. Candidates must be well-organized, meticulous individuals, who work well with others. Duties involve daily cabin cleaning, laundry, nightly turndowns, weekly turnovers of all cabins, as well as maintaining the cleanliness of common areas.

Kitchen/Waitstaff: We are looking for outgoing individuals to join our Kitchen crew. If you have a culinary background, serving experience, or just love to bake cookies and bread, we have various positions open. Must be a team player.

Wranglers: We are looking for responsible and hard-working horsemen/women to join our barn crew. Every morning our wranglers gather our herd of 100 horses from the pastures that we graze. These pastures can be in thickly wooded areas, on hillsides and mountain top meadows, and gathers can range from less than an hour to more than two depending on where they are at. Our trails vary, but most are in mountainous terrain and they span between 2 - 8 hours. Applicants must be comfortable and confident outside of an arena, as we teach our guests to ride on the trail. To be considered for this position, we do require a video of you tacking up and riding, in addition to filling out an application. Teaching experience and backcountry skills are a plus!

Peanut Butter Parents: Our kid's program is at the heart of our ranch. This role involves caring for our younger guests (6-12), spending your days inspiring a sense of adventure, excitement in the saddle while teaching riding, and promoting a safe and fun environment for growth and independence. Childcare experience is required, as well as being comfortable on and around horses, and riding instruction is a plus!

Guest Service Coordinator: Our office coordinator oversees the day-to-day operations of the office, from arranging excursions for guests, managing guest records, booking reservations, as well as other office duties. Bookkeeping experience is a plus! Must have a valid driver’s license and be 21 or older.

Office Flex: This position entails a bit of everything – from answering calls, assisting in guest services, airport pickups, town errands, tracking inventory, as well as other office/ranch duties. It’s perfect for those who like variety throughout their week. Must have a valid driver’s license and be 21 or older.

Choreman: We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is outgoing and a self-starter. As choreman you are asked of many different tasks, from lighting stove fires around the ranch, chopping wood, daily irrigation, assisting in cookouts, baggage and airport runs, in addition to other various daily/weekly ranch chores. Must have a valid driver’s license and be 21 or older.

Maintenance Position: Are you a carpenter, contractor, or handyman? We are looking for someone with experience who is ready to spend their summer working on a variety of projects around a 100-year-old ranch. We have buildings, furniture, and general areas that would benefit from some extra attention from a skilled worker who values rich history and the integrity of craftsmanship. Must have a valid driver’s license and be 21 or older.

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Apply for a Position

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Feel free to call 406-995-4291 or email us at [email protected] and we will send you an application.

Thanks for your interest in working at the Elkhorn during the summer of 2022!

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