Summer Employment at Elkhorn Ranch, Montana

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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.

There are twenty-four crew during the summer months; we live on the ranch and all are encouraged to take part in activities when schedules allow. The heavy interaction between guests and crew is one of the things that everyone seems to enjoy most about the ranch.

Front Gate at Elkhorn Ranch MontanaCrew will begin arriving in mid-May and all  need to arrive by June 9th and stay at least until the beginning of September. If you fill out an application, please be sure to be accurate on the dates you would like to come, and when you would have to leave.

Elkhorn provides room and board in addition to wages.  The positions for which we are still hiring for the 2018 summer are:

BAKER/SECOND COOK – looking for an individual that is comfortable in the kitchen and highly organized. Does not need to be a certified baker, but needs to be creative and enjoy baking and cooking.

KITCHEN AND WAITSTAFF – team players only.

CABIN STAFF – detail oriented, clean freaks please!

MAINTENANCE – good general maintenance skills in plumbing and carpentry; must be able to work alone and have good driving skills with a clean record.

OFFICE – some bookkeeping and lots of customer contact; must be pleasant, organized and, above all, flexible.

PBP – or children counselors.  This job takes someone that is good with horses and great with kids from 6 to 12 year s old.

WRANGLERS – a variety of people, a variety of horses, and a variety of chores; experienced in guiding or teaching a real plus!  This is big country, you must have good riding skills and be comfortable with long hours in the saddle and in remote country.

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Elkhorn Ranch Application

Save the PDF to your desktop before emailing to as it is not an on line form right now!

Feel free to call 406-995-4291 or email Linda at and we will send you an application.

Thanks for your interest in working at the Elkhorn during the summer of 2018!