Job Descriptions

Employees must be available to work our entire season from early June until late September. All applicants must be available to work weekdays, weekends, holidays, AM and PM shifts. Employees must be willing to work split shifts and to follow house rules for on-campus housing. Working at the Ranch involves flexibility and a teamwork approach where everyone realizes the common goal of working together to provide the best experience for our guests. Because there is a large weekly ebb and flow of work intensity, the schedule sometimes requires an “all hands-on deck” approach to getting tasks done. This philosophy requires some shared responsibilities and job sharing where staff will assist other departments as needed.

Wait Staff

The wait staff is responsible for serving food and beverages in a friendly, professional and efficient manner to guests thereby adding to a positive guest experience. Duties include describing, selling and serving food and beverages in a positive and professional manner and performing all related dining room tasks. Duties also include other Ranch facilities cleaning and housekeeping assistance. Attentive, gracious, service to guests, careful performance of daily work, and adherence to standards and practices for safety and sanitation in the kitchen and service areas are essential elements of the Ranch wait staff job. Also performs other related duties as assigned by management.

Wait Staff Job Requirements:

  • Exceptional guest service skills
  • Good memory skills to attend to guest needs and for personal attention
  • Work well in stressful, high-pressure and fast-paced situations
  • Friendly and outgoing
  • Motivated and detail-oriented
  • Team worker – dependable and responsible
  • Knowledge of fine dining and wine service preferred
  • Able to lift up to 30 pounds.
  • Work split shifts as needed

Housekeeper

Housekeepers are responsible for maintaining the appearance and cleanliness of the Ranch guest accommodations and public areas, with the detailed attention necessary to ensure the high standards that distinguish the Ranch. Must be trustworthy, team-oriented and have good work ethics. Must take pride in keeping the facilities clean and in exceptional working order. Performs other related duties as assigned by management. Attentive, gracious, careful performance of daily work, and adherence to standards and practices for safety and sanitation in service areas are essential elements of the Ranch housekeeping job. Also performs other related duties as assigned by management.

Housekeeper Job Requirements:

  • Perform daily cleaning and sanitizing of public areas
  • Daily stayover and cleaning service in cabins
  • Bed making
  • Cleaning bathrooms, windows, and floors
  • Laundering of linens
  • Maintaining and restocking supplies
  • Sweeping and mopping
  • Team worker – dependable and responsible
  • Other duties as assigned and needed
  • Able to lift up to 30 pounds

Guest Services Host

The main responsibilities of the Guest Services Hosts are to interact with guests with professionalism, while performing floor duties during evening shifts. Hosts are responsible for enthusiastically welcoming guests, setting the tone with attentive service and careful attention to the details of host tasks. Responsibilities include: acquainting guests with our food and beverage program, assisting with dinner reservations, seating and beverage sales. Attentive, gracious, service to guests, careful performance of daily work, and adherence to standards and practices for safety and sanitation in the kitchen and service areas are essential elements of the Ranch wait staff job. Also performs other related duties as assigned by management.

Guest Service Host Job Requirements:

  • Exceptional guest service and communication skills
  • Good memory skills to attend to guest needs and for personal attention
  • Friendly and outgoing
  • Motivated and detail-oriented
  • Team worker – dependable and responsible
  • Work well in stressful, high-pressure and fast-paced situations
  • Knowledge of fine dining and wine service
  • Able to lift up to 30 pounds

Guest Services Host/Office Assistant 

The main responsibilities of the Guest Services Host/Office Assistant are to interact with guests with professionalism and grace, while performing all related office and floor duties, during day and/or evening shifts. Hosts are responsible for enthusiastically welcoming guests, setting the tone and then properly maintaining the Ranch welcome throughout their stay with attentive service and careful attention to the details of host tasks. Responsibilities include: acquainting guests with our program and available activities at check-in and throughout their stay; assisting in planning and booking activities and appointments; retail sales; billing; check-outs; making reservations and appropriate follow-up; answering phone calls and emails; generating daily and weekly guest reports; fielding communications received by the office and disseminating information appropriately. 

Guest Services Host/Office Assistant Job Requirements:

  • Exceptional guest service and communication skills
  • Good memory skills to attend to guest needs and for personal attention
  • Friendly and outgoing
  • Motivated and detail-oriented team worker – dependable and responsible
  • For the office assistant role, basic computing skills are necessary

Housekeeper/Wait Staff/Guest Services Host (Floater)

This position is for someone who can float between host, waitstaff and housekeeping to assist when and where needed.  The floater position requires flexibility, especially replacing staff in all positions on others day off or when required to assist with workloads. It is a very team-oriented position in a fun work environment. Excellent customer service and teamwork skills required.

Floater Job Requirements:

  • Exceptional guest service skills
  • Good memory skills to attend to guest needs and for personal attention
  • Work well in stressful, high-pressure and fast-paced situations
  • Friendly and outgoing
  • Flexibility with days off and schedule
  • Motivated and detail-oriented
  • Team worker – dependable and responsible
  • Knowledge of fine dining and wine service preferred
  • Housekeeping tasks include: making beds, cleaning bathrooms, windows, and floors, doing laundry, maintaining and restocking supplies, sweeping and mopping, and other duties as assigned and needed.
  • Able to lift up to 30 pounds
  • Work split shifts as needed

Yoga Instructor

The yoga instructor position will require a teacher accreditation offering two or more classes per day, ideally a mix of Restorative and Vinyasa classes. The yoga instructor must be friendly, professional, and dependable while maintaining a clean, visually appealing, and orderly space.

Yoga Instructor Responsibilities:

  • Conduct and lead yoga classes
  • Visually assess students to determine their level of practice
  • Demonstrate practice and techniques
  • Possess the ability to move energy through the body
  • Transform energy during the warm-up, build-up and cool-down stages
  • Motivate students with words of encouragement
  • Connect with students during the yoga classes through fun, intelligent sequencing
  • Maintain the cleanliness and sanitation of the facility, light firepits, stock beverage cooler, launder towels and mats

Yoga Instructor Requirements:

  • Yoga Certification with Yoga Alliance
  • Minimum of 200 hours of experience
  • The art of teaching the Vinyasa Flow
  • Knowledge of the Chakra System, Pranayama, mantra and mindful meditation

AM and PM Line Cook

The role of our Line Cook is to prepare culinary dishes as an extension of the Executive Chef. The Line Cook will execute the menu (hot food and cold food), ensuring a high level of performance and guest satisfaction. Guest satisfaction in our dining room revolves around the food. The Line Cook is responsible for setting station up, preparation of food items, and maintaining cleanliness in all areas of the kitchen but not limited to assisting in ordering, putting deliveries away in a timely fashion, maintaining a proper uniform, assisting in ware washing and stewarding teams, having a solid understanding of time management, working independently, working safely with a sense of urgency, etc. Split shifts are required for most of the staff as well as closing shifts and opening shifts back to back.

Line Cook/Employee Meal Cook

The role of our Line Cook/Employee Meal Cook is to prepare culinary dishes as an extension of the Executive Chef. Line Cook/Employee Meal Cook will execute the daily employee menu (hot food and cold food), ensuring a high level of performance and employee satisfaction.  Line Cook/Employee Meal Cook  is responsible for setting up work station, preparation of food items, maintaining and executing the packed lunch deli station, prepping and executing the cold line station during ala carts nights, assist in the preparation of outdoor nights, and maintaining cleanliness in all areas of the kitchen. The Line Cook/Employee Meal Cook must also assist in ordering, putting deliveries away in a timely fashion, maintaining a proper uniform, assisting in ware washing and stewarding teams, having a solid understanding of time management, working independently, working safely with a sense of urgency, etc.

AM Chef de Partie/Baker/Pastry Cook

The role of our AM Chef de Partie/Baker/Pastry Cook is to consistently prepare batters, doughs, confectionary products as an extension of the Executive Chef. The Baker/Pastry Cook must maintain the cleanliness and sanitation of the food and beverage areas. The Baker/Pastry Cook will execute the menu, ensuring a high level of performance and guest satisfaction. Guest satisfaction in our dining room revolves around the food. The Baker/Pastry Cook is responsible for setting up and maintaining their workstation, scaling, measuring, ordering, producing items outline by the Executive Chef. The Baker/Pastry Cook will assist in putting deliveries away in a timely fashion, maintaining a proper uniform; a solid understanding of time management, working independently, working safely with a sense of urgency, etc. The Baker/Pastry Cook is also expected to help the line with producing Breakfast Orders and aiding in the production of the Lunch Program.

Dish Steward / Prep Cook

The role of our Dish Steward/Prep Cook is to do some preparation/execution of culinary dishes as an extension of the Executive Chef and maintain the cleanliness and sanitation of the food and beverage areas. The Dish Steward/Prep Cook will execute the lunch menus, ensuring a high level of performance and guest satisfaction. Guest satisfaction in our dining room revolves around the food. The Dish Steward/Prep Cook is responsible for setting up ware washing station, maintain floor and surface areas of the kitchen, small ware cleanliness and large equipment. Maintaining chemical knowledge, preparation of food items (food preparation is 50% of the time). Assisting in putting deliveries away in a timely fashion, maintaining a proper uniform; a solid understanding of time management, working independently, working safely with a sense of urgency, etc. Able and willing to complete deep cleaning tasks in a timely fashion.

Maintenance / Ranch Hand

The Maintenance/Ranch Hand works with and under the supervision of the General Manager and the Maintenance Manager to maintain all ranch property and structures, responding to requests from all departments to address maintenance concerns necessary to support a quality guest operation.

Maintenance/Ranch Hand Job Responsibilities include:

  • Cutting, splitting and stacking firewood
  • General landscaping including mowing lawns, watering plants, planting trees, etc.
  • Clean hot springs pool weekly
  • Light maintenance to include electrical, plumbing, carpentry, automotive, painting, etc.
  • Flood irrigation of ranch pastures using ATV
  • Maintenance and construction of wire, electrical and wood fences
  • Routine maintenance and repair of fishing gear, guest mountain bikes, sprinkler system
  • Some guest service duties including parking assistance, casual conversation with guests to provide ranch directions or provide maintenance
  • Other duties as assigned

A valid driver’s license, knowledge of safe operation of power tools and equipment, capacity to do physical labor, and ability to work independently are required. Maintenance/ranch hand is required to be on-call (usually 3 nights a week). On call duty requires staying on the ranch property after normal work hours and being in a condition to answer emergencies and other issues that come up during evening and night time hours. Previous maintenance, ranch or construction experience is a plus, but not necessary; training is provided when required.

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