These job descriptions provide a very general picture of the positions at the Ranch. More detailed information is available at the “View Available Jobs” link on this page. If you have any questions, please ask us.
We work as a team, and all staff must be prepared to support all areas of the ranch.
You may request to be considered for more than one position. Please list them on the application in your order of preference.
Before you apply, please make sure that your dates of availability match the position(s) for which you are applying. Some jobs (e.g., food service) include people who are contracted to work the full season (late May through late September) and also people who have a shorter contract (late May through late August). Some jobs ONLY are only appropriate for applicants who are available for the full season (e.g., office assistants).
Certain positions start in mid-May; please indicate on your application the earliest date you can start work as well as the latest date you are available.
*Office/Store: Seeking people with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, integrity, and previous office and/or retail experience. In this position you are in direct contact with every person on the ranch. There are three office assistants who work the front desk and in the ranch gift store.
*Shooting Range Instructor/Guest Services (“Ranger”): Seeking people with experience in all areas of gun safety and shooting range management and instruction. These instructors also provide general guest services, including concierge, transportation, maintenance, cleaning, etc.
Culinary team: Seeking people who are proven to be positive team players, preferably with previous cooking experience; must have a serious interest in food preparation/culinary arts and strong aptitude for learning.
Children’s Counselors/Youth Counselors: Seeking high-energy people who love children, youth/teens, and the outdoors. This is an educational adventure program and Children’s Counselors must be ready to provide a fun, creative, safe, and active experience.
Wrangler: Seeking people with excellent, proven horsemanship and customer service skills. Guiding and teaching are part of the job, along with horse care and herd and facilities maintenance. Applicants must submit a riding video; please see application for requirements/instructions.
Fishing Guide: Seeking people with extensive fly-fishing experience, excellent interpersonal, teaching, and customer service skills, including entomology, fly tying, natural resources, and ecology knowledge. Applicants must submit a fly-fishing skills video; please see application for requirements/instructions.
Expeditions Guide: Seeking guides for the Classic Expeditions and Boys’ and Girls’ Youth Camp programs. The Expeditions Team includes guides who serve as fly-fishing guides, wranglers, shooting instructors, hiking guides, and meal hosts. The Expeditions program leads groups of 4–6 guests/youth for 5–10-night customized trips based at Ranch locations beyond A Bar A headquarters. Applicants must have extensive fly-fishing and/or riding experience, excellent interpersonal, teaching, and customer service skills; please see application for fly-fishing and riding video requirements/instructions.
Grounds Crew/Maintenance Crew: Seeking individuals with experience in handy-man skills such as carpentry, plumbing, and electrical as well as landscaping, mowing, fencing, weed control, golf course maintenance, irrigation, and other similar tasks. Members of this crew must be able work long hours doing physical outdoor labor.
Flower Gardener: The gardener is responsible for planting and maintaining our annual and perennial flowerbeds around the ranch. This person oversees the planting of new trees and shrubs and their maintenance during the summer, including watering, weeding, pruning, etc. The gardener also assists with guest services and transportation, trail maintenance, general outdoor projects, and other tasks in various departments, as needed.
Cabin Host / Housekeeper: Seeking detail-oriented people to assume responsibility for guest services in cabins, including cleaning all guest facilities, hosting in the bar/lodge and at cookouts, and assisting with other projects as needed (e.g., painting, landscaping, etc.).
Food and Beverage Team: Seeking people with great customer service skills for all duties involving food/beverage service, including waiting tables for both guests and staff, doing dishes, cleaning and set-up, serving cook-outs, bar and wine service, etc.
*Note: Office and Ranger positions are available for Full-Season only (mid-May through late September). All other positions have Full-Season and Short-Season positions available.