Employment Season: Our summer employment season begins in early June and runs into late September. We will consider availability equally with skills and attitude in making our final selections for summer staff.
Qualifications: We are looking for staff members who are cheerful, enthusiastic and genuinely friendly. Our staff members must have a positive outlook toward the ranch and have the desire to help our guests have a wonderful vacation.
Compensation: In addition to salary, staff members are furnished with meals and lodging. Staff members will be housed in western style bunk house/dormitories.
Hiring Process: We begin our hiring process in the fall for employment the following summer season. Many openings fill quickly, so please apply promptly if you are interested in working at the 4UR for the coming summer. Firm positions will be offered to successful candidates shortly thereafter, with contracts and further information forwarded to those who accept employment.
The positions typically hired for each summer include the following:
Waitperson: Serve ranch guests three daily meals, as well as maintain dining room appearance and order on a continuing basis. Includes rotational dishwashing duties shared by all.
Assistant Cook: Simple cooking and food preparation, assisting chef in the making of sauces, soups and salads. Set-up for meal service. Also, some basic grill work.
Ranch Hand: Handle guest transport, guest luggage, basic maintenance around the main lodge, maintenance of the swimming pool and mineral spa, basic vehicle upkeep, stocking firewood and set-up for weekly cookouts.
Groundskeeper: Maintain ranch grounds; mow, prune, trim, water, some landscape work. Also, maintain lawn equipment.
Children’s Counselor: Supervise guest children while participating with them in various activities, games and events. Emphasis is on outdoor education, such as nature hikes, nature crafts, wildlife identification and horseback riding.
Fly-Fishing Guide/Hiking Guide: Teach basic and advanced fly-fishing techniques, via both casting lessons and on-stream instruction. Also, guide hikes for guests. A general knowledge of the outdoors is necessary.
Housekeeper: Responsible for the day to day cleanliness of guest rooms, common areas, owner’s homes and all guest buildings. Housekeepers are also responsible for evening turndowns and some daily childcare. When not working on rooms, housekeepers will be on landscaping crew. Housekeepers work a 7-8 hour work day with a 6 day work week. Attention to detail is a must
Wrangler: Care for 20-25 head of horses used for trail rides, including daily brushing, grooming and some veterinary work. Lead guest trail rides;saddle horses, mount riders and conduct riding lessons according to the principles of natural horsemanship. Other duties include tack upkeep and repair, fencing and fence repair, trail maintenance and some haying. Considerable horse experience is required.