The Nine Quarter Circle Ranch is looking for an enthusiastic, outdoor-oriented couple to help manage our guest ranch. We are looking for two individuals with management experience to live and work on the ranch year-round. Specifically, we are looking for individuals with horse experience and kitchen experience. Duties vary depending on the season, and details for each job are described below. More details are available by email. Please submit and resume to [email protected]
 
The Nine Quarter Circle Dude Ranch is remotely located 15 miles south of Big Sky, Montana on the edge of Yellowstone National Park. A family-operated dude ranch, the NQCR has been in the Kelsey family since 1945. The ranch focuses on providing an authentic dude ranch experience to guests from around the world. The guest ranch season generally runs from mid-June to mid-September. Guided activities during the guest season include horseback riding, overnight pack trips, hayrides, fishing and square dancing.

 Job Title: Kitchen and Lodging Manager                                                                                                Job Supervisor: Ranch Manager                                                                                          Classification: Full-time, exempt                                                                                                   Location: 15 miles south of Big Sky, MT

Summary of Position

The Kitchen and Lodging Manager is responsible for a tasks essential to the ranch’s operation. In the summertime, managing the kitchen staff and ensuring high quality meals are serves to guests and staff is essential. Overseeing cabin staff and ensuring a high-quality lodging experience is also important. Duties vary by the season as described below.

A successful candidate will be an upbeat, active, self-motivated person who takes pride in the art of cooking. A demonstrated ability to effectively lead, manage and inspire staff is key.

 Duties May-November:                                                                                                                              ·      Preparing high quality meals for 50-70 people, three times daily                                                         ·      Leading, managing, and delegating tasks to 6-8 kitchen staff                                                                   ·      Leading, managing and delegating tasks to 4 cabin staff to ensure a high quality lodging experience                                                                                                                                                      ·      Creating a friendly work environment for staff and a fun experience for guests                              

Duties November-April                                                                                                                               ·      Remain available to book and manage reservations by phone                                                               ·      Managing the ranch’s e-mail communications on a daily basis                                                               ·      Food preparation for long-term staff, managers and owners                                                                                                                                                    Qualifications  
  • Experience managing a kitchen and kitchen staff                                                                             ·      Experience providing high quality meals for large numbers of people (50+)                                 ·      Hospitality experience                                                                                                                   ·      Basic computer skills (namely Word and Excel)                                                                             ·      Ability to maintain an upbeat, positive attitude during times of high stress                               ·      Excellent communications skills                                                                                                   ·      Self-motivated and able to work independently                                                                             ·      Passionate about ranch life and sharing this unique lifestyle with others                                     ·      First Aid/CPR                                                                                                                                ·      Ability to lift 50 pounds

 Job Title: Corral Boss                                                                                                                              Job Supervisor: Ranch Manager                                                                                          Classification: Full-time, exempt                                                                                                     Location: 15 miles south of Big Sky, MT

Summary of Position                                                                                                                              The Corral Boss is a full-time, on-site position whose job responsibilities include caretaking for ranch property and for 120-head of horses and other ranch pets. Ranch property includes 20 guest cabins, bunkhouse, barn, workshop, staff housing and Corral Boss’s residence. Other ranch infrastructure includes corrals, fishing pond, and picnic area. Maintenance and corral duties vary by season.

 A successful candidate will be an upbeat, active, self-motivated person with a deep appreciation for ranch life and the outdoors. Horse experience is

Duties May-November:                                                                                                                      ·      Creating a friendly work environment for staff and a fun, safe experience for guests                      ·      Managing and delegating tasks to 6-8 barn staff                                                                               ·      Caretaking for 120 head of horses                                                                                                      ·      Overseeing execution of daily rides for guests                                                                                   ·      Training young horses                                                                                                                        ·      Organizing and occasionally leading pack trips                                                                                 ·      Providing basic vet and hoof care                                                                                                   ·      Fencing                                                                                                                                              ·      Addressing general maintenance needs on the property

 Duties November-April                                                                                                                         ·      Training young horses                                                                                                                        ·      Conducting maintenance and construction projects such as plumbing, electrical, carpentry and metal projects

    Qualifications                                                                                                                                          ·      Experience training, wrangling, and caring for horses is a must                                                              ·      Experience packing & ability to pack and lead a multiple horse string                                                 ·      Proficient at plumbing, electrical work, and general property management tasks                                  ·      Ability to manage and delegate tasks to staff                                                                                         ·      Experience with machinery                                                                                                                     ·      Ability to maintain an upbeat, positive attitude during times of high stress                                         ·      Excellent communications skills                                                                                                           ·      Self-motivated and able to work independently                                                                                   ·      Passionate about ranch life and sharing this unique lifestyle with others                                             ·      First Aid/CPR                                                                                                                                          ·      Hospitality experience desired                                                                                                               ·      Ability to lift 50 pounds, walk & ride long distance

Basic Conditions of Employment                                                                                                 Professional conduct
 •    Comply with established employment policies and practices                                                                 •    Maintain confidentiality of organization and employee information                                                     •    Accept direction and provide direction in a cooperative and positive manner                                                                                                                                                                   Personal conduct                                                                                                                                           •    Engage in personal conduct that is honest, respectful, courteous, and dignified, as well as legal, ethical, dependable, and reliable Competency                                                                                                 •    Develop and maintain skills, knowledge, and abilities required for adequate performance of assigned job duties
 
Salary & Benefits
 ·      Salary DOE                                                                                                                                            ·      Housing, utilities and board are provided (telephone, internet and cable included)                             ·      50% of health insurance is covered