These job descriptions are meant to describe the positions at the Vee Bar. These can’t include every detail but are designed to give you as much information as possible. The staff at the Vee Bar works as a team to provide the best experience we could possibly provide to our guests. No matter what your job is, you are always an ambassador for the ranch. The benefits are in satisfaction with a job well done and in the friends you’ll make (both staff and guest) in the process. We are generous with the use of the ranch, provided the guests have the first opportunity to take advantage of activities on the ranch. We encourage our staff to socialize with guests as much as possible, and spend some evenings each week enjoying the hayrides, campouts, musicians, and other entertainment with the guests. Staff is required to eat lunch and dinner with the guests, too. It is the Vee Bar’s mission to provide a safe, memorable, fun vacation for our guests and welcome them into the Vee Bar Family.
If you have any questions about these job descriptions, please let us know.
Assistant Manager - Position filled
You are primarily responsible for preparation of meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) for the guests and staff. Ordering food and keeping food stocks at a reasonable level are other duties. You will oversee another cook. You will report to Jana (the baker) or “Lefty” (the owner). When ordering supplies, the head housekeeper will let the cook know when to order items such as cleaning supplies and toilet paper. Anything other than these types of items or food need to have the owner’s approval before they are ordered.
You are expected to dress in a neat fashion and keep hair and nails trimmed. Hair must be restrained where applicable—hats are recommended. We will provide clean aprons, which you can use while on duty in the kitchen.
We have several meals per week that are not here in the main lodge. In preparation for these meals, you will help “Lefty” and other staff pack and transport food. You might also be asked to help with on site cooking and cleanup afterwards.
A clean kitchen is extremely important! Therefore, the head cook will keep up on cleaning and work with the other cooks and the baker to organize “deep cleaning” days. Daily cleanup is not to be taken lightly, and you should make sure the kitchen is clean at the end of your shift.
Your schedule will vary, as will your days off. You can expect about a 9 hour work day.
Assistant Cook - Position filled
You will be responsible for the majority of the baking each week. A variety of desserts (cheesecakes, pies, cakes, tarts, etc.) will need to be ready each week depending on the number of guests who have reservations. You will also be responsible for making an assortment of breakfast breads and muffins. You are expected to dress in a neat fashion and keep hair and nails trimmed. Hair must be restrained where applicable—hats are recommended. We will provide clean aprons, which you can use while on duty in the kitchen.
A clean kitchen is extremely important! Daily cleanup is not to be taken lightly, and you should make sure the kitchen is clean at the end of your shift.
Your schedule may vary and hours are flexible. This is a part-time position—15-20 hours per week possible. Living accommodations will not be available, so please only apply for this job if you have a place nearby to stay and reliable transportation to make the drive to the ranch. We will accept applications until the position is filled.
The office is the hub of the ranch and should be friendly at all times. As the office assistant, you will be working 3-4 days per week (depending on the arrangement we make with you) answering phones, taking reservations, checking e-mail, preparing reports (guest lists, schedules, lists for kitchen staff and wranglers), and other special projects. You will also prepare invoices, handle guest check-outs and check-ins, and take care of sales from our gift area. Each day you will be responsible for the general cleanliness of the office and the transition of information to the next shift. You might be asked to order certain supplies (paper, print cartridges, etc). Anything else, besides basic office supplies, needs the owner’s approval before ordering.
We hold around 30-40 conferences here per year. While these conferences are in session, you will be partly responsible for refilling drinks, checking coffee, feeding the fire, and attending to special requests. Vacuuming the rugs and/or sweeping the dining room and cleaning the bathrooms in the lodge should be done on a regular basis. You will share these responsibilities with the dining room staff, but the responsibility may be yours on certain days.
Year-round part time position
This position requires that you do housekeeping and waiting tables. Your people skills are of utmost importance. It will be your job to make sure our guests are happy with their accommodations and their food. You might be serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner on some days and cleaning and tidying up cabins other days. This job includes diverse tasks, which we find works to your advantage. Some days you will have a combination of housekeeping and dining room tasks. You will be partly responsible for packing supplies for our campout and cooking the food at the campout. Your dining room duties will include setting up for meals, serving guests, clearing plates, cleaning the dining room, doing dishes, and tidying up the kitchen. Your housekeeping duties will include general cleaning of the cabins, making sure cabins are ready for check-ins, laundry, day-to-day tidying up of cabins, and other deep cleaning projects.
You will work with several other housekeepers and waitstaff who will share these same responsibilities with you. You should be able to work together as a team and be willing to help each other out if needed.
You are expected to dress appropriately, especially when you are serving guests. You will have many opportunities to spend time with our guests, and you are strongly encouraged to do so. During these times you are expected to conduct yourself as an ambassador for the Vee Bar Guest Ranch.
Year-round positions available (full time summer, part time fall and winter)
Seasonal positions available: May—September
Our wranglers are expected to be social people who share a love for horses. Your main responsibilities are to make the guests feel comfortable on their horses, socialize with guests, take care of the horse herd and keep the barn in good order. You have an obligation to make sure the guests have a good time—but always keep safety in mind. You will constantly be responsible for both horse and rider safety, and for this reason we require our wranglers to have horseback riding experience and excellent people skills.
Your day will include saddling, unsaddling horses, minor vet care for horses, taking guests on rides, and possibly giving some riding lessons. A great deal of your time will be spent socializing with guests. As with the rest of the staff, you are strongly encouraged to spend time with guests “after hours” and act as an ambassador for the Vee Bar Guest Ranch. You are expected to dress appropriately and conduct yourself in a professional manner anytime you are with the guests or around the horses.
You will work with several other wranglers who will share these same responsibilities with you. You should be able to work together as a team and be willing to help each other out if needed. You will report to the head wrangler.
Seasonal position: Approximately May—September (full time)
Your general duties will include mowing the lawns, trimming trees, and other landscaping and maintenance projects. You might be operating large farm/ranch equipment at times so previous experience with equipment such as tractors, backhoes, dump trucks, etc. would be a plus. You can expect a 40 hour work week and you will report to Lefty or Brent (owners and managers) for your assignments.
Seasonal position. Approximately May through September.
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