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.
Server (January-May and/or May-September)
During the months of September–May, the Vee Bar is open for menu-style dinners on Friday and Saturday nights. In addition to special events, conferences, and Christmas parties, the Vee Bar Guest Ranch serves dinners to guests as well as the public. Dinners are served by reservation only. Week night dinners are also served for groups and conferences and may be set up as a buffet or menu-style. Servers are expected to be professional, personable, and reliable workers. Dining room duties will include setting up for meals, serving guests, clearing plates, cleaning the dining room, doing dishes, and tidying up the kitchen. Breakfasts are also served to guests who have stayed overnight at the ranch. Depending on the number of hours the employee is seeking, the employee may be hired to work several shifts which could include breakfast, lunch, dinner, and/or housekeeping shifts. At the time of hire these possibilities will be discussed.
Summer servers are responsible for setting up buffet meals for guest ranch guests. Most meals take place in the main lodge but some are served off-location. In this case, packing supplies, transporting supplies, setting up and serving the meal, and cleaning up will be part of the servers duties. This position is often combined with housekeeping. Three meals per day are served Monday–Friday. Breakfast is served on Saturdays. Breakfast and dinners are served on Sundays. The Vee Bar hires 3-4 servers and housekeepers.
During the months of September–May, the Vee Bar is open for bed and breakfast guests. Cabins can be rented by the night for any number of nights. Housekeepers are responsible for preparing cabins for guests to stay. This is mainly weekend work. 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. Depending on the number of hours the employee is seeking, the employee may be hired to work several shifts which could include breakfast, lunch, dinner, and/or housekeeping shifts. At the time of hire these possibilities will be discussed.
You work with the head cook, assist in preparing meals, unload and put away food orders, and assist the baker with certain tasks. On some occasions you will prepare and assemble meals without another cook present. 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.
Your responsibilities include packing and transporting food (for meals that are not at the main lodge). You might be asked to help set up at the meal site, cook and cleanup at the site as well.
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 will vary, as will your days off. You can expect about a 9 hour work day.
Wrangler (Season is approximately May 15–September 1)
Wranglers duties include, but are not limited to, taking guests on rides, caring for the horse herd, assisting during the wagon ride and camp outs, preparing the barn, tack, and horses for the start of the season, maintaining tack, assessing riders and dividing riders according to abilities, assessing horses and determining the type of rider they are best suited for. Wranglers need to have substantial horse experience and will need to demonstrate their abilities prior to being hired. Personal interviews are a requirement. Wranglers need to be prepared for long hours and physical work. Wranglers need to be responsible, mature, personable, and professional.