Pre-Employment Information & Guidelines

We hope the following information will be helpful for you in making your summer plans.

Employment with our Wyoming dude ranch is an excellent opportunity to experience the grandeur of the Jackson Hole Valley as well as both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Lost Creek Ranch is positioned just 30 minutes from the town of Jackson. We border Grand Teton National Park and Bridger Teton National Forest. Guest and staff alike are surrounded by the beauty of preserved public lands. Successful applicants will meet employees and guests from all over the world.

Our staff provides 5-Star service to our guests, always striving to go that extra bit to exceed expectations. As an upscale guest ranch, our guests expect the best and it is our obligation to make sure that is what they receive. Lost Creek Ranch & Spa’s goal is to provide an unforgettable ranch experience for our guests while anticipating their wants before they are realized. Our staff are paramount, as they are our representatives both with our guests and the community in which we live. As such we look for staff who exhibit positive, easy-going personalities, those who enjoy working as a team and harbor a solid work ethic. A desire to share this beautiful place with those who visit is critical, and doing so with a smile makes it all the better for everyone. There is something about spending a summer on a ranch that offers the possibility of redirecting the life you’d envisioned for yourself… It is the road less traveled, and as some have said, that is what makes all the difference.

Lost Creek Ranch & Spa can accommodate up to 68 guests and usually average around 50 guests per week.

Our clientele is primarily families throughout the summer season of June to September. We seek to hire a staff of 40. We employ the following positions:

  • Wranglers
  • Float Guides & Skeet Shooting
  • Maintenance Team
  • Culinary Team – Executive Chef, Sous Chef, Pastry Chef & Am/PM Prep Chef
  • Kids Program
  • Guest Services – Works across a variety of areas including guest check-in, dining room service and dishes, housekeeping, hiking or other recreational activities and guest transportation  
  • Massage Therapist
  • Bartender

The hiring process starts in January.

All positions are paid weekly and include meals and onsite room and board. All positions have one assigned day off per week. A variety of staff lodging exists including bunkhouses, dormitory style housing with shared bathroom facilities and some cabins for couples. Coin-op laundry facilities are available on the ranch.

Please have no illusions…this is hard work with long hours, but for anyone passionate about nature and the outdoors, it is rewarding.

In order for us to consider your application for employment, we appreciate you completing your application form in detail with work-related references. Please also include a recent photograph of yourself, since personal interviews are nearly impossible. We receive many applications for each season, so the more information you can give us about your education and background, as well as your work experience for the position(s) desired, the better off you are.

Please remember we need staff to be able to work with our guest season, and we prefer to have our staff begin arriving in late May, staying on through late September. ALL staff MUST be able to stay at least through the end of guest season, which is mid-September. LCR checks references on all employees considered for open positions and we do pre-employment drug testing.

Wrangler applicants: We require a video (via either CD, flash drive, or email) before hiring of you catching, brushing, saddling, bridling, mounting, & riding a horse.

We look forward to viewing your completed application. You may submit your application via snail mail or email. If you choose to submit your application via email, use the Word document form below and save to your local computer. If you use the PDF, you can NOT save information into the application. You will need to either print the form, complete it and then scan it before attaching to your email. Or, complete it electronically, print it, and scan to attach. Submit applications after January 1.

We wish you the best of luck and do hope your qualifications will bring you to the LCR as a member of our staff this upcoming season.


To apply please email: [email protected]


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