FEATURED JOB OPENING: Working couple to share all duties associated with the day-to-day operations and management of idyllic 3,000-acre Ranch Resort in Central Idaho - Kamiah, ID

FEATURED JOB OPENING: Working couple to share all duties associated with the day-to-day operations and management of idyllic 3,000-acre Ranch Resort in Central Idaho - Kamiah, ID

Posted: 12/23/2019 - 7:09 pm

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Seeking working couple to share all duties associated with the day-to-day operations and management of idyllic 3,000-acre Ranch Resort in Central Idaho. This opportunity is full-time and paid.

This is an opportunity for a couple to share all the responsibilities associated with running the resort. Responsibilities include hands-on daily operations of the main lodge, guest cottages, barns, commercial kitchen, restaurant, bar, dining room and banquet planning, preparation and service, insuring guests’ expectations are consistently exceeded.  You will also share responsibility of the management and delivery of all on-site activities. Specific duties include, yet are not limited to, maintaining and operating all roads, trails, utility infrastructure, harvesting of game animals, shooting ranges and skeet, gardening, landscaping, irrigation systems, main lodge, guest cottages, housekeeping, barns, livestock, vehicles and equipment, and purchasing & inventory of equipment/supplies. We expect that from time to time you will also contract, manage and direct local employees when additional staff is needed to successfully execute for large parties and high occupancy. We expect that meal/menu planning and all purchasing, cooking, cleaning and service to be the sole responsibility of the couple selected for this unique opportunity, except for those times when you will be asked to contract local staff, when needed for larger partiers/higher occupancy.

Are you interested in the hands-on management of a private luxury lodge/ranch resort that can only be described as a private National Park? Do you love the serenity of the great outdoors? Our property consists of two canyons, 6.5 miles of pristine creeks and streams, 25 miles of adventure trails and well over 20 all-inclusive activities including horseback riding, white water rafting, fishing, jet boat trips, canyon and ranch tours on our fleet of All Terrain Vehicles and Utility Terrain Vehicles, shooting ranges, hunting, archery, wildlife tours and most importantly a respite from the hustle and bustle of urban living. The Scotlyn Ranch Resort has been selected for corporate retreats, weddings, anniversaries, private family getaways, hunting and fishing, and for those that love the great outdoors.

We pride ourselves in being stewards of the environment, we focus on sustainability and employ practices that reduce our carbon footprint. We use solar power, have our own well and water filtration plant, an organic greenhouse and utilize state-of the-art sustainable organic animal care and gardening.

We are looking for a couple that collectively have the following skills:

  • Administration and management; knowledge of business and management principles involved in planning, resource allocation, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Fiscally responsible, spends resources frugally.
  • English language & communication; effective written, oral and electronic communications. Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Excellent Guest Services Skills. This includes customer needs assessment before, during and after visits, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Oversees the operations of the kitchen and front-of-house (dining room and bar), ensuring that food and beverages are prepared safely, efficiently, and according to specifications, standardized recipes or guest request.
  • Creates and maintains standardized recipes for all food and beverage offerings.
  • Sources and establishes positive relationships with local farmers and ranchers in order to offer as much sustainably locally grown and raised products to promote Farm-to-Table menu and beverage offerings.
  • Hires (through approved vendors) and manages contract/temporary housekeeping and front and back of house staffing as needed.
  • Ensures kitchen, lodge and cottages run in accordance with all applicable health, safety, and hygiene codes and standards.
  • Creates and modifies the Lodge’s menu based on food trends, food costs, guest requests, and seasonal availability. Pursues Farm-to-Table offerings.
  • Oversees stocking, ordering, inventorying, and purchasing of ingredients, ensuring that necessary ingredients are available and as fresh as possible while also minimizing spoilage and waste.
  • Oversees all dishes and utensils inventory and stocking.
  • Maintains and inspects kitchen equipment and utensils, recommending repairs or replacements as needed. Manages Preventative Maintenance (PM) for all kitchen and dining room equipment (ice machines, hood, fire suppression system, ovens, dish machine, fryers, all refrigeration/freezers, ice machines, HVAC, tables, chairs, lighting, etc.
  • Maintains and achieves all budgets.
  • Designs, develops and creates all food and beverage menus.
  • Sets prices for all food & beverage items on the menu.
  • Operating and maintaining a large ranch (>1,000-acres) or resort is a definite plus.

Past Experience:

We are searching for a couple where at least one has 5+ years of hands-on hospitality/resort management experience and the other at least 5+ years of successfully planning, organizing, cooking and serving groups up to 25 guests. Collectively the couple must have a love for the environment and sustainability. Must possess an entrepreneurial spirit and a “make it happen” aptitude. Must have a passion for hospitality, entertaining and being guest centric.  Mechanically inclined, enjoying figuring out how things work and the challenge of keeping them running smoothly. Must thoroughly enjoy working outdoors and hands-on work.

This is a full-time opportunity and compensation includes housing and board on-site in a furnished one-bedroom home.

Scotlyn Ranch is a beautiful place to play, stay, recreate, live and work. If this is an opportunity that sounds like something you have always dreamed of, we want to hear from you!

 

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