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Seasonal Staff

Philmont Scout Ranch

Each summer, more than 20,000 scouts travel from all corners of the US and abroad to participate in the rich backcountry program and trekking opportunities available at Philmont Scout Ranch. 36 staffed backcountry camps scattered throughout the 140,171-acre facility provide assorted programs ranging from rock climbing to horseback riding to mine tours and living history. Since 1939, Philmont programs have attracted more than 1 million participants. The Philmont property also serves as the national training center for the Boy Scouts of America and home to the National Scout Museum. Philmont hires more than 1,000 seasonal staff to operate and support programs in outdoor skills, backcountry adventure, family adventure, living history, training, food service, maintenance, retail operations, guest services, museums, ranching and horse/livestock, and administration. Length of employment varies with job assignment, but the majority of summer positions run from MAY 25th to AUGUST 22nd. Preference is given to applicants who can fulfill a commitment for the full season. Salary is based on positions responsibility with consideration given to the individual’s experience. Starting base salary is $1,225 per month plus room and board. A uniform voucher is provided to help cover basic uniform needs. Additional uniform parts are the responsibility of the staff member. Hiring for the summer season occurs on a rolling basis with the bulk of interviews taking place from September through April. There is no application deadline, but applications are typically reviewed by hiring managers in the order they are received and routed based on the position choices entered. All first year applicants should choose at least one base camp position.

Contact Information

Name: Ben Harper