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Job Details

  • Date Posted: February 22, 2022
  • Location: Emigrant, Montana
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Salary: $14 / hour
  • Housing Offered: Yes
  • Experience: Some experience required

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  • Emigrant, Montana
  • $14 / hour

The Seasonal Landscape Assistant (SLA) supports the Guest Operations Manager in meeting the ranch’s horticulture goals through professional management of its landscaped areas by assuming responsibility for perennial beds and borders, trees, shrubs, bushes, lawn areas, and any new garden or landscape areas. This may include the seeding, growing, and transplanting of various annuals or perennials for use in the landscape beds.

The Seasonal Landscape Assistant is expected to:

  • Work within the spirit and specifics of the ranch vision, mission, and principles at all times.
  • Be willing to work in all areas of the ranch as needed, and exhibit enthusiasm in whatever job is assigned.
  • Work well within a team, and accept supervision from a variety of individuals depending on the work involved.
  • Be flexible in adapting to changes in work activities daily, weekly and monthly
  • Give helpful feedback and suggestions for work solutions as needed.


Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to watering, weeding, cultivating, seed-saving, creating compost, mowing and string trimming, mulching, and deadheading, organic pest control, maintaining irrigation systems, designing and landscaping new areas, transplanting existing plant material, seeding and sodding natural or damaged areas and pruning trees and shrubs. Additionally, s/he is expected to help finish the season by ‘putting the garden and landscape to bed’ in such a way as to prepare it properly for the next season.

From time to time, as with all employees, the SLA may be asked to perform jobs other than the job for which s/he was hired. While this includes all areas of the ranch there is a likelihood of being occasionally asked to assist the Horticulturist within the greenhouse and vegetable gardens. This may happen at times of employee illnesses or during particularly busy or slow times.


To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The responsibilities listed above are representative of areas in which knowledge, skill, and/or ability are required. The SLA must be self-starting and self-guiding in work habits, and capable of prioritizing tasks in order to ensure completeness, accuracy, and timeliness. Strong interpersonal and time management skills are a must.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, outdoor work under a range of weather conditions is the norm. The SLA must have the willingness and ability to engage in highly labor-intensive activities. Good communication skills, a positive attitude, and the ability to perform physical labor are essential.

The SLA is regularly required to stand, sit, stoop, kneel or crouch and frequently required to walk. S/he is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds or more. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The SLA is employed by the B Bar Management Limited Company (B Bar MLC) and supervised by the Guest Operations Manager. This is a non-exempt position and thus eligible for overtime pay. We assume at least 40 hours of work per week but most often it will run longer and the days and hours will often vary. The supervisor will be responsible for scheduling the dates and times of the work for this position each week.