Work At Ghost Ranch

Work At Ghost Ranch

…Join The Team

 Current Work Opportunities

Check out our work opportunities! Ghost Ranch is a vibrant community in the midst of a spectacular landscape. Our mission is to enrich lives through our service to each other and to our guests. We are looking for full-time, part-time, seasonal staff and volunteers to be part of our hospitality team. 

How to apply:

Send resumes and letters of interest to the emails within each job position description.

2022 Summer College Staff

Are you: Adventurous? Disciplined?
A College Student?

Ghost Ranch is hiring College Staff for summer 2022!

If the above describes you or someone you know, consider applying to be a part of Ghost Ranch College Staff. Maybe you know someone who may be interested – please forward this!

Being on college staff isn’t only a summer job, it’s also creative, bold, and worthy of your time and effort. The work is varied but combines with other ranch work to help us fulfill Ghost Ranch’s mission of enriching lives by providing hospitality and transformational experiences.

To be considered for this program, an applicant must be enrolled in a university or college, or of the traditional age equivalent. Lodging and meals are included you may even have a hand in preparing the food and cleaning the rooms-contributing greatly to the Ghost Ranch guest experience!

There is ample scheduled time off for exploration, fun, and relaxation.

You can find the link to the application below. Please copy, paste and send the application link to other students who might be interested!

We will be interviewing applicants on a rolling basis through February. Apply soon, as spots fill up quickly!

Contact Robin Keck with questions:

Be prepared to upload a cover letter of interest that includes the following information:

Why you are interested in serving on Ghost Ranch’s College Staff?

What skills/talents you could bring to the particular position(s) for which you are applying?

What qualities or strengths could you contribute to the community of peers with whom you would live and work during the summer?

What is your spiritual/religious background and how do you feel about living and working in a community with people of different beliefs and backgrounds? (Please note that no particular religious or spiritual affiliation is required. We look for applicants who are open to persons of all religious and spiritual backgrounds.)

Include any additional pieces you wish for us to consider.

Read More and begin the application here.



To apply send resume and letter of interest to 

Ghost Ranch is a retreat destination of choice for people around the country to come to relax, reconnect and be revitalized. In order to maintain our high standards of creating the best experience for our guests, we currently have several openings for reliable housekeepers. We are looking for candidates that have an excellent work history; have an attention for detail, are team players and have a work ethic of going above and beyond. The primary responsibility of this position is to perform the necessary housekeeping and cleaning duties of all Ghost Ranch facilities to promote an exceptional guest and visitor experience.

To be a part of our outstanding team the Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Clean, sweep, mop and dust: all guest room accommodations; meeting room and public facilities; administrative office spaces on a regular basis.
  • Assist in the set-up of meeting room facilities for guest and staff use, as needed.
  • Communicate to Housekeeping Supervisor and/or Maintenance Department, any needed repairs to facilities.
  • Follow required procedures for handling chemicals and cleaning.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Make beds and provide fresh towels in the guest rooms.
  • Communicate with other departments as to facility and accommodation.
  • Proactively work for the environmental sustainability of Ghost Ranch.
  • Assist with the Ghost Ranch laundry.
  • Maintain a safe, effective and orderly work environment.
  • Prepare guest rooms thoroughly, yet quickly, while maintaining standards of high quality.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education/Experience/Skills/Physical Requirements

High School Diploma or GED or six months related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Work Schedule
Non-exempt, full-time, 40 hours per week, flexible scheduling. Weekend and/or overtime hours may be required to meet the needs of the organization

Physical requirements/working conditions

  • Must be able to lift 25 – 50 pounds frequently throughout the work shift
  • Must be able to spend the majority of the day walking over rough terrain (which includes mud, dirt, rocks, dips in walking path), climbing steps, twisting, bending, pushing/ pulling and
  • Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions.

Required License/Certification: Valid driver’s license.

To apply send resume and Letter of interest to

Guest Services

Guest Services Job Description – download the pdf

To apply send letter of interest to Carol Ho carolh@

Duties include: 

  • Provide quality guest services to all visiting Ghost Ranch;
  • Take reservations and payments for overnight stay guests and Ghost Ranch opportunities: Tours, Water Front, Bodyworks, Yoga, Horseback Riding, etc.
  • Communicate to guests the mission of Ghost Ranch, and use of facilities.
  • Maintain control of room reservations for overnight stay guests.
  • Maintain inventory of name tags, room and trail maps, and all brochures.
  • Operate and maintain the postal and mail needs of Ghost Ranch.
  • Maintain control and tracking of Ghost Ranch vehicle & AV storage keys.
  • Work in conjunction with all departments to facilitate guest arrival.
  • Has accountability and balance of front desk cash drawer.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Applicants must exhibit excellent phone and communication skills. Must be prompt, timely and possess time management skills. Must be organized, self-motivated, reliable and attention-to-detail oriented. Must be able to effectively communicate and work with other departments and staff. Computer competency required with proficiency in Microsoft Office software systems; knowledge of Point-of-Sale and Maestro systems a plus. Applicants should be able to operate office equipment: cash drawer, credit card machine, copier, fax machine, postage machine, etc.

High school diploma or GED required with post high school education preferred. Position is full-time, non-exempt, 40 hours per week with weekend and holiday scheduling.



Tour Guide Associate
Tour Guide Associate Full  Time or Part Time
Duties include:
  • Leading the Ghost Ranch History Tour (walking) and the Georgia O’Keeffe Landscape Tour (14 passenger bus). The guide drives as well as narrates on the Landscape Tour.
  • Assisting with reservations and scheduling.
  • Cleaning the bus interior including windows.
  • FT or seasonal PT available 
Ideal candidates should be comfortable with public speaking and have an interest in local history and 20th-century art; in particular Georgia O’Keeffe and her years in New Mexico. Training and materials provided. Prior tour guide or teaching experience is a plus!   
If you interested in working with a team that provides hospitality and learning in this iconic environment, please send your resume or an email detailing the related study and/or experience to:
Julia Haywood    juliah@
Food Services

Sous Chef and Cook/Food Prep Food Services Job Description- download the pdf. 

The primary responsibilities of this position are to follow company safety and sanitation policies and procedures in the preparation of food and promote an exceptional guest and visitor dining experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Meal preparation and service. Ensures food is prepared according to the recipe, is displayed in an attractive manner, and is ready 15 minutes prior to commencement of mealtime. Ensures: a.) food line remains full and clean throughout mealtime. B.) food is labeled correctly on serving line c.) food is plentiful and at proper temperature d.,) salad bar remains stocked and clean during meal times.
  • Ability to prepare food for large groups of people.
  • Confirm food deliveries are properly inventoried and stored with newer items used in proper rotation with supplies on hand. Certifies invoices are correct to order and turned into management within 24 hours.
  • Ensure all staff are recording items in need of re-order following guidelines set by management
  • Responsible to ensure Dining Hall is opened and closed properly, depending on shift, according to guidelines set by management.
  • Make certain Dining Hall remains clean during meal service. Ensures kitchen and dish room remain functional and clean. Responsible for cleaning grease traps and ensuring equipment is in good working order. Any issues are reported within 24 hours to management.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Uniform is clean and in good condition at all times.
  • Responsible to be on time and when scheduled.
  • Assist Kitchen Supervisor or other kitchen employees as requested.
  • Proactively work for the environmental sustainability of Ghost Ranch resources.
  • Maintain a safe, effective and orderly work environment.
  • Ability to work well with others and be hospitable with guests.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education/Experience/Skills/Physical Requirements:

  • Education – High School Diploma or GED.
  • Experience – Six months related experience as a cook or an assistant cook.
  • Skills – Must have knowledge of food preparation, serving and kitchen procedures, including the ability to fry, boil, roast and cook proteins and vegetables.
  • Basic baking skills required. 
  • Proper knife skills, able to read and multiply recipes. 
  • Cook for large groups and prepare foods for distinct groups and those with special needs such as vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free.

Physical requirements/working conditions:

  • Must be able to lift 25 – 50 pounds frequently throughout the work shift
  • Must be able to spend the majority of time standing, twisting, bending, pushing/pulling and kneeling.
  • Hand/Finger dexterity.
  • Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions.

Work Schedule:

  • Non-exempt: Part-time, full-time positions available.
  • Flexible scheduling.
  • Weekend and/or overtime hours may be required to meet the needs of the organization.


Campaign Manager

The Ghost Ranch Foundation seeks an experienced development professional to help oversee campaign fundraising activities. Please have 3-5 years of fundraising experience preferably in a capital campaign or major gift role. Integrity and the ability to strengthen relationships and strong organizational skills are required. The position offers a remote/onsite hybrid work opportunity.

Campaign Manager – View the job decription -PDF.

Please submit a letter of interest and a resume to:

Suzy May
Director of Development


Volunteer Outdoor Adventure Assistant

Ghost Ranch Outdoor Adventure is looking to add a volunteer member to their team for Summer 2022. If you enjoy being outdoors, working as part of a team, and enriching lives, please read the full position description below and submit your resume and letter of interest to:

Laurie Magoon
Outdoor Adventure and Wellness Manager

Outdoor Adventure Assistant

Marketing Coordinator

Ghost Ranch has an amazing history and a mission that includes inviting guests to explore the ranch in familiar and new ways, providing opportunities for transformational experiences via workshops and retreats, extending possibilities to our neighbors, and being good stewards of our resources.

If you love storytelling, have design and advertising experience, and want to work in a mission-based environment, consider joining the Ghost Ranch creative team. Please send resumes to amg@

Marketing Coordinator Position Description-February 2022

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280 Private Drive 1708 Abiquiu, NM 87510


9 am - 4 pm Daily

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