Introduction

Thank you for your interest in College Staff at Ghost Ranch. We will be accepting applications for this program until our positions are filled. The College Staff program is one of the oldest traditions of Ghost Ranch. Originally defined as a 'work/study seminar' by our first director, Rev. Jim Hall, this position provides an opportunity for you to live and work in community with the staff and instructors of Ghost Ranch to provide our guests with the summer experience of a lifetime. Many of the families that visit us during summer months have been coming here for decades!

These are a few details to describe a bit about the summer College Staff routine at Ghost Ranch: While your position will be anchored in a primary job assignment (i. e. youth programming, library, hospitality, etc.), you will also engage with the kitchen, housekeeping, and welcome center staff to assist with meals, room changeovers, and Sunday afternoon check-ins. We host between 300-450 guests each week during the summer and it takes 'our village' to be ready and fresh for each week.

The rhythm of a week will look something like this: Sunday mornings - change rooms, Sunday afternoons - check-in, Monday-Friday - work in primary job assignment, Friday evening - final show and celebration of the week with guests. You will work a 40-hour work week and have two days off to rest, recover, and enjoy the Ranch and local region. The summer months are a joyful, hot (temperature!), and boisterous, busy time at Ghost Ranch as we welcome new guests each week.

If you agree to work in a College Staff position, we ask you to commit to abstaining from alcohol and drug use during the term of your employment.

Should you have any questions about this application or College Staff, please contact: Kim Kelly Human Resources Director Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center 505.685.1003 kimk@ghostranch.org.

Ghost Ranch grounds its life and program in reverence, hospitality for all people, and respect for creation. From the Mission Statement of Ghost Ranch Hospitality and service are cornerstone values that permeate every facet of life at the Ranch. Each staff member is called to work joyfully and to be prepared to extend hospitality and service to each other, to the guests and to the local community. For example, the College Staff helps the ever-busy kitchen staff by cleaning the tables in the Dining Hall after meals. If a guest needs assistance finding a building on campus, we welcome the opportunity to guide them. When the maintenance staff seeks aide in setting up classroom chairs, we pitch in.

Thanks so much. Let's have a great summer!

Ben Ahern Wild, Program Development Coordinator

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* 1. I have read and understood the description and expectations about the 2019 College Staff positions described on the website.

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