Feathered Pipe Ranch - America's premier health, wellness & yoga retreat center

Work and volunteer opportunities at the Feathered Pipe Ranch

Thank you for your interest in working or volunteering with Feathered Pipe. The Feathered Pipe Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational foundation. Since 1975, we’ve been bringing interesting teachers and students from all over the world to participate in educational retreats in the heart of the forest at the little oasis known as the Feathered Pipe Ranch.

The Feathered Pipe Ranch is not just a place to work. It is an extraordinary place with a rich history, staffed by a team of collaborative and openhearted individuals motivated by a shared commitment to have a positive impact on the world. The work we do to take care of the Ranch and minister to our cherished guests is rewarding – but our culture offers our staff so much more:

Fresh mountain air, access to hiking trails and lake, and more.
Opportunities to participate in vital philanthropic work.
Strong team camaraderie that comes from a group of hardworking and cooperative individuals who enjoy being in the company of guests and colleagues who care deeply about bringing about a better world.

In short, working or volunteering at the Ranch offers the room and space for everyone to grow, connect, create, collaborate, and have fun along the way.

The retreats that take place at the Ranch each season (roughly from May-October) are the culmination of the year round work performed by the Foundation. As a seasonal employee working at the Ranch, you get to be a part of the excitement.

Important Information for All Work Positions and Volunteers:

Work and volunteer opportunities at the Feathered Pipe Ranch Seasonal work is from May – mid-October, 2021.
Schedule may change from week to week and because we have a small staff and we all pitch in when needed.
Flexibility is essential because duties may periodically extend beyond the position description.
 As we are still observing social distancing due to COVID-19 concerns, staff and volunteers will need to arrange their own lodging off-campus.
You must be willing to follow COVID-19 protocols including but not limited to mask wearing. Protocols are subject to change and staff and volunteers will be expected to comply in the interest of our collective health.
COVID-19 VACCINE REQUIRED: In order to ensure safety for staff and guests, COVID-19 vaccine is required for staff who work at the Ranch. If you cannot or do not want to get a vaccine, please check back with us in 2022.

To Apply: Thank you for your interest. Please submit the job application and your resume to jobs@featheredpipe.com. A cover letter is appreciated but not required. We will reach out to those who best meet our qualifications.

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Volunteering:

Do you have a little time on your hands and would like to contribute to a higher cause through service? Feathered Pipe welcomes your generosity in donating your time doing what you do best. Right now, for example, one person is finding and writing some grants for us and another is offering business consulting. These are highly skilled people who are volunteering their time and it is heartwarming and helpful! Volunteers could also assist in on-site work such as cleaning, weeding the garden, or clearing trails.

If you have a skill you’d like to offer to us on a volunteer basis, please contact us. Please note: we are not always in a position to accept all volunteer help that is offered. Inquire here.

Seasonal Work Positions:

Guest Relations

One of the primary reasons for the Feathered Pipe longevity and revered stature within the health, wellness and yoga community of America is the sense of ‘coming home’ our guests feel when they visit the Ranch. The warm and easy going demeanor of the staff paired with our attention to our guests’ comfort is what makes all feel welcome and desiring to return.

If these are skills that come to you naturally, and bringing a smile to another’s face is what inspires and moves you through your day, then please investigate these work and volunteer opportunities and consider joining us for a season or even longer!

— Guest Relations Director – Position is Filled

Work and volunteer opportunities at the Feathered Pipe RanchThe Guest Relations Director at the Feathered Pipe Ranch serves as a liaison between the Feathered Pipe Foundation Ranch staff (kitchen, cleaning staff, and maintenance), guests, and program leaders/retreat teachers. Responsibilities include greeting guests as they arrive, coordinating their check-ins to assigned lodging, and familiarizing them with the Ranch facilities. Throughout the retreat week, the Guest Relations Director will act as a first-line liaison between staff responsible for guest services (housekeeping, meals, and maintenance) and our cherished guests and program leaders.

Ultimately, the individual in this position will manage Ranch guest services and the Feathered Pipe Foundation’s image by addressing guest requests and ensuring our clients are cared for, safe, and satisfied. The ideal candidate for this position will have a flair for communication and a demonstrated ability to resolve problems in a timely and friendly manner. Our dream candidate is outgoing, friendly, and has excellent people skills. He/she should also be able to enforce Foundation policies and relevant federal, state, and local regulations without hurting guest feelings.

This individual may also work shifts in the kitchen as a cook and/or pre-cook, help with serving meals, assist in cleaning common areas, and work with tasks associated with opening and closing the Ranch. See full details here.

— Guest Relations Facilitator – Position is Filled

The Guest Relations Facilitator is a multifaceted position that is focused on several areas that contribute to the overall guest experience: assisting the Guest Relations Director in serving as a liaison between guests, teachers, and staff, driving as a “get person” to pick up people and supplies, working in the kitchen services as a (prep)cook and server, and helping prepare the facilities to receive guests.

The individual in this position will help the Guest Relations Director to organize Ranch guest services by addressing guest requests and ensuring our clients are cared for, safe, and satisfied. This entails working closely with staff and guests to make sure this is accomplished.

Responsibilities include picking up guests at airport and hotels, greeting guests as they arrive, coordinating their check-ins to assigned lodging, orientation, and familiarizing them with the Ranch facilities. Throughout the retreat week, the Guest Relations Facilitator will act as a liaison between staff responsible for guest services (housekeeping, meals, and maintenance) and our cherished guests and program leaders.

In addition to guest-related services, the Facilitator will work as a “get person” to purchase and pick-up foods and supplies, as well as shuttle guests to the airport and hotels.

This individual will also work shifts in the kitchen as a cook and/or prep-cook, help with serving meals, assist in cleaning common areas, and work with tasks associated with opening and closing the Ranch.

The ideal candidate for this position will enjoy doing diverse tasks while having a flair for communication and a demonstrated ability to resolve problems in a timely and friendly manner. Our dream candidate is outgoing, friendly, and has excellent people skills, as well as practical cooking and safe driving skills. He/she should also be able to enforce Foundation policies and relevant federal, state, and local regulations without hurting guest feelings. See full details here.

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Culinary Arts

Feathered Pipe Ranch - montana workFeathered Pipe has been a leader and promoter of healthy, vegetarian, and organic cuisine since its inception. We strive to continue and expand that tradition through preparing delicious food that is healthy and vegetarian-based (with limited meat and fish), using wholesome ingredients while also paying attention to where the food is sourced and its global impact.

Beyond our food focus at the Ranch, we are expanding and educating our audience through our website to spotlight food, how to prepare it, creative ways to use different ingredients and share insights on the impact of food on individual health as well as how food choices impact the environment.

— Culinary Director – Position is Filled

The Culinary Director position is for an experienced cook who will oversee kitchen and food service operations, including menu planning, organizing kitchen staff, and food preparation. As Culinary Director, you will ensure adequate food supplies and that the kitchen and kitchen equipment is kept immaculate at all times. The primary focus is to cook delicious and healthy food using fresh ingredients by using existing Feathered Pipe recipes and creating new recipes in alignment with our food values and ideals. You should be able to be able to train and direct new members of the kitchen team. The job will also include food presentation and service with interaction with guests. In addition, the Culinary Director will help create content for our online food-related offerings. All members of our team are appreciated for assisting as necessary with other tasks not directly related to their job descriptions. See full details here.

— Cook / Server / Dishwasher

Feathered Pipe is looking for an experienced cook to prepare meals according to our recipes and serve meals to guests. Work includes preparation of fresh foods (slicing, dicing, cleaning fruits and vegetables, etc), cooking/baking, and cleaning up during and after the cooking shift. You will assist with unloading and stocking food/supply orders, and rotating the stock as needed.

All cooks will be responsible for serving the plated food to guests. You will also need to be aware of allergies and special diets and accommodate to guests’ food needs accordingly.

Some cook positions are more focused on prep-cook or assisting another cook, while others will entail that you will be able to make the entire meal. See full details here.

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Ranch Caretaking

Feathered Pipe Ranch - work montanaAs anyone knows who has spent time out in nature or on a farm or ranch, maintaining a sense of order and cleanliness can be a real challenge. Nature has a way of always finding a way in and filling any niche left unoccupied, including our little chipmunk friends who scramble in any door left open.

At the Feathered Pipe Ranch, we strive to reach a healthy balance where the wonder and beauty of nature are honored while we live and tread lightly amidst it. We take care to not use poisons or overly aggressive means in our management and maintenance of the Ranch grounds. The love and reverence we have for our natural surroundings is extended to how we care for and tend our facilities as well.

— Housekeeping

Full time and part-time/weekend only

Feathered Pipe is looking for a Housekeeper to join our team. Your responsibilities include cleaning, changing beds, helping guests as needed, and other duties as assigned. Many different situations arise at a guest ranch with lodging accommodations and facilities spread across a spacious Ranch, so we appreciate applicants with diverse skills who are willing to jump in when needed and respond to requests and feedback. You must be able to lift at least 25 pounds and have a keen eye for neatness and cleanliness.

Respect for health, nature and wildlife is our priority, so we use natural cleaning products and avoid using chemicals/poisons, whenever possible and effective. See full details here.

— Handyperson: Maintenance and Grounds

Feathered Pipe is looking for a Handyperson for Maintenance and Grounds to join our team.

Your responsibilities include assisting with and doing loving upkeep and improvement of the Feathered Pipe Ranch by maintaining buildings, grounds, facilities, and trails while also filling in occasionally as needed for other tasks. Many different situations arise at a guest ranch with lodging accommodations and facilities spread across a spacious Ranch, so we appreciate applicants with diverse skills who are willing to jump in when needed and respond to requests and feedback. You must be able to lift at least 25 pounds and have a keen eye for aesthetics.

Respect for nature and wildlife is our priority. With that in mind, whenever possible we avoid using chemicals/poisons and instead use a natural alternative that is safe and effective, and we repair rather than rip down. See full details here.

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To Apply: Thank you for your interest. Please submit the job application and your resume to jobs@featheredpipe.com. A cover letter is appreciated but not required. We will reach out to those who best meet our qualifications.

*Feathered Pipe Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Feathered Pipe Foundation does not discriminate in hiring based on age, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, disability or religion.