2010 Philmont Staff Applications

The Seasonal Staff Applications for 2010 are being submitted daily, and have been since the end of the 2009 summer season. The question I am receiving by email and phone calls is, “when will we hear whether we have been hired?” The question is legitimate, especially when past Philmont staff members know that the first employment offers have usually gone out by now. It does vary year to year, with this year being no exception due to multiple reasons (none of which cause concern to applicants).

A brief explanation of how the hiring process works might help alleviate many of the anxieties.

First off, we do not have a deadline on when applications need to be submitted. Received application information is entered into the database and placed under the department of the first choice, for review. We have several managers that hire for the different departments and do so in between their normal Philmont jobs, so it is a tedious and time-consuming process to fill the 1,000+ positions needed for the summer season. When someone is offered employment, an email is sent out right away with details, as well as receiving an invitation to a “2010 FaceBook Blog” that helps future staff stay connected. If an applicant has not heard from Philmont by March or so, they can email as to the “status” of their application but it does not mean they aren’t still being considered for a possible position. We thank them, in advance, for their patience.


Barbara Garcia

Philmont Scout Ranch
Camping Headquarters
Seasonal Personnel Administrative Assistant
575-376-1142 Office

Applications for seasonal Staff and other activities:

Casa del Gavilan Innkeeper Position

Update 20090313: This position is filled.

Live and work year round under the Tooth of Time.

Seeking a resident innkeeper for the Casa del Gavilan Historic Inn (The Nairn Place) in Cimarron, New Mexico. Completely surrounded by Philmont the Casa del Gavilan is a place of uncommon tranquility. The owners of the Casa (current and former Philmonters) are seeking a self-motivated individual or couple to operate the inn for 9-11 months per year. This is a hands-on position requiring the innkeeper to cook for up to 15 (with assistance), clean rooms, assist with laundry, and do a little light gardening.  Housekeeping staff does most of the room cleaning but innkeeper will be responsible for some as well. Previous hospitality experience preferred but not essential. Non-smoker with no pets preferred.

Applicants must have superior references, excellent people skills, and be detail oriented to provide exceptional hospitality. Private suite is provided for on-site housing. Salary $15,000/year with January off. This position may also be available as an April 1 through October 31 annual contract if preferred by the right applicant. This is not a 9-5 position. Applicant must be comfortable living in a remote setting, and happy to provide hospitality 24/7 as required. It isn’t a lot of work but the work is spread out over the day with free time here and there.

Contact Dave Emery at [email protected] for more information and an application. More information regarding the Casa del Gavilan can be found at www.casadelgavilan.com

2009 Philbreak Application

This March you will have the opportunity to spend part of your Spring Break in the backcountry of Philmont Scout Ranch. Philbreak gives you the chance to meet Scouters and Venturers from around the country and learn all about the various staff positions that would leave you with an entire summer’s worth of Philmont memories.

If you are a registered Scouter between the ages of 18 but not yet 26, is there a better place to spend your Spring Break than Cimarron, New Mexico?

Two sessions will be offered in 2009, running from dinner Monday to breakfast Friday:

  • March 9-13
  • March 16-20

The cost is $100.00 and includes all on-site meals and accommodations. Participants are required to be registered with the BSA in their local council and be between the ages of 18 and 26. Arriving PhilBreakers can catch a shuttle from Albuquerque to Philmont on either that Friday or Saturday. More details in the application.

At Philbreak, you will work alongside other talented Scouters who are making positive changes for the future. Your goal will be to do meaningful service projects for the Ranch and build your understanding of conservation and the outdoors. By taking advantage of the facilities at the Philmont Training Center for sleeping accommodations, you can focus our efforts on service, building leadership skills, and gaining invaluable forestry and conservation knowledge.

When you arrive at the Ranch, you will be greeted by a highly trained staff and immediately immersed in the spirit and program that Philmont has prepared. By day you will give service, by night you will enjoy fellowship with other participants and deepen your understanding of our surroundings. When you leave, you will be tired but fulfilled by this unforgettable week-long adventure.

Come to Philbreak when Philmont’s peaks are still snow-capped and witness the Ranch like it can’t be seen during a summer trek. This opportunity is limited to small number of participants you need to apply as soon as possible.

2009 Philbreak Application

TOTT: Web Manager Needed

At Tooth of Time Traders, the mission of the Boy Scouts of America and Philmont guide our team as we continue to strive for success. We believe a talented, committed individual that can work alone and as part of a team can make a real difference. We celebrate our successes, learn from our mistakes and strive to create a cutting edge shopping experience for Philmont staff and participants past, present and future. We also manage to keep a sense of humor along the way. On August 4, 2004, we launched the website and we will realize almost $500,000 in off-site sales by year end. So, if you are ready for Tooth of Time Traders at Philmont Scout Ranch, read on!

We are seeking a creative e-commerce specialist to create a dynamic and interesting Philmont experience for our customers on our website and to support the growth of web sales through accurately managing the web content and optimizing and designing graphics.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that website content is 100% accurate, and is optimized so that customers can easily search and read all site pages
  • Ensure that website functionality is 100% operational
  • Create web graphics as needed to support all e-commerce efforts
  • Create web pages and e-mail campaigns using HTML, Javascript or possessing the ability to learn these and other common web languages that are necessary
  • Assist with product purchasing
  • Provide leadership to brick and mortar store operation

Characteristics/ Skills Required

  • Attention to detail, well organized, and efficient
  • Takes initiative to achieve a measurable result
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Must have good design recognition and understanding
  • Enthusiastic
  • Never satisfied with an average effort
  • Self-supportive technical skills
  • Excellent creative sense

This is a pro-technical position with the Boy Scouts of America and compensation will include a salary plus benefits.

For a complete job description and more information, please contact Shelley O’Neill at 505-376-2281 ext. 288 or send her an email: [email protected]

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