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Mule Packer

The start dates are flexible but would be roughly June 15th -October 31st for two positions. The pay will vary by experience and location but would range from $2000-$3000 per month. Packers can expect to work out of the Swan Valley near Condon, MT, and work in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Packers can expect to work long hours, 6 days a week and sometimes more. Room and board is included in the job and prior experience is required. Packers are required to care for stock including feeding, watering and doctoring as well as cleaning, adjusting, and maintaining equipment and saddles. We are looking for individuals with a strong work ethic, years of experience with stock, don’t mind solitude, and strong customer service skills. For more information or to apply for the position email Patrick Tabor at

Purchasing Manager

Swan Mountain Outfitters is hiring a Purchasing Manager for the 2021 season. Employment has the opportunity of lasting April-November, 5 days a week during the busy season. Location varies between the Swan Valley and Flathead Valley, and a valid driver’s license is required. Duties include inventorying stock of food and supplies, generating shopping lists, shopping for goods in store, placing bulk orders online and by phone, receiving shipments and distributing goods to various locations. Must have excellent organizational skills, have basic computer skills, be able to work independently most of the time, and possess strong communication skills. Applicants must be able to lift 50 pounds as this job has physically demanding days. Prior cooking experience is highly desired as this position has the potential to be combined with some camp cooking (front country); serving family or buffet-style meals to 10-20 people at a time. Salary will depend on position and experience but could range between $2000-$3000 per month with room and board included. For more information or to submit a resume please email Patrick Tabor at

Cowboy Cookout Horseback Trail Ride near Glacier National Park

Base Camp Cook

This cook will prepare family or buffet style meals for staff and clients, serving 10-20 people at a time. This cook’s kitchen is a canvas wall tent equipped with electricity, a cold water pump, fire pit, and propane grill. The cook will be responsible for inventorying supplies and communicating grocery orders to management. Cooks must be able to modify dishes to cater to individuals with any specific dietary needs (i.e. diabetic, vegetarian, medical-related food needs, etc.). The cook will be responsible for keeping a clean facility and ensuring that food and food waste is safely stored or disposed of to prevent wildlife encounters.  Employee housing (canvas wall tent with wood stove) available. Seasonal position from May- September. Salary paid every 2 weeks via direct deposit. For more information email Patrick Tabor at

horses and mules grazing

Corral Manager

This position is designed to support the owners and general manager at our Swan Valley location (between Swan Lake, MT and Condon, MT). This location serves daily trail rides and pack trips to guests as well as hosts a wilderness guide school. The corral manager will help coordinate schedules of guides and cooks and ensure they align with the needs of guest trips and anyone hosted in camp. They will greet and check in arriving guests. They will also answer the phone and use the computer-based reservation system to book trips. Prior horse/mule experience required as the corral manager will schedule stock use, feed the stock (using heavy equipment), and administer equine first aid. Prior experience with farm/ranch equipment, trucks, and stock trailers is preferred. The corral manager must also be organized, attentive to detail, and have excellent communication skills. Employees at this location are housing in wall tents. Local applicants with reliable transportation preferred, due to limited employee housing. Wage depends on experience. For more information or to apply for the position email Patrick Tabor at

Pack Trip Guides

We are looking for individuals that have worked in the guiding industry before, preferably in a backcountry setting. Pack trip guides will work out of the Swan Valley and Bob Marshall Wilderness. We are looking for individuals with extensive horsemanship experience, packing experience, customer service skills who have a strong work ethic and a passion for the outdoors which they enjoy sharing with their guests. When not on backcountry pack trips, guides may lead day trip horseback trail rides and fishing trips. The individual must have WFA certification and on the job experience leading or assisting on roving or stationary pack trips on horseback. Preference for candidates who have fishing guiding skills. Start and end dates will vary depending on position but will start roughly June 15th-Sept 15th and possibly longer depending on performance and experience with guiding hunts. Salary will depend on position and experience but could range between $2000-$3500 per month with room and board included. For more information or to apply for the position email Patrick Tabor at

Four day llama trrek

Llama Trekking Guide

Swan Mountain Llama Trekking is looking for guides for the 2021 (June-September) summer season! Based out of Swan Lake, Montana, treks will take place in the beautiful Flathead National Forest and Bob Marshall Wilderness. We are looking for passionate, hardworking people with a love of the outdoors and a desire to share it with others. Great customer service and strong communication skills are a must. Treks range from single day to backcountry multi day, and employees are responsible for the preparation and execution of gear and food for clients and stock on trips. This is a physically strenuous job and applicants must be in good hiking shape as treks can take place in steep and rugged terrain. Applicants must possess a valid drivers license and trailer experience is preferred. Experience with the care and keeping of llamas is preferred, but general livestock experience is needed. Salary will range between $2000-$3500/month DOE, and room and board can be arranged if needed. For more information or to apply for the position email Patrick Tabor at