How to Apply

Philmont Camping Headquarters

Here is the procedure for applying for seasonal employment at Philmont Scout Ranch:

  1. Review the employment to be sure that you are eligible. 
  2. Download a Seasonal Staff Application (PDF)
  3. Review the list of jobs in the various departments, indicate three preferences, and complete the entire application.
  4. Be as specific as possible on dates of employment. Refer to cover page of application.
  5. Develop a brief resumé, outlining your experience and qualifications for each of the positions you have selected. Resume & Cover Letter Template
  6. Obtain at least one letter of recommendation from a member of your local council's professional staff, a teacher, a religious leader, or an employer. A reference form is included in the Seasonal Staff Application.
  7. Send your application, resumé, and letter(s) of reference to Philmont.
  8. The Philmont hiring process lasts from January-May. If you haven't heard from us by March you may call and request an update on the status of your application.

    While you have a better opportunity for obtaining employment in a key staff position if you apply by October 1 of the previous year, applications are accepted at any time of the year.


About Philmont Scout Ranch

Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America's premier High Adventure™ base, challenges Scouts and Venturers with more than 214 square miles of rugged northern New Mexico wilderness. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades, and training and service programs offer young people many ways to experience this legendary country.