WORK FOR BASECAMP TERLINGUA
Here at Basecamp Terlingua we believe in a living wage, and rewarding people for hard work. We are always on the look out for people wanting to make a full-time commitment, and we take care of those that choose to become a dedicated part of our team. We also find it very important that we hire folks that fit in with our culture: this doesn't mean a popularity contest, this means folks who are willing to step up and work their butts off to make us successful.
Working for Basecamp also means living in Terlingua and the Big Bend. A lot of people love to visit, but few have the temperament to actually live here. We are open and working year-round, which includes the summer time in the desert. It's hot, there are bugs, the storms wash out roads. The people who choose to stick around are a special sort of person, are you?
All of that being said, we are also much busier from fall through late spring than we are in the summer. Because of this we are open to seasonal workers, especially those with their own housing (RV's, campers, etc.). If you fall into this category still reach out, we may have a spot for you.
While we will list very specific positions below, we expect that all of our employees be open to covering any position for which they are qualified and/or able to do. Our admin team pulls weeds, our owner stacks rocks, our tour guides wash vehicles. No one here is too good for doing any specific job. We're a team and everyone helps out as needed.
Our reservations department is available 8am to 8pm, 7 days per week. Reservations cover Basecamp Terlingua, Agave Terlingua, and Nuevo Terlingua, as well as our Jeep and Hiking tours. You are the first point of contact for people interested in booking and guests currently staying with us. You coordinate with our tour guides, house keepers, and maintenance staff. You must be computer literate: we are willing to train folks inexperienced in hotel reservations, but we can't train you how to use a computer. If you aren't tech savvy we may have a position better suited to your skills.
While we do have a full time construction and maintenance crew, we are always looking for someone to do less skilled labor. This includes trash pick up, weed pulling, watering, fire-pit clean out, car washing, and various other tasks as assigned. This position reports to the director of physical properties but may also work in conjunction with our construction/maintenance crew.
Good house keepers are a cornerstone of our business, and we are ALWAYS looking for more. As with any of our positions, we always prefer folks that have or can find their own housing, but if you are great at your job and are willing to make a commitment to us reach out and we'll see how we can help you.
Cafe and Outdoor Center Positions:
We have broken ground on our cafe and outdoor center, which is a breakfast and lunch (and espresso) space that includes merchandise. We will have various positions opening in the Spring of 2020 ranging from counter service/food prep to Cafe Manager positions. These positions will most likely be cross trained in other aspects of our business: if you're interested please send us an email. Exact positions are still being dicussed and will overlap with existing employees as well.
WAFA+ Certified Jeep and Hiking Guides:
In fall of 2019 we will be bringing on board at least one more tour guide for our growing Jeep and hiking tour service. Guide must be knowledgeable about the Big Bend and have, at minimum, a WAFA certification as part of our commercial use licensing through NPS. Clean driver's record is required as well. These are 1099 employment positions unless otherwise arranged. Working for a local rafting company or for Terlingua Fire and EMS? We are open to part time guides, reach out and we'll see what we can do.